So, monitoring and security are high on the agenda of applications for drones.
Their extensive use by public services and private security companies, as well as armed forces and the fire department, has changed the way that services respond to various operational needs.
We also see an increasing participation of unmanned aircraft in search & rescue incidents, while even more technological innovations add to their equipment. Infrared cameras, LiDAR, sensors, audible warning systems, are now integrated in their features portfolio, drastically changing traditional ways by which operations carry out.
At the same time, new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain, etc., help create the new generation of drones, with particularly improved features and performance.
Of course, as unmanned aircraft applications and users increase in numbers, so does the need to train and conform to flight safety rules. The legal framework that has been in effect since 2017, is now ready to revise on a European scale, as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suggests rules and structures for a smooth and safe use of drones.
Finally, it’s just as important to have protection systems (C-UAV) in order to secure no-fly UAV zones and prevent the possibility of asymmetric threats in public buildings, installations, airfields, etc. with the use of drones, an industry with a value expected to surpass 4 billion euros by 2025.
All this new data produced by the wide utilization of drones, will be highlighted at the “Drone 3S Project”, the first online event in Greece about unmanned aircraft, which you can attend for free.