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COVID Response: Drone Service Providers to the Rescue

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – As industries across the globe come to grips with the “new normal” of a COVID-19 challenges, drone service providers (DSP) are launching new levels of innovation across a range of public and commercial sectors. Last year, Barclays projected drones will lower costs by $100 billion across

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Elbit Systems UK Demonstrates Hermes 900 Maritime Search & Rescue Flights for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Hermes 900 was able to fly in unsegregated and uncontrolled airspace in full alignment with the UK Civil Aviation Authority London, UK, September, 2020 – Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The demonstration

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Elbit Systems UK Demonstrates Hermes 900 Maritime S&R Flights

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The demonstration were run by the MCA and were designed to test the capabilities of using a UAS to enhance Search and Rescue (SaR) capabilities and

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Embention and FALCon

The FALCon project rises from the collaboration of the German Aerospace Center DLR (Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) together with Embention, and other entities such as: the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Drone Rescue Systems of Austria, soft2tec from Germany, the Von Karman Institute

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Embry-Riddle, Verizon Use Drones for Marine Mammal Rescue

In an effort to safely and humanely rescue marine mammals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has partnered with marine biologists and a Verizon drone-management platform to monitor animals in distress using unmanned aircraft systems. A video produced by Verizon features Gennifer Brookshire, a marine biologist and FAA-certified drone operator, who explains that

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EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Holdings Limited has announced the launch of the world’s first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution. Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, “EHang 216F” is specially designed for high-rise firefighting. With hundreds of thousands of high-rise buildings in China, the company believes the

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Airgility

Airgility is a company dedicated to making a big social impact by creating unparalleled aerial unmanned systems that can fly anywhere, including areas where there is limited or no GPS access and in confined areas. These capabilities allow Airgility to conduct the most important missions which include search & rescue,

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Greek Army Buys Turkish Drones

Turkish-made drones that are used primarily in search and rescue or mine detection operations are ready to enter Greek Armed Forces’ inventory with a signed preliminary agreement. This would be the first time that the Greek army would use drones produced by the Turkish private sector, namely the Istanbul-based Assuva

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Caltech Drones Swarm in Restricted Space

Engineers at Caltech have designed a new data-driven method to control the movement of multiple robots through cluttered, unmapped spaces, so they do not run into one another. Multi-robot motion coordination is a fundamental robotics problem with wide-ranging applications that range from urban search and rescue to the control of

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Parrot Launches ANAFI Built in USA

Parrot has announced ANAFI USA: a unique drone that combines enterprise-class data security with the easy-to-use features that have driven consumer drone adoption in recent years. ANAFI USA is a powerful drone built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. Featuring

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Drone Rescues Around the World

Drones have rescued hundreds of people from peril around the world. Now DJI has created a map that includes their stories to show the incredible impact of drone technology in helping vulnerable people. Drones have found missing people, brought supplies to trapped survivors, peered through smoke and darkness to

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New DJI Drone Rescue Map Tracks Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide

Global Reference Includes More Than 400 People Rescued By Drones To Date DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an online reference to track events around the world when a drone helped rescue someone from peril. The Drone Rescue Map, available online at https://enterprise.dji.com/drone-rescue-map,

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HYBRiX to the rescue

It was a great Saturday, the sun was shining and Mikel was happily driving his car whileenjoying the breeze from the mountains. The perfect day to go for a picnic, he was thinking.But suddenly… BAAM! The tire explodes just in the middle of nowhere. Ok, let’s not lose it, keep

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Urban Aeronautics signs agreement with HyPoint

Urban Aeronautics, Ltd., a leader in VTOL aircraft, has signed an agreement with HyPoint, Inc. to advance the incorporation of hydrogen fuel cell power in its CityHawk eVTOL design, company executives announced. Urban Aeronautics, which is pioneering the next generation of eVTOL aircraft for commercial air taxi and air rescue

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Monitoring active volcanoes with the help of drones

Drones have become a critical tool for professionals working in a large variety of different sectors such as public safety, search and rescue, infrastructure inspection, surveying and mapping, wildlife conservation and many more Edgar Zorn is a PhD student in Potsdam, Germany, and specialises in measuring deformation on active volcanoes

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Kongsberg Geospatial to use AI and Drones to enhance Search and Rescue Operations in Canada

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial SDK, and Larus Technologies of Ottawa, Canada, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada (CASARA), announced today that they have been selected by Public Safety Canada to integrate geospatial software, artificial intelligence, and machine vision software to help

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How a missing child was found with help from drones

Racing to beat the clock, first responders in Minot, North Dakota, tap one of the world’s top drone providers in successful rescue effort. When a child goes missing, the first 48 hours are critical—but they are also the most stressful and chaotic. Family members often start the clock ticking by

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Kongsberg Geospatial to use AI and Drones to Enhance SAR Operations in Canada

Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial SDK, and Larus Technologies of Ottawa, Canada, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada (CASARA), announced that they have been selected by Public Safety Canada to integrate geospatial software, artificial intelligence, and machine vision software to help develop new methods

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Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

Haifa, Israel (SPX) May 08, 2020 –

Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Integrating detection and identification capabilities, onboard inflated life-rafts, and precision dispatch capability, enables the UAS to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SaR) missions. Such a

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The UK Drones Pathfinder Programme announces new Pathfinder led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

A ground-breaking new project announced today (12th May) will allow the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to regularly and routinely use drones, to carry out its time critical, reactive search and rescue, and international counter pollution obligations. The MCA Drone Demonstration and Development Pathfinder aims to explore and develop the

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Hermes 900 Gets Long-Range Maritime SAR Capability

Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Integrating detection and identification capabilities, onboard inflated life-rafts, and precision dispatch capability, enables the UAS to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SaR) missions. Such a configured Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol UAS

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Swift UAS Teams Break New Ground in Japan

High Value Targets Found in Minutes Versus Days During Wake-Cho Feasibility Study San Clemente, CA & Wake-Cho, Japan – Teams from Swift Tactical Systems, in partnership with its Japanese counterpart, Swift-Xi, both subsidiaries of Swift Engineering, completed personnel search and rescue and animal identification missions as part of a contract

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Swift UAS Teams Demo SAR in Japan

Teams from Swift Tactical Systems, in partnership with its Japanese counterpart, Swift-Xi, both subsidiaries of Swift Engineering, completed personnel search and rescue and animal identification missions as part of a contract with Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The proof of concept program validates Swift’s unmanned aerial systems and capabilities under unique

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High value targets found in minutes versus days during Wake-Cho Feasibility Study

San Clemente CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2020 –

Teams from Swift Tactical Systems, in partnership with its Japanese counterpart, Swift-Xi, both subsidiaries of Swift Engineering, completed personnel search and rescue and animal identification missions as part of a contract with Okayama Prefecture in Japan.

The proof of concept program validates Swift’s unmanned

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