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Lockheed Martin adds imaging capabilities to UAS
Lockheed Martin has upgraded its Indago 3 quadcopter unmanned aerial system (UAS) with thermal imaging capabilities.
The system used on the drone is called Noctis and utilises dual FLIR infrared cameras. These can capture both wide and narrow fields of view, with a digital zoom from 32 degrees to two degrees, in real-time to the operator. It is also able to transition between both cameras seamlessly, says Lockheed Martin. The vision processing is also able to track objects and the system is available in laser equipped and non-laser equipped variants.
The drone itself weighs less the five pounds and can be airborne in less than three minutes, Lockheed Martin says. It can fly for up to 50 minutes.
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Safran Helicopter Engines has announced that it has made two senior management appointments.
A firefighter from Bernalillo County Fire Department, US, helped to save two hikes and their incapacitated dog using his own personal drone.