Profiled by CASA

Proud to have had humanitarian work in hazardous environments using #drones profiled by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) the aviation authority in Australia.

Gaining such recognition helps justify the hardships and sacrifices – travelling to developing countries, dealing with extreme environmental conditions, and helping local populations deal with hazardous contamination in the case of landmines and unexploded ordnance for example.

Determination and technical/scientific know-how helped us achieve to world first research breakthroughs – under actual field conditions.

Also proud of taking drone technology to people had never seen a drone before, prototyping and validating methodology – then teaching local staff how to do everything. Leaving local competency to operate drones over active minefields, which is no walk in the park.

Article in ARPAS-UK Magazine

We’re really proud to have an article appear in the ARPAS-UK online magazine this month about the humanitarian mine action Odyssey 2025 drone project in Chad.

A link to the article is here.

ARPAS_UK is the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, a peak industry association which supports and acts on behalf of the professional remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS) community in the United Kingdom.

2020 Humanitarian Award

We’re grateful to have been recognised by the AAUS – Australian Association for Unmanned Systems in being issued the 2020 Humanitarian Achievement award – for demonstrating the role that unmanned technologies can play in bettering our world. Pioneering the use of drones for humanitarian mine action in Chad has not been easy, the programme has been challenging, but we did it! Thanks are in order to the team from Humanity & Inclusion/Handicap International, the High Commission for demining in Chad (the HCND), and donor the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs who have all played vital roles in making the project possible.

More information about the AAUS Humanitarian Award, together with worthy recipients in other categories is here.

More information about the Odyssey 2025 project in Chad is here.

Drone Minefield Surveys in the Desert

We’re proud to have had a peer reviewed research paper published in the latest edition of the Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction.

Signs of explosions that indicate the presence of a legacy minefield.

A link to the paper is here.

Being peer reviewed by experts from the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector was a way to gain validation regarding the work that took place during the January 2019 field campaign with Humanity and Inclusion in Chad.

For more information about the Odyssey2025 project in Chad, see www.mr-au.com/chad.