LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                            33
 
Launchers Market Driving Forces                                                                          33
 
Launchers Market Shares                                                                                       35
 
Launchers Market Forecasts                                                                                  36
1.     LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED
AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS):  MARKET DESCRIPTION AND
MARKET DYNAMICS                                                                                39
 
1.1   Tactical UAS Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Architectures 39
1.1.1    UAV Launch Systems                                                                              40
 
1.2   UAS Offices at FAA                                                                                         40
1.2.1    UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution                                                              41
 
1.2.2    UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General Aviation Aircraft GA Access             41
1.2.3    US Commitment to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles                                     47
 
1.3   Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations                                                 47
1.3.1    Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing:                                                      48
 
1.3.2    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling                               48
 
1.3.3    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Strike Capability
 
and Payloads                                                                                                       48
 
1.3.4    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience                         50
 
1.3.5    Increased Use Of Stealth                                                                        50

 
 
1.3.6    Small and Micro-UASs                                                                            51
 
1.3.7    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Organization, Culture and CONOPS: 51
 
1.4   Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Convoy-Following Mode                           52
1.4.1    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Corridor Mapping                             53
 
1.4.2    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring                            55
 
1.4.3    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping                         56
 
1.4.4    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security                            57
 
1.4.5    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research                      60
 
1.5   Globalization and Technology                                                                        61
1.5.1    Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies                             62
 
1.5.2    UASs General Roles                                                                                62
 
1.6   Border Patrol:                                                                                                 63
 
1.7   Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For UASs         64
1.7.1    Sensors & Payloads                                                                                 67
 
2.     LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): MARKET SHARES AND
MARKET FORECASTS                                                                                    72
 
2.1   Launchers Market Driving Forces                                                                  72
 
2.2   Launchers Market Shares                                                                              74
2.2.1    Northrop Grumman                                                                                77
 
2.2.2    Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch                                             77
 
2.2.3    BAE Portable Launchers                                                                         77
 
2.2.4    Textron Launcher                                                                                   79
 
2.2.5    Lockheed Martin                                                                                    80
 
2.2.6    Aries                                                                                                        81
 
2.2.7    Robonic UAV Launching Systems                                                           81
 
2.2.8    Robonic 3rd Generation Launcher                                                         82

 
 
2.2.9    Sea Corp                                                                                                 83
 
2.2.10  Zodiac                                                                                                     83
 
2.2.11  Hood Tech Mechanical                                                                          84
 
2.2.12  Boeing and The Insitu Group                                                                  84
 
2.3   Launchers Market Forecasts                                                                          85
2.3.1    Drone Submarine Launchers, Market Forecasts                                    90
 
2.3.2    Drone Ship Deck Launchers                                                                    91
 
2.3.3    Drone Truck Bed Launchers, Market Forecasts                                     92
 
2.3.4    Drone Mobile Ground Frame Launchers                                               93
 
2.3.5    Launchers by Drones by Sector, Submarine, Ship Deck,
 
Truck Bed, Mobile Ground Frame                                                                      94
 
2.3.6 Drone Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours                     97
 
2.4   Launchers for Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Prices            102
 
2.5   Launchers for Drones Regional Market Segments                                      103
3.     LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL
SYSTEMS (UAS): PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                                          105
 
3.1   Northrop Grumman                                                                                     105
3.1.1    Northrop Grumman Surface Ship Eject Launch Capability
 
Modular Launch System (MLS)                                                                        107
 
3.1.2    Northrop Grumman Underwater Launch Systems                               110
 
3.1.3    Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch                                           111
 
3.1.4    Northrop Grumman Department of Defense Contracts                     113
 
3.1.5    US Navy and Northrop Grumman Launch Unmanned
 
Plane Off The Deck Of An Aircraft Carrier                                                      113
 
3.2   Textron / AAI UAV Launchers                                                                       116
3.2.1    Textron Targeting Data For Precision Weapons                                  116
 
3.2.2    Textron / AAI UAV Systems                                                                  117

 
 
