Global Hexacopter Market Share Report by Types & Companies, 2024-2032
Global Hexacopter Market Size, Share Analysis Report, 2024-2032

Hexacopter Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product (Fixed-Wing, Hybrid, and Rotary Blade); By Application; By End-Use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Published Date:Jan-2024
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM3300
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Historical Data: 2019-2022

Report Outlook

The global hexacopter market size and share was valued at USD 6.15 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.4% during the forecast period. The increasing presence of easy-to-assemble assemblies with improved and higher payload capacity and a large range of applications in the defense and commercial sectors, as hexacopter drone rotors work independently and varying the speed of each rotor to obtain the necessary torque, are key factors propelling the growth of the global market at a significant pace.

Unmanned ariel vehicles (UAVs) such as multicopters have gained significant traction in both research fields and commercial use. Hexacopter is a specific mutlicopter type that’s becoming a common platform for UAVs. It is defined as a small remote-controlled aircraft that has six propellors on the top. Hexacopters have leg-like appendages at the bottom that allow them to land on the ground stably. The presence of six propellers makes hexacopters more powerful than quadracopters, which have four propellors on the top.

The hexacopter provides significant benefits due to the presence of six blades. Even if one of the propellors fails, the other five can keep the drone flying. Also, they can carry higher loads, reach higher altitudes, and travel faster than their four-propellor counterparts. Hexacopters find a wide variety of applications in several sectors. They’re used for mapping & surveying, filming & photography, surveillance & monitoring, inspection & maintenance, and precision agriculture in the military & government, commercial and consumer industries. The incorporation of several modern innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing that provide efficient data-driven decisions to clients is a primary factor propelling the hexacopter market forward.

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Moreover, the increasing focus on major players in the market on expanding their product portfolio and geographical presence, in order to meet the growing demand and need for these products globally, are further escalating the demand in the near future. For instance, in January 2023, DRONECO by TSAW, a drone-based logistics service announced their expansion plan by aiming to do 122 million deliveries in the coming five years across 488 cities, covering over 10,000 pin codes in India.

Furthermore, numerous technological advancements worldwide that are gaining significant popularity and traction, which incorporates various types of functions such as face recognition, biological detection, and fifth-generation network technology for providing suggestive action and identifying threats are likely to have a positive impact on the market over the coming years.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the growth of the hexacopter market. Due to the rapid increase in the deadly coronavirus across the globe, there has been a significant surge or growth in the usage of drone technology in several contexts, as drones were extremely beneficial in such conditions and scenarios for monitoring and surveillance. And, to speed up the transportation time and reduce infection risk, these drones were being widely used in the healthcare industry worldwide.

The market research report offers an in-depth analysis of the industry to support informed decision-making. It offers a meticulous breakdown of various market niches and keeps readers updated on the latest industry developments. Along with tracking the hexacopter market on the basis of SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models, the research report includes graphs, tables, charts, and other pictorial representations to help readers understand the key insights and important data easily. 

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The growing use of these types of drones across the globe by the film & entertainment industry to capture long shots with different positions along with the integration of drones in various applications provides a cost-efficient medium and minimizes the expenditure on aerial vehicles and also mitigates the risks associated with it, are among the major factors projected to boost the demand and growth of global hexacopter market over the anticipated period. Furthermore, various modern innovations including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing among others are being integrated with drones all over the world, as they provide real-time data and effective data-driven decisions for the clients of various industries by enabling high-speed capture, processing, and transfer, which in turn, expected to contribute significantly towards the market growth in the near future.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on product, application, end-user, and region.

By Product

By Application

By End-Use

By Region

  • Fixed-Wing
  • Hybrid
  • Rotary Blade
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Filming & Photography
  • Surveillance & Monitoring
  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Others
  • Military & Government
  • Commercial
  • Consumer
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Rotary blade segment accounted for the largest share in 2022

The rapid increase in the demand for rotary blade drones mainly for inspection activities due to their ability to hover and efficiently execute agile maneuvering while focusing on a particular target are the major factors propelling the demand and growth of the segment market. Moreover, these types of hexacopter drones have gained significant traction and are being adopted as an alternative for several types of business applications like surveillance, filmmaking, monitoring, and photography, which in turn, positively affect the segment growth.

