It’s not just countries and federal agencies getting tough on drones, unruly or otherwise. According to a report from TechCrunch, NASCAR, the sanctioning body of multiple stock-car racing series in the United States and abroad, has struck a deal with anti-drone technology company DroneShield to help shoot down rogue drones at specific venues.
According to the report, DroneShield will be present at NASCAR-sanctioned events held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. This includes events for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and other feeder stock-car series throughout the 2019 season. Below is a promotional video captured and shared by DroneShield showing off its new DroneGun product:
In an email announcing the news, DroneShield CEO said ‘We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this […] 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.’
|DroneShield Sentry (left), DroneShield Sentinel (right).|
Despite being the first time its trifecta of products are being used, this isn’t the first time DroneShield has been used at major sporting events. DroneShield technology was used at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, as well as at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia most recently.