3.2.3    Textron BattleHawk Launcher and Targets:                                         120
 
3.3   Lockheed Martin                                                                                          122
3.3.1    Lockheed Martin MK 41 Vertical Launching System                           122
 
3.3.2    Lockheed Martin Single Cell Launcher                                                123
 
3.3.3    Lockheed Martin Extensible Launching System                                   124
 
3.3.4    Lockheed Martin Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC)   125
 
3.3.5    Lockheed Martin Participates in UCLASS, Unmanned
 
Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System                            126
 
3.3.6    Lockheed Martin's Samarai Launching With A Flick Of The Wrist      127
 
3.4   Aries Ingenieríay Sistemas                                                                           128
3.4.1    Aries BULL EL-01- Bungee UAV Light Launcher                                   130
 
3.4.2    Aries Atlas ME-01- Advanced Tactical UAV/UAT Launcher System    131
 
3.4.3    Aries Alppul LP-02- Advanced Low-Pressure Pneumatic UAV
 
Launcher                                                                                                           132
 
3.4.4    Aries Hercules AH-01- High-Energy Rail Catapult UAV Launcher
 
Evolved System                                                                                                 133
 
3.4.5    Aries LAE – High-Energy Launcher                                                       135
 
3.5   BAE System                                                                                                   136
3.5.1    BAE Portable Launchers                                                                       136
 
3.6   Boeing Scan Eagle                                                                                        138
3.6.1    Boeing and The Insitu Group                                                                139
 
3.6.2    Boeing Insitu UAV Launcher                                                                 139
 
3.6.3    Boeing Insitu Mark 4 Launcher                                                            140
 
3.6.4    Insitu Compact Mark 4 Launcher                                                         144
 
3.6.5    Boeing Insitu Ship Deck Drone Launch                                                 147
 
3.7   RUAG UAV Launchers                                                                                   148

 
 
3.7.1 RUAG Ariane 5 149
3.7.2 RUAG Atlas V-500 149
3.7.3 RUAG Vega 149
 
3.8   Eli Military Simulations UAV Pneumatic Catapult                                       149
 
3.9   AeromaoUAV Launcher                                                                                151
 
3.10     Robonic UAV Launching Systems                                                             153
3.10.1  Robonic 3rd Generation Launcher                                                       153
 
3.10.2  Robonic Launching Tactical UAS                                                          154
 
3.10.3  Robonic Launching High Performance Target Drones                        156
 
3.10.4  Robonic Field Performance                                                                  157
 
3.11     Sea Corp                                                                                                   158
3.11.1  Sea Corp Inflator-Based UAV Launchers                                              159
 
3.11.2  Sea Corp Hellshot Launcher                                                                 161
 
3.11.3  Sea Corp CCLR Launcher                                                                      162
 
3.11.4  Sea Corp New Developments                                                               162
 
3.12     Zodiac Aerospace                                                                                     163
3.12.1  Zodiac ESCO UAV Launch & Recovery Systems and
 
HP 2002 Expeditonary Launcher                                                                     163
 
3.13     VTI                                                                                                             164
3.13.1  VTI UAV Catapults and Launchers                                                        164
 
3.14     NASA                                                                                                         164
3.14.1  NASA RF Transparent UAV Launcher                                                   165
 
3.15     UAV Factory                                                                                              166
3.15.1  UAV Factory Car Top Launcher                                                            167
 
3.15.2  UAV Factory 6 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult                                   169
 
3.16     Arcturus UAV                                                                                            171

 
 
3.16.1  Arcturus Catapult Launcher System                                                     172
 
3.16.2  Arcturus Pneumatic Capture System                                                   173
 
3.17     Ilmor Engineering                                                                                     174
3.17.1  Ilmor KJ Series UAV Launcher                                                              174
 
3.18     Tasuma                                                                                                     176
3.18.1  Tasuma A3 Observer                                                                            177
 
3.18.2  Tasuma UAV Launcher LTL 1                                                               178
 
3.18.3  Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 2                                                              179
 
3.18.4  Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 3                                                              180
 
3.18.5  Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 3 (Ultima version)                                  181
 
