Tagged: Rescue

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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Hatzolah Air Rescue Pre-Orders 4 EMS CityHawks from Urban Aeronautics

Urban Aeronautics Ltd. has announced that it has reached an agreement to provide four CityHawk VTOL aircraft to Hatzolah Air for emergency medical service (EMS) applications, company executives announced. In addition, Hatzolah Air will become Urban Aeronautics’ official sales representative and distribution channel to other EMS and Rescue organizations worldwide.

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ADAC Air Rescue Reserves Two VoloCity eVTOLS

Volocopter and ADAC Luftrettung announced that ADAC Luftrettung has reserved two VoloCity electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. After publishing the results of the world’s first feasibility study about piloted multicopter use in rescue services, ADAC Luftrettung has invested in a reservation for two VoloCitys to prepare for operational

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Investment Secured to Save More Lives with Drones

SkyBound Rescuer to lead on emergency response drone trials within a key ‘Future Flight’ project that will revolutionise the way people, goods, and services use drone technology. The pioneering project team, dubbed ‘Project XCelerate’, is led by BT and backed by the Government’s Future Flight Challenge Fund. Drones are changing

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Flame-throwing Drone Burns Wasp Nests in China

Blue Sky Rescue, a volunteer group that conducts search and rescue and other emergency work, has teamed up with villagers in Zhong county near the city of Chongqing in central China. A drone was fitted with flamethrower in a campaign to eradicate more than 100 wasp nests. Blue Sky raised

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DJI Roundtable Showcases Drones Fighting Wildfires

DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will host a virtual roundtable Monday, Dec. 14 featuring three firefighting experts to discuss how drones have helped combat wildfires, and what challenges have held back their wider adoption. This year stands as the worst year for wildfires on

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Reno Partnership Aims to Equip Fire Department with Drones to Conduct Life-Saving River Search and Rescue Operations

Iris Automation conducts live demonstration flights of air safety solution for Reno Fire Department under FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), earlier this week Iris Automation conducted a live drone flight demonstration for the City

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Parrot Announces Partnership with industry leader FoxFury Lighting Solutions

Parrot ANAFI USA is a very versatile and powerful UAV solution built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. In some specific cases, those operations require specialized equipment to ensure the highest level of safety and operability. Today, Parrot is announcing

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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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