Tagged: Rescue

Edgybees Helps Australia’s Firefighters

As fires rage across Australia, devastating regions and endangering wildlife, drones and related technologies have stepped up to help first response teams to combat and mitigate loss from the deadly flames. One such company is Edgybees, AR software platform that overlays key geo-spatial information onto live drone feeds to

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The Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion acquires a fleet of Novadem NX70 micro-UAVs

In 2020, Novadem NX70 micro-UAVs will be used to support operations of the prestigious Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion (BMPM). These UAVs will bring an aerial intelligence capacity, immediately available, and an operational added-value in a broad range of missions. Aix-en-Provence, January 15th, 2020. The Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion will count

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FLYMOTION Helps Law Enforcement Leverage UAS for Situational Awareness

Drones are becoming an increasingly essential tool for incident commanders, providing critical visual information and improving situational awareness. For law enforcement, drones are helping police pinpoint the locations of active aggressors in order to protect officers and the public. For firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS), they help to safely

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Flying Christmas Tree

In Riga, Latvia, a drone carry a Christmas Tree has been flown by the local mobile operator, LMT, through the city, to much of the delight to onlookers. LMT, Latvian Mobile Telephone, has multiple drone-based projects, including an AI-powered rescue drone for emergency missions, as well as a joint

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Pierce Manufacturing and Fotokite announce an exclusive partnership to provide situational awareness systems to firefighters

Zurich, CH (December 17, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) and Fotokite announced today an exclusive partnership to provide vehicle-integrated aerial situational awareness products to firefighting and public safety teams. The exclusive partnership follows a joint product launch of the Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite at

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GA-ASI Assists California Air National Guard with Fire Season

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is supporting the California Air National Guard (CA ANG) as they provide real-time reconnaissance for California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) firefighting operations in Southern California. CA ANG’s 163rd Attack Wing routinely performs aerial reconnaissance for firefighting missions using their Predator®

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Wayne Baker Joins DJI To Expand Drone Use In Public Safety

Retired Fire Chief Will Help Police, Fire And Rescue Agencies Develop Drone Programs November 5, 2019 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes retired fire chief Wayne Baker as its new Director of Public Safety Integration, enhancing the company’s support for the police,

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Norwegian UAS Consortium Performs 200km Flight Through Several Civilian Airspaces

A recent experimental flight proves that unmanned aircraft can be used not only for short round trips, but also for long distance operations from airfield to airfield. This opens up brand new possibilities for long-range drone applications such as surveillance, monitoring, search and rescue operations and applications within transportation. In

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Norwegian UAS consortium demonstrates pioneering 200km coastal long-distance flight

A recent experimental flight proves that unmanned aircraft can be used not only for short round trips but also for long-distance operations from airfield to airfield. This opens up brand new possibilities for long-range drone applications such as surveillance, monitoring, search and rescue operations and applications within transportation. In the

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Merlin to the rescue

One of our helicopter crews put their training to the test today in the rescue of a crashed aircraft – well a crashed model aeroplane – which had become lodged on top of a Cornish mine chimney. A few days before, the owner of the radio-controlled aeroplane watched in disbelief

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Colorado Drone Facility Paves Way for Public Safety Innovations

The Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) Technodrome, a new drone-testing facility in Garfield County, Colorado, will help public safety professionals become certified drone users. But just as significant, the 7,000-square-foot space may give responders the opportunity to share situation-specific stories about their utilization of drones

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34 North Drones Shines at Sold Out SAREX 2019

A sold out crowd of over 450 attendees representing all 58 California Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue teams as well as California National Guard and CAL OES (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services) were treated to three days of intense training, seminars and demonstrations in all facets of search and

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Camcopter S-100 Successful SAR Flight Trials in Norway

Schiebel successfully demonstrated the shipboard integration of its CAMCOPTER S-100 as well as its impressive search and rescue (SAR) capabilities to the Norwegian Coast Guard on board of the KV Svalbard from 16 to 27 September 2019. The outstanding flight trials included a successful search and rescue mission, where the

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In Flight Drone Battery Swap Lets Drones Fly Forever

Nothing is worse than your drone running out of battery; having to stop flying and replace it can really kill the fun. In other industries, like search and rescue, the consequences of downtime can be even more drastic. Luckily, researchers at UC Berkeley have been working on a solution to

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DroneDeploy Conference 2019 Brings Together Industry Visionaries

DroneDeploy, the leading enterprise-grade drone software solution, today announced the agenda for its DroneDeploy Conference 2019, which brings together experts from agriculture, cybersecurity, mining, oil & gas, search and rescue, transportation, UAV, and more to discuss the future of drones and drone solutions. The fourth annual two-day conference takes place

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uAvionix Offers Free pingRX ADS-B Receivers for Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, today announced is offering free pingRX Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ADS-B receivers to first responders and UAS service organizations participating in rescue and recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Dorian. pingRX is a dual-frequency ADS-B

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Version 3 of Medical Rescue Rules released

The UAV Challenge Technical Committee have today released Version 3 of the Medical Rescue rules. The changes to the rules relate to requirements around vehicles landing and taking-off again at Outback Joe’s farm. Remember that Deliverable 1 is due in one weeks time! Get those entries in. Check out the

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DRS-M600 Parachute Safety Solution

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH’s new DRS-M600 Parachute Safety system was developed for use with DJI M600 and DJI M600pro drones, and because it meets all federal standards the Federal Aviation Administration can issue permits for drones equipped with the DRS-M600 system so they can be use over crowds.

Drone Rescue’s DRS-M600

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Drone Rescue Systems Supports Satellite Recovery Research

The parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for re-use.

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Drone Rescue Systems GmbH cooperates with the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR)

The parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon https://www.falcon-iac.eu/). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for

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QinetiQ Supports NextGen Search and Rescue Missions

QinetiQ collaborates with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to investigate how drone technology can strengthen their Search and Rescue missions. Small unmanned air systems are delivering disruptive change across the industry. Ten years ago what was predominantly a niche hobby, or military technology, has now found wide commercial

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