SLSQ invests in world-first- hi-tech drone rescue enterprise – sUAS News


Surf Life Saving Queensland today announced it is joining forces with hi-tech drone search and rescue company The Ripper Group in a move it believes will revolutionise the way lives are saved in marine environments around the world.

SLSQ’s investment in the rebranded Ripper Corporation will contribute significantly to the organisation’s vision of zero preventable drowning deaths in the state’s public waters.

Capitalising on The Ripper Group’s standing as world market leaders in drone search and rescue deployment, training, research and development, SLSQ aims to integrate its state-of-the-art drone and hi- tech AI applications into existing surf lifesaving operations and wider disaster responses.

Ripper Corp’s board will be chaired by lawyer and SLSQ director Grant Dearlove, alongside directors Kevin Weldon AM – founder and executive chairman of The Ripper Group – Dave Whimpey (SLSQ CEO) and Susan Calvert (The Ripper…

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