Defense Robotics - Global Strategic Business Report

Defense Robotics - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Aug 8, 2012, 645 Pages
US$4,200.00
GIA-MCP7665

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Defense Robotics in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018.

The report profiles 65 companies including many key and niche players such as AAI Corporation, Allen-Vanguard Corporation, BAE Systems Plc, Cassidian, Cobham Plc, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Honeywell Aerospace, iRobot Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ Group Plc, QinetiQ North America, Inc., Thales SA, The Boeing Company, and Ultra Electronics.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) I-3
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) I-3
Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) I-4
Unmanned Marine Vessels (USV) I-4
Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) I-4
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Key Market Highlights II-1
A Primer II-2
Snapshot of Global Robotics Market II-2
Table 1: Worldwide Robotics Market (2011 & 2016): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Revenues by Geographic Region - North
America, Europe, Asia and Rest of World Markets (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Defense Robots Increasingly Playing a Key Role II-3
Professional Service Robots Markets to Surge II-4
Table 2: Worldwide Market for Service Robots (2010):
Breakdown of Volume Sales (Units) and Value Sales (US$
Millions) by Type of Application - Security & Defense, Field,
Medical and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Military Robotics Garner Greater Share in Defense Budgets II-5
Table 3: Worldwide Military Robot Market (2012 & 2016):
Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volume by Category (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 4: World Defense Robotics (2012 & 2018): Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Shipments by Geographic Region - US,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Robotics Industry Struggles to Keep Pace with Military Demand II-6
UAV Production Strives To Match Increasing Demand II-7
Tactical and Endurance UAVs Dominate Production II-7
Table 5: Worldwide Military UAV Production (2011 & 2018):
Breakdown of Volume Production (Units) by Type of UAV -
Mini-UAV, STUAV, TUAV, Naval UAV, MALE, HALE, and UCAV
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 6: Worldwide Military UAV Production (2011 & 2018):
Percentage Breakdown of Value by Type of UAV - Mini-UAV,
STUAV, TUAV, Naval UAV, MALE, HALE, and UCAV (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Pilot Training - Key Factor for Success of UAVs II-8
UMV Market Slow to Take-Off II-8
Table 7: Specifications of Leading UUVs II-9
Military Ground Robot Market Set for Long Term Growth II-9
Leading Military Ground Robots at a Glance II-10
UCAVs - A Promising New Technology II-10
Key UCAVs at a Glance II-10
Current and Future Scenario II-11
Pros & Cons of Deploying Unmanned Systems on Warfront II-11
UVS Technology Saves Lives and Cuts Costs II-11
Risks Posed by Autonomous Robots II-12

2. KEY MARKET TRENDS II-13
Bright Outlook for Military Robots Market II-13
Government R&D Spending Key to Market Growth II-13
UAV R&D and Procurement Spending Set to Skyrocket II-13
Table 8: Worldwide UAV Spending (2011 & 2018): Breakdown of
Spending in US$ Millions by Segments - Purchases and R&D
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
US Dominates Global UAV Spending II-14
Table 9: US UAV Spending (2011 & 2018): Breakdown of
Spending in US$ Millions by Segments - Purchases and R&D
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 10: Non-US Market UAV Spending (2011 & 2018):
Breakdown of Spending in US$ Millions by Segments -
Purchases and R&D (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Europe and Asia Pacific Markets to Open Up II-15
Table 11: Worldwide UAV Procurement (2011 & 2016):
Breakdown of Volume Sales (Units) by Geographic Region - US,
Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 12: Worldwide UAV Procurement (2011 & 2016):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region -
US, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
UAV Payload Market to Soar II-17
Robot Swarms to Revolutionize Battlefield II-17
UAS Market Attains Early Maturity II-17
Global Interest in Drones Reaches for the Skies II-18
Penetration of Robots into Military Apparatus Intensifies II-18
Global War on Terror Boosts UAV Market II-19
UAV Payload Market to Outpace UAS Industry Growth II-19
HALE Aircraft Snap Up Lion's Share of UAV Market II-19
UAVs Emerge as Cost Effective Option II-20
Durability - A Key Concern Tactical UAVs II-20

3. PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW II-21
Robots II-21
Technological Evolution Path of Service Robots II-21
General Classification of Robots II-22
Industrial Robots II-22
Service Robots II-23
Defence/Military Robots II-23
Classification of Defence Robots II-24
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) II-24
Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) II-25
Unmanned Marine Vehicles (UMV) II-25
Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) II-25
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) II-25
Electronic Components for Robots II-26
Components of Defence Robot System II-26
Major Applications of Military Robots II-27
Reconnaissance & Surveillance II-27
Target Identification & Designation II-27
Counter-Mine Warfare II-27

4. PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION/ DEMONSTRATION II-28
DARPA and Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot Breaks Speed Record II-28
DARPA Demonstrates LS3 Robotic Mule II-28
Oshkosh Defense Unveils TerraMax UGV II-28
MicroStrain Unveils 3DM-GX3-45 Inertial Sensors II-29
Nanjing MAC Develops Chemical Defence Robot II-29
Japan Defense Ministry Unveils Flying Spherical Robot II-29
QinetiQ North America Introduces Micro-Robot for Military
Missions II-30
AAI UAS Unveils Multi-Mission Swappable Payloads for Shadow UAS II-30
US Navy to Develop Two UUV Prototypes II-30
AAI UAS Unveils Shadow M2 Tactical UAS II-30
Cobham Unveils M2TE Transmitter for UAS II-31
DARPA Introduces Solid Oxide Fuel Cell for UAVs II-31
Thales Successfully Demonstrates MAGIC ATOLS in Boeing UAV II-31
GAIC Unveils WuZhen-2000B UCAV II-31
AeroVironment Unveils Prototype of Nano Hummingbird II-31
CMERI Unveils Prototype AUV for Ocean Operations II-32
Atlas Launches Cobra for Clearing Underwater Mines II-32
SELEX Galileo Launches ACME for Vehicles II-32
AeroVironment Launches Shrike VTOL UAS II-33
Lockheed Martin Launches Stalker XE UAS II-33
Boeing UK and John Deere Launch R-Gator A3 II-33
QinetiQ Launches Dragon Runner 10 II-33
TiaLinx Launches Cougar20-H II-34
ReconRobotics Unveils Recon Scout II-34
DARPA Develops Intelligent Robot II-35
Georgia Institute Designs Deception Model for Robots II-35
HDT Engineered Technologies to Introduce MK-1 Robotic Arm II-35
TARDEC Unveils Tanglefoot Anti-IED Tool II-36
Elbit Systems Unveils Maxi-VIPeR and Mini-VIPeR II-36
Northrop Grumman Unveils Wheelbarrow Mk9 II-36
Iranian Government Introduces Robotic Bomber II-37
Stratom Launches Warrior Tool and Payload Accessory Kit II-37
IAI Develops ETOP for Ground and Aerial Observation II-38
DARPA Unveils Legged Squad Support System II-38
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Unveils Pincher II-38
ReconRobotics Unveils Recon Scout Rescue Device II-39
ReconRobotics Unveils Recon Scout® XT Robot II-39
IAI America Launches REX Robot II-40

