As the international SAR community is preparing to meet at the annual Search and Rescue conference, Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with a leading partner of the conference, Bristow. Responsible for SAR services for all of the UK and other international private or public entities, they are supporting the event this year and Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Russell Torbet, Director of the UK Search and Rescue at Bristow Helicopters Ltd. In this exclusive interview, he gives his exclusive insight into the organisation's leading role within the UK SAR, the common challenges faced by the international community and what he looks most forward to at the conference.
In this complimentary exclusive global market report, discover selected key programmes and acquisitions from countries from all around the globe, a few of which will be present at Search and Rescue Europe 2018, such as Serbia, Norway, the U.K. and Canada.
TWe look at some of the technology said to be revolutionizing SAR efforts, from L3 airborne navigation systems to Rescue Global’s leaps in Machine Learning and Big Data processing.
This article looks into the impact of technology into modern SAR operations, including:
- Small and large UAVs
- Machine Learning
- Alternatives to GPS and GNSS tracking
- Satellite technology
- Airborne sensors
- Crowdsourcing information
- Mobile robotics