Philadelphia, PA, USA – On Thursday, December 7th 2022, the World Police Summit, hosted by the Dubai Police, selected Icarus Aerospace Inc. to be the Official Drone Sponsor for the 2023 World Police Summit, 7-9 March 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. The World Police Summit is the world’s leading conversation for police and security experts. The Summit hosts six distinct conferences covering strategic and technical disciplines. Each conference features keynote and breakout sessions covering nine vital themes in 21st century policing – from cybercrime to forensic science and beyond. The conference gives delegates from around the world the chance to learn from the frontline and meet the sector leaders shaping the next generation.
Major General Dr. Abdul Qudous Abdul Razzaq Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Pioneering Affairs at Dubai Police, confirmed that the World Police Summit has become the leading specialized global platform for those involved in policing, safety, security and law enforcement as it enables and strengthens communication channels between all security agencies from around the world and highlights the latest security issues and showcases relevant best practices.
When sought for comment, Joshua Brown, President & CEO of Icarus Aerospace Inc., stated, “It is a special time for the entire Icarus family. We are honored and humbled to do our part to support the international policing community. The field of drone technology is reshaping human history every day. To play some small part in that is a privilege we do not take lightly. We deeply thank His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the Dubai Police for providing this shining example of global excellence in public safety.” As the architect behind the solutions and standards produced by Icarus Aerospace, Mr. Brown, a Doctoral Candidate at American Military University, credits the passion, skill, and dedication of his team with the success Icarus Aerospace has achieved.
Since August of 2018, Icarus Aerospace Inc.’s UAS for Public Safety© training program has been approved as an accredited international best practice training course under the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). This was historic as no other organization had ever achieved the IADLEST Seal in the field of unmanned aviation before Icarus Aerospace stepped forward. In July of 2021, Icarus Aerospace again made history becoming the first non-military aerospace program to pass the prestigious ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), obtaining the ANSI/ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs standard ushering in a new way for UAS/Drone flight operations integration into some of the most complex airspace systems on the planet.
Founded in 2015, Icarus Aerospace Inc., is a Minority Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned, Small Business, subject matter expert in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“Drones”) integration, training, and program development. Recognized by NASA, the FAA, and the U.S. Congress, Icarus Aerospace has spearheaded the growth and development of advanced autonomous aerospace systems. Icarus Aerospace is one of the only nationally recognized UAS/Drone training teams in the U.S. led by experienced aviators, military veterans, scientist, and public safety operators and instructors.