UAV Market 2019: Analytical Overview, Regional Trends, Market Segments and Industry Growth at CAGR of 10% With Leading Players Analysis By Size, Share, Sales Revenue, Price & Gross Margin By 2023

Global UAV Market Research Report Covers Historical Market Trends, Current Market Dynamics, Market Valuation by Segmentation as Well as Region, Country-level Analysis for Every Segment, Key Player’s Market Share Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Supply Chain Analysis.

UAV Market Research Report 2019 published By Market Research Future, provides information on Global UAV Industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Opportunity Assessment with Regional Analysis and Segmentation By Type (Combat UAV, Small UAV, Strategic UAV, Tactical UAV, And Others) By Application (Military, Commercial, Agriculture, And Others) By Platform (Fixed-Wing UAVS, Rotary-Wing UAVS, And Others), And By Region – Forecast To 2023

The key players of global unmanned aerial vehicle market are Airbus (France), AeroVironment, Inc. (U.S.), Boeing (U.S.), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel), Lockheed Martin (U.S.), Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), Textron Systems (U.S.), Thales Group (France), and BAE Systems (U.K.).

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Market Introduction

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly called drone, is a type of an aircraft that does not have any passengers or pilot onboard. It is either operated remotely by a human pilot, or by an onboard computer, or controlled autonomously. Size of UAVs range from the small sized ones driven by electric motors to the large sized ones powered by internal combustion engine. The small electric-powered UAVs are typically used for military and defense applications, and the large ones are used for tactical missions. Furthermore, there has been increasing interest for civilian or commercial applications of UAVs in areas such as aerial photography, agriculture, 3D mapping, and wildlife protection, among others. UAV forms an integral part of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which encompasses ground-based controller, and the system that establishes communications between the ground-based controller and UAV, as well. 

Recent Industry News

The United Kingdom has ordered six counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. These systems will be used to protect sensitive facilities and the contract is worth $20 million. The system makes it possible to detect threats using radar and a signal intelligence component that monitors the signal broadcast by a UAV in flight.

Intended Audience

  • Distributor & Supplier companies
  • End Users
  • Consultants and Investment bankers
  • Government as well as Independent Regulatory Authorities

Market Driving Factors

The cost-effectiveness of UAVs to acquire and operate in comparison to manned aircraft and helicopters, for various military and commercial applications, is the key factor driving the global UAV market. Moreover, Unencumbered by combustion, the electric-powered UAVs produce less sound, and hence are found to be more suitable for spy missions. Furthermore, global UAV spending and demand for small UAVs have increased, which drive the market growth.

However, factors such as limited flight range and low range of the UAVs (especially for the small electric-powered ones) are a hindering the market. Because of low endurance, UAVs can only be operated within a limited area, after which, it has to be returned to the base for battery pack recharge or replacement. Also, the strict regulations regarding the civilian and commercial applications of UAVs have hampered the wide-scale integration of such UAVs for commercial applications. Many of the countries still do not allow the commercial use of UAVs at the majority of areas (mostly urban and near airports).

Despite the challenges, the demand for small UAVs is growing, especially for civil, commercial, and military applications. In addition, there has been an increase in UAV R&D, which stimulate the spending in the market as well as they provide improvements in the technology. Currently, the U.S. leads the global market. However, the demand in the emerging markets is rising, mainly in the Middle East and Asia.

As a result, the global UAV market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% during the forecast period 2018-2023.

Regional Analysis

The U.S. is the global market leader of both UAV demand and as a manufacturer. It is the largest operator of UAVs, globally. Majority of this demand is supported by military and defense applications, and the U.S. army is the single largest buyer of UAVs worldwide. Besides the large tactical UAVs, many small electric-powered UAVs are now common at war front. However, the market has somewhat slowed down in the past two years as the U.S. started to withdraw its military from the conflict regions (Afghanistan and Iraq), where many of these UAVs were implemented in service for various missions. However, UAVs have now become an integral part of the U.S. military and defense for several tactical missions and surveillance purposes. Thus, along with the improvement in technology and availability of new cost-effective solutions, the market is expected to maintain consistent growth in the future.


1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report
2.1. Market Definition 
2.2. Scope Of The Study 
2.3. Market Structure 
2.4. Key Takeaways 
2.5. Key Buying Criteria

3 Research Methodology
3.1. Research Process 
3.2. Primary Research 
3.3. Secondary Research 
3.4. Market Size Estimation 
3.5. Forecast Model 
3.6. List Of Assumptions 


List of Tables

Table 1 Global UAV Market, By Region, 2018–2023 
Table 2 North America: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023 
Table 3 Europe: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023 
Table 4 Asia-Pacific: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023 
Table 5 Middle East & Africa: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023 
Table 6 Latin America: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023 
Table 7 Global UAV Market, By Region, 2018–2023 
Table 8 North America: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023 
Table 9 Europe: UAV Market, By Country, 2018–2023


List of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process Of MRFR 
FIGURE 2 Top-Down & Bottom-Up Approaches 
FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics 
FIGURE 4 Impact Analysis: Market Drivers 
FIGURE 5 Impact Analysis: Market Restraints 
FIGURE 6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
FIGURE 7 Value Chain Analysis


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