This is an update to the 2012 edition. It contains additional marketing data, new companies, and contacts. The directory represents worldwide information on Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicles (UAV) systems presently being manufactured. With the industry changing rapidly, it is difficult to track companies entering and exiting the field. This compilation has been put together from a number of sources including association membership, tradeshows, publications, press releases, websites, and government reports.
This UAV Marketing Directory includes:
UAV Marketing Data
Worldwide Systems Manufacturers Directory
Systems by Country and Manufacturers
UAV Test Facilities Worldwide
Airship Suppliers and Capabilities
This directory is intended to be a marketing guide for subsystem, components, and other companies unfamiliar with the UAV market.
Omissions, additions, corrections, and recommendations should be sent to email@example.com.
What’s in a Name?
There are many terms being used for Unmanned Aerial Systems, such as UAV, UAS, STUAS, VCLASS, VTUAV, UCAV, BAMS, RPV, RPAs, Drones, UCAS, Target Drones, etc. This Marketing guide covers all aerial Unmanned Systems, including fixed wing, rotary wing, helicopters, airships, tethered vehicles, and others.
The UAV Marketing Directory has been written for the companies in the field and those thinking of entering the field.
This is more than a directory; it can serve as a marketing guide. It consists of three main parts:
Executive Summary of the UAV market
Directory of UAV Systems Suppliers and Contact Information
Appendix containing a wealth of information on countries and companies, involved in UAVs, as well as information on airships and test facilities
Table of Contents
What’s in a Name?
The IGI Group
1.0 Executive Summary
1.1Indicators of Market Growth and Needs
1.1.1 Usage of UAVs by the Military
1.1.2 Growth in the Number of Companies in the UAV Field
1.1.3 UAV Market Forecasts
1.1.4 UAV Market Share by Country
1.1.5 Market Share by Company (%)
1.1.6 Market Needs
1.1.7 UAV Standards Activities
1.1.8 Major Issues in UAV Wiring
2.0 UAV Directory of Systems Suppliers Worldwide
A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau
AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Corp (Textron Systems)
Advanced Ceramics Research
Advanced Technologies and Engineering Pty Ltd
Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
Aeros Aeronautical Systems
Aerosonde Pty Ltd
Aerostar International Inc.
AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)
Aeryon Labs Internationa
AME Unmanned Air Systems (formerly Aeromech Engineering, Inc.)
American Blimp Corp.
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
Avibras Industria Aeroespacial
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
BAE Systems Ltd.
BAE Systems Inc.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
Boeing Defense, Space, & Security
Canadian Centre For Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS)
Carter Aviation Technologies
Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS)
Chandler May, Inc
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC)
China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA)
China National Space Administration
Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST)
Cody Technology Park
Composite Engineering Inc. (CEI)
Cranfield Aerospace Ltd. (CAE)
CyPhy Works, Inc.
Datron World Communications Inc.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Drone America Inc
DRS Unmanned Technologies
DIEHL BGT Defence
EADS 3 Sigma
EADS Innovation Works
EADS North America
Elbit Systems Ltd.
Flight Technologies Co.
Fuji Aerospace (a division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.)
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI)
Goliath Aeronautics Defense Systems
Government of Alberta
Hindustan Aerospace Ltd. (HAL)
Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd. (HAV)
Indra Sistemas, SA
Insitu (Boeing Subsidiary)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Kaman Aerospace Group
Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI)
Korean Air Aerospace Division
L-3 Unmanned Systems
Malat Division (see Israel Aerospace Industries)
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Meggitt Defense Systems Ltd.
Mig Russian Aircraft Corp
Mission Technologies Inc.
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA)
National Aerospace Laboratory (NRL)
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Naval Postgraduate School
Naval Research Lab
New Mexico State University (NMSU)
North Dakota UAS Team
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Global Hawk Orders and Deliveries
Northwest Polytechnic University
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Oregon Iron Works, Inc. (OIW)
Raytheon Missile Systems
Rheinmetall Airborne Systems GmbH
Sagem Defense Securite, Part of Safran Group
Schiebel Electronisehe Geraete GmbH
Schiebel Technology Inc.
Schweitzer Aircraft Corp.
Selex Galileo S.p.A
Silent Falcon UAS Technologies
Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd
Skive Aviation AG
Southwest Research Institute
Starkey Aerospace Corp (STARCOR)
TAAE/ NMSU (See New Mexico State University)
Textron Defense Systems
TRG Helicopter Ltd
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI)
UAS Dynamics, LLC
UAV Flight Center
Ucon System Inc.
University of North Dakota (UND)
Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc.
Unmanned Systems Inc.
Upper Great Plains UAS (See North Dakota UAS TEAM)
U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground
Unmanned Systems Canada
Unmanned Vehicle University
Vanguard Defense Industries LLC
Vega Radio Engineering Group
Vidsel Test Range
V-Tol Aerospace Pty Ltd
Warrior (Aero-Marine) Ltd
Wales: UAS Turnkey Solutions
Yamaha Motor Co Ltd
Zala Aero Group
Table 3.1 Major Systems Manufacturers & Number of UAV Systems by Country
Table 3.2 Number of Companies and Systems by Country
Table 3.3 The 50 Countries That Have Developed or Are Operating UAVs
Table 3.4 Historical View of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Table 3.5 Analysis of the Airship Market
Table 3.6 Technology Capabilities of Airships
3.7.3 FAA Certified Test Facilities
Table 3.7 Summary of Experimental UAV Test Facilities
3.7.1 Government UAV Test Facilities
3.7.2 Commercial Facilities
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