Today we started to film a report on drones – remote-controlled planes. It is a booming sector that sees European producers in fierce competition against the US and Israel, currently masters of the market .
A far cry from the relatively few models on display in previous years at Le Bourget and other air shows around the world, there are now several stands where entire ranges of products are exhibited. These vary from aggressive and heavy combat drones, to the most versatile surveillance drones, to models of smaller size.
How far will the development of drones go? Predicting the emergence of unmanned aircraft – even in passenger transport – is no longer unthinkable. It may even be closer than we think.