Camcopter S-100 supports emergency response efforts in Malaysia
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 was deployed to provide critical situational information during the 2019 Kim Kim river toxic pollution crisis in Malaysia, the company announced on 13 January.
Supported by Three Tis Group, the UAS was deployed on behalf of the Malaysia Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change and the Malaysian armed forces, to support emergency disaster response efforts following the dumping of more than two tons of illegal chemical waste in the Kim Kim river, which is located near the largest industrial area in the South of Malaysia. Toxic fumes were released throughout the adjoining area affecting more than 6,000 people, with many being hospitalised and numerous schools being closed.
Equipped with FLIR Systems' Star SAFIRE 380-HDc, Camcopter was used to analyse and scan the polluted river and adjoining area, providing situational information regarding the affected area. The UAS was operated day and night for a total of approximately 30 flight hours.
Tunku Ahmad Zahir Bin Tunku Ibrahim, managing director at Three Tis Group, said: ‘The Camcopter S-100 is perfectly suited for emergency response in crisis situations. Given its small size and innovative technology it is capable of flying in difficult terrain whilst collecting valuable data.’
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