(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration is opening U.S. skies to more commercial drones with long-awaited regulations that the government hopes will spawn new industries for inspecting bridges, monitoring crops and taking aerial photography.

It’s the most comprehensive set of rules yet for the burgeoning use of sophisticated unmanned aircraft. Compared with current law, the final regulations to be released Tuesday by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will allow a far greater range of uses, according to people familiar with the announcement.

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