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US Predators in SAR operations

Washington, USA - They have been used only in military mission until now

The US Federal Aviation Administration authorized the use of Predator (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) UAV aircraft as support in Search & Rescue operations. The remote controlled RQ-1s and RQ-9s have been used only in military missions, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, but when "Katrina" hurricane hit in 2005 and drones intervention was denied because of national airspace restrictions, they understood that...

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