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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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The Future of Search and Rescue

The drone threads its way through the disaster area, beneath ceilings and power lines, through narrow corridors, sewer pipes and hallways. Bodies and survivors lie under rubble. When it’s not feeling its way through tight confines, there’s wind to contend with. Pilot Ryan Davis flies the drone quickly and smoothly.

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Drone demos steal the show as UK air traffic control provider NATS partners with Sky-Futures and software company in new venture

NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, and Sky-Futures, a world leader in commercial drone-based inspection services and training, have unveiled a ground-breaking new combined training course for commercial pilots at a launch event featuring hi-tech drone search-and-rescue and inspection demonstrations at an emergency services training facility in Gloucestershire.

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FPV Pilot Profile – Shaun Taylor

What happens when a friend introduces a firefighter who is into drag racing to the YouTube drone racing scene?
You get Shaun Taylor, a full-time drone racer from Albu­querque, New Mexico, who has blazed a winning trail around the world. I was able to spend some time with Shaun and got

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Skysense, [email protected] and the Swedish Sea Rescue Society partner to make drones visible and able to detect manned aircraft

Skysense, a provider of airspace surveillance equipment, [email protected], KTH centre for wireless systems and the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS), the NGO providing maritime search and rescue in Swedish waters, partner to make drones visible and able to detect manned aircraft. The Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) is actively investigating

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AEE Debuts Mach 4 UAV with 40 Minutes of Flight

EE Aviation Technology, Inc. has announced the introduction of its Mach 4 , a multiple payload capable commercial UAV built to provide a best-in-class experience for professionals in law enforcement, search & rescue, inspection and surveying sectors, and more. AEE will be exhibiting Mach 4 at the premier AUVSI

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Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Testing search-and-rescue drones that may soon save lives
Text & photos by Romeo Durscher

I had always envisioned that drone technology could be used in first res ponder situations, but for that to really happen, the technology had to mature a little more. In late 2014, at the brink of the release

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EENA Awards Heroic Icelandic Drone Rescue

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the Brussels-based public safety NGO, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today celebrated how drones have saved lives in complicated rescue missions and announced they are extending their research partnership to further integrate drones into rescue operations. At

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DJI Gives Drones More Power For Commercial Use

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, unveiled new technology and tools to customize its enterprise drone platforms for specialized tasks such as infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, firefighting and search and rescue. The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, is

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Drone Deliveries Reality in UK 2019

Drone usage is continuing to rise throughout out the world. Surveillance, search and rescue, security, and even deliveries are all tasks that are currently being done by drones, but are constantly being improved as drone technology advances. Large companies such as Amazon and Walmart are already in the process of

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Radiation Mapping Drone in Fukushima Japan

Each day we are seeing drones being used for more and more tasks throughout the world. Technology on them continues to advance, which makes them suited for more jobs than one would have ever thought possible. From search and rescue to marketing and delivery services, drones are becoming a helpful

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Police Drone Assists in Car Wreck Rescue

Drones have so many capabilities nowadays that it isn’t a surprise that they are being put to use for various projects and no longer considered just a toy for hobbyists. Many companies are using them for surveillance and large retail giants are testing their use for order deliveries. Emergency services

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Aerial Firefighting North America Gathers the World’s Experts

Tangent Link, renowned and recognised across the globe for its work with the airborne firefighting community, brings the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition back to Sacramento, California this coming March. Taking place at the McClellan Conference Centre, Sacramento McClellan Airport between 12 and 14 March, the event is

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Texas Launches Public Safety UAS Program

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the launch of a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department’s multi-purpose, small UAS will be used for a variety of public safety missions across Texas, including flight missions related to: officer safety, search and rescue, disaster support,

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Delair provides long distance drone solutions for civil security and firefighting services in the South of France

The Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS) of the Bouches du Rhône signs an agreement with Delair drones to optimize its rescue and firefighting operations. Labège, France – January 29, 2018 – Delair, a leading provider of drone solutions for commercial industries, today announced an agreement with the principle fire

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Skyfire to Develop LA Fire Department’s UAV Program

Skyfire Consulting, a public safety-focused drone company, kicked off 2018 by gaining the FAA’s sign-off on the Los Angeles Fire Department’s in-house UAV program. LAFD, one of the nation’s busiest fire/rescue agencies, put their trust in the four-year-old consulting company, based on their proven track record of success with FAA

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Texas A&M building a Drone Program for Public Safety

Lost hikers found, swimmers rescued with a deployed floatation device, wildfires located from above. Headlines about emergency responders using small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are increasingly common around the world, but the need for accurate, reliable information to inform the many decisions that must be made to implement this exciting

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