Inside Unmanned Systems

OCT-NOV 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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October/November 2018  unmanned systems inside 55 when extended line of sight is approved or even BLVOS [beyond visual line of sight] or autonomous fl ights." "The potential can be enormous Tamme Van Der Wal, partner, AeroVision B.V. The Galician government, Weller said, has launched a pub- lic tender to do exactly this. "The first results will be ready by early next year. They also need to determine which sensors and resolution are the most adequate for the job." The value of such operations does seem pretty obvious. The mar- ket is as vast as the fields of France and Germany, and all the rest. Whoever gets there first stands to make a bundle, or is that a sheaf? NO SMALL-TIME PLAYERS For its part, Copa-Cogeca expresses particular apprehension over the plight of Europe's small farmers, for most of whom survival itself requires at the very least joining a cooperative. Much like in manufacturing, it's these small and medium sized concerns that play an important role in things like innovation and, in the agriculture sector, maintaining biodiversity. But they also face the greatest challenges. "I don't have statistics, Weller said, "but when it comes to drones being used by small farmers, we know there is a huge way to go forward. We heard from Max Schulman, who uses them. I also know that Terrena and other agri-cooperatives, possibly Gaia (Gaia Epicheirein), offer drone services to its members as a complement to satellite maps."

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