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DJI releases interactive ‘Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide’ map – Finally, it is here! DJI’s Adam Lisberg once told me how much work it was to chase, verify, and compile the news stories in which drones played an often crucial role in helping to save somebody’s life. Today, DJI released a global map that showcases all the known Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide. 413 lives have been saved with the help of drones in 234 incidents in 24 countries as of today. This is a great initiative as it helps drive the point across that drones are not only the safest form of aviation but also help in saving people’s lives. I would add to this that in doing so, drones are still massively underused. Supplying more first responders across the world with more unmanned aircraft would go a long way in rescuing even more people.
Mavic 3 release date is fake news and shows a DJI T16 Agras instead – Ok – My sincere apologies. Somebody pointed out early this morning that the second photo in this post looks like a DJI Agras T16 and upon closer inspection, it does indeed. Forget the September 26th release date for the new DJI Mavic 3 drone for now. Somebody clearly photoshopped these photos together and fooled a number of people, including me. Sorry guys.
Aerial Google Street View of Mauritius created with DJI Phantom 4 Pro – Since Google Street View is lacking on the beautiful island of Mauritius, roughly about 1,200 miles east of Africa, one drone operator took it upon himself to create his own Aerial Google Street View using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone.
Illegal cannabis farms spotted with drones and thermal cameras – In England, drones with thermal cameras are an effective tool in the discovery and prosecution of illegal cannabis farms and their operators.
Drone light show over Madrid to pay tribute to coronavirus victims and emergency services – On June 26th a drone light show was organized over Madrid, Spain to pay tribute to the coronavirus victims and emergency services. The show consisted of 40 drones that created various figures and spelled out the words ‘Hope’ and ‘Heroes.’
Foot soldiers, ATVs, horses, sonar and drones used in search for missing Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen – Foot soldiers, ATVs, horses, sonar, and drones are used in the search for missing Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen.
Drone deployed in search and rescue of missing hiker at Colorado National Monument – A drone has been deployed in the search and rescue mission that continued on Friday for a missing hiker at the Colorado National Monument. Jim Fuchs, 66, of Grand Junction, Colorado had started the hike on Monday this week, but friends had contacted park officials on Thursday after they were unable to reach Fuchs.
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- Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani
- Turkish firm to produce drone cargo aircraft
- Are Armed Drone Swarms A Weapon Of Mass Destruction?
- Drones and CCTVs keep check on Spain’s tourists
- Russia is developing vertical take-off and landing drones for naval ships
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