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For over a decade, the Robotics Centre has proudly brought Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into service with military and industrial clients. Headquartered in Ottawa, we have offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia & Sapporo, Japan.

Over the past decade, the Robotics Centre has delivered over 1,000 UAS and payloads to defence & security clients, trained over 1,100 operators, and maintained the fleet at our dedicated workshop. Robotics Centre also provides training, maintenance & support, and builds components to augment systems such as the ECHO™ signals intercept payload and the SunStone™ hardened GPS solution for small UAS.


Charles Barlow


Khaled El-Sayed


Eric Karmouch

Technical Co-Founder/CTO

James Brown

Director/Business Development

Global Offices

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Ottawa, Canada



Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi





Saudi Arabia



How can we help you secure tomorrow’s defence, today?

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Robotics Centre

225 Marché Way, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

+ 1 613 755 2280

+ 1.613.755 2280

225 Marché Way, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

Border Security

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) have become integral components of modern border security strategies. These unmanned systems enhance the ability to monitor, control, and protect national borders against unauthorized entry, smuggling, and other security threats. Here’s how each type of system contributes to border security.

UAVs in Border Security

Extended Surveillance: UAVs can patrol vast stretches of borderlands, providing real-time aerial surveillance that is critical for detecting illegal crossings, smuggling activities, and assessing the situation in hard-to-reach areas.

Thermal and Night Vision Capabilities: Equipped with advanced sensors, including thermal and night vision, UAVs can operate during day and night, ensuring continuous surveillance and detection of activities under all conditions.

Rapid Deployment and Response: UAVs can be quickly deployed to investigate suspicious activities, guide ground patrols to specific locations, and monitor the progress of incidents as they unfold, significantly enhancing the response capabilities of border security forces.

UGVs in Border Security

Patrolling Unmanned Ground Sensors: UGVs can patrol designated border areas, working alongside or in areas too risky for manned patrols. They can be equipped with sensors to detect motion, vibrations, or sounds, alerting operators to potential security breaches.

Investigation of Alarms: Upon detection of suspicious activity by fixed sensors, UGVs can be dispatched to investigate, providing visual confirmation, and assessing threats without immediate human risk.

Infrastructure Maintenance and Inspection: UGVs also assist in the maintenance and inspection of border fences, walls, and other physical security infrastructures, identifying damage or potential vulnerabilities that require attention.

ROVs in Border Security

Underwater Surveillance and Inspection: In border areas that include maritime boundaries, ROVs play a crucial role in inspecting watercraft, underwater structures, and conducting surveillance of underwater approaches to prevent smuggling or unauthorized entry.

Search and Recovery: ROVs are deployed in search and recovery operations in water bodies, searching for evidence, contraband disposed of during pursuits, or in rescue operations.

Environmental Monitoring: They also monitor the aquatic environment for pollution or activities that could harm the ecological balance, indirectly supporting the security and sustainability of border areas.

Integrated Approach to Border Security

The integration of UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs into internal security operations offers several advantages:

Enhanced Detection and Monitoring: These unmanned systems extend the eyes and ears of border security forces, providing continuous surveillance over large and difficult terrains, as well as in maritime environments.

Risk Reduction: By using unmanned systems, border security forces can reduce the risk to personnel by minimizing direct exposure to potential threats and hazardous environments.

Force Multiplier: They act as force multipliers, allowing border security personnel to cover more ground with fewer resources, focusing human efforts on areas and situations that require direct intervention.

Operational Flexibility: The versatility of unmanned systems allows for their deployment across a variety of terrains and conditions, enhancing operational flexibility and the ability to adapt to emerging threats.

In conclusion, UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs significantly bolster border security operations. Their integration into border security strategies enhances the capability to monitor, detect, and respond to threats efficiently and effectively, ensuring the integrity of national borders and contributing to the safety and security of the nation.