DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, is partnering with Axon to provide drones to law enforcement and public safety officials. The partnership will allow DJI to sell video-capable drones directly to U.S. law enforcement through the Axon Air program. Currently, the program offers the following DJI drones: Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 1, and Matrice 210.
Studies reveal that the number of U.S. law enforcement agencies using drones is rising. Law enforcement officials are adopting more sophisticated drones with sensors and specialist cameras. Axon, known for their smart Taser weapons, body cameras, and evidence management software, realizes the unique needs of public safety officials and this new venture with DJI will allow both companies to serve the public safety community better.
"As the requirements and demands of unmanned aircraft programs grow, Axon is partnering with agencies to build out solutions that meet the complexities and requirements of public safety," says Axon's EVP of Worldwide Products, Todd Basche. "Together, we will focus on creating situational awareness, advanced evidence collection and program management tools that will allow agencies to manage their drone program alongside their body camera and in-car video systems."
"DJI's partnership with Axon allows law enforcement agencies to add drone capabilities and data services through the same trusted provider they rely on for the tools, data and support they need to do their jobs safely and effectively," said Michael Perry, Managing Director of North America at DJI. "Law enforcement agencies are rapidly adopting drones for their work, and often need guidance on how to establish a drone program and integrate it into their departments. DJI's Axon Air partnership will strengthen and enhance law enforcement's ability to protect public safety, respond to emergencies and save lives."
Sources: Axon Investors Relation