Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

$3700 - Single Copy or $7400 - Web Posting | Report # SH25173119 | 794 Pages | 288 Tables and Figures | 2012

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): UAS Provides Innovation, Leads All Other Technologies in Potential For Long Term Impact on Markets

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Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

 

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018. The 2012 study has 794 pages, 288 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the commercial unmanned aerial systems provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic mapping and first responder support.

Small unit surveillance, urban monitoring, force protection, and aerial mapping are core uses for commercial unmanned aerial systems. Commercial UAS are designed to offer interchangeable payloads: Meteorological, air samplings, IR monitoring and emergency are the most common uses for helicopter UAS. Harbor & border control, area & event security, search & rescue, out-reach Surveillance, and damage assessment are applications for the technology.

Monitoring the security of vast pipelines or patrolling borders are applications. The intuitive and accessible technology of the various commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) makes them a choice for civil users.

Drones have made their mark as military air force units for air strikes, but they promise to be aircraft with multiple commercial uses. They are used by governments. Human rights activists, environmental groups and journalists are using drones in their work. Drones can fly above news events to capture images that reporters may not be able to get close to on the ground.

As with all military technology, the UAS is evolving commercial uses. While much of the spending on the high tech units is still military spending, there are smaller more affordable units that are evolving a market presence in commercial UAS.

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are remotely piloted or self-piloted aircraft that can carry cameras, sensors, communications equipment or other payloads. UAVs are smaller than manned aircraft. They are cost-effectively stored and transported. UAVs make significant contributions to the fighting capability of operational war forces.

Drones are technically known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. These aircraft, however, are used for air strikes, they are used by governments. Human rights activists, environmental groups and journalists are using drones in their work. Drones can fly above news events to capture images that reporters may not be able to get close to on the ground.

UAS drone is used in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. There are 64 drone bases in the US. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones can be armed. bases are used as remote cockpits to control the robotic aircraft overseas, for drone pilot training. Others serve as analysis depots.

Growth in unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) has coincided with an increase in endurance limit and an increase in mission capabilities of UAVs. In general, there has been an increase in awareness and mission capabilities of UAVs creating an equation for growth. UAVs can perform missions without risking human life.

High altitude long endurance (HALE) UAV provides a cost effective and persistent capability to collect and disseminate high quality data across wide areas. Solar powered UAVs have a demonstrated endurance of more than 300 hours

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the commercial unmanned aircraft market research study, "Commercial unmanned aircraft are small, light, speedy devices able to field many different payloads for mapping, surveillance, and delivery. Commercial unmanned aircraft promise to proliferate, paving the way for a new world order based on innovation. The commercial unmanned aircraft are perhaps the most innovative, most interesting technology emerging."

Unmanned aircraft systems promise to achieve a more significant aspect of commercial presence. Markets at $363.7 million are anticipated to reach $2.8 billion by 2018. Growth will come as the lighter and less expensive devices are performing commercial tasks remotely, with less cost and more versatility than is available in any other manner.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
Aurora
Dragonfly InnovationsGeneral Atomics
Textron /AAI Textron / AeroVironment
Boeing / Insitu
Northrup Grumman
BAE Systems
Market Participants
AB Precision (Poole) Ltd
Advanced UAV Technology
Aerial Vehicle System
Aeryon Scout Micro UAV
Aerovate
AirRobot UK® - Company
Allen Vanguard
ASN Technology Group
Aurora Flight Sciences
Beijing Defense
Boeing
Boston Dynamics
Carnegie Mellon University
Challis Helicopters Inc. / Challis Heliplane UAV
Chemring EOD Limited
China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600
DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd) / RSD (the Rolling Stock and Defense Division
Ditch Witch
Draganfly Innovations Inc.
DRS Unmanned Technologies, Inc.
First-Response Robotics
GE
Warrior UAS Initial Production for Army's ER/MP Program
General Dynamics
Gostai
iRobot
Insitu
Airspace Integration Research
Integrated Dynamics
Kongsberg
Kuchcera Defense Systems
L-3
LaserMotive
Lockheed Martin
Marcus UAV Systems
Mesa Associates
Mesa Robotics
Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology Inc. (MMIST)
Parrot
Proxy Aviation Systems
Pearson Engineering
QinetiQ / Foster Miller
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Recon Robotics
Scaled Composites
Schiebel
ST Engineering
TechnoRobot
Telerob
Thales Group
Vecna Technologies
Yotaisc Technology


Report Methodology

This is the 517th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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