The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry is primed for take off as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) nears it decision on the use of commercial drones in U.S. airspace. With commercial applications such as agriculture, real estate and even mining and construction waiting for the FAA’s regulations, the industry is poised for dramatic growth.
Maintaining security in U.S. cities, states and borders is a round-the-clock job for domestic law enforcement agents. With new threats emerging every day, keeping a close watch by land, air and sea requires the use and adoption of innovative new technologies, which has included unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in recent years.
The headlines are full of articles about technology advancements that can help save lives in law enforcement – from improved body armor materials to thermal imagers that can zero in on hidden suspects and evidence.