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Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Share, Size, Trends, Growth, Analysis: By Product Type: Small (0–20 Lbs), Medium (21–55 Lbs); By Application: Military, Government Agencies, Industrial, Others; Regional Analysis; Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments; 2023-2028

Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Outlook

The global unmanned helicopter market would likely grow at a CAGR of 15.1% during 2023-2028. Asia, Pacific, North America and Europe are likely to be key markets. 

 

Global Market Likely to be Driven by Applications in Multiple Domains

Helicopter drones refer to unmanned aircraft that run on the same principles of flight that govern manned helicopters, employing spinning rotors to produce thrust and lift. Single main rotor with a tail rotor providing counter-torque is the most commonly employed rotor configuration. However, tandem rotor and tiltrotor helicopter UAVs are also available; these feature rotors set up on rotating engine pods capable of changing angle to offer forward flight or vertical lift. Single rotor drones might be devised from the ground up, or modified from prevailing manned platforms [these may have an option to change between unmanned or piloted flight, such a case may be called Optionally Piloted Vehicles (OPVs)]. 

 

Generally, gasoline or diesel engines are used to power a majority of rotary wing UAVs (owing to rotary wing UAV size); as compared to conventional fuels, batteries exhibit lower energy density, further, as batteries weigh more, the number of batteries needed for longer flight times would result in prohibitive weight. However, micro-sized and nano helicopter UAVs intended to be carried by one operator and generally employed for short-duration military and battlefield reconnaissance missions, are available and powered by battery. 

 

Applications of Unmanned Helicopter Expected to Boost Market Growth

Helicopter drones are capable of carrying a variety of payloads, such as environmental sensors, missiles and offensive capabilities, daytime and IR cameras, LiDAR scanning systems and radio relay equipment. Applications include ISR, military and defence, search and rescue, battlefield fire support, mapping and surveying, security and law enforcement, industrial inspection, precision agriculture, and others. Such applications are expected to drive the global unmanned helicopter market. UAS helicopters have VTOL capability, thus are capable of operating in a broader variety of ground conditions as compared to fixed-wing aircraft (which need a specific amount of space to land and take off). VTOL rotary wing UAVs are therefore preferred for maritime operations, surveillance and inspection. 

 

Electric UAVs are Environmentally-friendly

Electric UAVs have a low logistical and environmental footprint, and are particularly suited to challenging maritime applications, including search and rescue, anti-piracy, and offshore cargo delivery. The development of such UAVs is expected to boost the global unmanned helicopter market.

 

Leading Companies are Engaged in Developing Sophisticated Solutions

In 2022, it was reported that Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. had developed industrial-use unmanned helicopter (FAZER R G2) with improved delivery performance and functions; the solutions achieved greater effective load capacity of up to 50kg, offering further solutions for logistical issues. 

 

In 2022, AeroVironment, Inc. launched the next-generation VAPOR® Helicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), VAPOR 55 MX. The solution delivers new levels of operational performance, offers a redesigned modular autonomy framework, and enables enhanced endurance and greater payload capacity to fulfil present and emerging needs of commercial, defence, and industrial customers. Such solutions are expected to boost the global unmanned helicopter market. 

 

In 2021, IIT Kanpur developed unmanned drone-helicopter in association with EndureAir. The solution operated on petrol and could carry a load of up to 5kg; it could be used for long-endurance surveillance and vaccine distribution.

 

In 2022, it was reported that the Indian Army displayed 'Vibhram' -- Indian startup EndureAir's High-Efficiency Dissimilar Coaxial Helicopter. The solution was designed in association with IIT Kanpur. 

