An American drone company is helping the Ukrainian military in its fight against Russia with advanced search and rescue technology.
BRINC Drones Founder and CEO Blake Resnick has joined “Varney & Co.” Friday to detail an “accelerated training course” recently provided to Ukrainian pilots to use the company’s LEMUR drone in reconnaissance missions.
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“[It’s] fully unarmed, but he’s still very useful,” Resnick told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney.
“GPS signals are blocked left and right at the moment in Ukraine, so being able to rely on the laser [guidance technology] is absolutely critical.”
The first drone of its kind not only has night vision equipment, but can also pierce glass and use two-way audio – the only drone in the world with these capabilities combined.
“You’re starting to think of an urban combat type situation, Ukrainian troops being able to know if there’s a Russian in the building; that’s incredibly valuable, isn’t it?” Resnick explained. “To locate the Russian tanks, also to search for the collapsed structures, which today, unfortunately, litter the Ukrainian landscape.
The Ukrainian army underwent 15 hours of training and received 10 LEMUR drones, priced at approximately $15,000 each.
“That’s what we would look for in an abandoned building or help Ukrainians find Russian assets,” Resnick said, pointing to the drone on set.
The drone can help in a variety of emergency situations including search and rescue, hostage taking, active shooter, hazmat, police and fire.
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Resnick, 22, who founded BRINC Drones at 18, believes the company’s value will only appreciate after its public support for Ukraine.
“We have an announcement coming in the short term that will confirm that,” he said.
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