Because of the economic, security and operability of the UAV, in many civilian areas have a strong demand for unmanned aerial vehicles, small drones can be widely used in disaster prevention and mitigation, search and rescue, nuclear radiation detection, traffic supervision, resource exploration, land and resources monitoring, Border Patrol, forest fire, meteorological detection, crop yield estimation, pipeline inspection and other fields. Due to the characteristics of small UAV's aviation characteristics and large-scale inspection, it has special advantages in real-time monitoring and evaluation of natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, earthquakes and forest fires.
Currently equipped with the Army of unmanned aircraft, because of high cost, complex operation, training and maintenance difficult, and thus mainly for military demand services, lack of civilian demand for the system, the civil field has not been really applied. Already has the enterprise to be busy military, civilian domain basic blank, but the folk application is gradually penetrating. From the civil point of view, aviation remote sensing, disaster supervision, mineral exploration, digital China construction and so on need to use unmanned aircraft. In the next 10 years, the civilian drone market will have sales of up to $1 billion.