Parrot have recently announced a new partnership with the Miami, Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT). AIRT is a prominent 501(c)3 non-profit organisation supporting Drones For Good and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, one of the world’s fastest-growing program supporting the use of UAS by public safety and emergency services organisations around the globe.
Parrot will support the disaster response and humanitarian missions of AIRT and the public safety testing conducted by DRONERESPONDERS with donations of both financial support as well as Parrot’s most advanced drone technology.
Available from August 2020, the Parrot ANAFI USA features an industry-first 32x zoom, 4K HDR video and thermal imaging capabilities. ANAFI USA is an ultraportable, secure and durable aerial camera platform.
“We are excited to team up with Parrot to explore how their latest drone technology can help emergency response professionals prepare for, respond to and recover from complex incidents,” said Christopher Todd, Executive Director of AIRT. “We truly appreciate their support and dedication to our non-profit mission.”
AIRT already uses the Parrot ANAFI Thermal with great success. Todd expects the ruggedness and increased capabilities of combined zoom and thermal sensing offered by the new Parrot ANAFI USA will bolster AIRT’s response capability for the height of the 2020 hurricane season.
“We’ll be coordinating extensive testing with members of both AIRT and the DRONERESPONDERS program to fully assess the ANAFI USA’s capabilities for both disaster response and public safety missions,” Todd said.
“Our partnership with AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS allows Parrot to collaborate directly with first responders using drone technology to make a positive impact within their communities,” said Chris Roberts, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Parrot.
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