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Middle East & Africa Small UAV Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Middle East & Africa Small UAV Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The Middle East and Africa small UAV market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period 2018 - 2023. The Middle Eastern and African region is considered to be a lucrative market for UAVs, supported by its strong demand for UAVs and major spending on UAV-development projects.


The small electric-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are affordable to acquire and operate, compared to that of manned aircraft (for tactical or commercial applications). The operating cost of a helicopter ranges in thousands of dollars per hour. E.g., the average operating cost of an Augusta/Westland AW119 Koala helicopter is USD 1,000 per hour, whereas the same for an Augusta/Westland AW101 is USD 4,500 per hour. If the desired area under surveillance or any other mission is small and requires shorter duration, UAVs are a cost-effective option to consider. It finds its applications in 3D mapping, aerial monitoring, aerial photography, and videography. Being inexpensive, UAVs allow repeated or periodic coverage of an area, which would otherwise be very costly with a piloted aircraft. UAVs also enable safe and efficient accomplishment of tasks in comparison to manned aircraft.

Military missions require the deployment of UAVs in various regions for a short duration. This requirement is fulfilled by the smaller UAVs that are easy to transport. Apart from easy transport, smaller size facilitates easy maintenance. Unlike manned aircrafts, UAVs can be used in diverse weather conditions without the risks of operational capability and pilot life safety. UAVs are mainly powered by battery or electric motors, which make them fuel-efficient as well.

All these advantages have led to a growing adoption and utilization of UAVs for various purposes, ranging from commercial to military operations.

Key Developments in the Market:

November 2017: Leonardo Finmeccanica has announced that it has made its initial delivery of a Falco EVO drone to the launch customer of the aircraft in the Middle East.


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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phase
1.2 Scope of the market
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview and Trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Market Trends
3.3 Porter's Five Force Framework
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Supplier
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Cost effective in operation
4.1.2 Increasing research and development investments
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Strict Airspace Regulations
4.3 Opportunity
4.3.1 Developments in new technologies
5. Middle East and Africa Small UAV, Segmented by Type
5.1 Light Fixed Wing Small UAV
5.2 Heavy Fixed Wing Small UAV
5.3 Multi Rotor VTOL Small UAV
5.4 Single Rotor VTOL Small UAV
5.5 Nano UAV
5.6 Others
6. Middle East and Africa Small UAV, Segmented by Application
6.1 Civil and Commercial
6.2 Military
6.3 Law Enforcement
7. Middle East and Africa Small UAV, Segmented by Propulsion System
7.1 Hyderogen Cell
7.2 Hybrid
7.3 Solar
7.4 Lithium-ion
8. Middle East and Africa Small UAV, Segmented by Geography
8.1 Saudi Arabia
8.2 UAE
8.3 South Africa
8.4 Qatar
8.5 Rest of Africa & Middle-East
9. Competitive Landscape
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Market Structure & Analysis
10. Company Profiles
10.1 Thales Group
10.2 BAE Systems
10.3 Boeing Corporation
10.4 Lockheed Martin Corporation
10.5 Aeronautics Ltd
10.6 Airbus Group
10.7 Elbit Systems
10.8 Finmeccanica
10.9 Microdrones GMBH
10.10 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
10.11 Arabian Aerosapace
10.12 ExecuJet
11. Future Outlook of the Market
12. Disclaimer

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