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Global Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Suppliers, 2017

Global Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Suppliers, 2017

The competition to supply militaries with various types of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is increasing. A global rise in defense spending to attain UAS capabilities is leading to companies continuously developing and/or upgrading platforms and sensors to meet rapidly changing and expanding military applications. In response, military UAS suppliers have been multiplying over the past several years. Due to the decreasing costs of the required technologies, there is a relatively low barrier to market entry, leading to an increasing number of viable competitors. Even small countries are developing indigenous military-focused UAS platforms. While companies such as General Atomics and Israeli Airspace Industries (IAI) have solidified themselves as the top global manufacturers, over the past 2 decades many other suppliers have made inroads into the market mainly with lower cost, tactical-size or smaller UAS. This research service lists prominent military UAS manufacturers as well as some of the companies poised to challenge incumbents for a portion of a market that stands to grow to between $11 billion and $12 billion annually by 2020. The information is divided up by geographic regions.

Research Scope:
This research service includes information about military UAS suppliers that manufacture platforms and, in many cases, UAS subsystems and support equipment. The assessment does not include UAS that are manufactured exclusively by a military organization such as a country’s air force or research and development arm. One example would be the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) in India which is solely funded by the Indian Government. It also does not include UAS used exclusively as targets. Competitive information includes:
• Short company descriptions and highlights
• Capabilities of military UAS with regard to range and endurance
• Identification of UAS that are, or can be, armed
• Company partnerships
• Future product announcements and/or pending upgrades to current platforms
• Various manufacturing agreements and contract announcements
• Links to corporate websites and news items of note
• Links to UAS product pages, where applicable

Key Questions That This Study Will Answer:
• Which companies are manufacturing military UAS?
• What platforms are being marketed and which are in the development phase?
• What platforms do listed companies manufacture and what class of UAS are they?
• Which militaries are buying UAS from which suppliers?
• What are some trends among military UAS suppliers?

This research service also contains definitions of UAS for both the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) classification systems, a few regional insights, and a succinct conclusions section that highlights the trends in the market.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
    • Market Definitions
      • Table Military UAS Suppliers: Segments by NATO Classification/Definition, Global, 2017
  • Africa
    • African Military UAS Suppliers
    • Denel Dynamics
      • Table Denel Dynamics: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Africa, 2017
    • Paramount Group
      • Table Paramount Group: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Africa, 2017
    • Ultimate Unmanned
      • Table Ultimate Unmanned: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Africa, 2017
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Asia-Pacific (APAC) Military UAS Suppliers
  • APAC-China
    • Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology
      • Table Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, China, 2017
    • Chengu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG)
      • Table CAIG: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, China, 2017
    • China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)
      • Table CASC: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, China, 2017
    • China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)
      • Table CASIC: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, China, 2017
    • Xi'an Aisheng (ASN) Technology Group
      • Table Xi'an ASN Technology: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, China, 2017
  • APAC-Rest of Region
    • Eniks
      • Table Eniks: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Global Industrial Defence Solutions (GIDS)
      • Table GIDS: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Idea Forge
      • Table Idea Forge: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Izhmash Unmanned Systems, LLC
      • Table Izhmash: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI)
      • Table KAI: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Korean Air
      • Table Korean Air: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Special Technology Center (STC) Ltd.
      • Table STC: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Uconsystem
      • Table Uconsystem: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
    • Zala Aero
      • Table Zala Aero: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of APAC, 2017
  • Europe
    • European Military UAS Suppliers
    • 558 Aircraft Repair Plant (ARP)
      • Table 558 ARP Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • AGAT Control Systems
      • Table AGAT Control Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Airbus Defence and Space
      • Table Airbus: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Blue Bear Systems Research
      • Table Blue Bear Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • CybAero
      • Table CybAero: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • ECA Group
      • Table ECA Group: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • EMT Penzburg
      • Table EMT Penzburg: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Independent Development Laboratory (INDELA)
      • Table Indela: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Leonardo
      • Table Leonardo: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • National Academy of Sciences Belarus (NASB)
      • Table NASB: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Prox Dynamics
      • Table Prox Dynamics: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Sagem
      • Table Sagem: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Schiebel
      • Table Schiebel: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Sky-Watch
      • Table Sky-Watch: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Tekever
      • Table Tekever: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • Thales
      • Table Thales: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • UAV Factory
      • Table UAV Factory: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • UAVision
      • Table UAVision: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • UKR Specsystems
      • Table UKR Specsystems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • UMS Skeldar
      • Table UMS Skeldar: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
    • WB Electronics
      • Table WB Electronics: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Europe, 2017
  • The Middle East
    • Middle Eastern Military UAS Suppliers
  • The Middle East-Israel
    • Aeronautics Defense Systems (ADS)
      • Table Aeronautics Defense Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • Aero Sentinel
      • Table Aero Sentinel: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • BlueBird Aerosystems
      • Table BlueBird Aerosystems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • Elbit Systems
      • Table Elbit Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
      • Table Elbit Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • Flying Production Ltd.
      • Table Flying Production Ltd.: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • Innocon
      • Table Innocon: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI)
      • Table IAI: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
      • Table IAI: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • Meteor Aerospace
      • Table Meteor Aerospace: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
    • UVision
      • Table UVision: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Israel, 2017
  • The Middle East-Rest of Region
    • Adcom Systems
      • Table Adcom Systems: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of Middle East, 2017
    • Aselsan
      • Table Aselsan: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of Middle East, 2017
    • Baykar
      • Table Baykar: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of Middle East, 2017
    • Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
      • Table TAI: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of Middle East, 2017
    • Vestel Defense Industry
      • Table Vestel: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of Middle East, 2017
  • North America
    • North America Military UAS Suppliers
  • North America-The United States
    • AeroVironment
      • Table Aerovironment: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Arcturus
      • Table Arcturus: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Aurora Flight Sciences
      • Table Aurora Flight Sciences: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Drone Aviation Corporation (DAC)
      • Table Drone Aviation Corporation: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • General Atomics
      • Table General Atomics: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Hoverfly Technologies
      • Table Hoverfly Technologies: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Insitu
      • Table Insitu: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Kratos
      • Table Kratos: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • L-3 Technologies
      • Table L-3: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Latitude Engineering
      • Table Latitude Engineering: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Martin UAV
      • Table Martin UAV: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Navmar Applied Sciences
      • Table Navmar Applied Sciences: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Neany
      • Table Neany: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Raytheon
      • Table Raytheon: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Saxon
      • Table Saxon: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
    • Textron
      • Table Textron: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, US, 2017
  • North America-Rest of Region
    • Hydra Technologies
      • Table Hydra Technologies: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of North America, 2017
    • MMIST
      • Table MMIST: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, Rest of North America, 2017
  • South America
    • South America Military UAS Suppliers
    • BRVANT
      • Table BRVANT: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, South America, 2017
    • FT Sistemas
      • Table FT Sistemas: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, South America, 2017
    • Santos Lab
      • Table Santos Lab: Current Product Offerings and Known Users, South America, 2017
  • Conclusions

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