Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) And Systems - Global Strategic Business Report

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AAI Corporation (US)
  • AeroVironment, Inc. (US)
  • BAE Systems Plc (UK)
  • Bell Helicopters (US)
  • CybAero AB (Sweden)
  • Honeywell Aerospace (US)
  • MORE
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Systems in US$ Millions. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. The report profiles 109 companies including many key and niche players such as AAI Corporation, Aerosonde Pty Ltd., Bell Helicopters, Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd., AeroVironment, Inc., Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A., Aurora Flight Sciences, BAE Systems Plc, CybAero AB, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV, Elbit Systems Ltd., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell Aerospace, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ Group Plc, Raytheon Company, Redtide Defense Group, Sagem Défense Sécurité, Science Applications International Corporation, Thales SA, The Boeing Company, and V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AAI Corporation (US)
  • AeroVironment, Inc. (US)
  • BAE Systems Plc (UK)
  • Bell Helicopters (US)
  • CybAero AB (Sweden)
  • Honeywell Aerospace (US)
  • MORE
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) AND SYSTEMS

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1
¬¬ Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
Disclaimers 2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4
A Prelude 4
Unrestrained Growth in UAS Market 4
US Enjoys Undisputed Dominance in World UAV Market 5
Table 1: US Civil Aerospace Products Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Product Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 6
International Terrorism - A Crucial Mission for DoD 6
UAV Ground Operator Equipment - An Overview 7
Defense Procurement Programs 7
Growth Prospects Tied to Defense and Military Spending 7
Outlook 8
Noteworthy Market Trends & Issues 8
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - New Programs Perk Up 8
Growth Prospects of Civil UAS System 9
Increasing Safety-Awareness Boosts Flight Simulation Market 9
Joint Design Manufacturing Gaining Ground 9
Commercialization of High-Resolution Imagery: Still in its
Infancy 9
High-Speed Data Link Communications Systems to Spell Doom
for Radars 10
LiDAR Technology Gaining Wide Acceptance Globally 10

3. LEADING PLAYERS 11
Global Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Top Companies, Their
UAV Offerings, and First Flight 11
Global Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Top Companies and
Their Public UAV Offerings 12
Global Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Top Companies and
Their Foreign and/or Private UAV Offerings 12
Global Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Type of Small UAV
Offerings by Company and Their Key Customers 13
Global Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Type of Micro UAV
Offerings by Company and Their Key Customers 14

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 15
Definition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) 15
History of UAV 15
Degree of Autonomy 16
Functions of UAVs 17
Remote Sensing 17
Transport 18
Scientific Research 18
Precision Strikes 18
Search and Rescue 18
Types of UAVs 18
Tactical UAVs (TUAVs) 19
Hunter/ Joint Tactical UAV 19
Endurance UAVs (EUAVs) 19
Types of EUAVS 19
Medium Altitude Endurance UAV (Predator) 19
High Altitude Endurance UAV (Global Hawk) 19
Micro UAVs (MUAVs) 20
Small UAVs (SUAVs) 20
Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) 20
Table 2: Various Categories of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAVs) 20
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) by Company and Country 21
Table 3: Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market: Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production by Category - Mini-UAVs,
Tactical UAVs, MALE UAVs, Civil UAVs, and Other UAVs for
Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 23

