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May 31, 2020
Drones keep a close eye on Australia’s wildlife

Nick Kwek – May 31, 2020 Australia’s wildlife is under threat from disease and bushfires. But now drones and thermal imaging technology are being used to track their movements to help keep them safe. BBC Click’s Nick Kwek joined a Westpac Little Ripper team spotting kangaroos and koalas to find out more. The film was […]

May 1, 2020
NRL 2020: drone solutions are being explored to have fans return

Michael Carayannis, The Daily Telegraph A drone spraying germ-destroyer is the latest left-field idea in a bid to have fans return to sporting venues as soon as July 1. Trials have started at one of rugby league’s main stadium hubs — Bankwest Stadium — to test the effectiveness of drones spraying seats with a safe […]

April 28, 2020
DJI GLOBAL PARTNER WITH WESTPAC LITTLE RIPPER TO FIGHT COVID-19 – 9News

The world’s largest drone company, DJI Global has agreed to work with Westpac Little Ripper to supply and deliver the drone solution to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. The Ripper Group will work in collaboration with our global partner DJI out of China. DJI is the world’s largest drone company, which currently […]

April 15, 2020
DEMONSTRATION OF WESTPAC LITTLE RIPPER SPRAY DRONES

10New First covered a live demonstration of the Westpac Little Ripper spray drones in action on the Gold Coast. The main areas where Westpac Little Ripper drones can be a key tool in responding to the threat COVID-19 are: Aerial spray and disinfection – Drones originally designed to spray pesticides for agricultural applications were repurposed […]

April 10, 2020
WESTPAC LITTLE RIPPER DRONES MOBILISED 
AGAINST THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

The Ripper Group, home of the Westpac Little Ripper drones, is currently working with authorities in Queensland to see how the company’s specialised drones can assist during the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce the spread of the disease and keep our communities safe. Over the past few months, the Chinese government has been piloting ways to […]

April 2, 2020
LITTLE RIPPER DRONES TO ASSIST STOPPING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

The Ripper Group in collaboration with our global drone partners DJI have increased our specialised fleet of spray drones. This is aimed to give Federal and State Government Agencies any means possible to help with the fight against COVID-19 in public places. The Ripper Group are actively in conversations with a broad range of Government […]

March 17, 2020
Drones to drop dye to stop drownings – The Age

By Stuart Layt The Age – March 17, 2020 — 10.25pm Surf lifesavers have always relied on their eyes to spot hazards in the water for swimmers but soon they’ll be able to rely on eyes in the sky. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Drone program has commissioned a number of drones that can drop […]

March 12, 2020
GOLD COAST BULLETIN – SEA MARKER DYE LAUNCH

GOLD COAST BULLETIN – KYLE WISNIEWSKI March 12, 2020 Surf lifesavers use drones to tint water and track currents GOLD Coast surf lifesavers are using drones to drop dye into the ocean to identify rips and hazards for beachgoers in an Australia-first trial. Sea dye dropped from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Drone allows lifesavers […]

March 10, 2020
Sea Marker Dye Launch with SLSA & SLSQ

The Ripper group launched our latest search and rescue tool for Life Savers. The deployment of sea marker dye by drones was officially launched on March 11 with our partners SLSQ and SLSA on the Gold Coast. The Ripper group has led the innovation to miniaturise the sea marker dye capability currently in use on […]

March 5, 2020
The Ripper Group and our technology partner UTS

The Ripper Group and our technology partner UTS (University of Technology Sydney) are proud to be made a finalist in the AAUS (Australian Association for Unmanned Systems) in the Innovation category. Our entry – The Ripper Group and University of Technology Sydney (artificial Intelligence technologies and ultra-low latency live streaming from drones). Innovation Award The […]

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