As Arctic ice is melting, neighboring countries are taking notice. Five nation-states have coastal claims: Canada, Denmark (through Greenland), Norway, Russia, and the U.S. As this rivalry heats up, Arctic drones will be used for scientific exploration, searching for fuel and other natural resources, monitoring sea lanes, and military assertions of sovereignty.
In addition, as countries turn to Arctic drones to track changes in the region — as well as one another — what role will unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) play in territorial disputes?
The market for commercial drones will experience a compound annual growth rate of 51% to reach 805,000 units in 2021, reports Business Insider. It estimates the total market, which also includes consumer and government drones, to grow from $8.5 billion in 2016 to $12 billion in 2021.
Canada takes the lead
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