News articles routinely include border security as governments struggle to find terrorists and criminals in the flood of immigrants looking for a better life.  Internal security is increasingly part of those stories as various groups and individuals attack civilians from within their own nations.  Many, but certainly not all, nations use a single security service for all such domestic threats.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been part of that security effort for more than a decade, with rich nations like the United States and Brazil flying very expensive aircraft on their borders.  You’d think UAVs would then be an easy sale to any nation with such problems.  You’d be wrong, and sometimes right.

Yes, this is a confused and confusing market.  This new report cuts through that confusion to first explain the technologies involved and then forecast their markets by regions.  It adds value to that insight with two scenarios, one covering today’s reality and one forecasting each region’s reaction to a successful cross-border terror attack.  The results are unexpected given the complexities of national privacy laws (affect internal security operations) and military inventories (allow security agencies to immediately increase border patrols without buying UAVs).

Who is This Report For?
If you have anything do with security along borders or within a nation, this report is a must, particularly if you are a:
  • Border Security Agency Leader
  • Domestic Law Enforcement Leader
  • Border and Internal Security Intelligence Professional
  • Business Leader or Business Developer
  • UAV Manufacturer
  • Sensor and Communication Manufacturer
  • Government Contractor
  • Civil Government Leader or Planner

Multiple Scenarios

To provide a truly comprehensive coverage and analysis, this report examines two different scenarios:
  • Scenario I:  Persistent Pressure on Developed Nation Borders
  • Scenario II:  UAVs Seal Borders (Probably Following a Terror Attack)

Major Findings
  • Gaps in UAV Use
  • Aerial Surveillance as Alternative to People  
  • Preferred Border and Internal Security UAVs  
  • Expensive Payloads    
  • Optical verses Electronic Sensors
  • American Market Domination    
  • Impact of Cost    
  • Resistance to Change    
  • Airspace Regulators Resist without clear Legal Authority
  • Civil Liberty Concerns    
  • Internal Stress within US Border Patrol
  • Secrecy Standard among Border and Internal Security Agencies

Major Conclusions
  • The Civil UAV Market Will Not Develop as Hoped
  • Global Military UAV Market verses Global Border and Internal Security UAV Market
  • Operating Concepts Enhance Future Sales
  • How to Prepare for Emergency Flight in Civilian Airspace
  • Market Shift from Defense to Security
  • Not Necessary to Follow Military UAV Model
  • Border and Internal Security is often a Mix of Counter-Smuggling and Military
  • Current Capabilities are not Integrated/Coordinated
  • Corruption May Influence Acquisition Decisions
  • International Politics Limit Surveillance
  • Importance of Partners   

Uniquely, this forecast also includes many “Opportunity Alerts”, very focused marketing tips included in context where a business developer should capitalize on customer needs.