Emergency & Disaster Response


High resolution aerial imagery from Aeryon sUAS integrates with traditional photogrammetry software to provide accurate, detailed information and long-lasting evidence. Advanced optics combined with secure, all-digital networking capabilities enables evidence to be captured instantly onsite and assessed before a crime, accident, fire or disaster scene has even been touched by first responders or investigators.

The ability to have the Aeryon sUAS over the derailment site within minutes, coupled with the exceptional quality of the imagery and the absence of risk to any personnel, was the perfect solution to assess the situation in real-time.

Joel Embry, Drone Systems

Search & Rescue

With Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, the faster search efforts commence, the better the chance of a successful outcome. Aeryon sUAS can be in the air within minutes of first responders arriving at a scene
Pre-planned flight paths enable the operator to methodically perform a grid search in a given area to ensure no area is missed. All videos and photographs are automatically saved and geo-tagged for further analysis and potential evidence.


Chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear or explosive situations represent an extreme danger to everyone involved. Gathering as much information as possible before sending in the investigation and response teams significantly reduces the risks. The integrated, hot-swappable payloads enable you to select the best solution to meet the requirements and completely assess the situation.

Disaster Response

Devastating destruction and dangerous situations can make disaster relief challenging. Sending rescue workers into damaged structures, or rubble piles, to search for survivors is often difficult. Aeryon sUAS solutions enable ground-based rescue teams to collect critical aerial intelligence and deploy rescue resources quickly, carefully and exactly where they are needed most.

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Integrated Imaging Payloads

Vector-enabled Aeryon SR-EO/IR Mk II and Aeryon HDZOOM30 are next-generation imaging payloads for the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS.


Aeryon sUAS helps assess train derailment site

When 13 cars of a 39-car freight train derailed just outside Louisville Kentucky, in late October 2012, Joel Embry, president of  Drone Systems knew that he could help the onsite emergency crews assess the damage and provide the aerial imagery needed for a fast and safe clean up of the site.