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Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market (2021-2026) by Type, Technology, Payload Type, Application, Shape and Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis

  • ID: 5503468
  • Report
  • November 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 190 Pages
  • Infogence Global Research
until Jan 31st 2022


  • Atlas Elektronik GmbH
  • Bluefin Robotics
  • Deep Trekker Inc.
  • Fugro
  • Hydromea SA
  • Rovotics
The Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is estimated to be USD 1.57 Bn in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 3.71 Bn by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 18.75%.

Market Dynamics

The Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is expected to increase due to the high acceptance of AUVs for surveillance, ocean floor mapping, and inspection. Autonomous underwater vehicles can also be helpful to track illegal human and drug trafficking along with goods and materials smuggling. Moreover, these vehicles can also be used to investigate air crashes and ship wreckage. Factors such as rising demand in the defense sector, increasing use of AUVs for deep-sea field development and seabed mapping, increasing use in intelligence, surveillance, and coastal protection, and raising capital expenditure in the offshore industry are some of the driving factors of the market.

However, lack of high-level security and high cost of maintenance are some of the factors that may hinder the market growth.

Market Segmentation

The Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is segmented further by Type, Technology, Payload Type, Application, Shape & Geography.

By Type, the Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is classified into Shallow, Medium, and Large AUVs.

By Technology, the Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is classified into Collision Avoidance, Communication, Navigation, Propulsion, and Imaging.

By Payload Type, the Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is classified into Cameras, Sensors, Synthetic Aperture Sonars, Echo Sounders, Acoustic Doppler current profiles, and automatic target identification Systems, Warning Systems, Automatic Target Detection Systems, Stabilized Weapon Systems, and Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) Positioning Systems.

By Application, the Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is classified into Military Device, Oil & Gas, Environmental Protection Monitoring, Oceanography, Archaeology & Exploration, and Search & Salvage Operations.

By Shape, the Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market is classified into Torpedo, Laminar Body Flow, Streamline Rectangular Style, and Multi-Hull Vehicle.

By Geography, North America is projected to lead the market.

Recent Developments

1. Teledyne Marine Announces Sale of Two SeaRaptor 6,000m AUVs to Argeo - May 27, 2021
2. German Government Funds Autonomous Subsea Robotics System Development Project. - May 3, 2021

Company Profiles

Some of the companies covered in this report are Kongsberg Maritime, Teledyne Marine, Bluefin Robotics, ECA Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Boston Engineering Corporation, Boeing Company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., RTSYS, etc.

Competitive Quadrant

The report includes the Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and evaluate the position of companies based on their Industry Position score and Market Performance score. The tool uses various factors for categorizing the players into four categories. Some of these factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the last 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, growth in market share, etc.

Why buy this report?

  • The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market. The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.
  • The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.
  • The report includes an in-depth market analysis using Porter’s 5 force model and the Ansoff Matrix. The impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.
  • The report also includes the regulatory scenario in the industry, which will help you make a well-informed decision. The report discusses major regulatory bodies and major rules and regulations imposed on this sector across various geographies.
  • The report also contains the competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, the analyst’s Proprietary competitive positioning tool.

Report Highlights:

  • A complete analysis of the market, including parent industry
  • Important market dynamics and trends
  • Market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market based on value and volume
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market
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  • Atlas Elektronik GmbH
  • Bluefin Robotics
  • Deep Trekker Inc.
  • Fugro
  • Hydromea SA
  • Rovotics
1 Report Description
1.1 Study Objectives
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Currency
1.4 Years Considered
1.5 Language
1.6 Key Shareholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Process
2.2 Data Collection and Validation
2.2.1 Secondary Research
2.2.2 Primary Research
2.2.3 IGR Models
2.3 Market Size Estimation
2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
2.4 Assumptions of the Study
2.5 Limitations of the Study
3 Executive Summary
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Market Size and Segmentation
3.3 Market Outlook

4 Market Influencers
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Rising Demand in Defense Sector
4.1.2 Increasing Use of AUVs for Deep Sea Field Development and Seabed Mapping
4.1.3 Increasing Use in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Coastal Protection
4.1.4 Increasing Capital Expenditure in the Offshore Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Expensive & High Cost of Maintenance
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Rapid Technological Advancements in AUVs
4.3.2 Growing Adoption of Mobile Technology, Cloud Computing, and Web-Based Applications
4.4 Challenges
4.4.1 Rising Operational Issues
4.4.2 Lack of High-Levels Security

