The increased affordability and availability of recreational drone aircraft has introduced a whole host of new, unprecedented security concerns for the DoD. Criminal and terrorist organizations have already started using drones for a wide variety of illegal activity such as spying on law enforcement, intimidating witnesses, smuggling contraband and dropping explosives.
As a result, the DoD plans to invest an additional $1.5 billion over the course of 2019 into the development, testing and application of cutting-edge counter- UAS systems ranging from handheld weapons, designed to disable small, explosive-laden unmanned aerial systems, to larger, more sophisticated weapons, capable of defending bases from large-scale attack. In this infographic, we outline the DoD’s
- Key strategic priorities for combating malicious commercial drones in 2019
- Counter drone procurement priorities for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and DARPA
- Recent C-UAS acquisitions
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Our editorial team asked European drone experts from a broad range of industries to provide their insight on the increasing use of commercial drones and the issues this generates. In this infographic, find out why:
- 60% of respondents see the growing use of commercial drones as a potential threat.
- 75% of respondents think there is either too little or a serious lack of understanding and communication between the public and the authorities regarding the current legislation and guidance on the use of drones in the civil airspace.
- Close to 50% of respondents say they have little to know awareness of available counter-UAS solutions