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Firebird 2001 (Israel)
Another Israeli UAV innovation, the remotely controlled Firebird 2001 can deliver real-time, highly accurate information on a wildfire's size, speed, perimeter, and movement using a slew of technologies, including global positioning system technology, geographic information systems mapping, and forward-looking infrared cameras. Wildfire scientists in the U.S. are currently testing Firebird, invented in 1996, for use in fire management.

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