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The revolution of delivery and surveillance drones

Today on IoT News, we will talk about progress in the IoT concerning  innovation that allows drones to make deliveries, to monitor large areas – and more. To support our article, a news read on iottechnews.com.

In early September 2021, Inmarsat, the satellite mobile telecommunications giant, officially launched Velaris, “the first global connectivity solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)”.

Velaris is based on the ELERA satellite network (of Inmarsat itself); the company’s goal is to fly drones safely by integrating them into normal air traffic.

Anthony Spouncer, senior director of the UAV at Inmarsat, said commercial UAVs represent the future: their turnover will increase, it is estimated, from $ 2.32 billion this year to $ 11.29 billion. in 2028. To make the best use of autonomous vehicles, however, it is necessary to be sure that they are in perfect condition. Unmanned aviation must be integrated into global commercial airspace without risk: the ultimate goal of Velaris is precisely this.

Unmanned vehicles could have different uses: rescue missions, disaster relief, freight transport, emergency services – and these are just a few.

Spouncer, aware of Inmarsat’s leading role in air traffic management, safety and civil and military communications, promises a constant commitment by the company to innovate and develop the technologies that enable the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles.

After all, Inmarsat recently triumphed at the Air Traffic Management Awards, confirming itself as one of the most important companies in the world of aviation, and is also a member of Airspace of the Future. The company is also part of the Hydrogen Electric and Automated Regional Transportation (HEART) project, whose purpose is to create a zero-carbon autonomous air transport network.

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