Blast Movement Technologies released FED 2.0, an aerial drone for post-blast monitoring with improved detection depths of up to 12 m. It enables the swift retrieval of Blast Movement Monitor location data, the company reported.

Based on the DJI Matrice M600Pro flying platform, FED 2.0 features an automated winch to lower the detector closer to the surface for greater detection depths.

FED 2.0 features an automated flight control and customizable flight plan. It has a built-in GNSS receiver to enhance positioning information, and a vertical and horizontal collision detection system. After battery replacement, it can resume the mission from where it was suspended. The onboard computer allows for immediate processing of incoming data.