Reconnaissance gadgets and robotic warfare devices are getting smaller by the year, with James Bond like technology being offered to a wide range of buyers, from police forces to special military units. The market place for such technology has become Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition held at ExCel London. The international exhibition has established itself as the leading platform to view and purchase state of the art equipment from the worlds defense and security industry.
Held from September 10-13, it showcased 1,391 exhibitors to almost 30,000 visitors from 121 countries. This year, the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) conference was also held as part of the DSEi and has focused on future capabilities, including civilian applications of drones as well as technological innovations.
The UAS 2,000 m2 event became a one-stop store for anyone seeking to work with the Remotely Piloted Air Systems industry. The Unmanned Systems Showcase held number demonstrations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles, as well as other gadgets that are to be deployed in various security environment and scenarios. Technological advances, operational imperatives and budgetary constraints are driving ever greater reliance on UAVs in military operations.
UAVs are increasingly being depended upon to deliver capabilities that formerly relied on manned platforms. As their strategic importance increases, the UAS industry must respond to deliver systems that are ever more cost effective, dependable and survivable, one of the sponsors of the event, Cranfield University, said at the conference. […]