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Small UAV Market by Size (Mini, Micro and Nano), Type (Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing), Power Source (Lithium-Ion, Solar Cell, Hybrid Cells and Fuel Cells) and Application (Civil and Commercial, and Military and Defense) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020 - 2025

Pulished: February, 2020
ID: 9199
Pages: 140

Small UAV Market Overview Analysis:

Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are portable drones that are operated remotely by a pilot or on-board computer or controlled autonomously from a ground control station without transporting people. UAVs are made of lightweight composite materials that increase mobility and reduce weight during flight. It can be equipped with a variety of additional equipment, such as cameras, a global positioning system (GPS), GPS-guided missiles, navigation systems, sensors, etc. 

Small drones are no longer considered advanced military tools for basic surveillance or hobby photography tools so that they can be accommodated in numerous industries. Drones are used in a variety of applications, including search and rescue operations, law enforcement, crop monitoring, and evaluating damaged assets. In addition, drone delivery services for retail stores and air taxis for travelers are one of the other facilities expected to be explored in the coming years.

The small UAV market was valued at US$ 15.60 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 40.31 billion by 2025, with an annual rate of 17.04% during the forecast period.

Recent Developments and Trends:

June 2019: Virginia-based aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has successfully signed a contract with the US Navy with the Australian Defense Force (ADF).

Northrop will be able to manufacture and supply three UAV LRIP Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton to the United States Navy. The MQ-4C Triton UAV is based on the United States Air Force RQ-4B Global Hawk and continues to use multiple sensors to provide maritime ISR functionality.

Market Drivers:

One of the primary growth factors for small UAV industry is the high return on investment due to a wide range of applications. As technology advances, this vehicle is modified according to the requirements and is used to perform various works. The market is booming in a relatively short time, as government policies on the adoption of drones increase in several areas. It is a robust device that can support your business profitably with a variety of applications, from firefighting to agriculture. 

Due to the variety of useful applications such as monitoring, mapping and remote surveillance worldwide, many capital investments and the creation of a beneficial environment for the organization to take advantage of drones have become a means of innovation increasing the usage. In addition, the low operating costs and the information collected through the UAV are some of the notable factors that are expected to promote market growth during the forecast period. The increase in the acquisition of small drones by global defense forces is one of the most important factors expected to boost the growth of the small UAV market. 


While anticipating and integrating technological advances, organizations are expected to face the challenge of extensive regulatory compliance while maintaining the same level of security, privacy and noise as drone operations. It is also necessary to close the relevant knowledge gap that will serve as a bridge between manufacturers and potential users to operate UAVs in the coming years. These factors are supposed to hamper market growth during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation:

The worldwide small UAV market is broken down by size, type, power source, and application.

By Size:

  • Mini
  • Micro 
  • Nano

By Type:

  • Fixed Wing
  • Rotary Wing

Based on the type, the rotating wing segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, attributing to high demand from the defense sector for surveillance and reconnaissance applications.

By Power Source:

  • Lithium-Ion
  • Solar Cells
  • Hybrid Cells
  • Fuel Cells

By Application:

  • Civil and Commercial
  • Military and Defense

Depending on the application, the civil and commercial sector of the market is anticipated to grow at the most substantial CAGR from 2020 to 2025. The increasing demands in end-user verticals like agriculture, logistics, retail and others are likely to promote the commercial segment in the coming years in the small UAV business.

Regional Analysis:

Globally, North America small UAV market holds a prominent position in the global trade and is foreseen to grow even more due to the largest drone exporters in the United States. Also, it is estimated that increased spending on war-to-war surveillance missions in US military applications and the integration of technology and other mission applications will increase market share in North America. 

The Asia-Pacific small UAV market is expected to be the second-largest market in the worldwide marketplace and will expand with the highest annual growth rate during the forecast period. This may be due to the increasing popularity of these vehicles, the more significant development of technology and changes in UAV regulations in the area. 

The European small UAV market is expected to show high adoption rates in various industries, complying with the strict regulations related to the commercial use of these drones in the area. The United Kingdom is projected to register the highest CAGR in the European industry in the foreseen period.

Leading Company :

DJI has announced a completely new smart controller for popular drones with integrated displays. The controller runs the interface based on the Android platform, which supports DJI GO 4 and Pilot applications, as well as several third-party video editing programs.

Key Players:

Key players in the market are Boeing, 3D Robotics, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Airbus Group, Elbit Systems, EHang, DJI, Parrot, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, AeroVironment Inc and Textron Inc.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Small UAV Market, By Size                   

                                6.1.1 Mini           

                                6.1.2 Micro         

                                6.1.3 Nano         

                                6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Small UAV Market, By Type                 

                                6.2.1 Fixed Wing              

                                6.2.1 Fixed Wing              

                                6.2.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Small UAV Market, By Power Source                              

                                6.3.1 Lithium-Ion             

                                6.3.2 Solar Cell  

                                6.3.3 Hybrid Cell               

                                6.3.4 Fuel Cell   

                                6.3.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.3.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.7 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.4 Small UAV Market, By Application                    

                                6.4.1 Civil and Commercial           

                                6.4.2 Military and Defense          

                                6.4.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.4.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.4.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Size      

                                7.2.3 By Type    

                                7.2.4 By Power Source  

                                7.2.5 By Application        

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Size      

                                7.3.3 By Type    

                                7.3.4 By Power Source  

                                7.3.5 By Application        

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Size      

                                7.4.3 By Type    

                                7.4.4 By Power Source  

                                7.4.5 By Application        

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Size      

                                7.5.3 By Type    

                                7.5.4 By Power Source  

                                7.5.5 By Application        

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Size      

                                7.6.3 By Type    

                                7.6.4 By Power Source  

                                7.6.5 By Application        

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Boeing                          

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Airbus Group                             

                8.3 Parrot                           

                8.4 Northrop Grumman Corporation                      

                8.5 Lockheed Martin Corporation                            

                8.6 DJI                  

                8.7 Textron Inc.                

                8.8 AeroVironment Inc.                

                8.9 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd                          

                8.10 Elbit Systems                           

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of By Power Source, By Size, By Type, By End User and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analyzing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Small UAV Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Small UAV Market By Size, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Mini Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Micro Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Nano Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Small UAV Market By Type, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Fixed Wing Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Rotary Wing Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Small UAV Market By Power Source, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Lithium-Ion Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Solar Cell Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Hybrid Cell Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Fuel Cell Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Small UAV Market By Application, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Civil and Commercial Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )
  16. Global Military and Defense Market By Region, From 2020-2025 ( USD Billion )

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