According to a study conducted by the European Union, from today until 2035 the drone market will reach an annual value of 10 billion euros, which will push up to 15 billion by 2050. According to the same study, civil flight operations are the ones that will generate the greatest impact (5 billion annually by 2035) while in the short term it is recreational and defensive use operations that occupy a larger market share (together equal to about 2 billion euros).

The fermentation of the drone market, as well as large investments, has attracted the keen interest of several parties, especially in the fields of agriculture, energy, medical and emergency transport, and public security. Think for example of authorities like Civil Protection, which use these new technologies for forest area control, marine water surveillance, natural disaster prevention.

Driving the growth of the drone market in the era of the fourth industrial revolution is the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), a system of distributed and interconnected sensors and devices, immersed in constant dialogue to provide drones with useful real-time data for navigation and operations.