Table 4: Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market: Select UAVs
and Their Respective Capabilities 24
US Military UAV Classification 24
US Marine Corps Tiers 25
Tier N/A 25
Tier I 25
Tier II 25
Tier III 25
US Air Force Tiers 25
Tier N/A 25
Tier I 25
Tier II 25
Tier II+ 25
Tier I 25
US Army Tiers 25
Tier I 25
Tier II 25
Tier III 25
US Army FCS (Future Combat Systems) Classes 26
Classification of UAVs - By Application Type 26
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) UAVs 26
Logistics UAVs 26
Target and Decoy UAVs 26
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) 26
UCAV Mission Management and Control Functions 27
Classification of UCAV Systems 27
Armed ISR UCAVs 27
Large, Advanced, & Stealthy UCAVs 28
Small, Agile, & Expendable UCAVs 28
Other Categories of UCAV 28
Disposable UCAVs 28
Retrievable UCAVs 28
Advantages 29
Cost per Target Killed 29
Design Advantage 29
Operational Advantage 29
UCAV Challenges 30
Likely Contributions for an Aerial Campaign 30
Research and Development UAVs 31
Commercial and Civil UAVs 31
Applications of UAVs 31
Military Applications 31
Civil Applications 32
Commercial Applications 32
Scientific Applications 32
Security Linked Applications 33
Advantages of UAVs 33
Limitations of UAVs 34
Summary of UAV Programs 34
United States Air Force 34
Predator (RQ-1) 34
Predator B 35
Global Hawk 35
Army 35
Shadow 35
Hunter 35
Navy/Marine Corps 35
Pioneer (RQ2) 35
Firescout 35
Dragon Drone 35
Dragon Eye 35
Joint - The Tactical Control System (TCS) 35
Other Initiatives 36
Centers of Excellence/Laboratories 36
Joint Operational Test Bed System (JOTBS) 36
Challenges 36
Operational Issues 36
Multiple UAV Deployment 36
Roles Beyond ISR 37
National Airspace Procedures 37
Operator Qualification, Training, and Proficiency 37
Command and Control 37
Dynamic Tasking/Retasking 37
Cultural Issues 37
Integration of Manned and Unmanned Aviation 37
Attritability vs. Expendability vs. Affordability 37
Joint Requirements 38
Degree of Autonomy 38
Non-Systems Approach to UAVs 38
Continued Growth of UAV Advantages 38

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 39
TiaLinx Unveils Phoenix40-A Mini-UAV System 39
Swallow Systems Launches Skimmer UAV 39
Avibras to Flight-Test Falcao Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 40
Azad Systems Begins Production of Orbiter and Aerostar
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 40
Universiti Sains Malaysia Launches UAV Greeentech 2010 40
Denel Develops Seeker II Tactical Robotic Reconnaissance Plane 40
BAE Systems Develops New UAV Technology 41
IAI's Division Unveils Latest Bird Eye 600 Mini UAV System 41
BAE Systems Develops New Launch Device for Small UAVs 42

