USA Drone Market Outlook to 2027F

Driven by Advance technology, unmanned aerial transport, intelligent mapping and low power consumption

Region:North America

Author(s):Sayantan Chakraborty and Steven Rao

Product Code:KR1294

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December 2022

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Drone industry in USA. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, and market size in terms of revenue.

Its market segmentations include by types vehicle financed, by Type of Drones, by Region, by Commercial End Users, by Weight, by Mode of Operations; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trends driving adoption trends; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.

potential of Drone industry in USA

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the USA Drone Market –has increased from in 2022 with a positive CAGR of 13.17% owing to an increase in the adoption of drones by more end user industries.

USA Drone Market Revenue

  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been the primary customer for multi-million dollar drones, and continued U.S. defence spending will account for roughly 40% of the entire drone market in 2022.
  • Prices of drone hardware, software, and services have continued to fall as drone companies competed for greater market share through penetration pricing.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By Type of Drones: As of 2022, Rotary Blade drones are dominating in the consumer/commercial sector, and will continue to do so in the near future. Most fixed-wing drones are employed in the military sector, and play almost no role in the commercial sector.

USA Drone Market Segmentation By Type of Drones

By Weight: Most of the drones sold are lightweight usually employed within the consumer/commercial segment. The FAA’s Additional Rules for Drone Pilots (44809 and Part 107) state that drones must weigh under 25 kg. The heavier drones (25-150 kgs) are employed within the military segment and are usually fixed-wing drones.

USA Drone Market Segmentation By Weight

Competitive Landscape

Ecosystem of Major Companies in USA Drone Market

Future Outlook

The USA Drone Market witnessed significant growth during the period 2017-2021, the growth in consumer drones will peak in the near future in terms of the number of units sold. Commercial drones will continue to dominate the market in terms of the number of sales and revenue.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

By Type of Drones

Hybrid Drones

Fixed Wing Drones

Rotary Blade Drones


By Region


South East

South West

North East


By Commercial End Users

Construction and Inspection



Oil and Gas




By Weight

25 kgs-150 kgs

2 kgs-25 kgs

By Mode of Operations

Remotely Operated

Fully Automated


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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • Investors
  • Technology and IT Companies
  • Government and Institutions
  • Aeronautical Companies
  • Farming Associations
  • Existing Drone Companies
  • Venture Capitalist
  • New Market Entrants
  • Military Agencies 

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Period: 2017-2021
  • Base Period: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2023-2027F


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

  • Textron
  • General atomics
  • AeroVironment
  • Northop Grumman
  • Insitu
  • Skydio
  • Easy Aerial
  • Skydio
  • General Atomics
  • FLIR
  • DJI
  • Parrot
  • Easyariel

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Executive Summary for USA Drone Market Outlook to 2027F

2. Country Overview of USA

2.1 USA Country Overview

2.2 USA Population Analysis

3. USA Drone Market Overview and Genesis

3.1 Ecosystem of Major Companies in USA Drone Market

3.2 USA Drone Market- Major Players

3.3 Business Cycle and Genesis of USA Drone Market

3.4 Timeline of Major Players in USA Drone Market

4. USA Drone Market Size, 2022

4.1 Market Sizing of USA Drone Market, 2017-2022

5. USA Drone Market Segmentations, 2022

5.1 USA Drone Market Segmentation by Type of Drones and Region, 2022

5.2 USA Drone Market Segmentation By Commercial End Users, 2022

5.3 USA Drones Market Segmentation by Weight, 2022

5.4 USA Drones Market Segmentation by Mode of Operations, 2022

6. Industry Analysis of USA Drone Market

6.1 SWOT Analysis of USA Drone Market

6.2 Growth Enablers in USA Drone Market

6.3 Bottlenecks and Challenges in the USA Drone Market

6.4 Trends and Developments in the USA Drone Market

6.5 Government Regulations in the USA Drone Market

6.6 FAA Rules and Regulations for Recreational and Commercial Drone Users in USA

6.7 Recent Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships and Investments in the USA Drone Market

7. Competition Framework

7.1 Cross Comparison of Major Companies in USA Drone Market

8. Future Outlook and Market Size for USA Drone Market 2022-2027F

8.1 Market Sizing of USA Drone Market, 2022-2027

9. Future Outlook and Market Segmentations for USA Drone Market, 2022-2027F

9.1 USA Drone Market Segmentation by Type of Drones and Region, 2027

9.2 USA Drone Market Segmentation By Commercial End Users, 2027

9.3 USA Drones Market Segmentation by Weight and Mode of Operations, 2027

10. Analyst Recommendations

10.1 Analyst Recommendations

11. Research Methodology

11.1 Market Definitions and Assumptions

11.2 Market Sizing Approach- USA Drone Market

11.3 Consolidated Research Approach

11.4 Sample Size Inclusion

11.5 Limitations and Future Conclusions


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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables:

Ecosystem creation for all the major entities and referring to multiple secondary and proprietary databases to perform desk research around market to collate industry level information.

Step 2: Market Building:

The market has been calculated using registered commercial and consumer drones from the statistical authority. Also the no. of military drones has been cross-verified by multiple industry experts in this domain. The no. of drones has been multiplied by their respective average price to calculate the market revenue of drones market in US.

Step 3: Validating and Finalizing:

Building market hypothesis and conducting CATIs with industry exerts belonging to different companies to validate statistics and seek operational and financial information from company representatives.

Step 4: Research output:

Our team will approach multiple drone manufacturers in order to understand their operational capabilities such as production and sales of drones, clientele to validate the market from bottom to top approach. Multiple end users have also been reached out in order to understand the demand aspect of the drones market.

Research Methodology for USA Drone Market

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The USA Drone Market is covered from 2017–2027 in this report, including a forecast for 2023-2027.

02 What is the Future Growth Rate of the USA Drone Market?

The USA Drone Market is expected to witness a CAGR of ~10% over the next four years.

03 What are the Key Factors Driving the USA Drone Market?

Advance technology, unmanned aerial transport, Intelligent mapping and low power consumption drivers is likely to fuel the growth in the USA Drone market.

04 Which is the Largest Type of Drones Segment within the USA Drone Market?

The Rotary Blade Drones type segment held the largest share of the USA Drone Market in 2022.

05 Who are the Key Players in the USA Drone Market?

Textron, General atomics, AeroVironment, Northop, Grumman, Insitu, Skydio.

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