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World’s First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed. These are the first images ever released of Maverick Aviation’s prototype, which promises to transform the way challenging maintenance, inspections and rescues are carried out worldwide. The jetpack is the brainchild of Hollywood animatronics expert Matt Denton

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Search & Rescue tool SarStuff integrate Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM cloud platform to make Life-Saving drone operations ‘Faster and Safer’

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced Search and Rescue (SAR) flight planning tool SarStuff is to integrate its GuardianUTM Cloud platform to provide flight operations managers with the information they need to help save lives. SarStuff is a purpose-built planning

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ACUASI training rural residents to fly unmanned craft to aid Coast Guard

Residents of a remote Alaska coastal community will fly unmanned aircraft systems to support the Coast Guard’s oil spill response, fuel tank inspection, and search and rescue efforts. The project, supported by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will also provide data to enhance local decision-making on environmental and community issues.

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Verizon Response Team drone piloting program takes off

In the deployment of Verizon Frontline technologies, the Verizon Response Team (VRT) is in the process of certifying 18 drone pilots nationwide, adding aerial search-and-rescue and awareness capabilities. Verizon Frontline is the advanced network and technology built for first responders, developed over three decades of partnership with the public safety

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Drone joins HM Coastguard air, land and sea rescue teams

HM Coastguard’s first operational drone flight will join manned helicopters, planes, boats and cliff rescue teams on lifesaving missions at sea and over land in North Wales for the first time, this summer. The drone, initially trialled a year ago during the first easing of pandemic restrictions, will fly from

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Incendiary Gaza balloon causes fire in Israel

Jerusalem (AFP) July 2, 2021 –

An incendiary balloon launched from Gaza Friday caused a brush fire in southern Israel, firefighters said, a day after similar attacks led to Israeli air strikes on the Palestinian enclave.

A firefighting team “put out a brush fire in the Eshkol region” near

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Parrot’s new Anafi USA

Made in the U.S., the new Anafi USA drone from Parrot is built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. Featuring an industry-first 32x zoom, 4K HDR video and thermal imaging capabilities, it is an ultra-portable, secure and durable aerial

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The Royal Navy tests drones in man overboard trials

Remotely-piloted systems which locate personnel in the water, drop life-saving equipment and hover over the location until rescuers arrive have been tested extensively by Royal Navy tech experts on Horsea Island and at sea. Members of the NavyX team are working out how heavy-lift Minerva drones could deliver potentially life-saving

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Spanish authorities deploy EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft to enhance general maritime surveillance off the coast of Galicia

Over the coming months, the Spanish ministry of transport’s maritime safety and rescue body SASEMAR will be using EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft services from its MRCC base at Finisterre in the northwest of Spain to enhance general maritime surveillance for a range of different operational tasks including maritime traffic control

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Thales completes successful first flight of new UAS with range capabilities of over 100 km

UAS 100 combines world-class flight safety performance with the compact design required for unmanned air systems and complies with future European regulations for drone flights over populated areas. The system will meet the requirements of a broad range of missions, including infrastructure inspection, coastal surveillance, border surveillance, event security, search-and-rescue

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NASA Takes on Wildfires with Flight Demonstration

Helping make the battle against wildfires faster, safer, and more targeted, a NASA project recently tested its tools in a realistic wildland firefighting exercise. The Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations project, or STEReO, aims to create a system that can be deployed during emergencies to coordinate multiple elements

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World’s first remote offshore rescue service among robotics projects backed by the government

World’s first remotely operated offshore search and rescue service is among 38 robotics and automation projects receiving £7 million of government investment. UK offshore wind workers could soon be kept safe using a remotely operated search and rescue service, thanks to a pioneering project backed by £7 million of government

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Aeronautics Orbiter 4 Designed for Maritime Patrol Missions

Aeronautics Group introduces its Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS, capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions. The Orbiter 4’s high-performance EO/IR and MPR payloads are ideal for maritime monitoring, gas and oil rigs protection, illegal activity tracking, and search & rescue. It has already been fully integrated into the

