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Drone Service Providers Ranking 2023 | Report

Get insights on remote sensing and delivery drone service companies

  • Rankings split into: remote sensing and drone delivery service providers
  • Aerodyne and Terra Drone keep the top spots as remote sensing providers; Zipline continues to lead delivery drone services, followed by Wing
  • Top 20 ranking in remote sensing featuring companies from the US, India, Norway, Malaysia, Japan, France, UK, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia.
  • New entries into top 20 drone delivery coming from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, UK, and the US.

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  • Full 47-page report of global commercial drone service providers ranking.
  • Top 20 ranking for remote sensing companies and Top 20 for delivery drone companies
  • Profiles: Top 10 drone service providers for remote sensing and drone delivery.
  • Assessment of almost 800 global drone service companies that offer drone-enabled services to other companies.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Database of 750+ drone service companies from all over the world with details of their products, business, forecasts and more.

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Note: DSPs are companies that offer drone services as a core business to third parties. Companies that use drones for business internal purposes to offer their actual service (e.g. road construction, parcel delivery or perimeter control) are not included.


This DRONEII report provides the most comprehensive outline and analysis of commercial drone service providers. The Drone Service Providers Ranking 2022 is based on months of monitoring, research and analysis by our team. Moreover, the DRONEII ranking model was built based on years of experience in the commercial drone industry and an intimate understanding of the drone market. This model is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) but especially-tailored to fit the drone industry in order to provide the best understanding of it.

DRONEII’s Drone Service Providers Ranking Model is based on a unique approach which (among other parameters) takes into account market shares, market activity and public attention to competitively compare drone service providers. As a result of this model, the rankings in this report are both comprehensive and reliable. They are a product of both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, and a look beyond the hype that drones have experienced over the years. As the drone industry has evolved, so has our market model.

The 47-page report contains the two Drone Service Providers rankings: Top 20 ranking for delivery drone and Top 20 ranking for remote sensing of drone service providers in the world. The rankings are summed up and analyzed, and followed by company profiles of the Top 10 commercial drone service providers per category. The company profiles outline company partnerships, products, and activities. Finally, this report also includes a .xlsx file with company information almost 800 drone service providers. This file includes the raw data that is combined with our market model in order to derive the rankings.



2.1 Research Methodology
2.2 Scope Definition & Research Design
2.3 Report Creation

3.1 Drones: What Are They and What Can They Do?
3.2 Drone Configurations
3.3 Major Segments of the Drone Ecosystems
3.4 Drone Application Categories and Methods
3.5 Drone Industry Verticals and Use Case
3.6 Drone Market Observations


4.1 Remote Sensing Drone Service Providers
4.1.1 Top 20 Ranking
4.1.2 Top 10 Company Profiles
4.2 Delivery Drone Service Providers
4.2.1 Top 20 Ranking
4.2.2 Top 10 Company Profiles



Chart 1: Drone technology stack

Chart 2: Drone configurations/designs

Chart 3: Drone hardware

Chart 4: Drone software

Chart 5: Drone services

Chart 6: Commercial drone market segmentation

Chart 7: Drone application methods



Table 1: Commercial drone use cases across industries

Table 2: Top 20 Remote Sensing Drone Service Providers

Table 3: Top 20 Delivery Drone Service Providers

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Drone Service Providers Ranking different from other reports?

Unlike other reports, our Drone Service Providers Ranking provides a brief and straightforward ranking of the top service providers in two categories: remote-sensing and delivery drone. There is less macroeconomic data and statistics and more focus on particular companies and their services. In addition, the report dives into company profiles with estimated employees, revenue, funding and a brief descriptions as well as the main industries that they operate in.

What are Remote Sensing Drone Service Providers?

Remote Sensing Drone Service Providers are companies which use drones to acquire information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. Typical outcomes are e.g aerial images, orthophotos, point-clouds, live-views, thermal imagery or hyperspectral imagery.

What are Delivery Drone Service Providers?

Delivery Drone Service Provides are companies which use drones to dispatch objects. There are four types of goods that commercial drones can currently deliver – food, medical goods, retail goods and industrial materials. Each of these has very different technical, social acceptance and legislative hurdles to overcome in order for drone deliveries to become common.

Why do you differentiate the rankings between the two?

In the simplest of terms: these two categories offer services that do not compete with each other. They are active in different fields where remote-sensing companies might inspect oil rigs, powerlines, or a number of other structures (in a dozen industries) while delivery drone companies exclusively carry out deliveries regardless of the type of cargo or industry.


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