Germany-based research firm Drone Industry Insights (Droneii) has released its annual flagship report, ranking the companies that manufacture drones. The research team assessed around 500 global companies whose core business is to build drones, and concluded that the top drone manufacturers in the world are based in either China or the US. Here are the best drone companies of 2022, as per DII’s report…

Best drone makers of 2022

  1. DJI
  2. Parrot
  3. Skydio
  4. XAG
  5. JOUAV

DJI continues to be the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones despite courting several controversies in the US this year. Based on Droneii’s company ranking model, the Chinese drone maker enjoys an extremely comfortable gap of 78 points against the second-place French company Parrot.

Don’t confuse this internal ranking model with market share in the infographic below!

The race gets pretty tight once you take DJI out of the picture. There are only six points separating…