Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market by Components (LiDAR, Radar, Gimbals), by Type (Fixed Wing, Multi Rotor) by Range (Very Close Range, Close Range) by End User (Agriculture, Construction) by Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast From 2019 To 2024

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market: Summary

The global unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market is estimated to reach USD 36.2 Billion in 2024 at a CAGR of 14.69%. Increase use of UAV’s in commercial & civil application, Preference of UAV’s in critical military missions, and increased usage in search and rescue operation and less expensive as compared to manned aircraft is expected to drive the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market during the forecast period. However, strict regulations governing the commercial usage of drones in major countries is expected to restrain the market during the forecast period. Boost in defense budget of major economies, potential usage as a cargo delivery method and can be accessed by a wide range of end-users is expected to become an opportunity for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is an airbone system or an aircraft operated remotely by an human operator or autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans. UAVs can be controlled by onboard electronic equipments or via control equipment from the ground. UAVs are used for observation and tactical planning. Some key players in UAV are 3D Robotics, Inc., AeroVironment, Inc., Airbus S.A.S., BAE Systems. and DJI among others.Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market: Report Synopsis

This market research report offers a comprehensive analysis of key market trends in the global unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market. It includes detailed discussion on historical market trends, current market dynamics, consumer landscape, growth opportunities and challenges backed by factful feedbacks. Based on components, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market can be segmented into UAV LiDAR, UAV gimbals, UAV radar, UAV data links, UAV ground control stations, UAV launch & recovery systems, UAV sensors and others. The segmentation by type includes fixed-wing, multi–rotor, single-rotor helicopter and fixed-wing hybrid VTOL. The segmentation by range includes very close range UAVs, close range UAVs, short range UAVs, mid-range UAVs and endurance UAVs. The segmentation by end user includes agriculture, construction, defense & security, transportation and warehousing, energy, mining, oil & gas extraction, media & entertainment, wildlife & forestry and others. The regional analysis is covered under five major regions such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market: Report Scope

The report on the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2019-2024 (2019 estimated year, forecasted up to 2024)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million) Volume (Units)

Segments Included

Components, Type, Range End User and Region

Regional Coverage

Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East & Africa and South America

Companies Covered

  • 3D Robotics, Inc. (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • AeroVironment, Inc.
  • Airbus S.A.S.
  • BAE Systems.
  • DJI
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.,
  • FLIR Systems, Inc.
  • General Atomics.
  • Other Key Companies

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market by Components

  • UAV Gimbals
  • UAV Radar
  • UAV Data Links
  • UAV Ground Control Stations
  • UAV Launch & Recovery Systems
  • UAV Sensors
  • Others

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market, by Type

  • Fixed-Wing
  • Multi-Rotor
  • Single-Rotor Helicopter
  • Fixed-Wing Hybrid VTOL

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market, by Range

  • Very Close Range UAVs
  • Close Range UAVs
  • Short Range UAVs
  • Mid-Range UAVs
  • Endurance UAVs

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market, by End User Industry

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Defense & Security
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Energy
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Wildlife & Forestry
  • Others

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Market, by Region

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of Middle East
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the major developments impacting the UAV market and its growth?
  • What will be the effects of the developments in the UAV market on the industry and on the market players in the near and far future?
  • What are the evolving types of the UAV market?
  • What are the evolving applications of UAV market?
  • What are the major characteristics that will affect the UAV market growth during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the UAV market?
  • How are the major players leveraging in the existing market conditions?