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-41
Australian DoD Purchases Faun Trackway's UAV Landing Mats II-41
US DoD Cuts back Procurement of Block 30 Global Hawk II-41
Allen-Vanguard to Distribute Macro US UGV II-41
Allen-Vanguard and WFS Defense to Develop WURFR Robotic Vehicle II-42
IAIs Eitan UAV Crashes During Test Flight II-42
Cassidian Forms JV with Rheinmetall for UAS Development II-42
Thales Integrates FULMAR UAV in WIMAAS Project II-43
Cobham Acquires Telerob GmbH II-43
Cassidian Acquires SurveyCopter II-43
BAE Systems Acquires Intelligence Services Group II-43
Ultra Acquires Adaptive Materials II-44
Bluefin Robotics Announces Acquisition of Hawkes Remotes II-44
BAE Systems to Acquire ETI A/S II-44
BAE Systems to Purchase Outstanding Shares of Fairchild Imaging II-44
Marport to Spin Off Underwater Robotics Division II-44
iRobot Bags Contract from Robotic Systems Joint Program Office II-45
Israel Aerospace Industries Introduces UAV System, “Ghost” II-45
ReconRobotics Bags US Armed Forces Contracts II-45
iRobot Wins US Navy Order for EOD Robots II-46
iRobot to Supply SUGVs to US Army II-46
iRobot Bags Order for Supply of SUGVs II-46
DARPA Funds High-Tech Robot Projects II-46
Turkey Inks MoU to Join Talarion UAS Program II-47
Cassidian Inks MoU with Alenia Aeronautica for UAS Program II-47
Israel Defense Forces to Add Fifth UAV Protection Layer II-47
Bluefin Robotics Secures Contract for HAUV-N II-47
Boeing Withdraws from SUGV Contract with iRobot (US) II-48
US Army Purchases Microbots from ReconRobotics II-48
Spanish Army Purchases Cobham's tEODor EOD Robots II-48
ReconRobotics and SSC Pacific to Develop Anti-Piracy Robot II-48
iRobot Secures US Army order for SUGV II-49
iRobot Receives Order for 86 MTRS MK 1 Mod 1 from US Navy II-49
AAI Delivers Orbiter and Aerosonde UAS to CERDEC II-49
AAI UAS Forms Strategic Alliance with Aurora Flight Sciences II-49
GA-ASI Concludes Wind Tunnel Tests on Sea Avenger UAS II-49
EURO HAWK UAS Lands in Manching Air Base II-50
Northrop Grumman Completes Test Flight of Global Hawk Block 30 II-50
Northrop Grumman Delivers First Global Hawk to Grand Forks
Air Base II-50
Northrop Grumman Presents Final Proposal for NATO AGS II-50
Goodfellow Receives First RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS II-51
USF to Purchase Additional BACN-Integrated Global Hawks II-51
General Dynamics Awards SMCM UUV Subcontract to Bluefin Robotics II-51
BAE Systems Acquires OASYS Technology LLC II-51
AAI Secures US Army Contract for UAS Laser Designators II-51
Italian MoD to Purchase AAI Shadow 200 TUAS II-52
British Army Purchases QinetiQs Talon Robots II-52
AAI Receives Contract from SAAB for Shadow 200 TUAS II-52
US Army Purchases Spare Parts and Software Upgrade from iRobot II-52
iRobot Selects TYZX's DeepSea G3 EVS for UGVs II-53
iRobot Secures Order for 125 PackBot MTRS from NAVSEA II-53
South Korean Army Deploys Armed Sentry Robots at Border II-53
South Korea to Purchase Military Robots for Afghanistan
Contingent II-53
General Dynamics Secures US Army Research Laboratory's Grant II-53
Honeywell T-Hawk™ MAV Completes 10,000th Flight II-54
Thales Awarded Watchkeeper Support Contract II-54
iRobot Modified PackBots Deployed at Fukushima Plant II-54
Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and iRobot to Bid Jointly for
GCV Contract II-55
CTC Selected as Prime Contractor for Naval Surface Warfare
Center Project II-55
Boeing and iRobot Ink Contract for 310 SUGV Robots II-55
Bluefin Robotics Signs Definitive Agreement with ING Engineering II-56
CoroWare Signs Contract with Auxilia II-56
US Armed Forces Enters into Contract with Robotics CTA II-56
Ahura Scientific Enters Into Agreement with QinetiQ II-57
Agile Planet Enters into Agreement with Motoman II-57
QinetiQ Enters into Supply Agreement with Australian Defense
Force II-57

