Drones: United States

This report forecasts US drone demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level, and demand in units, to 2020. Total demand in both dollars and units is segmented by vehicle method of lift in terms of: fixed wing, rotorcraft, and hybrid and other vehicle methods of lift. Total demand in dollars is also segmented by market as follows: military, other government markets, consumer, and commercial.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments, total shipments in dollars, and total demand in units are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, demand by product type, legal and regulatory factors, and technological trends. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines vehicle methods of lift and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each vehicle method of lift and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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