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The small UAV market is likely to become one of the major economic and technological stories of the modern age, because of the wide variety of applications and the added value related to these unmanned machines.

However, the world market for small UAVs is currently being restrained, largely by regulation of unmanned operations in civilian airspace. But impending regulatory changes are expected to unlock the huge potential of this technology. Visiongain analysis indicates that the small UAV market sector will reach $1.33bn in 2014 with significant potential for growth.

Growth will be defined by the pace of development for UAV technology in the different countries, and will be driven by demand for small UAVs from across a range of lucrative sector applications.

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What models and types of small UAVs will perform best, where – and when? Crucially, what applications, in what sectors, will see a strong adoption of small UAVs? What sectors should manufacturers focus on? How will technology’s evolution impact the market?

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- Crucially, the report offers dual forecasting of the small UAV market; both by model/design type of small UAVs and by sector application sales for small UAVs.

Our report provides 587 tables, charts, and graphs drawn from over 44,000 datapoints together with information on key contracts and programmes
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- Ian McDonald, VP Product & Marketing at Aeryon Labs
- Ayline Setaghaian, QHSE Consultant in the Oil & Gas sector.

Discover sales predictions for the key end use submarkets from 2014-2024
- What are the dynamics of the small UAV market? How will the market expand? Which submarkets will generate the most revenue – and when? Use our forecasts and expert insight to grow your business and give you more industry influence. Find out where you can gain and how your organisation can succeed. Avoid falling behind. Stay informed about the potential for each of these small UAV submarkets with individual forecasts and analysis from 2014-2024:
- Light/micro fixed-wing UAVs
- Heavy/mini fixed-wing UAVs
- Multi-rotor VTOL small UAVs
- Single-rotor VTOL small UAVs
- Nano UAVs
- Hybrid and Other small UAVs

Additionally, identify the best performing sectors for small UAV applications and understand their dynamics through granular examinations of small UAV market sales in:
- Defence
- Homeland security, civil services and private security
- Industrials and infrastructure
- Agriculture
- Media, entertainment and high-end consumer
- Scientific research, environmental and other

Understand the prospects for the leading national and regional small UAV markets, and for key sector applications – where will the highest revenues and opportunities occur?
- Learn about the market potential for small UAV companies in developed and developing countries, from 2014 onwards. You will see where and how opportunities exist with revealing individual market forecasts and analysis from 2014-2024 for 11 leading national markets plus 3 detailed ‘rest of the world regions:
- US
- China
- India
- Brazil
- Canada
- Australia
- France
- Germany
- UK
- Russia
- Japan
- Rest of EMENA
- Rest of Asia and Africa
- Rest of Latin America

Find out about the market dynamics & opportunities in 11 leading nations and 3 extra ‘Rest of the World’ regions in detail
- Understand industry activity with detailed data revealing where companies are earning their revenues and with what products and with which technology.
- You will be able to examine detailed tables of 58 significant regional contracts, projects & programmes.
- You will gain a clear picture of the demand volume for each class of small UAV, as well as of available budgets of countries concerned.

- Explore the factors affecting product developers and everyone within the value chain. Learn about the forces influencing market dynamics.

Identify the leading companies in the global small UAV market
- Our report reveals the technologies and companies which hold the greatest potential. In particular, it explores and analyses the activities of these companies. See where the expected gains will be. View visiongain’s assessment of the prospects for established competitors, rising companies, and new market entrants. Our work explains that potential, helping you stay ahead. Gain a thorough understanding of the competitive landscape, with profiles of 10 leading small UAV companies examining their positioning, capabilities, product portfolios, R&D activity, services, focus, strategies, M&A activity, and future outlook. Companies profiled include:
- Aeronautics Ltd
- AeroVironment Inc
- Airbus Group
- The Boeing Company
- Elbit Systems Ltd
- Finmeccanica SpA
- Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Textron Inc
- Xi’an Aisheng (ASN) Technology Group

