Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market - Global Forecast to 2025: Key Players are General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, Textron, Boeing, DJI, Parrot, 3D Robotics, and Aeryon Labs

DUBLIN, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market by Vertical, Class, System, Industry (Defense & Security, Agriculture, Construction & Mining, Media & Entertainment), Type, Mode of Operation, Range, Point of Sale, MTOW and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The UAV Market is Projected to Grow from USD 19.3 Billion in 2019 to USD 45.8 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 15.5%

The increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles in commercial and military applications is one of the most significant factors expected to drive the growth of the UAV market. Improvements in flight control systems, owing to the development of sense & avoid technology, are expected to fuel the growth of the UAV market. One of the major challenges for the growth of the UAV market across the globe is the rules and regulations imposed by various government agencies on the use of UAVs in civil & commercial applications.

The North American region is estimated to lead the UAV market in 2019. The US and Canada are key countries considered for market analysis in this region. An increase in the defense expenditure of the US and Canada and the presence of major UAV manufacturers in North America are key factors contributing to the growth of the UAV market in this region.

Key players operating in the UAV market include General Atomics (US), Northrop Grumman (US), Textron (US), Boeing (US), DJI (China), Parrot (France), 3D Robotics (US), and Aeryon Labs (Canada).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Increasing Use of UAVs in Civil & Commercial Applications Growing Use of UAVs in Military Applications Increasing Use of UAVs in Life-Threatening Military Missions Increasing Use of Modern Warfare Techniques By Defense Forces Increasing Use of UAVs as Loitering Munition Increasing Use of UAVs in Advanced Patrolling of Marine Borders Exemptions Made By the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Permit the Use of UAVs in Several Industries Growing Use of UAVs to Counter Terrorism
5.2.2 Opportunities Increased Deployment of UAVs to Carry Out Aerial Remote Sensing Growing Defense Budgets of Major Economies Technological Developments in the Field of Drone Payloads Use of UAVs for Cargo Delivery in Military Operations
5.2.3 Challenges Lack of Proper Air Traffic Management for UAVs Restrictions Imposed on the Commercial Use of UAVs in Various Countries Possible Threats to Safety and Violation of Privacy Issues With Political and Social Acceptability of UAVs Lack of Skilled & Trained Personnel to Operate UAVs Issues With Safety and Security of UAVs

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Technology Trends
6.2.1 Artificial Intelligence in UAVs
6.2.2 3D Printing of UAVs
6.2.3 Use of Advanced Materials in Manufacturing UAVs
6.2.4 Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for UAV Navigation
6.2.5 Cloud computing-based Services
6.2.6 Endurance in UAVs
6.2.7 Development of Superior Computing Technologies for UAVs
6.2.8 Drone Payloads
6.2.9 Wireless Charging
6.2.10 Automated Ground Control Stations
6.2.11 Computer Vision
6.2.12 Machine Learning-Powered Analytics
6.2.13 Connected Drones
6.3 Product Innovations
6.3.1 Drone Taxies Or Passenger Drones
6.3.2 Refueling Drones
6.3.3 Swarm Drones
6.3.4 Spy Drones
6.3.5 Combat Drones
6.3.6 Inflatable Drones
6.3.7 IoT Drones
6.3.8 VTOL UAVs
6.3.9 Thinking Drones
6.3.10 Anti-UAV Defense Systems
6.3.11 Tethered Drones
6.3.12 Fishing Drones
6.4 Industry Use Cases
6.4.1 Inspection of Inaccessible Project Sites
6.4.2 Continuous Data Sharing for Development of Digital Twin Technology
6.4.3 Identification of Anomalous Events Through Predictive Maintenance
6.4.4 High Accuracy Data for Detection of Volumetric Changes
6.4.5 Classification and Identification of Objects of the Insurance Industry
6.4.6 Improvised Payload Capabilities for Mapping & Surveying Industry
6.4.7 Aviation MRO Assistance By External Inspection of Aircraft
6.4.8 Urbanization, Crowd Control, and Traffic Assistance Through Real-Time Data Exchange
6.4.9 Disease Control and Prevention
6.4.10 Aerial Drone Delivery
6.5 UAV Ecosystem
6.5.1 Major UAV Products
6.5.2 Level of Autonomy
6.5.3 Maturity Mapping of Drone Technologies
6.5.4 Maturity Mapping of Commercial Drone Applications
6.5.5 Interconnected UAV Solutions
6.5.6 Country-Wise Drone Regulations
6.5.7 Drone Insurance
6.6 Patent Analysis

