Military Drones Market Shares

Military Drones Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022

WinterGreen, Date of Publication: Apr 7, 2016, 868 Pages
US$4,100.00
WG5025

Worldwide Market for Military Drones

Worldwide military drone markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of cameras on stable flying armament platforms positioned as the best technology for knocking out terrorist enclaves. No one thinks this is the best way to fight the terrorists, but it is what is being used in the current environment.

Military drones are flying cameras and flying weapons that can be remotely controlled. Military drones are being used for lifting cameras above the ground so every person who wants it can use a camera to rise above the earth to look down from above can do military surveillance. Each drone can choose thousands of vantage points, extending military strategic visualization beyond what has previously been possible.

The military drones are able to achieve terrorist control tasks. They have been evolving air camera integration for surveillance systems capability. They are used for surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence missions. They do 3D mapping and support ground troops. These are more energy efficient, last longer and have a significantly lower cost of operation than manned aircraft. Drone aircraft are sophisticated and flexible. They take off, fly and land autonomously. They enable engineers to push the envelope of normal flight. Reconnaissance drones can fly for days continuously. Remote, ground-based pilots can work in shifts.

Drones are set to make every industry more productive with better, more flexible visualization. Drone uses provide the prospect of trillions of dollars in economic growth. Drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.

“Use of military drones represents a key milestone in provision of value to every military in every country. Customized camera configurations are used to take photos and videos with stunning accuracy and ideal representations of activity by an enemy. Digital controls further automate flying, making ease of use and flight stability a reality. New materials and new designs are bringing a transformation of military drones forward. With further innovation, continued growth of military drone markets is assured.”

The worldwide market for military drones at $4.4 billion worldwide in 2015 going to $6.8 billion by 2022. Multiple applications drive market growth, applications in surveillance and bombing terrorists. Lightweight military drones are used for visualization, attack drones are used in all manner of military maneuver, military drones are used for infrastructure surveillance, aerial mapping, and logistics delivery.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders

  • General Atomics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Honeywell
  • Boeing / Insitu / L3
  • AeroVironment
  • China Aerospace
  • BAE
  • IAI
  • Raytheon
  • Draganflyer

Market Participants

  • AeroVironment
  • Aeryon Labs
  • ASN Technologies
  • Aurora Flight
  • Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC)
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Challis Inc.
  • China Aerospace
  • Cybaero
  • Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations
  • Denel Dynamics
  • Drone Innovation Holding Company
  • EHang
  • Elbit Systems
  • Enertis
  • Finmeccanica
  • Flirtey
  • FT Sistemas
  • General Atomics
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • GoPro
  • Gryphon
  • Honeywell
  • Hubsan
  • Integrated Dynamics
  • Intel
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Japan Drones
  • Kratos
  • L-3 Communications
  • Laird / Cattron Group International
  • Laser Motive
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marcus UAV
  • MMist
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Prox Dynamics
  • Proxy Technologies
  • Roketsan
  • RUAG Aerospace
  • Safran Morpho
  • SAIC
  • Scaled Composites
  • Schiebel
  • Secom
  • Textron
  • TRNDlabs
  • XAircraft
  • Yuneec
  • Wing Loong
  • ZMP

The 2016 study has 868 pages, 379 tables and figures.  

Military Drones Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Military Drone Executive Summary 48
Military Drone Market Driving Forces 48
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 53
Countries with Military Drones 56
Military Drone Challenges 57
Military Drone Fleet Systems 58
Military Drone Infrastructure Standards 59
Military Drone Market Shares 59
Military Drone Market Forecasts 62

1. Military Drones: Market Description and Market Dynamics

1.1 Military Drones Definition 68
1.1.1 Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations 68
1.1.2 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing: 68
1.1.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling 69
1.1.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Capability and Payloads 69
1.1.5 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 69
1.1.6 Small and Micro-Military Drone UASs 70
1.1.7 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance 70
1.1.8 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Military Surveillance 71
1.2 Georeferenced Imagery 72
1.3 Globalization and Technology 73
1.3.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies 74
1.3.2 Drone UASs Military Roles 74
1.4 Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For Drone UASs 75
1.5 Military Drones Sensors And Software 76
1.5.1 Smart Drones: MilitaryUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Description 76
1.6 Drone Enhanced Capability and Payloads 78
1.6.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 80
1.6.2 Small and Micro-UAS Drones 80
1.6.3 Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance 80
1.6.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance 81
1.7 Georeferenced Imagery 82
1.7.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring 83
1.7.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping 85
1.7.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security 86
1.7.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research 88
1.8 Globalization and Technology 89
1.8.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies 90
1.8.2 Drones General Roles 90
1.9 Border Patrol: 91
1.10 Development of Lighter Yet More Powerful Drone Power Sources 92

