The requirements and opportunities for the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) utilising satellite technology are appreciably varied among regions of the world, with many factors creating these differences, including market maturity; geography; political forces; and the availability of funds and resources.
As the uses of UAS start to stretch beyond the long-understood framework of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) as defined by military practices, the need to access secure, reliable and flexible high-throughput telecommunications remains a common focus and will only increase over time. Top priorities for users include communications technologies that are:
- Platform agnostic
- Seamlessly integrated across space and terrestrial networks