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According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the UAV industry looks positive with opportunities in civil and military applications. Global UAV industry is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2015 to 2020. The major growth drivers of this market are increasing demand of Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) for intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, and perform mission without risking human life.

In this market, UAVs are used in civil and military applications. Lucintel predicts that the demand for UAV in civil applications are likely to experience the highest growth due to automation of work in applications, such as agriculture, consumer product delivery and wild life security and initiatives, to provide airspace access to UAVs for civil applications. On the basis of comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that the civil application of UAV is expected to show above average growth during the forecast period.

Within the UAV industry, military application of UAV is expected to remain the largest due to increasing usage of UAV in ISR missions, homeland security, and border security. UAVs have been in service for several decades, but got high exposure in the last decade due to its high-profile use by US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. In terms of UAV type, Small, MALE, and HALE are the three types of UAV. MALE UAV is expected to remain the largest segment by value due to acceptability of MALE UAVs in most of the operations. It can fulfill the need of long endurance operations at lower cost.

North America is expected to remain the largest market due to the high procurement by US government. APAC and ROW are expected to witness highest CAGR with 11.6% and 12.4% respectively, over the forecast period due to increasing defense budget of developing economies and indigenous development of UAV.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global UAV market by region, UAV and application types and has come up with a comprehensive research report “Growth Opportunities in Global UAV Industry 2015-2020: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” This report provides an analysis of the market including analysis of market trends, competitive landscapes, company profiles, emerging trends, and key drivers of industry growth. The study also includes the global UAV market forecasts through 2019, segmented by regions and markets as follows:


By UAV type (Value $ Million from 2009 to 2020)
- Small/Mini UAVs
- MALE UAVs
- HALE UAVs

By application type (Value $ Million from 2009 to 2020)
- Civil application
- Military application

By region (Value $ Million from 2009 to 2020)
- North America
- Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World

This report answers following 11 key questions:

Q.1. How big the opportunities for Global UAV Industry by type, application and region?
Q.2. Which product /segments will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.3. Which region will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.4. What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market?
Q.5. What are the business risks and threats of this market?
Q.6. What are the emerging trends in this market and reasons behind them?
Q.7. What are some changing demands of customers in the market?
Q.8. What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments?
Q.9. Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are taken by key players for business growth?
Q.10.How is the competitive rivalry and threat of substitution in this market?
Q.11.What are the recent M&A activities in the last 1-2 years in this market? What reasons can be attributed to these activities and how have they impacted the industry?


Some of the features of “Growth Opportunities in Global UAV Industry 2015-2020: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis” include:

- Market size estimates: Growth opportunities in global UAV Industry size estimation in terms of value ($ Mil) shipment.
- Trend and forecast analysis: Global UAV Industry trend (2009-2014) and forecast (2015-2020) by region and segment.
- Segmentation analysis: Global UAV industry size by various UAV types such as Small /Mini UAV, MALE and HALE and by applications such as civil applications and military applications in terms of value shipment.
- Regional analysis: Global UAV Industry breakdown by key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World.
- Growth opportunities: Analysis on growth opportunities in different applications and regions.
- Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, competitive landscape, and expansion strategies of global UAV suppliers.
- Emerging applications: Emerging applications of UAV in various markets.
- Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

Table Of Contents

Growth Opportunities in Global UAV Industry 2015-2020: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis, October 2015
1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction
2.2: UAV Timeline
2.3: UAV Components
2.3.1: The Vehicle
2.3.2: The Payload
2.3.3: The Ground Control System or Station
2.4: UAV Classifications
2.4.1: Small/Mini UAVs
2.4.2: Medium Altitude Long Endurance
2.4.3: High Altitude Long Endurance
2.5: Supply Chain
3. Market Trend and Forecast Analysis
3.1: Market Analysis 2014
3.1.1: Global UAV Industry
3.1.2: Global UAV Industry by Type
3.1.3: Global UAV Industry by Application
3.1.4: Global UAV Industry by Region
3.2: Market Trend 2009-2014
3.2.1: Macroeconomic Trend
3.2.2: Global UAV Industry Trend
3.2.3: Global UAV Industry Trend by Type
3.2.4: Global UAV Industry Trend by Application
3.2.5: Global UAV Industry Trend by Region
3.2.6: Industry Drivers and Challenges
3.3: Market Forecast From 2015-2020
3.3.1: Macroeconomic Forecast
3.3.2: Global UAV Industry Forecast
3.3.3: Global UAV Industry Forecast by Type
3.3.4: Global UAV Industry Forecast by Application
3.3.5: Global UAV Industry Forecast by Region
4. Competitors Analysis
4.1: Product Portfolio Analysis
4.2: Market Share Analysis
4.3: Geographical Reach
4.4: Operational Integration
4.5: Growth Leadership Analysis
4.6: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
5.1: Growth Opportunities Analysis
5.1.1: Growth Opportunities in UAV Industry by Region
5.1.2: Growth Opportunities in UAV Industry by Application
5.1.3: Growth Opportunities in UAV Industry by Type
5.2: Emerging Trends in Global UAV Industry
5.3: Strategic Analysis
5.3.1: New Product Development by Competitors
5.3.2: Expansion Strategy
5.3.3: Product Market Growth Matrix for Global UAV Industry
5.4: Mergers and Acquisitions in Global UAV Industry
6. Company Profiles of Leading Players
List of Figures

