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Resource Group is pleased to announce that it has operated its first flight school in Kosovo, focussing on the use of drones in mine action


Resource Group's Unmanned Aviation Services division has been working in partnership with MAT Kosovo (part of the PCM Group), the international mine action standards training specialists, to organise a week-long flight school in Kosovo. Three months in the making, this progressive flight training course focused on the use of drones within the specific requirements of the Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) field.

From Saturday 16th September, Resource Group provided training to operational users, system developers and academics enabling them to learn and share their current experiences. This bespoke training meets with the requirements of the Remote Pilot Qualifications (RPQ-s), Resource Group's Civil Aviation Authority approved drone qualification, whilst ensuring relevance through its focus on the very specific requirements in the exceptionally challenging ERW arena.

As the sole flight training partner of MAT Kosovo, Resource Group supplied drones, course materials and an evaluation towards the RPQ-s certification, giving all attendees the opportunity to gain a formal qualification. With a focus on the safe and legal handling of drones, the training applied real-world ERW experiences and scenarios preparing students for the challenges encountered in the ERW environment.

Mark Jones, Head of Unmanned Aviation Services for Resource Group, said

"We're delighted to have a productive partnership with MAT Kosovo and the PCM Group. As the partner of choice for this important and cutting-edge application of drone technology, we feel that the integration of drones into this well-established field will add yet another tool to the armoury in the fight against explosive remnants of war. Resource Group look forward to providing attendees with the skills they need for safe and legal drone flight, and helping to develop insight in this critical area worldwide."

This event provides a baseline and foundation for the future development of drone technology within mine action. The ongoing collaboration between Resource Group and MAT Kosovo contributes to a better understanding of the use and potential for drones in all ERW activities, along with providing the skills and qualifications required.

Unmanned Aviation Services delivery team films gunfire on Snowdon


Resource Group's Unmanned Aviation Services delivery team filmed a 105 light gun being fired from the summit of Snowdon in a celebration to mark 300 years of history for the Royal Regiment of Artillery. They filmed the action with a DJI Inspire 1 drone and the footage was shared live with those on the ground.

The gun fire took place early on the 13th May was one of the last stages in a yearlong event called 'Ubique 300', a west to east circumnavigation relay of the globe that started in Woolwich mid 2015 and will finish at the regimental home in Larkhill this year.

Mark Jones, head of service delivery was joined by Resource Group's own TA Sgt Liarne Fox and WO2 Paul McCarthy. Resource Group was chosen to support the event due to its demonstrable expertise within the industry and close relationships with the TA in the Newport area.

The gun arrived at the summit of Snowdon via the train on the evening of 12th May and was fired very early in the morning on the 13th to ensure minimum disruption and risk for the general public.

Resource Group Films gunfire on Snowdon