ANIMAL HELPERS USING DRONES TO SPOT WILDLIFE
Animal welfare agencies are turning to drone technology to gauge the extent of wildlife losses in the wake of the bushfires.
NSW rescue group WIRES partnered with The Ripper Alliance lead by The Ripper group and with Australian UAV yesterday morning to fly drones fitted with infra-red cameras into previously inaccessible areas around Batemans Bay and Mogo.
The Ripper Rescue Alliance drones started their operation around 3am – optimum time, group co-ordinator Ben Trollope said, “for the infra-red cameras to track the heat signature of the wildlife on the ground”.
“We’re the eyes in the sky.”
Westpac Little Ripper drones featured on 60 minutes story as they perform water safety over watch as Warby Motorsport attempt a world water speed record.
Westpac Little Ripper Drones Keep Watch over Blackmores Bilgola Swim
Westpac Little Ripper drones were on duty again this year at the Blackmores Bilgola swim, keeping watch of the swimmers taking part in this iconic event. Thanks to Marcus Blackmore for his continued support through Blackmores sponsorship of the event, his home beach and through the Little Ripper he donated last year.
9 News Presenter rescued – Surf Life Saving Queensland and Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver
Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drones and our partner’s Surf Life Saving Queensland on patrol this summer. 9 News anchor, Andrew Lofthouse get rescued by this proven cutting edge technology on the Sunshine Coast this week.
Developer reveals plans for emergency response drone
The unmanned drone program, the brainchild of developers Mulpha Norwest and The Ripper Group, is being explored following the success of the Westpac Little Ripper shark spotting technology.
A groundbreaking plan to see the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone technology deliver blood and medical supplies is being developed in Norwest.The drone would provide emergency first aid response — including the delivery of emergency medical supplies such as defibrillators, blood and antivenene — to first aid personnel.