French elite law enforcement team RAID adopts Elios, the collision- tolerant UAV designed for indoor flight.

Developed by Swiss startup Flyability, Elios is successfully used by one of the most prestigious special law enforcement units in the world, the RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), to perform indoor reconnaissance and intelligence in the most complex enclosed spaces.

The unique ability of Elios to tolerate collisions makes it ideal for deployment in critical urban scenarios such as hostage situations, isolated shooter, or even terrorist attacks inside buildings.

In these contexts, the police forces use Elios as a remotely operated camera providing high- definition and thermal images for performing reconnaissance and intelligence. To the benefit of the deployed troops, the drone allows significant time savings. Above all, it increases the security of the police officers by allowing them to identify hazards before entering an unknown zone. Elios offers efficient yet straightforward support in the most critical phases of an assault, such as climbing stairs or entering a new room. Continue reading