Tagged: Rescue

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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SkyeBrowse and W.S. Darley announce partnership to better serve first responders

W.S. Darley will provide SkyeBrowse 3D modeling software in addition to its UAV offerings to first responders starting April 2020 New Jersey, USA (April 2020) SkyeBrowse, the world’s fastest 3D modeling software for drones, and W.S. Darley, a leading manufacturer and supplier of first responder and firefighting equipment, today announced

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UK – COVID-19: Use of callsign suffix ‘ALPHA’

With immediate effect, search and rescue flights using the ‘RESCUE’ callsign may be flown as flight priority category ‘A’. The callsigns of such flights will include the suffix ‘ALPHA’. All other flights undertaken by HM Coastguard Helicopters will continue to use the RESCUE callsign. Manual of Air Traffic

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Fire Drill for High-Rise Firefighting Drones in China

Guofei General Aviation Equipment Manufacturing held a fire drill in Dazu, Chongqing. Combining the characteristics of high-rise firefighting in Chongqing, they used six high-rise fire-fighting drones to quickly put out the fire, so that guests at the scene could witness the miracle of a high-rise fire fighting UAV. “We started

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DJI and Rosenbauer Global Partnership Advances the Digitalization of Emergency Service Response

Emergency scenarios will be able to be dealt with quicker, more safely and more efficiently thanks to a new strategic partnership between DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Rosenbauer International AG, the world-leading manufacturer of fire service vehicles and firefighting equipment. From today, the

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QilingUAV C260 Forest Fire Fighter

QilingUAV C260 Forest fire extinguishing, hazardous chemical fire extinguishing, emergency rescue Aimed at the problems that traditional forest rescue fire extinguishing tools cannot effectively extinguish fires and people entering too dangerously, forest fire extinguishing has become a world problem. One team developed a forest fire extinguishing drone and fire extinguishing

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New research improves drone detection

Espoo, Finland (SPX) Mar 19, 2020 –

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are widely used in mapping, aerial photography, rescue operations, shipping, law enforcement, agriculture, among other things. Despite great potential for improving public safety, use of drones can also lead to very undesirable situations, such as privacy

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How CRASAR uses Parrot drones in disaster response missions

The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) was established in September 2001, and for two decades, the organization has helped emergency management agencies around the world respond to disasters with aerial, terrestrial, and marine robots. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, CRASAR first deployed unmanned aerial

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Bristow and Schiebel carry out UK’s first unmanned search and rescue aircraft trial

International aviation leader Bristow is carrying out the UK’s first trial of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for lifesaving operations in maritime and land environments, in partnership with Schiebel Group. Bristow is the provider of the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Service. Bristow is operating the Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 system

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Bristow and Schiebel Perform UK’s First Unmanned SAR Trial

International aviation services provider Bristow is carrying out the UK’s first trial of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for lifesaving operations in maritime and land environments, in partnership with the Schiebel Group. Bristow is the provider of the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Service. Bristow is operating the Schiebel CAMCOPTER

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Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 Prepares for the Opening Next Week

Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 (AFF North America 2020) Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the aerial firefighting domain. Hosted at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California between 4 and 5 March, the event features an array of presentations on a diverse range

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Integrator Extended Range Introduced at UMEX 2020

At UMEX 2020, Insitu-Boeing introduced Integrator Extended Range (Integrator ER), an enhanced version of the Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Integrator ER is designed to perform a range of missions including maritime patrol, search-and-rescue (SAR), signal intelligence (SIGNIT), intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and target designation missions. The

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SoftServe Showcases Drone Innovation for Autonomous Firefighting at MBZIRC 2020 Robotics Challenge

SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, will participate in the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), a biennial international robotics competition, in collaboration with Czech Technical University to bring expertise and innovation in advancing drone algorithms to address new challenges. The competition is organized by Khalifa University

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