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Opportunity Spotlight: Drones are Critical to Infrastructure

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) outlines 16 sectors with assets, systems and networks it considers vital. Drones support nearly all of them (the possible exception is the cyber-based information technology sector). Inspections dominate drone services, but drones also assist with disaster response, construction monitoring, facility disinfecting, marketing and more.

Because drones have proven efficient, effective and economically sound, various models have arisen that allow UAS pilots to plug into these business opportunities, now and in the future. This article reviews the critical infrastructure (CI) sectors (a few are combined) and highlights drone applications in them. A “Remote Pilot Roundup” chart provides a tabular roadmap for these RPs to plug into this lucrative market.

Topics: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, CISA, sectors, drones, Inspections, disaster response, construction monitoring, facility disinfecting, marketing, critical infrastructure, Food and Agriculture, Energy, Transportation, Emergency Services, Financial Services, Healthcare and Public Health, Communications, Nuclear Reactors, Material and Waste, Government Facilities, Critical Manufacturing & Defense Industrial Base (DIB), Chemical and Commercial Facilities, Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS)

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