Drones (UAVs)

As Quoted In Forbes

Considered in the past as a military weapon, drones are now entering every part of society. Sales of drones to businesses and consumers will more than triple to become a $2 billion market by 2020. Better performing and affordable drones will make their way into our airspace within the next several years.

Sales of drones: dollars vs. units

There are currently two major markets for drones with very different growth prospects: the military market, which accounts for the vast majority of demand in dollar terms, and the consumer market, which accounts for over 99 percent of all units sold. US Department of Defense spending for drones is forecast to climb at a moderate pace through 2020 due to tight budgets and a shift in focus to smaller, less expensive vehicles. Consumer and commercial applications, on the other hand, are in the early stages of development. Over the next decade, civilian uses are expected to grow at robust rates similar to those posted by smartphones following the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. However, the military will continue to be a key developer of drone technology.

With so many possible uses for drones, there is a wide spectrum of those that want to use them or sell them:

• Consumers (photography, toys)

• Military & law enforcement

• Software companies

• Utilities (electric, water, natural gas)

• Retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Walmart)

• Government agencies

• Insurance companies (State Farm, Allstate)

• Energy suppliers (Exxon Mobil, Shell)

• Farmers

Study coverage

This study analyzes the US drone market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by product type, drone type and market. The study also assesses market environment factors, analyzes the indus- try structure, evaluates company market share and profiles US industry players such as Boeing, AeroVironment, Northrup Grumman, General Atomics, SZDJI Technologies and Textron.

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  1. Drones (UAVs)

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  2. INTRODUCTION: DRONES TO 2020

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: DRONES TO 2020

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  5. Overview

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  6. DRONE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2010 - 2025

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  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: DRONES TO 2020

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  8. General

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  9. Economic Environment (1 of 3)

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  10. Economic Environment (2 of 3)

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  11. Economic Environment (3 of 3)

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  12. MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  13. Demographic Trends (1 of 4)

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  14. Demographic Trends (2 of 4)

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  15. Demographic Trends (3 of 4)

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  16. Demographic Trends (4 of 4)

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  17. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2005 - 2025

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  18. Aerospace Equipment Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

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  19. Aerospace Equipment Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

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  20. AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  21. Government Investment Expenditures (1 of 2)

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  22. Government Investment Expenditures (2 of 2)

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  23. GOVERNMENT GROSS INVESTMENT (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  24. Personal Income & Expenditure Outlook (1 of 2)

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  25. Personal Income & Expenditure Outlook (2 of 2)

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  26. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  27. Public Safety Environment

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  28. Reported Crimes

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  29. REPORTED CRIME LEVELS (thousand crimes) 2005 - 2025

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  30. Terrorism

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  31. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN THE US, 2005 - 2015

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  32. Drones: Legal & Regulatory Environment (1 of 3)

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  33. Drones: Legal & Regulatory Environment (2 of 3)

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  34. Drones: Legal & Regulatory Environment (3 of 3)

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  35. OVERVIEW: DRONES TO 2020

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  36. Drones: Overview (1 of 2)

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  37. Drones: Overview (2 of 2)

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  38. DRONE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  39. Drones in Use

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  40. DRONES IN USE (thousand units) 2005 - 2025

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  41. Drones: Historical Market Trends

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  42. DRONE MARKET TRENDS, 2005 - 2015

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  43. Drones: Pricing Patterns (1 of 2)

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  44. Drones: Pricing Patterns (2 of 2)

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  45. AVERAGE SPENDING PER DRONE VEHICLE 2005 - 2025

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  46. Drones: Technological Trends

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  47. Drones: World Supply & Demand

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  48. Drones: Foreign Trade (1 of 2)

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  49. Drones: Foreign Trade (2 of 2)

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  50. US FOREIGN TRADE IN DRONES (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  51. PRODUCTS: DRONES TO 2020

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  52. Drones: Demand by Product Type

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  53. DRONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT TYPE (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  54. DRONE DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT

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  55. Drone Vehicles

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  56. DRONE VEHICLE DEMAND (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  57. Drone Payloads & Parts (1 of 2)

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  58. Drone Payloads & Parts (2 of 2)

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  59. DEMAND FOR SEPARATELY SOLD DRONE PARTS & PAYLOADS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  60. Drone Ground Stations & Controls

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  61. DRONE GROUND STATION & CONTROL DEMAND (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  62. DRONE DEMAND BY METHOD OF VEHICLE LIFT 2005 - 2025

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  63. DRONE DEMAND BY METHOD OF VEHICLE LIFT, 2015: VALUE & VOLUME (percent)

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  64. DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY METHOD OF VEHICLE LIFT

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  65. Fixed Wing Drones: Overview (1 of 2)

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  66. Fixed Wing Drones: Overview (2 of 2)

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  67. FIXED WING DRONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  68. FIXED WING DRONE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  69. Rotorcraft Drones: Overview (1 of 2)

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  70. Rotorcraft Drones: Overview (2 of 2)

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  71. ROTORCRAFT DRONE DEMAND (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  72. Rotorcraft Drones: Quadcopter

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  73. Other Rotorcraft Drones

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  74. Hybrid & All Other Drones

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  75. HYBRID & ALL OTHER DRONE DEMAND (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  76. MARKETS: DRONES TO 2020

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  77. General

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  78. DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE BY MARKET 2005 - 2025

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  79. DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET

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  80. Government Markets for Drones: Overview

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  81. GOVERNMENT DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE 2005 - 2025

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  82. GOVERNMENT DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET

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  83. MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF DRONES TO THE GOVERNMENT MARKET (1 of 2)

