Small Drones Market by Type (Fixed-Wing, Rotary-Wing, Hybrid/Transitional), Application, MTOW (<5 kg, 5–25 kg, 25–150 kg), Payload (Camera, CBRN Sensors, Electronic Intelligence Payload, Radar), Power Source, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025

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The Small Drones Market is Projected to Grow From USD 13.40 Billion in 2018 to USD 40.31 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 17.04% During the Forecast Period.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Robotics
  • Aerovironment
  • DJI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • MORE

“The small drones market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.04% during the forecast period.”

The small drones market is projected to grow from USD 13.40 billion in 2018 to USD 40.31 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 17.04% during the forecast period. Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs) are remotely piloted aerial vehicles that have a significant role in the defense as well as commercial sectors. SUAVs are commonly termed as small drones and are being increasingly used for border surveillance. They are also used in various commercial applications such as monitoring, surveying & mapping, precision agriculture, aerial remote sensing, and product delivery. Thus, the increasing use of small drones in commercial and military applications is one of the most significant factors projected to drive the growth of the small drones market.

Exemptions made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow the use of small drones in several industries are also contributing to the growth of the small drones market. Lack of air traffic management infrastructure for UAVs is one of the factors restraining the growth of this market.

“Based on type, the rotary wing UAVs segment is estimated to lead the small drones market in 2018.”

Based on type, the rotary wing segment is estimated to lead the small drones market in 2018. Rotary-wing drones have the ability of vertical take-off and landing, thereby making them suitable for use in commercial and military applications.

“Based on MTOW, the 5-25 kilograms segment is estimated to lead the small drones market in 2018.”

Based on MTOW, the 5-25 kilograms segment is estimated to lead the small drones market in 2018. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the extensive use of small drones by defense forces worldwide to achieve situational awareness for threat evaluation during ISR operations.

“North America is estimated to lead the small drones market in 2018.”

The North American region is estimated to lead the small drones market in 2018. The US and Canada are key countries considered for market analysis in this region. The increase in defense expenditure of the US and Canada and the presence of major UAV manufacturers in North America are key factors contributing to the growth of the small drones market in this region.

Break-up of profiles of primary participants for this report:

  • By Company Type: Tier 1 – 35%, Tier 2 – 45%, and Tier 3 – 20%
  • By Designation: C Level – 35%, Manager Level – 40%, and Director Level – 25%
  • By Region: North America – 45%, Europe – 20%, Asia Pacific – 30%, and RoW – 5%

Research Coverage

This research study covers the segmentation of the small drones market on the basis of type (fixed wing, rotary wing, and hybrid/transitional), power source (lithium-ion, hybrid cells, solar cells, and fuel cells), application (military, civil & commercial, homeland security, and consumer), payload (cameras, CBRN sensors, electronic intelligence payload and radars), MTOW (<5 kilograms, 5-25 kilograms, and 25-150 kilograms). These segments and subsegments are mapped across regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. The report provides in-depth market intelligence regarding key factors such as drivers, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges influencing the growth of the small drones market. It also offers an analysis of micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and their contribution to the small drones market.

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From an insight perspective, the small drones market report focuses on various levels of analyses—industry analysis, market share analysis of top players, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss basic views on the competitive landscape; high-growth regions & countries and their respective regulatory policies; and drivers, opportunities, and challenges.

The small drones market report provides insights on the following pointers:

  • Market Penetration: Information regarding the competitive landscape of the small drones market
  • Market Sizing: The estimated market size in 2018 and projection of the market from 2018 to 2025
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the small drones market
  • Market Overview: Market dynamics and subsequent analysis of associated trends as well as drivers, opportunities, and challenges prevailing in the small drones market
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative markets – the report analyzes the market for small drones across various regions
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the small drones market
  • Regional Analysis: Factors influencing market share of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of leading market players
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Robotics
  • Aerovironment
  • DJI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • MORE

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Research Data
       2.1.1 Secondary Data
                2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
       2.1.2 Primary Data
                2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries
2.2 Market Size Estimation
       2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
       2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Data Triangulation
2.4 Research Assumptions
2.5 Limitations

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

4.1 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the Small Drones Market
4.2 Small Drones Market, By Payload
4.3 Asia Pacific Small Drones Market, By Type and Country
4.4 Europe Small Drones Market, By Application
4.5 Small Drones Market, By Country