7 UAV Market, By System
7.1 Introduction
7.2 UAV Platforms Market, By Subsystem
7.2.1 UAV Airframes, By Material Type Increasing Demand for Light Weight UAVs is Leading to Higher Adoption Composite Material Airframes UAV Alloys UAV Plastics UAV Composites, By Type Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers Boron Fiber Reinforced Polymers Aramid Fiber Reinforced Polymers
7.2.2 UAV Avionics, By Component Rising Need for UAVs Equipped With Advanced Flight Control Systems and Communications System Drives Demand for Advanced Avionics UAV Flight Control Systems, By Subcomponent UAV Air Data Computers UAV Autopilots/Flight Control Computers UAV Navigation Systems, By Subcomponent UAV Gps/GNSS UAV Ins/Imu UAV Sense & Avoid Systems UAV Sensors, By Type Speed Sensors Light Sensors Proximity Sensors Position Sensors Temperature Sensors UAV Communication Systems Others
7.2.3 UAV Propulsion Systems, By Component Growing Use of Small UAVs in Commercial Applications is Leading to Increased Use of Electric Engines UAV Engines, By Type Gas Engines Electric Engines UAV Power Sources, By Type UAV Batteries Solar Cells Hybrid Cells Fuel Cells
7.2.4 UAV Software Increasing Use of UAVs in Commercial Applications is Leading to Develop Industry-Specific UAV Software
7.3 UAV Payloads, By Type
7.3.1 UAV Cameras, By Type Use of Thermal and Eo/Ir Cameras By Government & Law Enforcement Agencies for Night Surveillance is Increasing High-Resolution Cameras Multispectral Cameras Hyperspectral Cameras Thermal Cameras Eo/Ir Cameras
7.3.2 UAV CBRN Sensors Development of Advanced Sensors for Armed Forces to Detect Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Crises is on the Rise
7.3.3 UAV Electronic Intelligence Payloads, By Type Wide-Scale Use of Electronic Payloads By Military UAVs in Intelligence Gathering Drives Demand for Them Signal Intelligence Electronic Intelligence Communication Intelligence Telemetry Intelligence
7.3.4 UAV Radar, By Type Increasing Use of Portable Radars By Armed Forces Drives the Market for Them Synthetic Aperture Radar Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar
7.3.5 UAV Lidar Use of Lidar is Increasing in Commercial UAV Applications
7.3.6 UAV Gimbals Higher Adoption of Gimbal-Based Moving Cameras in Photography Applications is Driving Their Demand
7.4 UAV Data Links
7.4.1 Risks Associated With Military Data Transfer is Leading to High Demand for UAV Data Links
7.5 UAV Ground Control Stations
7.5.1 Development of Advanced Military UAVs is Driving the Need for Technologically Advanced Ground Control Stations
7.6 UAV Launch & Recovery Systems
7.6.1 Increasing Use of Catapult-Launched UAVs Drives Demand for Launch & Recovery Systems

