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Drones: How the world’s airspace will change in 2019

In the past five years, the drone industry has seen impressive growth around the globe.

Both the public and private sectors have leveraged unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in countless ways, whether to improve public safety surveillance in law enforcement, inspect power lines by utility companies, and even save lives in disaster recovery efforts.

In Rwanda, thanks to Zipline, more than 50% of blood delivery is performed by drones. NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Northrop Grumman are looking at how they can track storms and hurricanes with drones in the near future.

Other industries are also starting to use drones to improve operational processes, including construction, mining, public safety and industrial. By the end of 2018, there should be around 10m drones in use across the world, a 250% increase since 2016.


Remote Monitored Systems plc (LON:RMS) is focused on the continued development of the Company’s ‘Survey & Inspection’ business. RMS’s Geocurve subsidiary is a specialist surveying business which combines traditional survey techniques with innovative technologies including UAS/UAV, GIS databases, 3D modelling, laser and Lidar scanning and hydrographic modelling. 

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