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What are the Main Uses of Drone Technology?

Drones have been on the rise over the past few years. As developments go, it has been one that has caused a lot of interest from multiple groups. It is rare that tech can instantly get such a positive acceptance from a wide variety of places. Let’s take a closer look at some of the main uses we can see for drone technology.


Obviously, one of the main sectors in which drone technology is frequently used is that of defence. Companies such as Elbit Systems have put a lot of time and resources into developing their technology for use by militaries around the world.

Drone technology forms a key part of many countries’ defence programs. As tech gets better and better, we typically see soldiers and personnel moving further away from the front line. They are able to fulfill the same role that they have always done, but remotely and in a safe location rather than in an environment where they could typically be in danger. This is why the advancement of drones has been key – it helps to facilitate this increase in protection for personnel on the ground without having to sacrifice security.

Disaster Management

Since they are able to fly, drones can obviously get where humans cannot. This is massively beneficial to several sectors. Many groups are already discussing the advantages of drones in disaster management.

A drone can be piloted into an area that is currently cut off for people on the ground. It will be able to gain an overview of the affected area, identify issues that need to be tackled and even find survivors who need to be uplifted by emergency services. In the first crucial hours following a disaster like an earthquake, these measures could mean the difference between life and death for some.


Of course, there are also plenty of uses for drones in the creative industries too. Many have started to use them to gather aerial footage. Chartering a helicopter to capture sweeping shots from above can be very expensive. While the option is always there to use stock footage, it can sometimes be best for a creative to use footage that they capture themselves.

A drone is a cost-effective way to do so. Regardless of whether it is an amateur project or a scene for the big Hollywood blockbuster of the year, there is always a way that drone technology can be used to help get the perfect shot.

Drones are used in a variety of different ways. Anyone who is interested in what they have to offer should definitely follow their development. As we begin to rely more on remote tech, there is a strong chance that we will further expand our use of drones. Even just a quick look at what they are able to offer now gives us some insight into what we could expect from this useful tech in the future. Drones might be a far more important development than any of us could ever anticipate!

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.