Writing for Israel21c, Brian Blum tells us more about the new technology that can stop terrorists’ fire kites that have been starting fires across agricultural fields and nature reserves in southern Israel.
Entering the fray is a new autonomous drone system from Beersheva-based RoboTiCan, that uses optic sensors to identify the launch of airborne arson devices.
Once identified, the RoboTiCan system, called GOSHAWK (a goshawk is a bird of prey), launches a separate drone to neutralize the fire kite. The entire process is handled without human intervention.
Israel’s Hadashot news reported this week that the GOSHAWK system has been deployed in the field in recent weeks and has already “seen some success.”