Emergency Drones Market

Emergency Drones Market Analysis By Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Hybrid Wing), By End Users (Police & Homeland Security, Fire Departments, Disaster Management, Others), By Drone Type (Consumer/Civil, Commercial, Military), & Region- Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Emergency Drones Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Emergency Drones Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global emergency drones market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 4,245.1 million in 2022 and further expand at a CAGR of 13.1% to reach US$ 16,729.8 million by the end of 2033.

In 2023, the global drone market is estimated to have around 7.6 million unit shipments, while the drone market is projected to grow at 15.3% CAGR. wherein sales of emergency drones accounted for nearly 14% share of the global drone market at the end of 2023.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 4,245.1 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 4,885.0 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 16,729.8 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

13.1% CAGR

North America Market Share (2023)

~ 30.1%

North America Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 1,470.9 Million

Europe Market Share (%), 2023


Europe Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 1,533.9 Million

China Market Share (%), 2023


China Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 576.39 Million

Top 3 country Market Share (%)


Key Companies Profiled

  • 3D Robotics
  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc
  • Asteria Aerospace
  • Autel Robotics
  • Ayaan Autonomous Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Delair SAS
  • DJI
  • Draganfly Innovations
  • General Aeronautics
  • General Aeronautics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Guangdong Syma Model Aircraft Industrial Co. Ltd
  • Hubblefly Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • IIO Technologies

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Sales Analysis of Emergency Drones (2017-2021) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

The use of drones has steadily increased in recent years. Each iteration has aided in solving problems relating to urban planning, agriculture, and the usage of drones for emergency management. Drones are beneficial in a variety of industries thanks to the innovation that made them so efficient in warfare.

Due to their numerous uses in search and rescue operations, strategic planning assistance, and other areas, drones are becoming more and more prevalent in disaster management. Therefore, using a drone in disaster response is a wise decision that will simplify and streamline the efficiency and effectiveness of response teams.

Drone applications in emergency services are already widespread across world. While elsewhere in the world, drones are allowed to be used for specific and limited trials whereas in some cases, the sales of emergency drone have reached the valuation of US$ 4,245.1 million in 2022.

  • Short Term (2023 Q2 to 2026): The use of fixed wing and rotary wing emergency drones in police and homeland security to positively impact emergency drones market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2029): Europe and North America anticipated to witness high demand emergency drones due to increasing investment in disaster management in these regions, with the presence of global leading players.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): Increase in the use of emergency drones in healthcare sector will upsurge the market growth.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global emergency drones market registered a CAGR of 11.6%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 13.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Emergency Drones Market Forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of emergency drones based on end user and region is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the end user segment, the disaster management sub-segment dominates with 23.1% market share in 2023.

What’s Driving Demand for Emergency Drones?

“Provide Real Time Imagery and Data during Disaster Management”

Real-time imaging, which emergency drones can deliver accurate reports of, right in the moment of disaster, helps emergency personnel better plan rescue efforts. Emergency responders may better prepare their responses and react to situations by gathering pertinent data and documents beforehand.

An emergency drone speeds up the process of finding missing individuals by rescuers. It aids in the hunt for missing persons or lost animals in difficult-to-reach areas like summits, destroyed buildings, etc. The capacity of multispectral drones to detect body heat makes them indispensable in search and rescue operations.

In order to help with thorough situational assessment, emergency drones also alert workers and users on the ground about the real-time events in the air.

This advanced technology allows for enhanced performance in the disaster situation. In the coming years use of drone in emergency services will increase and consequently sales of drones.

“Integrated AI can Analysis of the Course of Action During Emergency Situation”

To ensure a check of the ‘not directly visible locations’ during rescue operations, rigorous searching in hazardous settings is frequently necessary. Sometimes the search and rescue mission can go on for several days. Instead, the usage of drones in the emergency management provides a smoother workflow and speeds up surveillance and monitoring.

Because drones use AI, they can deliver precise and timely data. With the aid of intelligent incorporation, it is easier to evaluate conditions and decide on a plan of action in a particular case. Drones can bring technology with capabilities that are beyond what humans are capable of, like thermal or infrared scanning.

Tuning in to weather forecasts is another aspect that drones with multispectral sensors can offer. It is sensitive enough to measure wind speed and humidity as well as to produce precise forecasts for the weather and climate.

AI integration is vital in emergency where human has no chance to act; this is thrusting the market of emergency drones since the historic period.