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-58
AAI Corporation (US) II-58
Allen-Vanguard Corporation (Canada) II-58
BAE Systems Plc. (UK) II-58
Cassidian (Germany) II-59
Cobham Plc. (UK) II-59
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (US) II-60
Honeywell Aerospace (US) II-60
iRobot Corporation (US) II-60
Northrop Grumman Corporation (US) II-61
QinetiQ Group Plc (UK) II-61
QinetiQ North America, Inc. (US) II-62
Thales SA (France) II-62
The Boeing Company (US) II-62
Ultra Electronics (UK) II-62

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-64
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Defense Robotics by Geographic Region - US, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Millions for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Defense Robotics -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World for Years
2009, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Scenario III-1
Market Trends III-1
US DoD UAS Equipment Spending Crosses Billion-Dollar Milestone III-1
Military Procurement of UAVs to Increase III-1
Table 15: US UAV Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Sales by Model - Endurance UAV, Global Hawk,
Predator, TUAV, MQ-9 Reaper, UCAV and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
UVS Purchases Spike Due to US Troop Pullout III-2
Armed Forces Step Up Allocation for UAS III-3
Navy to Accelerate Sea Mine Detection Robot Program III-3
US Drone Attacks Draw Flak III-3
EO/IR Sensor Demand Lifts Off On Wings of UAVs III-4
Naval UAV Requirements Pose Challenge to EO/IR Makers III-4
At a Glance Comparison of Predator & Global Hawk UAVs III-4
Government Policy Restrictions Undermine Defence Robot Sales III-5
Afghanistan Conflict Drives Demand for Small Bots III-5
Specifications of PackBot III-6
UAVs Tagged ‘Killer Drones' III-6
US Set to Continue Dominating Global UAV Market III-6
US DOD to Reduce UVS Expenditure in 2013 III-7
Table 16: US Department of Defense Planned Expenditure on
UVS in 2013 III-7
Navy to Replace Marine Mammals with UUVs III-7
Product/Technology Introduction/Demonstrations III-8
Recent Industry Activity III-16
Key Players III-28
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 17: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Defense Robotics Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Millions for Years 2009 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

2. EUROPE III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Market Overview III-33
Table 18: European UAS Sales (2010, 2011 and 2016):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales Revenues by UAS Categories
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Current and Future Scenario III-34
Market Trends III-34
Financial Crisis Constrains European UAV Sector III-34
UK Government Steps Up Investment in Counter-IED Measures III-34
Russian UAV Industry Struggles to Rise III-34
Civil and Commercial UAV Markets Yet to Bloom III-35
Airspace and RF Spectrum Restrictions III-35
UAV Pilot Training III-35
Product/Technology Introductions/Demonstrations III-35
Recent Industry Activity III-38
Key Players III-40
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 19: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Defense Robotics Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Millions for Years 2009 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

3. ASIA PACIFIC III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Current and Future Scenario III-45
Market Trends III-45
Asian Market Emerges as Center of Growth for UAV Industry III-45
South African Government Commissions Aquatic Drones III-45
Product/Technology Introductions/Demonstrations III-45
Recent Industry Activity III-46
Key Player III-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 20: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Defense Robotics Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Millions for Years 2009
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4. REST OF WORLD III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Current and Future Scenario III-50
Israel III-50
Market Trends III-50
UAV Manufacturers Target Aggressive Expansion III-50
UAV Makers Keenly Eye Latin American Markets III-50
Product Introductions III-50
Recent Industry Activity III-52
Key Players III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 21: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Defense Robotics Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Millions for Years 2009
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 65 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 76)

The United States (40)
Canada (3)
Europe (20)
- France (3)
- Germany (4)
- The United Kingdom (5)
- Italy (2)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (5)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)
Middle-East (4)

 


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