Oakland and Downey, California Demos
US Nuclear Corp and UAV partner FlyCam UAV were invited to participate in two demonstrations for their UAV mounted Radiation Detection system, the DroneRAD.
On January 30, 2019, the BAYEX 2019 took place in the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The objective of the exercise was to coordinate with multiple agencies in the Bay Area for response to an attack on mass transit by a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) event and improve interagency cooperation. This included integration of the WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Coordinator into the ICS (Incident Command System) structure of the response to such an attack.
Several scenarios were designed to elicit a response from multiple first responders, both state and local: Police, Fire, Civil Defense, HazMat, Bomb Squad, and US Nuclear Corp/FlyCam UAV’s aerial reconnaissance for detection of radiation contamination of unknown source and location.
The exercise was instrumental in fine-tuning the approach of responders in the Bay Area. US Nuclear Corp and UAV partner FlyCam UAV were honored to be a part of such a critical exercise.
The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) invited US Nuclear Corp and UAV partner FlyCam UAV to participate in their two-day training exercise on March 7 & 8, 2019 at the legendary Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, California. This exercise titled UAS Drones Disaster Conference covered multiple aspects of response by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 2018 saw numerous events for deployment of UAS otherwise known as UAVs. Volcanic eruption, hurricane damage, and devastating wildfires all called into action UAVs. With this exercise, the need for response by UAVs was extended to include CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) events. The DroneRAD system from US Nuclear Corp/FlyCam UAV was demonstrated for detection of radiation contamination of unknown source and location to multiple agencies of state and local first responders and Civil Defense with high praise.
By Penelope Randall
Los Angeles, March 19, 2019