International Dronov Day in Ukraine

October 03, 2023
Міжнародний День Дронов в Україні
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More than forty thousand people around the world took part in the first ever International Drone Day.

Kyiv was chosen to represent Ukraine on March 22, 2015 at the first annual International Drone Day. The event featured participants from all over the country from Odessa to Transcarpathia, from hobbyists to leading Kyiv developers of unmanned systems working in the east. The event was attended by more than 100 people, and more than half of the visitors were able to gain experience operating a drone for the first time.

This was one of more than 150 similar events around the world, which took place over several weeks in different parts of our planet. The main goal – communicate that drone technologies are primarily peaceful tools and can be applied in useful ways in a wide variety of areas. Our main message: “Drones Are good!”

Drones – it is not a means of harming people or spying. On the contrary, they are used in search and rescue, law enforcement, firefighting, environmental monitoring and control, agriculture, etc. And this is not a complete list of the peaceful uses of drones, since the areas and methods of application are increasing every day. International Drone Day in Ukraine has become direct proof that drones can not only be successfully used in civilian areas, but also that this technology is comfortable and accessible to everyone.

During 2014 in Ukraine, unmanned technologies were actively used in military conflicts and security operations, but this did not prevent the development of the market for unmanned vehicles in such areas as agriculture, mining, cinematography, etc.

In Ukraine, the event was organized by Drone.UA, a provider of unmanned solutions and services, and Flytechnology, the official dealer of DJI in Ukraine.

«We are glad that we were able to join such a global initiative. Now the opportunity to show the potential of platforms in the peaceful skies of our country is critically important.” — noted Valeriy Yakovenko, head of the Ukrainian team of International Drone Day and co-founder of Drone.UA.

Director of Marketing and Public Relations FlyTechnology, Denis Seletsky, gave his assessment of the event: “We are extremely interested in holding such events. Especially if we are supported by such a giant as DJI. I believe that we fully achieved the goals we set and Drone Day was truly successful. Just look at the number of copters in the sky. This has never happened in Ukraine before, that’s for sure. In the near future, even larger-scale events are coming to popularize drones in Ukraine. The opening of this season will be remembered by everyone, we guarantee that!'

International Drone Day was founded by Sarah and David Oneal of "That Drone Show" fame. Millions of people around the world now understand that drones can be used with good intentions — from saving lives in search and rescue operations, to monitoring crops, not to mention the fact that it is a way to capture unforgettable footage and previously unattainable angles. Unmanned technology can be one of the drivers of our economy, creating jobs that are so needed now . Drones Are Good! " — notes Sarah Oneal.

Key points:

  • The main objective of International Drone Day – show drones and their capabilities from the peaceful side
  • 150 teams took part in 50 countries
  • Absolutely all events were open and accessible to visitors and the press
  • International Drone Day was founded by Sarah and David Oneal in the United States

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DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions and robotics.

On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.

The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 and 2022 agricultural seasons, more than 2.2 million hectares were protected with drone sprayers from DroneUA.

DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.

The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.

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