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DJI sets up public safety training programme in the Netherlands

Press Release   •   Jul 05, 2017 08:30 BST

July 5, 2017 - DJI, the market leader in the development and manufacture of civilian drones and aerial photography technology, has chosen to set up a training programme for the development of civilian drones for public safety at the Technology Base in Twente, Netherlands. In preparation of the programme, DJI today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Space53, the Enschede-based public-private partnership for developing unmanned systems. DJI and Space53 are planning to develop standard operating procedures for tactical drone applications within the public safety domain and infrastructural inspections.

DJI has been working relentlessly to highlight the benefits of drone technology for society at large. In March this year, DJI released the first-ever survey of lifesaving drone activity, finding that drones rescued at least 59 people from life-threatening conditions in 18 separate incidents around the globe. 38 of those lives were saved in the previous ten months alone.

In addition, fire departments and search and rescue services across the world have started using drone technology to provide themselves with better situational awareness in an incident scene.

DJI has chosen Space53 due to Twente’s unique eco system: its combination of knowledge, room, and partnerships with knowledge institutes and security services. In collaboration with the Twente Fire Department, the training programme for rescue workers will be geared towards the deployment of drones in public safety operations such as fire-fighting and search and rescue missions.

For additional information, please contact:

Barbara Stelzner, Corporate Communication Director, DJI EMEA – barbara.stelzner@dji.com

About DJI

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing civilian drones and aerial imaging technology for personal and professional use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.

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About Space53

Space53 facilitates the entire innovation process for unmanned systems by providing access to a unique eco system. Space53 works closely with the corporate world, various security services, and research and knowledge institutes such as the University of Twente, the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and the Twente ROC school. It provides access to an airport and many research and testing facilities. Smart City Enschede provides the necessary space and conditions for the development and testing of drone systems and works towards ensuring modern regulation within the Netherlands.

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span North America, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries; for applications in film, advertising, construction, fire fighting, farming, and many other industries.

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