DragonFly UAS provides superior situational awareness while minimizing the danger to which they are exposed. When disaster strikes, UAS can play invaluable roles in analyzing and mitigating their impacts when time is of the essence. Natural disasters such as volcanoes present conditions too dangerous to approach + observe with manned vehicles.

Manmade disasters such as leaks at a nuclear power plant also prove too hazardous for humans, making data collection difficult and slowing the response.

Under human control and operated remotely, UAS can enter hazardous spaces for long periods of time in a way that humans never could.