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A recent landslide in Norway is responsible for the largest drone operation in Europe to date, with nearly 200 flight hours. More than 420 drone missions were conducted, as a result of which 13 people were rescued from collapsed and damaged houses.

After a devastating landslide in Norway, drones flew in the sky in search of survivors among the rubble in the village of Ask. A landslide hit Ask on the last day of 2020 at about 4 a.m.

The landslide led hundreds of personal helicopters, a Lockheed P-3 Orion unmanned aerial vehicle, search dogs, ambulances, and drones to join the search to find as many people as possible.

The drones were equipped with thermal imaging cameras to capture thermal signals from people and any other animals trapped in the rubble. The work used the recently released DJI Matrice 300 RTK. The payload is equipped with a camera that provides up to 32x optical zoom and up to 200x digital zoom, as well as a radiometric thermal imaging camera and a laser rangefinder, which is used to determine the distance to those stuck in rubble.

Drones were used to monitor rescuing helicopters. The drones detect the person and track him until the helicopter can reach him and rescue him. As a result, the drones flew over 420 flights, adding approximately 200 hours in the air.





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