Belgian Rescue Teams Use microdrones in Disaster Areas

Airborne support in the search for survivors and land mines: in the wake of a natural disaster in Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, rescue teams have been using German-made drones. This past May, flooding and landslides left many people homeless, blocked access to large areas, and brought wartime landmines to the surface. The potentially life-threatening hazards to which the populace is exposed continued long after the storms abated.

The EU’s ICARUS and TIRAMISU development projects are providing support for the search for survivors and land mines. And now the UN is again using airborne support, too.