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Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market 2017-2021

Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market 2017-2021

About UAV

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred as drones, are aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight is controlled either autonomously, or by an onboard computer, or by remote control from the ground or another vehicle. The large-sized remotely pilot aircraft (RPA) are powered by internal combustion engines, while relatively small UAVs are driven by electric motors. Such small electric-powered UAVs are mainly used for military and defense applications, as without combustion, they produce low sound and are, hence, found to be more suitable for spy missions. In addition, there has been an increasing interest in 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 12.7% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global UAV market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of UAVs.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global 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
  • AeroVironment
  • Boeing
  • DJI
  • Elbit Systems
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI)
  • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
  • Northrop Grumman
Other prominent vendors
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeyron Labs
  • Aibotix
  • BAE Systems
  • Blue Bear Systems
  • Entecho
  • GoPro
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Matternet
  • Parrot
  • Prox Dynamics
  • Quest UAV
  • Safran Electronics & Defense
  • TASUMA
  • Xiaomi
Market driver
  • Growth in global connected cars market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Spectrum-management issues and SWaP challenges
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for composite-based UAV landing gears
  • 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?
  • 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 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global UAV market: AeroVironment, Boeing, DJI, Elbit Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and Northrop Grumman

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aeronautics, Aeyron Labs, Aibotix, BAE Systems, Blue Bear Systems, Entecho, GoPro, Lockheed Martin, Matternet, Parrot, Prox Dynamics, Quest UAV, Safran Electronics & Defense, TASUMA, and Xiaomi

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “3D printing production refers to the process of synthesizing successive layers of materials with the support of computerized control technology to produce an object or component. This process enables manufacturers to design and manufacture small and micro-components of any shape or size and allows the producers to decrease the overall weight of the components. Additionally, the method allows cost-efficient and just-in-time (JIT) production of parts.”

According to the report, the threats to operating low-density high-demand UAVs are increasingly rising owing to the exponential technological growth, coupled with the proliferation of surface-to-air missiles. Employing such UAVs may reduce the flexibility and capability of commanding officers addressing a combat situation, unless these high-value UAVs are supported by small and miniaturized UAVs.

Further, the report states that the demand for secure communications has led to increased and efficient use of telecommunication spectrum. With changing nature of modern warfare, use of dynamic spectrum, which is already heavily congested, becomes more difficult during conflict or disaster relief operations. Similarly, the growing popularity of mobile warfare is reflecting a large volume of data consumption and transfer, resulting in excessive load on the available wireless spectrum.

Companies Mentioned

AeroVironment, Boeing, DJI, Elbit Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Northrop Grumman, Aeronautics, Aeyron Labs, Aibotix, BAE Systems, Blue Bear Systems, Entecho, GoPro, Lockheed Martin, Matternet, Parrot, Prox Dynamics, Quest UAV, Safran Electronics & Defense, TASUMA, and Xiaomi

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global UAV market 2016-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global UAV market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global UAV market segmentation by application
      • Table Segmentation of global UAV market by application 2016 and 2021
      • Table Segmentation of global UAV market by application 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global defense UAV market
      • Table Global defense UAV market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Payload and subsystems breakups for defense UAVs in 2016
      • Table Global commercial and civil UAV market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by UAV type
    • Table Segmentation of global UAV market by UAV type 2016
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global UAV market
      • Table Global UAV market segmentation by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global UAV market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • UAV market in Americas
      • Table UAV market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • UAV market in EMEA
      • Table UAV market in EMEA ($ billions)
    • UAV market in APAC
      • Table UAV market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Key advantages of enterprise integration approach
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing acceptance of 3D printing technology
      • Table Advantages of 3D printing technology
    • Emergence of alternative energy-powered UAVs
      • Table Fuel cell system of solar-powered UAVs
    • Growing demand for composite-based UAV landing gears
    • Preference for indigenous military UAV development
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Major competitors: Benchmarking
    • AeroVironment
      • Table AeroVironment: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table AeroVironment: Key UAVs and their payload configurations
    • Boeing
      • Table Boeing: Business segmentation by revenue earned from defense businesses 2016
      • Table Boeing (Insitu): Payload specifications
    • DJI
    • Elbit Systems
      • Table Elbit Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Elbit Systems: Key product portfolio
    • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI)
    • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
      • Table IAI: Key UAV portfolio
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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