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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market - Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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  • 120 Pages
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • IndustryARC
  • ID: 3339504
Unmanned aerial vehicles has been around for years, but confined to Military sector. However, cost effective & ease of operations has led to incorporation of these systems into commercial space as well.

Commercial UAS are majorly used by businesses and organizations to enhance their productivity whereas consumer UAS are used by civilians for personal purposes such as photography, videography and recreational purpose as well.

Americas is the leading player in UAS market and it is dominated by Canada in 2017. However, by 2023 the U.S. is expected to dominate Americas UAS market. Americas region is followed by APAC and dominated by Japan and China. China is the largest manufacturer of consumer drones. The total market revenue was valued at $2 billion in 2017 and it is expected to reach $4.5 billion by 2023 at a CAGR estimation of 24.5% in forecast period.

What are Unmanned Aircraft Systems?

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also known as drones are air vehicles which operates remotely or fly autonomously without human intervention. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is based on cutting-edge developments in aerospace technologies, offering advancements which may open new and improved civil/ commercial applications as well as improvements to the safety and efficiency of all civil aviation.

What are the major applications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems?

The major applications of these systems include agriculture, law enforcement & public benefit, earth observation, industrial, photography/ videography, real estate as well as education amongst others. In recent past agriculture as well as industrial sectors have been the major end-users of commercial unmanned aircraft systems. On the other hand photography has grown as one of the major application of consumer UAS. The defence systems incorporate drone systems for surveillance and signaling and even for testing their equipment. The innovative use of UAS has been demonstrated in on-air package delivery systems. UAVs are very versatile devices and thus there are unlimited chances for innovative uses being further discovered and explored by scientists and researchers in labs.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market

Market Research and Market Trends of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ecosystem

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing new and modifying existing UAS regulations on drone flights near several U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sites. The FAA has recently established restrictions for drone flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of the four sites in California, Texas, Orlando and South Potomac in Indian Head.

Researchers at MIT have developed a virtual-reality training platform by using which smart drones can be fooled into thinking that they are seeing (and learning to navigate around) genuine obstacles despite flying in a wide open empty space. Flight Goggles is a drone hallucination system that is being used by MIT researchers to train drones to fly in complex environments. The prime focus is on improving the speed of action.

Google has deployed a prototype drone control system in a series of tests organized by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The software uses a number of Google systems for support such as Google maps and can travel over the complex flight paths easily for multiple UAS at the same time. Google unmanned aircraft can adjust routes on the flight to avoid midair collisions. Google has also partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage.

NCDOT’s Division of Aviation Office UAS has undergone a recent partnership with N.C. Emergency Management. Venture is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create a statewide UAS Working Group with local, state and federal governments, and the private sector. The role of NCDOT is to assist N.C. Emergency Management on transportation and infrastructure issues, as well as using the department’s experience with the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. The partnership aims to prepare drone operators in the region of North Carolina in disaster times.

UAVs have a potential for contributing in the concept of smart cities with their involvement. With the latest advances in big data and Internet of Things (IoT), researchers have referred to the previously mentioned concept of swarm of UAVs to use it for urban sensing around the city. Although some UAS can execute automated flights, current regulations require from the UAV companies look to offer operator or another observer always to maintain visual contact. However in an urban setting, where tall buildings are present most of the times, this may complicate operations and therefore their effectiveness.

Who are the Major Players in Unmanned Aircraft Systems market?

The players profiled in the report include Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (China), Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.), AeroVironment, Inc. (U.S.), Parrot SA (France), SenseFly SA (U.S.), Airborne Innovations LLC, Airbus Aerial, Airgon LLC, Alta Devices, ALX Systems SA, AP Equipment Financing.

What is our report scope?

The report incorporates in-depth assessment of the competitive landscape, product market sizing, product benchmarking, market trends, product developments, financial analysis, strategic analysis and so on to gauge the impact forces and potential opportunities of the market. Apart from this the report also includes a study of major developments in the market such as product launches, agreements, acquisitions, collaborations, mergers and so on to comprehend the prevailing market dynamics at present and its impact during the forecast period 2018-2024.

Key Takeaways from this Report

Evaluate market potential through analyzing growth rates (CAGR %), Volume (Units) and Value ($M) data given at country level – for product types, end use applications and by different industry verticals.

Understand the different dynamics influencing the market – key driving factors, challenges and hidden opportunities.

Get in-depth insights on your competitor performance – market shares, strategies, financial benchmarking, product benchmarking, SWOT and more.

