China: Agricultural Drones Evolve Rapidly, Create Lucrative Industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, which are more popular as drones, are evolving from specialist gadgets to consumer electronics items on the one hand and industrial tools on the other, writes Fan Feifei on


In the process, they are spawning an industry that is promising huge revenues and global scale, redefining smart mobility and enhancing all walks of life.

In the consumer electronics sector, civilian drones are mainly used in aerial photography.

Their industrial applications are seeing huge demand in China as a range of sectors - agriculture, geological surveying and mapping, electricity, oil and petroleum pipeline inspection, transportation, construction, public security and disaster relief - are using them.


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