Military Drone latencies

The near future in the aviation industry looks to be one hundred percent autonomous. There are already current military systems that are able to control and navigate autonomous systems from nearby bases and unmanned aerial vehicles that possess the power to access remote areas to conduct search operations, deliver potential packages, supply raw materials, scan earth surfaces and other potential activities that require immediate assistance in difficult situations.


Aerial drones as envisioned for the future, face major latency issues (time of transmission), which is increasingly problematic in aerial flights.

The militaries currently possess two forms of drones UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). These drones are capable of fast flight and precision and strike in locations where aircrafts with physical supervision is considered to be risky and difficult. These magical drones allowed the army intelligence officials to gain an insight into the land below by taking the form of a never blinking eye in the sky. These spy cameras have the potential to stay aloft for up to 17 hours, hover around and navigate surfaces beneath while providing images and data in real time. Some of these satellite cameras are so powerful and precise in their imaging that they can accurately tell the time through the watch of a human being walking to work. These drones vary in size and shape – from smaller and lighter drones that can take off from a rested palm to an entire unmanned aircraft. Two drones MQ-1B Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper have conducted numerous operations through Pakistan and Afghanistan while keeping militants safe at bay.


The future evolution of these drones could undoubtedly further enhance our security systems. Cameras of the future are predicted to be able to carry out real time ground ubiquitous surveillance imaging system that could provide the ground based defences video footage at an estimate of 10 frames per second. The collaboration in between DARPA (Defence Advances Research Projects Agency) and BAE systems may result in a high technological night vision Argus-IS sensors that would allow more efficient ways to fight crimes such as those of drug trafficking, thefts and other unwanted social outrages that are usually conducted at night. These futuristic hi-tech drones aim at using Artificial Intelligence in order to distinguish between unearthly activities and avoiding putting people into harm’s way by detecting these activities and sending impulses or taking action based on a response. These responses may be articulated through a cloud based system for the fastest form of interaction between the base and air scout while storing high quality video transmissions and graphical images that may be vital to operations conducted by the army.

Missile armament and the upcoming AI systems and Cloud based technologies are going to be the much-required revolutionary breakthrough in the field of security making the world a lot safer and thus more connected and easily accessible.



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One comment on “Military Drone latencies”

  1. Very interesting. Do you think that, as technology progresses, we could see UGVs and humanoid drones? Surely some of the advantages of UAVs can be applied to their terrestrial counterparts


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