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Unmanned Helicopter Market to Hit USD 11,382.8 Mn by 2027; Alpha Systems Develops Beach Safety Solution with SMSPASS.NET to Stoke Demand

October 21, 2020 | Aerospace & Defense

The global unmanned helicopter market size is expected to gain momentum by reaching USD 11,382.8 million by 2027. This is attributable to the increasing adoption of the UAV technology for military applications globally. Fortune Business Insights, in its latest report, titled, “Unmanned Helicopter Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Small (0-20 lbs), and Medium (21-55 lbs)), By Application (Military [ISR, Combat, Search & Rescue, Transportation, Naval Support, and Border Support], Government Agency [Planning, Inspection, Surveying, Public Safety, and Search & Rescue], Industrial [Planning, Inspection, Surveying]), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.”, mentions that the market stood at USD 5,092.3 million in 2019 and is likely to exhibit a CAGR of 12.52% between 2020 and 2027.

Alpha Systems Collaborate with SMSPASS.NET to Provide Complete Beach Safety Solution

In May 2020, two Spanish companies, Alpha Systems and SMSPASS.NET announced their collaboration with each other that aims at providing drone-based surveillance at the beaches amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The beach safety solution includes the deployment of 2 Alpha 800 helicopter drones that are equipped with dual sensor cameras for perennial use. Along with this, SMSPASS.NET is expected to provide its reservation management platform for different areas and times across the beaches in the country. This unison amongst the two companies is anticipated to propel safety of the holiday-goers during the summer.

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Increasing Adoption of Unmanned Helicopter for Military Application to Surge Demand

The rising need to prevent intrusion and enemy strike is propelling the nations to upgrade their warfare techniques and battlefield management across the globe. The emergence of technology has led to the growing adoption of modernization in the defense structures of the region that is propelling the demand for advanced unmanned helicopters. For instance, in June 2020, Chinese intrusion in Ladakh sparked tensions between India and China over border disputes that led to both the countries increasing their Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) activities. This is expected to contribute to the growth of the global market during the forecast period.

Flint & HELIPSE Focus on Collaboration Activities to Expand Their Product Portfolio

The global unmanned helicopter market is consolidated by the presence of major companies such as HELIPSE, Flint Hills Solutions, and others. These companies are focusing on forming collaborations with others to expand their helicopter product portfolio and strengthen their position in the fiercely competitive market.

Industrial Development

  • September 2019 – Flint Hills Solutions announced the launch of FH-620, a fully autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial helicopter system. According to the company, the unmanned helicopter system is capable of completing a 3 hour flight at high elevations, along with carrying up to 10kg payload.

List of the Companies Operating the Global Market:


  • AeroVironment Inc. (U.S.)

  • Flint Hills Solutions (U.S.)

  • Laflamme Aero Inc. (Canada)

  • Steadicopter (Israel)

  • CybAero AB (Sweden)

  • Alpha Unmanned Systems (Spain)

  • Schiebel Corporation(Austria)

  • HELIPSE (France)

  • Aeroscout GmbH (Switzerland)

  • HighEye (The Netherlands)

  • Anduril (U.S.)

  • Aeryon/FLIR (U.S.)

  • Quantum (Germany)

  • Northrop Grumman(U.S.)

  • UMS Skeldar (Switzerland)

Further Report Findings:

  • North America stood at USD 1,737.7 million in 2019 and is expected to hold the highest position in the global unmanned helicopter market during the forecast period. This is ascribable to factors such as the increasing adoption of these helicopters for several applications such as defense, logistics and transportation, and others in the region.

  • The market in Europe is anticipated to showcase an exponential growth backed by the growing demand for UAV technology for defense applications such as naval, security, and border patrolling in the region between 2020 and 2027.

  • The small segment, based on product, is expected to gain momentum during the forecast period. The segment held a market share of about 40.5% in 2019. The growth is attributable to the increasing adoption of small payload systems in unmanned helicopters owing to their efficient ability to carry avionics sensors, camera, and battery for rotor.




Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Million)


By Product

  • Small (0 -20 lbs)

  • Medium (21-55 lbs)

By Application

  • Military

    • ISR

    • Combat

    • Search & Rescue

    • Transportation

    • Naval Support

    • Border  Support

  • Government Agency

    • Planning

    • Inspection

    • Surveying

    • Public Safety

    • Search & Rescue

  • Industrial

    • Planning

    • Inspection

    • Surveying

By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, and Rest of Asia- Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • The Middle East& Africa (The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and South Africa, Rest of the Middle East & Africa)


Global Unmanned Helicopter Market
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