Military Drone Market Research Report – Forecast 2027

Military Drone Market By Payload Type (Sensors, Camera, Navigation Systems and Others), By Drone Type (MALE, HALE, TUAV, UCAV and SUAV), By Applications (Spying, Search and Rescue, Border Security and Combat) – Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/1135-CR | May 2018 | Region: Global | 103 Pages         

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope Of The Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope Of The Study

2.2.1 Definition

2.2.2 Research Objective

2.2.3 Assumptions

2.2.4 Limitations

2.3 Research Process

2.3.1 Primary Research

2.3.2 Secondary Research

2.4 Market Size Estimation

2.5 Forecast Model

3 Market Landscape

3.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1.1 Threat Of New Entrants

3.1.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

3.1.3 Threat Of Substitutes

3.1.4 Segment Rivalry

3.1.5 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

3.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.5 Market Trends

5 Global Military Drone Market, By Payload Type

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Sensors

5.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

5.3 Camera

5.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

5.4 Navigation Systems

5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

5.5 Others

5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

6 Global Military Drone Market, By Drone Type

6.1 Introduction

6.2 MALE

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

6.3 HALE

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

6.4 TUAV

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

6.5 UCAV

6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

6.6 SUAV

6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

7 Global Military Drone Market, By Applications

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Spying

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

7.3 Search And Rescue

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

7.4 Border Security

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

7.5 Combat

7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

8 Global Military Drone Market, By Region

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type Type, 2018-2023

8.2.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.2.5 U.S.

8.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type Type, 2018-2023

8.2.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.2.6 Canada

8.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.2.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.3.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.3.5 U.K

8.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.2.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.3.6 Germany

8.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.3.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.3.7 France

8.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.3.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.3.8 Italy

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.3.8.5 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.3.8 Rest Of Europe

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.3.8.5 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.4 Asia Pacific

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.4.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.4.5 China

8.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.4.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.4.6 Japan

8.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.4.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.4.7 India

8.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.4.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.4.8 Rest Of Asia Pacific

8.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.4.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.5 Middle East & Africa

8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

8.6 South America

8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2018-2023

8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast By Payload Type, 2018-2023

8.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast By Drone Type, 2018-2023

8.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast By Applications, 2018-2023

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profile

10.1 Airbus S.A.S

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.1.3 Financial Overview

10.1.4 Key Developments

10.1.5 Strategy

10.1.6 SWOT Analysis

10.2 Ball Corporation

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.2.3 Financial Overview

10.2.4 Key Developments

10.2.5 Strategy

10.2.6 SWOT Analysis

10.3 Boeing

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.3.3 Financial Overview

10.3.4 Key Developments

10.3.5 Strategy

10.3.6 SWOT Analysis

10.4 Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.4.3 Financial Overview

10.4.4 Key Developments

10.4.5 Strategy

10.4.6 SWOT Analysis

10.5 Thales Group

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.5.3 Financial Overview

10.5.4 Key Developments

10.5.5 Strategy

10.5.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 China Aerospace Science And Technology Corporation

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.6.3 Financial Overview

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 Strategy

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.7 Lockheed Martin Corporation

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.7.3 Financial Overview

10.7.4 Key Developments

10.7.5 Strategy

10.7.6 SWOT Analysis

10.8 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.8.3 Financial Overview

10.8.4 Key Developments

10.8.5 Strategy

10.8.6 SWOT Analysis

10.9 Orbital ATK Inc.

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.9.3 Financial Overview

10.9.4 Key Developments

10.9.5 Strategy

10.9.6 SWOT Analysis

10.10 Planet Labs Inc.

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Applications/Application Offering

10.10.3 Financial Overview

10.10.4 Key Developments

10.10.5 Strategy

10.10.6 SWOT Analysis

11 List Of Tables

Table 1 Global Military Drone Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 2 North America Military Drone Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 3 Europe Military Drone Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Asia Pacific Military Drone Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa Military Drone Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 South America Military Drone Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 7 Global Military Drone Market, By Payload Type, By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 8 North America Military Drone Market, By Payload Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 9 Europe Military Drone Market, By Payload Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 10 Asia Pacific Military Drone Market By Payload Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 11 Middle East & Africa Military Drone Market By Payload Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 12 South America Military Drone Market By Payload Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 13 Global Military Drone By Drone Type Market: By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 14 North America Military Drone Market By Drone Type: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 15 Europe Military Drone Market By Drone Type: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 16 Asia Pacific Military Drone Market By Drone Type: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 17 Middle East & Africa Military Drone Market By Drone Type: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 18 South America Military Drone Market By Drone Type: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 19 Global Military Drone By Applications Market: By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 20 North America Military Drone Market By Applications: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 21 Europe Military Drone Market By Applications: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 22 Asia Pacific Military Drone Market By Applications: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 23 Middle East & Africa Military Drone Market By Applications: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 24 South America Military Drone Market By Applications: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 25 Global Military Drone Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 26 Global Military Drone Market: By Payload Type, 2020-2027

