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Global unmanned aerial vehicle market is expected to grow at a formidable rate of around 18% during the forecast period. The global unmanned aerial vehicle market is driven by the increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles across various end user industries such as defense & security, agriculture, retail, media & entertainment, among others. Additionally, increasing defense spending by the various governments across the globe and growing terrorist activities is further expected to positively influence the market growth during the forecast period. Furthermore, associated advantages with the UAVs such as small & compact size, ease of use, affordability, visual superiority, among others are anticipated to fuel the market growth. Moreover, technological advancements and incorporation of technologies such as AI, LiDAR, among others in the unmanned aerial vehicles is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market growth over the next few years. However, strict air space regulations can hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Also, air traffic management issues can further impede the market growth.

The global unmanned aerial vehicle market is segmented based on class, type, energy source, mode of operation, range, MTOW, end user industry, company and region. Based on class, the market can be categorized into small UAV, tactical UAV, strategic UAV and special purpose UAV. The small UAV segment is expected to dominate the market owing to the increasing demand for these UAVs from defense sector for use in surveillance and scouting. Additionally, increasing use of these UAVs in various commercial applications such as precision agriculture, photography, delivery, among others is further expected to drive the segmental growth. Based on range, the market can be fragmented into visual line of sight (VLOS), extended visual line of sight (EVLOS) and beyond line of sight (BLOS). The BLOS segment is expected to dominate the market on account of the increasing use of UAVs in commercial and consumer applications.

Regionally, the unmanned aerial vehicle market has been segmented into various regions including Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America is expected to dominate the significant growth in the overall unmanned aerial vehicle market owing to the widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles in border and maritime security and surveillance activities especially in the countries like U.S. and Canada.

The major players operating in the unmanned aerial vehicle market are NVIDIA Corporation, Alphabet Inc., Intel Corporation, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Harman International Industries Inc., Xilinx Inc., Qualcomm Inc.,          Tesla Inc., Volvo Car Corporation and others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new product developments.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2015-2018

Base Year: 2019

Estimated Year: 2020

Forecast Period: 2021–2025

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and estimate the market size of global unmanned aerial vehicle market from 2015 to 2018.
  • To estimate and forecast the market size of global unmanned aerial vehicle market from 2019 to 2025 and growth rate until 2025.
  • To classify and forecast global unmanned aerial vehicle market based on class, type, energy source, mode of operation, range, MTOW, end user industry, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify dominant region or segment in the global unmanned aerial vehicle market.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global unmanned aerial vehicle market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global unmanned aerial vehicle market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in global unmanned aerial vehicle market.
  • To identify key sustainable strategies adopted by market players in global unmanned aerial vehicle market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of global unmanned aerial vehicle market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers/ suppliers/ distributors
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to unmanned aerial vehicle

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global unmanned aerial vehicle market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By Class:
    • Small UAV
    • Tactical UAV
    • Strategic UAV
    • Special Purpose UAV
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By Type:
    • Fixed-wing UAVs
    • Fixed-wing VTOL UAVs
    • Rotary-wing UAVs
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By Energy Source:
    • Lithium-Ion Battery
    • Hybrid Cell
    • Solar Cell
    • Hydrogen
    • Fuel Cell
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By Mode of Operation:
    • Remotely Piloted
    • Optionally Piloted
    • Fully Autonomous
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By Range:
    • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
    • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
    • Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS)
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By MTOW:
    • <25 Kilograms
    • 25-170 Kilograms
    • >170 Kilograms
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By End User Industry:
    • Defense & Security
    • Agriculture
    • Logistics & Transportation
    • Energy & Power
    • Construction & Mining
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Insurance
    • Wildlife & Forestry
    • Academics & Research
  • Global Unmanned aerial vehicle Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Kuwait
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global unmanned aerial vehicle market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

6.    Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Class (Small UAV, Tactical UAV, Strategic UAV and Special Purpose UAV)

6.2.2.     By Type (Fixed-wing UAVs, Fixed-wing VTOL UAVs, Rotary-wing UAVs)

6.2.3.     By Energy Source (Lithium-Ion Battery, Hybrid Cell, Solar Cell, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell)

6.2.4.     By Mode of Operation (Remotely Piloted, Optionally Piloted, Fully Autonomous)

6.2.5.     By Range (Visual Line of Sight (VLOS), Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS), Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS))

6.2.6.     By MTOW (<25 Kilograms, 25-170 Kilograms, >170 Kilograms)

6.2.7.     By End User Industry (Defense & Security, Agriculture, Logistics & Transportation, Energy & Power, Construction & Mining, Media & Entertainment, Insurance, Wildlife & Forestry, Academics & Research)

6.2.8.     By Company (2019)

6.2.9.     By Region

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    Asia-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Class

7.2.2.     By Type

7.2.3.     By Energy Source

7.2.4.     By Mode of Operation

7.2.5.     By Range

7.2.6.     By MTOW

7.2.7.     By End User Industry

7.2.8.     By Country

7.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     China Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Class

7.3.1.2.2.             By Type

7.3.1.2.3.             By Energy Source

7.3.1.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

7.3.1.2.5.             By Range

7.3.1.2.6.             By MTOW

7.3.1.2.7.             By End User Industry

7.3.2.     India Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Class

7.3.2.2.2.             By Type

7.3.2.2.3.             By Energy Source

7.3.2.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

7.3.2.2.5.             By Range

7.3.2.2.6.             By MTOW

7.3.2.2.7.             By End User Industry

7.3.3.     Australia Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Class

7.3.3.2.2.             By Type

7.3.3.2.3.             By Energy Source

7.3.3.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

7.3.3.2.5.             By Range

7.3.3.2.6.             By MTOW

7.3.3.2.7.             By End User Industry

7.3.4.     Japan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.4.1.1.             By Value

7.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.4.2.1.             By Class

7.3.4.2.2.             By Type

7.3.4.2.3.             By Energy Source

7.3.4.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

7.3.4.2.5.             By Range

7.3.4.2.6.             By MTOW

7.3.4.2.7.             By End User Industry

7.3.5.     South Korea Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.5.1.1.             By Value

7.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.5.2.1.             By Class

7.3.5.2.2.             By Type

7.3.5.2.3.             By Energy Source

7.3.5.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

7.3.5.2.5.             By Range

7.3.5.2.6.             By MTOW

7.3.5.2.7.             By End User Industry

8.    Europe Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Class

8.2.2.     By Type

8.2.3.     By Energy Source

8.2.4.     By Mode of Operation

8.2.5.     By Range

8.2.6.     By MTOW

8.2.7.     By End User Industry

8.2.8.     By Country

8.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     France Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Class

8.3.1.2.2.             By Type

8.3.1.2.3.             By Energy Source

8.3.1.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

8.3.1.2.5.             By Range

8.3.1.2.6.             By MTOW

8.3.1.2.7.             By End User Industry

8.3.2.     Germany Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Class

8.3.2.2.2.             By Type

8.3.2.2.3.             By Energy Source

8.3.2.2.4.             By Mode of Operation

8.3.2.2.5.             By Range

8.3.2.2.6.             By MTOW

8.3.2.2.7.             By End User Industry

8.3.3.     United Kingdom Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value

8.3.3.2.