Chapter 2. Industry Background and Classifications
Figure 2.1: An earlier version of UAV (Ryan Model 147 Lightning Bug)
Figure2.2: An advanced version of UAV
Figure 2.3: A civil UAV
Figure 2.4: Global Hawk
Figure 2.5: Picture Taken From UAV by the Equipment in Payload
Figure 2.6: Ground Control Station of a UAV
Figure 2.7: Global UAV Industry Supply Chain
Chapter 3. Market Trend and Forecast Analysis
Figure 3.1: Global UAV Industry Distribution (%) by Type in 2014
Figure 3.2: Global UAV Industry Distribution ($ Million) by Type in 2014
Figure 3.3: Global UAV Industry Distribution (%) by Application in 2014
Figure 3.4: Global UAV Industry Distribution ($ Million) by Application in 2014
Figure 3.5: Global UAV Industry Distribution (%) by Region in 2014
Figure 3.6: Global UAV Industry Distribution ($ Million) by Region in 2014
Figure 3.7: Global GDP Growth Rate Trend 2009-2014
Figure 3.8: External Forces Shaping Growth UAV Industry
Figure 3.9: US Military Expenditure Trend from 2009 to 2014
Figure 3.10: Growth Trend in Global UAV Industry from 2009 to 2014
Figure 3.11: Growth Trend in Global UAV Industry ($ Million) by Type from 2009 to 2014
Figure 3.12: Growth Trend in Global UAV Industry ($ Million) by Application from 2009 to
2014
Figure 3.13: Growth Trend in Global UAV Industry ($ Million) by Region from 2009 to
2014
Figure 3.14: Drivers and Challenges for Global UAV Industry
Figure 3.15: Global GDP Growth Rate Forecast 2015-2020
Figure 3.16: Growth Forecast in Global UAV Industry from 2015 to 2020
Figure 3.17: Growth Forecast in Global UAV Industry ($ Million) by Type from 2015 to
2020
Figure 3.18: Growth Forecast in Global UAV Industry ($ Million) by Application from 2015
to 2020
Figure 3.19: Growth Forecast in Global UAV Industry ($ Million) by Region from 2015 to
2020
Chapter 4. Competitors Analysis
Figure 4.4: Growth Leadership Matrix of Global UAV Industry
Figure 4.5: Porter's Five Forces Analysis for Global UAV Industry
Chapter 5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
Figure 5.1: Growth Opportunities in Global UAV Industry by Region
Figure 5.2: Growth Opportunities in Global UAV Industry by Application
Figure 5.3: Growth Opportunities in Global UAV Industry by Application
Figure 5.4: Emerging Trends in Global UAV Industry
Figure 5.5: Competitors' Focus Area for Competitiveness
Figure 5.6: Geographic Segmentation of Strategic initiatives
Figure 5.7: Analysis of Business Expansion Strategies of Competitors: Ansoff Matrix
Figure 5.8: Product- Market Strategy in Global UAV Industry
List of Tables

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Global UAV Industry Parameters and Attributes
Chapter 2. Industry Background and Classifications
Table 2.1: UAV Classification
Table 2.2: Major Mini UAVs
Table 2.3: Major Small UAVs
Table 2.4: Major MALE UAV Systems
Table 2.5: Major HALE UAV Systems
Chapter 3. Market Trend and Forecast Analysis
Table 3.1: Major MALE UAVs and Its Specifications
Table 3.2: Major HALE UAVs and Its Specifications
Table 3.3: Major Small/Mini UAVs and Its Specifications
Table 3.4: Market Trends in Global UAV Industry from 2009 to 2014
Table 3.5: Average Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry for One, Three, and Five Years
in Terms of $ Million
Table 3.6: Market Size ($M) and 2013-2014 Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry by
Type
Table 3.7: Market Size ($M) and Compound Annual Growth Rate 2009-2014 in Global
UAV Industry by Type
Table 3.8: Market Size ($M) and 2013-2014 Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry by
Application
Table 3.9: Market Size ($M) and Compound Annual Growth Rate 2009-2014 in Global
UAV Industry by Application
Table 3.10: Market Size ($M) and 2013-2014 Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry by
Region
Table 3.11: Market Size ($M) and Compound Annual Growth Rate 2009-2014 in Global
UAV Industry by Region
Table 3.12: Market Forecast in Global UAV Industry from 2015 to 2020
Table 3.13: Average Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry for One, Three, and Five
Years in Terms of $ Million
Table 3.14: Market Size ($M) and 2014-2015 Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry by
Type
Table 3.15: Market Size ($M) and Compound Annual Growth Rate 2015-2020 in Global
UAV Industry by Type
Table 3.16: Market Size ($M) and 2014-2015 Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry by
Application
Table 3.17: Market Size ($M) and Compound Annual Growth Rate 2015-2020 in Global
UAV Industry by Application
Table 3.18: Market Size ($M) and 2014-2015 Growth Rates in Global UAV Industry by
Region
Table 3.19: Market Size ($M) and Compound Annual Growth Rate 2015-2020 in Global
UAV Industry by Region
Chapter 4. Competitors Analysis
Table 4.1: Product Mapping of UAV Manufacturers Based on UAV Type
Table 4.2: Market Share of UAV Manufacturers in 2014
Table 4.3: Presence of UAV Manufacturers Across the Value Chain
Chapter 5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
Table 5.1: New Product Launches by Competitors
Table 5.2: New Product Attractiveness Rating For RQ-21 Blackjack and K-Max by
Lucintel
Table 5.3: Capability Enhancement Activities by Competitors
Table 5.4: Geographic Segmentation of Strategic Initiatives in 2014
Table 5.5: New Market Entry by Geographical Area (Lockheed Martin)
Table 5.6: New Market Entry by Geographical Area (Northrop Grumman)
Table 5.7: New Market Entry by Geographical Area (Northrop Grumman)

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