Watch Threod's Stream UAS' flight.

In Estonia, a small but quickly growing group of high-tech defence companies are finding paths to international success. In fact, most countries that take national security and economic growth seriously are host to companies dedicated to the defence sector.

On January 6 the Estonian Minister of Interior Hanno Pevkur paid a visit to Threod Systems. The Minister was given a detailed overview of the UAV applications. The adoption of the UAVs could put a new spin in the borderguards sector: the flying sensors would cover the areas inaccessible for the static surveillance systems or manned patrols, for example, water surface, islands, bogs and swamps. The next logical step is the test flights in different border zones that will be conducted at the end of the month.

Have a look at the visit's pictures on the Minister's Facebook page.

On January 29, Threod Systems welcomed Semyon Dukach, the Managing Director of Techstars in Boston and the top Angel Investor in New England according to Xconomy.

To support the development of new defence technologies, the Estonian Ministry of Defence announces a yearly tender to fund the most promising research. In 2014 Threod Systems was one of the companies to receive funding for the development of the UAV autopilot.