Global UAV Propulsion Systems Market - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020 to 2025) -

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The UAV propulsion systems market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 12% during the forecast period.

The inherent benefits of integrating an electric-propulsion system to different UAV platforms is also driving adoption of electric propulsion technologies at a much faster pace than their other counterparts. For instance, an electrical propulsion system provides more flexibility in the installation of machinery as they are compact in nature, and due to the absence of several moving components of the drivetrain, they weigh less and hence contribute toward weight savings and endurance enhancement of a particular UAV model. Besides, the emergence of global green emission initiatives has encouraged adoption of eco-friendly propulsion technologies, such as electric propulsion.

Key Market Trends

Development of New Generation UAV Engines is expected to Drive the Market During the Forecast Period

UAVs have evolved into increasingly capable platforms deployed for a wide variety of applications. The capability to fight effectively in urban areas against widely dispersed forces, while minimizing collateral damage and achieving information superiority has enabled the UAVs to play a greater role in critical missions. The increasing demand and reliance on UAV in warfighting and peacekeeping operations has doubled the pace of UAV-related R&D in recent years.

The endurance of a UAV is influenced by the propulsion technology used and is dependent on the aerodynamic design and amount of fuel carried. To fulfil the energy requirements of a large variety of UAVs, several variants of piston-engines and electric motors have been designed by the market players. The potential benefits of a propulsion system are measured by their impact on the costs of the whole UAV. Lightweight, more fuel-efficient engines permit usage of expensive payload for a given mission without significantly affecting the size and cost of the UAV. In recent years, electric propulsion system has gained more popularity amongst small or mini UAVs for its apparent advantages: quiet operation, easy and safe to handle and store, precise power management and control.

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Generate the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to generate the highest demand for UAV propulsion systems during the forecast period. This increasing demand is mainly due the increasing orders for different UAV configurations for a plethora of military and commercial applications. Investments in the drone start-ups are projected to grow in several countries in the region necessitating the implementation of well-defined regulatory policies. For instance, in August 2018, India permitted the use of UAVs for commercial mapping, surveys and photography after elucidating the necessary regulations.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Study Assumptions

1.2 Scope of the Study




4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


5.1 Engine Type

5.1.1 Conventional

5.1.2 Hybrid

5.1.3 Full-electric

5.2 Application

5.2.1 Civil and Commercial

5.2.2 Military

5.3 UAV Type

5.3.1 Micro UAV

5.3.2 Mini UAV

5.3.3 Tactical UAV

5.3.4 MALE UAV

5.3.5 HALE UAV

5.4 Geography

5.4.1 North America United States Canada

5.4.2 Europe United Kingdom France Germany Rest of Europe

5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Rest of Asia-Pacific

5.4.4 Rest of World


6.1 Vendor Market Share

6.2 Company Profiles

6.2.1 3W International GmbH

6.2.2 Austro Engine GmbH

6.2.3 GE Aviation (The General Electric Company)

6.2.4 Hirth Engines GmbH (UMS SKELDAR AG)

6.2.5 Honeywell International Inc.

6.2.6 Orbital Corporation Limited

6.2.7 Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies Corporation)

6.2.8 Rolls-Royce plc

6.2.9 BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG

6.2.10 UAV Engine Limited

6.2.11 Ballard Power Systems Inc.

6.2.12 MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology Co., Ltd

6.2.13 HES Energy Systems (H3 Dynamics Holdings Pte. Ltd.)

6.2.14 Intelligent Energy Ltd.


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For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900