UK expands Tekover drone monitoring of the English Channel


The UK's Home Office is expanding its contract with the Portuguese company Tekever, which has supplied live-streamed drone footage captured by a combination of radar, video, and infrafred imagery through a £1 billion contract since 2020; this contract is now being extended to monitor large stretches of the English Channel in new ways. The UK is just one of many countries that see drones as a "game-changer" in patrolling borders and trapping human smugglers. The global drone market is expected to reach $55.8 billion by 2026; the safety and security sector is expected to triple to $3.2 billion by 2030.

Publication: UAS Vision

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