First Responders

First Responders

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Robots help secure remote facilities and wide-area perimeters. Security robotics is a relatively new field, but it’s already shown impressive innovation featuring new technologies....
unmanned systems

A new prototype UAV-UGV platform combines two types of propulsion systems activating flying and driving capabilities in one compact and highly integrated autonomous drone. The...
biological

In an essay published by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), retired Major Gen. Julie Benz discusses the Coronavirus, pointing out that lessons learned from...
Search and rescue photo illustration Wikimedia

From disaster relief to border security and beyond, there are many applications for small UAS mobile device detection across both defense and non-defense communities....
counter terror technologies

Mass shootings have become a critical problem in the US. 611 mass shootings occurred in the US in 2020, a 47% increase from 2019,...
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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will collaborate with several agencies to ensure the safety and security of the National Football League’s Super...
Photo illus. Vigilant Guard 2015, South Carolina

Sensors can provide huge amounts of information about an environment. Video from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and social media posts could provide valuable information...
rescue simulator

In the event of a disaster, first responder teams can be faced with the challenge of searching for survivors, and in situations such as...
Photo Hermes Starliner UAV by Elbit Systems

For the first time ever, the Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Israel (CAAI), that operates under the Israeli Ministry of Transport and...
forensic

The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development (DDR&D, or MAFAT) has signed a technological cooperation agreement with the Public Security Ministry. The agreement...

First response and public safety operations have been confronting emerging and continuing threats, such as cyber-attacks and COVID-19 implications. Using data to drive changes in...

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) has awarded Bristow Group, a provider of vertical flight solutions, a contract to provide its Coastguard with search...
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Innovative sensing and remote operation are required by the UK defense establishment. The technology of telexistence enables a person to have a real-time sensation...
counter terror technologies

Some 40 percent of adult Americans live in a gun-owning household, according to the Pew Research Center. As federal lawmakers remain deadlocked on any...
photo illus. first responders by Pixabay

The public safety market is rapidly adopting the use of tactical drones and the application of Drones as First Responder. Now, first responders and...

Climate change is not only the concern of environmentalists. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been increasingly focusing on adapting to climate...
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Drones help survey disaster areas, providing first responder teams with the situational awareness required for coping with the challenges. However, sometimes drone imagery doesn’t...

Every minute counts when you are dealing with a search and rescue mission. Drone technology can cut the response time and save lives. A...

Electric vehicles manufactured by established automakers are poised to play a significant role in the proliferation of this technology that produces significantly fewer planet-warming...
Astro - robot dog by Florida Atlantic University-

The US Air Force has been experimenting with how laser sensors, on drones and robots, can map damage in facilities and buildings in dangerous...
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In emergencies, first responders and safety agencies need to be able to share precise real-time information. A new video link feature provides drone operators...
surveillance

A series of 17 patents granted to Amazon for its Ring products over the last two years seems to suggest the company is working...