Target Drones MarkeReport Scope & Overview:

The Target Drones Market Size was valued at USD  5.70 billion in 2022 expected to reach USD 10.46 billion by 2030 with a growing CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Targeted drones are a subset of remote control vehicles (UAV) used to test and evaluate weapons systems, to carry out combat missions and to train anti-aircraft personnel in real-life simulation. It provides reliability, efficiency, and efficiency of the cost of various weapons, training, roles, and thus, contributes to the increased preparation of wars between the defense forces in the country. The use of drones can vary in shape and size, but more importantly, the main components (battery, micro-motor, control, sensors) are basically the same.

Target Drones Market Revenue Analysis

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As drones are made of smartphone components, investing in the last 10 years has led to a drop in drone prices and improved access for consumers and businesses. The use of drones can be considered as smartphones with the ability to fly or fly. Unlike many fin-tech developments such as big data, as well as payment innovations, the use of drones is an important combination of mobile hardware and internet access. Drones are like distributed sensors, intelligent and easy to generate data on them. They can serve as a platform for the various programs, applications, and business models. In fact, all drone mapping software, editing software, drone insurance policy, and human markets to find drone pilots are already in place.



  • Another component is the registration of innovations in various developing countries.

  • One of the primary factors driving the expansion of this market is the increased funding in the defence industry, which focuses on military training in emerging nations.


  • Another concern that may limit the market's growth is a lack of skilled workers to control and operate these drones.

  • The operation of these drones is heavily reliant on the operators.


  • Rising Defense System Deployment in Emerging Markets

  • Growing Defense Budgets of Major Economies


  • Short Endurance of Target Drones

  • Regulations frequently alter to fit the needs of current and future business uses.


The corona-virus epidemic has wreaked havoc on the manufacturing, development, production, and logistics industries. Many restrictions were also implemented by the governments of many countries as a result of the COVID-19 issue. The Target Drones Market has been unaffected by the pandemic. Because these drones are used in the defence industry, and no country in the world will or is willing to jeopardize its external security, the government granted special licence to the manufacturers and operators of these drones to continue their job from their offices rather than their homes. As a result, this industry is operating at its typical pace, as it was prior to the epidemic.

The market for target drones has been divided based on end-use, mode of operation, engine type, Target, Fit, and geography. The target drones market has been divided into three categories based on end-use: aerial targets, maritime targets, and ground targets. During the forecast period, the aerial targets segment is expected to lead. The segment's expansion might be ascribed to the widespread use of these drones in military operations around the world to simulate hostile aircraft threats.

The market is divided into two segments based on fit: line fit and retrofit. Both line fit and retrofit are in high demand because they offer the variety and functionality that developing organizations want. In particular, the Retrofit model has emerged as the most preferred since, unlike the Line fit model, it allows the end-user to further change it even after purchase.

The market is divided into three segments: IC Engine, Turbojet, and Target Drones. IC engines are known for their high processing speeds, whilst Turbojet engines are noted for their tremendous power output. Both are experiencing rising demand in their respective markets. To make turbojet engine drones smarter than previously, IC engines can be incorporated. Turbojet engines are commonly utilized in big armed forces drones, whilst IC engines are used in navigation and small drones. The market is divided into four sections: aerial, ground, sea, and others. By 2028, the aerial target category is expected to lead the market. This comprises an unmanned aerial target drone, with arms forces controlling 80% of the market. These drones are powered by internal combustion, which is extremely cost-effective due to the use of movable parts.


By Mode of Operation

  • Autonomous

  • Remotely Piloted

By Target

  • Aerial Target

  • Ground Target

  • Marine Target

By End Use

  • Defense

  • Commercial

By Engine Type 

  • IC Engine

  • Turbojet

  • Others

By Fit 

  • Line fit

  • Retrofit

Target Drones Market Segmentation Analysis

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The Target Drones Market movement operates remarkably well in the 6 major regions of the world namely North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East. In each of these regions, the North American region will dominate the market and the reason for that is the increase in investment in defense training programs. Also, the budget allocated to the US government for targeted drones is very large. Also, the move was taken by the US government to convert old fighter jets into airborne aircraft aimed at assisting with the training and testing of arrows and to bring real-time threats to air combat operations. The Asia Pacific region will witness significant growth during the forecast period and the region's growth will be led by China and India. Another reason for the growth of this region is the lack of converting technology used in these drones available in Russia. The African and Middle Eastern region will experience moderate growth due to a lack of adequate infrastructure and skilled workers to operate in the region.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Players are Boeing Company, QinetiQ Group plc, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., Airbus Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A., BSK Defense S.A., Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd, Saab AB, AeroTargets International, LLC, L3 ASV, BAE Systems, Raytheon , General Dynamics Corporation and Other Players

