Specialists at the Armenian State Academy of Crisis Management (under Ministry of Emergency Situations) are studying the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles in search and rescue operations.
Specialists in Armenia develop Search and Rescue technique using UAV air support
STEPANAKERT, FEBRUARY 8, ARTSAKHPRESS-ARMENPRESS: The first field test using a drone took place outside the town of Aparan on January 27 and 28.
The exercise featured three scenarios: search for a missing person in a forest, search for a missing person in nighttime and search for a person covered with a layer of snow.
The drone was successful in the first two scenarios, but failed in the third one. Specialists continue working to improve and perfect the capabilities of the drones.
New tests are taking place near Stepanavan from February 4 to 8.
The studies will develop a model for using the drones in the search and rescue operations which can be useful to rescuers.