1 INTRODUCTION 19
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 19
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 19
1.2.1 MARKETS COVERED 20
1.2.2 REGIONAL SCOPE 21
1.2.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 21
1.3 CURRENCY & PRICING 22
1.4 LIMITATIONS 22
1.5 MARKET STAKEHOLDERS 22

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2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 23
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 23
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 25
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 25
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 26
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 26
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 27
2.2 MARKET-SIZE ESTIMATION 27
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 28
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 28
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 30
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 31

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 32

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 37
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET 37
4.2 EUROPE UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY SIZE AND COUNTRY 38
4.3 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY KEY COUNTRY 39

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 40
5.1 INTRODUCTION 40
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 41
5.2.1 DRIVERS 41
5.2.1.1 Increased demand for USVs for water quality monitoring and ocean data mapping 41
5.2.1.2 Rise in asymmetric threats and need for maritime security 42
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5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 42
5.2.2.1 Presence of low-cost substitutes such as UUVs 42
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 43
5.2.3.1 Advancements in USV design 43
5.2.3.2 High demand for autonomous surface vehicles to carry out combat operations 43
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 43
5.2.4.1 Unclear navigation rules and need for human intervention 43
5.2.4.2 Development of collision avoidance systems and networking issues 44

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 45
6.1 INTRODUCTION 45
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 46
6.3 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS 47
6.4 INDUSTRY TRENDS 48
6.5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 49
6.5.1 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES AS WEAPONS OF WAR 49
6.5.2 CARACAS TECHNOLOGY 49
6.5.3 DATA DISSEMINATION 49
6.5.4 LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEMS 49
6.5.5 SYSTEM TO REFUEL AT SEA 50
6.5.6 COLLABORATIVE UNMANNED SYSTEMS 50
6.5.7 SPECIAL MONITORING OF APPLIED RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY (SMART) 50
6.5.8 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES 50
6.5.9 MARITIME AUTONOMY SURFACE TESTBED (MAST) 51
6.6 3D PRINTING IN UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES 51
6.7 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE CAPABILITIES IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER UNMANNED VEHICLES 51
6.8 INNOVATION & PATENT REGISTRATIONS 52
6.9 KEY TREND ANALYSIS 53

7 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 55
7.1 INTRODUCTION 56
7.2 DEFENSE 57
7.2.1 INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) 57
7.2.1.1 Increasing demand for USV for its ISR capabilities 57
7.2.2 MINE COUNTERMEASURES 58
7.2.2.1 Increasing adoption of USVs for minesweeping and mine identification 58
7.2.3 MARITIME SECURITY 58
7.2.3.1 Unmanned surface vehicles are capable of performing coastal surveillance and port patrol operations 58
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7.2.4 ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW) 58
7.2.4.1 Increased demand for unmanned surface vehicles for use in anti-submarine warfare 58
7.2.5 ELECTRONIC WARFARE 59
7.2.5.1 Key focus on developing USV for use of electronic warfare 59
7.2.6 SPECIAL OPERATION FORCES 59
7.2.6.1 USVs are being used for special operation forces in critical missions 59
7.2.7 MARITIME INTERDICTION OPERATION SUPPORT 59
7.2.7.1 USVs are deployed in missions to mitigate and eliminate risks to friendly forces without affecting onboard ship crew 59
7.2.8 MARINE TARGETRY 59
7.2.8.1 Increasing use of USVs for naval gunnery training 59
7.2.9 FIREFIGHTING 59
7.2.9.1 USVs are deployed for firefighting and rescue operations as they are highly prompt and convenient 59
7.2.10 OTHERS 60
7.3 COMMERCIAL 60
7.3.1 OCEAN DATA COLLECTION 60
7.3.1.1 Use of autonomous observing systems such as USVs has led to the possibility of collection of different types of ocean data 60
7.3.2 OIL & GAS EXPLORATION 61
7.3.2.1 Demand From Oil and Gas Industry is Driving the Growth of USV market 61
7.3.3 OCEANOGRAPHIC & RIVER MAPPING STUDY 61
7.3.3.1 Deployment of USVs to conduct advanced scientific research studies 61
7.3.4 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 61
7.3.4.1 Increasing need for real time data for weather forecast analysis and monitoring 61
7.3.5 SEABED MAPPING 61
7.3.5.1 USVs are being used for bathymetric measurements by using bathymetric equipment and software 61
7.3.6 HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY 62
7.3.6.1 Increasing demand for USVs for surveying the shallow depths of water bodies and areas along the shores 62
7.3.7 MARINE SALVAGE & DEBRIS REMOVAL 62
7.3.7.1 Major use of USVs for removal of waste and debris from ocean waters 62
7.3.8 OTHERS 62

8 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY MODE OF OPERATION 63
8.1 INTRODUCTION 64
8.2 REMOTELY OPERATED SURFACE VEHICLE 65
8.2.1 ENHANCED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF USVS GENERATE EXTENSIVE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR USV MANUFACTURES. 65
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8.3 AUTONOMOUS SURFACE VEHICLE 65
8.3.1 HUGE DEMAND FOR AUTONOMOUS USVS TO HANDLE CRITICAL MISSIONS IN MARINE WARFARE 65

9 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY SIZE 66
9.1 INTRODUCTION 67
9.2 LARGE 68
9.2.1 LARGE SIZE USVS ARE INCREASINGLY USED FOR MINE COUNTERMEASURE MISSION, ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE, AND MARITIME SHIELD 68
9.3 MEDIUM 68
9.3.1 MEDIUM SIZED USVS ARE INCREASINGLY USED FOR PRE-WAR AND POST WAR MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT TO NAVAL FORCES 68
9.4 EXTRA LARGE 68
9.4.1 EXTRA-LARGE-SIZED USVS ARE USED FOR MISSIONS THAT REQUIRE LARGE PAYLOADS AND HIGH AUTONOMY 68
9.5 SMALL 69
9.5.1 SMALL-SIZED USVS ARE GAINING TRACTION IN THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR, OWING TO THEIR WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS 69

10 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY SYSTEM 70
10.1 INTRODUCTION 71
10.2 PROPULSION, BY TYPE 72
10.2.1 DIESEL/GASOLINE ENGINE 72
10.2.1.1 Most USVs are powered by diesel/gasoline engines as they provide higher energy, and higher payload capacity 72
10.2.2 SOLAR 72
10.2.2.1 Solar powered USVs reduce operating and maintenance costs as compared to other systems 72
10.2.3 HYBRID 73
10.2.3.1 Hybrid energy sources ensure significant improvements in the endurance and payload weight carrying capacity of USVs 73
10.2.4 ELECTRIC 73
10.2.4.1 High demand due to Lithium-ion batteries have high specific density, high voltage, and can operate in a wide range of temperatures 73
10.2.5 OTHERS 73
10.3 COMMUNICATION, BY TYPE 73
10.3.1 RADIO 74
10.3.1.1 Use of radios in USVs to receive commands from the ground station 74
10.3.2 WI-FI 74
10.3.2.1 Increasing use of Wi-Fi-based communication in USVs for small ranges operations 74
10.3.3 SATELLITE 74
10.3.3.1 Higher adoption of satellite communications in USVs to ensure uninterrupted connectivity in harsh maritime conditions 74
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10.3.4 UHF/VHF 74
10.3.4.1 UHF/VHF communications in USVs suitable for beyond line of sight or beyond the horizon operations 74
10.3.5 OTHERS 75
10.4 PAYLOAD, BY TYPE 75
10.4.1 CAMERAS 75
10.4.1.1 Increasing use of various cameras as payload in USVs for precise visual and thermal data collection 75
10.4.2 SENSORS 75
10.4.2.1 Most critical payload in USVs used to examine undersea cables and classify a wide variety of chemicals in seawater 75
10.4.3 SONAR 76
10.4.3.1 Increasing USE of SONAR in USVs for motion sensing and collision avoidance 76
10.4.4 X-BAND MARINE RADARS 76
10.4.4.1 Demand for X-band radars in USVs for understanding the sea dynamics 76
10.4.5 VISUAL SYSTEMS 76
10.4.5.1 Visual systems are used widely in navy operations such as rapid clearing of mines and conducting search & rescue operations 76
10.4.6 LIDAR 76
10.4.6.1 USVs are equipped with LiDAR components to be used for remote sensing 76
10.4.7 ECHO SOUNDERS 76
10.4.7.1 Echo sounders are payloads that are used in USVs for bathymetry and other hydrographic surveys 76
10.4.8 OTHERS 77
10.5 CHASSIS MATERIAL, BY TYPE 77
10.5.1 ALUMINUM 77
10.5.1.1 Aluminum counts for major share in USV material 77
10.5.2 CARBON COMPOSITES 77
10.5.2.1 Carbon composites have the second highest adoption due to their high stiffness and low weight 77
10.5.3 FIBERGLASS 78
10.5.3.1 Fibreglass is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the USV chassis material segment 78
10.5.4 OTHERS 78
10.6 COMPONENT, BY TYPE 78
10.6.1 MOTOR 78
10.6.1.1 Motor accounts for major share in USV components 78
10.6.2 NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE, AND CONTROL (NGC) SYSTEM 78
10.6.2.1 NGC system is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR 78
10.6.3 HARDWARE 79
10.6.3.1 Adoption of autonomy components is increasing in USV market 79
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10.7 SOFTWARE 79
10.7.1.1 Software solutions form a critical part in any unmanned system as they enhance the capabilities of a vehicle 79

