Travis Air Force Base in California is becoming the first Air Force installation to deploy an automated drone-based monitoring and perimeter security system in the United States.

The new technology is being deployed in partnership between the 60th Air Mobility Wing, 60th Security Forces Squadron and Easy Aerial, a commercial provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions.

“Easy Aerial’s unmanned aerial systems are a game-changer,” said MSgt Joshua Hicks, Travis AFB 60th SFS small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) instructor. “This jointly developed technology will provide unparalleled security and safety for our airmen and critical assets. They will potentially save lives and will save time, effort, and resources as we continue to expand our training and operations across the base.”

Easy Flight’s Smart Air Force Monitoring System (SAFMS) is a “drone-in-a-box solution” developed between the USAF and Easy Flight over two years.

SAFMS is deployed when a security perimeter alarm is triggered, and automatically and autonomously deploys to the trigger location.

Watch a video of the drone in action here.

Screenshot from Travis AFB