The Impact of Unmanned Systems
Episode II: Tracking the Commercial Drone Market
Mar 23, 2020 · 50 min
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The commercial market for unmanned vehicles is closing in on the peak of its hype cycle. The United States has been a particularly strong source of commercial growth, with the value of drone activity rising from $40 million in 2012 to about $1 billion in 2017. By 2026, it is estimated that commercial drones will have an annual impact of $31 billion to $46 billion on the country’s GDP. What are some of the use cases and business models that have been validated and show the most promise? From surveillance to air cargo operations moving goods between warehouses, it all relies on advancements in batteries, software determinism and enhanced data processing. Guests: Ron Stearns, Consulting Director, Aerospace, Defense, & Security, North America, with Frost & Sullivan and Alex Wilson, Director of Business Development for Aerospace and Defense at Wind River.

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