NOAA Partners with Drone Firm To Forecast Wildfires

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is taking swift steps to predict wildfires by partnering with a drone firm. Colorado-based Black Swift Technologies recently announced the drone deal – the deployment of “a tightly integrated system consisting of an airframe, avionics, and multiple sensors capable of research-quality measurements of CO2, CO, aerosol, [and other data] […]

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Insitu Partners with Esri and FireWhat on UAV Solution for Fire Fighting

Insitu is partnering with FireWhat, and Esri to provide aerial reconnaissance for fighting wildfires. The solution will use Insitu’s ground control station (INEXA Control),  drones (ScanEagle), and payloads including the High Accuracy Photogrammetry (HAP) payload. The Insitu team will work with FireWhat’s fire professionals, using its geographic information system (GIS) customized for firefighters, and hosted […]

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Knucklehead Nabbed for Flying Drone Near Arizona Fire

The Associated Press is reporting that a man who posted aerial photos on his web site of a major Arizona wildfire has been arrested. His actions hampered firefighters from bring the stubborn Goodwin Fire under control. The blaze occurred in an area that killed 19 firefighters 4 years ago. The AP reports that: The Yavapai […]

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