Together with our partner company Looking Glass Global Services, Chenope hosted the first ever Warsaw Drone Summit in Warsaw.
The summit gathered representatives of the military and government, investors, as well as representatives of companies involved in the drone industry from Poland, Ukraine, the USA and other countries. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown that the role of drones in today’s battlefield has grown rapidly and will continue to increase in the foreseeable future. According to the data of the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation, the global military drone market was valued at USD 11.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 17.2 billion by 2028. That is why Bernard Hudson, former CIA head of counterterrorism and CEO of Looking Glass, initiated the Warsaw Drone Summit as a communications platform to exchange views of interested parties parties from the region and to develop a plan to accelerate innovation in this sector. The Drone Valley, located in Poland, would become a regional center for drone technology and innovation.
However, the concept of the Drone Valley is by no means limited to drones. Numerous types of advanced technologies and software are becoming increasingly important for drones and even across the spectrum of technology of advanced military equipment, including image recognition, data integration from various sensors and systems (sensor fusion), and advanced information processing software.
Chenope are planning for a return of the event, hopefully in Ukraine!