Little Ripper
Lifesaver Drone


Little Ripper Lifesaver

We’ve pioneered search and rescue with world-first innovations

Since its inception on February 28th, 2016, the Little Ripper Lifesaver drone has become a world-renowned search and rescue device and program.

The Little Ripper Lifesaver fleet includes a range of sophisticated multi-rotor drones specifically designed for rescue and lifesaving operations. 

The Little Ripper is a specialised drone that has the ability to quickly identify and respond to incidents, making it a key player in coastal safety.

These drones are equipped with various rescue tools, including the ability to send out sound alerts to swimmers in danger, transmit live data to control centers, detect sharks, and drop sea-marker dye to track objects or people in the water.

Little Ripper’s rapid response teams do exactly that – they respond rapidly. We’ll react quickly, finding swimmers fast and efficiently to save lives.

World-First Australian Technology

Ripper Corp and Advanced Navigation made history by flying multiple drones simultaneously along a 1000km stretch of Australia’s coastline. 

This was a world-first achievement that demonstrates the capabilities and potential of drone technology in a variety of applications.

World’s First Recorded
Drone Surf Rescue

The Little Ripper Lifesaver performed the world’s first surf rescue using a drone in stormy seas off the coast of Lennox Head, NSW, Australia, on 18 January 2018.

Learn more about this rescue by reading Our Story.

Sharkspotter, the world’s first AI-enabled shark detection system for UAV

The Ripper Tech team has collaborated with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to create an artificial intelligence (AI) system for our Little Ripper Lifesaver drones. 

This technology allows the drones to detect a range of marine threats in real-time with high accuracy, including sharks. This innovative solution enhances the capabilities of our drones and helps to improve safety in the water.

Crocspotter world’s first AI-enabled crocodile detection system for drones

Our Crocspotter technology, developed in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Amazon Web Services, and Surf Life Saving Queensland, enables faster reaction times to potential threats at beaches and waterways. 

By using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Crocspotter can accurately detect and alert authorities to the presence of crocodiles in these areas, helping to ensure the safety of swimmers and other water users.

Can you utilise the Little Ripper drone in your organisation?

The Little Ripper drone has proven to be a valuable asset in a variety of search and rescue operations and has been adopted by a range of organisations including corporations and governments. 

Ripper Corp offers the Little Ripper drone and its accompanying software for purchase, as well as custom enterprise training to ensure that your team is fully prepared to use it effectively. 

Contact us to learn more about how the Little Ripper drone can support your organisation’s search and rescue efforts.

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We’ve pioneered search and rescue using the Little Ripper. Request a call back and talk to an expert about how you could deploy this technology today. 

Little Ripper Lifesaver UAV (drone)

The Little Ripper Lifesaver unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been customised with Ripper’s Custom Payload Delivery System (CPLS), which allows the drone to carry and deploy rescue equipment. 

This system has made the Little Ripper UAVs the preferred choice for UAV search and rescue operations. The Little Ripper Lifesaver is designed to be easily customised, allowing operators to quickly switch between a range of deployable payloads, including lifesaving rescue pods, to assist those in need. 

Whether you’re a first responder, a search and rescue team, or an organisation looking for a reliable and effective way to support rescue efforts, the Little Ripper Lifesaver UAV can be tailored to meet your needs.

The Little Ripper - Rescue Pods

Little Ripper Marine Rescue Pods

Little Ripper Land Rescue Pods

Additional Options

Little Ripper Snow Pod

Warning Siren

One-way microphone alert
The Little Ripper has a one-way microphone alert

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Little Ripper Lifesaver sea marker dye deployment system

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Do you work in search and rescue? Talk to an expert

We’ve pioneered search and rescue using the Little Ripper. Request a call back and talk to an expert about how you could deploy this technology today.