Growing military use of UAVs, or drones, has mostly been driven by the operational experience of the US and Israel, as well as recent operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria largely for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) tasks with the US leading the way in terms of spending on research, procurement and support. Other countries are gaining and developing their own capabilities in part to maintain leading research & development (R&D) for their own aerospace industries, to have some autonomy and integration of own weapon or sensor systems that may not be achieved by buying a foreign off-the-shelf platform, or as some exercise in national prestige to build and enhance their own industrial capabilities. With continuing budgetary restraints, some countries have looked for more cost-effective alternatives, such as utilizing a fee-for-service arrangement to enable an operator to rent a UAV and pay the contractor on a flight per hour basis.

Military UAV roles:
• Strike
• Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
• Battle damage assessment (BDA)
• Electronic, communications and signals intelligence
• Communications relay
• Transport (re-supply, medical evacuation)

This new market study gives a detailed analysis of the military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market in the years 2016 through to 2022 in terms of in service systems and requirements per country, development programs, products available, leading companies and opportunities for manufacturers.

The global military UAV market is projected to grow to USD 13.9 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 38,7% from 2016 to 2022. Where the MUAV/MAVs are dominant in terms of number delivered and the UCAVs in terms value.
Covered in this report:
  • Global market share assessments for all types in numbers delivered and value for 2016 to 2022
  • Market share assessments per region and per country for 2016 to 2022
  • Military roles for all types
  • Main military UAV technology trends
  • Market contracts share of the leading vendors
  • Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
  • Company profiles for the leading companies, including financial information, strategic alliances, and recent contract wins
  Geographic coverage
  • North America Military UAV Market Revenue and/or Volume
  • Europe Military UAV Market Revenue and/or Volume
  • Asia and Pacific Military UAV Market Revenue and/or Volume
  • Middle-East UAV Market Revenue and/or Volume
  • Africa Military UAV Market Revenue and/or Volume
  • South America Military UAV Market Revenue and/or Volume
  Types coverage
  • UCAV
  • TUAS
  • MALE
  • HALE
  • VTOL
  Key vendors
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
  • AeroVironment
  • Elbit Systems
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation