Drones to be used to prevent and combat wildfires

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 17-01-2019 12:26:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s air force is to use drones to prevent and combat rural wildfires, according to a resolution published in Portugal’s national official journal late last week.

According to the resolution, the air force is authorised to spend up to €650,000 (plus VAT) on the acquisition of goods and services to permanently accompany the control of the execution of several contracts related to renting helicopters and planes.

The document also enables the air force to launch a tendering process to rent up to 35 additional helicopters to combat wildfires, with the amount forecast for this year being around €51 million.


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