8 UAV Market, By Class
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Small UAVs
8.2.1 Advancements in Technology for Miniaturisation of Drones is Leading to Increased Use of Small UAVs in Commercial Applications
8.2.2 Nano UAVs
8.2.3 Micro UAVs
8.2.4 Mini UAVs
8.3 Strategic & Tactical UAVs
8.3.1 Rising Demand for Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering By Military and Law Enforcement Agencies Drives the Market
8.3.2 Close-Range (CR) UAVs
8.3.3 Short-Range (SR) UAVs
8.3.4 Medium-Range (MR) UAVs
8.3.5 Medium-Range Endurance (MRE) UAVs
8.3.6 Low-Altitude Deep Penetration (LADP) UAVs
8.3.7 Low-Altitude Long Endurance (LALE) UAVs
8.3.8 Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs
8.3.9 High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAVs
8.4 Special-Purpose UAVs
8.4.1 Demand for Combat Drones is Increasing in Major Economies Such as China, France, Germany, US, and Australia
8.4.2 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVS)
8.4.3 Loitering UAVs
8.4.4 Swarm Drones
8.4.5 Lethal UAVs
8.4.6 Decoy UAVs
8.4.7 Stratospheric UAVs
8.4.8 Exo-Stratospheric UAVs

9 UAV Market, By Vertical
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Military
9.2.1 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Development of Advanced Surveillance UAVs for Military and Government Applications By Major Manufacturers Drives the Market
9.2.2 Combat Operations Use of Combat UAVs to Launch Precision Guided Munitions on Terrorists Launch-pads is Increasing
9.2.3 Battle Damage Management Spending on R&D to Develop Unmanned Aerial Platforms to Reduce Collateral Damage is Increasing
9.3 Commercial
9.3.1 Remote Sensing Development of High-Altitude UAVs is Leading to Increased Use of UAVs in Remote Sensing Applications
9.3.2 Inspection & Monitoring Rising Need for Inspection & Monitoring Activities in Oil & Gas and Mining Industries is Driving Demand for UAVs
9.3.3 Product Delivery Amazon and Dhl Starting Aerial Drone Delivery Services is Resulting Increased Demand for UAVs for Product Delivery
9.3.4 Surveying & Mapping UAVs Equipped With Advanced Payloads are Helping Companies Reduce Operational Costs of Surveying and Mapping
9.3.5 Inspection & Monitoring Growing Need for Aerial Monitoring in Mining Industry Drives the Demand for UAVs
9.3.6 Aerial Imaging Increasing Use of UAVs in the Film Industry and Journalism Drive the Aerial Imaging Segment
9.3.7 Industrial Warehousing The Use of UAVs in Automated Warehousing to Reduce Operational Time is Increasing
9.3.8 Others
9.4 Government & Law Enforcement
9.4.1 Border Management Development of Specialized Products By Major Manufacturers for Border Management Applications is Increasing
9.4.2 Traffic Monitoring Growing Traffic is Leading to Increasing Real-Time Monitoring Using UAVs to Track Accidents
9.4.3 Firefighting & Disaster Management Advancements in UAV Payloads Help Enhance the Monitoring of Forest Fires
9.4.4 Search & Rescue The Use of Small UAVs for Search & Rescue Operations By Local Police Authorities is Rising
9.4.5 Police Operations & Investigations Use of Advanced UAVs in Crime Scene Investigation By Local Police Departments is Driving the Segment
9.4.6 Maritime Security Growing Integration of Surveillance UAVs With Naval Fleets Across the Globe Drives the Market
9.5 Consumer
9.5.1 Prosumers Increasing Use of Flying Cameras for Making Video Contents
9.5.2 Hobbyists Growing Use of Toy Drones for Leisure Activities