Northrop Grumman Corporation-Company Financial Analysis

Target Drones Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 5.70 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 10.46 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 7.9% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Mode of Operation (Autonomous and Remotely Piloted)
• By Target (Aerial Target, Ground Target, and Marine Target)
• By End Use (Defense and Commercial)
• By Engine Type (IC Engine, Turbojet, Others)
• By Fit (Line fit, Retrofit)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Boeing Company, QinetiQ Group plc, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., Airbus Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A., BSK Defense S.A., Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd, Saab AB, AeroTargets International, LLC, L3 ASV, BAE Systems, Raytheon , General Dynamics Corporation
DRIVERS • Another component is the registration of innovations in various developing countries.
• One of the primary factors driving the expansion of this market is the increased funding in the defence industry, which focuses on military training in emerging nations.
RESTRAINTS • Another concern that may limit the market's growth is a lack of skilled workers to control and operate these drones.
• The operation of these drones is heavily reliant on the operators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this report covers top-down, bottom-up Quantitative Research.

Qualitative Research, Fundamental Research, data triangulation, IDs & FGD’s

Analytical research, And others as per report requirement.

Manufacturers/Service providers, Consultants, Association, Research institutes, private and universities libraries, Suppliers, and Distributors of the product. 

The US Army has awarded Griffon Aerospace a USD 50 million contract for MQM-170 Outlaw remotely piloted vehicle targets and MQM-171 Broadsword unmanned aerial targets.

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East & Africa, Latin America.

Are the major five regions covered in this report

lack of skilled workers to control and operate these drones and The operation of these drones is heavily reliant on the operators

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War

4.3 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Target Drones Market Segmentation, by Mode of Operation

8.1 Autonomous

8.2 Remotely Piloted

9. Target Drones Market Segmentation, by Target

9.1 Aerial Target

9.2 Ground Target

9.3 Marine Target

10. Target Drones Market Segmentation, by End Use

10.1 Defense

10.2 Commercial

11. Target Drones Market Segmentation, by Engine Type

11.1 IC Engine

11.2 Turbojet

11.3 Others

12. Target Drones Market Segmentation, by Fit

12.1 Line fit

12.2 Retrofit

13. Regional Analysis

13.1 Introduction

13.2 North America

13.2.1 USA

13.2.2 Canada

13.2.3 Mexico

13.3 Europe

13.3.1 Germany

13.3.2 UK

13.3.3 France

13.3.4 Italy

13.3.5 Spain

13.3.6 The Netherlands

13.3.7 Rest of Europe

13.4 Asia-Pacific

13.4.1 Japan

13.4.2 South Korea

13.4.3 China

13.4.4 India

13.4.5 Australia

13.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

13.5 The Middle East & Africa

13.5.1 Israel

13.5.2 UAE

13.5.3 South Africa

13.5.4 Rest

13.6 Latin America

13.6.1 Brazil

13.6.2 Argentina

13.6.3 Rest of Latin America

14. Company Profiles

14.1 The Boeing Company,

14.1.1 Financial

14.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

14.1.3 SWOT Analysis

14.1.4 The SNS view

14.2 QinetiQ Group plc

14.3 Northrop Grumman Corporation

14.4 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

14.5 Airbus Group

14.6 Lockheed Martin Corporation

14.7 Leonardo S.p.A.

14.8 BSK Defense S.A.

14.9 Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd

14.10 Saab AB

15. Competitive Landscape

15.1 Competitive Benchmarking

15.2 Market Share Analysis

15.3 Recent Developments

16. Conclusion

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