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World Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems - 2015 Edition

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World Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems - 2015 Edition
Published: January 1, 2015 Content info:

Teal Group's ‘2015 World Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems’ annual sector study enables you to identify lucrative potential business opportunities in the increasingly dynamic international UAV market. It contains a wealth of timely intelligence and analysis on the systems, as well as requirements on a country-by-country basis.

Features Include:

  • 10-Year Market Forecasts - Covering R&D and procurement for the overall market, as well as program and country breakouts.
  • Expert Analysis - A cogent outlook and rationale for what will be hot over the next decade and what will not.
  • Air Vehicles - Development histories, specifications, functional descriptions, manufacturers, funding and evaluations.
  • Sensors - Electro-optic, infrared, synthetic aperture radar, electronic warfare, SIGINT and multi- and hyper-spectral systems.
  • Requirements - Future requirements for UAV systems are examined for each country likely to be a player in this market.
  • Companies - An analysis of the strategies companies are using to build their positions in the UAV market, including acquisitions, teaming and product development.
  • Appendix - More than 15 years of US DoD prime contract awards. Free access to our analysts with this study.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Overview

The Market Outlook

  • World UAV Budget Forecast (excluding US classified budget)
  • World UAV Budget Forecast (including provisional US classified budget)
  • World Production Forecast by Type
  • World UAV Production Forecast by Region
  • Study Parameters
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Cost Evaluation

Military UAVs

Civil Government and Commercial UAVs

Consumer UAVs

The Numbers

  • Mini-UAV Production Forecast by Region
  • Small Tactical UAV Production Forecast by Region
  • Tactical UAV Production Forecast Summary by Region
  • Naval UAVs Production Forecast Summary by Region
  • MALE UAV Production Forecast Summary by Region
  • HALE UAV Production Forecast Summary by Region
  • UCAV Production Forecast Summary by Region
  • Civil Government & Commercial UAVs

The US UAV Market

  • The Market Outlook
  • Past as Prologue
  • Impact of Recent Budgets and the Sequester on US UAV Programs
  • Comparison of FY13 vs. FY14 DoD UAV Procurement Request (Cumulative FY12-FY16)
  • FY13 vs. FY14 DoD UAV Budget Request Comparison by Year
  • FY15 Procurement Requests: FY14 budget vs. new FY15 budget ($ millions)
  • US Department of Defense UAV Funding History
  • DoD UAV Categories
  • US Military UAV Inventory Trends
  • US UAV Inventory (1 Apr 2014)
  • US DoD UAV Budget Forecast
  • US UAV Production Forecast

Civil Market Overview

  • US Civil UAV Production Forecast Summary

Program Profiles

  • US Micro/Mini UAVs

Funding History

  • US Navy/Marine Corps RQ-21 Blackjack STUAS
  • RQ-7A Shadow Tactical UAV
  • RQ-8 Fire Scout VTUAV
  • US Navy UAV Programs
  • RQ-1 Predator /MQ-9 Reaper
  • Air Force Next Generation UAS (NGUAS)
  • RQ-4 Global Hawk
  • UCAVs
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Coast Guard
  • Other Federal Government UAV Users

European UAV Market

Market Overview

  • Current European Military Programs
  • European UAV Production Forecast by Type

Country Profiles

  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union/NATO
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Rest of the World UAV Market

Market Overview

Middle East

  • Middle East UAV Production Forecast by Type
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates


  • African UAV Production Forecast by Type
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Yemen


  • Asia-Pacific UAV Production Forecast by Type
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

The Americas

  • Americas UAV Production Forecast by Type
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Venezuela

UAV Munitions

  • Overview

Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensors

Market Overview

  • UAV EO/IR Funding Forecast Summary
  • UAV EO/IR Market Shares by Company

Endurance UAV EO/IR Sensors

  • USAF Global Hawk Basic and Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite
  • USAF Next-Generation HALE EO/IR Sensor Suite
  • Navy MQ-4C Triton (BAMS) AN/DAS-1(V) MTS-B Sensor Suite
  • Coast Guard Deepwater Endurance UAV EO/IR Sensor
  • USAF Classified Stealthy RQ-180 & RQ-170 ISR UAV EO/IR Sensors
  • SYERS Multi-Spectral Sensor (MALE/HALE UAV)
  • Predator B/Reaper RAPTOR/DB-110
  • USAF MQ-X/Next Generation MALE ISR UAV EO/IR Sensor
  • Predator & Predator B/Reaper AN/AAS-52(V) MTS-A & AN/DAS-1(V) MTS-B (Multi-Spectral Targeting
  • System)
  • Navy Predator B ISR Suite (Star SAFIRE 380HD)
  • US CBP/USCG Guardian/Predator B AN/DAS-1(V) MTS-B (Multi-Spectral Targeting System)
  • Army Gray Eagle AN/DAS-2(V) Common Sensor Payload (CSP)
  • Predator XP EO/IR Sensors
  • US Navy MALE TERN (Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node) Sensors
  • Predator MX-15 HD
  • Recce-U (RecceLITE)
  • Predator Imaging Laser Radar (LADAR)

