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Federal Program for Search-and-Rescue UAVs Kicks off in B.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

A one-year pilot project for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in search and rescue (SAR) is kicking off in British Columbia. Naomi Yamamoto, the minister of state for emergency preparedness, has announced the Emergency Management BC’s endorsement of [Read More]

Osteopathic Physician Introduces Medical Disaster Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event yesterday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Miss. The technology debuted before an audience that included Gov. Phil Bryant, R-Miss., and representatives [Read More]

Edmonton Police Service Announces First UAV-Related Charge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

The Edmonton, Alberta, Police Service (EPS) has charged a man in relation to what it calls the “unsafe and dangerous operation” of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). According to a Dec. 7 press release from the police, on Wednesday, Sept. [Read More]

With New sUAS, Indiana Officers Take ‘Innovative, Futuristic Step Forward’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Indiana Conservation Officers at the law enforcement division of the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have brought in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to aid in search-and-rescue operations. Currently, five Indiana Conservation Officers have become certified pilots of the [Read More]

California Sheriff’s Office’s UAV is Ready for Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office of Visalia, Calif., says its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program is now in full swing. In March, the sheriff’s office received its first UAV; at the time, Tulare County was only the third department in [Read More]

UAVs Show ‘Overwhelming’ Potential in Conflict-Affected Africa

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

In conflict-affected parts of Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used by humanitarian aid organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – the UN Refugee Agency, or UNHCR – to plan relief responses and save lives. [Read More]

Companies Developing New Search-and-Rescue Drone Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

Mouser Electronics Inc., along with Easy Aerial Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, is developing a search-and-rescue (SAR) drone platform as part of the newest series in its Empowering Innovation Together program. “Project First Responders” features a cloud-based drone platform called [Read More]

How Public Safety Agencies Should Go About Bringing UAS On Board

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on November 17, 2016

The founder of Draganfly Innovations recently offered advice for police officers wanting to establish a drone program: gain both experience and public support.

Lockheed Martin Proves Power of UAS Plus Helicopters for Emergency Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin says it has demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally piloted helicopters and small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and [Read More]

General Atomics Touts Humanitarian Relief Potential of Angel One Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), a manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, says it can provide a company-owned drone to support humanitarian relief efforts. According to the company, Angel One, an [Read More]