Drone Army Fights Off Wildfires In Chongqing, China
In August, wildfires burned in the steep mountains around Chongqing, a Chinese city with 31 million people. The fires threatened to spread to the city’s tall business towers and high-rise homes. The most advanced drone army in the world attacked the fire from all sides, which helped in many ways.
Drones have, for example, brought food to Firefighters and moved up to 50-pound loads of water pipes and supplies. Surveillance drones went into the middle of the fire to track its path and send important information to the people who were helping.
According to China’s official broadcaster, CCTV, larger drones flying miles above the fire lit bars of silver iodide inside clouds, causing fake rainfall. The Daily Beast says that long-range drones made by state-backed companies that make military equipment were used to seed clouds above a fire in Sichuan, which caused it to rain in just 60 minutes.
It was the ultimate embodiment of how China aims to combat natural calamities,…