It has been forecast that commercial UAVs and drones will capture 12 billion US$ in the next decade. However, the practical issues are many. The technology to make UAVs operational is now in place. While the UAVs and drones are new and maturing the cameras and sensors that are used on the UAVs and drones are not new.
It is time, now, to evaluate and determine if implementing UAVs are appropriate for you. Implementing drones will effect your entire organization and you need the time to properly plan the integration of drones in order to seamlessly introduce them into your environment.
Some domestic uses of drones have already occurred, including access to military airspace, border patrol (both with Mexico and Canada), intelligence gathering on Mexican drug cartels, and use by a number of public agencies for research and, under special circumstances, law enforcement purposes.
The hobby UAVs, radio controlled model airplanes that can only be flown within line-of-sight are at present the majority of UAVs in use. These require certification but only have a few rules to follow. This is the mass market and will always remain in place. But this does not adequately cover the overall use of UAVs.
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We have extended experience in this area and we have a product that interfaces UAVs to your current companies applications. We completed a contract with Chevron in Lagos, Nigeria that provided control of their 40 rotary wing aircraft that flew over their oil well platforms. The problems that needed solving were two fold: collision avoidance and being able to schedule flights based on the aircraft's resources .
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