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)

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | DRONE SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Economic Environment

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Aerospace Equipment Industry Outlook

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        1. Table | AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Government Investment Expenditures

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        1. Table | GOVERNMENT GROSS INVESTMENT

        2. 3.5.1 National Defense

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          1. CHART II-1 NATIONAL DEFENSE GROSS INVESTMENT, 2005-2025

        3. 3.5.2 Other

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      6. 3.6 Personal Income & Expenditure Outlook

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Public Safety Environment

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        1. 3.7.1 Reported Crimes

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          1. Table | REPORTED CRIME LEVELS

          2. CHART II-2 REPORTED CRIME RATES, 2005-2015

        2. 3.7.2 Terrorism

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          1. Table | DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN THE US, 2005-2015

      8. 3.8 Legal & Regulatory Environment

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | DRONE SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Drones in Use

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        1. Table | DRONES IN USE

        2. CHART III-1 DRONES IN USE, 2005-2025

      4. 4.4 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | DRONE MARKET TRENDS, 2005-2015

        2. CHART III-2 DRONE MARKET TRENDS, 2005-2015

      5. 4.5 Pricing Patterns

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        1. Table | AVERAGE SPENDING PER DRONE VEHICLE

        2. CHART III-3 AVERAGE SPENDING PER DRONE VEHICLE, 2005-2025

      6. 4.6 Technological Trends

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      7. 4.7 International Environment

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        1. 4.7.1 World Supply & Demand

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          1. CHART III-4 WORLD DRONE DEMAND BY REGION, 2015

        2. 4.7.2 Foreign Trade

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          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN DRONES

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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      2. 5.2 Demand by Product Type

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        1. Table | DRONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 DRONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015

        3. CHART IV-2 DRONE DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT

        4. 5.2.1 Vehicles

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          1. Table | DRONE VEHICLE DEMAND

        5. 5.2.2 Payloads & Parts

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          1. Table | DEMAND FOR SEPARATELY SOLD DRONE PARTS & PAYLOADS

        6. 5.2.3 Ground Stations & Controls

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          1. Table | DRONE GROUND STATION & CONTROL DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Demand by Method of Vehicle Lift

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        1. Table | DRONE DEMAND BY VEHICLE METHOD OF LIFT

        2. CHART IV-3 DRONE DEMAND BY VEHICLE METHOD OF LIFT, 2015

        3. CHART IV-4 DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY VEHICLE METHOD OF LIFT

        4. 5.3.1 Fixed Wing

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          1. Table | FIXED WING DRONE DEMAND

        5. 5.3.2 Rotorcraft

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          1. Table | ROTORCRAFT DRONE DEMAND

        6. 5.3.3 Hybrid & All Other

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          1. Table | HYBRID & ALL OTHER DRONE DEMAND

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 DRONE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. CHART V-2 DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET

      2. 6.2 Government

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        1. Table | GOVERNMENT DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE

        2. CHART V-3 GOVERNMENT DRONE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. CHART V-4 GOVERNMENT DOLLAR DRONE DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET

        4. Table | MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF DRONES TO THE GOVERNMENT MARKET

        5. 6.2.1 Military

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          1. Table | MILITARY DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE

          2. CHART V-5 MILITARY DRONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015

          3. CHART V-6 MILITARY DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION

          4. Table | US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MAJOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT PROGRAM PROCUREMENT FUNDING BY SYSTEM, FISCAL YEAR 2005-FISCAL YEAR 2017

          5. Table | MILITARY DRONE DEMAND BY BRANCH

        6. 6.2.2 Other Government

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          1. Table | OTHER GOVERNMENT DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE

      3. 6.3 Civilian

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        1. Table | CIVILIAN DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE

        2. CHART V-7 CIVILIAN DRONE DEMAND BY SEGMENT, 2005-2025

        3. 6.3.1 Consumer

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          1. Table | CONSUMER DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE

          2. CHART V-8 CONSUMER DRONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015

          3. CHART V-9 CONSUMER DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION

          4. Table | MAJOR CONSUMER DRONE SUPPLIERS

        4. 6.3.2 Commercial

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          1. Table | COMMERCIAL DRONE DEMAND & DRONES IN USE

          2. CHART V-10 COMMERCIAL DRONE DEMAND BY APPLICATION IN 2015 & 2025

          3. CHART V-11 COMMERCIAL DRONE DOLLAR DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2025 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY APPLICATION

          4. Table | MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF DRONES TO COMMERCIAL MARKETS

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US DRONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 7.3 Market Share

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        1. CHART VI-1 US DRONE MARKET SHARE, 2015

        2. 7.3.1 Government Market

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          1. CHART VI-2 US GOVERNMENT DRONE MARKET SHARE, 2015

        3. 7.3.2 Civilian Market

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          1. CHART VI-3 US CIVILIAN DRONE MARKET SHARE, 2015

      4. 7.4 Research & Product Development

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      5. 7.5 Manufacturing

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      6. 7.6 Marketing

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      7. 7.7 Distribution

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      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.10.1 AeroVironment Incorporated

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        2. 7.10.2 Airdog SIA

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        3. 7.10.3 Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

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        4. 7.10.4 Boeing Company

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        5. 7.10.5 Freefly Systems Incorporated

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        6. 7.10.6 General Atomics

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        7. 7.10.7 Griffon Aerospace

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        8. 7.10.8 Guangzhou Walkera Technology Company Limited

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        9. 7.10.9 Hobbico Incorporated

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        10. 7.10.10 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated

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        11. 7.10.11 Lockheed Martin Corporation

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        12. 7.10.12 L-3 Communications Holdings Incorporated

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        13. 7.10.13 Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation

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        14. 7.10.14 Northrop Grumman Corporation

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        15. 7.10.15 Parrot SA

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        16. 7.10.16 PrecisionHawk Incorporated

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        17. 7.10.17 Prox Dynamics AS

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        18. 7.10.18 Silverlit Toys Manufactory Limited

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        19. 7.10.19 Skycatch Incorporated

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        20. 7.10.20 Skyrocket Toys LLC

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        21. 7.10.21 Spin Master Corporation

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        22. 7.10.22 Syma Model Aircraft Industrial Company Limited

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        23. 7.10.23 SZ DJI Technology Company Limited

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        24. 7.10.24 Textron Incorporated

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        25. 7.10.25 3D Robotics Incorporated

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        26. 7.10.26 UAV Solutions Incorporated

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        27. 7.10.27 Yamaha Motor Company Limited

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        28. 7.10.28 Yuneec International Company Limited

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      11. 7.11 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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