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Global UAV Market 2016-2020

Global UAV Market 2016-2020

About UAV

UAVs, commonly referred as drones, are flights without a human pilot aboard. These flights are controlled either autonomously, by an onboard computer, or by remote control from the ground or another vehicle. UAVs range from large-sized UAVs used for tactical missions that are powered by internal combustion engine to small electric-powered UAVs driven by electric motors.

These small electric-powered UAVs are primarily used for military and defense applications. In addition, there has been an increasing interest for civilian or commercial applications of UAVs such as aerial photography, agriculture, 3D mapping, and wildlife protection.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global UAV market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global UAV market for 2016-2020. The report provides a global overview of the market and the growth prospects by region (Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

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

  • Civil or commercial UAVs
  • Military UAVs
Technavio's report, Global UAV Market 2016-2020, 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
  • AeroVironment
  • Elbit Systems
  • General Atomics
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Northrop Grumman
Other prominent vendors
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeyron Labs
  • Aibotix
  • BAE Systems
  • DJI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Prox Dynamics.
Market driver
  • Cost effective in operation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limited endurance and payload capacity of small UAVs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand from emerging markets
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global UAV Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global UAV Market: AeroVironment, Elbit Systems, General Atomics, Israel Aerospace Industries and Northrop Grumman.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aeronautics, Aeyron Labs, Aibotix, BAE Systems, DJI, Lockheed Martin, and Prox Dynamics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “There has been a growing demand for small UAVs for civil, commercial, as well as military applications. In addition, there has been an increase in UAV R&D, which stimulates the spending on the market and provides improvements in the technology. Currently, the US leads the global market; however, there has been rising demand from the emerging markets as well, mainly from the Middle East and Asia.”

According to the report, one of the drivers of the global UAV market is the cost effectiveness associated with UAVs to acquire and operate compared to manned aircraft and helicopters for the different military as well as commercial applications. Moreover, UAVs (mainly electrically powered) make comparatively low noise during flight, which makes them suitable for espionage. Furthermore, increased global UAV spending and demand for small UAVs, is driving the market growth.

Further, the report states that market vendors face certain challenges such as low endurance and limited flight range of UAVs (mainly the small electric-powered UAVs).

Companies Mentioned

AeroVironment, Elbit Systems, General Atomics, Israel Aerospace Industries, Northrop Grumman, Aeronautics, Aeyron Labs, Aibotix, BAE Systems, DJI, Lockheed Martin, Prox Dynamics.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global UAV market ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Aerospace and defense supply chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
  • Aerospace and defense value chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense value chain system
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global UAV market by application
      • Table Global UAV market by application 2015
      • Table Global UAV market by application 2020
    • Global civil or commercial UAV market
      • Table Global civil or commercial UAV market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global military or defense UAV market
      • Table Global military or defense UAV market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global UAV market by application 2015-2020 (market share)
      • Table Global UAV market by application 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by UAV type
    • Global UAV market by type
      • Table Global UAV market by type 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global UAV market by geography
      • Table Global UAV market geography 2015
      • Table Global UAV market by geography 2020
      • Table Global UAV market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global UAV market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
    • UAV market in Americas
      • Table UAV market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • UAV market in EMEA
      • Table UAV market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • UAV market in APAC
      • Table UAV market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • List of vendors in global UAV market
      • Table List of vendors in global UAV market
    • AeroVironment
      • Table AeroVironment: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table AeroVironment: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table AeroVironment: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table AeroVironment: Order backlog in 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
    • Elbit Systems
      • Table Elbit Systems: Business/product segmentation 2014
      • Table Elbit Systems: Business/product segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
      • Table Elbit Systems: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Elbit Systems: Consolidated order backlog by 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
    • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
    • Israel Aerospace Industries
      • Table Israel Aerospace Industries: Key capabilities
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Business segmentation 2014
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Northrop Grumman consolidated order backlog in 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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