A Spanish company plans to unveil the first drone designed to fight fires in Mexico on Sunday.
Nitrofirex is participating in a workshop on new technology for fighting forest fires at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, where it plans to introduce Mexico's tech community to a project that developed new applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, better known as drones.
Executives are looking for an industrial partner in Mexico to develop the unique civilian drones, Nitrofirex representatives told Efe.
The drones designed by Nitrofirex are capable of carrying and dispersing a large quantity of liquid at the site of a fire.
The UAVs are launched from transport planes, fly to the location of the fire using the guidance system developed by the company and later return to base.
Nitrofirex has contacted several industrial firms in Mexico as part of its effort to find investors for the project.