Race to the top: assessing and accelerating drone readiness in the UK, the G7 and other leading nations
Drones are primed to be a key asset in the development of our future economy and society. Success requires advanced communications (such as 4G/5G), technological development, commercial demand and investment – but also clear and workable regulation. The purpose of this report is to assess the UK’s position on drone market readiness against a set of international peers. From this analysis, we can define best practices that can be applied domestically to help UK policymakers advance an effective regulatory system to realise commercial drone flight at scale – and unleash the economic, social and environmental benefits this entails.