The hybrid segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth during the anticipated period, which is mainly driven by the widespread adoption of these types of products as it helps in improving efficiency and power through integrating the batteries and fuel capabilities. Moreover, the growing popularity of these drones for flying longer periods with heavy payloads even in extreme and severe weather conditions further influences the growth of the segment market.

Precision agriculture segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period

The precision agriculture segment is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the anticipated period, which is highly attributable to growing aspects of adopting drones in the farm management and capabilities of drones to enable the farmers and agricultural employees to effectively collect farm data, automate several repetitive tasks, and enhance the productivity. This technology further helps farmers with a wide range of activities including field monitoring, agricultural plantation, crop analysis, and evaluation the health and growth.

The filming & photography segment led the industry and captured the largest market revenue share, on account of the continuous rise in the penetration for adoption of drones among photographers to obtain the competitive edge and gain traction as a necessary and important component of professional photography. In addition, the emerging trend of action films and web series especially among the young generation, that requires innovative technologies to shoot the scenes with different angles and positions, is also resulting in increased demand for the product across the segment market.

Military & government segment held a significant market share in 2022

The military & government segment held a significant market share and is expected to grow at a considerable growth rate over the coming years. The extensive usage of these drones for various purposes including reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeted assaults among others and the growth in the military expenditure in countries like the US, China, India, and France to automate several monitoring processes are the primary factors fueling the demand and growth of the segment market.  For instance, according to a report, the national defense total in the United States in the 2022 omnibus spending bill is amounted to USD 782 billion, a significant increase of 5.6% over the 2021 appropriations. US presidents signed of USD 29 billion spending increase in fiscal year 2022 national defense budget.

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North America region dominated the global market in 2022

North America held the largest market share. Region’s growth is largely attributed to the continuous advancements in drone technology and surging demand from various enterprises or organizations across numerous industries along with the increasing prevalence of several favorable government initiatives and efforts. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed several new regulations to create more consistent and coherent standards for safe and legal UAV operations in commercial spaces, which has positively impacted the growth of the regional market at a rapid pace.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to be the fastest emerging region during the forecast period, on account of the presence of a lucrative regulatory framework and various new start-ups coming with innovative solutions and introducing several new products in the market. Moreover, many governments in the region like the Government of India are highly focused on acquiring advanced technology to meet the emerging needs of the security and defense sector, thereby adoption of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is growing rapidly in the region and will help in stimulating the growth over the coming years.

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Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global hexacopter market include AutoCopter Corporation, BLUE BEAR, Challenger Aerospace & Defense, Elistair, Aurelia Technologies, Ascending Technologies, Acecore Technologies, ATYges Ingeniería, Vision Aerial, Yuneec Holding, Shenzhen Keweitai Enterprise, MikroKopter, AirRobot, Parrot Drones, Draganfly Innovations, and AeroVironment.

Recent Developments

  • In September 2022, Korea Army, introduced its new “UMAC Aim Rifle Drone”, which is armed with the SNT Motiv K2 5.56 mm assault rifle. The new Aim Rifle Drone has a maximum take-off weight of up to 43 kg inclusive of a 9.25 kg payload and the air vehicle electric propulsors are embedded with the 3 swappable 16,000 mAh Li-ion batteries.
  • In February 2021, Inspire Flight, partnered with Level Five Supplies to expand its distribution network in the European market. With this partnership, Level Five will be available in form of the IF1000 Hexacopter, IF1200 Hexacopter, & the IF750 Quadcopter by working with ground-breaking suppliers across the globe.

Hexacopter Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 7.15 billion

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 24.03 billion


16.4% from 2024–2032

Base year


Historical data


Forecast period


Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Product, By Application, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

AutoCopter Corporation, BLUE BEAR, Challenger Aerospace & Defense, Elistair, Aurelia Technologies, Ascending Technologies, Acecore Technologies, ATYges Ingeniería, Vision Aerial Inc., Yuneec Holding Ltd., Shenzhen Keweitai Enterprise Development Co. Ltd., MikroKopter, AirRobot, Parrot Drones SAS, Draganfly Innovations Inc., and AeroVironment Inc.

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The hexacopter market report covering key segments are product, application, end-use, and region.

Hexacopter Market Size Worth $24.03 Billion By 2032.

The global hexacopter market expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.3% during the forecast period.

North America is leading the global market.

key driving factors in hexacopter market are growing use of these types of drones across the globe by the film & entertainment industry.