Drone/Counter-Drone Training

There are both opportunities and risks associated with the exponential growth of the drone industry, including in terms of their technological innovations and enhanced capabilities. One significant way in which such opportunities may be more fully realised, and the associated risks better mitigated, is through effective, targeted training.

Our talented GSDM team of highly experienced and operationally proven experts deliver world-class training.  We offer a number of high-quality off-the-shelf training packages which can be tailored to your specific client needs (at the strategic, operational and tactical levels). For clients with particular requirements, the breadth and depth of our expertise enable us to develop bespoke training packages across a broad range of drone and counter-drone related topics.

Our current off-the-shelf training packages include:

Drone/Counter-Drone Awareness

Recent drone incidents have demonstrated that organisations typically either over- or under-react, both responses can be counter-productive with resultant loss and damage. Disproportionate responses are often attributable to an organisation’s lack of basic drone awareness, including poor drone recognition or basic misunderstanding of the capabilities of different drones. This course equips people to redress this basic knowledge and skills gap.

Drones and Surveillance

Drone technology is developing at a rapid pace, including surveillance capability for the deployment of drones in sensitive roles by public and private sector organisations. This has been evident, for instance, during the Covid-19 pandemic when drones have been deployed by a number of countries for surveillance purposes. They are used increasingly too by many law enforcement agencies and remain a potentially powerful instrument in the hands of those with criminal intent. This course examines current drone surveillance capabilities and how they may be deployed (overt and covert) for such purposes.

Rural Crime Prevention through Drone Surveillance

Rural crime – such as fly tipping, agricultural crime, burglary and poaching - is on the increase and poses significant crime prevention challenges. Drones are already in use in some regions for rural crime surveillance, evidence gathering and deterrence. Such deployment of drones can offer a number of benefits as well as associated challenges explored in this course.

Drones and Surveillance

Drone technology is developing at a rapid pace, including surveillance capability for the deployment of drones in sensitive roles by public and private sector organisations. This has been evident, for instance, during the Covid-19 pandemic when drones have been deployed by a number of countries for surveillance purposes. They are used increasingly too by many law enforcement agencies and remain a potentially powerful instrument in the hands of those with criminal intent. This course examines current drone surveillance capabilities and how they may be deployed (overt and covert) for such purposes.

Rural Crime Prevention through Drone Surveillance

Drone technology is developing at a rapid pace, including surveillance capability for the deployment of drones in sensitive roles by public and private sector organisations. This has been evident, for instance, during the Covid-19 pandemic when drones have been deployed by a number of countries for surveillance purposes. They are used increasingly too by many law enforcement agencies and remain a potentially powerful instrument in the hands of those with criminal intent. This course examines current drone surveillance capabilities and how they may be deployed (overt and covert) for such purposes.

Drone Privacy Intrusion and Data Acquisition

Drones have the advantage of being a low profile and standoff threat package. With a low noise signature and small size, drones can be easily lost in the noise of our daily lives. Unless dedicated sensors are used, and staff are trained to be vigilant to a drone’s presence, they will remain largely undetectable by people or companies going about their normal daily operations. Consequently, drones pose a growing threat for law enforcement and business security, including from a cybersecurity perspective. Of particular relevance to this course is their potential to facilitate privacy intrusion and acquisition of potentially sensitive and valuable commercial data such as intellectual property and market-leading concepts necessary to achieve and maintain a competitive edge. This course examines what drones are (or will be soon) really capable of, the associated risks and how they may be mitigated against.

Drone Privacy Intrusion

Drones are becoming an increasing reality in everyday life. The pace of technological innovation at relatively low cost, particularly of their listening and photographic capabilities, poses particular issues for individuals wishing to retain their personal privacy. There are many recent examples of high-net worth individuals/VVIPs, celebrities, those accused of high-profile crimes or indiscretions all having privacy invaded through the use of drones (e.g., by freelance paparazzi). Beyond this, the same drone capabilities can be used by those intent on nefarious purposes, such as the commission of crimes, disruption or nuisance, or blackmail. These and other issues are explored on this course.

“Red Team” and Simulated Training Exercises (SIMEX)

We design and deliver “Red Team” exercises and SIMEXs on broad ranging drone/counter-drone scenarios tailored to your needs, e.g. nuisance, malicious disruption or weaponised attack, using commercial off-the-shelf, modified and/or DIY drones. These are effective ways of testing your organisational capability - together with your plans, systems and assumptions - as part of your resilience planning and preparation.

Joint Packages

We offer our training courses and SIMEXs as either standalone sessions or as packages, lasting from a few hours to several days. These can be combined with practical drone demonstrations as well as drone penetration testing. For further details and to discuss your specific needs, please get in touch with us.

Our Expertise

We have a dedicated team of internationally recognised, multi-disciplinary experts. They have extensive operational, technical, research and analytical expertise across the fields of resilience, security and disaster risk.  

COMPANY DETAILS

Global Security & Disaster Management Ltd
Stag Gates House,
63-64 The Avenue,
Southampton, SO17 1XS
England, UK

Company Reg: 10659715
VAT Registration: 299420761

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