3.18.6  Tasuma UAV LaunchersTML 4                                                             182
 
3.19     Canadian Center for Unmanned Vehicle System                                     183
3.19.1  CCUVS UAS Launcher                                                                           184
 
3.20     Hood Technology Mechanical                                                                  185
3.20.1 Hood Launcher 186
3.20.2 Hood Superwedge HP 188
3.20.3 Hood Mark 4 189
 
3.21     UAVSI                                                                                                        190
3.21.1  UAVSI Launcher                                                                                    191
 
3.22     Raytheon                                                                                                   192
3.22.1  Raytheon Submarine Launched UAV                                                    192
 
3.23     ChandlerMay Fury Uses Robonics Launcher                                            196
 
3.24     "BUK" Ground Force Air Defense System                                                 197
3.24.1  BUK / Ukroboronservice, A State-Owned Enterprise In Ukraine         200
 
3.25     UAV Solutions                                                                                           203
3.25.1  Talon 120                                                                                              204

 
 
3.25.2  Talon 240                                                                                              207
 
3.25.3  UAV Solutions Phoenix 15                                                                    209
 
3.25.4  UAV Solutions Phoenix 30                                                                    212
 
3.25.5  Phoenix 60                                                                                            214
 
3.25.6  UAV Solutions Ground Control Systems                                               216
 
UAV Solutions Ground Control                                                                         218
 
3.25.7  UAV Solutions Ground Support Equipment                                          220
 
UAV Solutions                                                                                                   220
 
3.26     Marotta                                                                                                    221
3.26.1  Marotta Controls Provides Critical Component Of Launcher             221
 
3.26.2  Marotta Controls Contract from Lockheed Martin                             221
 
3.26.3  Marotta ControlsElectronic Controls for Critical Applications            222
 
3.26.4  Marotta Controls Reliable Control Actuation Systems                        224
 
3.26.5  Marotta Controls Multi-Functionality: Isolate and
 
Regulate with Just One Valve                                                                           225
 
3.26.6  Marotta Controls Launch Actuation Advanced Piezo Technology       225
 
3.27     RF Communications                                                                                  226
 
3.28     French Ship Deck Drone Launcher                                                           230
 
3.29     Canadian Carrier / Ice Breaker Use Ship Deck Drone Launchers           231
3.29.1  Drone Shipboard Launcher Use by Subsidiary of
 
Vale, the Brazilian Mining Giant                                                                      231
 
3.30     Chinese Aircraft Launchers                                                                      232
4. LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED
AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): TECHNOLOGY                                               233
 
4.1   Link Margin (Fly-By) Analysis                                                                       233
4.1.1    Launcher Patterns of Sector Antenna                                                   235
 
4.2   UAS Launcher Rapid Technological Advances                                             237

 
 
4.3   Launcher Silicon Substrate Layering Technology                                        238
 
4.4   Tasuma Epoxy Composites                                                                           239
 
4.5   Launchers For UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach             240
4.5.1    FAA Drones Proposed Rules                                                                 240
 
4.5.2    UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture                      243
 
4.6   Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture                                       247
 
4.7   Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems                248
4.7.1    AP 2000                                                                                              249
 
4.7.2    AP 5000                                                                                                249
 
4.7.3    IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)                249
 
4.7.4    IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)                 250
 
4.7.5    Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)                        252
 
4.8   Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX)                                           252
4.8.1    Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)                        253
 
4.9   IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter)                                           253
4.9.1    Ground Control Stations                                                                  254
 
4.9.2    GCS 1200                                                                                              254
 
4.9.3    GCS 2000                                                                                          255
 
4.10     Antenna Tracking Systems                                                                      256
4.10.1 ATPS 2000 257
4.10.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads 259
4.10.3 GSP 100 259
4.10.4 GSP 900 260
4.10.5 GSP 1200 261
 
4.11     Civilian   UAV’s - Rover Systemstm                                                      262
 
4.12     CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)                    262
4.12.1  Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS)                                 263

 
 
4.12.2  Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS)                                           264
 
