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The UAV market is very dynamic and new technologies have evolved over the years to reduce the overall weight and size of UAVs. Light-weight and compact UAV lead to better usage, ultimately leading to improved operating efficiency, required for military applications. Moreover, technological advancements in UAV sub-components and sub-systems including efficient payloads and advanced ground control stations are the main areas of interest for various U.S. manufacturers to invest in, to develop innovative and competent UAVs.

The U.S. dominates the North American UAV market and is expected to remain a major market in the next five years. It was estimated to account for a market share of 96% in 2014. On other hand, Canada is expected to be the fastest-growing UAV market in North America over the next ten years.

An in-depth market share analysis, in terms of revenue, of the top companies is also included in this report. These numbers are arrived based on key facts, annual financial information from SEC filings, annual reports, and interviews with industry experts, key opinion leaders, such as CEOs, directors, and marketing executives. A detailed market share analysis of the major players in the North American UAV market has been covered in this report.

The major companies in this market include GA-ASI (U.S.), Northrop Grumman Corp. (U.S.), The Boeing Co. (U.S.), Lockheed Martin Corp. (U.S.), Textron, Inc. (U.S.), and AeroVironment, Inc. (U.S.), among others.

Some of the small key regional companies in this market include Aurora Flights Services Corp., Vanguard Defense Industries LLC, Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Kaman Aerospace Corp., and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., among others.

Table Of Contents

North America Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market by Class Type, by Application, by Geography - Analysis and Forecast to 2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 9
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 9
1.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION and COVERAGE 10
1.3 STAKEHOLDERS 10
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11
2.1 INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM OF UAV MARKET 11
2.2 ARRIVING AT THE UAV MARKET SIZE 12
2.2.1 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 13
2.2.2 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 14
2.2.3 DEMAND-SIDE APPROACH 15
2.2.4 MACRO INDICATOR-BASED APPROACH 16
2.3 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 17
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 18
4 MARKET OVERVIEW 20
4.1 INTRODUCTION 20
4.2 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKET 21
4.3 MARKET DRIVERS and INHIBITORS 22
4.4 KEY MARKET DYNAMICS 23
4.5 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 27
5 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION 28
5.1 INTRODUCTION 29
5.2 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 32
5.3 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN MILITARY APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY 33
5.4 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN CIVIL and COMMERCIAL APPLICATION,
BY GEOGRAPHY 34
5.5 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN HOMELAND SECURITY APPLICATION,
BY GEOGRAPHY 35
5.6 SNEAK VIEW: NORTH AMERICAN UNMANNED VEHICLE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 36
6 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE 37
6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
6.2 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, CLASS TYPE COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKET 39
6.3 NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 40
6.4 NORTH AMERICAN SPECIAL PURPOSE UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 42
6.5 NORTH AMERICAN SMALL UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 43
6.6 NORTH AMERICAN TACTICAL UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 45
6.7 SNEAK VIEW: NORTH AMERICAN UNMANNED VEHICLE MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE 47
7 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 48
7.1 INTRODUCTION 49
7.2 U.S. UAV MARKET 50
7.2.1 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION 50
7.2.2 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE 52
7.3 CANADA UAV MARKET 54
7.3.1 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION 55
7.3.2 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE 56
8 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 59
8.1 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS 59
8.2 COMPANY PRESENCE IN NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE 61
8.3 CONTRACTS 62
8.4 ACHIEVEMENTS 63
8.5 PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS and JOINT VENTURES 64
8.6 NEW PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES 65
8.7 EXPANSIONS 65
9 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY COMPANY 66
(Overview, Financials, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
9.1 GENERAL ATOMICS AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (GA-ASI) 66
9.2 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION 69
9.3 THE BOEING COMPANY 74
9.4 TEXTRON, INC. 78
9.5 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 82
9.6 AEROVIRONMENT, INC. 86
*Details on overview, financials, product and services, strategy, and developments might not be captured in case of unlisted company

10 APPENDIX 90
10.1 CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS 90
10.1.1 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS 90
10.1.2 LOW-COST SOURCING LOCATIONS 90
10.1.3 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK 90
10.1.4 UAV USAGE DATA 90
10.1.5 IMPACT ANALYSIS 90
10.1.6 TRADE ANALYSIS 91
10.1.7 HISTORICAL DATA AND TRENDS 91
10.2 RELATED REPORTS 91
10.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 92
10.3.1 RT SNAPSHOTS 92


