Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) can offer a wide range of civil applications for the benefit of citizens and businesses. Being remotely piloted, such aircrafts can perform tasks that manned systems cannot perform, due to security or financial concerns.
RPAS are well suited for long duration monitoring tasks or risky flights into ash clouds. They can efficiently complement existing manned aircraft or satellites infrastructure used by governments in crisis management, border control or firefighting.
RPAS can also deliver profitable commercial aerial services in various areas, such as in precision agriculture and fisheries, power or gas line monitoring, infrastructure inspection, communications and broadcast services, wireless communication relay and satellite augmentation systems, natural resources monitoring, media and entertainment, digital mapping, land and wildlife management, air quality control and management.