Lufthansa IT unit to integrate Draganfly drone tech in sea rescues
Canadian drone tech and services company Draganfly is entering a new business relationship with the information technology affiliate of Lufthansa Group, supplying the German unit with its Vital Intelligence capabilities for aerial use in various maritime operations – particularly search and rescues of people who have fallen overboard.
Draganfly said it signed a letter of intent with IT services provider Lufthansa Industry Solutions, which will integrate the company’s drones and software into its operations for maritime clients. Those include inspections and monitoring of vessels and cargo, mapping areas of sea operation, but primarily in deployment of UAVs during search and rescue responses to people falling overboard.
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