It has become an accepted article of faith that the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sector is going to become one of aviation’s biggest future markets in Europe, North America and throughout the world. To cite just one recent study: In late May, PwC published research that estimated drone technology could increase the GDP in the UK alone by more than £42 billion ($54 billion) by 2030. Yet any and all such claims are predicated on such unmanned aircraft being ...


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