Working alongside Fire and Emergency NZ, the Interpine #UAV team are putting #drones & helicopters to work together during #fire #attack. Combined, fire mapping and #hotspot detection use the smarts of the drone such as full motion video mapping as we have come to expect, but extending this for use with a manned helicopter platform to geo locate hotspots and provided updated fire intelligence information to the incident control team. This provides a flexible intelligence platform for any stage of the fire attack and mop-up phases, opening up the operating weather conditions, while also de-conflicting airspace.