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Uav Flight Training And Simulation Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type ( HALE UAV, MALE UAV, SUAV ), By Application ( Civil & Commercial, Defense& Military, Homeland Security ) and regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI104054 | Status : Ongoing



UAV flight training and simulation is described as a model that is used by the pilot to understand the operation of a real-world system or process related to UAV flight training. This training and simulation system helps to improve the pilot’s drone performance ability. This also help pilots to improve the hands-on experience for real-time situations by providing them an artificial environment. The upsurge in demand for the military drone is likely to propel the market growth.

In recent years, the adoption of UAVs is increased rapidly in various applications such as maritime surveillance, oil and gas inspection, power plant survey, and military mission among others. This is expected to drive the growth of the UAV flight training and simulation market during the forecast period. For instance, in January 2020, the global military sector is expected to invest USD 98.07 billion for military drones to enhance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and combat mission capabilities.

Market Segmentation:

Based on type, the UAV flight training and simulation market is segmented into HALE UAV, MALE UAV, and SUAV. The HALE UAV segment is estimated to dominate the market with a large share in 2019. HALE UAV has the ability to fly at high altitudes and at a higher speed which increases its adoption in military & defense applications. On the other hand, the SUAV type segment is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the projected period. In terms of application, the market is classified into civil & commercial, defense & military, and homeland security.

Key Market Driver -

Government supporting regulations on the UAV utilization to aid market growth

Key Market Restraint -

Increased adoption of UAVs in various application to drive the market growth

Key Players Covered:

The major companies included in the global UAV flight training and simulation market report are CAE Inc. (Canada), Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (Israel), L3Harris Technologies Inc. (The U.S.), Simlat Ltd. (Israel), BAE Systems plc (The U.K.), Northrop Grumman Corporation (The U.S.), Textron Systems Corporation (The U.S.), Thales Group (France), Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), General Atomics (The U.S.), Zen Technologies Limited (India)and among others.

Key Insights 

  • Worldwide UAV deliveries by type, 2019 and 2025

  • UAV adoption by application

Regional Analysis:

The UAV flight training and simulation market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. North America exhibited the highest share in the base year. This share is attributed to the rising adoption of UAVs in defense and military applications. Moreover, the rising focus on UAVs testing by the U.S. companies for commercial applications such as commercial product delivery, blood supply, medical supplies, and food delivery among others. Furthermore, the presence of several key players involved in market manufacturers engaged in the market such as L3Harris Technologies Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Textron Systems Corporation among others are further supporting the growth of the market in North America.

Asia Pacific witnessed the highest growth in the market during the forecast period. This growth is mainly due to the rising adoption of UAVs in China, and India to improve intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission capabilities. For instance, In February 2020, the U.S. government has approved the sale of 30 armed HALE drones worth USD 3.09 billion to the Indian armed forces. These drones are manufactured by the U.S. based company General Atomics. In addition to this, the growing defense expenditure in India is further driving the market growth.

Europe has registered the second highest market share in 2019 owing to the presence of several key players involved in the market such as BAE Systems plc, Leonardo S.p.A., and  Thales Group among others. The rest of the world would showcase moderate growth in the market owing to the increase in presence of companies involved in the UAV flight training and simulation market.

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By Type



  • SUAV

By Application

  • Civil & Commercial

  • Defense& Military

  • Homeland Security

By Geography

  • North America (The U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (The UK, Germany, France,Russia, and Rest of Europe)

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

  • Rest of the World (Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa)

UAV Flight Training and Simulation Market Industry Developments 

  • In May 2020, Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD) and Hellenic Ministry of National Defense (MND) had an agreement for the lease of the Israeli Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system. This system is developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

  • In June 2019, Aero Drone School, a unit of Terra Drone Indonesia declared to complete the successful drone training for two mining corporations based in Indonesia.

  • In February 2019, Canada based CAE Inc. announced to showcase its best training and simulation solutions at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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