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Global Fuel Cells for Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market 2017-2021

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Advantages of using fuel cells in UAVs
      • Table Different UAVs that use fuel cell systems
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global fuel cells for military UAV market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global fuel cells for military UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by UAV type
    • Global fuel cells for military UAV market: Segmentation by UAV type
      • Table Global fuel cells for military UAV market segmentation by UAV type 2016 and 2021(%)
      • Table Global fuel cells for military UAV market by UAV type 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fuel cells for military tactical UAV market
      • Table Global fuel cells for military tactical UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fuel cells for military mini UAV market
      • Table Global fuel cells for military mini UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fuel cells for military micro UAV market
      • Table Global fuel cells for military micro UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fuel cell for military MALE UAV market
      • Table Global fuel cells for military MALE UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fuel cells for military HALE UAV market
      • Table Global fuel cells for military HALE UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global fuel cells for military UAV market
      • Table Global fuel cells for military UAV market segmentation by geography 2016 and 2021(%)
      • Table Global fuel cells for military UAV market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Fuel cells for military UAV market in Americas
      • Table Fuel cells for military UAV market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Fuel cells for military UAV market in EMEA
      • Table Fuel cells for military UAV market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Fuel cells for military UAV in APAC
      • Table Fuel cells for military UAV market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of Formira Hydrogen-on-Demand technology
    • Standardization of a potential alternative for lithium-ion batteries and gasoline-based fuel
    • Flexibility in fuel type used in fuel cells
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • EnergyOR Technologies
      • Table EnergyOR Technologies: Key aerospace fuel cell technology
    • Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
    • MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology
      • Table MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology: Key fuel cell-based UAVs
      • Table MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology: Key fuel cells
    • Protonex
    • Ultra Electronics
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Global Fuel Cells for Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market 2017-2021

About Fuel Cells for Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Military UAV fuel cells are of different kinds, and they are deployed for various operations. The most prominent types of fuel cells used in military UAVs are proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), and alkaline fuel cells. Also, intense research is ongoing on leveraging these technologies on different UAV platforms, such as micro and mini UAVs. PEMFCs are used in medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) and high-altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs as their operating temperature lies between 30°C and 100°C.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global fuel cells for military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market to grow at a CAGR of 14.32% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global fuel cells for military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Fuel Cells for Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • EnergyOR Technologies
  • Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
  • MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology
  • Protonex
  • Ultra Electronics
Other prominent vendors
  • Jadoo Power System
Market driver
  • High investment in military unmanned aircraft domain
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Decline in prices of non-renewable resources
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of Formira Hydrogen-on-Demand technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Fuel Cells for Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global fuel cells for military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market: EnergyOR Technologies, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology, Protonex, and Ultra Electronics.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Jadoo Power System.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emergence of Formira Hydrogen-on-Demand technology. The Formira Hydrogen-On-Demand technology synthesizes hydrogen from liquid formic acid, which is a safe source for the process. In this process, formic acid is transferred from the tank to a reformer, where hydrogen is generated. The hydrogen produced is instantly consumed by the stack.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is high investment in military unmanned aircraft domain. Various public bodies around the world are investing heavily in the defense sector to ensure that it has adequate technological capabilities and advanced vehicles to combat any foreign threats. This has attracted many countries to sign agreements that involve procurement of sophisticated vehicles and ammunitions. The continuous improvement in technology and involvement from various industry leaders have made the development of fuel cells for UAV successful.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is decline in prices of non-renewable resources. Majority of the vehicles use petroleum-based products as a fuel. UAVs usually use kerosene jet fuel for their propulsion. Petrol and petroleum-based products are non-renewable and are limited in nature. These are usually imported from areas where there is a surplus of oil reserves. In comparison to other petroleum products, access to kerosene is comparatively easier. It is available in many fueling stations around the world as all aircraft use the same type of fuel for its operations.

Companies Mentioned

EnergyOR Technologies, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology, Protonex, Ultra Electronics, Jadoo Power System.

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