Drone makers chase U.S. market

Privacy concerns, moratoriums limit civilian use so far

Posted: April 1, 2013 at 3:05 a.m.

An Insitu ScanEagle takes to the air in Arlington, Ore. Drone manufacturers are looking to counter a backlash against domestic use of drones as federal and state governments debate privacy concerns.

It’s a good bet that in the not-so distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.

Drone industry faces privacy backlash

Drones are ready for peaceful, everyday use in the U.S., but a privacy backlash could ground the unmanned vehicles. (By The Associated Press)
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Business, Pages 19 on 04/01/2013