Analyze the sales and distribution channels across key geographies to improve top-line revenues.

Understand the industry supply chain with a deep-dive on the value augmentation at each step, in order to optimize value and bring efficiencies in your processes.

Get a quick outlook on the market entropy – M&A’s, deals, partnerships, product launches of all key players for the past 4 years.

Evaluate the supply-demand gaps, import-export statistics and regulatory landscape for more than top 20 countries globally for the market.

Table of Contents

1. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market - Overview
1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market - Executive summary
2.1. Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2. Key Trends by type of Application
2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography
3. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market
3.1. Comparative analysis
3.1.1. Product Benchmarking - Top 10 companies
3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 10 companies
3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top 10 companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis
4. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market Forces
4.1. Drivers
4.2. Constraints
4.3. Challenges
4.4. Porters five force model
4.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2. Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3. Threat of new entrants
4.4.4. Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5. Threat of substitutes
5. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market -Strategic analysis
5.1. Value chain analysis
5.2. Opportunities analysis
5.3. Product life cycle
7.4. Suppliers and distributors Market Share
6. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Type (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
6.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis
6.2. Application Revenue and Trend Research
6.3. Product Segment Analysis
6.3.1. Fixed Wing
6.3.2. Multi Rotor
6.3.3. Single Rotor
6.3.4. Fixed Wing Hybrid VTOL
6.3.5. Others
7. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Level of Autonomy (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
7.1. Automatic Drones
7.2. Autonomous Drones
8. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Size (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
8.1. Very Small Unmanned Aircraft System
8.1.1. Micro Unmanned Aircraft System
8.1.2. Nano Unmanned Aircraft System
8.2. Small UAS
8.2.1. Mini UAS
8.3. Large UAS
9. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Range (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.1. Very Close range
9.2. Close range
9.3. Short Range
9.4. Mid-Range
11.5. High Range
10. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Property (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.1. Commercial Drones- By Endurance
10.1.1. Low-Endurance Low-Altitude
10.1.2. Average-Endurance Low-Altitude
10.1.3. Average-Endurance Average-Altitude
10.1.4. High-Endurance High-Altitude
10.2. Consumer Drones- By type
10.2.1. Low Range Drones
10.2.2. Average Range Drones
11. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Application (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
11.1. Recreation
11.2. Education/ Academic research
11.3. Real Estate
11.4. Filmmaking/ Photography/ Videography
11.5. Industrial
11.6. First responder services(Police, Fire, Medical)
11.7. Oil and Gas facilities inspection
11.8. Data Aggregation or Analytic services
11.9. Law enforcement & Public benefit
11.10. Survey/ mapping/ GIS
11.11. Agriculture
11.12. Others
12. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market – By Energy Source (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
12.1. Traditional Airplane Fuel
12.2. Battery Cells
12.3. Fuel Cells
12.4. Solar Cells
13. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
13.1. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market - North America Segment Research
13.2. North America Market Research (Million / $Billion)
13.2.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
13.2.2. Revenue and Trends
13.2.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
13.2.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
13.2.5. North America Product type and Application Market Size U.S. Canada Mexico Rest of North America
13.3. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - South America Segment Research
13.4. South America Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
13.4.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
13.4.2. Revenue and Trends
13.4.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
13.4.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
13.4.5. South America Product type and Application Market Size Brazil Venezuela Argentina Ecuador Peru Colombia Costa Rica Rest of South America
13.5. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - Europe Segment Research
13.6. Europe Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
13.6.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
13.6.2. Revenue and Trends
13.6.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
13.6.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
13.6.5. Europe Segment Product type and Application Market Size U.K Germany Italy France Netherlands Belgium Spain Denmark Rest of Europe
13.7. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – APAC Segment Research
13.8. APAC Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
13.8.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
13.8.2. Revenue and Trends
13.8.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
13.8.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
13.8.5. APAC Segment – Product type and Application Market Size China Australia Japan South Korea India Taiwan Malaysia
14. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market - Entropy
14.1. New product launches
14.2. M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
15. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market Company Analysis
15.1. Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
15.2. Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd.(China)
15.3. Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.)
15.4. AeroVironment Inc. (U.S.)
15.5. SenseFly SA (U.S.)
15.6. Airborne Innovations LLC
15.7. Airbus Aerial
15.8. Airgon LLC
15.9. Alta Devices
15.10. ALX Systems SA
15.11. AP Equipment Financing
16. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market -Appendix
16.1. Abbreviations
16.2. Sources