Middle East and Africa Small UAV Market - By Type, Propulsion Systems, Countries, Industries and Vendors Forecasts, Shares and Trends (2016- 2020)

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The global small drones market is projected to grow from USD 5.80 Billion in 2015 to USD 10.04 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 11.6% during the period under consideration. The global small drones market is dominated by North America, as of 2015, owing to the technological advancements and the rising incidences of terrorism in the region. However, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific are expected to drive the growth of the global small drones market in the coming years, with the Asia-Pacific market projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, 2016 to 2020. This rapid growth of the Asia-Pacific market can be attributed to the innovative technology solutions for drones and aiming to manufacture them at the lowest possible cost. The Asia-Pacific market is driven mainly by the increasing investments by China and India for the development of multifunctional small drones in defense as well as commercial applications.

The major players in this market have been identified as Lockheed Martin (U.S.), Elbit Systems (Israel), AeroVironment (U.S.), and Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel), among others.

There is lot of tension in the Middle East with the ISIS and different terrorist outfits in the region and there has always been a geopolitical unrest in both Africa and Middle East. Middle East is one of the biggest buyers of military equipment. It buys majority of military hardware from USA. Recently it has also started buying Small UAVs to keep its borders safe.

Countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia are investing a lot on getting Small UAVs in their arsenal. The demand for small UAVs will increase further in the period to come.

The use of Small UAV has broadened now to various fields apart from the military applications. It is being used for disaster relief operations, anti-piracy operations, border patrolling, and movie shooting and logistics. The Middle East and Africa market will witness high growth over the period of 2016-2020. However, the market growth of small UAVs will be defined on how the countries define policies which reduce the market barriers and ease the way for the commercial drone industry to operate at varying degrees of autonomy.

The Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV) market forecast report offers a complete analysis of the market across the forecast period of four years from 2016 to 2020. It provides an analysis of the factors that drive the market, restrain the growth of the market, and the challenges faced by the industry.

The major factors driving the SUAV market are the increasing use of SUAVs in law enforcement and for non-military applications. However, the strict airspace regulations and defense budget cuts in some nations are restraining the growth of this market.

The report discusses the key industry, market, and technology trends that influence the SUAV market. Wherein, huge investments in R&D are the recent industry trend for the immerging SUAV market.

Commercializing of UAVs will help society in many ways, however, they are also a potential threat to an individual’s liberty and autonomy. In addition, they also carry a huge risk of crashes, around 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed since 2001 and more than 450 of the British Black Hornets (Nano Drone, used by British infantrymen in Afghanistan) since their inception. Though, small commercial drones aren’t capable of causing the disaster these drones may cause, they still have the capability to cause serious injuries under certain conditions.

The report also discusses the key factors that will impact the industry and profiles leading suppliers of UAV; like that of hales SA, Boeing Corporation, Lockheed Martin and Airbus Group among others.

1. Summary

1.1 Significant Findings

1.2 Research Methodology

  2. Executive Summary  

3. Marketplace Perceptions

3.1 Market Summary

3.2 Features Driving the Market

3.2.1 Growing usage across diverse industries

3.2.2 Snowballing usage by law enforcement agencies

3.2.3 Plummeting costs of smaller UAVs

3.3 Issues Off-putting the Market

3.3.1 Severe airspace regulations

3.3.2 Safety issues

3.3.3 Absence of skilled personnel

3.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.5 Industry Pull – Porter’s Five Forces

3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Sellers

3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.5.3 Threat of New Contestants

3.5.4 Threat of Extra Products or Services

3.5.5 Reasonable Rivalry among Existing Competitors

3.6 Present Opportunities in Market

  4. Technology Impression

4.1 Technology Picture

4.2 Kinds of Small UAVs

4.2.1 Light Fixed-Wing Small UAV

4.2.2 Heavy Fixed-Wing Small UAV

4.2.3 Multi-Rotor VTOL Small UAV

4.2.4 Single-Rotor VTOL Small UAV

4.2.5 Nano UAV

4.2.6 Others

4.3 Small UAVs Propulsion Systems

4.3.1 Lithium-Ion Battery Propulsion System

4.3.2 Hybrid Propulsion System

4.3.3 Solar Propulsion System

4.3.4 Hydrogen Cell Propulsion System

  5. Small UAV Market Segmentation by Type

5.1 Heavy Fixed-Wing Small UAV


5.1.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.2 Light Fixed-Wing Small UAV


