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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are remotely piloted or self-piloted aircraft that can carry cameras, sensors, communications equipment or other payloads. UAVs are smaller than manned aircraft. They are cost-effectively stored and transported. UAVs make significant contributions to the fighting capability of operational war forces.

Drones are technically known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. These aircraft, however, are used for air strikes, they are used by governments. Human rights activists, environmental groups and journalists are using drones in their work. Drones can fly above news events to capture images that reporters may not be able to get close to on the ground.

UAS drone is used in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. There are 64 drone bases in the US. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones can be armed. Bases are used as remote cockpits to control the robotic aircraft overseas, for drone pilot training. Others serve as analysis depots.

Growth in unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) has coincided with an increase in endurance limit and an increase in mission capabilities of UAVs. In general in the military there has been an increase in awareness and mission capabilities of UAVs creating an equation for growth. UAVs can perform dangerous missions without risking human life.

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Table of Contents

Unmanned Aerial Systems Executive Summary

The study is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the Unmanned Aerial Systems equipment market segment. Research represents a selection from the mountains of data available of the most relevant and cogent market materials, with selections made by the most senior analysts. Commentary on every aspect of the market from independent analysts creates an independent perspective in the evaluation of the market. In this manner the study presents a comprehensive overview of what is going on in this market, assisting managers with designing market strategies likely to succeed.

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • UAV Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares
  • Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts
  • UAS 1 Million Flight Hours

Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Description and Market Dynamics

1. UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS)

2. MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS

  • 1.1 UAS Offices at FAA
    • 1.1.1 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution
    • 1.1.2 UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General Aviation Aircraft GA Access
    • 1.1.3 US Commitment to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • 1.2 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
    • 1.2.1 Western Defense
    • 1.2.2 US Changes Military Spending Patterns
    • 1.2.3 Funding By U.S. Department Of Defense (DOD) Shifts to Department of State
    • 1.2.4 Chinese Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Positioning
  • 1.3 Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations
    • 1.3.1 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing:
    • 1.3.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling
    • 1.3.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Strike Capability and Payloads
    • 1.3.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience
    • 1.3.5 Increased Use Of Stealth
    • 1.3.6 Small and Micro-UASs
    • 1.3.7 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Organization, Culture and CONOPS:
  • 1.4 Network Centric Warfare Enablers
    • 1.4.1 Chemical, Biological and Radiological Detection
    • 1.4.2 Urban Warfare
  • 1.5 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Classification
    • 1.5.1 United States Military Tier System For Categorizing UAVs
  • 1.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) SAR: Surveillance and Reconnaissance
    • 1.6.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance
    • 1.6.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance
    • 1.6.3 Military Role Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Predator Launching of Hellfire Missile
    • 1.6.4 Issues With Civilian Casualties
    • 1.6.5 Targeted Missiles
    • 1.6.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Transport
  • 1.7 UAS Convoy Applications
  • 1.8 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Convoy-Following Mode
    • 1.8.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Corridor Mapping
    • 1.8.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring
    • 1.8.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping
    • 1.8.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security
    • 1.8.5 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research
  • 1.9 Globalization and Technology
    • 1.9.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies
    • 1.9.2 UASs General Roles
  • 1.10 Border Patrol:
  • 1.11 Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For UASs

Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Shares and Market Forecasts

This section selectively describes market shares, forecasts, segments, and regional revenue. Numbers are the result of primary research in all cases. Selected companies are described from an independent analyst perspective with a thumbnail sketch or analysis of their market numbers or commentary on their strengths and weaknesses. Some of the analysis is focused on looking at the topic segment by segment, including company descriptive analyses by segment and subsegment.

2. UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) MARKET SHARES AND FORECASTS

  • 2.1 Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
    • 2.1.1 UAV Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours
  • 2.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares
    • 2.2.1 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk
    • 2.2.2 Northrop Grumman
    • 2.2.3 Northrop Grumman BQM-74E Aerial Target
    • 2.2.4 Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk
    • 2.2.5 Northrup Grumman Global Hawk Budget Request
    • 2.2.6 Northrop Grumman Fire Scout
    • 2.2.7 Northrop Grumman's NAVY BAMS Program
    • 2.2.8 Northrop Grumman Bat 3
    • 2.2.9 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Sky WarriorR UAS
    • 2.2.10 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) Avenger
    • 2.2.11 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) GA-ASI Sky Warrior Alpha and Sky Warrior UAS
    • 2.2.12 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predators
    • 2.2.13 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) Enhanced Endurance Designs for Predator B
    • 2.2.14 BAE Systems
    • 2.2.15 BAE Systems Taranis - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    • 2.2.16 Textron /AAI
    • 2.2.17 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 200 TUAS
    • 2.2.18 Unmanned Helicopters
    • 2.2.19 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter
    • 2.2.20 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter
    • 2.2.21 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft
    • 2.2.22 Draganflyer X4 UAV
    • 2.2.23 Insitu
    • 2.2.24 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations
    • 2.2.25 Proxy Aviation Systems
  • 2.3 Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts
    • 2.3.1 UAS 1 Million Flight Hours
    • 2.3.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Battlefield Reconnaissance, Target, Decoy, Combat, and Logistics
    • 2.3.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, R&D, Airframes, Payloads, Control, and Service
    • 2.3.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Fixed Wing, Vertical Takeoff and Landing
    • 2.3.5 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Hypersonic, HALE, MALE, Tactical, NATO, Close, Handheld
    • 2.3.6 New World Order Built On The Globally Integrated Enterprise 2-49
    • 2.3.7 Military Unmanned Aerial Systems Markets
    • 2.3.8 UAS and ISR Market Wing Based Subsegments
    • 2.3.9 Section 1098--Unmanned Aerial Systems and National Airspace 2-57
    • 2.3.10 Helicopter Unmanned Aircraft
    • 2.3.11 Unmanned Aerial Systems Segments
    • 2.3.12 Fixed-Wing Aircraft UAVs Functional Categories
    • 2.3.13 Unmanned Aerial Systems Altitude Classifications
    • 2.3.14 Unmanned Aerial Systems Tier Classifications
    • 2.3.15 U.S. Army Tiers
    • 2.3.16 Future Combat Systems (FCS) (U.S. Army) Classes
    • 2.3.17 Drone Categories
    • 2.3.18 Markets For Military Avionics
    • 2.3.19 High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAVs
    • 2.3.20 UAS Roadmap
    • 2.3.21 UAS Aerial Common Sensor
    • 2.3.22 Airborne Reconnaissance Low
    • 2.3.23 Global Hawk
    • 2.3.24 2012 Base Defense Budget
    • 2.3.25 2011 Base Budget Unmanned Aircraft
    • 2.3.26 UAS
    • 2.3.27 US Pentagon's FY 2011 Budget Request
    • 2.3.28 US Pentagon's FY 2011 Budget for Unmanned Aircraft
    • 2.3.29 UAS Application Alternatives
    • 2.3.30 UAV Makers Expect U.S. defense Demand To Continue Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk Programs Managed By WPAFB.
    • 2.3.31 US Air Force Loss of Remotely Piloted Planes
    • 2.3.32 Challenges For Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
    • 2.3.33 Issues Addressed By The UAS Task Force: UAS Access to National Airspace System
    • 2.3.34 Section 1098--Unmanned Aerial Systems and National Airspace
    • 2.3.35 Global Hawk
    • 2.3.36 Navy Remotely Piloted Demonstration And Strike Aircraft Programs
    • 2.3.37 Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads
    • 2.3.38 Composites Key to UAV Utility
    • 2.3.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) US Market
    • 2.3.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) European Market
  • 2.4 UAS Pricing
    • 2.4.1 UAS Pricing
  • 2.5 Unmanned Airplane Regional Market Analysis
    • 2.5.1 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent Of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On UAV Technology
    • 2.5.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Industry Regional Summary 2-105
    • 2.5.3 UAS Marketplace Moving Target
    • 2.5.4 UAS Composites Market
    • 2.5.5 UAS Composites A Smaller Part Of The Larger Whole
    • 2.5.6 Evolving UAVs For Civilian Roles
    • 2.5.7 UAS High Value, Low Risk, and Low Cost
    • 2.5.8 UAS Persistent Surveillance:
    • 2.5.9 UAS Precision Strike:
    • 2.5.10 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)Missions
    • 2.5.11 Number Of Aircraft And Helicopters Worldwide
    • 2.5.12 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Regional Analysis
    • 2.5.13 United States
    • 2.5.14 United States
    • 2.5.15 Regional Demand For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Drones
    • 2.5.16 Europe
    • 2.5.17 Asia
    • 2.5.18 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Asia
    • 2.5.19 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
    • 2.5.20 Pakistan and Libia
    • 2.5.21 India
    • 2.5.22 China UAS
    • 2.5.23 China Yotaisc Technology
    • 2.5.24 Australia Fighter Aircraft
    • 2.5.25 Australia Training
    • 2.5.26 Australia Airborne Early Warning & Control
    • 2.5.27 Australia Aerial Refueling
    • 2.5.28 Australia Maritime Patrol
    • 2.5.29 Australia UAV - Reconnaissance/Surveillance
    • 2.5.30 Australia Transport
    • 2.5.31 Bahrain Attack helicopter
    • 2.5.32 Bahrain Fighter Aircrafts
    • 2.5.33 Bahrain Trainer
    • 2.5.34 Bahrain Transport
    • 2.5.35 Bahrain Utility Aircraft
    • 2.5.36 Egypt Fighter Aircrafts
    • 2.5.37 Egypt UAV
    • 2.5.38 Egypt Trainer Aircraft
    • 2.5.39 Egypt Transports
    • 2.5.40 Egypt Helicopter
    • 2.5.41 Egypt Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC)
    • 2.5.42 Finland
    • 2.5.43 Finland Helicopters
    • 2.5.44 Great Britain Royal Air Force Combat Aircraft
    • 2.5.45 Great Britain Trainer Aircraft
    • 2.5.46 Great Britain Transport Aircraft
    • 2.5.47 Great Britain Transport, Search and Rescue Helicopter
    • 2.5.48 Great Britain Reconnaissance Aircraft
    • 2.5.49 Great Britain Fleet Air Arm
    • 2.5.50 Great Britain Army Air Corps
    • 2.5.51 Great Britain Future Acquisitions
    • 2.5.52 Israel
    • 2.5.53 Israel Future
    • 2.5.54 Kuwait Aircraft
    • 2.5.55 Kuwait Air Defence Systems
    • 2.5.56 Kuwait Government Aircraft
    • 2.5.57 Morocco Inventory
    • 2.5.58 Philippines Inventory
    • 2.5.59 Portugal Inventory
    • 2.5.60 Portugal On Order
    • 2.5.61 Saudi Arabia Inventory
    • 2.5.62 Singapore Inventory
    • 2.5.63 Singapore Plans
    • 2.5.64 South Korea Inventory
    • 2.5.65 South Korea Projects
    • 2.5.66 South Korea F-15K Crash Controversy
    • 2.5.67 South Korea F-X Phase 2
    • 2.5.68 South Korea F-X Phase 3
    • 2.5.69 South Korea E-X Early Warning Aircraft Program
    • 2.5.70 South Korea KF-X Future Fighter Program
    • 2.5.71 Spain Aircraft Inventory
    • 2.5.72 Switzerland Aircraft Inventory
    • 2.5.73 Helicopters
    • 2.5.74 Turkey Inventory
    • 2.5.75 Future plans
    • 2.5.76 United Arab Emirates Inventory 2010
    • 2.5.77 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Weapons- People's Republic of China

Unmanned Aerial Systems Product Description

This section describes selected companies and selected products. Products for this market segment are described with attention to the most significant aspect of features and functions in this category of product. The juxtaposition of a range of different product descriptions from a single market category provides a really good way to access market directions and achieve market competitive analysis. This section is arranged in three pieces: immersive products, conference room products, and end point products. Company products are described in the appropriate sections, meaning a company is mentioned several times in the chapter in different places.

3. UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

  • 3.1 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1B Predator
  • 3.2 Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • 3.2.1 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    • 3.2.2 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) RQ-4 Programs 3-8
    • 3.2.3 Northrop Grumman GHMD (U.S. Navy
    • 3.2.4 NASA Global Hawk (NASA Dryden)
    • 3.2.5 NATO AGS (U.S. and Allied Nations)
    • 3.2.6 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS
    • 3.2.7 Northrop Grumman MLB Company
    • 3.2.8 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3
    • 3.2.9 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV
    • 3.2.10 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal
    • 3.2.11 Northrop Grumman Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System
  • 3.3 Lockheed Martin
    • 3.3.1 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter
  • 3.4 Boeing
    • 3.4.1 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter
    • 3.4.2 Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint UAS Solutions
  • 3.5 BAE Systems
    • 3.5.1 BAE Systems Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    • 3.5.2 BAE Systems Compact Rotary Wing/UAV LDRF
    • 3.5.3 BAE Systems Herti
    • 3.5.4 BAE Systems Image Collection and Exploitation (ICE) Sensor Management System
    • 3.5.5 BAE Systems Mantis
    • 3.5.6 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores
    • 3.5.7 BAE Systems Taranis
    • 3.5.8 BAE Systems Taranis - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    • 3.5.9 BAE Systems Telemos
  • 3.6 Textron / Aerosonde
    • 3.6.1 Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services
    • 3.6.2 Textron Systems AAI
    • 3.6.3 Textron Systems AAI RQ-7B ShadowR tactical UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
    • 3.6.4 Textron Systems AAI ShadowR Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)
    • 3.6.5 AAI Shadow 400 Unmanned Aircraft Deployed With Allied Naval Forces
    • 3.6.6 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System
    • 3.6.7 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations
    • 3.6.8 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals
    • 3.6.9 Textron Systems AAI / AerosondeR
    • 3.6.10 Textron Systems AAI and Aeronautics Orbiter™
    • 3.6.11 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations
    • 3.6.12 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals
    • 3.6.13 Textron Systems AAI One System Remote Video Terminal
    • 3.6.14 Textron Systems AAI Tactical Sensor Intelligence Sharing System
    • 3.6.15 Textron Systems AeroVironment AV's Family of Small UAS
    • 3.6.16 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)
    • 3.6.17 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Dragon Eye
    • 3.6.18 Textron Systems AeroVironment Stratospheric Persistent UAS
    • 3.6.19 Textron Systems AeroVironment Global Observer
    • 3.6.20 Textron Systems AeroVironment Digital Data Link
    • 3.6.21 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Services
    • 3.6.22 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Advanced Development: SwitchbladeR
    • 3.6.23 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Advanced Development: Nano Air Vehicle
  • 3.7 Aurora Flight Sciences Hale
    • 3.7.1 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
    • 3.7.2 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft
    • 3.7.3 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL
    • 3.7.4 Aurora Flight Sciences Earth Science Applications
    • 3.7.5 Aurora Flight Sciences Military Utility
    • 3.7.6 Aurora SunLight Eagle
  • 3.8 Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • 3.8.1 Aurora Flight Sciences Skate
    • 3.8.2 Aurora Tactical Systems
    • 3.8.3 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP
    • 3.8.4 Aurora Excalibur
    • 3.8.5 Aurora GoldenEye 50
    • 3.8.6 Aurora GoldenEye 80
    • 3.8.7 System Description
  • 3.9 L-3 Communications UAS Programs
    • 3.9.1 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    • 3.9.2 L-3 Communications Small Expendable Tube-Launched UAS
    • 3.9.3 L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Programs
    • 3.9.4 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned - Mobius
    • 3.9.5 L-3 Communications Cutlass
    • 3.9.6 L-3 Unmanned Systems' Viking 100 Runway Operations
    • 3.9.7 L-3 Communications Viking 300 Runway Operations
    • 3.9.8 L-3 Communications Viking 400
    • 3.9.9 L-3 Communications TigerShark
    • 3.9.10 L-3 Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station
    • 3.9.11 L-3 Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System (O-PALS)
    • 3.9.12 L-3 Communications ISR Services
    • 3.9.13 L-3 Communications System Integration and Technical Support
  • 3.10 Challis Heliplane UAV Inc.
  • 3.11 Draganfly Innovations Inc.
    • 3.11.1 Draganfly X4
    • 3.11.2 Draganflyer X6
    • 3.11.3 Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications
    • 3.11.4 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications
    • 3.11.5 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications
    • 3.11.6 Draganflyer X8
  • 3.12 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations
    • 3.12.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU)
    • 3.12.2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) ClawR Sensor Control
    • 3.12.3 GA-ASI Athena RF Tag
    • 3.12.4 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - PredatorR UAS
    • 3.12.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - Gray Eagle™ UAS
  • 3.13 Insitu
    • 3.13.1 Boeing / Insitu ScanEagle
    • 3.13.2 Insitu Integrator
    • 3.13.3 Insitu NightEagle
  • 3.14 Integrated Dynamics
    • 3.14.1 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II
    • 3.14.2 Integrated Dynamics Hornet
    • 3.14.3 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V
    • 3.14.4 Integrated Dynamics VISION UAV systems
    • 3.14.5 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I
    • 3.14.6 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I
    • 3.14.7 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I
    • 3.14.8 Integrated Dynamics Vector
    • 3.14.9 Integrated Dynamics Tornado
    • 3.14.10 Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK - II
    • 3.14.11 Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ - 1000
    • 3.14.12 Integrated Dynamics Rover
    • 3.14.13 Integrated Dynamics Explorer
  • 3.15 MMIST Mist Mobility
    • 3.15.1 MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)
    • 3.15.2 Sherpa Ranger / MMist
  • 3.16 Marcus UAV Systems
    • 3.16.1 Marcus Autopilots
  • 3.17 Proxy Aviation Systems
    • 3.17.1 Proxy SkyRaider
  • 3.18 LaserMotive
  • 3.19 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600
    • 3.19.1 Chinese Naval UAS
  • 3.20 ASN Technology Group
  • 3.21 Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle
  • 3.22 Scaled Composites
    • 3.22.1 Proteus
  • 3.23 Schiebel
    • 3.23.1 Schiebel Camcopter S-100
    • 3.23.2 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets:
  • 3.24 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 $299, Flies Off a Roof

Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology

4. UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) TECHNOLOGY

  • 4.1 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach
  • 4.2 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture
  • 4.3 Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems
    • 4.3.1 AP 2000
    • 4.3.2 AP 5000
    • 4.3.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)
    • 4.3.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)
    • 4.3.5 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)
  • 4.4 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX)
  • 4.4.1 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)
  • 4.5 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter)
    • 4.5.1 Ground Control Stations
    • 4.5.2 GCS 1200
    • 4.5.3 GCS 2000
  • 4.6 Antenna Tracking Systems
  • 4.7 ATPS 1200
    • 4.7.1 ATPS 2000
    • 4.7.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads
    • 4.7.3 GSP 100
    • 4.7.4 GSP 900
    • 4.7.5 GSP 1200
  • 4.8 Civilian UAV's - Rover Systemstm
  • 4.9 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
    • 4.9.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS)
    • 4.9.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS)
    • 4.9.3 Airborne Separation Video System - Remote Sensor (ASVS - RS)
    • 4.9.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS)
  • 4.10 Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS)
  • 4.11 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control
    • 4.11.1 Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance
    • 4.11.2 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV)
    • 4.11.3 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)
    • 4.11.4 Aurora Flare Planning
    • 4.11.5 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion
    • 4.11.6 Aurora Aerospace Electronics
    • 4.11.7 Aurora is CTC-REF
  • 4.12 Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR)
    • 4.12.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES)
    • 4.12.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES)
  • 4.13 Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV)
    • 4.13.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)
    • 4.13.2 Low-design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe)
    • 4.13.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)
    • 4.13.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM)
  • 4.14 Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities
    • 4.14.1 United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program
    • 4.14.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program:
    • 4.14.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives:
  • 4.15 Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • 4.16 L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS
  • 4.17 L-3 Communications flightTEKR SMC
    • 4.17.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall
  • 4.18 Draganflyer X4 Applications
    • 4.18.1 Draganflyer X4 Large Project Management
    • 4.18.2 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment 4-54
    • 4.18.3 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Land and Equipment
    • 4.18.4 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research
    • 4.18.5 Aerial Archeology
    • 4.18.6 Environmental Assessment
    • 4.18.7 The Draganflyer X4 is Fun to Fly
  • 4.19 White Blood Cell Counter

Unmanned Aerial Systems Company Profiles

This section selectively describes company strategies, partners, acquisitions, and revenue by segment and regional revenue when available. Companies are described by looking at what is most interesting about that company. The descriptions collectively give a sense of market directions within the industry segment. The alphabetical listing of company thumbnail sketches provides an accessible way to find out what is going on in any particular company.

