European Leaders Push for Early Deployment of UAVs in Civil Airspace – New Security Market Research Report From ASD Media

March 3, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ –

– Recent European Commission-Sponsored Study Lists Border Security as the
Top Civilian Requirement for UAVs

European planners are increasingly looking towards the potential
deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for civilian purposes. Various
studies have long pointed to border patrol, forestry, fishing, search and
rescue, etc. as appropriate and profitable uses for unmanned aircraft. Yet,
opening the European Union’s airspace to civil UAVs is so difficult that even
the most optimistic predictions only anticipate limited use in perhaps 2013
or 2016. These are some of the conclusions included in Market Intel Group’s
new report, titled: “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Border Security -
Global Market & Technologies Outlook 2010-2015″.

A recent European Commission-sponsored study lists border security as the
top civilian requirement for UAVs. Suitable unmanned aircraft for border
protection cannot be simply military versions without weapons. Border
protection UAVs require specific hardware and design features to enable them
to share airspace with piloted aircraft, or even other UAVs. The new research
report details these requirements. It also provides a detailed border
protection Operating Concept, or the integrated plan tying UAVs into other
sensors, communication networks and multiple users. Without a good Operating
Concept, successful deployment of UAVs for border security (or anything else)
is unlikely.

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