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October 2nd, 2018
Global Small Drones Market 2018-2025 – Exemptions Made By the FAA to Allow the Use of Small Drones in Several Industries

The “Small Drones Market by Type (Fixed-Wing, Rotary-Wing, Hybrid/Transitional), Application, MTOW (<5 kg, 5-25 kg, 25-150 kg), Payload (Camera, CBRN Sensors, Electronic Intelligence Payload, Radar), Power Source, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to’s offering.

The small drones market is estimated at USD 13.40 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 40.31 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 17.04% from 2018 to 2025.

The rise in the procurement of small military drones by defense forces worldwide is one of the most significant factors projected to drive the growth of the small drones market. The increasing use of small drones in commercial applications, such as monitoring, surveying and mapping, precision agriculture, aerial remote sensing, and product delivery, is also contributing to the growth of the small drones market.

The small drones market has been segmented on the basis of type, power source, application, MTOW, payload, and region. Based on MTOW, the small drones market has been classified into <5 kilograms, 5-25 kilograms, and 25-150 kilograms. The 25-150 kilograms of MTOW segment of the small drones market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2025. This growth can be attributed to the increasing use of small drones in commercial and consumer applications.

Based on application, the small drones market has been segmented into military, civil & commercial, homeland security, and consumer. The civil & commercial segment of the small drones market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022. This growth can be attributed to the increased adoption of small drones for various civil & commercial applications, such as monitoring, surveying, mapping, and remote sensing.

Based on type, the small drones market has been segmented into fixed wing, rotary wing, and hybrid/transitional. The rotary wing segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the high demand from the defense sector for surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The demand for rotary wing from the commercial sector is also increasing, as these small drones are used in agriculture, wildlife survey, search & rescue operations, firefighting, law enforcement, photography, and disaster management.

Based on region, the small drones market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. North America is estimated to be the largest market for small drones in 2018. The increasing use of small drones for border and maritime surveillance activities in countries, such as US and Canada, is driving the growth of the small drones market in North America.

Lack of proper air traffic management for UAVs and issues with the safety and security of UAVs are acting as key challenges to the growth of the small drones market. Major companies operating in the small drones market include Northrop Grumman (US), Textron (US), Boeing (US), DJI (China), Parrot (France), 3D Robotics (US), and AeroVironment (US).

New product launches and supply contracts were among the key growth strategies adopted by leading players in the small drones market from 2012 to 2017.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

4.1 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the Small Drones Market
4.2 Small Drones Market, By Payload
4.3 Asia Pacific Small Drones Market, By Type and Country
4.4 Europe Small Drones Market, By Application
4.5 Small Drones Market, By Country

5 Market Overview

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Increasing Use of Small Drones in Commercial Applications Growing Use of Small Drones in Various Military Applications Increasing Use of Small Drones in Life-Threatening Military Missions Increasing Use of Small Drones By Defense Forces as Loitering Munition Increasing Use of Small Drones to Patrol Marine Borders Exemptions Made By the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Allow the Use of Small Drones in Several Industries Growing Use of UAVs to Combat Terrorism
5.2.2 Opportunities Increased Deployment of Small Drones for Aerial Remote Sensing Technological Developments in the Field of Drone Payloads Use of Small Drones for Last Mile Delivery Use of Small Drones for Federal Applications
5.2.3 Challenges Lack of Air Traffic Management for UAVs Restrictions Imposed on the Commercial Use of Small Drones Possible Threats to the Safety of Masses and Violation of Human Privacy Issues With Political and Social Acceptability of Small Drones Lack of Skilled & Trained Personnel to Operate Small Drones Issues With Safety and Security of Small Drones

6 Industry Trends

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Technology Trends
6.2.1 Artificial Intelligence in UAVs
6.2.2 3D Printing of Small Drones
6.2.3 Use of Advanced Materials in Manufacturing Small Drones
6.2.4 Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Small UAV Navigation
6.2.5 Cloud Computing-Based Services
6.2.6 Endurance in Small Drones
6.2.7 Development of Superior Computing Technologies for Small UAVs
6.2.8 Drone Payloads
6.3 Product Innovations
6.3.1 Automated Ground Control Stations
6.3.2 Swarm Drones
6.3.3 Spy Drones
6.3.4 Inflatable Drones
6.3.5 IoT Drones
6.3.6 VTOL UAVs
6.3.7 Anti-UAV Defense Systems
6.4 Drone Insurance
6.5 Major UAV Products
6.6 Maturity Mapping of Drone Technologies
6.7 Country-Wise Drone Regulations
6.8 Patent Analysis

