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Civilian Drones

Published Thursday, October 2, 2014

This briefing provides an overview of current and future applications of unmanned aircraft, and opportunities and barriers for civilian use

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Civilian use of unmanned aircraft (UA) is increasing rapidly as the technology improves and becomes more affordable. The UK has technical expertise in this area and is also at the forefront of national and international regulatory discussions. This briefing provides an overview of current and future applications, and opportunities and barriers for civilian use.

POSTnotes POST-PN-479

Authors: Peter Border; Carla Washbourne

Topics: Industry, Research and innovation, Science, Service industries

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