LATEST NEWS

April 20, 2018
BBC Profiles the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver

Our little rescue drone is making big news. “BBC Click” broadcast a 7-minute segment featuring the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone and went into details about SharkspotterTM shark recognition and our world-first drone rescue at Lennox Head.

April 12, 2018
World’s first surf rescue by a drone – Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver

The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver,  Australia’s most successful and famous drone, executing the world’s first surf rescue by a drone in January 18, this year when two young men got swept out to sea at Lennox Head and the Westpac Little Ripper drone was deployed to drop it’s SOS marine pod to the boys. The […]

March 26, 2018
SHARKSPOTTER ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT

Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver is very proud of its partnership with UTS in developing the proven technology of the SharkSpotter algorithm for shark detection that was implemented across beaches in NSW and QLD this summer. Dr. Nabin Sharma developer of the SharkSpotter on Stradbroke Island this week working with the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver team.

March 14, 2018
INDIGENOUS RANGERS DRONE TRAINING WITH LITTLE RIPPER GROUP

The Little Ripper Group has just undertaken a major UAV training program with the Cape York Development Group working with indigenous rangers in the remote north of Queensland. The rangers from Coen and Aurukun have undergone a UAV training program with specialist trainers from the Ripper Group. The Cape York Development Group have had a […]

March 1, 2018
THE SOUTHPORT SCHOOL – FIRST SCHOOL IN QLD OFFERING CASA APPROVED DRONE TRAINING AS PART OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Year 12 Engineering Technology students undertake various modules in Engineering areas. Term 1’s module is based on Aeronautical Engineering and specifically Drones. TSS has partnered with the Westpac Little Ripper Group to offer students their Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Remote Pilot Licence. Through Westpac Little Ripper’s CASA approved training course, TSS can offer an ‘in […]

February 8, 2018
SWIMMERS RESCUED IN PORT MACQUARIE

A MAN and a woman are lucky to be alive after being dragged out to sea off Port Macquarie’s Town Beach on Wednesday (February 7). The duo were rescued from the Hastings River entrance after being caught in a rip. The tourists took to the beach just before 8am for an early morning swim beside the southern […]

February 6, 2018
JOBS OF THE FUTURE

Port Macquarie beachgoers can feel much safer thanks to a local initiative that has seen ETC job seekers trained to use drone technology. Port Macquarie beachgoers can feel much safer thanks to a local initiative that has seen ETC job seekers trained to use drone technology to provide extra shark surveillance on Town and Flynns […]

January 18, 2018
WORLD FIRST DRONE RESCUE

A pair of Australian swimmers became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device.

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