7 Small Drones Market, By Type

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Fixed-Wing Drones
7.3 Rotary-Wing Drones
7.4 Hybrid/Transitional Drones

8 Small Drones Market, By Application

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Military
8.2.1 Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (Isr)
8.2.2 Battle Damage Management
8.3 Civil & Commercial
8.3.1 Precision Agriculture
8.3.2 Remote Sensing
8.3.3 Inspection & Monitoring
8.3.4 Photography & Film Production
8.3.5 Surveying & Mapping
8.3.6 Product Delivery
8.3.7 Wildlife Research & Preservation
8.3.8 Scientific Research
8.3.9 Media
8.3.10 Others
8.4 Homeland Security
8.4.1 Border Management
8.4.2 Traffic Monitoring
8.4.3 Firefighting & Disaster Management
8.4.4 Search & Rescue
8.4.5 Police Operations & Investigations
8.4.6 Maritime Security
8.5 Consumer
8.5.1 Prosumers
8.5.2 Hobbyists

9 Small Drones Market, By Mtow

9.1 Introduction
9.2 <5 Kilograms
9.3 5-25 Kilograms
9.4 25-150 Kilograms

10 Small Drones Market, By Payload

10.1 Introduction
10.2 Cameras
10.2.1 High-Resolution Cameras
10.2.2 Multispectral Cameras
10.2.3 Hyperspectral Cameras
10.2.4 Thermal Cameras
10.2.5 EO/IR Cameras
10.3 Cbrn Sensors
10.3.1 Electronic Intelligence Payloads
10.3.2 Radar Synthetic Aperture Radar Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar

11 Small Drones Market, By Power Source

11.1 Introduction
11.2 Lithium-Ion
11.3 Solar Cell
11.4 Fuel Cell
11.5 Hybrid Cell

12 Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction
12.2 Regional Contract Mapping for Small Drones Market
12.3 North America
12.3.1 US
12.3.2 Canada
12.4 Europe
12.4.1 UK
12.4.2 France
12.4.3 Germany
12.4.4 Italy
12.4.5 Russia
12.4.6 Sweden
12.5 Asia Pacific
12.5.1 China
12.5.2 Japan
12.5.3 India
12.5.4 South Korea
12.5.5 Australia
12.6 Middle East
12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
12.6.2 Israel
12.6.3 Turkey
12.6.4 UAE
12.7 Latin America
12.7.1 Brazil
12.7.2 Argentina
12.7.3 Mexico
12.8 Africa

13 Competitive Landscape

13.1 Introduction
13.2 Competitive Analysis
13.3 Market Ranking Analysis
13.4 Competitive Scenario
13.4.1 Contracts
13.4.2 New Product Launches
13.4.3 Agreements, Expansions, Acquisitions, Collaborations, Partnerships, and Joint Ventures
13.4.4 Others
13.5 Leading/Emerging Drone Manufacturing Companies, By Area of Expertise
13.5.1 Next-Generation Drone Chip Manufacturers
13.5.2 Manufacturers of Drones Capturing Aerial Videos, Data, and Imagery
13.5.3 Manufacturers of Delivery Drones
13.5.4 Drone and Pilot Rental Service Providers
13.5.5 Manufacturers of UAV Hardware
13.5.6 Manufacturers of Commercial Drones
13.5.7 Manufacturers of Drones and UAV Software
13.5.8 UAV Training & Support Service Providers

14 Company Profiles

14.1 Northrop Grumman
14.2 Elbit Systems
14.3 Israel Aerospace Industries
14.4 Aerovironment
14.5 Lockheed Martin
14.6 Boeing
14.7 Aeronautics
14.8 Thales
14.9 DJI
14.10 Parrot
14.11 3D Robotics
14.12 Textron
14.13 Raytheon
14.14 Turkish Aerospace Industries
14.15 Saab
14.16 Microdrones

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