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  84. MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF DRONES TO THE GOVERNMENT MARKET (2 of 2)

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  85. Military: Drone Demand

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  86. MILITARY DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE 2005 - 2025

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  87. MILITARY DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION

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  88. Military: Drone Demand for Weapon Delivery

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  89. Military: Drone Demand for Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance

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  90. Military: Drone Demand for Targets & Other

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  91. US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAJOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT PROGRAM PROCUREMENT FUNDING BY SYSTEM (million dollars) FY 2005 - FY 2017

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  92. Military: Drone Demand by Branch (1 of 2)

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  93. Military: Drone Demand by Branch (2 of 2)

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  94. MILITARY DRONE DEMAND BY BRANCH (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  95. Other Government: Drone Demand

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  96. OTHER GOVERNMENT DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE 2005 - 2025

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  97. Federal Government: Drone Demand

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  98. State & Local Government: Drone Demand

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  99. Civilian Markets for Drones: Overview

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  100. CIVILIAN DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE 2005 - 2025

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  101. Consumers: Drone Demand (1 of 2)

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  102. Consumers: Drone Demand (2 of 2)

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  103. CONSUMER DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE 2005 - 2025

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  104. CONSUMER DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION

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  105. MAJOR CONSUMER DRONE SUPPLIERS (1 of 2)

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  106. MAJOR CONSUMER DRONE SUPPLIERS (2 of 2)

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  107. Personal Photography & Toys: Drone Demand

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  108. First-Person View & Racing Drone Demand

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  109. Hobbyist & Other Drone Demand

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  110. Commercial Drone Demand (1 of 2)

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  111. Commercial Drone Demand (2 of 2)

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  112. COMMERCIAL DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  113. COMMERCIAL DRONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION IN 2015 & 2025 (percent)

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  114. COMMERCIAL DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2025 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION

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  115. MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF DRONES TO COMMERCIAL MARKETS (1 of 2)

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  116. MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF DRONES TO COMMERCIAL MARKETS (2 of 2)

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  117. Photography & Videography Services: Drone Demand

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  118. Real Estate: Drone Demand

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  119. Utilities: Drone Demand

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  120. Construction: Drone Demand

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  121. Agriculture: Drone Demand

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  122. Media & Entertainment: Drone Demand

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  123. Resource Extraction: Drone Demand

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  124. Other Commercial Applications: Drone Demand

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  125. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: DRONES TO 2020

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  126. General

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  127. Industry Composition

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  128. US DRONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015 (million dollars)

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  129. Market Share (1 of 4)

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  130. Market Share (2 of 4)

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  131. Market Share (3 of 4)

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  132. Market Share (4 of 4)

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  133. US DRONE MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

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  134. Government Drone Market Share

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  135. US GOVERNMENT DRONE MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

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  136. Civilian Drone Market Share

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  137. US CIVILIAN DRONE MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

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  138. Research & Product Development

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  139. Manufacturing (1 of 2)

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  140. Manufacturing (2 of 2)

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  141. Marketing

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  142. Distribution

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  143. Cooperative Agreements

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  144. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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  145. Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures

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  146. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

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  147. COMPANY PROFILES: DRONES TO 2020

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  148. Company Profiles Methodology

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  149. AeroVironment Incorporated (1 of 2)

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  150. AeroVironment Incorporated (2 of 2)

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  151. Airdog SIA

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  152. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation (Panoptes) (1 of 2)

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  153. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation (Panoptes) (2 of 2)

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  154. Boeing Company (Insitu) (2d3 Sensing) (1 of 2)

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  155. Boeing Company (Insitu) (2d3 Sensing) (2 of 2)

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  156. Freefly Systems Incorporated

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  157. General Atomics

    $35.00

  158. Griffon Aerospace

    $35.00

  159. Guangzhou Walkera Technology Company Limited (iUAS)

    $35.00

  160. Hobbico Incorporated

    $35.00

  161. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated (Composite Engineering) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  162. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated (Composite Engineering) (2 of 2)

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  163. Lockheed Martin Corporation (SKUNK WORKS) (1 of 3)

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  164. Lockheed Martin Corporation (SKUNK WORKS) (2 of 3)

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  165. Lockheed Martin Corporation (SKUNK WORKS) (3 of 3)

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  166. L-3 Communications Holdings Incorporated (Wescam)

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  167. Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation

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  168. Northrop Grumman Corporation (1 of 3)

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  169. Northrop Grumman Corporation (2 of 3)

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  170. Northrop Grumman Corporation (3 of 3)

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  171. Parrot SA (Airinov) (MicaSense) (senseFly) (1 of 2)

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  172. Parrot SA (Airinov) (MicaSense) (senseFly) (2 of 2)

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  173. PrecisionHawk Incorporated

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  174. Prox Dynamics AS

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  175. Silverlit Toys Manufactory Limited

    $35.00

  176. Skycatch Incorporated

    $35.00

  177. Skyrocket Toys LLC

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  178. Spin Master Corporation

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  179. Syma Model Aircraft Industrial Company Limited

    $35.00

  180. SZ DJI Technology Company Limited (1 of 2)

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  181. SZ DJI Technology Company Limited (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  182. Textron Incorporated

    $35.00

  183. 3D Robotics Incorporated

    $35.00

  184. UAV Solutions Incorporated

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  185. Yamaha Motor Company Limited

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  186. Yuneec International Company Limited

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  187. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (1 of 5)

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  188. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (2 of 5)

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  189. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (3 of 5)

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  190. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (4 of 5)

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  191. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (5 of 5)

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