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‘Explosive Growth’ Seen for Commercial UAVs

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Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market to See Explosive Growth, Increase Over 700% By 2018

(Source: Global Information, Inc.; issued July 30, 2012)

FARMINGTON, Conn. --- Battlefield technology has always found pathways to Wall Street, as businesses find novel applications for military innovations. Cell phones and GPS devices, for example, were developed with military uses in mind, but developed into significant commercial technologies, eventually becoming ubiquitous even in civilian life. While Unmanned Aerial Systems may not become as prevalent in civilian life, commercial uses for this previously military-exclusive technology is are becoming more clear and prevalent.

New market research available from Global Information Inc provides insight into how this market will play out in the future. This, and other research on military hardware, will help businesses, investors, governments, and watch-dogs keep well ahead of the market as it emerges.

-- Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

WinterGreen Research has published a new study on Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, for 2012 to 2018. This study has 794 pages, and 288 tables and figures offering a perspective on worldwide markets that are poised to achieve significant growth as the commercial unmanned aerial systems provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic mapping and first responder support.

Drones have made their mark as military air force units for air strikes, but they promise to be aircraft with multiple commercial uses. They are used by governments. Human rights activists, environmental groups and journalists are using drones in their work. Drones can fly above news events to capture images that reporters may not be able to get close to on the ground.

As with all military technology, the UAS is evolving commercial uses. While much of the spending on the high tech units is still military spending, there are smaller more affordable units that are evolving a market presence in commercial UAS.

Unmanned aircraft systems promise to achieve a more significant aspect of commercial presence. Markets at $363.7 million are anticipated to reach $2.8 billion by 2018. Growth will come as the lighter and less expensive devices are performing commercial tasks remotely, with less cost and more versatility than is available in any other manner.

Global Information (GII) is an information service company partnering with over 300 research companies around the world. Global Information has been in the business of distributing technical and market research for more than 25 years. Expanded from its original headquarters in Japan, Global Information now has offices in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Europe and the United States.