4.12.3  Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS)      264
 
4.12.4  Airborne Tactical Server (ATS)                                                             265
 
4.13     Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS)                           266
4.13.1  Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control                                                      267
 
4.13.2  Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance         268
 
4.13.3  Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and
 
Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV)                                               269
 
4.13.4  Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs
 
Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)     270
 
4.13.5  Aurora Flare Planning                                                                          271
 
4.13.6  Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion                                                        274
 
4.13.7  Aurora Aerospace Electronics                                                              276
 
4.13.8  Aurora is CTC-REF                                                                                276
 
4.14     Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV)                                                      277
4.14.1  Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)                                                          277
 
4.14.2  Low–design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe)                                    278
 
4.14.3  Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)                            278
 
4.14.4  Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable
 
Modules (SWARM)                                                                                           279
 
4.15     Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities                              279
4.15.1  United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance
 
(BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program                                        282
 
4.15.2  Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program:                         282
 
4.15.3  Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives:                     283
 
4.16     Search and Rescue (SAR)                                                                          283

 
 
5. LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED
AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): COMPANY PROFILES                                  285
 
5.1   Aeromao                                                                                                       285
 
5.2   Arcturus UAV                                                                                                286
5.2.1    Arcturus UAV, sub-contractor to CSC, Award from
 
U.S. Navy, NAVAIR                                                                                            287
 
5.3   Aries Ingenieria y Sistemas                                                                          287
5.3.1    Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Continues Growing Globally                    288
 
5.4   BAE Systems                                                                                                 289
5.4.1    BAE Systems Organization                                                                   289
 
5.4.2    BAE Systems Performance                                                                   290
 
5.4.3    BAE Systems Key Facts                                                                         291
 
5.4.4 BAE Systems Strategy                                                                              292
 
5.4.5  BAE Systems Operational Framework                                                   293
 
5.4.6    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)                                                       293
 
5.4.7    BAE Systems Risk Management                                                           293
 
5.4.8    BAE Systems Received $313 Million Contract for
 
Continued Research and Development of PIM                                                294
 
5.4.9    BAE Systems’ Paladin Integrated Management                                  295
 
5.5   Boeing                                                                                                          297
5.5.1    Boeing 787 Dreamliner                                                                        299
 
5.5.2    Boeing 787 Dreamliner Performance                                                  299
 
5.5.3    Boeing Advanced Technology                                                              300
 
5.5.4    Boeing Participation In Commercial Jet Aircraft Market                    301
 
5.5.5    Boeing Participation In Defense Industry Jet Aircraft Market             301
 
5.5.6    Boeing Defense, Space & Security                                                       302
 
5.5.7    Boeing Advanced Military Aircraft:                                                     303

 
 
5.5.8    Boeing Military Aircraft                                                                       304
 
5.5.9    Boeing-iRobot SUGV for US Army                                                        308
 
5.5.10  Boeing / Insitu                                                                                      309
 
5.5.11  Insitu Deployed Operations                                                                  309
 
5.5.12  Insitu Integrated Logistics Support                                                       310
 
5.5.13  InsituTechnology                                                                                  311
 
5.5.14  Insitu Innovation                                                                                   312
 
5.5.15  Insitu Small Tactical Unmanned Air System/Tier II Contract              313
 
5.5.16  Insitu’s ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System
 
Selected by U.S. Air Force Academy to Train Cadets                                       315
 
5.5.17  Insitu / FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Airspace Integration
 
Research         317
 
5.6   Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems   318
5.3.1    Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS) 318
5.3.2    CCUVS Knowledge, Awareness, Learning & Skills   319
 
5.7   Cobham Antenna Systems
5.7.1    Cobham Antenna Systems Unmanned Vehicle
   
320
Antennas (UAVs, UGVs, Robotics)   321
5.7.2     Cobham Antenna Systems Omni – Rugged Dipole Antennas             323
 
5.7.3    Cobham Antenna Systems Omni – Slim Flexible Dipole Antennas      324
 
5.7.4    Cobham Blade – Omni Directional Antennas                                      325
 
5.7.5    Cobham Blade – Directional Antennas                                                325
 
5.7.6    Cobham Ground Control Station Antennas                                          326
 
5.7.7    Cobham Antenna Systems Sector Antennas                                         327
 
5.7.8    Cobham Antenna Systems Multi Sector Antennas                               327
 
5.7.9    Cobham Antenna Systems Omni-Directional Antennas                       327

 
 
