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.
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.
AAI Corporation – Makes the RQ-7B shadow and associated UAVs
Prioria – Mini/Micro UAS manufacturer. First model is called Maveric.
Aerosight Innovations – Civilian UAV and FPV
Insitu – Boeing subsidiary. Makers of the ScanEagle, Integrator and other UAS systems
RP Flight Systems – Make the Spectra series of UAS flying wings.
Vanguard Defense Industries – Makes the ShadowHawk. Used by many police departments
Boeing – Needs no introduction. Also works on several defense contracts.
Hobby UAV – Recently successful Kickstarter campaign launched the TechPod.
Aurora Flight Sciences – Maker of the Skate, a VTOL UAV.
Gatewing – Makes the X100, specifically designed for mapping and imaging
Aeryon Systems – Manufacturer of small multirotor UAVs
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.
DJI Innovations – Makes hobby, aerial photography and high end quadcopter platforms
UAV Factory – Makes the Penguin B, which claims a 54.5 hour endurance.
Droidworx Limited – Makes several multirotor platforms perfect for aerial photography
Photo Higher – Another competing UAS manufacturer focusing on the aerial photography market
CATUAV – Full UAV/UAS services company.
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.