The drone inspection and monitoring market is projected to grow from USD 10.5 Billion in 2022 to USD 21.3 Billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2022 to 2027. Increasing demand for safe and accurate inspection & monitoring to drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Drones for inspection and monitoring have been increasingly used by various industries, such as logistics, mining, agriculture, real estate, oil & gas due to their cost-effective, timeless and data acquisition benefits. The conventional data acquisition and inspection methods are constrained by safety and time, often resulting in a shortage of detailed information for evaluation and monitoring. Extraordinary time efficiency, cost-effectiveness and high precision make drones a reliable data acquisition solution that can offer accurate results and synchronous monitoring for various end-use industry applications. The effective monitoring area of drones is nearly 100–10,0000 m2, and the corresponding error is about 2–20 cm.

Drones showcase significant potential in mining inspection and monitoring application at medium or large scales. Drones equipped with different payloads such as camera or sensor depending on application need. Such payloads gathered basic data which can help to perform various monitoring operations and, hence, are largely used in various applications, including ecological restoration assessment, pollution monitoring, land damage calculation, ecological & geological hazards monitoring, land reclamation activities, and terrain surveying and 3D modeling. Some of the popular drones currently available in the market for inspection and monitoring are DJI Matrice 300 RTK, DJI Matrice 210 v2, Flyability Elios 2, AceCore Zoe, DJI M600 containing PhaseOne imaging technology, DJI Mavic Enterprise, and Parrot Anafi.

In 2020, as per the National Safety council, construction sites had face high risks due to the human intervention in inspection process. So now, after the use of drone LiDAR to inspect fill levels, the risk has been reduced.

Based on application, construction & infrastructure to witness high growth during 2022–2027
Based on application, the drone inspection and monitoring market has been segmented into construction & infrastructure, agriculture, oil & gas, utilities, mining, and others. Among these construction & infrastructure is expected to grow at higher CAGR during the forecast period. Drone inspections utilize ultra-high-resolution image capture devices, jointly with technologies such as LiDAR and thermal imaging, to accumulate thorough data of bridges, property and real estate, and railways on a single flight. This data helps firms undertake a complete evaluation of their asset’s condition quite quickly. Assets can then be linked against their proposed lifecycle, and data from earlier inspections determined if remedial or preventative maintenance is needed. This can add many years of life to a critical asset and prevent the excessive capital expenditure of replacing a component before its valuable life ends. This acceptance of technology is driven chiefly by remarkable technological developments in drone hardware in terms of size and endurance, the sensor equipment that drones can bear, and major software improvements. The US has a high budget for infrastructure revamping and, thus, is a potential market for drone inspection and monitoring. For instance, during his presidency, Donald Trump campaigned for 1 trillion dollars to revamp highways, bridges, tunnels, etc., which increased the adoption of drones for construction & infrastructure inspection and monitoring application.

The North America region dominated the market with largest share in 2022
North America is estimated to account for largest share in 2022. With the increased use of drones for asset monitoring and oil and gas applications, their procurement is expected to contribute to the growth of the drone inspection and monitoring market in this region. The US and Canada are increasingly investing in the development of drones owing to their surging demand for various applications.
Major players in the drone inspection and monitoring market are Intel Corporation (US), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Wipro (India), Intertek Group plc (UK), and MISTRAS Group, Inc. (US). These companies adopted strategies including product and service launches, contracts, partnerships, agreements, and expansions to sustain their position in the market. Also focusing on expanding distribution networks in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Rest of the World in turn driving the demand for drone inspection and monitoring market.

Research Coverage
This research report categorizes classified the drone inspection and monitoring market into solution, type, application, mode of operation, distribution channel, and region. The drone inspection and monitoring market has been studied for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle and Rest of the World.
The scope of the report covers detailed information regarding the major factors, such as drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities, influencing the growth of the drone inspection and monitoring market. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into their business overviews; solutions and services; key strategies; contracts, joint ventures, partnerships & agreements, acquisitions, and new product launches associated with the drone inspection and monitoring market. Competitive analysis of upcoming startups in the drone inspection and monitoring market ecosystem is covered in this report.

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