5 Market Overview

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
       5.2.1 Drivers
                5.2.1.1 Increasing Use of Small Drones in Commercial Applications
                5.2.1.2 Growing Use of Small Drones in Various Military Applications
                           5.2.1.2.1 Increasing Use of Small Drones in Life-Threatening Military Missions
                           5.2.1.2.2 Increasing Use of Small Drones By Defense Forces as Loitering Munition
                5.2.1.3 Increasing Use of Small Drones to Patrol Marine Borders
                5.2.1.4 Exemptions Made By the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Allow the Use of Small Drones in Several Industries
                5.2.1.5 Growing Use of UAVs to Combat Terrorism
       5.2.2 Opportunities
                5.2.2.1 Increased Deployment of Small Drones for Aerial Remote Sensing
                5.2.2.2 Technological Developments in the Field of Drone Payloads
                5.2.2.3 Use of Small Drones for Last Mile Delivery
                5.2.2.4 Use of Small Drones for Federal Applications
       5.2.3 Challenges
                5.2.3.1 Lack of Air Traffic Management for UAVs
                5.2.3.2 Restrictions Imposed on the Commercial Use of Small Drones
                5.2.3.3 Possible Threats to the Safety of Masses and Violation of Human Privacy
                5.2.3.4 Issues With Political and Social Acceptability of Small Drones
                5.2.3.5 Lack of Skilled & Trained Personnel to Operate Small Drones
                5.2.3.6 Issues With Safety and Security of Small Drones

6 Industry Trends

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Technology Trends
       6.2.1 Artificial Intelligence in UAVs
       6.2.2 3D Printing of Small Drones
       6.2.3 Use of Advanced Materials in Manufacturing Small Drones
       6.2.4 Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Small UAV Navigation
       6.2.5 Cloud Computing-Based Services
       6.2.6 Endurance in Small Drones
       6.2.7 Development of Superior Computing Technologies for Small UAVs
       6.2.8 Drone Payloads
6.3 Product Innovations
       6.3.1 Automated Ground Control Stations
       6.3.2 Swarm Drones
       6.3.3 Spy Drones
       6.3.4 Inflatable Drones
       6.3.5 IoT Drones
       6.3.6 VTOL UAVs
       6.3.7 Anti-UAV Defense Systems
6.4 Drone Insurance
6.5 Major UAV Products
6.6 Maturity Mapping of Drone Technologies
6.7 Country-Wise Drone Regulations
6.8 Patent Analysis

7 Small Drones Market, By Type

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Fixed-Wing Drones
7.3 Rotary-Wing Drones
7.4 Hybrid/Transitional Drones

8 Small Drones Market, By Application

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Military
       8.2.1 Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (Isr)
       8.2.2 Battle Damage Management
8.3 Civil & Commercial
       8.3.1 Precision Agriculture
       8.3.2 Remote Sensing
       8.3.3 Inspection & Monitoring
       8.3.4 Photography & Film Production
       8.3.5 Surveying & Mapping
       8.3.6 Product Delivery
       8.3.7 Wildlife Research & Preservation
       8.3.8 Scientific Research
       8.3.9 Media
       8.3.10 Others
8.4 Homeland Security
       8.4.1 Border Management
       8.4.2 Traffic Monitoring
       8.4.3 Firefighting & Disaster Management
       8.4.4 Search & Rescue
       8.4.5 Police Operations & Investigations
       8.4.6 Maritime Security
8.5 Consumer
       8.5.1 Prosumers
       8.5.2 Hobbyists

9 Small Drones Market, By Mtow

9.1 Introduction
9.2 <5 Kilograms
9.3 5–25 Kilograms
9.4 25–150 Kilograms

10 Small Drones Market, By Payload

10.1 Introduction
10.2 Cameras
        10.2.1 High-Resolution Cameras
        10.2.2 Multispectral Cameras
        10.2.3 Hyperspectral Cameras
        10.2.4 Thermal Cameras
        10.2.5 EO/IR Cameras
10.3 Cbrn Sensors
        10.3.1 Electronic Intelligence Payloads
        10.3.2 Radar
                   10.3.2.1 Synthetic Aperture Radar
                   10.3.2.2 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar

