Introduction to Commercial Drones
Commercial drones are becoming increasingly common in the United States. Although commercial drone technology has been around for years, its application was limited to only a few industries including agriculture and construction.
However, the introduction of new and innovative solutions in recent years has changed this landscape. Now, more than ever before, we are seeing an increase in demand for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that can be used for various purposes such as surveillance, mapping, and even delivery services.
“The global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market size was valued at $10.72 Bn in 2019 & is projected to reach $25.13 Bn by 2027, with a CAGR of 12.23% during the forecast period.” Source – Fortune Business Insights.
Going by the above forecast, it’s pretty clear that the commercial drone industry is about to explode.
But just what is it that’s driving this phenomenal growth? What are the applications of commercial drones and how are they helping businesses of all sizes to save money and time?
Let’s find out.
What Are Commercial Drones?
Commercial drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are aircraft that are used for business and industrial purposes. These aircraft are sophisticated in function and are well equipped to handle complex tasks. Drones are remotely controlled from the ground by trained and professional pilots.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a subset of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Commercial Drone Applications
Commercial UAVs have come a long way since their early days of limited functionalities. As a result, several businesses, trades, and industries have readily embraced them to simplify their operational workflow. Here are some of the most notable applications of UAVs:
Drone programs have found plenty of positive impact on public safety operations because of their ability to save lives. As a life-saving tool, UAVs have been widely used in law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, and disaster response.