UK Defense Contractors Using Drones For Maintenance Inspections

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UK Defense Contractors Using Drones For Maintenance Inspections

Thanks to the amazing utility that drones have, they are popping up everywhere, solving problems, reducing risk to human life, and reducing operational costs. That’s why it should be no surprise that defense contractors in the United Kingdom have started using small drones to scan navy ships for maintenance issues. Using drones, these maintenance inspection scans can be completed while at sea.

Defence contractors have started utilising small drone aircraft in order to survey Royal Navy ships, starting with Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Small camera equipped drones use high-definition imagery to assess the material state of the vessel and remove the need for scaffolding and cherry-pickers meaning surveys can be carried out in hours rather than days and with fewer people.

Royal Navy using drones for maintenance

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:53+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Drones, Military|Comments Off on UK Defense Contractors Using Drones For Maintenance Inspections

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