SHOTLIST:

AP Television - Clients Only

Washington, DC August 15, 2013

1. Wide aerial view of trade show floor

2. Mid view of huddle of customers on floor

3. Salesmen at QK Drone booth

4. SOUNDBITE: Philip Finnegan, Industry Analyst - Teal Group:

"There's a very different dynamic in terms of the commercial market and the public safety market than there is in dealing with the military market."

5. Wide of trade show floor

6. Close view "made in USA"

7. Salesman talking with customer

8. Mid view of unmanned vehicle in flight

9. Close view of unmanned vehicle in flight

10. Wide view of SAAB Skeldar hanging from ceiling

11. Close view of nose of SAAB Skeldar

12. UPSOUND: John Belanger, SAAB North America:

CLOSE VIEWS OF COMMAND CONSOLE FOR SKELDAR

"So, for this aircraft, if you want to change the speed, it's a button push. In that same way, if you want to change the height of the aircraft, dial in the height you want to achieve and the aircraft will fly to that height."

13. Wide view of Boeing logo with unmanned vehicle model

14. SOUNDBITE: Al Bosco, Boeing Unmanned Systems:

"We want to make sure that we're a proactive part of the conversation, that we're doing it as safely and efficiently as possible."

15. Mid view of circuit boards on display at UAV trade show

16. Mid view of people walking down aisle

17. Pull out from GE logo

18. Wide pan of trade show floor

(VOICE OVER)

THIS IS WHERE THE FASTEST GROWING PART OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY MEETS.

CONSUMERS, ENGINEERS AND SALES CONVERGE FOR A THREE DAY INTENSIVE TRADE SHOW ON UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS OR DRONES.

(SOUNDBITE: Philip Finnegan, Teal Group):

"There's a very different dynamic in terms of the commercial market and the public safety market than there is in dealing with the military market."

THE TEAL GROUP RECENTLY COMPLETED A SURVEY THAT FOUND THE US WILL ACCOUNT FOR TWO THIRDS OF THE GLOBAL UAV TECHNOLOGY IN TEN YEARS - WITH ELEVEN BILLION DOLLARS IN ANNUAL SALES.

IF - AND SOME SAY IT'S A BIG IF - THE PRIVACY AND SAFETY ISSUES ARE RESOLVED FOR INTEGRATION OF DRONES INTO COMMERCIAL AIRSPACE, UAVs WILL BE THE NEXT EXPLOSIVE GROWTH INDUSTRY.

(UPSOUND OF DRONE FLIGHT)

LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS, FARMERS, UTILITIES AND OTHERS WANT ACCESS TO INEXPENSIVE DRONES FOR AERIAL VIEWS.

EVEN PILOTING THE PLATFORM IS LIKE PLOTTING A GPS COURSE.

(SOUNDBITE: JOHN BELANGER - SAAB NORTH AMERICA)

"So, for this aircraft, if you want to change the speed, it's a button push. In that same way, if you want to change the height of the aircraft, dial in the height you want to achieve and the aircraft will fly to that height."

BOEING, MARKETS DRONES TO THE MILITARY AND WANTS TO BE PART OF THE DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL MARKET.

(SOUNDBITE: AL BOSCO - Boeing unmanned systems)

"We want to make sure that we're a proactive part of the conversation, that we're doing it as safely and efficiently as possible."

ONE MAJOR HURDLE THAT GROUNDS UNMANNED FLYERS IS "SENSE AND AVOID" TECHNOLOGY - SO DRONES DON'T RUN INTO PASSENGER PLANES.

SENSE AND AVOID PROGRAMS ARE STILL RESEARCH AND THE FAA WILL HOLD THE LINE ON FLIGHT RULES UNTIL SUCH SYSTEMS ARE AVAILABLE.

THE UAV INDUSTRY MAY STUMBLE ON PRIVACY ISSUES, AND TECHNOLOGY, OR SOON FLY IN FRIENDLY SKIES.

TOM RITCHIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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