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Amsterdam port tests drone detection to monitor its airspace

MADS (Marine Anti Drone Systems) the innovative drone detection system has announced a four-week trial of its system by Port of Amsterdam

Amsterdam port tests drone detection to monitor its airspace

MADS (Marine Anti Drone Systems) the innovative drone detection system has announced a four-week trial of its system by Port of Amsterdam

09 December 2018 - 19:00

MADS (Marine Anti Drone Systems) the innovative drone detection system has announced a four-week trial of its system by Port of Amsterdam.

The focus of the trial for the port was to build understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the Port of Amsterdam, reports the American Journal of Transportation.



The port has identified the potential of drones for numerous use applications across its, and its customers' operations. This trial will monitor their use.



Many port customers are preparing to use drones for infrastructure inspection and measurement of environmental parameters. The data collected from this pilot will influence on future use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) across the port area.



A recent report by IDC (International Data Corporation) stated that it expected worldwide investment in drones to be US$12.3 billion in 2019, with drone purchase growing nearly twice as fast as the investment in robotics over the same period.


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