5 UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS COMPANY PROFILES

  • 5.1 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd
    • 5.1.1 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Dragon (ABL900) De-armer
    • 5.1.2 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Limpet Mine Disposal Equipment
    • 5.1.3 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd IED Disruptor Devices
    • 5.1.4 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Recoilless Disruptors
    • 5.1.5 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Equipment
  • 5.2 AirRobot UKR - Company
  • 5.3 Allen Vanguard
    • 5.3.1 Allen Vanguard R&D
    • 5.3.2 Allen-Vanguard Introduces Modular New EOD Tactical Suit System For Mobile Counter-IED
  • 5.4 ASN Technology Group
  • 5.5 Aurora Flight Sciences
    • 5.5.1 Aurora Flight Sciences Leadership in UAV Team Operations
    • 5.5.2 Aurora Track Record
    • 5.5.3 Aurora R&D and Core Competencies
    • 5.5.4 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft
    • 5.5.5 Aurora Integrated Airframe Engineering And Production Solutions
    • 5.5.6 Aurora Mobile-Agent Based Collaborative Sensor Fusion
    • 5.5.7 Aurora Facilities/Site Infrastructure
    • 5.5.8 Aurora Research and Development R&D
    • 5.5.9 Aurora Flight Sciences Aerospace Systems and Concepts
    • 5.5.10 NASA Study for Subsonic Commercial Transports (N+3)
    • 5.5.11 Rapid Prototyping
    • 5.5.12 Aurora Propulsion
    • 5.5.13 Aurora Distributed Engine Control
    • 5.5.14 Aurora Flig Airborne Autonomous Systems Advanced Concepts
  • 5.6 BAE Systems
    • 5.6.1 BAE Systems Organization
    • 5.6.2 BAE Systems Performance
    • 5.6.3 BAE Systems Key Facts
    • 5.6.4 BAE Systems Strategy
    • 5.6.5 BAE Systems Operational Framework
    • 5.6.6 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • 5.6.7 BAE Systems Risk Management
    • 5.6.8 BAE Systems Orders
    • 5.6.9 BAE Systems Received $313 Million Contract for Continued Research and Development of PIM
    • 5.6.10 BAE Systems' Paladin Integrated Management
    • 5.6.11 BAE Systems Awarded £46m Contract To Support Royal Navy's Type 45 Sampson Radars
  • 5.7 Beijing Defense
    • 5.7.1 Beijing Defense Counter IED products
    • 5.7.2 Beijing Defense EOD and IED Disposal Equipment
    • 5.7.3 Beijing Defense Bomb Search And Detection Systems
  • 5.8 Boeing
    • 5.8.1 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
    • 5.8.2 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Performance
    • 5.8.3 Boeing Advanced Technology
    • 5.8.4 Boeing Participation In Commercial Jet Aircraft Market
    • 5.8.5 Boeing Participation In Defense Industry Jet Aircraft Market
    • 5.8.6 Boeing Defense, Space & Security
    • 5.8.7 Boeing Advanced Military Aircraft:
    • 5.8.8 Boeing Military Aircraft
    • 5.8.9 Boeing Continuing Progress
    • 5.8.10 Boeing-iRobot Team Receives New SUGV Task Order From US Army
  • 5.9 Boston Dynamics
  • 5.10 Carnegie Mellon University
    • 5.10.1 Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science (SCS)
  • 5.11 Challis Helicopters Inc. / Challis Heliplane UAV
    • 5.11.1 Challis Heliplanes
  • 5.12 Chemring EOD Limited
    • 5.12.1 Chemring EOD Limited Initiation Systems / Exploders
    • 5.12.2 Chemring EOD Limited ROV Integration Packages
    • 5.12.3 Chemring EOD Limited Security: VehicleScan - Under Vehicle Surveillance Systems
  • 5.13 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600
  • 5.14 DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd) / RSD (the Rolling Stock and Defense division
    • 5.14.1 RSD Combat-Proven Landmine Detection Systems
    • 5.14.2 RSD Ballistic Protection For Peacekeeping And Defense Operations
    • 5.14.3 RSD Engineering For Various Defense Environments And Scenarios
  • 5.15 Ditch Witch
  • 5.16 Draganfly Innovations Inc.
    • 5.16.1 Draganfly Innovations Inc.
  • 5.17 DRS Unmanned Technologies, Inc.
    • 5.17.1 DRS Technologies Revenue
    • 5.17.2 DRS Tactical Systems Rugged Tablet
    • 5.17.3 DRS Technologies $22 Million in Orders for Reset and Overhaul of U.S. Air Force Tunner Cargo Loaders
  • 5.18 First-Response Robotics
  • 5.19 GE
    • 5.19.1 GE Unmanned Aircraft
    • 5.19.2 GE Supports Innovation
    • 5.19.3 GE Energy
    • 5.19.4 GE Energy
    • 5.19.5 General Electric Company Energy Infrastructure Revenues
    • 5.19.6 GE Total Revenue
    • 5.19.7 General Electric Geographic Revenues
    • 5.19.8 GE and Goteborg Energi
    • 5.19.9 GE's 4.1-113 Wind Turbine
    • 5.19.10 General Electric Offers Wind Turbine Customers Clean Energy From Solar Panels
    • 5.19.11 GE U.S. Wind Crash
    • 5.19.12 GE Technology to Boost the Output of NextEra Energy Resources' U.S. Fleet of Wind Turbines
    • 5.19.13 GE Energy Financial Services
  • 5.20 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
    • 5.20.1 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)
    • 5.20.4 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)
    • 5.20.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Company
    • 5.20.6 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    • 5.20.7 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Control Stations
    • 5.20.8 General Atomics Aeronautical System Statistical Reconnaissance Radars: Sar/Gmti
    • 5.20.2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS Guidance And Control
    • 5.20.9 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Industry Milestones
    • 5.20.10 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Sky Warrior UAS Initial Production for Army's ER/MP Program
  • 5.21 General Dynamics
    • 5.21.1 General Dynamics Revenue
    • 5.21.2 General Dynamics Rifleman Radio and GD300 Go to Afghanistan with U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment
    • 5.21.3 General Dynamics Light Tactical Vehicles
    • 5.21.4 General Dynamics Light Wheeled Armored Vehicles
    • 5.21.5 General Dynamics Medium Wheeled Armored Vehicles
    • 5.21.6 General Dynamics Infantry Fighting Vehicles / Medium Combat Vehicles
    • 5.21.7 General Dynamics Light Combat Vehicles
    • 5.21.8 General Dynamics Revenue
    • 5.21.9 General Dynamics Mobile Military Bridge Systems
    • 5.21.10 General Dynamics MTB - Modular Lightweight Bridge
    • 5.21.11 General Dynamics European Land Systems
  • 5.22 Gostai
  • 5.23 iRobot
    • 5.23.1 iRobot Role In The Robot Industry
    • 5.23.2 iRobot Robots
    • 5.23.3 iRobot Home Cleaning Robots
    • 5.23.4 iRobot SUGV (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle).
    • 5.23.5 iRobot FirstLook
    • 5.23.6 iRobot Revenue Third-Quarter 2011
    • 5.23.7 iRobot Government and Industrial 2011
    • 5.23.8 iRobot $7.4 Million Order for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles
    • 5.23.9 iRobot Looks To Expand in Latin America and China
    • 5.23.10 iRobot PackBots
  • 5.24 Insitu
    • 5.24.1 Insitu Deployed Operations
    • 5.24.2 Insitu Integrated Logistics Support
    • 5.24.3 InsituTechnology
    • 5.24.4 Insitu Innovation
    • 5.24.5 Insitu Small Tactical Unmanned Air System/Tier II Contract
    • 5.24.6 Insitu's ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System Selected by U.S. Air Force Academy to Train Cadets
    • 5.24.7 Insitu / FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Airspace Integration Research
  • 5.25 Integrated Dynamics
    • 5.25.1 Explorer U.S.A. Bound
  • 5.26 Kongsberg
    • 5.26.1 Kongsberg Key Orders for Maritime
    • 5.26.2 Kongsberg Key Figures
  • 5.27 Kuchcera Defense Systems
  • 5.28 L-3
    • 5.28.1 L-3 Key Performance Measures
    • 5.28.2 L-3's Business
  • 5.29 LaserMotive
  • 5.30 Lockheed Martin
    • 5.30.1 Lockheed Martin Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
    • 5.30.2 Lockheed Martin Segment Results 2011
    • 5.30.3 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Revenue
    • 5.30.4 Lockheed Martin SYMPHONY Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems
    • 5.30.5 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue
    • 5.30.6 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems
    • 5.30.7 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Net sales
    • 5.30.8 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Segment Revenue
    • 5.30.9 Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
    • 5.30.10 Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    • 5.30.11 Lockheed Martin Corporation's Business Segment
    • 5.30.12 Lockheed Martin Delivers Fourth Upgraded CBP P-3 Orion In Record Time 5-196
  • 5.31 Marcus UAV Systems
  • 5.32 Mesa Associates
    • 5.32.1 Mesa Robotics
  • 5.33 Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology Inc. (MMIST)
    • 5.33.1 MMIST Third Wing Kit
  • 5.34 Parrot
  • 5.35 Proxy Aviation Systems
  • 5.36 Northrop Grumman
    • 5.36.1 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment
    • 5.36.2 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya
    • 5.36.3 Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1
    • 5.36.4 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier
    • 5.36.5 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Segment
  • 5.37 Pearson Engineering
  • 5.38 QinetiQ North America
    • 5.38.1 QinetiQ North America
    • 5.38.2 QinetiQ Starts Spinoff from United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA)
    • 5.38.3 QinetiQ / Foster Miller
    • 5.38.4 QinetiQ / Foster Miller Financial Position
    • 5.38.5 QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner 10Micro Robots:
    • 5.38.6 QinetiQ / Automatika
    • 5.38.7 QinetiQ Customer Base
    • 5.38.8 QinetiQ Revenue
  • 5.39 re
  • 5.40 Recon Robotics
  • 5.41 Scaled Composites
  • 5.42 Schiebel
    • 5.42.1 CamcopterR s-100 Opening A New Era In Filming And Broadcasting
  • 5.43 ST Engineering
  • 5.44 TechnoRobot
  • 5.45 Telerob
  • 5.46 Textron
    • 5.46.1 Textron Cessna Segment
    • 5.46.2 Textron Systems Segment
    • 5.46.3 Textron INC. 10 Q Revenue 2011-2012
    • 5.46.4 Textron Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    • 5.46.5 Textron Land and Marine Systems
    • 5.46.6 Textron Weapons and Sensors
    • 5.46.7 Textron Mission Support and Other
    • 5.46.8 Textron Industrial Segment
  • 5.47 Thales Group
    • 5.47.1 Thales Core Businesses
    • 5.47.2 Thales: - A Global Player
    • 5.47.3 Thales Facts and Figures
    • 5.47.4 Thales Innovation
    • 5.47.5 Thales Key Technology Domains
    • 5.47.6 Thales Open Research
    • 5.47.7 Thales Stance on Environment
    • 5.47.8 Thales Processes
    • 5.47.9 Thales Product design
    • 5.47.10 Thales Site Management
    • 5.47.11 Thales Alenia Space Integration Of Service Module For The Fourth ATV 5-253
    • 5.47.12 Thales Sonar 'Excels' In Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise
  • 5.48 Vecna Technologies
  • 5.49 Yotaisc Technology
    • 5.49.1 Yotaisc Technology UAV systems
    • 5.49.2 Yotaisc Technology Airport Security Solutions
  • 5.50 Military Robot Companies

