The global surge in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in recent years has led to leaps in development and spending on sensors, radars, cameras, signals intelligence (SIGINT), detection, communications and attack capabilities included in their payloads. This study analyses the UAV market in 77 countries and is discussed in 6 regional segments—North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East, and Africa. The market can be segmented by the type of systems into ground control station (GCS), launch and recovery system, weapons system, payloads, and avionics. The study discusses some macro trends related to the market as well.Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
- What are the recent and expected trends in the military UAV systems and sensors market?
- What are the major programs that would support the military UAV systems and sensors market?
- What segments and technologies make up the market?
- What are the leading market drivers and restraints?
- The total value of military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems and sensors market is estimated to be worth $ x billion in 2013 and will reach $ x billion by 2022.
- The global surge in UAV use in recent years has led to leaps in development and spending on sensors, radars, cameras, signals intelligence (SIGINT), detection, communications, and attack capabilities included in their payloads.
- Payloads account for about x % of the total UAV systems and will be worth $ x billion during the forecast period. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) will continue as a primary application of UAVs in the short and medium term.
- The pressure on manufacturers to produce payloads and sensors that are capable of delivering more advanced imagery, higher processing power, higher-capacity storage solutions, and sharper intelligence is growing continuously.
- End users are increasingly demanding sensor systems that can provide more on-board autonomy, less-burdensome weaponry, and more sensitive ISR, without an exponential rise in cost or weight. Furthermore, there is an increasing preference for open architecture in all UAV systems.
- The United States will continue to be the biggest market for UAV systems and sensors, thus, representing a share of x % of the global market during the forecast period.