Despite cuts elsewhere, US drone market is growing

It’s no secret that unmanned aerial systems such as the Predator and Reaper have become a favored tool of the U.S. national security architecture for the counterterrorism fight, and a new report backs that up, showing that, despite cost-cutting in other areas, the military is continuing to invest in drones.

The United States is continuing to modernize and adapt to emerging threats, through initiatives such as the Third Offset Strategy, which involves smaller, expendable, tactical UASs developed for various capabilities, including swarming. A recent report published by government market analyst Govini expounds on this phenomena, discovering that, despite sequestration, the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market saw a 6 percent compound annual growth rate over the last five years.

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