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The Small Unmanned Aerial System Ecosystem

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ABI Research has completed its most wide-reaching and comprehensive market analysis of the small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAS) market to date. 

The sUAS market is in a strong position, with a downward revision in the forecast for consumer drones being offset by enormous growth in the commercial sUAS market. There is also significant growth in the military and civil sector. 

Rather than separate the consumer and non-consumer segments of sUAS, ABI Research has opted to create a forecast that covers all market sectors of the sUAS industry;

•    Consumer sUAS

  • Toys

•    Commercial sUAS

•    Civil sUAS

•    Military sUAS

These markets are further segmented by market application, including; 

• Platforms: The base sUAV platform/airframe, along with the customary technology mandatory to the use of the system (standard sensor and camera payloads, control technology, battery chargers, etc.).

• Accessories: Add-on accessories for sUAVs include those products and technologies (hardware (HW) and software (SW)) not included in the base systems, which augment, improve, or extend the functionality of the aerial systems themselves. 

• Associated Services: The ancillary services offered by the UAV vendor or a third-party vendor. 

• Application Services: Additional applications sold directly or through third-party SW companies and cloud-based services

The primary purpose of this segmentation is to showcase how the revenue is split across the sUAS ecosystem.

Aside from consumer and prosumer markets, there is a need to segment further by market vertical. For example, commercial sUAS is segmented thus; 

•    Agriculture

•    Film and media

•    Infrastructure and Industrial Inspection

•    Geology, mining

•    Oil, gas

•    Insurance Commercial and Residential)

•    Private security

•    Construction

•    Warehousing

•    Other commercial applications

This provides onlookers with insight on where the greatest opportunities lie across the drone industry. 

For the first time, ABI Research has also provided a breakdown of attachment rates and shipment figures for various components essential to drone platforms. These include computing architectures, sensors, cameras and connectivity chipsets. This increased granularity improves the value of ABI forecast to vendors throughout the supply-chain. 

The results of this market data are the product of a quantitative assessment of the sUAS market, which was informed by, and further refined by, a qualitative analysis of the technological, business, and political drivers and constraints impacting the sUAS sector. The quantitative component was developed using a number of public and private sources. These include financial statements, earnings reports, corporate briefings, government/academic funding announcements, and association and industry publications, along with sessions at conferences and seminars and during private interviews with industry representatives, UAS end users, and others involved with the small unmanned industry value chain.

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Charts

  1. Total sUAS Shipments and Revenue
  2. Total sUAS Shipments by Market
  3. Total sUAS Revenue by Market
  4. Total sUAS Revenue by Applications
  5. Military sUAS Shipments and Revenue
  6. Military sUAS Revenue by Services
  7. Civil sUAS Shipments and Revenue
  8. Civil sUAS Revenue by Services
  9. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Revenue
  10. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Services
  11. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Revenue
  12. Consumer sUAS Shipments by Class
  13. Consumer sUAS ASP by Class
  14. Consumer sUAS Revenue by Services
  15. Total sUAS Revenue by Market Application by Product/Service
  16. Military sUAS Revenue by Market Application by Product/Service
  17. Civil sUAS Revenue by Market Application by Product/Service
  18. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Market Application by Product/Service
  19. Total sUAS Revenue by Region
  20. Total Cumulative sUAS Revenue by Region
  21. Military sUAS Revenue by Region
  22. Civil sUAS Revenue by Region
  23. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Region
  24. Consumer sUAS Revenue by Region
  25. Military sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type
  26. Military sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type
  27. Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type
  28. Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type
  29. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type
  30. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type
  31. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type
  32. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type
  33. Military sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments
  34. Military sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments
  35. Military sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  36. Civil sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments
  37. Civil sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments
  38. Civil sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  39. Commercial sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments
  40. Commercial sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments
  41. Commercial sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  42. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments
  43. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments
  44. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  45. Toy sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments
  46. Toy sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments
  47. Toy sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  48. Military and Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor
  49. Military and Civil sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor
  50. Commercial sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor
  51. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor
  52. Consumer (No Toys) UAS Shipments and Marketshare by Vendor
  53. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Revenue and Marketshare by Vendor

Tables

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  1. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Market Application by Product/Service, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  2. Total sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  3. Total Cumulative sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  4. Military sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  5. Civil sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  6. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  7. Consumer sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  8. Military sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  9. Military sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  10. Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  11. Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  12. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  13. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  14. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  15. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2027
  16. Military sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  17. Military sUAS Sensorby sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  18. Military sUAS Connectivity by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  19. Military sUAS WiFi Protocol by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  20. Military sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  21. Military sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  22. Civil sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  23. Civil sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  24. Civil sUAS Connectivity by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  25. Civil sUAS WiFi Protocol by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  26. Civil sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  27. Civil sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  28. Commercial sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  29. Commercial sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  30. Commercial sUAS Connectivity by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  31. Commercial sUAS WiFi Protocol by sUAS shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  32. Commercial sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  33. Commercial sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  34. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  35. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  36. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Connectivity by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  37. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS WiFi Protocol by sUAS shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  38. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  39. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  40. Toy sUAS Processor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  41. Toy sUAS Sensor by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  42. Toy sUAS Connectivity by sUAS Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  43. Toy sUAS Wi-Fi Protocol by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  44. Toy sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  45. Toy sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2026
  46. Military and Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2015 to 2018
  47. Military and Civil sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2015 to 2018
  48. Commercial sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2015 to 2018
  49. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2015 to 2018
  50. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2015 to 2018
  51. Consumer (No Toys) sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2015 to 2018

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