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The presence of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, flying overhead is dramatically increasing and fast becoming a multibillion-dollar business.

Piloted remotely on the ground via control stations, drones are used for routine or dangerous tasks in a variety of situations such as industrial inspection, aerial photography, agriculture crop surveillance, border patrol, fire fighting and law enforcement. Emerging uses include delivering blood and vaccines to remote locations and even delivering pizza and coffee.

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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