Culver Aviation joined the Security 2.0 exhibition and forum


On October 4-5, Kyiv hosted the Security 2.0 exhibition and forum dedicated to various aspects of improving security in the country. Representatives of Culver Aviation joined the event.

The event brought together representatives of the government, industry associations, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and solutions, as well as security experts to discuss emergency response issues. Participants discussed the issues of life safety in the country, restoration and protection of critical infrastructure, industry and energy facilities, as well as humanitarian demining, which is a prerequisite for the return of the de-occupied territories to normal life and ensuring food security in Ukraine and the world.

The exhibition presented solutions to improve the security of critical infrastructure, ensure fire and man-made protection of industry and the energy sector, and demonstrated the most modern mine action equipment that will accelerate the clearing of our country's territory from explosive remnants of war.

Culver Aviation, together with its partners, is helping to explore areas that may be potentially contaminated with explosive remnants of war using UAVs of its own design and production. Together with UADamage, the Ukrainian Reconstruction Platform, we are working on a technology that combines the capabilities of our UAVs with satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to survey mined areas.

Security 2.0 featured a booth by the Progress Foundation, a charitable foundation that develops MinesEye technology for identifying mines and explosives. This is an aeromagnetic survey carried out with the help of a UAV and a magnetometer installed on it. Vlad Kozak, founder and director of the POSTUP Foundation, spoke about its advantages and feasibility at the forum. Culver Aviation cooperates with the organization and provides its UAVs to test the technology and create minefield maps based on the data obtained with its help.

The company was represented at the event by UAV operators Bohdan Gerasymchuk and Oleksandra Kniukh, who are responsible for humanitarian demining at Culver Aviation.

«For me, Security 2.0 has become a great platform to get acquainted with the latest developments and technologies. It was especially interesting to meet representatives of TREMBITA, a manufacturer of Ukrainian magnetometers and electromagnetic frames, with whom we agreed to provide equipment and start testing it on our UAVs. I also liked the discussion with Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Ihor Bezkorovainyi, who answered my questions about the specifics of mine action operators and related specializations. The meeting with sappers from Poland to exchange experience and consultations was fruitful. I am also glad to meet representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine who conduct research in the field of magnetometry, and our potential powerful partner as a mine action operator - the Ukrainian Demining Service», — says Bohdan Gerasymchuk, UAV operator at Culver Aviation. 

«This event allowed us to communicate productively with highly specialized specialists in the field of humanitarian demining. I received a lot of useful information about demining equipment and met representatives of foundations and organizations involved in clearing the territory of Ukraine of mines and explosive remnants of war. It was also interesting to learn more about object detection and the use of artificial intelligence capabilities in combination with UAVs», — adds his colleague Oleksandra Kniukh. 

The problem of demining the territories after de-occupation is one of the key issues in Ukraine and requires a comprehensive solution. The technologies and mechanized complexes presented at Security 2.0 will significantly speed up the clearance of explosive ordnance and also demonstrate the creation and scaling of domestic production of demining equipment and the attention of international partners to this issue.