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USA: Firefighting drones set to make wildfire prevention safer

Source(s):  Commercial Drone Professional

By Matthew Trask

Drone Amplified, a business born out of Nebraska University, has developed a new drone system called Ignis that allows firefighters to start small, prescribed fires to burn away potentially dangerous vegetation preventing future forest fires.

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Alongside the payload delivery system, Ignis comes with a thermal imaging camera allowing emergency services to work at night, an option not available during manned helicopter flights over fires.

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The system is also accompanied by an app that allows operators to automate tasks such as flight duration, altitude and payload delivery locations.

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“Our software adds autonomy and mission planning, allowing users to set it all up and press ‘go.’” [Evan Beachly, Chief App Developer]



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  • Publication date 28 Oct 2019

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