Rapid deployment unmanned aerial vehicle team for assisting international relief teams

Credits: Royal Military Academy

As a research group embedded in a military university working in close collaboration with multiple end-user organizations, the Unmanned Vehicle Centre has a favorable position linking research and end-users. As a result, we are able to offer advanced state-of-the-art support tools for relief operations. These tools consist of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (a.o. Microdrones MD4-1000) and trained operators with field experience on assisting international relief teams for crisis management operations, as proven during our deployment in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We focus on the seamless integration of these unmanned aerial tools into the standard operating procedures of the relief workers, respecting the legal framework and maximizing the added value for the end-users while minimizing the barriers to market entry.