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What Do Emergency Drones Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“Difficult to Fly in Foggy Condition”

As long as the weather is sunny and clear, drones are reliable. If it's windy or stormy outside, using UAVs to deliver goods won't be a good alternative. Drone flight is impossible on rainy days because lithium polymer batteries are extremely sensitive to moisture. Additionally, the fog obscures the field of view, making it challenging to fly a drone. Fog makes it difficult to see and contains small water droplets, both of which might cause the drone's batteries to malfunction while it is in flight.

In circumstances like a fire, this issue creates numerous complications. In a fire situation where the fog is out of control, flying drones will not produce the desired results.

Country-wise Insights

Will Higher Investments in US Emergency Drones Propel its Market Growth?

In the United States, the use of drones for medical crises has recently increased. Not exposing rescuers to the infected people has been one of the key advantage offered by drones. They can also reach victims through difficult terrains and with faster speed.

According to the U.S. government agency, regulation of civil aviation in the United States, exploring how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used to provide effective and efficient responses to a variety of crises, both natural and man-made is a key focus of development.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded several universities a total of $2.7 million fund to research into the use of drones in disaster preparation and emergency response.

The increasing awareness and investment in emergency drones will boost the market growth in US. The US emergency drones market is estimated at US$ 1,312 million in 2023 and is expected to grow with CAGR of 10.4% over the forecast period.

Why is Demand for Emergency Drones High in China?

China has given emergency rescue a high priority in recent years due to the frequent occurrence of major disasters. Due to the adaptability, intelligence, and operational safety of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), they can be utilized more frequently in emergency rescue operations.

Therefore, it is appropriate to assess UAV use in emergency rescue and look into the barriers preventing its continued development in China. As of now, drones have primarily been utilized for disaster assessment, communications relay, material delivery, on-site command and control, and life detection.

An essential part of China's overall emergency rescue system is aerial emergency rescue. It is advised that China takes action in the future to promote the integrated use of manned and unmanned aircraft, and to increase drone technical innovation and professional team development.

Due to these factors, the demand for China emergency drones has increased in recent past and it will reach a valuation of US$ 576.4 million in 2023.

Category-wise Insights

Why use of Emergency Drones More Prominent among Police and Homeland Security?

The future sees a generalized adoption of emergency drones in the police and homeland security. Using high-tech technology to scan sites and monitor operations throughout the emergency period, has aided the police personnel to handle the situation more swiftly and efficiently.

Drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras are most widely used by policeman during emergency response to communicate with and locate victims or thief’s who are otherwise invisible to the human eye. The policeman & homeland security is projected to gain market of 21.9% in 2023.

Why are Rotary Wing Type Emergency Drones Expected to Lead the Market Growth?

Rotary wing drone operates like helicopters, can fly in the narrow spaces and around obstacle due to their vertical flight capability, which facilitates smooth landing and takeoffs. This makes rotary wing emergency drones a necessary piece of equipment in the emergency situation.

Market share of rotary wing emergency drones is predicted to be 53.7% by the end of 2023. Growing public interest in the rotary wing drones is anticipated to create a wealth of growth potential for the emergency drones market.

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Competitive Landscape

Emergency drones manufacturers are 3D Robotics, AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc, Asteria Aerospace, ATMOS UAV, Autel Robotics, Ayaan Autonomous Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Around the world, the companies and government agencies are working to incorporate UAS technology to improve medical and emergency efforts. Manufacturers are focusing on adopting various marketing strategies like collaboration with first responders, use of connected infrastructure, launch of endorsement programs among others to meet the scope of robust adoption in emergency services.

  • In May 2023, RattanIndia Enterprises Ltd, the flagship company of RattanIndia Group for its new-age growth businesses, acquired 60% stake in Bengaluru-based drone manufacturing startup Throttle Aerospace Systems.
  • In April 2021, US-based drone technology firm AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. acquired an award-winning aerial intelligence solutions company Measure Global Inc. in a combination cash and stock transaction valued at approximately US$45 million.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of emergency drones positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Emergency Drones Industry Research

  • By Type :

    • Fixed Wing
    • Rotary Wing
    • Hybrid Wing
  • By End Users :

    • Police & Homeland Security
    • Fire Departments
    • Healthcare / EMS
    • Defense
    • Disaster Management
    • Others
  • By Drone Type :

    • Consumer/Civil
    • Commercial
    • Military
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

The global emergency drones market is expected to the valuation of US$ 4,885 million in 2023.

Rotary wing will account for 53.7% share of global sales in 2023.

Worldwide demand for emergency drones is anticipated to reach US$ 16,729.8 million by 2033-end.

Europe tops the global emergency drones market accounting for 31.4% market share in 2022.

During 2018-2022, sales of emergency drones increased at 11.6% CAGR.

Emergency Drones Market

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