Falcon drone is a lightweight and high-performance quadcopter developed by Easy Aerial, a US-based provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions.

The unmanned system is designed to support civil engineering in operations such as fire response and maintenance for tail inspections.

It was flown as part of the launch of the Smart Air Force Monitoring System (SAFMS) by Travis Air Force Base’s (AFB) 60th Security Forces Squadron and Easy Aerial in California in December 2020.

A free-flight drone-in-a-box solution, SAFMS is the first automated drone-based monitoring and perimeter security system developed for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Developed along with a tethered version (SAFMS-T) by Easy Aerial and the USAF under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II programme, the small unarmed aircraft supports the USAF’s efforts to boost warfighting capabilities, improve strategic deterrence and strengthen full-spectrum readiness. SAFMS meets the USAF’s operational requirements for AFB perimeter security and situational awareness.

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