Unmanned Marine Vehicles (UMV) have been touted to be one of the prime technologies to be adopted owing to the vast amount of potential in commercial and military applications. Some of the applications for the use of marine systems include Mine Counter Measures, Fast Inshore Attack Craft for combat training, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Anti-Submarine Warfare etc. many other non-defense applications, such as Oil & Gas Exploration and Construction, Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Environmental Surveys, Oceanographic Data Collection. UMV’s have been growing in usage and the number of production units has also been increasing. Overall production rate of torpedoes has risen from 2722 units in 2015 to 3243 units in 2018, indicating the growth trend of UMV’s in the market
Growing Geoscience applications fuel growth of the market.
Unmanned Marine Vehicles have a large number of applications in marine geoscience, and have been increasingly used in the policy sectors, commercial, military, and scientific. The ability of vehicles such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) to operate independently makes them better suited to exploration of extreme environments from the world's deepest hydrothermal vents to polar ice sheets. AUVs have been deployed in a wide variety of marine geoscience studies, originally focused on seafloor mapping but more recently expanding into water column geochemical and oceanographic measurements. IFREMER L'Epaulard AUV is the first AUV, used in the early 1980s, specifically deployed for marine geoscience was used to map deep-sea manganese nodule fields.
Defense Industry is Expected to Be One of the Primary Recipients of the Technology
Many companies, such as ASV global have been designing Unmanned and Autonomous Marine systems for defense purposes. Halcyon unmanned surface vehicle has been built for Thales by ASV Global for Maritime Mine Counter Measures programme (MMCM). High utility for the existing systems have been found when integrated with each other. USVs and UUVs when integrated have high utility to be part of systems, such as Long-term Mine Reconnaissance System, Expendable Mobile Antisubmarine Warfare Training Target System, such as Mk 39. Various types of maritime vehicles have been growing, such as wave gliders, ocean gliders, Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV), Robotic Ocean Drones have been increasing in usage in the defense sector
Europe Expected to Witness a High Usage of Unmanned Marine Vehicles
United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) signed an agreement with ASV Global, which allows the company to utilize the advances Unmanned Surface Vehicle Capabilities. The Defense Science and Technology Laboratory has been working on an Advanced USV capability project which is further expected to grow the adoption of USVs in the defense sector, driving the development of autonomous navigation systems for USV’s to operate at a variety of speeds. Furthermore, the UK Ministry of Defense negotiated a deal wherein it is set to spend GBP 17 million on a fleet of sea drones on a contractual basis with French arms giant Thales. The development of drones will be carried out by the MoD’s French counterpart, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA). According to MoD the vehicles will be primarily used for mine clearance. This initiative aspires to increase two kinds of unmanned maritime vehicle: a submarine and a surface craft, which are expected to meet the operational criteria of both the nations namely France and England
Key Developments in the Market
- April 2018 - BAE systems opted for an investment of GBP10 million to upgrade its Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC) in Portsmouth, which could improve the vital support provided for the Royal Navy warships
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1.1 Key study deliverables
1.2 Market definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
2. Research methodology
3. Executive summary
4. Market insights
4.1 Market overview
4.2 Industry attractiveness- Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Threat of new entrants
4.2.2 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2.3 Bargaining power of consumers
4.2.4 Threat of substitute products
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Market drivers
5.1.1 Oceanic surveillance for defense purposes
5.2 Market Restraints
5.2.1 High Cost for the equipment
6. Technological Overview
7. Global Unmanned Marine Vehicles Market Segmentation
7.1 By Type
7.2 By Application
7.3 By Geography
7.3.1 North America
7.3.3 Asia Pacific
7.3.4 Latin America
7.3.5 Middle East and Africa
8. Key Vendor Profiles
8.1 General Dynamics
8.2 Atlas Elektronik
8.3 Sea Robotics Inc.
8.4 Liquid Robotics
8.5 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
8.6 BAE systems
8.7 Ocean Aero Inc.
8.8 Pelorus Naval Systems
8.9 Kongsberg Gruppen
8.10 ECA Group
8.11 Textron Inc.
8.12 Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
8.13 MAP Marine Technologies
8.14 ASV global
9. Investment analysis
9.1 Recent mergers and acquisitions
9.2 Investment scenario and opportunities
10. Future of Unmanned Marine Vehicles Market
- General Dynamics
- Atlas Elektronik
- Sea Robotics Inc.
- Liquid Robotics
- Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
- BAE systems
- Ocean Aero Inc.
- Pelorus Naval Systems
- Kongsberg Gruppen
- ECA Group
- Textron Inc.
- Teledyne Technologies Inc.
- MAP Marine Technologies
- ASV global