UAV Marketing Directory

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UAV Marketing Directory

Published: April 15, 2013


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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

  • Industry Contacts

  • 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

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.

Directory Contents

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

2013 Edition

What’s in a Name?
The IGI Group
Directory Contents

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)
Acuity Technologies
Adaptive Flight
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
Alenia Aeromacchi
AME Unmanned Air Systems (formerly Aeromech Engineering, Inc.)
American Blimp Corp.
Arcturus UAV
Athena Technologies
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
Aviation Alberta
Avibras Industria Aeroespacial
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
BAE Systems Ltd.
BAE Systems Inc.
BCB International
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)
Cybaero AB
CyPhy Works, Inc.
Dassault Aviation
Datron World Communications Inc.
DCS Corp
Denel Dynamics
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Drone America Inc
DRS Unmanned Technologies
EADS 3 Sigma
EADS Astrium
EADS Innovation Works
EADS North America
Elbit Systems Ltd.
EMT Ingenieurgesellschaft
Enics, CJSC
Falcon UAV
Flight Technologies Co.
FSO Strella
Fuji Aerospace (a division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.)
Gates Technology
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI)
Goliath Aeronautics Defense Systems
Goodrich Corp
Griffin Aerospace
Gyrofly Innovations
Government of Alberta
Hanwha Corp.
Hindustan Aerospace Ltd. (HAL)
Honeywell Aerospace
Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd. (HAV)
Indra Sistemas, SA
Innocon Ltd
Insitu (Boeing Subsidiary)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Irkut Corp.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Kaman Aerospace Group
Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI)
Korean Air Aerospace Division
L-3 Unmanned Systems
Lockheed Martin
Malat Division (see Israel Aerospace Industries)
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Meggitt Defense Systems Ltd.
Microdrones GmBH
Mig Russian Aircraft Corp
Mission Technologies Inc.
MLB Company
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)
Piaggio Aero
Procerus Technologies
Prox Dynamics
Raytheon Missile Systems
Recon Robotics
Rheinmetall Airborne Systems GmbH
Rockwell Collins
Ruag Aviation
SAAB Aerosystems
Sagem Defense Securite, Part of Safran Group
Schiebel Electronisehe Geraete GmbH
Schiebel Technology Inc.
Schweitzer Aircraft Corp.
Selex Galileo S.p.A
Sikorsky Aircraft
Silent Falcon UAS Technologies
Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd
Skive Aviation AG
Southwest Research Institute
Starkey Aerospace Corp (STARCOR)
Stemme DG
Survey Aerodome
TAAE/ NMSU (See New Mexico State University)
Textron Defense Systems
Thales Avionics
3D Robotics
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
Vaisalla Oy
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

3.0 Appendix

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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