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Commercial drone market consolidates

28th July 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The consolidation of commercial UAS platforms is likely to further continue in coming years as customers and operators begin to thin the herd of options available in the market.

The past two years has seen an explosion in the number of rotary, quad and multirotor systems being developed and introduced to the commercial unmanned market for roles in agriculture, infrastructure inspection and others.

However, speaking to Shephard Chris Blackford, COO and co-founder of UK-headquartered Sky-Futures, expects the future space to consolidate towards a few widely-used models.

‘In terms of platform saturation, I think we will see the market consolidate further

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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