Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are aircraft without a human pilot aboard and are technically advanced solutions for surveillance and observation purposes. These systems are easy to handle and feature totally automatic operation from take-off to landing. The whole system is designed using latest generation of advanced sensors and processors to make it easy to deploy and take-off from any place. UAVs can function in stationary mode or follow their pilots' orders while on a mission. In addition, the autopilot has a selectable fail-safe option in situations such as low battery, poor data link quality or flight outside the safety area. Parameters such as flight route, waypoints, height, speed, area to be monitored, point of interest can be modified before and during the flight.
A UAV's ground control station is a terminal that integrates the control software of the UAV and from which the handling orders are sent to the aircraft, through the communications it is equipped with. At the control station, a user can view real-time images are collected by the electro-optical and infrared sensors situated in the gimbal of the UAV. The station has batteries that allow its own operating autonomy, expanding its operability. The ground control station is compact and portable and has all the communications integrated.