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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.


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.


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


“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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