Global Drone Simulator Market

Drone Simulator Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis, By Component(Hardware, Software), By Simulator Type(Fixed, Portable), By Drone Type(Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), By Technology(Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality), By Region - Industry Forecast 2024-2031


Report ID: SQSG20A2008 | Region: Global | Published Date: April, 2024
Pages: 165 |Tables: 113 |Figures: 69

Drone Simulator Market Insights

Global Drone Simulator Market size was valued at USD 187.49 million in 2019 and is poised to grow from USD 199.12 million in 2023 to USD 390.11 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.09% in the forecast period (2024-2031).

Drone simulators are intended to simulate the operation of a real-world system or process related to drone flight training. It is a program that allows drone pilots to practice on a computer without running the risk of damaging a real model. Drone payload system advancements and the growing capabilities of drone technology would necessitate highly advanced simulation systems. Significant investments have been made in the development of artificial intelligence, which will result in the Drone Simulator Market expanding rapidly during the forecast period.

US Drone Simulator Market is poised to grow at a sustainable CAGR for the next forecast year.

Market snapshot - 2024-2031

Global Market Size

USD 187.49 million

Largest Segment

Hardware

Fastest Growth

Hardware

Growth Rate

6.09% CAGR

Global Drone Simulator Market 2021-2028 ($ Mn)
Country Share for North America Region- 2021 (%)
Global Drone Simulator Market Size By Component, 2021-2028 ($ Mn)
Global Drone Simulator Market Size By Component, 2021-2028 (%)

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Drone Simulator Market Segmental Analysis

The Global Drone Simulator Market is segmented on the basis of component, simulator type, drone type, technology and region. Based on component, the Drone Simulator Market is segmented into hardware and software. Based on simulator type, the Drone Simulator Market is segmented into fixed and portable. Based on drone type, the Drone Simulator Market is segmented into fixed wing and rotary wing. Based on technology, the Drone Simulator Market is segmented into augmented reality and virtual reality. Based on region, the global drone simulator market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and MEA.

Drone Simulator Market Analysis by Component

In 2021, the hardware segment dominated the global drone simulator market. Simulator technology is a replica of an actual UAV-based training system used by commercial pilots and special forces commanders from around the world. The simulator is made up of numerous components, parts, electronic chips, a monitor, radar, communication intelligence, and other components. These components were created to give the pilot a real-time experience. Sensor, GPS, and navigation advancements are improving simulator systems by allowing them to create accurate real-world environments.

Drone Simulator Market Analysis by Drone Type

In 2022, the fixed-wing segment is anticipated to dominate the global drone simulator market. Fixed-wing drones are widely used in military and defense operations by armed forces all over the world. Several military-based missions are carried out in various terrains and altitudes, particularly in long-distance endurances. Furthermore, the superior structural benefits of carrying out long-distance surveillance operations are fueling the segment's demand. Because of the increased use of quadcopters and multicopters in recent years, the rotary-wing segment is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. These are lightweight load carriers that are used for spying, logistics, aerial photography, videography, and transportation around the world.

Global Drone Simulator Market By Component, 2021(%), 2019 (%)

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Drone Simulator Market Regional Insights

In 2021, North America led the drone simulator market because of the presence of several drone companies, manufacturers, and software companies in the United States and Canada. The United States Army is concentrating on extensive R&D and advancements in drone technology. During the forecast period, these factors are expected to fuel regional growth. Due to increased demand for unmanned systems in military, civil, and commercial applications in major EU economies, the market in Europe is expected to grow at a moderate CAGR. Due to rising military spending in various countries, the Asia Pacific market is expected to grow rapidly.

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Drone Simulator Market Dynamics

Drone Simulator Market Driver

  • Drone demand is being driven primarily by the commercial, military & defense, and civil sectors. Among the industries with addressable markets are construction, agriculture, insurance, claims, offshore oil/gas and refining, law enforcement, real estate, agriculture, mining, and aerial photography. Drone technology is constantly evolving, with significant improvements in major components such as drone GNSS, lidar, camera, thermal sensors, infrared sensors, propulsion, communication, control, and navigation.
  • Governments around the world are cutting military spending due to the COVID-19 outbreak's depletion of financial resources. Many countries' militaries are cutting training budgets and downscaling their forces. As a result, the military's focus has shifted to finding less costly and more effective solutions to their problems. Real-time training is both time-consuming and expensive. It also requires a large amount of raw materials, such as gasoline and explosives, and is extremely dangerous. As a result, military departments are increasingly favouring virtual training and simulation-based games that make use of technologies like big data, AI, and cloud computing.

