Global Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market

Global Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market by Type (Fixed-Wing, Rotary-Wing UAVs, and Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs), By Application (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Combat Operation, Target Acquisition, Search and Rescue and Delivery and Transportation), By Ranges (Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) and Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Global Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview:

The Military unmanned aircraft systems are controlled by remote control equipment or self-provided programs. According to its control method, it is mainly divided into three types: radio remote control, automatic program control, and comprehensive control. Military unmanned aircraft systems provide superior capabilities, or physical infrastructure limitations prohibit the use of manned rotary or fixed-winged aircraft.

Global Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Insights

The global military unmanned aircraft systems market anticipated growing with a CAGR over 22.36% over the forecast period, 2020-2027. The rise in demand for next-generation UAV technology in the defense sector is key factors attributed to driving the growth of the global military unmanned aircraft systems market in the future periods. The surge in demand for UAVs in various military applications such as monitoring, surveying and mapping, and combat operations will foster the growth of the military unmanned aircraft systems industry. Further, the surge in need of sophisticated armed technology in the military will propel the growth of military unmanned aircraft systems. The rise in demand for unmanned aerial refueling in defense, because it can increase efficiency and increase safety is estimated to boost the global military unmanned aircraft systems market size.

The growing application of UAV systems in the military provides complete control of an aircraft and payload, video display and recording, mission planning, real-time moving map display, status information, and high-resolution image capture. These factors will spur the growth of the market in the near future. The applications of unmanned aircraft to carry out maritime wide-area surveillance missions are anticipated to enhance the military unmanned aircraft systems demand in the analysis period. These military unmanned aircraft systems help in providing real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities for wide-area oceans and coastal areas. Further, increasing application of military unmanned aircraft systems for performing automatic reconnaissance and classification of different types of surface ships throughout the day, with the 3704km at an altitude of more than 16090m, will positively impact the military unmanned aircraft systems market.

Growth Driver

The surge in military expenditure worldwide

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2018, total world military expenditure was $1822 billion, an increase of 2.6% from 2017. The five highest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India, and France, which together accounted for 60% of global military spending. US military spending grew by 4.6% to reach $649 billion in 2018. China, the second-largest spender in the world, spent $250 billion in 2018.

Increasing Preference for Modern Warfare Techniques

Combat missions demand the development of military equipment technology. Because of the harsh battlefield environment, unmanned frontline battlefield support can effectively improve the efficiency of combat supply and rescue. Unmanned combat aircraft are still the key areas of competition for research and development in the world’s military powers. Unmanned combat aircraft, hypersonic drones, reconnaissance, and integrated drones, high-altitude long-endurance drones, etc. have related R&D or improvement projects.

Type Segmental Analysis

Based on type, the global military unmanned aircraft systems market classified into fixed-wing, rotary-wing UAVs, and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs.The fixed-wing segment projected to exhibit a higher CAGR from 2020 to 2027. Its primary factor is to be used for ISR missions, surveying & mapping, Search & Rescue, and other aerial application.

Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs will be the fastest-growing segment in the estimated period. As it can take off, fly and land vertically as well as hover in place and used for inspection and monitoring where the aircraft must maintain a fixed position for some time.

Application Segmental Analysis

Based on the application, the global military unmanned aircraft systems market segregated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), combat operation, target acquisition, search and rescue, and delivery and transportation. The delivery and transportation segment held a lucrative share in 2019 and projected to dominate the global military unmanned aircraft systems market by 2027. It is due to the growing adoption of unmanned aircraft systems for providing supplies to troops and soldiers deployed in remote areas.

The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems will be the fastest-growing segment in the forecast period. It provides real-time intelligence, monitoring, and surveillance over danger zones without committing soldiers.

Ranges Segmental Analysis

Based on ranges, the global military unmanned aircraft systems market categorized into beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), extended visual line of sight (EVLOS), and visual line of sight (VLOS)). The extended visual line of sight segment estimated to lead the market by 2027 due to the surge in applications of extended visual line of sight for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and target acquisition applications.

The visual line of sight segment will grow with a significant rate during the forecast period owing to it is used as a remote pilot to retain permanent visual contact with its aircraft and to take any necessary action to avoid a collision between the latter and ordinary aircraft or other drones.

Region Segmental Analysis

Based on geography, the global military unmanned aircraft systems market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. North America estimated to occupy the lion’s share in the military unmanned aircraft systems market by 2027. It is owing to the huge rise in the spending of defense along with the surge in the application of military unmanned aircraft systems border and maritime surveillance activities in the USA and Canada.

The Asia Pacific projected to gain a prominent share of the military unmanned aircraft systems market by 2027. It is owing to growing investments in military technologies by developing countries like China, India, and South Korea.  

Competitor Analysis

Companies such as AeroVironment, Inc., China Aerospace Science, and Technology Corporation, Elbit Systems Ltd., FLIR Systems, Inc., General Atomics Aeronautical System, Israel Aerospace Industries, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, Textron Inc., the Boeing Company, and Turkish Aerospace are the key players in the global military unmanned aircraft systems market.

