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Drone Hardware for Public Safety Professionals

Choosing the right drone hardware for public safety applications is a critical step in establishing a drone program.  How can public safety professionals sort through the hype and find the right tool for their needs?   Steve Rhode gives his best advice on getting started.  (Check out Public Safety Flight’s recent …

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Elistair’s Tethered Surveillance Drone – DRONELIFE

French drone manufacturer Elistair, a leading provider of tethered surveillance drone solutions, has announced their newest offering: the Orion 2 tethered unmanned system for military, government, and industry users. “Unlike other multi-rotor drones, the Orion 2 hexacopter delivers round-the-clock surveillance for up to 24 hours at a time, making it …

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Surveillance camera commission certifies drone company DRONE…

The U.K.’s Surveillance Camera Commission was created to ensure that the public’s privacy was protected as CCTV cameras proliferated for security purposes.  The Commission encourages compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, and to provide input on “the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems.” Now, the …

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Security and Surveillance Drones: Meet the ALTI Ascend

Commercial security and surveillance drones are an important sector for the UAV industry.  For heavy industry like mining, energy, and agriculture, long-range drones carrying sophisticated payloads have proven to be valuable assets – saving time, lowering costs, and improving outcomes.  South African-based ALTI has been at the forefront of the …

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Ambulance Drones: EHang Joins Ambular DRONELIFE

EHang Holdings has announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project to design the ultimate emergency vehicles: ambulance drones.  “Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and …

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Government Approved Drones U.S. DoD Lists Blue sUAS

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal) As a next step to the U.S. government’s ban on Chinese-manufactured drones, including the world’s largest manufacturer, DJI; the U.S. Department of Defense has released a list of government approved drones.  The list of products, referred to as “Blue sUAS,” …

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EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires [VID…

EHang has had a great year.  Now, the world’s leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone. EHang’s firefighting drone, the EHang 216F, is specially designed for high-rise firefighting. …

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New Podcast Series Focused on Drones for Good, Public Safety…

The following is an AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS press release.  MIAMI, FL – The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched a new dual-program podcast series highlighting the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related …

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AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS 2020 Drones in Public Safety Survey…

Research initiative will explore public safety drone program growth, impact of COVID-19, and other emerging topics surrounding Drones For Good MIAMI, FL – The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched the Spring 2020 Pubic …

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Search and Rescue Drones: Finding a Cell Phone Signal, and a…

Image Provided by the Centrum Search and rescue drones have been used for several years now, and are incredibly effective at finding missing persons.  Using thermal imagery, searches for missing persons can continue in the dark and under ever more challenging conditions. This new search and rescue drone solution covers …

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