Wide FOV (WFOV) EO/IR Sensors

  • USAF Reaper Gorgon Stare
  • Predator C Avenger Wide Field of View (WFOV) Sensor
  • US Marine Corps RQ-7 Shadow Wide Focal Plane Array Camera (WFPAC “Wolfpack”)
  • US Marine Corps RQ-7 Shadow WASPS (Wide Area Surgical and Persistent Surveillance)
  • AWARE (Advanced WFOV Architectures for Image Reconstruction and Exploitation)

Hyperspectral EO Sensors

  • Global Hawk SPIRITT & USAF Hyperspectral Systems
  • USAF Predator ACES Hy Hyperspectral Imager
  • US Army RQ-7 Shadow AURORA & Navy/Army Hyperspectral Imagers

UCAV EO/IR Sensors

  • USAF Classified Stealthy SEAD/Strike UCAV EO/IR Sensors
  • Navy UCLASS & UCAS-D EO/IR Sensors

Tactical UAV EO/IR Sensors

  • US Navy/US Coast Guard MQ-8B/C Fire Scout EO/IR Sensors
  • US Navy & Army MRMUAS & MRMP EO/IR Sensors
  • SWIR (Short-Wave IR) UAV Sensors
  • US Army RQ-7 Shadow POP 200/300
  • US Marine Corps Shadow POP 200/300
  • US Army Hunter Raven Eye II/MOSP
  • US SOCOM Viking 400 MX-10

Small Tactical UAV EO/IR Sensors

  • US Navy/USMC RQ-21A Blackjack/Integrator Multi 8000 EO/IR Sensor
  • US Naval ScanEagle Alticam EO and IR Sensors
  • US Special Operations Command NightEagle EO/IR Sensor

Mini-UAV EO/IR Sensors

  • AeroVironment Raven & Wasp & Puma Mantis EO/IR Sensors
  • RQ-11 Raven Photon IR Sensor
  • US Navy & US Army FCS Class I RQ-16A T-Hawk MAV EO and IR Sensors
  • Air Force Desert Hawk (was Sentry Owl) EO Sensors
  • US Marine Corps Dragon Eye ThermoVision Micron IR Sensor
  • US & Available International Mini-UAV EO/IR Sensors

Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) EO/IR Sensors

  • Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) EO/IR Sensors

Synthetic Aperture Radars

  • Market Overview
  • SAR Technology
  • SAR Market
  • SAR Program Forecasts
  • Market Shares
  • UAV SAR Funding Forecast Summary
  • UAV SAR Market Shares by Company

Endurance UAV SARs

  • USAF Global Hawk AN/ZPY-2 MP-RTIP
  • NATO Global Hawk AGS/MP-RTIP
  • USAF Global Hawk “HISAR”
  • Next-Generation HALE UAV SAR
  • US Navy MQ-4C Triton BAMS Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS)
  • USCG Deepwater Endurance UAV ISAR
  • USAF Classified Stealthy RQ-180 & RQ-170 ISR UAV SAR
  • ASARS-3 (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System)
  • USAF MQ-X Next Generation ISR UAV SAR
  • USAF Reaper AN/APY-8 Lynx SAR
  • USAF Reaper Dismount Detection Radar (DDR)
  • US Navy Predator B ISR Suite (Lynx SAR)
  • US CBP Predator B AN/APY-8 Lynx SAR
  • US Army Predator/Sky Warrior ER/MP Lynx II SAR
  • US Army Gray Eagle AN/ZPY-1 Starlite SAR
  • US Army Grey Eagle ER/MP VADER Radar
  • US Army Gray Eagle TRACER
  • MB SAR (Multi-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar)
  • US CBP/USCG Guardian SeaVue SAR

UCAV Programs

  • US Air Force Classified Stealthy SEAD/Strike UCAV Radars
  • US Navy UCLASS & UCAS-D Radars

Airborne Sense-And-Avoid Radars (ABSAAs)

  • US Navy Triton Air-to-Air Radar Sub-System (AARSS)
  • USAF Common Airborne Sense & Avoid (C-ABSAA)
  • Predator B Due Regard Radar (DRR)
  • US Army Ground-Based Sense & Avoid (GBSAA)
  • European Defense Agency (EDA) MIDCAS Sense-and-Avoid Radar

Tactical UAV Programs

  • US Navy/US Coast Guard MQ-8B/C Fire Scout SAR
  • US Army MQ-8B FCS Class 4A (Fire Scout) Lynx II SAR
  • MRMUAS & MRMP Radars
  • Army RQ-7 Shadow SAR

Magnetic Anomaly Detectors (MADs)

  • MAD-XR (Magnetic Anomaly Detection Extended Role)