5.8   Eli Military Simulations                                                                                328
 
5.9   Hood Tech Mechanical                                                                                328
 
5.10     Ilmor Engineering                                                                                     332
 
5.11     Lockheed Martin                                                                                      333
5.11.1  Lockheed Martin SYMPHONY Improvised Explosive
 
Device Jammer Systems                                                                                   336
 
5.11.2  Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems                                                   340
 
5.12     Marotta Controls                                                                                      341
5.12.1  Marotta Controls Electronic Components                                           342
 
5.12.2  Award-Winning Power Conversion                                                      342
 
5.13     NASA                                                                                                         343
5.13.1  NASA’s Future                                                                                       343
 
5.13.2  NASA Exploration                                                                                 344
 
5.13.3  NASA International Space Station                                                        344
 
5.13.4  NASA Aeronautics                                                                                 345
 
5.13.5  NASA Science                                                                                        345
 
5.14     Northrop Grumman                                                                                  346
5.14.1  Northrop Grumman Business Sectors                                                  348
 
5.14.2  Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems                                              348
 
5.14.3  Northrop Grumman Information Systems                                           348
 
5.14.4  Northrop Grumman Technical Services                                               349
 
5.14.5  Northrop Grumman                                                                             349
 
5.14.6  Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment             351
 
5.14.7  Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of
 
Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During
 
Military Operations in Libya                                                                            352

 
 
5.14.8  Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc.
 
Upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1                                             352
 
5.14.9  Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier                                        353
 
5.15     QinetiQ North America                                                                            355
5.15.1  QinetiQ North America                                                                        356
 
5.15.2  QinetiQ Starts Spinoff from United Kingdom
 
Ministry of Defense, Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA)         357
 
5.15.3  QinetiQ / Foster Miller                                                                        357
 
5.15.4  QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner
 
10Micro Robots:                                                                                               360
 
5.15.5  QinetiQ / Automatika                                                                           362
 
5.15.6  QinetiQ Customer Base                                                                       363
 
5.16     Raytheon                                                                                                   364
 
5.17     REBEL Space BV                                                                                        367
5.17.1  Launch systems                                                                                    367
 
5.18     Robonic UAV Launching Systems                                                             368
 
5.19     RUAG                                                                                                        369
5.19.1  RUAG Space wins major Ariane 5 payload fairing contract                370
 
5.20     Sea Corp                                                                                                   372
5.20.1  Sea Corp Growth                                                                                  372
 
5.20.2  Sea CorpSmall Business Partnering                                                     373
 
5.21     Tasuma                                                                                                     373
 
5.22     Textron                                                                                                     374
5.22.1  Textron Cessna Segment                                                                      375
 
5.22.2  Textron Systems Segment                                                                    376
 
5.22.3  Textron Unmanned Aircraft Systems                                                   377

 
 
5.22.4  Textron Land and Marine Systems                                                      377
 
5.22.5  Textron Weapons and Sensors                                                             377
 
5.22.6  Textron Mission Support and Other                                                     378
 
5.22.7  Textron Industrial Segment                                                                  378
 
5.23     UAV Factory                                                                                              379
5.23.1  UAV Factory - 54.5 hour nonstop flight - new world
 
endurance record                                                                                             380
 
5.24     UAVSI                                                                                                        380
5.24.1  UAVSI Product Deployment                                                                  381
 
5.24.2  UAVSI Products                                                                                     381
 
5.25     UAV Solutions                                                                                           381
UAV Solutions                                                                                                   382
 
5.25.1  UAV Solutions Manufacturing Capabilities                                          383
 
5.26     VTI                                                                                                             385
 
5.27     Zodiac Aerospace                                                                                     386
5.27.1  Zodiac Strategy                                                                                    387