List of Tables and Figures

Unmanned Aerial Systems Executive Summary

  • Table ES-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Advantages
  • Table ES-2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Trends
  • Table ES-3 Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions
  • Table ES-4 Unmanned Aerial Systems Features
  • Table ES-5 Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks
  • Table ES-6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits
  • Figure ES-7 Large and Mid Size Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2011
  • Figure ES-8 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Figure ES-9 Super Soaker vs. R.C. Glider
  • Figure ES-10 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars, 2010
  • Figure ES-11 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems High Altitude Reconnaissance UAV Mission Picture

Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Description and Market Dynamics

  • Table 1-1 UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General Aviation
  • Table 1-2 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution
  • Figure 1-3 Cooperative Autonomous Sense and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Figure 1-4 Key Unmanned Aircraft Integration Challenges
  • Table 1-5 Ability Of UASs To Perform Strike Function
  • Table 1-6 Fixed-Wing Aircraft UAVs Functional Categories
  • Table 1-7 Fixed-wing Aircraft UAVs Alternative Functional Categories
  • Table 1-8 Fixed-wing Aircraft UAVs Pattern Of Function Categories
  • Table 1-9 US Military Fixed-wing Aircraft UAVs Functional Categories
  • Table 1-10 Modular SAR: Surveillance and Reconnaissance Components
  • Table 1-11 UAS Applications Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Figure 1-12 Mosaic And Footprint Shape Files To Identify Frames
  • Figure 1-13 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery
  • Table 1-14 Department of Transportation Applications
  • Table 1-15 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored

Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Shares and Market Forecasts

  • Table 2-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Advantages
  • Table 2-2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Trends
  • Table 2-3 Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions
  • Table 2-4 Unmanned Aerial Systems Features
  • Table 2-5 Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks
  • Table 2-6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits
  • Figure 2-7 Large and Mid Size Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2011
  • Table 2-8 Large and Mid Size Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2011
  • Table 2-9 Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares Dollars, Worldwide, 2011
  • Figure 2-10 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk
  • Figure 2-11 Northrop Grumman UAV Legacy
  • Figure 2-12 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator
  • Figure 2-13 BAE Systems Taranis
  • Figure 2-14 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Figure 2-15 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-16 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-17 Large and Mid Size Unmanned Aerial Systems Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-18 Small Size Unmanned Aerial Systems Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-19 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Battlefield Reconnaissance, Target, Decoy, Combat, and Logistics Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-20 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Battlefield Reconnaissance, Target, Decoy, Combat, and Logistics Percent, Worldwide, 2011-2017
  • Table 2-21 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, R&D, Airframes, Payloads, Control, and Service Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-22 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, R&D, Airframes, Payloads, Control, and Service Percent, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-23 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Fixed Wing, Vertical Takeoff and Landing Dollars Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-24 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Fixed Wing, Vertical Takeoff and Landing Percent Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-25 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Hypersonic, HALE, MALE, Tactical, NATO, Close, Handheld, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Table 2-26 Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Hypersonic, HALE, MALE, Tactical, NATO, Close, Handheld, Percent, Worldwide, 2012-2018
  • Figure 2-27 Super Soaker vs. R.C. Glider
  • Figure 2-28 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars, 2010
  • Figure 2-29 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars, 2017
  • Table 2-30 Sub-Sectors Of The Market For Military Avionics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAS)
  • Table 2-31 UAS Requirements / Opportunities
  • Table 2-32 UAS Categories
  • Table 2-33 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Research Categories
  • Figure 2-34 FY 2012 US Defense Budget
  • Figure 2-35 US Air Force Operation and Maintenance Performance
  • Figure 2-36 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Global Hawk Pictures Disaster Management After The Haiti Earthquake
  • Figure 2-37 US Challenges For Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS Task Force Organization
  • Figure 2-38 DoD Airspace Integration Plan Activities
  • Figure 2-39 Fighter Jet Ali Al-Saadi/
  • Table 2-40 UAS Functions
  • Table 2-41 UAS Target Markets
  • Figure 2-42 Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2011
  • Table 2-43 Unmanned Aerial Systems Regional Market Segments, 2011
  • Table 2-44 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)Missions
  • Table 2-45 World Helicopter Fleet:
  • Figure 2-46 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems High Altitude Reconnaissance UAV
  • Figure 2-47 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems High Altitude Reconnaissance UAV Mission Picture

