Tagged: Rescue

Scotland’s Mountain Rescue Teams Turn to Drones

Scotland’s mountain rescue teams have begun using sophisticated drones to search for injured and missing climbers lost in often dangerous and isolated terrain across the Highlands. The drones, weighing just under a kilo, can be fitted with torches, heat-detecting cameras, loudspeakers and even radio handsets, enabling rescuers to search inaccessible

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Amphibious Drones can Help Fight Wildfires

In the plains of central Spain, just about 90 minutes south of Madrid, a firefighting robot is taking flight. With two engines, a smooth underbelly, and a construction straight out of World War II’s Atlantic theater, the Singular Aircraft Flyox is a drone designed as an aerial workhorse on land

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SwRI successfully demonstrated drone autonomy technology at 2021 EnRicH hackathon

During the EnRicH 2021 European Robotics Hackathon, Southwest Research Institute’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) explored and mapped the interior of a nuclear power plant, detecting radiation sources — autonomously without the aid of a human pilot. SwRI’s UAS, or drone, technology can potentially assist in life-saving search-and-rescue missions and hazardous

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Vira M-450f ARK

Vira M-450f – an automatic drone for rescue services The system consists of: vehicle for transportation of rescuers and special equipment. An unmanned vehicle (OPTIONALLY controlled from a remote console) vertical takeoff and landing, both on land and on water, with a maximum take-off weight of up to 450 kg

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Schiebel Conducts Successful SAR Trials in the Arctic

Schiebel, together with Andøya Space Defence, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the CAMCOPTER S-100 on board the coast guard vessel KV Nordkapp in Norwegian waters. The purpose of the trials was to demonstrate the embarked Search and Rescue (SAR) and maritime surveillance capabilities of the CAMCOPTER S-100 in the environmental

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Grand Farm applauds Legislature and Governor’s work to invest in North Dakota entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology

Fargo, ND – Grand Farm, led by Emerging Prairie, applauds the work of the North Dakota Legislature and Governor Burgum to invest federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds into the state in ways that will support and bolster entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology through the passage and signing of State

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Drone Operator to Rescue Dogs from Spanish Volcano

A Spanish drone operator on Tuesday received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped near a volcano in the Canary Islands, by catching them with a remote-controlled net and flying them out over a stream of lava. The three dogs have been stranded for weeks in an abandoned

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UMS Skeldar’s V-200 Completes Successful Flight Trials in Finland

KELDAR V-200 successfully demonstrates its naval capabilities performing day and night search and rescue missions from Finnish ship Turva using fully automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) as part of the ongoing Finnish Border Guard Valvonta2 project UMS Skeldar’s V-200 has successfully completed five-day long surveillance flight trial demonstrations aboard the

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BRINC Raises $25 Million Series A Funding Led by Index Ventures With Participation From Sam Altman, Tusk Venture Partners, Jeff Weiner’s Next Play Ventures, Dylan Field, Elad Gil, Patrick Spence, Alex Wang

The real-word danger faced by first responders has been highly visible in 2021, from tragic scenes of search and rescue, to a national surge of active, mass shooter situations. BRINC, an American technology company building a new class of drones in response to the mass shooting at The Mandalay Bay,

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Russia Develops All-Weather Rescue Drone

Russian specialists have developed and successfully tested a unique all-weather rescue drone, named Seadrone, which can land and take off from the surface of the water as well as work in the Arctic region, the press service of the Shooting From The Air company reported. “The development of rescue drones

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World’s First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed. These are the first images ever released of Maverick Aviation’s prototype, which promises to transform the way challenging maintenance, inspections and rescues are carried out worldwide. The jetpack is the brainchild of Hollywood animatronics expert Matt Denton

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Search & Rescue tool SarStuff integrate Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM cloud platform to make Life-Saving drone operations ‘Faster and Safer’

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced Search and Rescue (SAR) flight planning tool SarStuff is to integrate its GuardianUTM Cloud platform to provide flight operations managers with the information they need to help save lives. SarStuff is a purpose-built planning

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ACUASI training rural residents to fly unmanned craft to aid Coast Guard

Residents of a remote Alaska coastal community will fly unmanned aircraft systems to support the Coast Guard’s oil spill response, fuel tank inspection, and search and rescue efforts. The project, supported by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will also provide data to enhance local decision-making on environmental and community issues.

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Verizon Response Team drone piloting program takes off

In the deployment of Verizon Frontline technologies, the Verizon Response Team (VRT) is in the process of certifying 18 drone pilots nationwide, adding aerial search-and-rescue and awareness capabilities. Verizon Frontline is the advanced network and technology built for first responders, developed over three decades of partnership with the public safety

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Drone joins HM Coastguard air, land and sea rescue teams

HM Coastguard’s first operational drone flight will join manned helicopters, planes, boats and cliff rescue teams on lifesaving missions at sea and over land in North Wales for the first time, this summer. The drone, initially trialled a year ago during the first easing of pandemic restrictions, will fly from

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Incendiary Gaza balloon causes fire in Israel

Jerusalem (AFP) July 2, 2021 –

An incendiary balloon launched from Gaza Friday caused a brush fire in southern Israel, firefighters said, a day after similar attacks led to Israeli air strikes on the Palestinian enclave.

A firefighting team “put out a brush fire in the Eshkol region” near

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Parrot’s new Anafi USA

Made in the U.S., the new Anafi USA drone from Parrot is built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. Featuring an industry-first 32x zoom, 4K HDR video and thermal imaging capabilities, it is an ultra-portable, secure and durable aerial

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The Royal Navy tests drones in man overboard trials

Remotely-piloted systems which locate personnel in the water, drop life-saving equipment and hover over the location until rescuers arrive have been tested extensively by Royal Navy tech experts on Horsea Island and at sea. Members of the NavyX team are working out how heavy-lift Minerva drones could deliver potentially life-saving

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Spanish authorities deploy EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft to enhance general maritime surveillance off the coast of Galicia

Over the coming months, the Spanish ministry of transport’s maritime safety and rescue body SASEMAR will be using EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft services from its MRCC base at Finisterre in the northwest of Spain to enhance general maritime surveillance for a range of different operational tasks including maritime traffic control

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Thales completes successful first flight of new UAS with range capabilities of over 100 km

UAS 100 combines world-class flight safety performance with the compact design required for unmanned air systems and complies with future European regulations for drone flights over populated areas. The system will meet the requirements of a broad range of missions, including infrastructure inspection, coastal surveillance, border surveillance, event security, search-and-rescue

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NASA Takes on Wildfires with Flight Demonstration

Helping make the battle against wildfires faster, safer, and more targeted, a NASA project recently tested its tools in a realistic wildland firefighting exercise. The Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations project, or STEReO, aims to create a system that can be deployed during emergencies to coordinate multiple elements

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World’s first remote offshore rescue service among robotics projects backed by the government

World’s first remotely operated offshore search and rescue service is among 38 robotics and automation projects receiving £7 million of government investment. UK offshore wind workers could soon be kept safe using a remotely operated search and rescue service, thanks to a pioneering project backed by £7 million of government

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