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Global Commercial UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market

Global Commercial UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market

Millions of buildings, towers, bridges, and other structures around the world require periodic inspections that can be required by law, for insurance purposes, or to ensure efficient operation of equipment. In addition, thousands of miles of pipelines, power wires, and railways need to be monitored for damage or encroachment by trees and other naturally occurring phenomena. Some tasks put inspectors at risk, such as climbing hundreds of feet in the air. Monitoring miles of pipelines or railways is a dull exercise often conducted by an expensive, manned aircraft. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), often referred to as drones, have the ability to perform many tasks that are dangerous, dull, or dirty for inspectors. In the past several years, technological advances have resulted in improved UAS control, autonomy, sensors, and computing capabilities while reducing overall system costs. This marriage of capabilities and cost efficiency has enabled these tools to be tested and integrated into existing industrial inspection programs. As the market matures, many common applications for UAS inspection and monitoring may become distinct verticals because it is likely they will need platforms, sensors, and software specifically tailored to gathering the information needed to satisfy regulatory agency requirements and/or established industry standards for safe and efficient operations. This research service provides an assessment of the market for commercial UAS inspection and monitoring services globally.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Market Definitions
    • UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market Definitions
    • UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market Applications
    • UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market Terminology
    • The Expansion of Drone Applications for Inspections and Monitoring
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Restraints Explained
  • Trends
    • Market Overview-Key Regional Highlights
    • UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market Trends
    • UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market Trends Explained
  • Challenges
    • UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market Challenges
  • Market Size Estimates and What-If Analysis
    • Market Size Estimates
      • Table UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market: Measurable Application Revenue Forecast, Global, 2016-2021
    • Market Size Estimates-What-If Analysis
      • Table UAS Inspection and Monitoring Services Market: Total Estimated Revenue Forecast*, Global, 2016-2021
    • Market Size Estimates-What-If Analysis Takeaways
  • Conclusions
    • Drone Inspection and Monitoring Industry Ecosystem-Top Companies to Action and Core Competencies
  • Predictions

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