The moment of rescue – one sailor’s gripping account

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See footage of Kilmore Quay's dramatic night-time rescue
A challenging night on the Celtic Sea
‘And out they came. Like something from a movie, this massive powerboat, lit with millions of candlepower spotlights, came barrelling out of the 4-5m seas.’

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Heliwest Operates Lockheed Martin’s Indago Small Unmanned Quad Copter in Cyclone Pam Disaster Relief Efforts

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Following the devastation of Cyclone Pam, the United National World Bank and the Vanuatu Government called upon Australian unmanned aerial system operator Heliwest, who deployed Lockheed Martin’s Indago small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to conduct a rapid damage assessment. (Photo Credit: Heliwest)

OREM, Utah, May 4, 2015 – Disaster relief missions require a rapid and safe response under harsh conditions. When roads are unavailable, and infrastructure is unstable, unmanned systems can provide valuable damage assessment intelligence without putting further strain on the limited ground and aviation assets available to the response effort. Following the devastation of Cyclone Pam, the Vanuatu Government and the World Bank contacted Australian operator Heliwest, who deployed Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Indago small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to conduct a rapid damage assessment. The Indago collected imagery of the damage over a two week mission and provided the data to operators, without risking a life.

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