11 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY TYPE 80
11.1 INTRODUCTION 81
11.2 SURFACE 82
11.2.1 SURFACE USV ACCOUNTS FOR THE MAJOR SHARE IN THE USV MARKET 82
11.3 SUB-SURFACE 82
11.3.1 SUB-SURFACE USV IS THE LATEST TREND ADOPTED BY SEVERAL EMERGING PLAYERS GLOBALLY 82

12 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY ENDURANCE 83
12.1 INTRODUCTION 84
12.2 <100 HOURS 85
12.2.1 HIGHER ADOPTION OF <100 HOURS ENDURANCE USVS IN COMMERCIAL AS WELL AS DEFENSE APPLICATION FOR DATA COLLECTION 85
12.3 100–500 HOURS 85
12.3.1 USVS WITH AN ENDURANCE RANGE WITHIN 100–500 HOURS ARE USED MOSTLY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS SUCH AS OCEANOGRAPHIC & RIVER MAPPING 85
12.4 500–1000 HOURS 85
12.4.1 USVS WITH AN ENDURANCE RANGE WITHIN 500–1000 HOURS ARE MOSTLY USED FOR OILFIELD SERVICES 85
12.5 >1,000 HOURS 85
12.5.1 USVS HAVING AN ENDURANCE RANGE >1,000 HOURS ARE WIDELY USED FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS SUCH AS IISR, MCM, ASW, AND AMD MISSIONS 85

