UAE predicted to emerge as world leader in drone capabilities


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Falcon Eye Drones Services has predicted the UAE will emerge as the world leader in using drone capabilities.

The company’s CEO explained how the speed of the initiative of government agencies in the UAE to use the capabilities of the drone in the fight against COVID-19 has confirmed the region’s proactive approach.

Rabih Bou Rashid, CEO of FEDS, said: “The rapid spread of COVID-19 has played a vital role in accelerating the adoption of the drone in a growing list of unconventional tasks, which is what we have witnessed in the UAE. It has become a global leader in utilising latest technologies to improve people’s quality of life and enhance the country’s competitiveness.”

Bou Rashid went on to say that before the threat of the pandemic, drones were already showing promising ways to provide human support more efficiently.

In early 2020, FEDS—together with the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment—has completed its drone seeding of 6.25 million Ghaf and Samar trees across 25 locations in the country over just a few days.

Bou Rashid continued: “COVID-19 has prompted more usage of drones, with a lot of countries utilising them to conduct its services without the risk of infection. We must put drones to our advantage in this crisis, as this technology offers a unique yet safe way to conduct remotely what used to be only human-to-human interactions.

“The ability of drones to deliver daily assistance at a distance makes it a favourable technology in the future.

“Drones will be an essential part of the daily lives of humans and will be as vital as phones are to everyone today. And now, more than ever, drones give us a fighting chance in our battle against this pandemic.”

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