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The event, which takes place on March 30 and 31, includes demonstrations and will cover rescue operations, border control and coastal surveillance

Police, military and emergency personnel meet in Benidorm at the III National Meeting of Drones

28 March 2023
Encuentro drones

In the coming days, Benidorm will once again be a reference for the use of drones for security operations and emergencies. Police, military, and emergency personnel meet in the city this Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, at the III National Meeting for UAS No EASA drone operators, in which they will address more technical issues related to legislation or traffic management to the new uses of drones for fire prevention, rescue, coastal surveillance, border control or the integration of these systems in sustainable mobility.

In addition to the presentations, the congress will have a practical section with handling, demonstrations, and an exhibition of drones. The flights will take place on Friday at the heliport located in the surroundings of the Terra Mítica and Terra Natura theme parks.

Complete information on the programming and contents of this III Meeting is available at https://dronespoliciales.com/informacion2020/. The inaugural act will be on Thursday the 30th at 09:30 am in the auditorium of the cultural center; act attended by the mayor, Toni Pérez; the Councilor for Public Security, Lorenzo Martínez; and the chief mayor of the Local Police, Luis Martín Arévalo.

The mayor of Public Security recalled that "Benidorm Local Police was the first local police force to establish itself as an authorized operator for the handling of this type of device in 2016 and since then it has been a national benchmark in this matter". In fact, the Local Police has a specialized section, the Air Unit, which carries out surveillance, rescue and cartography tasks, "providing a pioneering service that has become essential".

An Air Unit of the Local Police that has three state-of-the-art aircraft, which is made up of very experienced police pilots and who has collaborated with the implementation of these units in other police forces throughout the national territory, with advisory tasks and even with specific training.

Martínez highlighted that "in addition to being a benchmark in the use of drones for police tasks and operations, Benidorm has become a true urban laboratory for testing unmanned aircraft projects and technology." Thus, the city is part of the European Delorean project, which seeks to lay the foundations for a more ecological, safe and intelligent urban air mobility through the use of drones, using this type of aircraft to transport people and goods. A project involving the private sector and the academic world.