11 Small Drones Market, By Power Source

11.1 Introduction
11.2 Lithium-Ion
11.3 Solar Cell
11.4 Fuel Cell
11.5 Hybrid Cell

12 Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction
12.2 Regional Contract Mapping for Small Drones Market
12.3 North America
        12.3.1 US
        12.3.2 Canada
12.4 Europe
        12.4.1 UK
        12.4.2 France
        12.4.3 Germany
        12.4.4 Italy
        12.4.5 Russia
        12.4.6 Sweden
12.5 Asia Pacific
        12.5.1 China
        12.5.2 Japan
        12.5.3 India
        12.5.4 South Korea
        12.5.5 Australia
12.6 Middle East
        12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
        12.6.2 Israel
        12.6.3 Turkey
        12.6.4 UAE
12.7 Latin America
        12.7.1 Brazil
        12.7.2 Argentina
        12.7.3 Mexico
12.8 Africa

13 Competitive Landscape

13.1 Introduction
13.2 Competitive Analysis
13.3 Market Ranking Analysis
13.4 Competitive Scenario
        13.4.1 Contracts
        13.4.2 New Product Launches
        13.4.3 Agreements, Expansions, Acquisitions, Collaborations, Partnerships, and Joint Ventures
        13.4.4 Others
13.5 Leading/Emerging Drone Manufacturing Companies, By Area of Expertise
        13.5.1 Next-Generation Drone Chip Manufacturers
        13.5.2 Manufacturers of Drones Capturing Aerial Videos, Data, and Imagery
        13.5.3 Manufacturers of Delivery Drones
        13.5.4 Drone and Pilot Rental Service Providers
        13.5.5 Manufacturers of UAV Hardware
        13.5.6 Manufacturers of Commercial Drones
        13.5.7 Manufacturers of Drones and UAV Software
        13.5.8 UAV Training & Support Service Providers

14 Company Profiles

14.1 Northrop Grumman
14.2 Elbit Systems
14.3 Israel Aerospace Industries
14.4 Aerovironment
14.5 Lockheed Martin
14.6 Boeing
14.7 Aeronautics
14.8 Thales
14.9 DJI
14.10 Parrot
14.11 3D Robotics
14.12 Textron
14.13 Raytheon
14.14 Turkish Aerospace Industries
14.15 Saab
14.16 Microdrones

15 Appendix

List of Tables

Table 1 Countries Using Loitering Munition
Table 2 Commercial Industries Exempted By FAA in 2015
Table 3 Restrictions Imposed on Use of Small Drones in Various Countries
Table 4 Rules & Guidelines By the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Operation of UAVs in the Us
Table 5 Rules & Guidelines By the Civil Aviation Authority (UK) for the Operation of UAVs
Table 6 Rules & Guidelines for the Operation of UAVs in Other Countries
Table 7 UAV Regulations, By Country
Table 8 Patents Related to UAVs Granted Between 2011 and 2016
Table 9 Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 10 Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 11 Small Drones Market in Military Applications, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 12 Small Drones Market in Civil & Commercial Applications, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 13 Small Drones Market in Homeland Security Applications, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 14 Small Drones Market in Consumer Applications, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 15 Small Drones Market Size, By Mtow, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 16 Small Drones Market Size, By Payload, 2016-2025 (USD Million)
Table 17 Cameras in Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 18 Radar in Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 19 Small Drones Market Size, By Power Source, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 20 Small Drones Market Size, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 21 North America: Top Contracts, January 2015–January 2018
Table 22 Europe: Top Contracts, January 2015–January 2018
Table 23 Asia Pacific: Top Contracts, January 2015–January 2018
Table 24 Middle East: Top Contracts, January 2015–January 2018
Table 25 Latin America: Top Contracts, January 2015–January 2018
Table 26 North America Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 27 North America Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 28 North America Small Drones Market Size, By Country, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 29 US Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 30 US Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 31 Canada Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 32 Canada Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 33 Europe Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 34 Europe Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 35 Europe Small Drones Market Size, By Country, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 36 UK Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 37 UK Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 38 France Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 39 France Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 40 Germany Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 41 Germany Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 42 Italy Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 43 Italy Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 44 Russia Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 45 Russia Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 46 Sweden Small Drones Market Size, By Class, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 47 Sweden Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 48 Asia Pacific Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 49 Asia Pacific Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 50 Asia Pacific Small Drones Market Size, By Country, 2016-2025 (USD Million)
Table 51 China Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 52 China Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 53 Japan Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 54 Japan Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 55 India Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 56 India Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 57 South Korea Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 58 South Korea Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 59 Australia Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 60 Australia Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 61 Middle East Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 62 Middle East Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 63 Middle East Small Drones Market Size, By Country, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 64 Saudi Arabia Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016-2025 (USD Million)
Table 65 Saudi Arabia Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 66 Israel Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 67 Israel Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 68 Turkey Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 69 Turkey Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 70 UAE Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 71 UAE Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 72 Latin America Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 73 Latin America Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 74 Latin America Small Drones Market Size, By Country, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 75 Brazil Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 76 Brazil Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 77 Argentina Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 78 Argentina Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 79 Mexico Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 80 Mexico Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 81 Africa Small Drones Market Size, By Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 82 Africa Small Drones Market Size, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 83 Contracts, September 2015–July 2018
Table 84 New Product Launches, November 2013–August 2018
Table 85 Agreements, Expansions, Acquisitions, Collaborations, Partnerships, and Joint Ventures, January 2013–July 2018
Table 86 Other Strategies, May 2013–December 2013
Table 87 Next-Generation Drones Chip Manufacturers
Table 88 Manufacturers of Drones Capturing Aerial Videos, Data, and Imagery
Table 89 Manufacturers of Delivery Drones
Table 90 Drone and Pilot Rental Service Providers
Table 91 Manufacturers of UAV Hardware
Table 92 Manufacturers of Commercial Drones
Table 93 Manufacturers of Drones and UAV Software
Table 94 UAV Training & Support Service Providers