Unmanned Aerial Systems Product Description

  • Figure 3-1 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator
  • Figure 3-2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Close-Up
  • Table 3-3 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS General Characteristics
  • Figure 3-4 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force)
  • Figure 3-5 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout
  • Table 3-6 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements:
  • Figure 3-7 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs:
  • Table 3-8 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications:
  • Table 3-9 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS
  • Figure 3-10 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 UAV
  • Table 3-11 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features
  • Table 3-12 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Specifications
  • Figure 3-13 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV
  • Figure 3-14 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV Features
  • Table 3-15 Northrop Grumman Bat 4 Fully Integrated With Cloud Cap Technolgy Piccolo II Specifications
  • Figure 3-16 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV
  • Table 3-17 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Features
  • Table 3-18 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Specifications
  • Figure 3-19 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal
  • Figure 3-20 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal Features
  • Table 3-21 Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications
  • Figure 3-22 Northrop Grumman Fire-X
  • Table 3-24 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions
  • Figure 3-25 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter
  • Figure 3-26 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Table 3-27 Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle In Service Views
  • Figure 3-28 Boeing ScanEagle
  • Figure 3-29 BAE Systems Compact Rotary Wing / UAV LDRF
  • Figure 3-30 BAE Systems Herti Next Generation Autonomous Air System
  • Table 3-31 BAE Systems Herti Key Roles
  • Table 3-32 BAE Systems Herti Key Specifications
  • Figure 3-33 BAE Systems MANTIS
  • Table 3-34 BAE Systems Mantis Functions
  • Figure 3-35 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores
  • Table 3-36 BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions
  • Figure 3-37 BAE Systems Taranis
  • Figure 3-38 BAE Systems Telemos
  • Table 3-39 Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities
  • Table 3-40 Aerosonde Service Capabilities
  • Table 3-41 Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions
  • Figure 3-42 Textron Systems AAI Shadow
  • Figure 3-43 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System
  • Table 3-44 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations
  • Table 3-45 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals
  • Figure 3-46 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Raven
  • Figure 3-47 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Wasp
  • Figure 3-48 AeroVironment UAS: Puma AE
  • Figure 3-49 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Dragon Eye
  • Figure 3-50 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Ground Control System
  • Table 3-51 Textron Systems Global Observer System Military Functions
  • Table 3-52 Textron Systems Global Observer System Homeland Security Functions
  • Table 3-53 Textron Systems Global Observer Features
  • Figure 3-54 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Advanced Development: SwitchbladeR
  • Figure 3-55 Textron Systems AeroVironment Nano Air UAS Advanced Development Aircraft:
  • Figure 3-56 Aurora Flight Sciences UAS
  • Table 3-57 Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs
  • Figure 3-58 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
  • Figure 3-59 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD
  • Table 3-60 Aurora Projects
  • Figure 3-61 Aurora Skate
  • Table 3-62 Aurora's Line of Tactical UAVs
  • Table 3-63 DA42 MPP Features
  • Table 3-64 Aurora DA42 MPP Features
  • Table 3-65 Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications
  • Figure 3-66 Aurora Excalibur
  • Table 3-67 Aurora GoldenEye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements
  • Figure 3-68 Aurora Flight Sciences GoldenEye 80
  • Figure 3-69 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Figure 3-70 L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching From Ground And Air Tubes
  • Table 3-71 L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching Alternatives
  • Table 3-72 L-3 Communications Cutlass Functions
  • Figure 3-73 L-3 Communications Cutlass
  • Figure 3-74 L-3 Communications Mid-Tier Filling The Gap Between Tactical And Male UAS
  • Table3-75 L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Program Functions
  • Figure 3-76 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned - Mobius
  • Table 3-77 L-3 Communications Mobius Proven Airframe Features
  • Figure 3-78 L-3 Communications Mobius™
  • Figure 3-79 L-3 Communications Cutlass
  • Table 3-80 L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS Key Features
  • Table 3-81 L-3 Unmanned Systems' Viking 100 Key Features
  • Table 3-82 L-3 Unmanned Systems' Viking 300 Key Features
  • Table 3-83 L-3 Unmanned Systems' Viking 400 Key Features
  • Table 3-84 L-3 Unmanned Systems' TigerShark Key Features
  • Table 3-85 L-3 Unmanned Systems' TigerShark Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Functions
  • Table 3-86 L-3 Unmanned Systems' Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station Key Features
  • Table 3-87 L-3 Unmanned Systems Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System Key Features
  • Table 3-88 L-3 Unmanned Systems ISR Services
  • Figure 3-89 Challis Heliplane
  • Figure 3-90 Challis CH-160 Heliplane Specifications
  • Figure 3-91 Challis Velocity Raptor Heliplane Specifications
  • Figure 3-92 Draganflyer Camera
  • Figure 3-93 Draganflyer Camera Modules
  • Figure 3-94 Draganflyer Camera Operator Module
  • Figure 3-95 Draganflyer Hovering Source: Draganflyer.
  • Figure 3-96 Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability Source: Draganflyer.
  • Figure 3-97 Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter
  • Figure 3-98 Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame Source: Draganflyer.
  • Figure 3-99 Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications
  • Figure 3-100 Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications
  • Figure 3-101 Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications
  • Figure 3-102 Draganflyer Military Tactical Surveillance
  • Figure 3-102 Draganflyer X8 Helicopter
  • Figure 3-104 DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades
  • Table 3-105 Griffin Eye Manned ISR System ClawR Sensor Control Functions
  • Figure 3-106 GA-ASI GMTI to EO/IR
  • Figure 3-107 GA-ASI Select targets by RCS or Size
  • Figure 3-108 GA-ASI Annotation of Sensor Products
  • Figure 3-109 GA-ASI Optical Change Detection
  • Figure 3-110 GA-ASI Aided Target Classification Based On Sensor Model
  • Figure 3-111 GA-ASI Multi-Spectral Image Viewer
  • Figure 3-112 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA-ASI Stealthy Blue Force Tracking Device
  • Table 3-113 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS Features
  • Table 3-114 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gray Eagle Features
  • Figure 3-115 Insitu ScanEagle
  • Figure 3-116 Insitu Integrator Sustainment Operations
  • Figure 3-117 Insitu NightEagle
  • Figure 3-118 Integrated Dynamics UAV Airframe Systems
  • Figure 3-119 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II
  • Figure 3-120 Integrated Dynamics Hornet
  • Figure 3-121 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V
  • Figure 3-122 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I
  • Figure 3-123 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I
  • Figure 3-124 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I
  • Figure 3-125 Integrated Dynamics Vector
  • Figure 3-126 MMIST SnowGoose
  • Table 3-127 MMist CQ-10B advantages:
  • Table 3-128 MMist CQ-10 System
  • Figure 3-129 SherpaTM Ranger
  • Table 3-130 MMIST Shepra Characteristics
  • Table 3-131 Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units
  • Table 3-132 Sherpa™ Provider Advantages:
  • Figure 3-133 MMist Payload
  • Figure 3-134 Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems
  • Table 3-135 Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems Specifications:
  • Table 3-136 Proxy SkyRaider Benefits:
  • Table 3-137 Proxy Aviation UAV capabilities
  • Figure 3-138 Chinese Jet-Powered WJ600 Chinese jet-powered WJ600
  • Figure 3-139 Chinese UAS
  • Table 3-140 Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone
  • Table 3-141 Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets
  • Figure 3-142 Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle
  • Figure 3-143 Airborne Parrot
  • Figure 3-144 Airborne Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology

