5G drones in Angus aim to transform mountain rescue – BBC.com

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A trial in Tarfside in the Angus hills is testing the feasibility of creating pop-up mobile phone networks using drones.

Drones are already an important port of mountain rescue efforts.

The devices are able to cover terrain far quicker than traditional search teams and by equipping them with heat-detecting cameras, they can help to find injured or missing walkers.

At the moment, the view from the drone can only be seen by the operator but experts say if a temporary network could be set up during a rescue operation, images could be fed straight back to base.

If a casualty has been identified, the boxes can be placed near them to allow them to communicate with rescuers or if a search is ongoing, the technology could be used to relay information from teams back to command base.

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