Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), can be controlled remotely or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans.
The first recorded use of a drone for military purposes was in Austria in 1849, when they used unmanned balloons filled with explosives to attack Venice.
Drones are used for a variety of purposes, including military reconnaissance, civilian surveillance, search and rescue operations, delivery services.
The popularity of drones has grown rapidly in recent years, with consumer drones becoming increasingly affordable and accessible to the general public.
The largest consumer drone manufacturer in the world is DJI, which is based in China and accounts for more than 70% of the global market share.