Autonomous air tankers could soon be joining the fire-fighting fray

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:35 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Darren Quick
Air tankers are an important part of the fire-fighting arsenal, but their current reliance on human pilots severely limits their potential.

 

With the goal of expanding aerial firefighting capabilities by removing the human pilot from the aircraft, Nevada-based Drone America and Georgia-based Thrush Aircraft have teamed up to develop the world's first autonomous air tanker. 

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