The Startup Nation is more than just a place; for Israel, it’s also a mentality. Innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit have infused virtually every industry in the country, from agriculture to cyber, and drones are no exception.
Long before the world was abuzz over the many applications of drone technology — from situational awareness for first responders to on-demand dinner delivery — Israel was pioneering drone tech’s ascent. Drawing on its decades-long history of UAV manufacturing and the resources of the Startup Nation’s diverse tech ecosystem, Israel stands uniquely poised to take drone tech to new heights.
As the world’s top exporter of drones, Israel is globally recognized for its leadership in the sector, and the country is soaring to success in the field with innovative solutions across industries. With more than 60 drone tech startups, Israel is bringing new efficiencies to industries from agriculture to construction to e-commerce and much more.
What does Israeli innovation in drone technology look like? Here’s a look at a few companies on the cutting edge:
Israel’s strengths in other technological realms have been indispensable to the development of its drone tech sector. For instance, RealSense, an arm of Intel Israel, harnesses machine vision, chips, and 3D technology to develop sophisticated 3D vision capabilities — a boon to the quality and accuracy of real-time drone surveillance.
Whether it’s U.S. first responders using drones to enhance their rescue missions and save lives or a real estate investor monitoring the status of a key investment project, Israeli drone technology has delivered tremendous value to users throughout the world. Its next delivery? It may just be that pizza you’re craving.