The Big UAV/UAS Manufacturer List

There are hundreds, if not thousands of Drone manufacturers around the world, with new ventures springing up every day. This page attempts to chronicle as many of them as possible by geographic area. If you know of a company making drones, UAVs or UAS contact us and we can update the list.

United States

California

3D Robotics – The for profit arm of DIY Drones. Leader in supporting the maker/DIY movement.

General Atomics – Manufactures the Predator A, B (MQ – 9 Reaper) and C (Avenger), and several other famous UAV systems

Northrup Grumman – Another heavy hitter, makes the Global Hawk and several other UAS.

Maryland

AAI Corporation – Makes the RQ-7B shadow and associated UAVs

Florida

Prioria – Mini/Micro UAS manufacturer. First model is called Maveric.

Oregon

Aerosight Innovations – Civilian UAV and FPV

Insitu – Boeing subsidiary. Makers of the ScanEagle, Integrator and other UAS systems

Texas

RP Flight Systems – Make the Spectra series of UAS flying wings.

Vanguard Defense Industries – Makes the ShadowHawk. Used by many police departments

Washington

Boeing – Needs no introduction. Also works on several defense contracts.

Hobby UAV – Recently successful Kickstarter campaign launched the TechPod.

Virginia

Aurora Flight Sciences – Maker of the Skate, a VTOL UAV.

Belgium

Gatewing – Makes the X100, specifically designed for mapping and imaging

Canada

Aeryon Systems – Manufacturer of small multirotor UAVs

France

Novadem – Designs and manufactures small UAV platforms for civilian and military markets.

Parrot – Makes a very popular starter drone controlled by mobile devices over wifi.

Hong Kong

DJI Innovations – Makes hobby, aerial photography and high end quadcopter platforms

Latvia

UAV Factory – Makes the Penguin B, which claims a 54.5 hour endurance.

New Zealand

Droidworx Limited – Makes several multirotor platforms perfect for aerial photography

Photo Higher – Another competing UAS manufacturer focusing on the aerial photography market

Spain

CATUAV – Full UAV/UAS services company.

Switzerland

senseFly – Makes the eBee small UAV.

Skybotix – Operates in the Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) category including the Flybox and CoaX.

Team BlackSheep – Started selling their famous Zephyr wing and quadcopter after establishing a huge following on YouTube.

  • Aerosight

    At Aerosight UAV / FPV we maintain a vast network of specialists worldwide. We are always here for advice and referrals and encourage everyone to think outside the box!!

  • http://twitter.com/Aquilagrande Knut Holt

    Those things hold for all countries, and the drones have been there a long time allready. Most UFO reports are actually reports of drones. By monitoring UFO reports year by year you can actually monitor the change and development of drone technology and useage.
    But now drones have become so cheap that any type of authority begins to use them to spy on people, and especially are there plans of monitoring children and their families by means of drones, by child protective agencies, the school system and health authorities.
    The logical consequence of all this is of cource an absolute mistrust in any type of authority, and the need to conseal absolutely everythung about one’s personal life to any type of authority. Because if you reveal anything “abnormal” or “not politicallly corect” you will probably be set on surveillance.

  • http://twitter.com/Aquilagrande Knut Holt

    If you study UFO reports, you will find out that people increasingly see small flying objects of various shape, sometimes emitting bright light, but usually only during nighttime. These objects are not alien spacecrafts, but usually drones doing several kind of surveillance work in the district you live.

    • lisaleaks

      I’ve seen them at night and during the day.
      Surprisingly, the modern military drone can be traced back to the early 20th century. ­In the­ 1930s, the British Royal Navy developed the ‘Queen Bee,’ a rudimentary radio-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was
      used for aerial target practice for British pilots. The Queen Bee could
      fly as fast as 100 mph; I think the top speed for your average modern day
      Predator is 135 mph.

      There is even a historical blueprint for modern-day UAVs from
      the American Civil War, in which both the North and South floated
      balloons packed with explosives and time-sensitive triggers. The idea was for the balloons to drop into enemy depots and blow up enemy supplies and ammo.

  • Mike Leasure

    AGX agricultural UAV’s – Brazil

  • Opinion420

    When I get land, I’m going to install an anti-aircraft installation and shoot down drones-claiming they’re infringing upon my airspace. xD

  • rosemariejackowski

    USA just killed 20 more civilians with a drone. Drones = just another toy for war criminals.