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France into TV: ECA Group UAV IT180 among the 5 innovative solutions to fight forest fires

France into TV: ECA Group UAV IT180 among the 5 innovative solutions to fight forest fires

Discover how the UAV IT180 helps fire fighters' interventions against forest fires.

Friday, September 29 2017 - Defence & Security

Published on France Tv Info, September 2017

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Drones for reconnaissance missions A drone manufactured in France, in Toulon, has been serving the Bouches-du-Rhône firefighters since 2014, according to Nice-Matin. In the test phase, this robot equipped with infrared cameras allow visualization of the hot spots and the persons present on the scene at the time of a fire. "In other countries, some are capable to drop delaying products, but one must be careful," explains Colonel Claude Picard, Director of the Ceren, the Center for Testing and Research Agreement for the Mediterranean forest. The main difficulty is to coordinate the flights of drones and Canadair simultaneously.

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