How Security and Defense Industries are Benefiting from Unmanned Systems

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If it seems like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are taking center stage in the national conversation, it’s because they have. With news feeds being sprinkled with stories about pizza-delivering drones or flying blood and tissue samples, it’s becoming clear that the commercialization of UAVs promises breakthroughs in many aspects of our everyday lives.

While new UAV use cases address many important commercial needs, this still only represents the tip of the iceberg of unmanned systems (UxV) technologies, especially when considering the technologies and capabilities that UxVs offer in the fields of security and defense.

Improving Suite of Technologies

Defining a new generation of security and defense technologies, UAVs utilize machine learning in order to complete complex combat missions while simultaneously saving resources, time, and potentially human lives.

With applications for EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) and SWAT (Special Weapon and Tactics) missions, unmanned systems enable standoff for military and police personnel.  This capability reduces the risk of injury or casualties in dangerous environments.

EOD & Unmanned Systems

EOD missions are characterized by challenging and complex threats to people and infrastructure. As a result, such missions benefit from the use of unmanned systems. Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) designed for EOD missions like the Endeavor Robotics PackBot have the capability to neutralize munitions with the precision of a trained expert, without the added risk to human safety.

Given the chief concern of effectively executing a mission with as little threat to personnel as possible, there are immeasurable benefits to integrating hardware that possesses the dexterity and precision to navigate tight spaces, all the while collecting and analyzing real-time data. The reality of EOD missions is sobering, but unmanned systems like PackBot eliminate unnecessary risk through its wide range of capabilities.


“The world of manned reconnaissance is gone, and soon manned reconnaissance itself will be gone.” – Charlie Allen, former CIA Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection.

Given the highly volatile nature of combat missions, it won’t come as a surprise that the rapid delivery of accurate information is critical. Consequently, such missions rely on solutions afforded by technologies such as Kinesis. Built from the ground up for this purpose, Kinesis provides the capability to intelligently manage UxVs across the air and ground domains and distribute UxV information to the user with an intuitive user interface that works across all end-user devices.

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