Table 27 Global Military Drone Market: By Drone Type, 2020-2027

Table 28 Global Military Drone Market: By Applications, 2020-2027

Table 29 North America Military Drone Market, By Country

Table 30 North America Military Drone Market, By Payload Type

Table 31 North America Military Drone Market, By Drone Type

Table 32 North America Military Drone Market, By Applications

Table 33 Europe: Military Drone Market, By Country

Table 34 Europe: Military Drone Market, By Payload Type

Table 35 Europe: Military Drone Market, By Drone Type

Table 36 Europe: Military Drone Market, By Applications

Table 37 Asia Pacific: Military Drone Market, By Country

Table 38 Asia Pacific: Military Drone Market, By Payload Type

Table 39 Asia Pacific: Military Drone Market, By Drone Type

Table 40 Asia Pacific: Military Drone Market, By Applications

Table 41 Middle East & Africa: Military Drone Market, By Region

Table 42 Middle East & Africa: Military Drone Market, By Payload Type

Table 43 Middle East & Africa: Military Drone Market, By Drone Type

Table 44 Middle East & Africa: Military Drone Market, By Applications

Table 45 South America: Military Drone Market, By Region

Table 46 South America: Military Drone Market, By Payload Type

Table 47 South America: Military Drone Market, By Drone Type

Table 48 South America: Military Drone Market, By Applications

12 List Of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process Of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top Down & Bottom Up Approach

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 Impact Analysis: Market Drivers

FIGURE 5 Impact Analysis: Market Restraints

FIGURE 6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

FIGURE 7 Value Chain Analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Military Drone Market SHARE, By Payload Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Military Drone Market, By Payload Type, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 10 Global Military Drone Market SHARE, By Drone Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Military Drone Market, By Drone Type, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 12 Global Military Drone Market SHARE, By Applications, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 13 Global Military Drone Market, By Applications, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION

FIGURE 14 Global Military Drone Market SHARE (%), BY REGION, 2020

FIGURE 15 Global Military Drone Market, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 16 North America Military Drone Market SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 North America Military Drone Market BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 18 Europe Military Drone Market SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Europe Military Drone Market BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 20 Asia Pacific Military Drone Market SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Asia Pacific Military Drone Market BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 22 Rest Of The World Military Drone Market SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 Rest Of The World Military Drone Market BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

Military Drone Market

Military Drone Market Size is expected to reach USD 10.67 Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 12.77% during 2020-2030.

Segmentation

By Payload Type Sensors Camera Navigation Systems Others
By Drone Type Male Hale Tuav Ucav Suav
By Application Spying Search & Rescue Border Security Combat

Key Players

  • American Dynamics (U.S.)
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (U.S.)
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd(Israel)
  • Lockheed Martin (U.S.)
  • AeroVironment Inc (U.S.)
  • AAI Corporation – Textron Systems (U.S.)
  • Aeryon Labs Inc (Canada)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.)
  • BAE Systems (U.K)
  • Boeing (U.S.)

Drivers

  • Several new worldwide military agencies are increasingly adopting drones to enforce law
  • Combat missions and primarily to protect borders.
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Military Drone Market Overview


Market Research Future (MRFR) anticipates the Military Drone Market to procure a growth rate of close to 12.50% Forecast to 2027


COVID-19 Analysis


The COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown have had a brutal impact on various industries, given the temporary shutdown of several manufacturing facilities and weakened consumer demand. The Military Drone Market has witnessed devastating effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which has prompted vendors to focus more on bolstering their supply chains and accelerating their operations to develop a wider range of products, to capture the attention of the consumers once again. Also, with the lockdown being lifted up across countries and the novel coronavirus seemingly under control, the demand for UAVs and military drones has been picking up traction, resulting in market growth.


Market Dynamics


Drivers


Drones Gather Traction Among Military Agencies for Multiple Applications


Several new worldwide military agencies are increasingly adopting drones to enforce law, combat missions and primarily to protect borders. The AV military drone market has been growing in view of the escalating demand for military drone equipment to cater to the rising need for advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). UAVs are witnessing huge deployment in military drones due to the rising expenses, mounting investments by venture funding and the massive demand for drone-generated data. The surging integration of advanced drones in the ongoing warfare systems to counter or combat threats, and their rising demand due to their cost effectiveness compared to manned aircraft also benefit the Military Drone Market.


Defense industry across various countries is highly focused on video monitoring and investigating, border security, remote surveillance, thermo graphic inspection, protection of infrastructure, law enforcement and fire-fighting, which require technically innovative tools and equipment. As a result, the demand for Military Drone Market has been soaring at a rapid pace and this could translate into substantial market growth over the forthcoming period.


Opportunities


Integration of AI Technology to offer Lucrative Opportunities


The artificial intelligence (AI) technology in drones has been a major game-changer for the global market. Several vendors are conducting exhaustive research and are developing drones that are integrated with various autonomous tools backed by AI as well as machine learning (ML) capabilities, which could emerge as a huge opportunity for the global Military Drone Market in the ensuing years.