Drone Simulator Market Restraint

  • Simulators are associated with high-quality hardware and software systems, depending on their deployment, applications, and use for armed forces. These parameters push the final cost of simulators, stifling future Drone Simulator Market growth. Simulators' limited applications in various countries are also expected to limit future demand for these devices.

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Drone Simulator Market Competitive Landscape

The Drone Simulator Market is highly competitive, with the existence of numerous major firms operating in both domestic and international markets. The industry's top players are embracing strategic collaboration initiatives to improve Drone Simulator Market share and profitability. Some of the major players in the Drone Simulator Market are Northrop Grumman Corporation, CAE Inc., L3 Harris Technology, Zen Technology, SILKAN, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc, and Leonardo S.P.A., among others.

Drone Simulator Market Top Player’s Company Profiles

  • CAE Inc.
  • Simlat Ltd.
  • Aegis Technologies Group, Inc.
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Aerialtronics
  • Havelsan A.S.
  • Zen Technologies Ltd.
  • Silkan
  • RealFlight
  • Presagis Canada Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Havelsan A.S.

Drone Simulator Market Recent Development

  • In May 2022, CAE announced at the 2022 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2022) that the first CAE 7000XR Series Dassault Falcon 6X full-flight simulator (FFS) will be installed at its Burgess Hill training facility in the United Kingdom. CAE has created a unique pilot training program to assist the Dassault Falcon 6X's entry into service as the only training provider.
  • In February 2022, Bell Textron Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. announced the successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight by the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT), completing an extension for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project.

Drone Simulator Key Market Trends

  • Several simulator providers are focused on developing high-performance simulators for a wide range of end-users, including military and defense, commercial, and civil. In their simulators, companies are fully integrating avionics, aerodynamics, flight control, and navigation systems. These training and simulation models are designed in such a way that a pilot operator can learn a variety of skills on a single platform. Simulators are being outfitted with these technologies to provide actual 3D virtual environments that provide an exact representation of the real-world environment.
  • The simulator also includes software with ground control stations and trial flights in a virtual environment. To achieve the highest accuracy, the software can simulate a real autopilot with integrated autopilot sensor inputs. The advanced simulators are intended to provide the pilot with a real-time experience through high-definition graphics, mechanical actuation, and computing speed. This significant advancement is expected to drive demand for drone simulators over the forecast period.

Drone Simulator Market SkyQuest Analysis

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According to our analysis, demand for drone simulators will be driven by commercial applications such as air logistics, aerial photography, medicine delivery, food delivery, surveillance, and military operations. Drone integration has begun in most air traffic management systems for a variety of commercial, civil, military, and defense operations.

Report Metric Details
Market size value in 2019 USD 187.49 million
Market size value in 2031 USD 390.11 million
Growth Rate 6.09%
Base year 2023
Forecast period 2024-2031
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments covered
  • Component
    • Hardware, Software
  • Simulator Type
    • Fixed, Portable
  • Drone Type
    • Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing
  • Technology
    • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
Regions covered North America (US, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Rest of Latin America), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of MEA)
Companies covered
  • CAE Inc.
  • Simlat Ltd.
  • Aegis Technologies Group, Inc.
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Aerialtronics
  • Havelsan A.S.
  • Zen Technologies Ltd.
  • Silkan
  • RealFlight
  • Presagis Canada Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Havelsan A.S.
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Table Of Content

Executive Summary

Market overview

  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Drone Simulator Market Characteristics
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market by Geography
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Segmentation
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Vendor Market Positioning

Parent Market Analysis

Market overview

Market size

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • SWOT Analysis

KEY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Technology Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and details)
  • Pricing Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and pricing details)
  • Supply Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Supply Chain Presentation)
  • Value Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Value Chain Presentation)
  • Ecosystem Of the Market
    • Exhibit: Parent Market Ecosystem Market Analysis
    • Exhibit: Market Characteristics of Parent Market
  • IP Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of product/technology, patents filed, inventor/company name, acquiring firm)
  • Trade Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Import and Export data details)
  • Startup Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Emerging startups details)
  • Raw Material Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Mapping of key raw materials)
  • Innovation Matrix
    • (Exhibit: Positioning Matrix: Mapping of new and existing technologies)
  • Pipeline product Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of companies and pipeline products, regional mapping)
  • Macroeconomic Indicators

COVID IMPACT

  • Introduction
  • Impact On Economy—scenario Assessment
    • Exhibit: Data on GDP - Year-over-year growth 2016-2022 (%)
  • Revised Market Size
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Drone Simulator Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Impact Of COVID On Key Segments
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Segment Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • COVID Strategies By Company
    • Exhibit: Analysis on key strategies adopted by companies