  • Figure 4-1 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution
  • Figure 4-2 UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture
  • Table 4-3 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment
  • Figure 4-4 UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects
  • Table 4-5 UAS Avionics Approach
  • Figure 4-6 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Features
  • Figure 4-7 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control
  • Table 4-8 Aurora Development Capabilities
  • Table 4-9 Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems
  • Table 4-10 Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System
  • Table 4-11 Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues
  • Table 4-12 Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development
  • Table 4-13 Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030
  • Figure 4-14 Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft
  • Table 4-15 Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions
  • Table 4-16 L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features
  • Figure 4-17 linkTEK™ IDS Integrated, power-packed flight control
  • Table 4-18 flightTEK Controls Tightly integrated, power-packed flight control for UAVs
  • Figure 4-19 Large Project Management
  • Figure 4-20 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment
  • Figure 4-21 Draganflyer Pipeline / Hydro-Transmission Line Inspection
  • Figure 4-22 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Fields and Crops
  • Figure 4-23 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research
  • Figure 4-24 Draganflyer Remote Aerial Archeology
  • Figure 4-25 Draganflyer Remote Environmental Assessment
  • Figure 4-26 Draganflyer Fun
  • Figure 4-27 Advanced Flight Entertainment
  • Table 4-28 Draganflyer RC Helicopter Aerial Photography and Videography Platform

Unmanned Aerial Systems Company Profiles

  • Table 5-1 Global Leader in Counter-IED
  • Table 5-2 Allen Vanguard Corporate Brands
  • Table 5-3 Allen Vanguard R&D Directions
  • Figure 5-4 ASN Technology Group has 10 UAVs
  • Figure 5-5 Aurora Flight Sciences Positioning
  • Table 5-6 Aurora Flight Sciences of Mississippi (AMS) Operations Functions
  • Figure 5-7 Aurora's Centaur Low-Cost, Reliable General Aviation ISR Aircraft Can Be Converted For Unmanned Flight
  • Table 5-8 BAE Systems Company Positioning
  • Figure 5-9 BAE Systems Strategy
  • Figure 5-10 BAE Systems Contract for PIM
  • Table 5-11 Beijing Defense Key Business Areas
  • Table 5-12 Boeing Military Aircraft Key programs
  • Table 5-13 Boeing Unmanned Airborne Systems:
  • Table 5-14 Boeing Weapons:
  • Figure 5-15 Challis Heliplanes
  • Table 5-16 Chemring EOD Limited Initiation Systems / Exploders
  • Figure 5-17 Chinese Jet-Powered WJ600 Chinese jet-powered WJ600
  • Figure 5-18 Chinese UAS
  • Table 5-19 Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone
  • Table 5-20 Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets
  • Figure 5-21 Draganfly Innovations X8
  • Figure 5-22 Draganfly Innovations X6
  • Figure 5-23 Draganfly Platform
  • Figure 5-24 DRS Technologies Tablet Computer
  • Figure 5-25 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS Series Guidance And Control
  • Figure 5-26 General Dynamics Divisions
  • Figure 5-27 General Dynamics Eagle
  • Figure 5-28 General Dynamics Duro
  • Figure 5-29 General Dynamics Piranha 3
  • Figure 5-30 General Dynamics Pandur 6 x 6
  • Table 5-31 General Dynamics Pandur 6 x 6 Features
  • Figure 5-32 General Dynamics Pandur 8 x 8
  • Table 5-33 General Dynamics Pandur 8 x 8 Features
  • Figure 5-34 General Dynamics Piranha 5
  • Figure 5-35 General Dynamics Ascod
  • Figure 5-36 General Dynamics SK 105
  • Table 5-37 General Dynamics SK 105 Features
  • Figure 5-38 General Dynamics M3 - A Synergy of Experience and Modern Technology
  • Figure 5-39 General Dynamics IRB - Combat Proven Bridge Equipment
  • Table 5-40 General Dynamics Bridge Equipment Features
  • Figure 5-41 General Dynamics REBS - The Bridge for the Future Army
  • Figure 5-42 General Dynamics IAB - A light weight bridge for several uses
  • Figure 5-43 General Dynamics EAGLE Armored Patrol Vehicle
  • Figure 5-44 Insitu Small Tactical Unmanned Air System
  • Figure 5-45 Insitu's ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System U.S. Air Force Academy Training
  • Figure 5-45 Kongsberg Key Orders for Maritime Figure 5-46 Kongsberg Crows Initiative
  • Figure 5-47 Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning
  • Figure 5-48 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning
  • Figure 5-49 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio
  • Figure 5-50 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift
  • Figure 5-51 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter
  • Figure 5-52 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio
  • Figure 5-53 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Segment
  • Figure 5-54 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Segment Revenue
  • Figure 5-55 Lockheed Martin Information Systems Segment Revenue
  • Figure 5-56 Lockheed Martin Space Systems Segment Revenue
  • Figure 5-57 MMist Cargo Unmanned Aerial System
  • Figure 5-58 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments
  • Figure 5-59 Northrop Grumman Portfolio
  • Figure 5-60 Northrop Grumman Segment Revenue Growth
  • Figure 5-61 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Segment
  • Figure 5-62 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Segment
  • Figure 5-63 QinetiQ Dragon Runner Urban Operations Rugged Ultra-Compact, Lightweight And Portable Reconnaissance Robot
  • Table 5-64 QinetiQ Customer Base
  • Figure 5-65 Re2 Open Architecture for Robots
  • Figure 5-66 Technorobot
  • Figure 5-67 Technorobot Collaborations
  • Table 5-68 Thales Key Technology Domains
  • Figure 5-69 Thales Measurable Environmental Targets
  • Table 5-70 Vecna Technologies Hydraulic End Effector Specifications
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