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 43
Cassidian Inks Cooperation Protocol with Turkish Aerospace
Industries 43
Synergy Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries Ink
Cooperation Agreement 43
IESES Collaborates with Redtide Defense Group 43
Royal Australian Air Force Acquires Heron UAV 44
ENIKS Delivers Elektron-3 Drones Batch to RF Ministry of Defense 44
Brazil Secures UAVs from Israel Aerospace Industries 44
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to Supply Advanced Light
Helicopters 44
Pakistan Navy to Acquire Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and
Airborne Early Warning Aircrafts 44
Zala Aero to Supply Russian UAVs to Turkmen Ministry 45
The Boeing Company Takes Over Insitu 45
Rockwell Acquires Athena Technologies 45
PAI Acquires New UAV Production Plant 45
BAE Systems Acquires MTC Technologies 46
V-TOL Aerospace Acquires First BAT UAV System 46
Honeywell Receives FAA Experimental Airworthiness
Certification for its gMAV UAS 46
AeroVironment's BATMAV Receives Milestone C Approval for Full
Rate Production 46
AeroVironment Receives UAS Contract from Netherlands Ministry
of Defense 47
Cobham and General Atomics Enters into Agreement to Offer UAS
Support to UK MoD 47
General Atomics Signs Agreement with SENER on Predator® UAS
series 47
AeroVironment Receives New Contract from US Special Operations
Command 48
Northrop Grumman Enters into New UAV Contract with US Army 48
Russian Defense Ministry to Deploy New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 48
DRS Technologies and Finmeccanica Sign Merger Agreement 48
AAI Enters into Agreement with ADS to Market Orbiter Mini-UAV 48
Elbit Systems Bags Supply Contract for Hermes 450 UAV Systems 49
QinetiQ Records First Unmanned Flight for Monitoring
Agricultural Crop in the UK 49
AAI Receives UAV System Contract from US Army 50
ADF Places an Order with XTEK for UAV and Equipment 50
Army Armaments Receives Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Contract from
US Army 50
CHARZ and Wojskowe to Form Joint Venture 50
Defense Ministry Orders Advanced Tipchak UAV from Vega 50
EADS D&S to Enter into UAV Supply Agreement 50
Elbit Receives New UAV Supply Contract 50
General Atomics and US Air Force Sign Contract 51
Raytheon Wins UAV Contract from US Air Force 51
Rockwell Receives Contract from Air Force 51
Aeronautics Receives Aerostar TUAV Systems Supply Contract
from CIS Member 51
Boeing Forges Partnership with QinetiQ 51
Boeing, Insitu, ImSAR Demonstrate SAR Data's Instant Processing 52
IAI Delivers Heron UAV System to Canadian Air Force 52
Northrop Grumman Wins Air Force Contract 52
US Air Force Selects Aurora for SBIR Phase II MAV Guidance
System 52
Aurora Receives New Contract to Develop UAV 53
Northrop Grumman Secures US Army Order for 10 STARLite Radars 53
iRobot Receives Six US Army SBIR Grants 53
Honeywell Enters into Agreement with Thales 54
Honeywell Bags Order for 90 T-Hawk™ Systems 54
Elbit Systems Bags Australian Army Order for Additional
Skylark® I UAV Systems 55
BAE Systems Begins Assembly of Taranis UCAV 55
AeroVironment Secures US Army Contract for RQ-11B Raven Systems 55
AeroVironment Secures USSOCOM Contract for Puma AE UAS 56
AeroVironment Receives DARPA Funding for SP2S UAS 56
AAI Secures US Army Contract for More Shadow TUAS 56
AAI Secures TADSS Contract from US Army 57
Textron's AAI Announces Success of One System® Ground Control
Station 57

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 58
AAI Corporation (US) 58
Aerosonde Pty Ltd. (Australia) 58
Bell Helicopters (US) 58
Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel) 59
AeroVironment, Inc. (US) 59
AeroVironment's Small UAS Products 59
Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A. (Italy) 59
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation (US) 60
BAE Systems Plc (UK) 60
CybAero AB (Sweden) 60
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV (The
Netherlands) 61
Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel) 61
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (US) 62
Honeywell Aerospace (US) 62
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel) 62
Northrop Grumman Corporation (US) 63
QinetiQ Group Plc (UK) 63
Raytheon Company (US) 63
Redtide Defense Group (US) 64
Sagem Défense Sécurité (France) 64
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (US) 64
Thales SA (France) 64
The Boeing Company (US) 65
V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited (Australia) 65

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 66
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 6: World Historic Review for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAV) & Systems by Geographic Region - USA, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 67

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Geographic Region/Country - US,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for R&D
Spending on UAVs by Geographic Region/Country - US, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 69

Table 9: World Historic Review for R&D Spending on UAVs by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$ Million
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 70

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for R&D Spending on UAVs
by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
Expenditure Value for US, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003,
2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Procurement Spending on UAVs by Geographic Region/Country -
US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 12: World Historic Review for Procurement Spending on
UAVs by Geographic Region/Country - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$ Million
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 73

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Procurement Spending
on UAVs by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Expenditure Value for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003,
2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

