These are the Elios II, Matrice 300 RTK and Mavic II drones that the UME is using in the Valencia fire

The voracity of the fire that yesterday burned down a 14-story building in Valencia and cost the lives of 9 people that were inside it has led to mobilizing the Military Emergency Unit. The UME has deployed 87 troops and 38 means, including drones Elios II, Matrice 300 RTK and Mavic 2.

The drones are part of a group of six -2 Elios II of Flyability2 Matrice 300 and 2 Mavic 2, both from the manufacturer DJI– that he Ministry of Defence acquired in 2022 for the EMU with funds from the European Union.

Each Elios II It measures 40 cm in diameter and weighs 1.5 kilograms. They are characterized by a carbon fiber spherical mesh which protects the drone's propellers from possible impacts in narrow areas and confined spaces. This ability makes it ideal for exploring the interior of structures affected by earthquakes, explosions or, as is the case, fires.

It has a autonomy of 10 minutes and has a thermal camera and another with resolution 4K that manages to detect even small cracks. The lighting is 10,000 lumens and facilitates inspection when there is dust in the environment. In addition, oblique lighting improves vision in cloudy and dusty areas.

Elios II drone.Flyability.

The drones Matrix 300 RTK They have another role in search and rescue tasks. They operate outdoors in adverse weather conditions and can withstand sustained winds of up to 55 km/h.

Matrice 300 RTK drone.
Matrice 300 RTK drone.DJI.

They are equipped with an electro-optical camera of up to 23x magnification for daytime use and a radiometric thermal camera which will allow discrimination by temperature. Furthermore, another feature offered by this model is the incorporation of a laser rangefinder which allows measuring distances accurately. Its autonomy and size are greater than those of the Elios II. Can fly for 55 minuteshas a range of 15 km, its diameter is 89 cm and it weighs 6.3 kg.

Mavic II drone.
Mavic II drone.DJI.

The Mavic II Enterprise Advanced They are a model that was already present in the UME before this acquisition and was used in the eruption of the La Palma volcano in September 2021, as well as in forest fires. It has a camera with 4K resolution, a thermal camera and can Attach various accessories such as a spotlight, megaphone or strobe light, among others. Its autonomy is 25 minutes and its weight, without accessories, is 900 grams.”