Dual-Use Drone Tech Military Commercial Cross Over
Dual-use drone technology offers new opportunities for drone service providers, manufacturers, and both military and commercial customers.
The following is a guest post by Edmond Hennessy, CEO Performance Marketing Group (PMGResults). DRONELIFE neither accepts nor makes payment for guest posts.
The previously clear lines between Defense and Commercial technology developments and use have been blurred over time. In some circles, dual-use drone technology has become mandatory: technology developers must demonstrate that their product solutions are applicable to both Defense and Commercial applications, utilizing common components and parts.
Dual-Use Drone Tech Has Changed Over Time
Historically, unmanned vehicles were developed first by the Government/Military complex (DOD), as the first priority, and then found their way into the Commercial world.
An early-stage example is Global Hawk – a high-altitude/high-endurance UAV, which was developed in the mid- 90’s with a…