MILITARY
DELTA to the Rescue!
03 September, 2015
State Military Scientific-Technical Centre DELTA has announced its intention to set up a remotely piloted operations center in order to carry out rescue works at sea and monitor forests.

Drones provided by Delta will help in carrying out rescue operations at sea and monitoring forests.


Environment and Defense ministers have recently signed a memorandum on joint fighting against poachers; according to it, the Ministry of Defense will monitor the forests with the help of remotely piloted aircraft provided by DELTA.

This method will allow to spot poachers or forest fire hazards in a timely fashion, as well as find lost people, locate runaway animals, conduct aerial monitoring of agricultural lands, etc.


Georgian Armed Forces not being duly armed with reconnaissance drones is not a military secret – it is a sad reality. This may have more subjective than objective reasons, but the fact still stands, and Environment Ministry taking sudden interest in usage of drones for civilian purposes is something akin to a moment of lucidity in a stagnant dream. Such an initiative may prove very important for the country. This method will allow to spot poachers or forest fire hazards in a timely fashion, as well as find lost people, locate runaway animals, conduct aerial monitoring of agricultural lands, etc.

Thus, DELTA is planning to set up an operations center that, besides the abovementioned functions, may use its capabilities to rescue people at sea or river.

As DELTA specialists have told Kviris Palitra newspaper, for their rescue operations they are going to use a multicopter able to lift up to 20 kg worth of weight. It will carry a lifebuoy connected to the shore with a thick horsehair rope. As soon as a lifeguard sees from his tower that a swimmer needs assistance, he’ll send out a remotely controlled copter that will drop the victim a lifebuoy; the victim will subsequently be pulled out of the water by the rope.

The upcoming operations center will not be dissimilar to DELTA’s other projects, such as the anti-hail system control center; it will be responsible for carrying out rapid response operations in difficult situations in air, on land and at sea via remotely controlled devices. However, despite utilizing imported spare parts, DELTA plans to assemble the drones by itself, in accordance to its own specifications.

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