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September 07, 2007

Predators improve fire mapping


"NASA and the U.S. Forest Service have teamed up to test a remotely piloted, unmanned Predator aircraft to improve data collection for fighting wildfires.

The Predator is developed and tested at General Atomics Aeronautics facilities in El Mirage and Adelanto.

From mid-August through September, a NASA Predator B named Ikhana will carry sophisticated new imaging and real-time communications equipment for up to 24 hours continuously over wildfires in the western United States. "

Read more at Victorville Daily Press : Local News: Predators improve fire mapping | wildfires, ikhana, fire

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