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Martin UAV Unveils V-BAT 128 with Increased Payload, Endurance

Martin UAV, an advanced aviation technology manufacturer in the United States, announced the public release of the latest unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the V-BAT 128, for defense and commercial use, including search and rescue, firefighting, logistic resupply, and energy and oil and gas operations. Martin UAV previously demonstrated its upgraded

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Martin UAV unveils V-BAT 128

Plano TX (SPX) Mar 31, 2021 –

Martin UAV, a leading advanced aviation technology manufacturer in the United States, today announced the public release of the latest unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the V-BAT 128, for defense and commercial use, including search and rescue, firefighting, logistic resupply, and energy and oil and

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Two-Way Aerial Audio Created for Drones

Dotterel Technologies in New Zealand has developed a two-way aerial audio meaning that rescuers will be able to have two-way conversations with the person or people they are seeking. Shaun Edlin, CEO of Dotterel, proved the point to a multi-agency search and rescue exercise in the Hunua Ranges, Auckland, New

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Kansas State Polytechnic hosts free webinar on UAS operations in public safety organizations

SALINA — Public safety agencies are one of the fastest-growing adopters of unmanned aircraft systems technology. Utilizing UAS provides opportunities and advantages to law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency management personnel, but knowing where to start in developing a UAS operation can be complicated. Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a

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SpaceWorks Awarded Contract to Develop New Capability for Airmen Rescue Package Delivery

SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. announces the recent award from the U.S. Air Force to develop its envisioned system for global autonomous delivery of an on-demand Personnel Recovery Kit (PRK). SpaceWorks’ Air-launched Drone Delivery Device (AD3), shown below, will leverage emerging commercial capabilities to provide a solution for PRK deceleration and delivery

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Aerial Firefighting Europe: New Location – New Opportunities

The challenging year of 2020 has identified that international cross border cooperation related to the prevention of and the response to wildfires is more important than ever. With landscape firefighting missions moving through Europe, there’s no surprise that the pan-European rescEU Commission has recently received a significant investment boost to

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Taiwan’s Ten Yung Crashes on Test Flight

A locally developed UAV on Thursday evening crashed at a forest park in eastern Taiwan. No injuries have been reported. The drone reportedly destroyed several trees and broke into pieces. Firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving calls from eyewitnesses.. About 90 minutes later, the Chungshan Institute of Science and

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Skydio’s 5 As: The Building Blocks for Public Safety Drone Operations

Small UAS have become an irreplaceable tool for situational awareness, officer safety, and search & rescue. However, conventional manual drones fall short in several areas – complexity, training, reliability, security, and regulations. For public safety agencies that are investing in drone technology Skydio developed the 5 As framework that outlines

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Fully autonomous aerial intelligence technologies are now deployed with European Public Safety teams.

Today, Fotokite announced the release of its fully autonomous aerial intelligence product line, the Fotokite Sigma, alongside its distribution partners in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Intellitronika, Desautel Group, Emergency One, Excelerate, Primetech, Growag and Brandschutztechnik Schlichtiger, has already begun supplying European Firefighters and Public Safety teams with

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Free Webinar – Skydio Autonomous Drones: Giving Officers a New Set of Eyes for Active Scenes

Drones have become valuable tools for giving police officers airborne eyes on active scenes, such as responding to emergencies, conducting search and rescue missions, and for collecting evidence from privileged vantage points. However, traditional manual drones require heavy training and impose a high cognitive load on officers that should be

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County of Dinwiddie awards Advexure Unmanned for Purchase of Search & Rescue Drone

DINWIDDIE, VA – Advexure Unmanned Systems has been awarded a multi-yearcontract through an initial purchase of a DJI Matrice 300 RTK, accessories, software,training, and support services for $28,458 in a joint project between the DinwiddieSheriff’s Office and Dinwiddie Public Safety. According to Deputy Sheriff Charles Lucy, the drone’s primary function

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