KDDI Develops Mountain Rescue Support System Using Drones

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Tokyo, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp. <9433> said Thursday that it has developed a system to support mountain rescue missions using drones.

The company aims to put the system into practical use at Mount Fuji during the climbing season next summer.

By introducing the system as an initial rescue operation to grasp the situation, KDDI hopes it will reduce costs for search missions and save manpower.

The company plans to sell the system to municipalities across the country in the future.

In 2016, KDDI labeled drones as a new business. It has partnered with several companies for the development of equipment, including systems necessary for airframes and operations.

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