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Insitu to support fire suppression ops

22nd June 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Insitu has received a contract from the US Department of Interior (DOI) to provide fire suppression services across the continental US and Alaska using its ScanEagle UAS, the company announced on 20 June.

The contract will see company  provide support for unmanned aerial operations including fire suppression, SAR, emergency management and other operations on a 'call when needed' basis.

Insitu’s ScanEagle, equipped with infrared and electro-optical cameras, sensors and a customised TK-5 Firewatch smart tactical mapping payload, provides near real-time fire line maps and wide-area, high-resolution imagery intelligence to assist with fire suppression planning.

The UAS is able to fly the gaps, operating in dense smoke and darkness, when it is difficult for manned aircraft to fly due to hazardous flying conditions for pilots.

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