The Civil UAS Market Outlook
Civil Market Enabling Conditions
FAA Continuing Progress in Opening National Airspace
Europe in Danger of Falling Behind the United States
Asia-Pacific Countries Diverge in Their Level of Support for Supporting UAS Adoption
Influx of Major Technology Companies Spurring Progress
Flood of Investment in Commercial UAS Tilts Heavily Towards United States
Development of the UAS Services Industry
Civil Government Market Growth Boosted by Immigration Concerns
Commercial Market Size and Timing
Emergence of Enterprise Markets in Construction, Energy, Insurance
Precision Agriculture Communications Delivery
Development of the Civil/Commercial UAS Industry
Emergence of the Commercial UAS Industry
Technology Leaders Accelerating Industry Development
Defense/Aerospace Companies’ Turning to Services for Civil/Commercial Market
Growing Recognition of the Need for Hybrid Hardware/Software/Data Analysis Companies
The Service Industry Draws Multinationals and Small Players
Rapid Growth but Profits Limited During Ramp-Up
The Structure of the Nascent Industry Takes Shape Moving Up the Value Chain
Mergers and Acquisitions
Acquisitions Picking Up as Outside Tech Companies Seek to Enter UAS Market
Solar-Powered Systems Began Acquisition Drive
Venture Capital Funding
Venture Capital Drone Investment Soaring
Investments Greatest in US and Chinese Drone Companies
Future Venture Capital Funding Outlook
US Civil Government Markets
FAA Begins Opening National Airspace
The Rule on Small UAS
Shifting Section 333 Approval Process
Emergence of the Initial US Commercial Market
Earlier FAA Movement in Allowing US Commercial UAS Operations
Frustrations with the Pace of FAA Progress
Past Blueprint Highlighting the Difficulties of National Airspace Access
US Federal Government Use Cases
Department of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection
Department of State
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation Building Up its Capabilities
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Faces UAS Setbacks
Drug Enforcement Agency Ending Its Program
US Marshall Service
Department of Justice Assistance to Local Law Enforcement
US Department of Interior
US Geological Survey
Bureau of Land Management
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Other Federal Government UAV Users
National Institute of Standards
NASA Research UAVs
Other Federal Agencies
State and Local Government
State and Local Law Enforcement and Public Safety
US Civil Government Market Forecast
International Civil Government Markets
European Union Agencies & Programs
European Border and Coast Guard
Frontex-European Agency for the Management of External Borders
European Maritime Safety Agency
European Fisheries Control Agency
Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (Refugee Operations)
European Emergency Number Association
European Country Profiles
European Civil Government Forecast
Rest of the World
United Nations & Other Multinational Institutions
International Organization for Migration
Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe
World Food Organization
Rest of the World Country Profiles
New Zealand Panama Singapore South Africa Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Rest of the World Civil Government Forecast
Market Interest Soaring in 2017
State of Adoption
Construction Manufacturers’ Plans for UAS Operations
Largest Construction Contractors Worldwide Embracing UAS
Energy (Oil & Gas/Utilities)
Common Characteristics of Oil and Gas and Utilities
UAS Attractiveness for Oil and Gas
A Growing Menu of Service Offerings in Oil and Gas Promise to Spur Market Growth
Oil and Gas Pipeline Market Requirements
Pipeline Patrol: A Tale of Two Markets
Potential UAS Applications for Utilities Transmission Line Inspections in United States
Power Line Inspections in Europe and Asia
Choice of System for Transmission Line Inspection
Agricultural UAS Applications
UAS Spraying Market Remains Exclusively an Asia-Pacific Market
Emergence of the UAS Agricultural Imagery Market
Low Cost HALE Technology Rapidly Emerging
Solar HALE Pushes Ahead into Production Google’s Past Approach
Solar UAS Operating Procedure for Internet
Use of Smaller UAS for Inspections of Communications Infrastructure
Emergency Communications & Other Applications for Small UAS Forecast
Insurance Market Outlook
US Insurance Companies Forging Ahead Quickly
Drones Being Tested
International Insurance UAS Outlook
General Photography/Real Estate
Real Estate, News Gathering & Cinematography
Large Potential Delivery Market
US Regulatory Issues
Other Obstacles Needing to be Overcome
China Moving Ahead
Most Promising Delivery Uses in the Near Term
Explosive Growth of the Consumer Drone Market
Catalysts for Continued Market Growth
Aeryon Labs Inc.
Airbus Defense & Space (formerly European Defense and Space Co.)
AirRobot GmbH & Co.
Ascending Technologies (Intel)
Aurora Flight Sciences
The Boeing Co.
CACI International Inc.
CyberHawk Innovations Ltd.
CyPhy Works, Inc.
Draganfly Innovations Inc.
Dragonfly Pictures, Inc.
Elbit Systems Ltd.
enRoute Co., Ltd.
Ehang (Beijing Yi-Hang Creation Science & Technology Co., Ltd.)
FLIR Systems, Inc.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
General Electric-Avitas Systems
Honeywell International Inc.
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica)
Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Prodrone Co. Ltd
Prioria Robotics QinetiQ
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Rockwell Collins Inc.
Schiebel Elektronische Geraete GmbH
Sikorsky Aircraft Co. (now Part of Lockheed Martin Corp.)
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems
Trimble Navigation UMS
Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.
Zala Aero Group
US FAA Section 333 Authorizations for Commercial UAS Operations
French Authorizations for Commercial UAS Operations