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Report Overview
1.1 Global Small UAV Market Overview
1.2 Global Small UAV Market Segmentation
1.3 Why You Should Read This Report
1.4 How This Report Delivers
1.5 Key Questions Answered by This Analytical Report Include:
1.6 Who is This Report For?
1.7 Methodology
1.8 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1.9 Associated Visiongain Reports
1.10 About Visiongain

2. Introduction to the Small UAV Market
2.1 Small UAV Market and Submarket Definitions
2.1.1 Defence Sector for Small UAV Applications - Definition
2.1.2 Homeland Security, Civil Services and Private Security Sector for Small UAV Applications - Definition
2.1.3 Industrials and Infrastructure Sector for Small UAV Applications - Definition
2.1.4 Agriculture and Agri-Business Sector Small UAV Applications - Definition
2.1.5 Media, Entertainment and Consumer Sector Small UAV Applications - Definition
2.1.6 Scientific Research and Environmental Sector Small UAV Applications - Definition
2.2 Small UAV Technology
2.2.1 Technological Issues and Challenges
2.2.1.1 Energy and Propulsion Technology
2.2.1.2 Automation
2.2.1.3 Collision Avoidance
2.2.1.4 Safety
2.2.1.5 Cybersecurity and Jamming
2.2.1.6 On-board Data Processing
2.2.1.7 Communication data-links and Radio Frequency Spectrum Capacity
2.2.2 Model Classification: Key Determinants (Factors)
2.3 Small UAV Model Designs/Types
2.3.1 Light Fixed-Wing - Model Characteristics
2.3.1.1 Model Examples
2.3.2 Heavy Fixed-Wing - Model Characteristics
2.3.2.1 Model Examples
2.3.3 Multi-Rotor VTOL - Model Characteristics
2.3.3.1 Model Examples
2.3.4 Single-Rotor VTOL - Model Characteristics
2.3.4.1 Model Examples
2.3.5 Nano - Model Characteristics
2.3.5.1 Model Examples
2.3.6 Hybrid and Other - Model Characteristics
2.3.6.1 Model Examples
2.4 Small UAV Technology In Relation to Sector Application - Market Impact
2.4.1 Mission Profiles for Small UAVs
2.4.1.1 Wide Area Coverage
2.4.1.2 Local Area Coverage
2.4.1.3 Close Inspection
2.4.2 Average Mission Profile Mix of Model Design/Types Used in Each Sector Application
2.4.3 Average Mission Profile Mix for Small UAV Sector Applications
2.4.3.1 Defence Mission Profile Mix for Small UAVs
2.4.3.2 HLS, Civil Services and Private Security Mission Profile Mix for Small UAVs
2.4.3.3 Industrials and Infrastructure Mission Profile Mix for Small UAVs
2.4.3.4 Agriculture and Agri-Business Mission Profile Mix for Small UAVs
2.4.3.5 Media, Entertainment and Consumer Mission Profile Mix for Small UAVs
2.4.3.6 Scientific Research and Environmental Mission Profile Mix for Small UAVs

3. Global Small UAV Market 2014-2024
3.1 Global Small UAV Market Forecast 2014-2024
3.2 Global Small UAV Market Drivers and Restraints
3.3 Global Small UAV Market 2014-2024 Analysis

