Global Fuel Cell UAV Market to Reach US$ 17.8 Billion by 2032, Propelled by Rising Need to Reduce Emissions

September 08, 2023 | Aerospace and Defense

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Fuel Cell UAV Market Report by Product Type (Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell), Type (Hybrid, Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), Weight (Less Than 50 Kg, More Than 50 Kg), Application (Commercial, Military), End User (Passenger UAV, Cargo UAV, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the global fuel cell UAV market size reached US$ 5.5 Billion in 2023. A fuel cell unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an innovative and advanced aerial platform powered by fuel cell technology. It is lightweight and does not produce noise while offering extended flight times, reduced environmental impact, and enhanced efficiency. It provides a reliable and sustainable solution for a range of aerial operations. As it enables longer mission durations and wider coverage areas for surveillance, the demand for fuel cell UAVs is rising across the globe.

Global Fuel Cell UAV Market Trends:

At present, the increasing focus on reducing environmental pollution around the world represents one of the major factors contributing to the market growth. Besides this, the growing demand for fuel cell UAVs in the military sector due to increasing incidences of cross-border terrorist activities worldwide is offering a positive market outlook. Apart from this, the rising need for more viable and cost-effective solutions for aerial missions is propelling the growth of the market. Moreover, the increasing adoption of fuel cell UAVs in the agriculture sector to detect signs of diseases and nutrient deficiencies in crops is bolstering the growth of the market. Furthermore, the rising demand for aerial solutions that prevent hazardous situations is strengthening the growth of the market. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 17.8 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 14.2% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the product type, the market has been segmented into hydrogen fuel cell, solid oxide fuel cell, and proton exchange membrane fuel cell. At present, hydrogen fuel cells dominate the market, accounting for the largest share.
  • On the basis of the type, the market has been divided into hybrid, fixed wing, and rotary wing. Presently, rotary wing holds the largest market share.
  • Based on the weight, the market has been bifurcated into less than 50 Kg and more than 50 Kg.
  • On the basis of application, the commercial exhibits a clear dominance in the market, followed by military.
  • Based on the end user, the market has been segregated into passenger UAV, cargo UAV, and others.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, North America enjoys the leading position in the market.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Doosan Corporation and ISS Aerospace.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Product Type
  • Type
  • Weight
  • Application
  • End User
  • Region
Product Types Covered Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
Types Covered Hybrid, Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing
 Weight Covered Less Than 50 Kg, More Than 50 Kg
Distribution Channels Covered Commercial, Military
End Users Covered Passenger UAV, Cargo UAV, Others
Regions Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Doosan Corporation, ISS Aerospace, etc.
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