Delivery company UPS has become the latest concern to experiment with schlepping stuff about by drone, instead of wheeled vehicles.
But UPS isn’t interested in sending drones out from its warehouse. Instead, the company’s ‘ experiment saw it launch an unnamed aerial vehicle from one of its familiar big brown trucks, an effort it says is designed to give it a way of avoiding driving to remote destinations.
Or as senior veep for global engineering and sustainability Mark Wallace put it: “Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are miles apart by road. Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly miles driven.”
Strat Aero PLC (LON:AERO) is a multi-divisional international aerospace services company, focussed primarily on the provision of complete client solutions in the Unmanned Aerial System (‘UAS’ market), which is predicted to show exponential growth over the coming decade. Commercial and military applications in UASs are expected to be a dynamic growth sector in the aerospace industry over the next 10 years with the UAS market forecast to grow to more than US$82.1 billion between 2015 and 2025 (AUVSI Economic Report 2013) and the global airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (‘ISR’) market estimated to grow to US$19.23 billion by 2023.