4. Global Small UAV Submarkets by Model Design/Type 2014-2024
4.1 Global Small UAV Submarkets Share Forecast 2014-2024
4.2 Global Small UAV Submarkets 2014-2024 by Model Design/Type Overview
4.3 Fastest Growing Global Small UAV Submarkets by Model Design/Type 2014-2024
4.4 Fastest Growing Global Small UAV Submarkets by Model Design/Type Submarkets 2014-2019
4.5 Fastest Growing Small UAV Submarkets by Model Design/Type Submarkets 2019-2024
4.6 Global Small UAV Submarkets Cumulative Sales
4.7 Light Fixed-Wing Small UAV Submarket 2014-2024
4.7.1 Light Fixed-Wing Small UAV Submarket Drivers and Restraints
4.7.2 See Why Light (Micro) Fixed-Wing Small UAVs Will Capture Over A Quarter of the Market
4.8 Heavy Fixed-Wing Small UAV Submarket 2014-2024
4.8.1 Heavy Fixed-Wing Small UAV Submarket Drivers and Restraints
4.8.2 Where Will Heavy Fixed-Wing Small UAV Submarket Growth Be Concentrated?
4.9 Multi-Rotor VTOL Small UAV Submarket 2014-2024
4.9.1 Multi-Rotor VTOL Small UAV Submarket Drivers and Restraints
4.9.2 Get a Full Picture of the Multi-Rotor Small UAV Submarket’s Record Future Performance
4.10 Single-Rotor VTOL Small UAV Submarket 2014-2024
4.10.1 Single-Rotor VTOL Small UAV Submarket Drivers and Restraints
4.10.2 Review the Growth Prospects for the Complex Single-Rotor VTOL Small UAV Submarket
4.11 Nano UAV Submarket 2014-2024
4.11.1 Nano Small UAV Submarket Drivers and Restraints
4.11.2 Master the Growth Dynamics of the Cutting-Edge Nano UAV Submarket
4.12 Hybrid and Other Small UAV Submarket 2014-2024
4.12.1 Hybrid and Other Small UAV Submarket Drivers and Restraints
4.12.2 Discover Surprising Opportunities in the Hybrid and Other Small UAV Submarket

5. Global Small UAV Sector Applications 2014-2024
5.1 Global Small UAV Sector Application Share Forecast 2014-2024
5.2 Global Small UAV Sector Application 2014- Growth Rates
5.3 Fastest Growing Global Small UAV Sector Applications 2014-2024
5.4 Fastest Growing Global Small UAV Sector Applications 2014-2019
5.5 Fastest Growing Small UAV Sector Applications 2019-2024
5.6 Global Small UAV Cumulative Sales by Sector Application
5.7 Small UAVs in Defence Applications 2014-2024
5.7.1 Small UAVs in Defence Applications - Drivers and Restraints
5.7.2 Update Your Assumptions About the Role and Prospects for Small UAVs in Defence Applications
5.8 Small UAV in Homeland Security, Civil Services and Private Security Applications 2014-2024
5.8.1 Small UAV in Homeland Security, Civil Services and Private Security Applications - Drivers and Restraints
5.8.2 See Why and How Small UAV in Homeland Security, Civil Services and Private Security Applications Are An Early and Key Opportunity For Growth
5.9 Small UAVs in Industrial and Infrastructure Applications 2014-2024
5.9.1 Small UAVs in Industrial and Infrastructure Applications - Drivers and Restraints
5.9.2 Get Your Bearings in the High-Performing Industrials and Infrastructure Sector Applications for Small UAVs
5.10 Small UAVs in Agriculture and Agri-Business Applications 2014- 2024
5.10.1 Small UAVs in Agriculture and Agri-Business Applications - Drivers and Restraints
5.10.2 Get a Sense of the Scale of Growth Opportunities for Small UAVs in Agriculture
5.11 Small UAVs in Media, Entertainment and High-End Consumer Applications 2014-2024
5.11.1 Small UAVs in Media, Entertainment and High-End Consumer Applications - Drivers and Restraints
5.11.2 Get Ahead of the Curve and Understand Market Opportunities in the Fast-Moving, Fast-Growing and Highly Profitable Media, Entertainment and High-End Consumer Sector Applications for Small UAVs
5.12 Small UAVs in Scientific, Environmental and Other Applications 2014-2024
5.12.1 Small UAVs in Scientific, Environmental and Other Applications - Drivers and Restraints
5.12.2 Identify the Profit Areas in Scientific, Environmental and Other Applications for Small UAVs

