Behind the scenes of the UAV marketplace a large amount of public money is being spent here in Britain.
A consortium of defence companies led by BAE Systems has been given almost £31m in regional funding to try and prove civilian drones can safely share the skies with other airspace users.
Another £17m has been spent turning an old military base at Aberporth in west Wales into Europe’s first centre for flying and testing civilian drone aircraft.
The key piece of technology currently missing is a “detect-and-avoid” system for civilian drones that will automatically steer the pilotless craft away from commercial airliners and crash land in a safe area if necessary.
Britain is leading the way in UAV technology and KaarbonTech are proud to be part of that movement, finding new ways to utilise affordable aerial surveying.
By Mark Entwistle