Small Tactical/Mini/Nano UAV Programs

  • US Navy/Marine Corps RQ-21A Blackjack/Integrator SAR
  • ScanEagle NanoSAR & Leonardo
  • miniSAR
  • microSAR
  • PicoSAR
  • MiniSAR

SIGINT & Electronic Attack (EA) Systems

Market Overview

  • UAV EO/IR Funding Forecast Summary
  • UAV EO/IR Market Shares by Company

Endurance UAV SIGINT & EA Programs

  • USAF Global Hawk & Predator/Reaper ASIP (Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload)
  • USAF Global Hawk Hyperwide COMINT
  • USAF Global Hawk LR-100 RWR/ESM/ELINT
  • Navy MQ-4C Triton BAMS SIGINT/ESM Systems
  • USAF Classified Stealthy RQ-180 & RQ-170 ISR ESM/EA Systems
  • Army Tactical SIGINT Payload (TSP)/Enhanced TSP (ETSP)/T-Pod (Traveler-Pod)
  • Pandora Electronic Warfare (EW) System
  • USAF DEACON Electronic Attack Pod
  • Army CEASAR/NERO COMINT Electronic Attack Pods


  • USAF Classified Stealthy ISR/SEAD UCAV Electronic Attack System
  • USMC UCAV Electronic Attack (EA)
  • USMC Group 4 UAV EA Standoff Jammers (AN/ALQ-99 & NGJ)
  • Navy UCLASS SIGINT & Electronic Attack
  • Early US Air Force/Navy UCAV Electronic Warfare Systems

Tactical/Mini/Nano UAV SIGINT & EA Programs

  • Overview
  • US Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout SIGINT/EW Pod
  • US Navy/Marine Corps RQ-21A Blackjack/Integrator SIGINT
  • Pandora Electronic Warfare (EW) System
  • NanoSIGINT
  • USMC RQ-7 Shadow Software Reprogrammable Payload (SRP)
  • RQ-7B Shadow SIGINT Pod
  • Navy SPICE
  • Army Green Dart
  • USAF Lightweight Modular Support Jammer (LMSJ)
  • USAF/Army Adaptive Joint C4ISR Node (AJCN)
  • Army FCS Class III & IV ESM Warning Systems

International UAV SIGINT & EA Programs

  • Euro Hawk ISIS Wide Area SIGINT System
  • UK Watchkeeper SIGINT: Soothsayer
  • TRC 274 & TRC 6200
  • Top Scan
  • Skyfix SIGINT Suite
  • EL/K-7071 COMINT/DF & EL/L-8385 ESM/ELINT
  • Skyfix COMINT/DF

C4I Systems

  • Market Overview
  • System Types
  • UAV C4I Funding Forecast Summary

Data Link Programs

  • Global Hawk Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN)
  • Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T)
  • JTIDS and MIDS
  • Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)
  • USAF Tactical Data Links (TDL)/Link-16
  • US Navy Tactical Data Links (TDL)/Link-16
  • US Army Tactical Data Links (TDL)/Link-16
  • Improved Data Modem (IDM)
  • CEC (Cooperative Engagement Capability)
  • Interim Airborne Gateway (USAF)
  • Airborne Communications Suite (US Navy)
  • Common Data Link (CDL) & Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL)
  • Tactical Common Data Link-Network (TCDL-N)
  • Communications Data Link System (CDLS)
  • VUIT-2 (Video from UAS for Interoperability Teaming - Level 2)
  • Tactical Networked Sensor Suite (TNS2)
  • Forward Airborne Secure Transmissions and Communications (FASTCOM)
  • USMC Shadow Software Reprogrammable Payload (SRP)
  • Tactical Control System (TCS) & UAV Operating Systems

UAV Companies


Company Profiles

  • Aeronautics Ltd.
  • AeroVironment Inc.
  • Aeryon Labs Inc.
  • Airbus Defense & Space (formerly European Defense and Space Co.)
  • Amazon.Com, Inc.
  • Altavian Inc
  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • BAE Systems
  • Bell Helicopter
  • The Boeing Co.
  • CAE Inc.
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • CyPhy Works, Inc.
  • Dassault Aviation
  • Denel Pty. Ltd.
  • Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
  • DJI
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • EMT Ingenieurgesellschaft
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Finmeccanica
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Google
  • Griffon Aerospace
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Insitu Inc.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
  • Kaman Corp.
  • L-3 Communications Corp.
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • Parrot SA
  • Piaggio Aerospace
  • Prioria Robotics
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Rockwell Collins Inc
  • Safran
  • Schiebel Elektronische Geraete GmbH
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Co.
  • Stark Aerospace
  • Swift Engineering Inc.
  • Teledyne Technologies Inc.
  • Textron Systems Unmanned Systems
  • Thales
  • VT Group
  • Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.

Appendix 1

  • US DoD 10-Year UAV Funding History Summary
  • RDT&E by Service
  • Procurement by Service

Appendix 2

  • US DoD Prime Contracts
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