Drones to help coastguard in search and rescue (SAR) operations!

Soon drones are set to take part in the maritime and coastal search and rescue operations according to the MCA (Maritime and coastguard agency). This is a contract that is set to be awarded in 2024 for Scotland residents.

These are the new technologies that the MCA plans to use whereby images and other useful information gathered by drones will be used in the development of the emergency services response to a situation. These drones are controlled from a highly equipped technology room or building and therefore they are unmanned. They will be able to visit and offer rescue to areas beyond air, sea, and land-based recovery teams.

In times like now where people are supposed to be two meters away from each other use of technology, devices are playing a major role in containing the spread of the virus.

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