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Tactical UAV Market segmentation by Type (Close-Range, Short-Range, Medium-Range, Medium-Range Endurance, Low-Altitude Deep Penetration, and Low-Altitude Long-Endurance), Application (Military, Law Enforcement, Civil and Commercial), Regional analysis- Global Industry Analysis, Forecast, Trends and Market Size 2022 to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 9158
Pages: 175

Tactical UAV Market Overview Analysis (2022 - 2027):

The Tactical UAV Market was worth US$ xx million in 2019, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ xx million by the end of 2026, growing at an annual compound rate of around 19% between 2021 and 2026. 

The main elements of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) tactical operations include launch and recovery sites (LRS) and mission planning and control sites (MPCS). UAVs take off and land in LRS in the same way as crewed aircraft on the runway. Upon reaching the air, LRS controls the UAV to the MPCS. In most combat situations, the commander searches for the LRS MPCS in a split-site configuration. This improves the UAV support for the unit and the survivability of the track sites. The set of UAV tactical missions that are currently applied to the recognition, surveillance and acquisition of objectives (RSTA) can be expanded to include targets, blows, chemical bio-detection, mining countermeasures, theatrical aviation missile defense, electronic warfare, and intelligence. 

Recent Developments and Trends:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chose Northrop Grumman Corporation as a first level systems integrator of the swarm-enabled offensive tactics program (OFFSET).

Antonov developed and deployed Gorlysta, a new tactical drone for the Ukrainian army. This UAV multifunctional tactical drone consists of four drones, remote control stations, and command and communication links.

Tactical UAV Market Growth:

The market growth is because of the rising sales of tactical UAVs that give a competitive advantage on the battlefield, mainly due to the increased acquisition by the military and law enforcement.

Tactical UAV Market Drivers:

Investment in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region is increasing the demand for tactical UAVs. Nations like China and India have been investing in these UAVs, and China is already deploying several UAVs, including tactical and strategic UAVs such as the ASN-209 tactical UAV system. This is because tactical UAVs give a competitive advantage on the battlefield. The combination of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, supersonic technology and swarms of small drones into existing UAV tactical technology will provide future opportunities for the development of sophisticated tactical UAV systems. 

The increase in military spending has helped subsidize research and development grants in unmanned systems, making UAVs more efficient and competent. There has been a gradual rise in the cost of acquiring advanced uncrewed systems for all military forces worldwide. As the demand for unmanned aerial vehicles increased, processor technology significantly improved, which dramatically improved the performance of ISR systems. The improvements in capabilities also helped bring a standardized architecture at the system level that helped reduce the cost and complexity in the manufacture and operation of tactical UAVs.





Market Size Available

2021 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

By Application, By Type

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Antonov, Elbit Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries, Textron Inc, Leonardo SpA, Boeing Company, General Atomics , AeroVironment Inc

Tactical UAV Market Segmentation:

By Application:

The military sector currently has the largest market share due to the high investment in the acquisition of advanced tactical UAVs and R&D activities. For example, CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp) announced its next-generation attack and reconnaissance UA-CH-X at the China Air Show 2018. The new CH-X is the most advanced UAV in the CH series. Developments like these in the military sector is expected to lead the sector's growth during the forecast period.

By Type:

Based on the type, the global tactical UAVs market is divided as Close-Range, Short-Range, Medium-Range, Medium-Range Endurance, Low-Altitude Deep Penetration, and Low-Altitude Long-Endurance.

Regional Analysis:

As R&D programs increase in countries like Israel and purchases increase in countries like Germany, the global market is likely to have the highest annual growth rate in all parts of the world during the forecast period. In addition, this growth is due to the development of tactical UAVs in European nations like Russia and Ukraine. The emphasis on the unique construction of the tactical UAV, led by Russia and Israel, is expected to promote the expansion of this industry during the forecast period.

Top Leading Company:

Boeing is involved in the tactical R&D of the UAV, according to its wholly-owned subsidiary Institute, which makes a significant contribution to the defense revenue of Boeing's contracts.

Tactical UAV Market Key Players:

  1. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  2. Antonov
  3. Elbit Systems
  4. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  5. Israel Aerospace Industries
  6. Textron Inc
  7. Leonardo SpA
  8. Boeing Company
  9. General Atomics
  10. AeroVironment 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 Tactical UAV Market, By Type                             

                                6.1.1 Close-Range           

                                6.1.2 Short-Range           

                                6.1.3 Medium-Range     

                                6.1.4 Medium-Range Endurance              

                                6.1.5 Low-Altitude Deep Penetration     

                                6.1.6 Low-Altitude Long-Endurance        

    6.1.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.1.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.9 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Tactical UAV Market, By Application                

                                6.2.1 Military     

                                6.2.2 Law Enforcement 

                                6.2.3 Civil            

                                6.2.4 Commercial            

     6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021- 2027)    

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Type    

                                7.2.3 By Application        

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Type    

                                7.3.3 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 Type    

                                7.4.3 By Application        

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Type    

                                7.5.3 By Application        

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Type    

                                7.6.3 By Application        

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 The Boeing Company                             

                                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 Lockheed Martin Corporation                            

                8.3 Northrop Grumman Corp                     

                8.4 Aervironment Inc                    

                8.5 Antonov                      

                8.6 Elbit Systems Ltd                      

                8.7 Israel Aerospace Industries                 

                8.8 Textron Inc                 

                8.9 General Atomics                      

                8.10 Leonardo SpA                         

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  1. Global Tactical UAV Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  2. Global Tactical UAV Market By Type, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  3. Global Close-Range Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  4. Global Short-Range Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  5. Global Medium-Range Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  6. Global Medium-Range Endurance Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  7. Global Low-Altitude Deep Penetration Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  8. Global Low-Altitude Long-Endurance Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  9. Global Tactical UAV Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  10. Global Military Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  11. Global Law Enforcement Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  12. Global Civil Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  13. Global Commercial Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

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