Rhinos software to be used for the hunt for MH370 victims
Software for remote-controlled unmanned aircraft has been developed by a private-sector company that is using it to help search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAWS) is a computer program that uses cameras, GPS and a laser to operate the plane’s transponder.
The software was developed by RPAWS Software Group, a unit of RPA WS, which has been in development for five years, according to the company’s website.
“We believe the RPAWSS is an extremely important tool for the search and rescue efforts and we are excited to continue to use this technology in our work with the Malaysian Government and the Royal Malaysian Air Force,” RPAws Chief Executive Officer Chris Ritchie said in a statement.
Malaysia’s search and recovery team said it was working to confirm the identity of the aircraft and the pilot.
But Ritchie noted that it was not yet clear whether the aircraft was still in the water or on the surface.
MH370 has so far not been found.