COPTRZ has been announced as the exclusive supplier of UAV solutions to Defence Forces Ireland. The force has invested in their drone fleet with the purchase of four specialist UAVs capable of carrying both thermal and visual cameras simultaneously.
The new drones will be operated by the Corps of Engineers and will aid in peacekeeping operations, search and rescue, disaster relief and general monitoring from the air.
COPTRZ, the UK commercial drone experts, was chosen to supply the units as part of a competitive tender process. Following an initial scoping session, the COPTRZ team were able to recommend four specialist UAVs that offer versatility through a range of payload options.
The contract also includes the requirement for payload and UAV training which was carried out in the recent snow storm to show how the drones can remain operational in adverse conditions.
The recent tender win further strengthens COPTRZ position as a leading UAV provider to law enforcement teams, following their collaboration with Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset police late last year.
Steve Coulson, Managing Director and Founder of COPTRZ, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Defence Forces Ireland as their exclusive UAV partner. It was an incredibly demanding tender process, but one that we successfully fulfilled due to our unique supplier partnerships and in-house technical team. The drones supplied offer the Corps of Engineers a new dimension from the air and I’m sure they will be a huge asset to Defence Forces Ireland going forward. We are looking forward to continuing working with the forces to enable their wider drone strategy.”
COPTRZ was formed in 2016 and provides specialist services to the commercial UAV market to help businesses and governmental bodies to access the benefits of drone technology.