Little Ripper adapts its UAVs to fight Covid-19

By on 7 April, 2020

The Ripper Group has announced it is adapting its surf lifesaving drone tech to purposes suited to helping slow the spread of Covid-19.

Known for their surf lifesaving drone technology, the Ripper Group has partnered with Chinese UAV giant DJI to adapt its drones to purposes related to Covid-19.

CEO of the Ripper Group Ben Trollope said that the two key areas that the Westpac Little Ripper drones can assist are in aerial spray disinfection and crowd control.

“Through environmentally friendly active disinfectant agents we can neutralise the Coronavirus in public places on surfaces in places like playgrounds, malls, public gyms, public transport areas, sporting arenas, schools, universities, hospitals, child-care centres, aged-care facilities, shopping centres, supermarkets, factories and warehouses,” he said.

Mr. Trollope also said that the drones could aid authorities in dispersing crowds to enforce social distancing rules.

“Using drones protects the lifeguards and police by allowing safe social distancing and does the job quickly and efficiently. This will protect first responders and front line personnel,” he said.

DJI was engaged by government in China during the country’s peak of the outbreak, and deployed drones to disinfect an area in excess of 600,000,000m².

Ripper Group will be exhibiting at Rotortech 2020 on 14-16 October 2020 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane.

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