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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

124 Industry Lane
Hunt Valley, MD 21030-0126

An operating unit of Textron Systems Corp.,AAIdesigns, produces and supports unmanned aircraft systems, including the Shadow tactical UAS and the Aerosonde small UAS.

181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, CA 91016

AeroVironment develops UAVs for a wide range of applications, including unmanned aircraft for communications, reconnaissance and research, as well as high-altitude unmanned solar-electric airplanes.


Airborne Autonomous Systems
517 Crow Ave.
Weatherford, TX 76085

Airborne Autonomous Systems’ primary focus is the civil and commercial UAV market with a proprietary aircraft (HOVTOL). The company expects to make manned versions in addition to UAVs.


Aurora Flight Sciences
9950 Wakeman Drive
Manassas, VA 20110

Aurora Flight Sciences develops robotic aircraft, rapid prototyping of UAVs, composite and metal manufacturing, fault-tolerant software and UAV flight services.


BAE Systems
1601 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850-3173

BAE Systems, through its Taranis, MANTIS and Herti programs, is well positioned to be a leading player in the UAV market. Additionally, in 2009 BAE Systems acquired Tucson, Ariz.-based Advanced Ceramics Research, which designs, develops and manufactures small UAVs for defense and scientific applications, including the Silver Fox, Manta and Coyote.


BAI Aerosystems
9040 Glebe Park Drive
Easton, MD 21601

BAI Aerosystems is a full-service UAV manufacturer that offers a complete family of aircraft (ranging from back-packable electric to ultra-light in class); digital flight controllers (autopilots); datalinks (command/control, video/telemetry); EO/IR/ChemBio/Radar/Psyops payloads; and many support equipment items, including pneumatic launchers and starters. The company has produced more than 1,000 small UAVs, mostly for the U.S. Department of Defense.


PO Box 2515
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Boeing produces UAVs through its Phantom Works division, as well as Insitu (, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that has been a pioneer and leading provider of small, tactical UAVs since 1994.


Brock Technologies
3774 E. 43rd Place
Tucson, AZ 85713

Brock Technologies offers a broad range of innovations for the unmanned systems market, including aerial and ground systems, sensors, custom composites, field support equipment and software.

Draganfly Innovations
2108 St. George Ave.
Saskatoon, SK S7M0K7
306-955-9907 (800-979-9794)

Draganfly Innovations designs and manufactures small UAVs, including the Draganflyer X6, aGPS-guided, high-definition, aerial video and digital photography platform. There’s an X6 package for photographers, video production, police, military and education use.


DRSUnmanned Technologies
7600 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

DRSdevelops close-range, low-weight, low-noise, medium-duration UAVs that support military special operations missions. Applications for these products include tactical short-range surveillance; radio relay; and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.DRSUnmanned Technologies was formerly the U.S.-based UAV business of Meggitt Defense Systems.


Ottergemsesteenweg 439/11
9000 Gent
+32 9 335 05 15

Gatewing is a Belgium-based Trimble company and one of the leaders in the design and manufacturing of UASs for rapid terrain mapping. Based on the revolutionary X100 lightweight unmanned aircraft, Gatewing built a high-tech terrain mapping solution that allows mapping and surveying professionals to create orthophotos and digital surface models fast and with survey accuracy.


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
14200 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading manufacturer of UAS and tactical reconnaissance radars. The company’s Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable UAS and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The Reconnaissance Systems Group designs, manufactures and integrates the Lynx SAR/GMTI radar onto manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as the integrated Magnum (Raptor View) high-resolution EO/IR sensor package.


Global Marketing Insights
6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 206
Cleveland, OH 44131

Since 1997, Global Marketing Insights (GMI), a woman-owned firm, has provided Geospatial Business Intelligence Experts™ for a wide range of aerospace, geospatial and remote sensing strategic business planning, sales and marketing implementation services and highly customized market research services. These services include developing targeted product/service market studies and competitive market research for government agencies and private-sector firms whose goal is to increase their market share. As authors of the USGS and NOAA 2005-2020 International Remote Sensing Studies for Asia, Africa, North America and Europe (with South America in progress), GMI possesses the world’s largest database of remote sensing research (available in online interactive maps) and social and cultural trend information by country.



Marcus UAV Systems
PO Box 98
Mauk, GA 31058

Marcus UAV Systems manufactures low-cost UAV systems for the private sector, offering video and sound on demand. The systems are an alternative to flying traditional aircraft for surveillance, aerial photography, exploration, disaster recovery and other uses.


Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology
3 Iber Road
Ottawa, ON K2S 1E6

Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology produces the SnowGoose UAV, an aerial cargo delivery UAV with up to 575 pounds of autonomous cargo delivery. The SnowGoose offers safe, accurate delivery of critical supplies and aerial services to support search and rescue, humanitarian relief and military operations in hostile environments. The company also producesGPS-guided parachute delivery systems used by various national military organizations.


2551 Casey Ave., Suite B
Mountain View, CA 94043

MLBCompany manufactures small, low-cost UAVs. The company offers complete turnkey systems, UAV flight services, instruction and custom UAVs.


Proxy Aviation Systems
12850 Middlebrook Road, Suite 250
Germantown, MD 20874

Proxy Aviation Systems develops advanced UASs for use by the U.S. military, the Department of Homeland Security, and in emerging civil and international applications. The company offers two UAV platforms: the SkyWatcher and the SkyRaider heavy payload UAV. The aircraft operate concurrently in flight, with as many as 12 air vehicles, to achieve Group Tactical Goals under the SkyForce Distributed Management System.


459 Jessen Lane, Suite C
Charleston, SC 29492-7979

Rotomotion designs, manufactures and operates helicopter robots and aerial robotic systems designed to be affordable aerial platforms for small cameras and other sensor payloads for aerial photography, surveillance and research.