9. THE UNITED STATES 75
A.Market Analysis 75
Current and Future Analysis 75
Overview 75
Civil UAS Access to the NAS May Take Place in 2020 75
Search, Detection, and Navigation Instruments to Witness
Growth 76
Department of Defense (DoD): A Major Consumer 76
Table 14: US DOD Aviation Budget Request for 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77
UAS Funding Face Uncertain Outlook 77
UAVs Gaining Prominence in the US Military 78
Military ISR UAS Market 78
An Insight into the Commercial UAS Market in the US 78
Opportunities and Challenges for Unmanned Aerial Systems 79
Key Statistics 80
Table 15: US Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Percentage
Breakdown of DoD Spending by US Air Force, US Army, and US
Navy for Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 80
Federal Non-DoD 81
Table 16: US Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Percentage
Breakdown of Federal Non-DoD Spending by End-Use Segment -
CBP, USSOCOM, NASA, DARPA, USCG, and Others for Years
2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81
US Air Force 82
Table 17: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Air Force on UAS by
Category - RDT&E, Procurement, and O&M for Years 2009,
2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 18: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Air Force on RQ-4
Global Hawk System by Category - Procurement, RDT&E, and
O& M for Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 19: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Air Force on MQ-1
Predator by Category - Procurement, O&M, and RDT&E for
Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 83

Table 20: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Air Force & CBP on
MQ-9 Reaper by Category - Procurement, O&M, and RDT&E for
Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 84
US Army 85
Table 21: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Army on UAS by
Category - RDT&E, Procurement, and O&M for Yeasrs 2009,
2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 22: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Army on MQ-1C Sky
Warrior by Category - Procurement, O&M, and RDT&E for
Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 86

Table 23: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Army on RQ-7 Shadow
200 by Category - Procurement, O&M, and RDT&E for Years
2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

Table 24: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Army/ USSOCOM/ US
Marine Corps/ US Air Force on RQ-11 Raven by Category -
Procurement, and O&M for Years 2009, 2012, and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87

Table 25: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Army/ US Navy/DARPA
on Micro Aerial Vehicle by Category - Procurement, and
RDT&E for Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 87
US Navy 88
Table 26: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Navy on UAS by
Category - RDT&E, Procurement, and O&M for Years
2009,2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 27: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Navy on MQ-8B Fire
Scout-Navy by Category - Procurement, and RDT& E for Years
2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 28: US Market for Unmanned Aerial Systems:
Percentage Breakdown of Spending by US Marine Corps/Navy
onTier II Small Tactical UAS by Category - Procurement,
and RDT&E for Years 2009, 2012, and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 89
Competition 90
Table 29: US Unmanned Aerial Systems Market (2010):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90
UAS Market in the US: Major UAS Platforms by Company/
Producer 90
US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market: Various Models by
Military and Non-Military UAVs 92
US Unmanned Aerial Systems Market: Major UAV Programs by
Company and End-User 93
Strategic Corporate Developments 93
Select Players 101
B.Market Analytics 108
Table 30: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending
Category - R&D, and Procurement Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 31: US Historic Review for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - R&D, and Procurement
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 32: US 15-Year Perspective for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - Percentage
Breakdown of Expenditure Value for R&D, and Procurement
Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 110

Table 33: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Procurement Spending by UAV Type - Tactical, MALE, HALE,
Civil, Other UAV Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 34: US Historic Review for Procurement Spending by UAV
Type - Tactical, MALE, HALE, Civil, Other UAV Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 112

Table 35: US 15-Year Perspective for Procurement Spending by
UAV Type - Percentage Breakdown of Expenditure Value for
Tactical, MALE, HALE, Civil, Other UAV Markets for Years
2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

10. EUROPE 114
A.Market Analysis 114
Current and Future Analysis 114
An Overview of Military UAV Market in Europe 114
A Glance at UAV Programs in Europe 114
France 115
Germany 115
The United Kingdom 116
Giant Leap for UAV Market in the UK 117
UAV Market in Other Select European Regions 117
Russia 117
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market in Russia - An Overview 117
Russia Plans Mass Manufacture of UAVs 118
Belgium 118
UAV Systems Market in Belgium - An Insight 118
European Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market: Various Models of
UAVs by Select Country/Region 119
Manufacturers of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Europe by
Country/Region 120
Table 36: European Civil and Commercial UAV Markets
(2012): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Category (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 121
Product Launches 122
Strategic Corporate Developments 122
Select Players 126
B.Market Analytics 129
Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending
Category - R&D, and Procurement Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 38: European Historic Review for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - R&D, and
Procurement Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 39: European 15-Year Perspective for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - Percentage
Breakdown of Expenditure Value for R&D, and Procurement
Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 131

