The idea of creating such a location was discussed in Warsaw by representatives of Poland, Ukraine, and the United States of America at the Warsaw Drone Summit conference. The event Warsaw Drone Summit has now passed.
The summit gathered representatives of the military, 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 value of 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 for combating terrorism and CEO of Looking Glass, initiated the Warsaw Drone Summit as a communication 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. Advanced military equipment, including image recognition, data integration from various sensors and systems (sensor fusion) and advanced information processing software.