Unmanned Vehicles

MCA investigating UAS to support SAR missions

7th February 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A new project has been announced by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to boost search and rescue (SAR) capabilities.

The project will investigate if drones could provide enhanced capabilities for SAR missions by visiting rescue sites ahead of air, sea or land based recovery teams; and providing a full picture of the situation to assist in developing the appropriate response.

The project will begin with an exploration of how current regulations can be developed to unlock the potential for drones to help those in ...

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