PALADIN KNIGHTHAWK

With one click, Paladin’s autonomous drone deploys to a 911 call from its remote home base and arrives onsite before first responders. Prior to arrival, first responders have access to a live and controllable video feed where they can gather valuable intel , plan ahead, and execute immediately on arrival.

In a world in where having information is critical to success, it’s dangerous that first responders have so little. Paladin’s LTE drone with autonomous software controls and data management makes DFR both effective and straightforward to implement.

LTE vs Radio-based Coverage

With an LTE connection, Knighthawk is able to safely travel a 3 mile radius from its home base as seen by the orange circle which is the limit set forth by the FAA for BVLOS operations.

Available radio-based drones have real world condition ranges demonstrated by the 1.5 mile radius grey circles. 

LTE is also a major factor in how our partner departments are able to acquire BVLOS waivers without need for a visual observer (VO) on a roof. We use other VO mitigations to accomplish this.

PALADIN KNIGHTHAWK

Specifically designed for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) missions, Knighthawk is LTE-enabled, allowing it to reach the 3-mile radius limit required by the FAA with ease.

With a 55-minute battery life with payload, operators have ample time to gather valuable intel. Manufactured in Houston, TX USA, Knighthawk has flown over 1800 Drone as First Responder (DFR) BVLOS missions.

knighthawk drone on ground

LTE vs Radio-based Coverage

Leveraging an LTE connection, Knighthawk can safely travel within a 3-mile radius from its home base as seen by the orange circles, which is the limit set forth by the FAA for BVLOS operations.

Radio-based drones have real-world limitations in range as demonstrated by the 1.5-mile radius grey circles. LTE is also a major factor in how our partners have been able to acquire BVLOS waivers.

4G LTE

4G LTE

Using LTE allows the drone to travel miles away from its home base, however, for safety reasons, the FAA has limited BVLOS to a 3 mile radius from the launch location.

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

We have gotten the first ever BVLOS waiver in Class B airspace authorized by the FAA. The waivers we have obtained for departments do not require a VO to be present at the launch location.

55 Minute Battery Life

55 Minute Battery Life

Our long battery life allows for missions to be completed with ample time for a safe return home or even multiple missions in one flight

Payload Options

Payload Options

10x optical zoom and 640x512 thermal capabilities on one payload

4G LTE

4G LTE

Using LTE allows the drone to travel miles away from its home base, however, for safety reasons, the FAA has limited BVLOS to a 3 mile radius from the launch location.

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

We have gotten the first ever BVLOS waiver in Class B airspace authorized by the FAA. The waivers we have obtained for departments do not require a VO to be present at the launch location.

55 Minute Battery Life

55 Minute Battery Life

Our long battery life allows for missions to be completed with ample time for a safe return home or even multiple missions in one flight

Payload Options

Payload Options

10x optical zoom and 640x512 thermal capabilities on one payload

LTE vs Radio-based Coverage

With an LTE connection, Knighthawk is able to safely travel a 3-mile radius from its home base as seen by the orange circles, which is the limit set forth by the FAA for BVLOS operations.

Traditional radio-based drones have real-world condition ranges demonstrated by the 1.5 mile radius grey circles. By leveraging the power of LTE, you can eliminate the need for larger fleets and RPIC’s on rooftops and cut down on unnecessary costs to cover the same area. LTE allows for a 10:3 coverage when compared to radio-controlled drones in Odessa, TX.

LTE is also the reason we are able to acquire BVLOS waivers without the need for an RPIC on the rooftop.

Coverage maps are based on Odessa, TX’s coverage area of 56 square miles. 

LTE VS RADIO-BASED COVERAGE

Coverage maps are based on Odessa, TX’s coverage area of 56 square miles. 

With an LTE connection, Knighthawk is able to safely travel within a 3-mile radius from its home base as seen by the orange circles, which is the limit set forth by the FAA for BVLOS operations.

Traditional radio-based drones have real-world condition ranges demonstrated by the 1.5-mile radius grey circles. By leveraging the power of LTE, you can eliminate the need for larger fleets and RPICs on rooftops and cut down on unnecessary costs to cover the same area. LTE allows for 10:3 coverage when compared to radio-controlled drones in Odessa, TX.

LTE is also the reason we are able to acquire BVLOS waivers without the need for an RPIC on the rooftop.

Cost Effective UAS and Drone as a First Responder Programs

Comparison is based on Odessa, TX’s coverage area of 56 sq. mil. Cost analysis based on hardware, software, and support staff. With LTE, RPIC’s on the roof aren’t necessary. This is a massive benefit especially for understaffed departments who simply can’t staff that many officers to support the program. LTE makes DFR a true force multiplier

Because of the extended coverage and the ability to fly BVLOS, LTE-based drone programs require fewer drones in the air, fewer software licenses, and no RPICs on rooftops to operate.  Based on a 56-square-mile coverage area in Odessa, TX, only 3 Knighthawks are necessary to cover the same area as a traditional RF-based program, which would require 10 drones.

Reach out to us today and find out how LTE UAVs and a DFR program can help your first responders make informed decisions and operate more efficiently

Comparison is based on Odessa, TX’s coverage area of 56 sq. mil. Cost analysis based on hardware, software, and support staff. With LTE, RPIC’s on the roof aren’t necessary. This is a massive benefit especially for understaffed departments who simply can’t staff that many officers to support the program. LTE makes DFR a true force multiplier

Cost Effective UAS and Drone as a First Responder Programs

Because of the extended coverage and the ability to fly BVLOS, LTE-based drone programs require fewer drones in the air, fewer software licenses, and no RPICs on rooftops to operate.  Based on a 56-square-mile coverage area in Odessa, TX, only 3 Knighthawks are necessary to cover the same area as a traditional RF-based program, which would require 10 drones.

Reach out to us today and find out how LTE UAVs and a DFR program can help your first responders make informed decisions and operate more efficiently

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Our demos are conducted via Zoom while you control a real-time live stream of an active drone in the field. Ready to Learn More?