In an economic impact assessment two years ago, AUVSI projected more than $2 billion in economic gains and more than 2,700 new UAS-related jobs in Ohio and an $82 billion market and 100,000 jobs in the United States within 10 years once drones are flying under Federal Aviation Administration rules.
Brian Wynne, president and chief executive officer of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International sees those estimates today as too conservative.
“This is about serving major segments of the U.S. economy that are just waiting to fly,” he said.
Demand is strong in agriculture, construction, real estate and insurance, among other fields.
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