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July 25, 2014
Report: drone market to remain strong
Farnborough, England (UPI) Jul 18, 2013
A new study on the unmanned aerial vehicle market forecasts increased spending on the systems and increased civil sector use of the aircraft. The Teal Group, an aerospace and defense market analysis firm, said it estimates UAV spending will nearly double over the next decade - from $5.7 billion annually to $9.9 billion annually. It also predicts changes in usage. "The UAV market continues to evolve and become an increasingly global market," said Philip Finnegan, Teal Group's dire ... read more

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