Unmanned Aircraft Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017

$3600 - Single Copy or $7200 - Web Posting | Report # SH24621602 | 712 Pages | 256 Tables and Figures | 2011

Unmanned Aircraft: Provide A Less Expensive Way To Provide Defense And Deterrent

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Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
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Unmanned Military Logistics
Military Unmanned Aircraft
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Military Embedded Remote Control Software
Sensor Networks
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Aerial platform
Launching Laser Defensive Weapons
Support Logistics Missions
Recharge Batteries
Search And Rescue
Robot Navigation
Battery for Military UAS
Battery for Military UAV
Military Airplanes Drive Control
Military Airplanes Electronics
Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
UAS Market Segments
Large and Mid Size Military Unmanned Aircraft
Guns Mounted on Unmanned Airplanes
Remote-Controlled Weapons
Common Operator Control Unit
Radio Control Modules

Unmanned Aircraft Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017


WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) markets grow as the military realizes these airplanes provide a less expensive way to provide defense and deterrent. These markets are poised to grow based on the creation of new services efficiencies that accrue from improved technologies. New composite materials systems are achieving consistent price declines throughout the forecast period.

The 2011 study has 791 pages and 256 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as governments worldwide move to implement more cost efficient military systems and weapons delivery modalities. Vendors are building out localized distribution networks that support a UAS system in a local environment, providing remote control of airplanes.

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are achieving a level of relatively early maturity. Fleets of unmanned aircraft systems have begun to evolve. The U.S. Army has achieved one million flight hours for its unmanned aircraft systems fleet.

Unmanned aerial systems have good handling characteristics. Units are designed to perform high-speed, long-endurance, more covert, multi-mission intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and precision-strike missions over land or sea.

Units feature a variety of internal weapons loads, including 2,000 lb Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), an Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor, and an all-weather GA-ASI Lynx® Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator (SAR/GMTI), maximizing both long loiter ISR and weapons carriage capabilities.

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer the war fighter persistent situational awareness and strike mission affordability. For the cost of one manned fighter aircraft, multiple-swarm configured units can cover an area of interest, providing 24/7 ISR coverage, target identification, neutralization, mission flexibility, and attrition tolerance. Some UAS have the capability to perform manned aircraft missions.

Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the high-altitude Global Hawk, and privately held General Atomics, which makes the Predator and Warrior unmanned planes are the market leaders in unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

According to Susan Eustis, primary author of the study, "growth is spurred by increasing interest from military planning departments. The military is moving toward embracing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) because of the increased intelligence capability and deterrent efficiency combined. The versatility of single aircraft, and the ability to use multiple inexpensive aircraft for different purposes is a formidable and compelling market driver."

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) markets at $2.5 billion in 2010 are forecast to reach $7 billion dollars, worldwide by 2017. US UAS aircraft have flown one million miles over the last four years and are set to fly one million more in the next year. The pace of utilization is picking up as the military realizes that UAS are significantly more efficient than manned aircraft in every way.

Units will be used by all branches of the military and intelligence community. Market growth of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) markets is a result of units that can fly longer,, see better, provide more useful imaging, put better sensor packages in place, achieve better maneuverability, and implement new technology. The improved control units that permit handlers to work remotely also improves systems capability. Units more easily portable, more battery technology permits the ability for systems to stay in the air longer. New systems permit refueling in the air.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
Lockheed Martin
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI)
Northrop Grumman
L-3 Communications Corp.,
Aurora Flight Sciences
Integrated Dynamics
BAE Systems
Market Participants
AB Precision (Poole) Ltd
Airborne Technologies
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
BAE Systems Large UGV 5-42
BAE Systems Plc (BAES.L) Hired
Black Ram Engineering

Boeing-/ iRobot
Challis Helicopters Inc. / Challis Heliplane UAV
Challis Heliplanes
Concurrent Technologies
DiSTI Software For UAV Systems

Draganfly Innovations Inc.
DRS Unmanned Technologies, Inc.
Elbit Systems Ltd.,
Elbit Systems of America
Frontline Robotics
G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems Ltd

Report Methodology

This is the 462nd 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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