5 Market Analysis
5.1 Regulatory Scenario
5.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Ansoff Matrix Analysis

6 Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Shallow AUVs (up to 100 meters)
6.3 Medium AUVs (up to 1,000 meters)
6.4 Large AUVs (more than 1,000 meters)

7 Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market, By Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Collision Avoidance
7.2.1 Sonars
7.3 Communication
7.3.1 Acoustic Communication
7.3.2 Satellite Communication
7.4 Navigation
7.4.1 Compass-based Navigation Solutions
7.4.2 Inertial Navigation Systems
7.5 Propulsion
7.5.1 Fin Control Actuators
7.5.2 Propulsion Motors
7.5.3 Pump Motors
7.5.4 Linear Electromechanical Actuators
7.5.5 Battery Modules
7.6 Imaging
7.6.1 Side-scan sonar (SSS) Imagers
7.6.2 Multibeam Echo Sounders (MBES)
7.6.3 Sub-bottom Profilers (SBPS)
7.6.4 LED Lighting

8 Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market, By Payload Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Cameras
8.3 Sensors
8.4 Synthetic Aperture Sonars
8.5 Echo Sounders
8.6 Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers
8.7 Automatic Target Identification Systems
8.8 Warning Systems
8.9 Automatic Target Detection Systems
8.10 Stabilized Weapon Systems
8.11 Ultra-short Baseline (USBL) Positioning Systems

9 Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market, By Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Military & Defense
9.2.1 Border Security and Surveillance
9.2.2 Antisubmarine Warfare
9.2.3 Monitoring Smuggling of Illegal Goods
9.2.4 Environmental Assessment
9.2.5 Mine Countermeasures
9.3 Oil & Gas
9.3.1 Pipeline Surveys
9.3.2 Geophysical Surveys
9.3.3 Debris/Clearance Surveys
9.3.4 Baseline Environmental Assessments
9.4 Environmental Protection & Monitoring
9.4.1 Habitat Research
9.4.2 Water Sampling
9.4.3 Fishery Study
9.4.4 Emergency Response
9.5 Oceanography
9.6 Archaeology & Exploration
9.7 Search & Salvage Operations

10 Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market, By Shape
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Torpedo
10.3 Laminar Flow Body
10.4 Streamlined Rectangular Style
10.5 Multi-hull Vehicle

11 Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 South America
11.3.1 Brazil
11.3.2 Argentina
11.3.3 Chile
11.3.4 Colombia
11.4 Europe
11.4.1 UK
11.4.2 France
11.4.3 Germany
11.4.4 Italy
11.4.5 Spain
11.4.6 Netherlands
11.4.7 Sweden
11.4.8 Russia
11.4.9 Rest of Europe
11.5 Asia-Pacific
11.5.1 China
11.5.2 Japan
11.5.3 India
11.5.4 Indonesia
11.5.5 Malaysia
11.5.6 South Korea
11.5.7 Australia
11.5.8 Sri Lanka
11.5.9 Thailand
11.5.10 Rest of APAC
11.6 Middle-East and Africa
11.6.1 Qatar
11.6.2 Saudi Arabia
11.6.3 South Africa
11.6.4 United Arab Emirates

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 IGR Competitive Quadrant
12.2 Market Share Analysis
12.3 Strategic Initiatives
12.3.1 M&A and Investments
12.3.2 Partnerships and Collaborations
12.3.3 Product Developments and Improvements

13 Company Profiles
13.1 Kongsberg Maritime
13.2 Teledyne Marine
13.3 Bluefin Robotics
13.4 ECA Group
13.5 Saab AB
13.6 Lockheed Martin Corporation
13.7 Fugro
13.8 Atlas Elektronik GmbH
13.9 Boston Engineering Corporation
13.10 International Submarine Engineering Ltd.
13.11 Graal Tech S.r.l
13.12 Boeing Company
13.13 L3 Harris Technologies Inc.
13.14 Hydromea SA
13.15 BAE System PLC
13.16 Deep Trekker Inc.
13.17 General Dynamics Corporation
13.18 Rovotics
13.19 RTSYS

14 Appendix
14.1 Questionnaire
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  • Kongsberg Maritime
  • Teledyne Marine
  • Bluefin Robotics
  • ECA Group
  • Saab AB
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Fugro
  • Atlas Elektronik GmbH
  • Boston Engineering Corporation
  • International Submarine Engineering Ltd.
  • Graal Tech S.r.l
  • Boeing Company
  • L3 Harris Technologies Inc.
  • Hydromea SA
  • BAE System PLC
  • Deep Trekker Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Rovotics
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown