For Search and rescue (SAR) operations, the faster the search begins, the better the chance of saving a life. Overhead video of the search area allows for better coordination of the search effort. Traditionally, helicopters provided this function, but at high operational costs.
UAS provide a quick, inexpensive solution to incorporate aerial assistance in any SAR operations. Able to launch within minutes, drones provide SAR leaders real-time video feed, as well as thermal imagery, from the air. At Argos, our UAS can be programmed to perform a methodical grid search to ensure no stone is left unturned.