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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
  • 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
  • Delivery
  • Other commercial applications

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

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.

Table of Contents

Tables
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  1. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Market Application by Product/Service, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  2. Total sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  3. Total Cumulative sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  4. Military sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  5. Civil sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  6. Commercial sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  7. Consumer sUAS Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  8. Military sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  9. Military sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  10. Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  11. Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  12. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  13. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  14. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Flight Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  15. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Controller Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  16. Commercial sUAS Wi-Fi Protocol by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  17. Commercial sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  18. Commercial sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  19. Consumer sUAS Processor Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  20. Consumer sUAS Sensor Shipments and Attach Rate, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  21. Consumer sUAS Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  22. ConsumersUAS Wi-Fi Protocol by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  23. Consumer sUAS Bluetooth by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  24. Consumer sUAS Cellular Connectivity by sUAS Shipments, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  25. Military and Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  26. Military and Civil sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  27. Commercial sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  28. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  29. Consumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030
  30. Consumer sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor, World Markets, Forecast: 2014 to 2030

Charts

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. 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 Shipments
  34. Military sUAS Sensor Shipments
  35. Military sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  36. Civil sUAS Processor Shipments
  37. Civil sUAS Sensor Shipments
  38. Civil sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  39. Commercial sUAS Processor Shipments
  40. Commercial sUAS Sensor Shipments
  41. Commercial sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  42. Consumer sUAS Processor Shipments
  43. Consumer sUAS Sensor Shipments
  44. Consumer sUAS Connectivity Attach Rate
  45. Military and Civil sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor
  46. Military and Civil sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor
  47. Commercial sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor
  48. Commercial sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor
  49. Consumer and Prosumer sUAS Shipments and Market Share by Vendor
  50. Consumer and Prosumer sUAS Revenue and Market Share by Vendor