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Draganfly Innovations Unmanned Helicopter joins Vertical Flight Exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

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The first life-saving Public Safety operated small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the world joins the permanent collection at the National Air and Space Museum for all to see.

Saskatoon, SK (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

On May 9th, 2013 at 00:20 hours the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigated a single roll-over accident in a rural area of Saskatchewan, Canada. Ground units and a manned helicopter searched for the seriously injured driver for two hours until the RCMP called in the Draganflyer X4-ES sUAS system equipped with a FLIR thermal imaging payload to assist. The seriously injured driver was quickly located using the sUAS. Now this historic event is being preserved for all to see and experience at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space museum.

The Draganflyer X4-ES is an electric powered quad-rotor helicopter capable of carrying several different payload systems. In the search and rescue mission, the helicopter was flying with a FLIR TAU camera system transmitting live aerial video to the RCMP officer operating the aircraft during the search. The FLIR camera quickly located three potential heat sources, one of which was the injured driver. With the aid of the aerial perspective and real-time live video feed, the pilot directed rescuers to the injured driver. Had the driver not been located, it was determined that he would have died from the injuries sustained during the crash and exposure to the cold.

Smithsonian’s Nation Air and Space Museum:
The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, Va., near Washington Dulles International Airport. The National Air and Space Museum building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is located at Sixth Street and Independence Avenue S.W. Attendance at both buildings combined exceeded 8 million in 2013, making it the most visited museum in America. The museum’s research, collections, exhibitions and programs focus on aeronautical history, space history and planetary studies. Both buildings are open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every day (closed Dec. 25).

About Draganfly Innovations:
Draganfly Innovations, the longest running manufacturer of multi-rotor helicopters in the world and the maker of the first civilian small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) to be credited with saving a life, designs Draganflyer helicopters, the best aerial vehicles in the world, along with Draganview control software. A recognized technology and industry leader, Draganfly shapes the aerial imaging and public safety revolution with its gyro stabilized camera payload systems and digital video down-link technology. Draganfly has reinvented the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and is defining the emergency services market with the Draganflyer Guardian and X4-ES systems.

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Nova Scotia RCMP Utilizes Draganflyer X4-ES sUAS for Public Safety Applications

Draganflyer X4-ES and GCS Transmitter

The RMCP in Nova Scotia have recently procured Draganflyer X4-ES sUAS systems to add to their toolkit. The RCMP intends to utilize the Draganflyers for many applications including traffic reconstruction situations, search and rescue, emergency response team calls and major crime investigations.

Nova Scotia RCMP have already put the Draganflyer to use, gathering evidence after a highway crash in near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The data will allow for better evidence presentation in court.

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Herald News
CBC News
Cape Breton Post

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Draganflyer X4-ES UAV to Assist in Decade Old Cold Case Search

Saskatchewan RCMP announced that they would reopen the cold case of Courtney Struble, the 13 year old Estevan girl who went missing in 2004, and is believed to have been murdered.

The RCMP intends to use new technologies that were not available at the time, such as the Draganflyer X4-ES UAV, to search areas around Estevan in hopes of locating the body, in order to give the family closure.

Read more about this story at Global News

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Draganflyer UAVs Featured in Two Articles in Canadian Aviator Magazine’s July/August Issue

Draganfly Innovations in July August 2014 Canadian Aviator

Draganfly Innovations’ line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to make the press continually, as the range of applications for use increases. In the July/August 2014 issue of Canadian Aviator Magazine, the Draganflyer X4-ES is featured in two articles outlines how the Draganflyer UAVs are being used in the Public Safety And Agricultural sectors.

The first article titled “Drones on the J.O.B.” reviews the background of UAV usage with the Ontario Provincial Police. The O.P.P. and Draganfly Innovations have a long history history together, as the Draganflyer X6 was procured in 2009 for Public Safety Applications. Since then, the O.P.P. has become one of the North Americans leaders in UAV usage, and has recently upgraded their systems to the Draganflyer X4-ES Ultra Portable.

The second article titled “UAV Industry Making Process” speaks of the Draganflyer X4-ES being utilized at the FAA Approved Testing Site in North Dakota. The Draganflyer X4-ES, equipped with Tetracam ADC Micro Multi-spectral Camera, will demonstrate precision agriculture techniques, checking soil quality and crop status. Data taken from the test site will also include “safety-related operational data”, which will assist in forming regulations for the integration of UAVs into controlled airspace.

Read these articles in the July/August Digital Issue of Canadian Aviator Magazine:

Drones on the J.O.B.
UAV Industry Making Process

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Draganflyer X4-ES UAV Demonstrated at UAS Action Summit in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Draganflyer X4-ES with Tetracam ADC Micro

June 24, 2014 — The Draganflyer X4-ES UAV, procured by Northern Plains UAS Test Site, was demonstrated to an audience at the UAS Action Summit being held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A hostage scene and an accident scene were two scenarios created for the Draganflyer X4-ES to show its capabilities of reconnaissance and evidence recording.

Public Safety applications are not the only use for unmanned systems, as 75 percent of future use in civilian airspace is expected to involve agriculture. The Draganflyer X4-ES could help farmers by using images taken from above, offering still photography, video, infrared, and multispectral payloads which will help analyze heat, nutients or water content of their crops.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
Prairie Business

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Introduction Video for Draganfly Innovations Inc., a Leader In sUAS Technology

Have you ever wanted to know who we are, what we do, and where we came from? SaskTel MaxTV had a chance to get an inside look at our company, fly a Draganflyer sUAS, and chat with RCMP Corporal Doug Green, who utilized the Draganflyer X4-ES in a life saving mission.

You can view this video on our YouTube Page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/draganflyinnovations

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Draganfly Innovations Donates Draganflyer X6 to Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

Draganflyer X6 at Canadian National Aviation and Space Museum

Draganfly Innovations has donated a Draganflyer X6 small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) to the Canadian National Aviation Museum in Ottawa. The Draganflyer X6 has been officially recognized as a historic aviation artifact as the first commercial UAV to enter full-time service in Canadian Civil Airspace.

Marc Sharpe of the Ontario Provincial Police, who operated the Draganflyer X6 on display, was part of many aviation firsts, including:

  • The Draganflyer X6 was the 1st commercial UAV system to receive federal approval to enter a full-time role in civilian airspace in North America. This was accomplished in January 2009.
  • That same month, the Draganflyer X6 successfully completed its 1st operational mission.
  • In March of that same year, the Draganflyer X6 became the 1st UAV to successfully complete an operational mission in an urban environment in Kenora, Ontario.
  • Every time the Draganflyer X6 flew in the 1st year of service, it essentially set an aviation first for a UAV operating in civilian airspace:
    • 1st tactical assist deployment, providing valuable situational awareness to aid in public and officer safety.
    • Assisting with search of isolated areas for missing persons.
    • Assisting with the Coroner Death investigations.
    • A world 1st was achieved with deployment at a crash scene involving hazardous materials. HAZMAT team was provided area situational awareness to help determine potential area of contamination. This accident took place on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Please visit the “Techno Zone: Eye in the Sky” exhibit at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum to see the Draganflyer X6.

About Canada Aviation and Space Museum

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is Canada’s national aviation history museum. The museum is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at the Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport.

Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5
Phone: (613) 993-2010
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