According to EY, the drone market potential in Russia exceeds a billion dollars.
St. Petersburg’s ITMO has become the first Russian university to launch a training programme in drone transportation. The course is mainly aimed for the oil and gas sector. But demand for such specialists will be growing in other segments, too.
Danil Zakoldayev, Dean of the ITMO cybersecurity faculty, tells: ‘In my opinion, drones can be used to deliver cargo, drugs, food products to consumers, especially now under the conditions of the pandemic this option is actively discussed.’
‘We are not speaking about St. Petersburg, Moscow and other big cities, this is an option for remote settlements. At present, Russian Railways are very active developing unmanned rail technologies, the aim is to develop autonomous locomotives in several years,’ he added.
According to EY, the drone market potential in Russia exceeds a billion dollars. They can be used in the oil and gas sector, in construction and mining industries. Experts believe that drones also have a large potential in the agricultural sector, healthcare and infrastructure management.