TAG Debuts New Aerial UAV Close Surveillance Capabilities at the 77th Oscars

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In support of joint security operations provided by Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) was on site at the 77th Oscars in Hollywood Sunday with a UAV helicopter to provide an aerial downlink and the ability to facilitate immediate incident response to any security breach.

In support of joint security operations provided by Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) was on site at the 77th Oscars in Hollywood Sunday with a UAV helicopter to provide an aerial downlink and the ability to facilitate immediate incident response to any security breach.

The new unmanned aerial surveillance capability allows local command and control authorities to immediately create a stationery camera position over any location within seconds as well as provide a constant roving patrol over all exterior aspects of the event.

The onboard video link can be directed from the ground by the local command center to identify specific points or persons of interest and then be merged into the wide area video distribution network to provide supervisory oversight to local, state and regional commanders as well as a real time feed directly to Washington and national Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

TAG’s low altitude loitering capability marks a new era in security and event monitoring for civil applications and a represents a significant advance in facilitating a directed aerial force multiplier for law enforcement and national security operations.

The new TAG “C” series helicopter which is directly derived from the advanced military VTOL UAVs from TAG, are specifically designed as a lower cost UAV helicopter solution for civil applications such as law enforcement, fire departments, electronic news gathering, traffic patrol and civil defense.

Onboard and ground control video downlinks for TAG were supplied by Avalon RF (http://www.avalonrf.com) and featured their new TA08 Tracking Antenna system offering a range of up to 25 miles. Also on location was a portable PDA handheld computer (V38R) for displaying the live video feed from the UAV and placing it in the hands of any officer or security personnel on the ground.

Tactical Aerospace Group (http://www.tacticalaerospacegroup.com) also took this opportunity to announce a new service that makes their UAV aircraft and full support team available for close aerial support for public events and incident response.

Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) manufacturers autonomous and remotely piloted unmanned aerial helicopters and develops or integrates flight control systems, instrumentation and various payload technologies for military, civil, media, surveillance, scientific and research applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Erin McNally, Public Relations Dir., 310-388-0234 or erin.mcnally@tacticalaerospacegroup.com

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1.    Further information and photographs can be viewed or downloaded from the company web site at http://www.tacticalaerospacegroup.com
2.    Media kit and video footage can be requested at info@tacticalaerospacegroup.com

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