UAVs to assist in post-hurricane relief

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The Government of Bahamas will make use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to support its post-hurricane relief efforts.

Swift Engineering’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team will use its UAVs to gather intelligence on the damage caused by the hurricane, conducting 98 day and night missions.

The fleet will be used to gather 3D terrain models, damage assessments and fire containment analysis to help more effectively provide relief.

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Rick Heise, CEO of Swift Engineering, said: “Our team of UAV pilots and services specialists were ready on a moment’s notice to support the relief efforts in the Bahamas.

“We were able to assess the overall situation on the ground and provide status updates for areas that are difficult to access, enabling government officials to make faster and more informed real-time decisions.”

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