Global UAV Payload and Subsystems Market - Analysis of Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 100 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • BAE Systems plc
  • Boeing
  • CACI International
  • Elbit Systems
  • General Dynamics
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The global UAV payload and subsystems market is expected to grow atregister a CAGR of 9.64%, to
reach USD 14.26 billion by the year 2023during the forecast period. UAVs are replacing regular
manned aircraft for certain missions and combat operations. Rising operational demands are
compelling manufacturers to push the boundaries on UAV capabilities, thereby, increasing the focus
on this market. The market demand would be significantly driven by increased UAV procurement
from several countries across the world. Several improvement in the areas of persistent surveillance
systems, electronic countermeasures, and improvement in communications, along with increase in
search and rescue operations with the help of UAVs would also help to create new opportunities for
UAV payloads. UAV payloads consists of sensors, communication systems, and electronics to
collect and manage the data generated. C4I has the highest market share of payload and
subsystems, and would continue to hold this position by the end of forecast period. However, the
market for electro optic payloads is expected to have the highest growth rate, due to high price of
optical fiber.

Market Dynamics

Improvements in technology have led to the rapid growth of UAVs market, driving the growth of UAV
payload subsystems. Increase in the demand for UAVs has brought about significant advancements
in processor technology which have enabled significant performance gains in ISR payloads. The
increase in capability improvements has also helped to bring about a standardized system-level
architecture which helps to reduce cost and complexity. The increase in UAV technologies has led to
an widespread increase in the demand of commercial UAVs, which are mainly being used for
surveying, scanning, aerial photography, 3D mapping, oil and & gas pipeline monitoring, wind turbine
blade inspection, real estate survey, and many other similar applications.

Though there are several technological advancements which are enhancing ISR technology and
onboard UAV platforms, the unmanned vehicles (UAVs) face significant challenges in terms of size,
weight, and power (SWaP). Thereby, the high-performance processing elements used in the modern
UAVs require hardware platforms, which can provide significant support to the additional size and
heat that these UAVs generate. 3U boards are comprehensively used in a number of UAVs. However,
these boards do not have the adequate space to perform the complex processing, the memory
arrays and all the other I/O and high-speed interfaces. Thereby, with the integration of advanced
packages in the board it generates significant amount of heat in the 3U boards and even leads to its

Key Developments in the Market
  • February 2018: Aircraft and undersea drone carrying submarines was likely to disrupt warfare
  • September 2017: Threod Systems Developed UAS and Subsystems for Tactical and Commercial Applications

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1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Executive Summary

2. Research Methodology
2.1 Study Deliverables
2.2 Study Assumptions
2.3 Research Phases

3. Market Insights
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Technology Trends
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of the Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of the Consumers3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increase in UAV Applications
4.1.2 A low-cost alternative to expensive weapons
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Functional and Design Challenges
4.2.2 Spectrum-management issues and SWaP challenges
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Increased Innovations on UAV Payload Technologies

5. UAV Payload And Subsystems Market, Segmented By Payload
5.1 C4I
5.2 Radar
5.3 Electronic warfare
5.4 Electro-optic
5.5 Sonar

6. UAV Payload And Subsystems Market, Segmented By Subsystems
6.1 GCS
6.2 Software
6.3 Data Links

7. UAV Payload And Subsystems Market, Segmented By Geography
7.1 North America
7.1.1 US
7.1.2 Canada
7.1.3 Mexico
7.1.4 Others
7.2 Europe
7.2.1 UK
7.2.2 Germany
7.2.3 Russia
7.2.4 France
7.2.5 Others
7.3 Asia-Pacific
7.3.1 China
7.3.2 India
7.3.3 Japan
7.3.4 Others
7.4 South America
7.4.1 Brazil
7.4.2 Argentina
7.4.3 Others
7.5 Middle East & Africa
7.5.1 Saudi Arabia
7.5.2 South Africa
7.5.3 Others

8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Market Share Analysis

9. Company Profiles
9.1 AeroVironment
9.2 Boeing
9.3 Elbit Systems
9.4 BAE Systems plc
9.5 Northrop Grumman
9.6 Harris Corporation
9.7 CACI International
9.8 Rheinmetall Defense
9.9 Thales Raytheon Systems
9.10 Lockheed Martin
9.11 Israel Aerospace Industries
9.12 General Dynamics

10. Future of the market
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  • AeroVironment
  • Boeing
  • Elbit Systems
  • BAE Systems plc
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Harris Corporation
  • CACI International
  • Rheinmetall Defense
  • Thales Raytheon Systems
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • General Dynamics
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