The limitless applications and utilities of a growing drone ecosystem

55 min Source: Defence Connect Podcast
PME Level: 2 #AP #FutureAP #UAV

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The future of drones in the projection of air power in our region is highly likely.

Summary

The future of air power in Australia involves unmanned, or even autonomous, aerial vehicles in one form of another. The potential capability of drone technology spans multiple industries: communications, surveillance, agriculture, research and development, maintenance, damage assessment, and that's before military applications are considered. There a numerous views for and against the use of the technology on Australian shores and given our vast land and seascape, it makes sense. As you inform your view listening to this podcast, think critically about how drones project air power - think air power characteristics, core and supporting roles. What future missions do you foresee for a fleet of drones in our region?