Oct 29, 2020
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln company focused on fighting wildfires using drones has been awarded more than $1 million in federal and state grants, it announced.
Drone Amplified has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant for $983,676 and a Nebraska Department of Economic Development matching grant for $100,000, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
The company said the funding will be used to help conduct research and development on improving the safety, decreasing the costs and increasing the effectiveness of firefighters battling wildfires.
“We have seen the horrible impact that wildfires have had this year throughout the country,” company CEO and cofounder Carrick Detweiler said in a written release. The grants “will help us transform firefighting technology to enable faster containment of wildfires and a significant reduction of risk.”
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