LIST OF TABLES

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TABLE 1 GLOBAL UAV PEER MARKET SIZE, 2014 (USD MN) 13
TABLE 2 NORTH AMERICAN UAV APPLICATION MARKET, 2014 (USD MN) 15
TABLE 3 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: MACRO-INDICATOR, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014 (USD MN) 16
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKET,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 22
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 22
TABLE 6 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 23
TABLE 7 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 25
TABLE 8 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 26
TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKET,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 27
TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 30
TABLE 11 NORTH AMERICAN UAV APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 31
TABLE 12 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN MILITARY APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 33
TABLE 13 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN CIVIL and COMMERCIAL APPLICATION,
BY COUNTRY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 34
TABLE 14 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN HOMELAND SECURITY APPLICATION,
BY COUNTRY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 35
TABLE 15 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 38
TABLE 16 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: CLASS TYPE COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKETS, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 40
TABLE 17 NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 41
TABLE 18 STRATEGIC UAV SPECIFICATION, BY TYPE 41
TABLE 19 NORTH AMERICAN SPECIAL PURPOSE UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 42
TABLE 20 SPECIAL PURPOSE UAV SPECIFICATION, BY TYPE 43
TABLE 21 NORTH AMERICAN SMALL UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 44
TABLE 22 SMALL UAV SPECIFICATION, BY TYPE 44
TABLE 23 NORTH AMERICAN TACTICAL UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 45
TABLE 24 TACTICAL UAV SPECIFICATION, BY TYPE 46
TABLE 25 EXAMPLES OF GLOBAL UAVS, BY CLASS TYPE 47
TABLE 26 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 49
TABLE 27 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 51
TABLE 28 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 53
TABLE 29 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 55
TABLE 30 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 57
TABLE 31 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS, 2013 (%) 60
TABLE 32 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: CONTRACTS 62
TABLE 33 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: ACHIEVEMENTS 63
TABLE 34 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS and JOINT VENTURES 64
TABLE 35 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: NEW PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES 65
TABLE 36 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: EXPANSIONS 65
TABLE 37 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: KEY OPERATIONS DATA,
2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 70
TABLE 38 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: KEY SEGMENT FINANCIALS,
2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 71
TABLE 39 THE BOEING COMPANY: KEY SEGMENT FINANCIALS, 2009 - 2013 (USD MN) 75
TABLE 40 TEXTRON, INC.: KEY SEGMENT FINANCIALS, 2009 - 2013 (USD MN) 79
TABLE 41 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION: KEY SEGMENT FINANCIALS,
2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 83
TABLE 42 AEROVIRONMENT, INC.: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 87
TABLE 43 AEROVIRONMENT, INC. KEY SEGMENT FINANCIALS, 2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 87


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: SEGMENTATION and COVERAGE 10
FIGURE 2 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM 11
FIGURE 3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 12
FIGURE 4 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 13
FIGURE 5 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 14
FIGURE 6 DEMAND-SIDE APPROACH 15
FIGURE 7 MACRO INDICATOR-BASED APPROACH 16
FIGURE 8 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET SHARE SNAPSHOT, 2014 18
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL UAV MARKET: REGIONAL GROWTH ASPECTS, 2014-2019 (%) 21
FIGURE 10 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKET, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 21
FIGURE 11 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2019 (USD MN) 23
FIGURE 12 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: GROWTH ANALYSIS, BY APPLICATION, 2014 (%) 24
FIGURE 13 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2014 VS. 2019 (USD MN) 24
FIGURE 14 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: GROWTH ANALYSIS, BY CLASS TYPE,
2014 - 2019 (%) 25
FIGURE 15 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 VS. 2019 (USD MN) 26
FIGURE 16 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 27
FIGURE 17 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: APPLICATION MARKET SCENARIO 29
FIGURE 18 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2019 (USD MN) 30
FIGURE 19 NORTH AMERICAN UAV APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014 VS. 2019 (USD MN) 31
FIGURE 20 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 32
FIGURE 21 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN MILITARY APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 33
FIGURE 22 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN CIVIL and COMMERCIAL APPLICATION,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 34
FIGURE 23 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET IN HOMELAND SECURITY APPLICATION,
BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 35
FIGURE 24 SNEAK VIEW: NORTH AMERICAN UNMANNED VEHICLE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 (USD MN) 36
FIGURE 25 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2014 and 2019 (USD MN) 38
FIGURE 26 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: CLASS TYPE COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKETS, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 39
FIGURE 27 NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 40
FIGURE 28 NORTH AMERICAN SPECIAL PURPOSE UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 42
FIGURE 29 NORTH AMERICAN SMALL UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 43
FIGURE 30 NORTH AMERICAN TACTICAL UAV MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 45
FIGURE 31 SNEAK VIEW: NORTH AMERICAN UNMANNED VEHICLE MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE,
2014 (USD MN) 47
FIGURE 32 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: GROWTH ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014 - 2019 (USD MN) 49
FIGURE 33 U.S. UAV MARKET OVERVIEW, 2014 and 2019 (%) 50
FIGURE 34 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 50
FIGURE 35 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 and 2019 (USD MN) 51
FIGURE 36 U.S. UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 52
FIGURE 37 U.S. UAV MARKET SHARE, BY CLASS TYPE, 2014 and 2019 (%) 53
FIGURE 38 CANADA UAV MARKET OVERVIEW, 2014 and 2019 (%) 54
FIGURE 39 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 55
FIGURE 40 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 and 2019 (USD MN) 56
FIGURE 41 CANADA UAV MARKET, BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 56
FIGURE 42 CANADA UAV MARKET SHARE, BY CLASS TYPE, 2014 and 2019 (%) 58
FIGURE 43 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS, 2013 (%) 59
FIGURE 44 NORTH AMERICAN UAV MARKET: COMPANY PRODUCT COVERAGE,
BY CLASS TYPE, 2013 61
FIGURE 45 GA-ASI REVENUE, 2011 - 2013 (USD MN) 66
FIGURE 46 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 69
FIGURE 47 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION REVENUE, 2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 70
FIGURE 48 THE BOEING COMPANY REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 74
FIGURE 49 THE BOEING COMPANY REVENUE, 2009 - 2013 (USD MN) 75
FIGURE 50 TEXTRON, INC. REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 78
FIGURE 51 TEXTRON, INC. REVENUE, 2009 - 2013 (USD MN) 79
FIGURE 52 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION REVENUE MIX, 2014 (%) 82
FIGURE 53 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION REVENUE, 2010 - 2014 (USD MN) 83
FIGURE 54 AEROVIRONMENT, INC. REVENUE MIX, 2014 (%) 86
FIGURE 55 AEROVIRONMENT, INC. REVENUE, 2010-2014 (USD MN) 87


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