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Project Hero puts drones to work in Red Cross disaster response

Built for the Austrian Red Cross, Land Rover's Project Hero is meant to give responders a new method of searching for survivors and bringing them to safety.

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Here's a feel-good story for you.

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This is Project Hero, built by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division.

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It's built for the Austrian Red Cross, not only for training, but for actual disaster response, too.

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Its roof-mounted pod features magnetic retention, so its drone can land on the vehicle safely while the vehicle itself is moving.

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There's a pull-out rear platform, loads of radio equipment and power plugs featuring a variety of styles for various European plugs.

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The Austrian Red Cross will use this system to develop improved methods of disaster response.

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The drone can be controlled with a tablet app.

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Additional LED lighting will help visibility in pitch black conditions.

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Project Hero is based on a regular Land Rover Discovery.

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A little help goes a long way, and the Red Cross is determined to do all it can to help those affected by natural disasters.

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