"The [drone] market is evolving. It is becoming an increasingly international market as it grows," said Philip Finnegan, director of corporate analysis at the Teal Group and an author of the study.
"It tests the waters and provides some understanding of these systems. Also, from a political standpoint, it helps address some of the concerns in Congress about the ability of U.S. companies to really address this market," said Philip Finnegan, director of corporate analysis at the Teal Group, a leading aerospace and defense market analysis company. "It's a way of providing an interim step before you go out and do the final rule. And the final rule is going to take a long time."