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DHS Remote and Rapid Rescue Capability Pilot Opportunity - 1st Come…

Updated: Jul 15, 2023


The U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking volunteers to participate in an assessment of the Remote and Rapid Rescue Capability, a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed to assist responders with locating and rescuing casualties. The assessment will take place on August 9-10, 2023 at Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and Starr Forest in Starkville, MS. This assessment is being facilitated by the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL).


During this Operational Field Assessment (OFA), responders will use the Remote and Rapid Rescue Capability in various simulated scenarios. To conduct the assessment, NUSTL is seeking up to nine volunteer evaluators, preferably with search and rescue experience, who are also remote pilots certified under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small UAS Rule (Part 107). Participants must also be U.S. citizens.

There are 3 experienced and Part 107 certified remote pilots needed. First, come first opportunity. Send an email to

Travel costs are covered.


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Sean R
Sean R
Jul 14, 2023


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Send email as directed with your experience and Part 107 cert #

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