Tagged: Rescue

Drone Footage Spots Shark Near Popular Beach

We’ve written before about the many surveillance companies that are hoping to use drones to track shark movements and spot sharks from the air before a rescue mission is necessary. But last week, a massive grey nurse shark was found not by a spotting company, but by a freelance photography

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Need Your Windows Washed?

A huge drone that can wash buildings and put out fires is being developed in Latvia. The Aerones drone weighs 121 pounds and is tethered to the ground with a hose.

The company says it can clean buildings 20 times faster than humans and fly higher than firefighter ladders can reach.

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NYPD Unveils New Unmanned Aircraft System Program

On Tuesday the New York Police Department announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. Whether it’s a search and rescue mission,

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ALTI UAS Launches Search & Rescue Enhanced VTOL

ALTI UAS has launched a Search and Rescue version of the ALTI Transition VTOL UAV. This comes after some of the worst fires in South African history recently swept through the area. The ALTI Transition SAR ‘Orange’ is a specific version of the ALTI Transition designed for search and rescue

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NET GUARD Drone for High-Rise Rescues

NET GUARD is a high altitude self-driven UAV drone concept designed by a group of 6 students in Guangzhou, China. the creation is meant to rescue people from high-rise fire emergencies — when receives a distress signal, it uses GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire. Travelling at high

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Heliguy hosts emergency services roadshow

A derailed train lies on its side. Casualties are trapped among the wreckage, desperate for help. It’s a critical situation, with every minute crucial to survival. As part of the rescue operation, the emergency services fly a drone to the crash site, allowing officers to analyse the carnage from a

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MIT Researchers Create Drone Fleet To Rescue Lost Hikers

“Essentially,” says Yulun Tian, a graduate student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, “we’re replacing humans with a fleet of drones to make the ‘search’ part of the search-and-rescue process more efficient.” Tian is describing the results of a research paper which he and other students at the Massachusetts

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Newly-formed search and rescue charity reveals why drones will be used more in Scottish mountain rescues

Drones are taking life-saving in Scotland to pioneering new heights. For the newly-formed Search and Rescue Aerial Association Scotland (SARAA-Scotland) is to use the remote-controlled craft to save people who are lost, missing or injured. It is thought to be one of the most significant developments in mountain rescue since

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Scottish Team Uses Drones for Mountain Rescues

Drones are taking life-saving in Scotland to pioneering new heights. For the newly-formed Search and Rescue Aerial Association Scotland (SARAA-Scotland) is to use the remote-controlled craft to save people who are lost, missing or injured.

It is thought to be one of the most significant developments in mountain rescue since search

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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

Engineered for business operations, the portable Mavic 2 Enterprise features an ultra-compact and foldable design with an array of advanced controls and accessories that extend users’ capabilities during critical operations like firefighting, emergency response, law enforcement, and infrastructure inspections.

“With the Mavic 2 Enterprise, DJI has created a drone that makes

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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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