Key Stakeholders

  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Industry associations
  • Global military unmanned aircraft systems manufacturing firm
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Organizations, associations, and alliances related to military unmanned aircraft systems
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Suppliers
  • Retailers

The objective of the Research

  • Market modeling starts with identifying a target market where historical data exists. A Market can include prediction problems, economic factors, analyzing customer behavior, and identifying new patterns from past events, which helps our client to have deep dive into the market.
  • Product analysis involves steps such as examining product features, costs, availability, quality, and other aspects. Product analysis is conducted to understand potential buyers and measure competition in the market.
  • Market Trend and Economic Factors Analysis helps in assessing potential changes to an economy’s inflation rate, taxes, interest rates, exchange rates, trading regulations, and excise duties that can or have a major effect on the target market.
  • Market Segmental Analysis defines in-depth scenario of the target market by the process of grouping consumers into naturally existing created segments of consumers who share similar product preferences or characteristics
  • The geographical mapping approach helps our clients to understand national or international markets because different consumers in different regions have different needs wants, and cultural characteristics that can be specifically targeted.

Market Modelling

By Type

  • Fixed-Wing
  • Rotary-Wing UAVs
  • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs

By Application

  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Combat Operation
  • Target Acquisition
  • Search and Rescue
  • Delivery and Transportation

By Ranges

  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
  • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
  • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Global Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market

Report Content

  1. Research Strategic Development
    • Market Modelling
    • Product Analysis
    • Market Trend and Economic Factors Analysis
    • Market Segmental Analysis
    • Geographical Mapping
    • Country Wise Segregation
  2. Research Methodology
    • Identification of Target Market
    • Data Acquisition
    • Refining of Data/ Data Transformations
    • Data Validation through Primary Techniques
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Graphical Techniques/Analysis
    • Quantitative Techniques/Analysis
    • Visual Result/Presentation
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Insights
    • Supply Chain Analysis
    • Economic Factor Analysis
      • Drivers
      • Trends
      • Opportunities
      • Challenges
    • Technological Landscape
    • Competitors & Product Analysis
    • Regulatory Framework
    • Company market share analysis, 2019
    • Porter’s Five forces analysis
    • New Investment Analysis
    • PESTEL Analysis
  5. Global Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview
    • Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Number of Unit)
      • Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Type
          • Fixed-Wing
          • Rotary-Wing UAVs
          • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs
        • By Application
          • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
          • Combat Operation
          • Target Acquisition
          • Search and Rescue
          • Delivery and Transportation
        • By Range
          • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
          • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
          • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
        • By Region
          • North America
          • Europe
          • Asia Pacific
          • South America
          • Middle East & Africa
  1. North America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview
    • North America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Number of Unit)
      • North America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Type
          • Fixed-Wing
          • Rotary-Wing UAVs
          • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs
        • By Application
          • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
          • Combat Operation
          • Target Acquisition
          • Search and Rescue
          • Delivery and Transportation
        • By Range
          • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
          • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
          • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
        • By Country
          • US
          • Canada
          • Mexico
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on North America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market
  1. Europe Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview
    • Europe Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Number of Units)
      • Europe Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Type
          • Fixed-Wing
          • Rotary-Wing UAVs
          • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs
        • By Application
          • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
          • Combat Operation
          • Target Acquisition
          • Search and Rescue
          • Delivery and Transportation
        • By Range
          • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
          • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
          • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
        • By Country
          • Germany
          • UK
          • France
          • Italy
          • Rest of Europe
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on Europe Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market
  1. Asia Pacific Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview
    • Asia Pacific Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Number of Units)
      • Asia Pacific Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Type
          • Fixed-Wing
          • Rotary-Wing UAVs
          • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs
        • By Application
          • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
          • Combat Operation
          • Target Acquisition
          • Search and Rescue
          • Delivery and Transportation
        • By Range
          • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
          • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
          • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
        • By Country
          • China
          • India
          • Japan
          • Australia
          • Rest of Asia Pacific
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on Asia Pacific Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market
  1. South America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview
    • South America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Number of Units)
      • South America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Type
          • Fixed-Wing
          • Rotary-Wing UAVs
          • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs
        • By Application
          • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
          • Combat Operation
          • Target Acquisition
          • Search and Rescue
          • Delivery and Transportation
        • By Range
          • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
          • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
          • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
        • By Country
          • Brazil
          • Argentina
          • Rest of South America
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on South America Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market
  1. Middle East & Africa Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Overview
    • Middle East & Africa Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Size & Forecast, 2016-2027
      • Demand
        • By Value (USD Million)
      • Consumption
        • By Volume (Number of Units)
      • Middle East & Africa Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2027
        • By Type
          • Fixed-Wing
          • Rotary-Wing UAVs
          • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs
        • By Application
          • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
          • Combat Operation
          • Target Acquisition
          • Search and Rescue
          • Delivery and Transportation
        • By Range
          • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
          • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
          • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
        • By Country
          • Saudi Arabia
          • UAE
          • South Africa
          • Rest of Middle East & Africa
        • Price-Point Analysis
        • Manufacturer & Distributor List (Top 5)
        • Company Market Share (Top 3-5)
        • Economic Impact Study on Middle East & Africa Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market
  1. Competitor Analysis
    • Company Description
    • Financial Analysis
    • Key Products
    • Key Management Personnel
    • Contact Address
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Company Profile
      • AeroVironment, Inc.
      • China Aerospace Science, and Technology Corporation
      • Elbit Systems Ltd.
      • FLIR Systems, Inc.
      • General Atomics Aeronautical System
      • Israel Aerospace Industries
      • Lockheed Martin Corporation
      • Northrop Grumman Corporation
      • Raytheon Company
      • Textron Inc.
      • The Boeing Company
      • Turkish Aerospace
      • Other Prominent Players