The recent devastating fires in Victoria have once again highlighted the destructive force of nature if left unchecked. CoaX Helicopters has been approached to investigate providing incendiary dispensing capability from the CoaX UAS as an unmanned system.

Coax bushfire management

It is often difficult to access wilderness areas to initiate back burning during non hazardous weather conditions.

CoaX UAS drones could easily be fitted with a combination of optical systems and dispensing systems to carry out this task.

During bushfire season, CoaX UAV drones could also operate with thermal imaging systems to identify the fire front and possibly people in danger.

Larger versions of CoaX UAS could also provide fire suppression roles, operating safely in restricted visability conditions such as heavy smoke and night flying, giving firefighters a unique opportunity to extend fire fighting operations.