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Australian Army receives DJI Phantom 4 UAS

22nd August 2018 - 05:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Australian Army’s 17th Combat Service Support Brigade (17 CSS Bde) has received its first DJI Phantom 4 UAS, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 20 August.

The UAS will be used for training to increase soldiers’ UAS literacy and is one component of the Australian Army's wider UAS programme.

The army plans to issue a total of 350 UAS, with each unit receiving up to three systems.

Col Gabby Follet, Acting Commander of 17 CSS Bde, said: ‘This technology will better enable army to gather airborne imagery of training to assist with improving training methods, conduct site surveys for the placement of camps and other temporary facilities, assess damage to buildings, as well as assist with environmental protection in the field.

‘Issuing the DJI Phantom 4 to soldiers at all levels will change the application of tactical robotic technology and provide our troops with better situational awareness that will keep us informed from the air to make critical decisions on the ground in any tactical situation.’

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