13 UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLE MARKET, BY HULL TYPE 86
13.1 INTRODUCTION 87
13.2 KAYAK (SINGLE HULL) 88
13.2.1 THE ADOPTION OF KAYAKS IS MORE THAN OTHER USVS DUE TO THEIR CONVENIENT MOUNTING AND LOADING CAPABILITIES. 88
13.3 CATAMARAN (TWIN HULLS) 88
13.3.1 CATAMARAN ACCOUNTS FOR THE SECOND HIGHEST CAGR 88
13.4 TRIMARAN (TRIPLE HULLS) 88
13.4.1 INCREASING DEMAND FOR TRIMARANS DUE TO THEIR GREATER SYSTEM STABILITY, MINIMIZED RISK OF CAPSIZING IN ROUGH WATER 88
13.5 RIGID INFLATABLE HULL 88
13.5.1 RIGID INFLATABLE HULLS ARE SUITABLE IN MILITARY APPLICATIONS BECAUSE OF THEIR GREATER ENDURANCE AND PAYLOAD CAPACITY 88
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14 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 89
14.1 INTRODUCTION 90
14.2 NORTH AMERICA 91
14.2.1 US 94
14.2.1.1 US leads the USV market with the maximum share across countries globally 94
14.2.2 CANADA 96
14.2.2.1 Canada Government’s Strategic Decision to Develop Its Own Indigenous Marine Industry to Grow the Market 96
14.3 ASIA PACIFIC 98
14.3.1 CHINA 101
14.3.1.1 China is also ahead higher adopting and deploying unmanned systems such as unmanned surface vehicles. 101
14.3.2 INDIA 103
14.3.2.1 Indian Defence forces are focusing to develop unmanned surface, and underwater vehicles 103
14.3.3 JAPAN 104
14.3.3.1 Japan is one of the leading countries in Asia Pacific working actively on developing unmanned surface vehicle and autonomous ship building 104
14.3.4 SINGAPORE 106
14.3.4.1 Increasing deliveries of USVs driving the Singapore USV market 106
14.3.5 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 107
14.3.5.1 Demand for unmanned maritime systems for defense sector 107
14.4 EUROPE 109
14.4.1 UK 112
14.4.1.1 UK key market players are focusing on collaborating with research institutes for increasing the adoption of usvs 112
14.4.2 SWEDEN 114
14.4.2.1 Increasing demand for USV’s for naval operations 114
14.4.3 GERMANY 115
14.4.3.1 The offshore drilling activities have been undertaken by the German government and hence, the USV market will show prominent development in the next few years 115
14.4.4 FRANCE 116
14.4.4.1 The French government focuses on strategic sectors such as deep offshore, liquefied natural gas, unconventional gas, and extra-heavy oils and oil sands 116
14.4.5 ITALY 118
14.4.5.1 Italy’s USV defense segment is estimated to have the highest CAGR 118
14.4.6 REST OF EUROPE 119
14.4.6.1 Supply of USV Components and Systems From OEMs to Drive the Growth of the Market 119
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14.5 MIDDLE EAST 121
14.5.1 UAE 122
14.5.1.1 The Gulf Corporation is investing in sea exploration activities in regards to Iraqi defense threats 122
14.5.2 ISRAEL 124
14.5.2.1 presence of some of the major manufacturers in Israel which fuels the market for USV 124
14.5.3 REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST 125
14.5.3.1 Growing unrest in the Middle East is likely to fuel the demand for USVs to modernize the naval defense equipment 125
14.6 REST OF THE WORLD 127
14.6.1 NIGERIA 129
14.6.1.1 Nigeria is expected to have the highest CAGR 129
14.6.2 BRAZIL 130
14.6.2.1 Growth of the commercial segment of USVs is expected to be driven by the extensive offshore drilling activities undertaken in the country 130

15 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 132
15.1 OVERVIEW 132
15.2 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2017 133
15.3 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 134
15.3.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 134
15.3.2 CONTRACTS 135
15.3.3 PARTNERSHIPS & AGREEMENTS 136

16 COMPANY PROFILES 137
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, and MnM View)*
16.1 ASV GLOBAL 137
16.2 TELEDYNE TECHNOLOGIES 140
16.3 TEXTRON 142
16.4 ATLAS ELEKTRONIK 144
16.5 ECA GROUP 145
16.6 SEAROBOTICS 147
16.7 ELBIT SYSTEMS 148
16.8 RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS 150
16.9 5G INTERNATIONAL 151
16.10 LIQUID ROBOTICS 152
16.11 MARITIME TACTICAL SYSTEMS (MARTAC) 153
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, and MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
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17 APPENDIX 155
17.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 155
17.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 158
17.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 160
17.4 RELATED REPORTS 160
17.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 161