While the vastness of the world invites exploration, it often presents challenges for strategic military operations. Navigating the intricacies of expansive landscapes, whether delimited by natural barriers such as oceans or marked by complex natural or man-made barriers, requires a strategic approach distinct from traditional base perimeter security procedures. Fortunately, advancements in technology can help empower warfighters with innovative tools to help overcome these challenges. In our latest podcast Chris Sanders, Crisis Response Manager at Verizon and a retired tactical air traffic controller with the U.S. Army, discusses how rapid drone mapping technologies – combined with 5G and other connectivity solutions – could enhance austere perimeter situational awareness and help increase base efficiency.
“Security is always a risk, and these risks could be serious, or they could be teenagers wanting to enter a base, or fishermen inadvertently entering secured areas,” said Sanders. “By having an unmanned platform, it creates abilities to determine changes to your environment, and more seamlessly and quickly tells base commanders where potential threats exist.”