11. ASIA-PACIFIC 132
A.Market Analysis 132
Current and Future Analysis 132
Overview 132
China 132
Chinese UAV Market to Witness Significant Growth 132
China Joins the Aerospace Bandwagon 132
A Glance at the UAV Programs in China 133
Various Models of UAVs in China 133
India 133
UAVs to Play Key Role in Modernizing Military Capabilities 133
India Ready for Foreign Collaborations in Aerospace 134
UAV Programs in India - An Insight 135
Various Models of UAVs in India 135
Singapore 135
Growing Importance of UAVs in Singapore‘s Armed Forces 135
Singapore UAV Programs - A Brief 136
A Peek into UAV Programs in Other Asia-Pacific Regions 136
Australia 136
Malaysia 136
New Zealand 137
Pakistan 137
Various Models of UAVs in Pakistan 137
South Korea 137
Product Launches 137
Strategic Corporate Developments 139
Select Players 140
B.Market Analytics 142
Table 40: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by
Spending Category - R&D, and Procurement Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 142

Table 41: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - R&D, and
Procurement Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 42: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Unmanned
Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category -
Percentage Breakdown of Expenditure Value for R&D, and
Procurement Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

12. THE MIDDLE EAST 145
A.Market Analysis 145
Current and Future Analysis 145
Overview 145
United Arab Emirates 145
A Peek into UAV Programs in the Middle East 145
Iran 145
Israel 145
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market in Israel: Various Models
of UAVs by Company 146
Middle East Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market: Various
Models of UAVs by Select Country/Region 146
Out-of-Country Military UAV Deployments in Afghanistan
for the Period 2001 to Till Date 147
Out-of-Country Military UAV Deployments in Iraq for the
Period 2003 to Till Date 147
Product Launches 148
Strategic Corporate Developments 149
Select Players 150
B.Market Analytics 152
Table 43: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending
Category - R&D, and Procurement Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 44: Middle East Historic Review for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - R&D, and
Procurement Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 45: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Unmanned
Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category -
Percentage Breakdown of Expenditure Value for R&D, and
Procurement Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

13. REST OF WORLD 155
A.Market Analysis 155
Current and Future Analysis 155
An Overview of Canadian UAV Market 155
Japan 156
Table 46: UAVs for Agricultural Spraying Applications in
Japan (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Key Suppliers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156
Product Launch 156
Strategic Corporate Developments 157
Select Players 158
B.Market Analytics 159
Table 47: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by
Spending Category - R&D, and Procurement Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Expenditure in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 159

Table 48: Rest of World Historic Review for Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category - R&D, and
Procurement Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Table 49: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Unmanned
Aerial Vehicles (UAV) & Systems by Spending Category -
Percentage Breakdown of Expenditure Value for R&D, and
Procurement Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 109 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 122)
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Region/Country Players
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The United States 35
Canada 3
Japan 1
Europe 66
France 12
Germany 5
The United Kingdom 10
Italy 9
Spain 4
Rest of Europe 26
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 6
Latin America 1
Africa 2
Middle-East 8
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AAI Corporation (US)
  • AeroVironment, Inc. (US)
  • BAE Systems Plc (UK)
  • Bell Helicopters (US)
  • CybAero AB (Sweden)
  • Honeywell Aerospace (US)
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The global spending on UAV and Systems is projected to reach US$5.34 billion by the year 2017, primarily driven by factors such as increase in defense budgets, proliferation of numerous civil and military operations and increasing use of these vehicles in testing operations. Robust demand from developing markets, particularly Asia-Pacific, also augurs well for the market.

