Drones (UAVs)

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Drones (UAVs)

Growth in the US market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones will average 10% annually through 2020, reaching $4.4 billion.  Demand will be fueled by robust increases in consumer and commercial sales, supported by innovations that are making drones easier to fly, reduced cost of key subsystems, and new FAA regulations that make it less cumbersome for businesses to operate drones.
This report segments the UAV industry by product, method of vehicle lift, and market.  Data is presented in dollars.  Drone demand and the number of drones in use are also provided in units for each of the major markets, and for drone demand by major vehicle type.
Products include: - Vehicles - Payloads and parts - Ground stations and controls
Vehicles will remain the largest of these in 2019, accounting for 68% of the dollar total, although demand for payloads will climb at a faster pace.
The methods of vehicle lift are: - Fixed wing - Rotorcraft (or rotary wing) - Hybrid and other (principally lighter-than-air)

Fixed wing aircraft accounted for 77% of the dollar sales in 2015.  However, quadcopters and other rotorcraft dominate demand in unit terms because of their popularity in consumer and commercial markets.
The three major markets are: - Commercial - Consumer - Government (military, and other federal, state, and local)
The military was by far the largest market for drones in 2015 in dollar terms, accounting for 73% of demand.  In unit terms, however, the consumer market dominates.  Although it is currently small, the commercial market for drones will expand the fastest through 2019, because of the operating efficiencies and cost savings that UAVs can provide.
More than 100 drone manufacturers are active in the US market.  Notable producers include AeroVironment, Boeing, General Atomics, Kratos Defense & Security Systems, Northrop Grumman, Parrot, SZ DJI Technology, Textron, and Yuneec International.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Economic Environment
Demographic Trends
Aerospace Equipment Industry Outlook
Government Investment Expenditures
National Defense
Other
Personal Income & Expenditure Outlook
Public Safety Environment
Reported Crimes
Terrorism
Legal & Regulatory Environment
III. OVERVIEW
General
Supply & Demand
Drones in Use
Historical Market Trends
Pricing Patterns
Technological Trends
International Environment
World Supply & Demand
Foreign Trade
Imports
Exports
IV. PRODUCTS
General
Demand by Product Type
Vehicles
Payloads & Parts
Ground Stations & Controls
Demand by Method of Vehicle Lift
Fixed Wing
Weapon Delivery
Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance
Other
Rotorcraft
Quadcopter
Other
Hybrid & All Other
V. MARKETS
General
Government
Military
Demand by Application
Weapon Delivery
Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance
Targets & Other
Demand by Branch
Other Government
Federal
State & Local
Civilian
Consumer
Personal Photography
Toys
First-Person View & Racing
Hobbyist & Other
Commercial
Photography & Videography Services
Real Estate
Utilities
Construction
Agriculture
Media & Entertainment
Resource Extraction
Other
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Industry Composition
Market Share
Government Market
Civilian Market
Research & Product Development
Manufacturing
Marketing
Distribution
Cooperative Agreements
Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures
Company Profiles
AeroVironment Incorporated
Airdog SIA
Airinov, see Parrot
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
Boeing Company
Composite Engineering, see Kratos Defense & Security
Solutions
Freefly Systems Incorporated
General Atomics
Griffon Aerospace
Guangzhou Walkera Technology Company Limited
Hobbico Incorporated
Insitu, see Boeing
iUAS, see Guangzhou Walkera Technology
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated
Lockheed Martin Corporation
L-3 Communications Holdings Incorporated
MicaSense, see Parrot
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Panoptes Systems, see Aurora Flight Sciences
Parrot SA
PrecisionHawk Incorporated
Prox Dynamics AS
senseFly, see Parrot
Silverlit Toys Manufactory Limited
SKUNK WORKS, see Lockheed Martin
Skycatch Incorporated
Skyrocket Toys LLC
Spin Master Corporation
Syma Model Aircraft Industrial Company Limited
SZ DJI Technology Company Limited
Textron Incorporated
3D Robotics Incorporated
2d3 Sensing, see Boeing
UAV Solutions Incorporated
Wescam, see L-3 Communications Holdings
Yamaha Motor Company Limited
Yuneec International Company Limited
Other Companies Mentioned in Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Environment
2 Population & Households
3 Aerospace Equipment Shipments
4 Government Gross Investment
5 Personal Consumption Expenditures
6 Reported Crime Levels
7 Domestic & International Terrorist Activity in the US, 2005-2015
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Drone Supply & Demand
2 Drones in Use
3 Drone Market Trends, 2005-2015
4 Average Spending Per Drone Vehicle
5 US Foreign Trade in Drones
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Drone Demand by Product Type
2 Drone Vehicle Demand
3 Demand for Separately Sold Drone Parts & Payloads
4 Drone Ground Station & Control Demand
5 Drone Demand by Vehicle Method of Lift
6 Fixed Wing Drone Demand
7 Rotorcraft Drone Demand
8 Hybrid & All Other Drone Demand
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Drone Demand & Drones in Use by Market
2 Government Drone Demand & Drones in Use
3 Major Suppliers of Drones to the Government Market
4 Military Drone Demand & Drones in Use
5 US Department of Defense Major Unmanned Aircraft Program Procurement Funding by System, Fiscal Year 2005-Fiscal Year 2017
6 Military Drone Demand by Branch
7 Other Government Drone Demand & Drones in Use
8 Civilian Drone Demand & Drones in Use
9 Consumer Drone Demand & Drones in Use
10 Major Consumer Drone Suppliers
11 Commercial Drone Demand & Drones in Use
12 Major Suppliers of Drones to Commercial Markets
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Drone Sales by Company, 2015
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements
3 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 National Defense Gross Investment, 2005-2025
2 Reported Crime Rates, 2005-2015
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Drones in Use, 2005-2025
2 Drone Market Trends, 2005-2015
3 Average Spending Per Drone Vehicle, 2005-2025
4 World Drone Demand by Region, 2015
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Drone Demand by Product Type, 2015
2 Drone Demand: Projected 2015-2020 Annual Rate of Growth by Product
3 Drone Demand by Vehicle Method of Lift, 2015
4 Drone Dollar Demand: Projected 2015-2020 Annual Rate of Growth by Vehicle Method of Lift
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Drone Demand by Market, 2015
2 Drone Dollar Demand: Projected 2015-2020 Annual Rate of Growth by Market
3 Government Drone Demand by Market, 2015
4 Government Dollar Drone Demand: Projected 2015-2020 Annual Rate of Growth by Market
5 Military Drone Demand by Application, 2015
6 Military Drone Dollar Demand: Projected 2015-2020 Annual Rate of Growth by Application
7 Civilian Drone Demand by Segment, 2005-2025
8 Consumer Drone Demand by Application, 2015
9 Consumer Drone Dollar Demand: Projected 2015-2020 Annual Rate of Growth by Application
10 Commercial Drone Demand by Application in 2015 & 2025
11 Commercial Drone Dollar Demand: Projected 2015-2025 Annual Rate of Growth by Application
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