AUVSI launches new campaign to promote drone use in US
If you’re a regular reader of DroneDJ, you likely know there are numerous benefits that drones can bring to governments, enterprises, and communities alike. But as is the case with any evolving technology, not every state or city is fully prepared to leverage it. One organization that’s making sure that the US is not left behind is AUVSI.
AUVSI or the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International has launched a multi-state initiative, called Drone Prepared, to help US lawmakers ensure that their communities are ready to embrace drones for uses such as infrastructure inspections, package delivery, wireless internet, agricultural surveying, search and rescue, firefighting, etc.
According to the FAA, there were 869,000 registered drones in the US as of October 2022, with over 300,000 of those flown commercially. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be 2.49 million operational drones. Naturally, state, local, and tribal governments will play a key…