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World Premiere of Drone Rescue Parachutes at Intergeo

The Austrian provider of parachute rescue systems for unmanned aircraft will present the systems DRS-5 and DRS-10 to the professional public for the first time at the Intergeo in Frankfurt am Main. After completion of the last flight tests for the DRS-5 in late Summer 2018, the first systems will

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Drone Finds WW II P-38 in Glacial Ice

On July 15, 1942, six P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft and two B-17 Flying Fortress bombers encountered a blizzard while supporting the Allied war effort in the British Isles.

The aircraft were forced to conduct an emergency landing on the glaciers of Greenland, and though all the crew members were rescued nine

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Drone Technology Used To Monitor Shark Movements

The Ripper Group International – an Australian company which is pioneering the use of drones in the search and rescue movement – has teamed up with the University of Technology Sydney to produce SharkSpotter, system that combines AI and drone technology to spot sharks and aid swimmers. Shark attacks are

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Airborne Response Teams with Edgybees and UgCS to Provide UAS Software to Public Safety Agencies Responding to Hurricane Florence

Edgybees First Response and UgCS flight software will assist responders with drones to conduct aerial search and rescue operations in devastated areas of the impact zone MIAMI – As potentially devasting major Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, UAS-based disaster response experts Airborne Response has partnered with Edgybees, the

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BEHA M1-AT firefighting drone

The ability to fly a fleet of autonomous drone BEHA M1-AT’s to a fire location, providing continuous low-level delivery with greater payload capability than helicopters for less operational cost and zero pilot risk, is an attractive proposition. Powered by a 2000 horsepower turboprop engine (yet to be finalised), the BEHA

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When safety matters – Drone Rescue presents innovative, intelligent parachute rescue system

The field of commercial drone applications is constantly expanding. New camera- and sensor systems enable applications, that was hardly viable years ago. Due to these new technologies, the acquisition costs for commercial drone service providers also increase. More serious therefore are crashes, during which the drone, as well as the

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Intelligent Parachute System from Drone Rescue

In order to minimise the damage to the system and also to possible bystanders on the ground, the Austrian company, Drone Rescue Systems, developed an intelligent parachute rescue system for the safe drone landing. When and why was Drone Rescue founded? Andreas Ploier (AP), CEO and co-founder of Drone Rescue

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Aireon ALERTSM Now Open for Pre-Registration

Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announced today, that Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Aircraft Operators, Regulators and Search and Rescue Organizations can now pre-register for their free, global Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service. The Aireon ALERT service will provide the last known position of an

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ScanEagle Proves Effective Against Wildfires

Insitu has been helping firefighters on wildfires in Oregon, providing information for fire suppression activities via its data collection, analysis and delivery capabilities. Comprised of aviation professionals, Insitu’s Mobile Response Team has been operating its ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to supplement manned aviation firefighting teams battling wildland fires. ScanEagle

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Lifeguard UAV Rescues Swimmer in Spain

Last week, a group of seven swimmers located about 70 m (230 ft) from the beach at Spain’s port of Sagunto found themselves caught in an undertow and being swept out to sea. After they signalled one of the lifeguards, an onsite Auxdron Lifeguard Drone was flown out to perform

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Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

Mamiraua Reserve, Brazil (AFP) Aug 16, 2018 –

A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon rainforest.

During flood season, the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve — located 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the Amazonas

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UgCS and Airborne Response Develop Improved Search Pattern

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

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UgCS unveils new search pattern planning feature for unmanned aircraft systems developed in partnership with Airborne Response

UgCS, the world’s premier 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.

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Drone Helps Rescue Hiker

Thanks to a drone carrying an infrared camera, Mountain Rescue Aspen was able to locate a lost Colorado hiker in pitch-black conditions. It was the first mission where MRA used a Matrice 210 drone fitted with an infrared camera and a second, powerful zoom camera. The drone was used at

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KT unveils Skyship 2

South Korea’s KT has launched a new emergency rescue platform, Skyship 2, for disaster and emergency response management, the company announced on 6 July. The …

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Solar-Powered Drones to Help Fight Wild Fires

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

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Insitu Gets Interior Contract Award for sUAS Services

Insitu has received a first-of-its kind contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to provide fire suppression services within the contiguous 48 states and Alaska using its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Per the contract, Insitu will support manned aerial operations Including fire suppression, search and rescue, emergency

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…And Another One Bites the Dust…

A British Army Watchkeeper has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to the

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FAA’s Safety Rules for Commercial Drones Are Overly Strict, Report Says

Introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, an overly

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FAA Should Change Its Safety Risk Assessment Approach for Drones to Effectively Integrate Them Into the Nation’s Airspace

WASHINGTON – Introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However,

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Firestorm UAV – Manufacturer and Supplier of Affordable IOT and Smartphone-Integrated Handheld Search and Rescue Sensor

Firestorm UAV Inc. (https://www.fsuav.com/) recently announced its position as the sole supplier of an innovative handheld search and rescue sensor intended for all types of field-rescue operations. The mobile TigerStrike Lite hardware pairs with Firestorm’s unique iRDF™ technology to position the company as the foremost expert and manufacturer of mobile

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Deployment of a tethered drone for security of France 2nd largest air show, for flow management and parking security

Elistair’s Orion drone has been recently deployed in conjunction with Delta Drone to provide surveillance of La Ferté Alais air show. This deployment was in support of the firefighting unit SDIS 91 and the Gendarmerie in order to assist in providing security for the 40,000 visitors. The ISS (Intelligent Security

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Cormorant Achieves IDF Mission Demo Milestone

 On May 7th, Tactical Robotics (a subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics Ltd), based in Yavne. Israel, successfully performed a first “mission representative” demonstration for its lead customer, the Israel Defence Forces. This milestone was announced for the first time today at the Israel Combat Rescue and Emergency Medicine conference

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Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors

Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to

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