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Avalon 2017: Australian civil UAV usage surges

26th February 2017 - 00:50 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Melbourne

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Australian UAV operators expect substantial growth in the areas of agriculture and architecture/building operations before the end of the decade, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS).

While defence will remain a major income stream for larger companies, with the Australian Defence Force expected to spend $5 billion in the next two decades, many operators and stakeholders see their companies getting larger in the next few years.

Speaking at the AAUS conference 'Transforming Australia with Drone Technology', AAUS president Dr Reece Clothier pointed to data manipulation as a key area of longer-term growth ...

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