Developed from the original Project Hero concept car, a unique lifesaving Land Rover Discovery has entered active service with the Austrian Red Cross disaster response team. The bespoke Discovery will provide eyes in the sky with a special drone and go-anywhere wheels on the ground, as an emergency mobile command centre with the Austrian Red […]
Quantum-Systems flew the Tron electric hybrid UAV above the Theresienwiese in Munich, scene of the Oktoberfest which attracts between 5 and 6 million visitors over a two-week period every year. It flew at a height of 170 m for 10 minutes to record data for evaluation. During the Oktoberfest, this data provides the rescue and security forces with a […]
UgCS, a provider of mission planning software for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), together with public safety and disaster response UAS experts Airborne Response, have developed a comprehensive search capability for drones that will allow remote pilots to more effectively conduct search and rescue operations using the UgCS platform. The new software enhancements will provide users […]
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A team from the California Air National Guard‘s 195th Airlift Wing is being used as a reconnaissance and surveillance unit, providing the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection agency with up-to-date intelligence used to battle current wildfires. “We’re able to provide real-time eyes on in any area where the fire’s at,” said Air Force Maj. Nicholas Edwards, intelligence analyst […]
Starting this summer, solar-powered drones from New Mexico will soar above raging wildland blazes to offer a critical eye in the sky to firefighters battling flames below. The drones, made by Albuquerque-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, are part of a fleet of unmanned aerial systems being deployed for the first time this year under a […]
Nevada and California agencies are working together to advance drone use in emergency evacuations. On May 19, a first-of-its-kind evacuation drill was performed on the Nevada-California border just north of Lake Tahoe, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and partners said. The institute works with the governor’s economic development office and acts as a clearinghouse […]
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As part of a broader strategy to aggressively combat wildfires, the U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded a Call When Needed contract to four U.S. companies for small-unmanned aircraft systems services. The contract, which is Interior’s first of its kind, will allow the agency to obtain fully contractor-operated and maintained small drones that are […]
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Telenor, Andøya Space Center and Robot Aviation are joining forces to develop and test Norwegian unmanned aerial systems in order to improve preparedness in Svalbard. Commercial shipping, tourism and cruise ship traffic to Svalbard and the surrounding marine areas have all grown dramatically in recent years, and this growth is set to continue. Norwegian technology […]
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