Global market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles witnessed remarkable growth in the recent past, and is expected to sustain the growth during the forthcoming years, primarily owing to the increasing reluctance to risk human lives and proliferation of numerous civil and military operations. At present, constantly changing technological preferences, and special customer requirements are the prime factors driving the market for UAVs. The increasing use of these vehicles in testing operations and their ability to offer real-time intelligence are considered as other factors responsible for rising demand. Moreover, several countries are seeking to deploy a wide range of UAVs with enhanced capabilities for military as well as civilian applications. The deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles in the battlefield creates a completely new industry, and the usage of UAVs for civil, military, and government purposes, is expected to reach billions of dollars globally during the next decade.

The global Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Systems market is sensitive to a broad range of factors encompassing technological, political, social, and economic variables. While political factors revolve around regulations, trade/tariff/tax policies, international political relationships, economic factors encompass rate of GDP growth, level of inflation, exchange rate fluctuations, and debt/interest rates. Social factors influencing the market include security issues, such as, rise in cultural terrorism as a result of factors like religious fanaticism, and growing need for homeland defense driven by geopolitical interests to maintain power, among others. Strength of military budgets typically influences profitability of market participants in the unmanned aerial vehicles and systems market for defense applications. Reductions in defense budgets can single-handedly jeopardize competitiveness and survival of market participants as well as sustainability of growth in the industry.

In the upcoming years, plans to purchase advanced combat fighters, enhance ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capabilities, and modernize network-centric warfare environment will benefit the market. Future growth prospects for unmanned aircraft systems remain encouraging fuelled by favorable government policy actions, as well as UAV acquisitions for defense applications. Demand for unmanned aircraft systems is expected to increase at a positive rate, even though defense spending is expected to remain constricted in post recession years. As countries all over the world face complex security and surveillance challenges, demand for combat aerial vehicles that have the ability to perform wide range of mission-critical operations such as fighter/bomber aircraft, and manned refueling, will increase in coming years. The prospects of UAV for non-military use is also encouraging with increasing use of UAV for myriad applications, such as firefighting, aerial photography, advertising, surveying, and law enforcement. The civil/commercial UAS sector will experience subdued growth in post recession period with most companies pinned down by lack of civil regulations for certification &operation in the national air space. Efforts of European civil aviation authorities and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rationalize civil certification procedures will be a key factor for future growth.

As stated by the new market research report on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Systems, Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market for UAV and Systems, with annual spending waxing at a CAGR of about 6.3% over the analysis period. Most of the procurement spending will be focused on purchasing equipment for battling emergencies such as terrorist attacks, and natural disasters, undertaking surveillance of airspace and sea, and missile defense programs. In the US, spending on UAVs is fastest for MALE UAV type.

Major players in the marketplace include AAI Corporation, Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd., AeroVironment, Inc., Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A., Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, BAE Systems Plc, Bell Helicopters, CybAero AB, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV, Elbit Systems Ltd., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell Aerospace, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ Group Plc, Raytheon Company, Sagem Défense Sécurité, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Thales SA, The Boeing Company, V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited, among others.

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  • AAI Corporation (US)
  • Aerosonde Pty Ltd. (Australia)
  • Bell Helicopters (US)
  • Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
  • AeroVironment, Inc. (US)
  • AeroVironment's Small UAS Products
  • Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation (US)
  • BAE Systems Plc (UK)
  • CybAero AB (Sweden)
  • European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV (The
  • Netherlands)
  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (US)
  • Honeywell Aerospace (US)
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (US)
  • QinetiQ Group Plc (UK)
  • Raytheon Company (US)
  • Redtide Defense Group (US)
  • Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (US)
  • Thales SA (France)
  • The Boeing Company (US)
  • V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited (Australia)
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