Cincinnati, OH, United States (AHN) – A trend in acquiring and building unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for border protection and counter-insurgency is seen among developing countries in the next five years, according to market and technologies research organization Market Intel Group LLC (MIG).
In its report entitled “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Border Security – Global Market & Technologies Outlook – 2010-2015,” MIG identified Pakistan, India, Brazil, Panama, Argentina and South Africa as some of the countries shopping for UAVs.
Pakistan has turned to Italy and China for UAVs after it was refused purchase of U.S. Predators. It will use armed UAVs in its rebellious border provinces, the report said.
India is seeking a partner to build larger UAVs while Argentina, South Africa are also building their own versions.
Meanwhile, Brazil has just bought 15 Israeli Herons.