Firefighting Drone Inspection Market

Firefighting Drone Inspection Market Analysis By Service Type (Remotely Piloted, Optionally Piloted, Fully autonomous), By Drone Type (Commercial, Military), By End User (Fire Departments, Commercial Safety, Defense, Disaster Management, Others), and Region - Global Market Insights 2023 to 2033

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

Firefighting Drone Inspection Market Outlook

The global firefighting drone inspection market will reach a valuation of US$ 596.6 million in 2023 and expected to progress at a CAGR of 17.1% to reach US$ 2,892.6 million by the end of 2033.

In 2023, the global drone market is accounted for US$ 33.6 billion out of which the global drone services market is estimated to be valued around US$ 6.6 billion.

Firefighting drone services is one of the prominent segment in revenue generation from drone inspection services, wherein firefighting drone services market accounted for nearly 9% share of the global drone inspection services market at the end of 2022.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 494.4 million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 596.6 million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 2,892.6 million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

17.1% CAGR

North America Market Share (2023)


North America Market Value (2023)

US$ 179.7 million

Europe Market Share (2023)


Europe Market Value (2023)

US$ 211.3 million

China Market Share (2023)


China Market Value (2023)

US$ 70.6 million

Market Share of Top 3 Countries


Key Companies Profiled

  • Viper Drones
  • Volatus LATAM
  • Dexon Technology
  • Flytnow
  • Vimal Fire
  • Skydio
  • DSLR Pro
  • Elistair
  • Aerodyne Group
  • DC Geomatics

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Adaption of Firefighting Drone Inspection Services (2018-2022) Vs. Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has estimated that sprinkler systems are not present in 54 percent of high-rise apartment buildings, 45 percent of high-rise hotels, and 41 percent of high-rise commercial buildings in the US. Additionally, a sprinkler system failure occurs in one out of every fourteen fires.

High-rise buildings are especially susceptible to fires as building density increases with increase in population. Traffic may delay the arrival of the firefighters at the scene because of the increasing traffic congestion in urban areas.

Emergency departments are under immense pressure day by day however, the introduction of the drone in the market will somewhat reduce the pressure and can also efficiently safeguard the human life.

  • Short Term (2022 to 2025): The rising use of drones for commercial purpose will positively impact firefighting drone inspection market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): United States and China are anticipated to witness comparatively high firefighting drone inspection adoption due to increasing advancements in drone technology. As these two countries are the manufacturing hub more opportunistic growth is expected in these markets.
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Increasing infrastructural development and high rise building will lead to increase in the demand for firefighting drone inspection.

From 2018 to 2022, the global market for firefighting drone inspection registered a CAGR of 12.4% Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the market will exhibit growth at 17.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Firefighting Drone Inspection Market Forecast 2023 2033

Market share analysis of firefighting drone inspection based on end user and region is provided in the above image. Under the end user segment, the fire department sub-segment dominates with 48.9% market share in 2023.

What’s Driving High Adoption for Firefighting Drone Inspection across Regions?

The Use of Firefighting Drones Inspection Will Increase Due to Growing Infrastructure Development

According to the World Bank, the public sector is responsible for 80–90% of the development of infrastructure. China is the country that invests the most in building and maintaining infrastructure worldwide, followed by Georgia, Belarus, etc. By the end of 2025, it is anticipated that the worldwide infrastructure development would total US$ 9 trillion.

Therefore, increased safety is required for the expanding infrastructure development, and development sites must be regularly inspected. Drones that operate autonomously in firefighting situations can be deployed for such continuous monitoring. In an emergency, these kinds of drones will help arrive at the event on time which can otherwise be impossible for land vehicles because of the increased traffic that has made it challenging to reach point of emergencies.

“Surging Drone Industry to Complement the Growth of Firefighting Drone Inspection Market”

Government agencies are the initial users of drones, who also open up the market for emergency service drones. The drone industry's commercial drone segment is the one that is expanding the quickest. For industrial and commercial applications, this area includes drone software, hardware, services, and accessories.

The top three commercial drone application areas are construction, building inspection, and agriculture. As a result, the revenue from drone industry is substantially influenced by these groups. The biggest buyers of drones and drone components will still be security and law enforcement organizations. More patent commercial drone technology is being developed due to technological advancements and government-funded research and development, which could speed up adoption in firefighting drone inspection market.

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What Do Firefighting Drone Inspection Service Provider Need to Watch Out for?

Drone Safety and Security Issues Can Hamper the Market Growth

Information security could be significantly and potentially jeopardized by drone use. Numerous drones lack wireless security protection, have serious design flaws, and lack video encoding software.

