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DoD Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

  • Published: February 2012
  • 111 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan

UAS Procurement Tops the Air Force’s Spending List due to Continuing Combat Operations and Irregular Warfare

Companies that Offer SWaP-efficient and UASs and Affordable Systems to Fly High

The UAS market accounted for $5.25 billion of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) budget in 2010, with the Air Force emerging the highest spender among all military services. Most of the $2.42 billion the Air Force has earmarked for UAS spending in 2012 is for the procurement of the MQ-9 Predator. According to the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), U.S. forces will need to continue improving intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and defenses to counter non-state actors that have access to advanced technologies and sophisticated information operations. UASs will be central to this effort.

“Current ground wars and nation-building activities in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen, drive the need for UAS resources and their diverse mission capabilities,” says the analyst of this research. “Even the current Iraq troop withdrawal may not significantly reduce the UAS requirement as military and READ MORE >

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Overview

3. External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints—Total DoD UAS Market

4. Forecasts and Trends—Total DoD UAS Market

5. Market Share and Competitive Analysis—Total DoD UAS Market

6. CEO’s 360 Degree Perspective

7. Group 5/HALE Segment Breakdown

8. Group 4/MALE Segment Breakdown

9. Group 3/Tactical Segment Breakdown

10. Group 2/SUAS Segment Breakdown

11. Group 1/MUAS Segment Breakdown

12. UAS Sensors and Subsystems Segment Breakdown

13. UAS Services Segment Breakdown

14. The Last Word

15. Appendix

16. Supporting Information

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