Department 13 Blackbird

Department 13 Blackbird

On duty 24/7, the fully-autonomous Blackbird drone, from leading technology partner Nightingale Security, is one of the highest calibre and smartest security and inspection drones available around the world and has been customised to seamlessly integrate with Department 13’s operating systems.

Flying scheduled patrols day and night, in rain, snow and dust storms, the Blackbird surveillance drone automatically responds to alerts, can be airborne in 30 seconds, transmits live video feeds, lands, recharges, communicates and reports maintenance needs – all by itself.

Homed in its own protective recharge base station enables a single Blackbird, or multiple Blackbirds, to be strategically located around critical infrastructure as a perimeter security drone and surveillance system. It’s one of the best commercial security and surveillance drones on the market today.


Having flown tens of thousands of missions, protecting manufacturing facilities, corporate headquarters, rail yards, medical research centres, commercial farms, space and defence manufacturing facilities – the Blackbird has real field experience.

Extreme endurance is the standard inclusion; rain, snow, dust storms, hurricanes, and polar vortices, from the plains of Colorado, to the Deserts of Saudi Arabi – the Blackbird can weather it all.

Smart, innovative and capable, each entity has unique mission requirements that the Blackbird can adapt to and deliver. Collaboration and integration create endless opportunities for AI in conjunction with the human management teams to deliver next level opportunities.