Shortcoming of Current Border Patrol
The border line with thousands of kilometers requires a border patrol force with tens of thousands soldiers. Night and extreme weather are great challenges to human body. The country needs to spend high cost with a lot of manpower and material resources to consolidate national defense and powerful armed forces.
Advantage of UAV Patrol
UAV patrol can be used instead of traditional border patrol force to reduce the pressure of national border patrol. When there is large surveillance area or complicated terrain, or there are other social factors that is not conductive for onsite investigations, UAVs can take over the task to replace manual investigation and evidence collection. Regardless of day night or extreme weather, the UAV can capture the information at the first time, providing real-time data and video for ground commanders to make prompt decisions and investigate target conditions.
A certain country in Middle East purchased hundreds of Digital Eagle hybrid VTOL UAVs for their border patrol project. The UAV and thermal camera has multiple functions to perform operations with long flight duration to search at night, under poor lighting conditions, in complex and extreme environments to achieve precise security control. As an aerial surveillance platform, the drones are used for patrol and monitoring. It can obtain important information such as specific GPS location, number of personnel, weapons and equipment with lowest risk.