MARKET DYNAMICS & OUTLOOK

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • Regulatory Landscape
    • Exhibit: Data Table on regulation from different region
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porters Analysis
    • Competitive rivalry
      • Exhibit: Competitive rivalry Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of substitute products
      • Exhibit: Threat of Substitute Products Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Exhibit: buyers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Exhibit: Threat of new entrants Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Exhibit: Threat of suppliers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
  • Skyquest special insights on future disruptions
    • Political Impact
    • Economic impact
    • Social Impact
    • Technical Impact
    • Environmental Impact
    • Legal Impact

Market Size by Region

  • Chart on Market share by geography 2021-2027 (%)
  • Data Table on Market share by geography 2021-2027(%)
  • North America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • USA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Canada
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Europe
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Germany
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Spain
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • France
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • UK
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Europe
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Asia Pacific
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • China
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • India
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Japan
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Korea
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Latin America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Brazil
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of South America
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • GCC Countries
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Africa
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of MEA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)

KEY COMPANY PROFILES

  • Competitive Landscape
    • Total number of companies covered
      • Exhibit: companies covered in the report, 2021
    • Top companies market positioning
      • Exhibit: company positioning matrix, 2021
    • Top companies market Share
      • Exhibit: Pie chart analysis on company market share, 2021(%)

Methodology

For the Drone Simulator Market, our research methodology involved a mixture of primary and secondary data sources. Key steps involved in the research process are listed below:

1. Information Procurement: This stage involved the procurement of Market data or related information via primary and secondary sources. The various secondary sources used included various company websites, annual reports, trade databases, and paid databases such as Hoover's, Bloomberg Business, Factiva, and Avention. Our team did 45 primary interactions Globally which included several stakeholders such as manufacturers, customers, key opinion leaders, etc. Overall, information procurement was one of the most extensive stages in our research process.

2. Information Analysis: This step involved triangulation of data through bottom-up and top-down approaches to estimate and validate the total size and future estimate of the Drone Simulator Market.

3. Report Formulation: The final step entailed the placement of data points in appropriate Market spaces in an attempt to deduce viable conclusions.

4. Validation & Publishing: Validation is the most important step in the process. Validation & re-validation via an intricately designed process helped us finalize data points to be used for final calculations. The final Market estimates and forecasts were then aligned and sent to our panel of industry experts for validation of data. Once the validation was done the report was sent to our Quality Assurance team to ensure adherence to style guides, consistency & design.

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Drone Simulator Market size was valued at USD 187.49 million in 2019 and is poised to grow from USD 199.12 million in 2023 to USD 390.11 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.09% in the forecast period (2024-2031).

The Drone Simulator Market is highly competitive, with the existence of numerous major firms operating in both domestic and international markets. The industry's top players are embracing strategic collaboration initiatives to improve Drone Simulator Market share and profitability. Some of the major players in the Drone Simulator Market are Northrop Grumman Corporation, CAE Inc., L3 Harris Technology, Zen Technology, SILKAN, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc, and Leonardo S.P.A., among others. 'CAE Inc. ', 'Simlat Ltd.', 'Aegis Technologies Group, Inc.', 'General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.', 'Aerialtronics', 'Havelsan A.S.', 'Zen Technologies Ltd.', 'Silkan', 'RealFlight', 'Presagis Canada Inc.', 'Lockheed Martin Corporation', 'Havelsan A.S.'

Drone demand is being driven primarily by the commercial, military & defense, and civil sectors. Among the industries with addressable markets are construction, agriculture, insurance, claims, offshore oil/gas and refining, law enforcement, real estate, agriculture, mining, and aerial photography. Drone technology is constantly evolving, with significant improvements in major components such as drone GNSS, lidar, camera, thermal sensors, infrared sensors, propulsion, communication, control, and navigation.

Several simulator providers are focused on developing high-performance simulators for a wide range of end-users, including military and defense, commercial, and civil. In their simulators, companies are fully integrating avionics, aerodynamics, flight control, and navigation systems. These training and simulation models are designed in such a way that a pilot operator can learn a variety of skills on a single platform. Simulators are being outfitted with these technologies to provide actual 3D virtual environments that provide an exact representation of the real-world environment.

In 2021, North America led the drone simulator market because of the presence of several drone companies, manufacturers, and software companies in the United States and Canada. The United States Army is concentrating on extensive R&D and advancements in drone technology. During the forecast period, these factors are expected to fuel regional growth. Due to increased demand for unmanned systems in military, civil, and commercial applications in major EU economies, the market in Europe is expected to grow at a moderate CAGR. Due to rising military spending in various countries, the Asia Pacific market is expected to grow rapidly.

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