I.S.A.R. Germany: First responder UAV AscTec Falcon 8

7. October 2013
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Duisburg. (07.10.2013) Ascending Technologies donates an AscTec Falcon 8 to I.S.A.R. Germany.

The international aid organization is certified by the UN organization INSARAG (International Search and Rescue Advisory Group) and helps in case of natural disaster around the world. Now we support the voluntary work of the action forces with one of our flight systems.

„Our intention is to save human lives and minimize the risks to our task forces” says Dr. Daniela Lesmeister, Chairwoman of I.S.A.R. Germany.

For aerial surveying and exploration in an active zone the AscTec Falcon 8 is the perfect tool. Aerial images providing an overview of the disaster zone are hard to come by. In rescue operations every second counts. Air support is often not available or called in many days after the incident.

The donated system will help with the Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. The fully integrated and assembled system has be delivered in a robust airfreight capable transport case, mobile and ready for deployment.

„We have decided not to sell our products to the military branch right from the beginning of Ascending Technologies. Our interests lay more in peaceful applications of our technologies, for example humanitarian aid. With this donor system we hope to display our philosophy.” Says Daniel Gurdan, Co-founder and CEO of Ascending Technologies.

I.S.A.R. (International Search and Rescue) Germany is an aid organization focused on international providing SAR assistance and humanitarian aid. They are specialized in providing professional assistance with locating missing persons and dealing with collapsed buildings, explosions, earthquakes, floods and storms struck zones.

The exploration of a crisis region is very risky without up to date information. With the use of the AscTec Falcon 8, the unknown now suddenly becomes known. The scenario is immediately viewable with the high quality monitor from the Mobile Ground Station. The images are highly valuable in coordinating and planning the rescue effort.

The AscTec Falcon 8 has been on the market since 2009. Since its introduction, it has been continuously updated and improved. It is renowned for its precise and stable flight characteristics. With its easy and intuitive handling, the AscTec Falcon 8 is ideal for operation in high stress situations such as a natural disaster zone. The pilots from I.S.A.R. Germany received a special training course from our experts. Allowing them to be adequately prepared for their next deployment.

Ascending Technologies is proud to be given a chance to support the work of the I.S.A.R. organization.

We wish I.S.A.R. Germany good luck to all their future endeavors.


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