10 UAV Market, By Industry
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Defense & Security
10.2.1 Drones have Become an Integral Part of Military and Defense Operations
10.3 Agriculture
10.3.1 Increasing Demand for Crop Monitoring, Inspection, and Pesticide Spraying Applications Resulting in the Growth of UAV Market
10.4 Logistics & Transportation
10.4.1 Postal & Package Delivery Use of Drones in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and Singapore for Postal Delivery is Expected to Begin
10.4.2 Healthcare & Pharmacy Delivery of Medical Supplies Using Autonomous Aerial Drones is Expected to Commercialize in the Forecast Period
10.4.3 Retail & Food Retail & Food Delivery is Anticipated to Adopt Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Solutions
10.5 Energy & Power
10.5.1 Power Generation Drones Used for Inspection and Maintenance of High-Voltage Transmission and Distribution Lines is Expected to Drive the UAV Market
10.5.2 Oil & Gas Safe and Efficient Maintenance and Inspections By Drones in Oil & Gas Plants Drive the Market for UAV
10.6 Construction & Mining
10.6.1 Data Collection of Construction Site, 3D Mapping, Environmental Management, and Stockpile Management has Resulted in the Adoption of UAV
10.7 Media & Entertainment
10.7.1 Use of UAVs for Live Streaming of Aerial Photography and Videography is Driving the Market
10.8 Insurance
10.8.1 Drone Services Widely Used for Property Review, Damage Inspection, and Insurance Claim Investigations
10.9 Wildlife & Forestry
10.9.1 Specialized Micro Drones Equipped With High-Resolution Cameras Map and Monitor Wildlife
10.10 Academics & Research
10.10.1 Use of UAVs to Examine the Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Monitor Pollution Levels is Increasing

11 UAV Market, By Type
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Fixed-Wing UAVs
11.2.1 Predator and Reaper are the Most Commonly Used Fixed-Wing UAVs in Military Applications
11.3 Fixed-Wing VTOL UAVs
11.3.1 Fixed-Wing VTOL UAVs are Capable of Carrying Heavy Payloads Resulting in Growth of the UAV Market
11.4 Rotary-Wing UAVs
11.4.1 Rotary-Wing UAVs are Used for Search & Rescue Operations, Precision Farming, and Law Enforcement
11.4.2 Single Rotor UAVs
11.4.3 Multi-Rotor UAVs Bicopters Tricopters Quadcopters Octocopters

12 UAV Market, By Range
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Visual Line of Sight UAVs
12.3 Extended Visual Line of Sight UAVs
12.4 Beyond Line of Sight UAVs

13 UAV Market, By Mtow
13.1 Introduction
13.2 <_5 />13.3 25-170 Kilograms
13.4 >170 Kilograms

14 UAV Market, By Mode of Operation
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Remotely Piloted
14.3 Optionally Piloted
14.4 Fully Autonomous

15 UAV Market, By Point of Sale
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
15.3 Aftermarket

16 UAV Adjacent Market
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Drone Analytics Market, By Application
16.2.1 Thermal Detection
16.2.2 Geolocation Tagging
16.2.3 Aerial Monitoring
16.2.4 Ground Exploration
16.2.5 Volumetric Calculations
16.2.6 3D Modeling
16.2.7 Others
16.3 Drone Analytics Market, By Type
16.3.1 On-Premises
16.3.2 On-Demand
16.4 Drone Services Market, By Application
16.4.1 Aerial Photography & Remote Sensing
16.4.2 Data Acquisition & Analytics
16.4.3 Mapping & Surveying
16.4.4 3D Modeling
16.4.5 Disaster Risk Management & Mitigation
16.4.6 Inspection & Environmental Monitoring
16.4.7 Others
16.5 Drone Services Market, By Type
16.5.1 Drone Platform Services
16.5.2 Drone MRO Services
16.5.3 Drone Training & Education Services
16.6 Anti-Drone Market, By Application
16.6.1 Detection
16.6.2 Detection & Disruption
16.7 Anti-Drone Market, By Technology
16.7.1 Laser Systems
16.7.2 Kinetic Systems
16.7.3 Electronic Systems

17 Regional Analysis

Companies Mentioned

    --  3D Robotics
    --  Aeronautics
    --  Aerovironment
    --  Airbus
    --  BAE Systems
    --  Boeing
    --  DJI
    --  ECA Group
    --  Ehang
    --  Elbit Systems
    --  Flir Systems Inc.
    --  General Atomics
    --  Israel Aerospace Industries
    --  Lockheed Martin
    --  Microdrones
    --  Northrop Grumman Corporation
    --  Parrot
    --  Precisionhawk
    --  Raytheon
    --  Saab
    --  Textron
    --  Thales
    --  Turkish Aerospace Industry
    --  Yuneec

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