6. Leading National Small UAV Markets Forecasts 2014-2024 by Model Design/Type

7. SWOT Analysis of the Small UAV Market 2014-2024
8. Expert Opinion
8.1 Aeryon Labs - Ian McDonald
8.1.1 Aeryon Labs’ Activity in the Small UAV Market
8.1.2 Trends and Requests from Customers in Relation to Small UAVs
8.1.3 Drivers and Restraints in the Small UAV market
8.1.4 Market Impact of the level of ‘sophistication’ of Small UAVs
8.1.5 Regulation Impact
8.1.6 COTS vs Proprietary Subsystems/Components in Small UAVs
8.1.7 Technological Challenges Ahead for Small UAVs
8.2 Ayline Setaghaian, QHSE Consultant, Oil and Gas Sector
8.2.1 Experience in the Oil and Gas Sector
8.2.2 Current use of small UAVs in the Oil and Gas Sector
8.2.3 Potential new applications in the Oil and Gas Sector
8.2.4 Safety and Security Requirements and Provisions for Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms
8.2.5 Expected Small UAV Technology Adoption Rates

9. Leading 10 Small UAV Companies
9.1 Aeronautics Ltd. Overview
9.1.1 Aeronautics Ltd Analysis
9.1.2 Aeronautics Ltd Competitors
9.1.3 Aeronautics Ltd Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.1.4 Aeronautics Ltd MandA Activity
9.1.5 Aeronautics Ltd Future Outlook
9.2 AeroVironment Inc Overview
9.2.1 AeroVironment Inc Analysis
9.2.2 AeroVironment Inc Competitors
9.2.3 AeroVironment Inc Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.2.4 AeroVironment Inc MandA Activity
9.2.5 AeroVironment Inc Future Outlook
9.3 Airbus Group (Airbus Defence And Space) Overview
9.3.1 Airbus Defence And Space Analysis
9.3.2 Airbus Defence And Space Competitors
9.3.3 Airbus Defence And Space Future Outlook
9.4 The Boeing Company Overview
9.4.1 The Boeing Company Analysis
9.4.2 The Boeing Company Competitors
9.4.3 The Boeing Company Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.4.4 The Boeing Company MandA Activity
9.4.5 The Boeing Company Future Outlook
9.5 Elbit Systems Ltd Overview
9.5.1 Elbit Systems Ltd Analysis
9.5.2 Elbit Systems Ltd Competitors
9.5.3 Elbit Systems Ltd Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.5.4 Elbit Systems Ltd MandA Activity
9.5.5 Elbit Systems Ltd Future Outlook
9.6 Finmeccanica SpA Overview
9.6.1 Finmeccanica SpA Analysis
9.6.2 Finmeccanica SpA Competitors
9.6.3 Finmeccanica SpA Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.6.4 Finmeccanica SpA MandA Activity
9.6.5 Finmeccanica SpA Future Outlook
9.7 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd Overview
9.7.1 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd Analysis
9.7.2 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd Competitors
9.7.3 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.7.4 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd MandA Activity
9.7.5 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd Future Outlook
9.8 Lockheed Martin Corporation Overview
9.8.1 Lockheed Martin Corporation Analysis
9.8.2 Lockheed Martin Corporation Competitors
9.8.3 Lockheed Martin Corporation Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.8.4 Lockheed Martin Corporation MandA Activity
9.8.5 Lockheed Martin Corporation Future Outlook
9.9 Textron Inc. Overview
9.9.1 Textron Inc. Analysis
9.9.2 Textron Inc. Competitors
9.9.3 Textron Inc. Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.9.4 Textron Inc. MandA Activity
9.9.5 Textron Inc. Future Outlook
9.10 Xi’an Aisheng (ASN) Technology Group Overview
9.10.1 Xi’an Aisheng (ASN) Analysis
9.10.2 Xi’an Aisheng (ASN) Competitors
9.10.3 Xi’an Aisheng (ASN) Regional Emphasis / Focus
9.10.4 Xi’an Aisheng (ASN) Future Outlook
9.11 Other Leading Companies in the Small UAV Market

10. Conclusions and Recommendations
10.1 Summary and Small UAV Market Outlook 2014-2024
10.2 Key Findings
10.3 Small UAV Markets Forecasts Summary 2014, 2019l, 2024

11. Glossary

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