UAV Battery Market

UAV Battery Market Research Report By
Forecast To 2023
Industry Survey, Growth, Competitive Landscape
and Forecasts to 2023
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UAV Battery Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
UAV Battery Market Report Information by UAV Type (Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE), HighAltitude Long Endurance (HALE), Tactical, Small), Battery Type (Fuel Cell, Lithium-ion, Nickle Cadmium,
Lithium Polymer), & Region – Forecast till 2023
A battery is an integral part of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) that consists of stored energy used to provide power during
flight. The evolution of battery bus architecture in UAVs has simultaneously evolved their propulsion system. Different
parameters are present to measure the performance of the drone battery such as specific energy, charge rate, cycle life, and
cost per kilowatt-hour. Significant investment has been made on the development of battery with higher specific energy,
which should lead to rapid growth during the forecast period. However, major restraints of the market are high discharge
rate, high cost, and low payload capacity of UAVs. The size of battery has made a significant impact on the vehicle weight
and flight range by helping achieve high operating efficiency.
Moreover, government agencies, such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), are
working on policies to improve the efficacy of battery performance. In addition to that, Tesla is working on battery
technology to improve flight longevity and efficiency. Earlier, the drone flight duration did not last for even 30 minutes,
whereas continuous development in drone architecture has improved the flight duration to one hour. With the
development of disruptive technology, the practical application of unmanned aerial vehicles gets diversified.
The increased need for improved endurance and longer flight duration in drones will offer new growth opportunities for the
market players. The factors responsible for the growth of the global UAV battery market are the growing demand for
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). . Fuel cell technology can be a better option to improve the operating performance of
UAVs. In general, fuel cells are favored more than conventional batteries in long missions and low average power demands.
Meanwhile, Ballard Power Systems signed a contract with Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, to develop a next-generation highperformance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles.
UAV Battery Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
Segmentation and Regional Analysis
The global UAV battery market is segmented into UAV type, battery type, and regions. Among the UAV type, the MediumAltitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV is most widely used and has the largest market share due to long duration flights at an
altitude of 10,000-30,000 feet. In terms of segmentation based on battery type, the fuel cell is estimated to have the largest
demand in the UAV battery market during the forecast period, due to increase in R&D spending in fuel cells. The main
advantages offered by fuel cell powered UAVs include low maintenance, no lubricants, and higher flight duration, which can
last to 8 hours. Cella Energy signed a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to develop and evaluate a fuel cell
power system for IAI’s BirdEye Mini UAV.
On the basis of region, the market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and
South America. The North America region is expected to dominate the market in future, due to increased investment in
drones. Asia Pacific region is presently second to North America in the global UAV battery market, and is estimated to trail
North America during the forecast period due to extensive use of civilian UAVs and increased defense spending in regions
such as Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Thus, the global UAV battery market is estimated
to witness a CAGR of 16% from 2018 to 2023.
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UAV Battery Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
UAV Battery Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
Regional Analysis
The key players in global UAV battery market are Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Cella Energy Limited (U.K), Denchi Power
Limited (U.K), Sion Power Corporation (U.S.), Tadiran Batteries (U.S.), OXIS Energy (U.K), H3 Dynamics (Singapore),
Ultracharge (Australia), MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology Co. Ltd. (China), and Hylium Industries INC (South Korea).
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