A thermal drone from the Bedford Fire Department located two missing hikers on Sharp Top Mountain in Virginia on Christmas day. The thermal camera on the drone allowed the fire department to quickly find the lost people.
The Dutch border patrol wants to use drones to support border security. Its purpose is to track down strangers hiding in trucks and containers. To this end, the border control agents want to use drones with thermal imaging cameras. With these specialty cameras, stowaways can be observed from the air at night.