It is expected that the future Military Drone Market will feature a multitude of signature management technologies and will work autonomously armed by AI/artificial intelligence. These drones will also include an array of electronic warfare (EW) capabilities and therefore, find deployment in a huge number of military applications.


Challenges


Privacy Breach Issues to Emerge as a Key Challenge


Safety and security concerns as well as social issues like privacy breach are some of the major challenges that discourage the adoption of military drones. The lack of technical knowledge on how to operate these drones could also be a major challenge for players, in view of weakened demand.  


Segment Overview


Sensors Witnesses Extensive Military Applications


Various payload types considered in the report are navigation systems, camera, sensors and more. Sensors are the leading drone payload type-based segment, as these find widespread use in multiple military applications.


HALE Drone Type to Enjoy Significant Demand


The market segments, depending on drone type, include HALE, MALE, UCAV, SUAV and TUAV. High-altitude, long-endurance or HALE drone types enjoy massive demand as these are considered to be a lower priced and more technically feasible alternative to other types.


Spying and Border Security Applications to Grow at Fastest Rate


Various applications of military drones are search and rescue, spying, combat and border security. Out of these, spying and border security could witness the fastest growth in the coming years owing to the soaring demand for drones in tasks involving preventive action as well as for emergency cases.  


Regional Analysis


North America Clinches the Top Spot


North America currently stands as the leading market, on account of the significant adoption rate of military drones resulting from mounting safety and security concerns as well as dearth in trained pilots. The U.S military drone market share is increasing rapidly, in view of frequent technical innovations allowing manufacturers to develop an extensive line of models in varying weights, shapes and sizes.


Europe to Secure the Second Position


The second most lucrative market is Europe, considering the extensive use of advanced military drones for maritime and border surveillance activities. The huge size of the military autonomous underwater drone market in the region and rising military spending in view of countries trying to strengthen their borders from hostile parties could also foster growth in the coming years. Apart from this, various vendors in the region are concentrating on conducting rigorous R&D activities in a bid to diversify their product range and expand their business via private partnerships and government contracts.


Military Drone Market Competitive Landscape


Players Focus on Innovation and Product Launch


A number of firms follow a variety of strategies such as partnerships, merger and collaboration to further establish their position in the global industry. In view of the surging warfare scenario across various countries and the growing demand, players are focusing primarily on developing new and innovative military drones to widen their customer base in the fiercely competitive market.


List of Key Companies Covered in this Report



  • American Dynamics (U.S.)

  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (U.S.)

  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel)

  • Lockheed Martin (U.S.)

  • AeroVironment Inc. (U.S.)

  • AAI Corporation – Textron Systems (U.S.)

  • Aeryon Labs Inc. (Canada)

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.)

  • BAE Systems (U.K)

  • Boeing (U.S.)


Recent Developments



  • December 2020 – Elistair, a France-based developer of tethered base stations has launched Orion 2, its latest tethered drone or unmanned aircraft system with applications in military, industry and government. The drone provides continuous surveillance and has an endurance of close to 24 hours.

  • December 2020 –60th Security Forces Squadron of the US Air Force has developed the first ever drone-based perimeter security system at the Travis Air Force Base in California. The squadron has collaborated with Easy Aerial, a drone manufacturer, to come up with the initiative. This drone launch is part of the Small Business Innovation Research Phase II program started by the Department of Defense.

  • June 2020 – The Thales Group and the State of North Dakota have entered into an agreement to come up with an unmanned aircraft systems network for conducting BVLOS/ beyond visual line of sight operations. Thales is planning to coordinate with a consortium of firms from North Dakota to carry out systems integration and also offer engineering services.


Report Overview


MRFR has critically assessed the military drone size, taking into account the base year, projected period as well as the size during the given period. The market study also comprises some of the key developments post the COVID-19 outbreak in the market. Besides, the global vendors and the top strategies followed by them are also profiled in the MRFR report.


Scope of the Report


The scope of the report presents a clear picture of the all key developments inside a military drone market along with the latest business scenario as well as historical and the projected market size. The report also covers drone market trends, drone navigation system market, different types of military drones, defense drone payload market, drone market segmentation and more.


Segmentation Table


By Military Drone Market Payload Type



  • Sensors

  • Camera

  • Navigation Systems

  • Others


By Military Drone Market Drone Type



  • MALE

  • HALE

  • TUAV

  • UCAV

  • SUAV


By Military Drone Market Application



  • Spying

  • Search and Rescue

  • Border Security

  • Combat



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Military Drone Market are used for enforcing law, combating missions and protecting borders.

The key growth boosters in the global market are the soaring demand for drones with military applications, rising use of drones in the ongoing warfare systems to counter or combat threats, and their cost-effectiveness compared to manned aircraft.

The global Military Drone Market is expected to accrue a growth rate of approximately 12.50% in the coming years.

North America can take the lead during the forecast period.

The border security and spying can witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Defense budget constraints could be a major barrier for the Military Drone Market growth.

The factors that make North America the most profitable market include the high adoption rate of drones in various commercial and defense applications.