Top 5 drone trends in defence Industry 2022
It’s certain that micro, small and mini drones are likely to have been the top-of-the-line (or high-flying) technology in the defence sector in the year 2020. In 2021, we’ll be a time of further growth in certain drone-related trends, which are over the current level. This is a look at the top five drone trends which could be the most exciting in the defence industry – 2022.
Following are the top 5 drone trends in defence Industry 2022
1. Modernization, agility, and speed UAVs to every battalion
India has committed around $130 billion for modernizing their forces (over the next 5-6 seven years). We’ve talked about this frequently over the past couple of months. This modernization drive for the military could shift gears and then move into the “fast lane” in 2021.
The Army would like to equip each battalion with dependable and reliable, easily mobile, and manoeuvrable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The process is already in progress. Once this UAV procurement drive has been completed will be clear and decisive.
Battalions no longer have to be waiting for crucial and useful (drone-enabled) intelligence from relevant theatre orders. They will be able to collect live information regarding their surroundings with their drones. This could increase the speed and responsiveness of every group.
It will also aid in helping to ensure further secure the Line of Control. idea Forge drones have AI-ready images that automatically detect irregularities and movements. This could also assist in identifying hidden tunnels, or insurgents disguised at the battalion or unit level.
2. Indigenous drone technology – ‘Make in India’
Before we even had a one-on-one to Covid-19, India has been pushing its Make in India initiative across sectors. This was especially evident within the defense department. In the current climate of the pandemic, which has triggered travel and movement restrictions the need for high-quality drones indigenous to India has become the main focus.
It’s a testimony to India’s technological prowess that this “need” was in the beginning, long before it was an issue. ideaForge is, for more than 10 years, developed and refined its drones to top military standards. Its groundbreaking and benchmarking drones have beaten any other competitor by a certain distance. The drones that are indigenous weren’t the option for the moment, but they were the highly qualified first option.
In this context, the use of drone technology that is indigenous, as an idea and an effort, is likely to remain the main topic of discussion over the next couple of years.
Related Article:- Future of drones in defence Industry
3. Hard-testing and large-scale acquisitions
Transparency, accountability and application and outcomes have been the mainstays of the entire defense (and various) procurement initiatives across the country. 2021 is the year that will (incorporating these characteristics) be a major year for large-scale and massive drone technology procurement. This is in accordance with the modernization effort.
In addition, these procurement processes will be supported by hard tests and trials under the most challenging conditions. Only the top drones could be eligible. They will continue to dominate the vital LOC airspace to serve Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for purposes (in 2021 or later).
It’s crucial that the drones, which will represent the nation’s ISR and are robust accessible in a reliable, stable, manageable manner as well as maneuverable. High-end mission-critical drones will be able to excel in:
- across all terrains;
- in a variety of climates;
- across temperature variations (from -20degC to +50degC).
4. Drone deliveries – High precision delivery and drop
“Drones to deliver packages” is a topic that is often discussed. 2021 will see a variety of ground applications to the same effect, around the world. This is why many nations including India are pushing for more advanced drone laws.
The next few years could witness major advances in the field of precision supply and reduction in costs. idea Forge drones have already made measures to benchmark to this end. The lightweight drones it makes have a great capacity for carrying. They are also equipped with AI technology that can prevent collisions. This allows them to detect obstacles in their way.
The defence industry will look for reliable and feasible alternatives for essential and medical delivery. A study conducted in the past showed that 25% of deaths of uniformed personnel could’ve been prevented if the proper equipment was readily available. Drones can make sure that equipment such as Automated External Defibrillators (AED) as well as other aid items could be dropped off at the right place at the right time. This could save many lives.
5. Securing air space protected with drones
It’s a good idea, in this instance, to emphasize the importance of locally-developed drone technology. Countries that have strong home-grown drones will have the upper hand in the protection of their airspace against (possible) drones of adversaries.
Counter-intelligence and surveillance that is drone-based could aid in identifying any illegal or suspicious activities within important airspaces and air-spaces. IdeaForge drones are field-ready and have these AI capabilities. The near future (2021 or beyond) will see an increase in this drone technology to surpass the capabilities of adversaries.
Also Read:- Top 5 Technology Trends in India, 2022