Target drones are autonomously or remotely guided unmanned aircrafts used for various defense operations. These are generally propelled by reciprocating, rotary or rocket engines. These drones are of various size and specifications that define the level of threat imposed by actual target they are imitating to. Earlier, these were generally used by airforce for anti-aircraft target practice during training. But with further development these are now capable of various other operations like reconnaissance, decoy, research and development of various weapons and targeting systems, tracking, monitoring and so on.
Developments are on their way for defense grade autonomous operations of target drones like take off, landing, target following, return to base and so on. Due to strict regulations the OEMs are constrained to limited domains but due to huge scope in future applications the developments are not being stalled. Some of the major aircraft manufacturing units are converting retired combat aircrafts into target drones. The Boeing converted retired QF-16 to full scale aerial target drone with higher capabilities, replacing the existing QF-4 fleet.
The target drone market is segmented into three verticals: by specification, by engine type and applications. Under specification it is further categorized to size, speed, endurance, altitude, autonomy, maneuverability, reach, payload and retrieval system. The report contains in-depth analysis of the vertical segments of this market.
Some of the prominent key players of this market include:
- Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S),
- The Boeing Co. (U.S),
- Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S),
- Griffon Aerospace, Inc. (U.S),
- BAE Systems, plc. (U.K),
- BSK Defense S.A (Greece),
- Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. (U.S),
- Aerotargets International,LLC (U.S) and many more.
The major keyplayers are profiled in this report including company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolios, recent developments and market shares.
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2. Executive Summary
3. Target Drone - Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. Patent Analysis
3.2.3. End User Profiling
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Target Drone - Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of Target Drone Market
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threats of New Entrants
4.4.4. Threats of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Target Drone Market - Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunity Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Target Drone Market - By Specification
6.9. Retrieval System
7. Target Drone Market - By Engine Type
7.1. Piston Engine
7.2. Wankel Engine
8. Target Drone Market - By Application
8.1. Target and Decoy
8.2. Testing and Calibration of Weapon System
8.5. Tracking and Monitoring
8.6. Research and Development of Weapons
9. Target Drone Market - By Region
9.2.4. South Africa
9.4.3. South Korea
10. Market Entropy
10.1. New Product Launches
10.2. M&As, JVs, Collaborations, Partnership
11. Company Profiles
11.1. Lockheed Martin Corporation
11.2. The Boeing Co.
11.3. Northrop Grumman Corporation
11.4. Griffon Aerospace, Inc.
11.5. BAE Systems, plc.
11.6. BSK Defense S.A
11.7. Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc.
11.8. Aerotargets International,LLC
11.9. Rotron Power Ltd
11.10. Tasuma(UK) Ltd.
11.11. Meggit PLC
11.12. RMS s.a. Technology
11.13. Denel SOC ltd.
11.14. Equipaer Industria Aeronautica Ltd
11.15. Amjet-u Tech. Co. Ltd
11.16. Air Affairs Australia Pty., Ltd
11.17. P.B Aviation Ltd.
11.18. Textron Inc.
11.19. Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
11.20. Airbus Group Inc.
12.3. Research Methodology
12.5. Compilation of Expert Insights
- Aerotargets International,LLC
- Air Affairs Australia Pty., Ltd
- Airbus Group Inc.
- Amjet-u Tech. Co. Ltd
- BAE Systems, plc.
- BSK Defense S.A
- Denel SOC ltd.
- Equipaer Industria Aeronautica Ltd
- Griffon Aerospace, Inc.
- Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Meggit PLC
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- P.B Aviation Ltd.
- RMS s.a. Technology
- Rotron Power Ltd
- Tasuma(UK) Ltd.
- Textron Inc.
- The Boeing Co.
- Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.