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Ikhana, NASA's Image Drone Aids Firefighters

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Ikhana is the name of NASA’a unmanned aircraft put in use last week on the Zaca Fire. From NASA; “A Predator B unmanned aircraft system has joined the inventory of research aircraft at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. Built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of San Diego, NASA took possession of the […]

10 Tanker Gets Wings Clipped

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This article describes the current status of this all important firefighting tool. “The plane, which has shown to be effective fighting large wildland fires, encountered a mishap while fighting the White Fire near Tehachapi on Monday. After hitting severe turbulence, it descended rapidly but the crew was able to recover after hitting some trees by […]

Robotic Firefighting Device

ZDNet points us to an article about a robotic firefighting device at “Try to picture a snake-like robot that can move into places that are too dangerous for humans to enter. The snake can climb up stairs, force past beams and twist itself round corners. Imagine that it has a built-in advanced water tap […]