 

Market Segmentation

By product type, the market is segmented into:

  • Medium (21–55 Lbs)
  • Small (0–20 Lbs)

 

By application, the market is divided into:

  • Military
  • Government Agencies
  • Industrial
  • Others

 

By region, the market is classified into:

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
  • North America

 

Key Industry Players in the Market

The report offers an extensive assessment of major players in the global unmanned helicopter market; it evaluates their capability, observes latest occurrences such as mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions, and plant turnarounds:

 

  • Laflamme Aero Inc.
  • Velos Rotors Inc
  • Schiebel Corporation
  • CybAero AB
  • Alpha Unmanned Systems SL
  • UAVOS Inc.
  • SwissDrones Operating AG
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Steadicopter Ltd.
  • Flint Hills Solutions LLC
  • Others

 

Using SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces model, the EMR report offers deep insights into the industry.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2018-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Product Type
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Product Type
  • Small (0–20 Lbs)
  • Medium (21–55 Lbs)
Breakup by Application
  • Military
  • Government Agencies
  • Industrial
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Laflamme Aero Inc.
  • Velos Rotors Inc
  • Schiebel Corporation
  • CybAero AB
  • Alpha Unmanned Systems SL
  • UAVOS Inc.
  • SwissDrones Operating AG
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Steadicopter Ltd.
  • Flint Hills Solutions LLC
  • Others

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market (2018-2022) 
    8.3    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast (2023-2028)
    8.4    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market by Product Type
        8.4.1    Small (0–20 Lbs)
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.2    Medium (21–55 Lbs)
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.5    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market by Application
        8.5.1    Military
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.2    Government Agencies
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.3    Industrial
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market by Region
        8.6.1    North America
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.2    Europe
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.4    Latin America
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9    North America Unmanned Helicopter Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Share
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Share
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10    Europe Unmanned Helicopter Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Share
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Share
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Share
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Share
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Unmanned Helicopter Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Share
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Share
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Share
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Share
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Share
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Unmanned Helicopter Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Share
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Share
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Share
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Unmanned Helicopter Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Share
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Share
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Share
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Share
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
15    Competitive Landscape
    15.1    Market Structure
    15.2    Company Profiles
        15.2.1    Laflamme Aero Inc.
            15.2.1.1    Company Overview
            15.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.1.4    Certifications
        15.2.2    Velos Rotors Inc
            15.2.2.1    Company Overview
            15.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.2.4    Certifications
        15.2.3    Schiebel Corporation
            15.2.3.1    Company Overview
            15.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.3.4    Certifications
        15.2.4    CybAero AB
            15.2.4.1    Company Overview
            15.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.4.4    Certifications
        15.2.5    Alpha Unmanned Systems SL
            15.2.5.1    Company Overview
            15.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.5.4    Certifications
        15.2.6    UAVOS Inc.
            15.2.6.1    Company Overview
            15.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.6.4    Certifications
        15.2.7    SwissDrones Operating AG
            15.2.7.1    Company Overview
            15.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.7.4    Certifications
        15.2.8    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
            15.2.8.1    Company Overview
            15.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.8.4    Certifications
        15.2.9    Steadicopter Ltd.
            15.2.9.1    Company Overview
            15.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.9.4    Certifications
        15.2.10    Flint Hills Solutions LLC
            15.2.10.1    Company Overview
            15.2.10.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.10.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.10.4    Certifications
        15.2.11    Others
16    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2028
2.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2018-2022
3.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2023-2028
4.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2022
5.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2023-2028
6.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
7.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
8.    North America Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
9.    North America Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
10.    Europe Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11.    Europe Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12.    Asia Pacific Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13.    Asia Pacific Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14.    Latin America Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15.    Latin America Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16.    Middle East and Africa Unmanned Helicopter Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17.    Middle East and Africa Unmanned Helicopter Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18.    Global Unmanned Helicopter Market Structure
 

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market is assessed to grow at a CAGR of 15.1% between 2023 and 2028.

The major market drivers are advancements in technology and increasing adoption in defence applications by various countries.

The key unmanned helicopter market trends include favourable government regulations for safety and security purposes, micro-sized and nano sized unmanned helicopters, and use of artificial intelligence.

The primary applications for unmanned helicopters include military, government agencies, and industrial, among others.

The various product types in the market for unmanned helicopters include small (0–20 lbs) and medium (21–55 lbs).

The major players in the market are Laflamme Aero Inc., Velos Rotors Inc, Schiebel Corporation, CybAero AB, Alpha Unmanned Systems SL, UAVOS Inc., SwissDrones Operating AG, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Steadicopter Ltd., and Flint Hills Solutions LLC, among others.

The rise of drones can transform several industries as well as city services, as they can offer substantial advantages to local and state governments including border surveillance, law enforcement support, fighting wildfires, environmental monitoring, and conducting inspections, among others.

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