The possibility of technological issues is one type of threat. Application errors, such as lost connections between users' remote devices and drones, can result in technical issues with drones and cause them to crash or take off. Moreover, the drones can trespass into authorized areas such as military zones etc. which can hamper the privacy of the force. However, the geofencing are installed in the drones so that they cannot enter the restricted areas.

Another technical problem that limits drone flight time is its battery life. Battery life decreases, especially in cold areas, reducing flying time and raising the chance of malfunction. As a result, security concerns can prevent the market from growing.

Country-wise Insights

How Firefighting Drone Inspection Market Is Skyrocketing in United States?

A large investment is necessary to expand the drone market in the US. The US firefighting drone inspection market will therefore rule for the anticipated amount of time. The nation is highly advantageous operationally.

These regular technological advancements will improve the usability, operational efficiency and durability of the drones. It will assist producers of firefighting drone cameras in lowering the production cost of the drones and improving profit margins

Installation of the artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain technology in the software programming of firefighting drone, can increase the adoption of the technology. Therefore, the U.S. firefighting drone inspection market is expected to reach US$ 156.8 million by 2023 and market share of 87%.

Why is the China Firefighting Drone Inspection Market Expected to Be Highly Lucrative?

The drone market in China is expanding day by day. The nation is the second-largest drone market in the world, and in 2024, it's anticipated that it will surpass the market leader, the United States. The drone market in China is expected to be worth more than US$ 24.9 billion in 2025, but is highly challenging for the entrance of new players. The Shenzhen based company in China DJI accounts for 70% market share in global drone market followed by American Company Intel, Chinese company Yuneec.

Drones assist China's efforts to broaden automation across a variety of industries by significantly lowering resource and time consumption and raising production and efficiency. Due to its dense population, China in particular is adopting drones more and more to develop its next-generation logistics infrastructure. China firefighting drone inspection monitoring market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 70.6 million in 2023.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Service Type is Expected to Surge the Market?

Firefighters can instantly transmit high-definition video information from the foreground to central command due to drones. This makes it easier to coordinate efforts with first responders and other disaster response organizations. It is also possible to use the video and data obtained during emergency response occurrences as evidence, for after-action analysis, and to update training materials.

Therefore, the remotely piloted service will account for a market share of 64.4% by the end of 2023 and will value at US$ 1,112 million. The other two services optionally piloted and fully autonomous drone will account for the market share of 12.2% and 23.4% respectively by the end of 2023.

Which End Use Industry Will Imply the Highest Market Growth?

Fire departments will account for highest market share as the firefighting drones are highly used in this sector. COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the demand for unmanned aerial vehicles and reduce dependency on human as the drones can work much faster and more efficiently without mistakes.

Moreover, the government initiative for the optimum safety for firefighting employees have also paved the demand for firefighting drone inspection market. The technological advancement has made it easy to access the information of the affected area while sitting at one place and providing guidance. The fire department end user will account for 48.9% of market share and value may reach up to US$ 384 million by the end of 2023.

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent firefighting drone inspection service providers are Viper Drones, Volatus LATAM, Dexon Technology, Flytnow, Vimal Fire, Skydio, DSLR Pro, Elistair, Aerodyne Group, DC Geomatics and other leading players.

The market for firefighting systems is fragmented, with both major and minor market participants. Therefore, producers must distinguish their products by providing optimum services at affordable price points. In order to maintain market positions in this highly competitive environment, product prices may need to be reduced, which could negatively impact service providers' profit margins.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key service providers of firefighting drone inspection positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Firefighting Drone Inspection Industry Research

  • By Service Type :

    • Remotely Piloted
    • Optionally Piloted
    • Fully autonomous
  • By Drone Type :

    • Commercial
    • Military
  • By End User :

    • Fire Departments
    • Commercial Safety
    • Defense
    • Disaster Management
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the global firefighting drone inspection market size?

The global firefighting drone inspection market is currently valued at US$ 596.6 million in 2023.

Which firefighting drone inspection service type holds the highest market share?

Remotely piloted firefighting drone inspection services accounts for 64.4% share of the global market in 2023.

Which regional market accounts for a leading market share?

Europe leads the global firefighting drone inspection market accounting for 35.4% market share in 2023.

How is the market for firefighting drone inspection expected to fare in the future?

Worldwide demand for firefighting drone inspection is anticipated to reach US$ 2,892.6 million by 2033-end.

Firefighting Drone Inspection Market

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