Drones Disaster Response Verizon Frontline THOR
As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, DRONELIFE got an inside look at Verizon Frontline’s newest tool to support public safety and first responders. Verizon’s THOR – Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response – is a superhero with a drone for disaster response, one of Verizon Frontline’s hundreds of deployable assets that stand ready to assist first responders and public safety teams.
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At Verizon’s Boston headquarters, THOR – a giant truck equipped with a full menu of Verizon’s support offerings – was on display. THOR (and “THOR’s Hammer” – a communications trailer that acts as a 5G network, entirely managed from within the trailer) are purpose-built solutions with every detail carefully planned to provide critical data and communications to first responders.
THOR carries an Easy Aerial Raptor on the roof, which can act as either a tethered or untethered drone, providing an aerial view of a critical…