In the recent past, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly popular, compelling operators of technology to find more practical and innovative uses of the same. While the use of UAS solutions penetrates deep down to various sectors, it has immensely helped the aerospace and defence paradigm. With embedded computing, coupled with RF and microwave components, driving many of the operations of the UAS–from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads, UAS has currently become the preferred weapon in the defence and civil airspace. Waking up to this important realisation, defence departments across the globe are investing heavily in technology to strengthen their unmanned systems. One such instance is the use of advanced machine learning algorithms to make the UAS autonomous that helps to improve machine response through flight control systems, in-flight mission management, distributed data fusion and automatic target recognition/engagement.
As a matter of fact, with more processing power being packed smaller parts onto the UAS, available inputs from multiple sensor systems can be processed onboard to provide better situational awareness and autonomous decision-making ability. This leads to better design of UAS, faster processing speeds, and highly evasive manoeuvres. Also, increasing autonomy contributes to interoperability among different systems through standard hardware and software architecture. It further results in a reduction in the requirements from Ground Control Stations, thereby reducing costs. To add, making the UAS autonomous also helps in precise aerial refuelling by extending the carrier power projection.
In order to assist the companies in the defence realm in shoring up their capabilities, we have compiled this issue of Aerospace and Defense Review. In this edition, we have listed top 10 unmanned system solution providers in Europe 2020 and top 10 unmanned system consulting/service companies in Europe 2020to highlight the companies that can help you escalate your chances of success. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted unmanned system solution providers and consulting/service companies are transforming the defence landscape at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the aerospace and defence sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of Aerospace and Defense Review helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.
We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Unmanned System Solution Providers in Europe 2020 and Top 10 Unmanned System Consulting/ Service Companies in Europe 2020.”