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Research Predicts Shipping and Delivery to Drive Commercial UAS Industry

A new study posits the possibility that package delivery will become the largest segment of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. The research was conducted by four authors — Darryl Jenkins, Bijan Vasigh, Clint Oster, and Tulinda Larsen — and states that the commercial UAS industry, as a disruptive technology, will act similarly to other disruptive industries in the past and grow at exponential rates.

“The economic annual savings to logistics companies will be at least $2 billion, for our pessimistic forecast," the authors go on to forecast. "For our midrange forecast (of 50 million daily operations), savings are projected at $10 billion.”

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