DroneShield Ltd, a leader in the emerging industry of drone security solutions, is officially protecting NASCAR. The Fort Worth Police Department confirmed the announcement, stated that DroneShield’s products were utilized for the protection of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway this past Sunday.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Managing Director and CEO, said, “2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is a high security profile event, designated code orange by the relevant US federal government agencies. We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this. Every NASCAR event is complex, and the selection of DroneShield as the sole provider of counterdrone products for the aerial protection of NASCAR is a testament to the quality and capability of our product suite.
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the 70th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 47th modern-era Cup series season. Its a top-tier global racing event with substantial security requirements.
The Texas Motor Speedway is located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. It’s one of the key tracks for the NASCAR events.
Officer Eric Skinner of Fort Worth Police said, “We selected DroneShield’s products for drone security at the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following extensive considerations of the effectiveness, features and costs of the various alternatives. We are grateful to DroneShield for providing our numerous attendees and us as the organizers with peace of mind in the aerial domain.”
Monitoring of drone activity at high profile mass events has become an important component of event management, similar to perimeter access control or participant credentialing. DroneShield’s products DroneSentinel (drone detection), DroneSentry (integrated detect and defeat) and DroneGun (drone interception) were deployed in co-ordination with the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers to determine where drones may be operating and intercept them accordingly.
We also believe that this is significant for DroneShield in that this is the first known live operational use of all three of our key products – DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun – by U.S. law enforcement.”