Report Audience

  • UAV Market Providers
  • UAV Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of UAV Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms



1.1       Research Objectives

1.2       Market Definition

1.3       Research Scope

1.4       Regional Coverage

1.5       Research Timeline

1.6       Assumptions

1.7       Limitations


2.1       Introduction

2.2       Primary Research

                                  2.2.1    Key Industry Expert Insight

2.3       Secondary Research

                                  2.3.1    Vital Data from Secondary Sources

2.4       Market Size Estimation

2.5       Data Validation & Triangulation



4.1       Introduction

4.2       Drivers

                                 4.2.1.    Increase Use of UAVs in Commercial & Civil Application

                                 4.2.2.    Preference of UAVs in Critical Military Missions

                                 4.2.3.    Increased Usage in Search and Rescue Operation

                                 4.2.4.    Less Expensive as Compared to Manned Aircrafts

4.3       Restraints

                                  4.3.1    Strict Regulations Governing the Commercial Usage of Drones in Major Countries

4.4       Opportunities

                                  4.4.1    Boost in Defense Budget of Major Economies

                                  4.4.2    Potential Usage as a Cargo Delivery Method

                                  4.4.3    Can Be Accessed by A Wide Range of End-Users         

4.5       Challenges

                                  4.5.1    Destructive Weather Conditions

                                  4.5.2    Risk Included for Safety and Violation of Privacy


5.1       Introduction

                                 5.1.1.    Power of Buyers

                                 5.1.2.    Power of Suppliers

                                 5.1.3.    Intensity of Competition

                                 5.1.4.    Challenges of Substitutes

                                 5.1.5.    Challenges of New Entrants

5.2       Macro-Economic Indicators

6      UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) MARKET BY COMPONENTS, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2017—2024)

6.1       Introduction

6.2       UAV LiDAR

6.3       UAV Gimbals

6.4       UAV Radar

6.5       UAV Data Links

6.6       UAV Ground Control Stations

6.7       UAV Launch & Recovery Systems

6.8       UAV Sensors

6.9       Others

7      UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) MARKET BY TYPE, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2017—2024)

7.1       Introduction

7.2       Fixed-Wing

7.3       Multi–Rotor

7.4       Single-Rotor Helicopter

7.5       Fixed-Wing Hybrid VTOL

8      UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) MARKET BY RANGE, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2017—2024)

8.1       Introduction

8.2       Very Close Range UAVs

8.3       Close Range UAVs

8.4       Short Range UAVs

8.5       Mid-Range UAVs

8.6       Endurance UAVs

9      UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) MARKET BY END USER INDUSTRY, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2017—2024)

9.1       Introduction

9.2       Agriculture

9.3       Construction

9.4       Defense & Security

9.5       Transportation and Warehousing

9.6       Energy

9.7       Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction

9.8       Media & Entertainment

9.9       Wildlife & Forestry

9.10     Others

10   UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2017—2024)

10.1     North America

                                10.1.1    US

                                10.1.2    Canada

                                10.1.3    Mexico

10.2     Europe

                                10.2.1    Germany

                                10.2.2    UK

                                10.2.3    France

                                10.2.4    Italy

                                10.2.5    Russia

                                10.2.6    Rest of Europe

10.3     Asia-Pacific

                                10.3.1    China

                                10.3.2    India

                                10.3.3    Japan

                                10.3.4    South Korea

                                10.3.5    Australia

                                10.3.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.4     Middle East

                                10.4.1    Saudi Arabia

                                10.4.2    UAE

                                10.4.3    Rest of Middle East

10.5     South America

                                10.5.1    Brazil

                                10.5.2    South Africa

                                10.5.3    Rest of South America


11.1     Introduction

11.2     Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies

11.3     Company Benchmarking


12.1     3D Robotics, Inc.

                                12.1.1    Company Overview

                                12.1.2    Financial Overview

                                12.1.3    Products/Solutions/Services Offered

                                12.1.4    Key Developments

                                12.1.5    SWOT Analysis

12.2     AeroVironment, Inc.

12.3     Airbus S.A.S.

12.4     BAE Systems.

12.5     DJI

12.6     ECA GROUP

12.7     EHANG

12.8     Elbit Systems Ltd.,

12.9     FLIR Systems, Inc.

12.10  General Atomics.

12.11  Others


13.1     Key Industry Expert Insights

13.2     Primary Discussion Guide

13.3     Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain




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