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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

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225 Marché Way, Suite 205
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+ 1 613 755 2280

+ 1.613.755 2280

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

Intelligence Gathering

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) play pivotal roles in the realm of intelligence gathering, offering unique capabilities that enhance the collection, analysis, and dissemination of vital information. Their use in intelligence operations provides strategic and tactical advantages, enabling forces to monitor adversaries, assess threats, and make informed decisions without exposing personnel to undue risk. Here’s a closer look at how each of these systems contributes to intelligence gathering.

UAVs in Intelligence Gathering

Aerial Surveillance: UAVs excel in providing high-altitude imagery and surveillance, capturing detailed visual information over broad areas or specific targets. They can discreetly monitor enemy movements, fortifications, and activities of interest.

Signal Intelligence (SIGINT): Equipped with sensors capable of intercepting communications, UAVs gather signal intelligence, offering insights into enemy intentions, capabilities, and operational status.

Electronic Intelligence (ELINT): Some UAVs are specialized for electronic intelligence gathering, detecting, intercepting, and analyzing enemy radar and electronic signals, contributing to a comprehensive electronic order of battle.

Real-time Data Transmission: UAVs can stream video and data in real-time to command centers, providing immediate intelligence for operational planning and decision-making.

UGVs in Intelligence Gathering

Ground Surveillance and Reconnaissance: UGVs are utilized for close-range reconnaissance missions in environments that are too risky or inaccessible for human operatives. They can discreetly enter enemy territories, urban environments, or other sensitive areas to collect visual and audio intelligence.

IED and Hazard Detection: UGVs equipped with sensors can detect and identify improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mines, and other hazards, gathering intelligence on enemy tactics and the nature of threats in specific areas.

Biometric and Forensic Collection: Some UGVs are deployed to collect biometric data or forensic evidence from areas of interest, aiding in the identification of persons of interest and understanding enemy activities.

ROVs in Intelligence Gathering

Underwater Surveillance: ROVs are critical for intelligence operations in maritime environments. They can inspect ship hulls, underwater infrastructure, and seabed for mines, listening devices, or other surveillance equipment placed by adversaries.

Cable Tapping and Inspection: Specialized ROVs are used for tapping into undersea communication cables or inspecting them for signs of tampering, playing a crucial role in cyber and communication intelligence.

Environmental Data Collection: In addition to security-focused tasks, ROVs collect environmental data that can be crucial for naval intelligence, such as water conditions, seabed topography, and obstacles that may impact naval operations.

Integrated Intelligence Operations

The integration of UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs into intelligence operations offers several key benefits:

Comprehensive Coverage: By combining aerial, ground, and underwater intelligence capabilities, forces can achieve a multidimensional understanding of the operational environment.

Flexibility and Adaptability: These unmanned systems can be quickly redeployed based on changing intelligence requirements, offering the flexibility to respond to emerging threats or focus on high-priority targets.

Operational Security: The use of unmanned systems minimizes the need to deploy human operatives into potentially hostile or surveilled areas, reducing the risk to personnel and maintaining operational secrecy.

Enhanced Analytical Capabilities: The vast amounts of data collected by these platforms feed into analytical processes, leveraging advanced computing and AI technologies to identify patterns, predict enemy actions, and inform strategic planning.

In conclusion, UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs significantly enhance the intelligence-gathering capabilities of military and security forces. Their ability to operate across diverse environments, collect a wide range of intelligence, and deliver real-time insights supports more informed decision-making and strategic advantage in various operational contexts.