UAVs / Drones

The importance of UAVs or ‘drones’ for security tasks is gaining wider support within government and semi-government circles and public services at national, regional and local levels. There are great opportunities for cooperation in the 'triple helix', in which the government acts as innovation lead for the development of UAV technology, together with knowledge institutes and industry, and at the end of this process acts as launching customer. That does not only benefit government, but also industry, research institutes and commercial UAV operators and, certainly not least, the economy.