5.2.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.3 Single -Rotor VTOL Small UAV


5.3.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.4 Multi -Rotor VTOL Small UAV


5.4.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.5 Nano UAV

5.5.1 Indication

5.5.2 Market Share and Forecast

5.6 Others


5.6.2 Market Share and Forecast

  6. Small UAV Marketplace Segmentation by Propulsion Systems

6.1 Lithium-Ion Battery Propulsion System


6.1.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.2 Hybrid Propulsion System

6.2.1 Summary

6.2.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.3 Solar Propulsion System


6.3.2 Market Share and Forecast

6.4 Hydrogen Cell Propulsion System


6.4.2 Market Share and Forecast

  7. Small UAV Market by Industry Applications

7.1 Media and Entertainment

7.1.1 Summary

7.1.2 Market Share and Forecast

7.1.3 Expert View

7.2 Trade

7.2.1 Summary

7.2.2 Market Share and Forecast

7.2.3 Expert View

7.3 Defense

7.3.1 Summary

7.3.2 Market Share and Forecast

7.3.3 Expert View

7.4 Energy

7.4.1 Summary

7.4.2 Market Share and Forecast

7.4.3 Expert View

7.5 Mining and Metals

7.5.1 Summary

7.5.2 Market Share and Forecast

7.5.3 Expert View

7.6 Others

7.6.1 Summary

7.6.2 Market Share and Forecast

7.6.3 Expert View

  8. Small UAV Market in Middle East and Africa Region

8.1Middle East and Africa

8.1.1 Introduction

8.1.2 South Africa

8.1.3 Saudi Arabia

8.1.4 United Arab Emirates

8.1.5 Israel

8.1.6 Others

8.1.7 Analyst View

 9. Small UAV Vendor Market Share Analysis  

10. Competitive Intelligence and Outlines of Small UAV Vendors

10.1 Thales SA

10.1.1 Summary

10.1.2 Major Products and Services

10.1.3 Financials

10.1.4 Latest Expansions

10.2 BAE Systems

10.2.1 Summary

10.2.2 Major Products and Services

10.2.3 Financials

10.2.4 Latest Expansions

10.3 Boeing Corporation

10.3.1 Summary

10.3.2 Major Products and Services

10.3.3 Financials

10.3.4 Latest Expansions

10.4 Lockheed Martin Corporation

10.4.1 Summary

10.4.2 Major Products and Services

10.4.3 Financials

10.4.4 Latest Expansions

10.5 Israel Aerospace Industries

10.5.1 Summary

10.5.2 Major Products and Services

10.5.3 Financials

10.5.4 Latest Expansions

10.6 Microdrones GMBH

10.6.1 Summary

10.6.2 Major Products and Services

10.6.3 Financials

10.6.4 Latest Expansions

10.7 Elbit Systems

10.7.1 Summary

10.7.2 Major Products and Services

10.7.3 Financials

10.7.4 Latest Expansions

10.8 Finmeccanica

10.8.1 Summary

10.8.2 Major Products and Services

10.8.3 Financials

10.8.4 Latest Expansions

10.9 Airbus Group

10.9.1 Summary

10.9.2 Major Products and Services

10.9.3 Financials

10.9.4 Latest Expansions

10.10 Aeronautics Ltd.

10.10.1 Summary

10.10.2 Major Products and Services

10.10.3 Financials

10.10.4 Latest Expansions

  11. Investment Analysis

11.1 Latest Mergers and Acquisitions

11.2 Investor Viewpoint

  12. Imminent Latin America Small UAV Market

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  • Report In PDF:

  • 131 pages

  • 27 figures

  • 21 tables



  • Report In PDF:

  • 131 pages

  • 27 figures

  • 21 tables



  • Report In PDF:

  • 131 pages

  • 27 figures

  • 21 tables