List of Figures

Figure 1 Small Drones Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Report Process Flow
Figure 3 Small Drones Market: Research Design
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Small Drones Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Assumptions for Research Study on the Small Drones Market
Figure 8 Based on Type, Rotary-Wing Drones Segment Estimated to Lead the Small Drones Market in 2018
Figure 9 Based on Mtow, 5–25 Kilograms Segment Estimated to Lead the Small Drones Market in 2018
Figure 10 Based on Payload, Cameras Segment Estimated to Lead the Small Drones Market in 2018
Figure 11 Based on Application, Civil & Commercial Segment Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2018 to 2025
Figure 12 North America Estimated to Account for the Largest Share of the Small Drones Market in 2018
Figure 13 Increasing Use of Small Drones in Commercial Applications is Expected to Drive Market Growth From 2018 to 2025
Figure 14 Cameras Segment Projected to Lead the Small Drones Market From 2018 to 2025
Figure 15 Rotary-Wing Drones Segment Estimated to Account for the Largest Share of the Asia Pacific Small Drones Market in 2018
Figure 16 Civil & Commercial Segment of the Europe Small Drones Market Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2018 to 2025
Figure 17 The US Estimated to Account for the Largest Share of the Small Drones Market in 2018
Figure 18 Small Drones Market: Drivers, Opportunities & Challenges
Figure 19 Roadmap of Small Drones Used in Commercial Applications, 2013-2020
Figure 20 Global Maritime Piracy Attacks, 2012–2016
Figure 21 UAV Platforms Approved By the Federal Aviation Administration for Use in Various Industries in 2015
Figure 22 Terrorist Attacks Across Globe From 2012 to 2016
Figure 23 Companies Working Towards the Development of Drones Incorporated With Artificial Intelligence
Figure 24 Multifunctional Materials Used in the Manufacturing of Small Drones
Figure 25 Emerging Technological Trends in IoT Drones
Figure 26 Maturity Stages of Drone Technologies
Figure 27 Fixed-Wing Segment Expected to Lead Small Drones Market From 2018 to 2025
Figure 28 Military Segment Projected to Lead Small Drones Market From 2018 to 2025
Figure 29 5–25 Kilograms Segment Expected to Lead Small Drones Market From 2018 to 2025
Figure 30 Cameras Segment to Lead the Small Drones Market From 2018 to 2025
Figure 31 Lithium-Ion Segment Expected to Lead Small Drones Market From 2018 to 2025
Figure 32 Small Drones Market in Asia Pacific Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate From 2018 to 2025
Figure 33 North America Small Drones Market Snapshot
Figure 34 Europe Small Drones Market Snapshot
Figure 35 Asia Pacific Small Drones Market Snapshot
Figure 36 Middle East Small Drones Market Snapshot
Figure 37 Latin America Small Drones Market Snapshot
Figure 38 Companies Adopted New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy Between January 2012 and August 2018
Figure 39 Rank Analysis of Key Players in the Small Drones Market in 2017
Figure 40 Northrop Grumman: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Elbit Systems: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Aerovironment: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Lockheed Martin: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Boeing: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Thales: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Parrot: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Textron: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Raytheon: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Saab: Company Snapshot

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  • Northrop Grumman
  • Elbit Systems
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Aerovironment
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • Aeronautics
  • Thales
  • DJI
  • Parrot
  • 3D Robotics
  • Textron
  • Raytheon
  • Turkish Aerospace Industries
  • Saab
  • Microdrones
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