2. Military Drone Market Shares and Forecasts

2.1 Military Drone Market Driving Forces 93
2.1.1 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 99
2.1.2 Countries with Military Drones 102
2.1.3 Military Drone Challenges 103
2.1.4 Military Drone Fleet Systems 104
2.1.5 Military Drone Infrastructure Standards 105
2.2 Military Drone Market Shares 105
2.2.1 General Atomics Predator® UAS 109
2.2.2 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 111
2.2.3 Lockheed Martin 112
2.2.4 Northrop Grumman Fire Scout 113
2.2.5 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter 114
2.2.6 Boeing Insitu Scan Eagle 115
2.2.7 Boeing Insitu Rapid Response Team 118
2.2.8 AeroVironment's Extensive Operational Track Record 118
2.2.9 AeroVironment $11.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services 119
2.2.10 Textron /AAI 120
2.2.11 Textron Shadow® 123
2.2.12 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 124
2.2.13 Intel / Ascending Technologies 124
2.2.14 Draganflyer X4 UAV 124
2.2.15 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 125
2.2.16 Hubsan 125
2.2.17 Proxy Aviation Systems 126
2.2.18 Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly 126
2.2.19 Ascending Technologies Professional Line 128
2.2.20 AscTec for Professional Drone Users: 128
2.3 Military Drone Market Forecasts 129
2.3.1 Military Drone Market Segment Applications 132
2.4 Military Drone Market Segment Analysis 133
2.4.1 Military Penetrating Drone Systems 133
2.4.2 Military Persistent Drone Systems Market Shares 137
2.4.3 Military Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares 141
2.4.4 Military Small Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares and Forecasts 144
2.4.5 US Military Drone Sales by Drone Type and Vendor 148
2.4.6 Military Drones Market Analysis 153
2.4.7 Military Drone Crashes 155
2.4.8 Military Drone Crashes Database: 237 Drone Crashes 155
2.5 Drone Shipments 159
2.5.1 Drone Market Shares and Sector Forecasts 165
2.5.2 Drone Market Forecasts 167
2.5.3 Drone Aerial Systems by Sector 173
2.6 Nano Drones Applications 173
2.6.1 Drone Miniaturization 174
2.7 Follow Me Drones 175
2.7.1 US FAA Drone Permits 176
2.8 Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads 178
2.8.1 Composites Key to Utility 179
2.9 Military Drone Prices 179
2.10 Military Drone Regional Market Analysis 180
2.10.1 Smart Drone Military(UAV) Industry Regional Summary 183
2.10.2 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On Smart Drone Technology 184
2.10.3 U.S. State Department Drone Export Guidelines 185
2.10.4 Canada 186
2.10.5 Europe 186
2.10.6 UK Trade in Drones 187
2.10.7 Drones for the Netherlands 188
2.10.8 Japan 188
2.10.9 Sony Drone Services 190
2.10.10 Japanese Drone Works Inside the Nuclear Power Plant 193
2.10.11 China 195
2.10.12 Chinese Smog-Fighting Drones That Spray Chemicals To Capture Air Pollution 197
2.10.13 China Desires Exports, Steps Up Research In Military Drones 199
2.10.14 Chinese Drones 201
2.10.15 Singapore 202
2.10.16 Africa 203
2.10.17 Expansion of US Drone Base in Africa 204
2.10.18 Ethiopia 206
2.10.19 Brazil 206
2.10.20 Morocco 207
2.10.21 India 208
2.10.22 Turkey Domestically Produced Drone 208

3. Drones: Highways in the Sky Product Description

3.1 General Atomics 210
3.2 Honeywell 212
3.2.1 Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 214
3.2.2 Honeywell RQ-16A Surveillance Drone 215
3.3 Boeing 215
3.3.1 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter 216
3.3.2 Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint Solutions 218
3.3.3 Boeing / Insitu / Commercial 224
3.3.4 Insitu Arctic Ice Floe Monitoring 227
3.3.5 Insitu Over-the-Horizon Sensing 227
3.3.6 Insitu Counter-Narcotics 228
3.3.7 Insitu Offshore Base 229
3.3.8 Insitu Defense 229
3.3.9 Insitu Payload Systems 230
3.3.10 Insitu Force Protection 231
3.3.11 Insitu Combined Arms 231
3.3.12 Insitu Research Future of Operations and Technology 232
3.3.13 Insitu ICOMC2 Streamline Process 233
3.3.14 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Extends Drone Capabilities 234
3.3.15 Insitu NightEagle 238
3.4 AeroVironment 239
3.4.1 AeroVironement Global Observer 240
3.4.2 AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE 244
3.4.3 AeroVironement Wasp AE 246
3.4.4 AeroVironement Shrike VTOL 247
3.4.5 AeroVironement Ground Control System 249
3.4.6 BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, MilitaryUnmanned Aircraft Operations 250
3.4.7 AeroVironment Integrated LiDAR Sensor Payload 255
3.4.8 AeroVironment and MilitaryUAV 257
3.4.9 AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS 259
3.4.10 AeroVironment Raven 260
3.5 Elbit Systems Ltd 261
3.5.1 Elbit Systems Herrmes™ 900 - Multi-role, Multi- Payload Configurations Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) 264
3.6 Textron 266
3.6.1 Textron Shadow M2 266
3.6.2 Textron Aerosonde 268
3.6.3 Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services 270
3.6.4 Textron Shadow® Reconnaissance, Surveillance 273
3.6.5 Textron Systems AAI / Aerosonde® 275
3.6.6 Textron Systems AAI and Aeronautics Orbiter™ 276
3.6.7 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 276
3.6.8 Textron Systems AAI One System Remote Video Terminal 277
3.6.9 Textron Systems AAI Tactical Sensor Intelligence Sharing System 277
3.6.10 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) 278
3.6.11 Textron Systems Homeland Security 279
3.6.12 Nano Air Vehicle 283
3.7 BAE Systems 284
3.7.1 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 284
3.7.2 BAE Systems Taranis 287
3.8 Aurora Flight Sciences 288
3.8.1 Aurora Centaur 288
3.8.2 Aurora Orion 291
3.8.3 Aurora SKATE - Small Unmanned Aircraft System 294
3.8.4 Aurora's HALE 299
3.8.5 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle - Green Flight 301
3.8.6 Aurora's Excalibur 303
3.8.7 Aurora GoldenEye 80 - Small, Capable Surveillance 307
3.8.8 Aurora GoldenEye 50 308
3.8.9 Aurora GoldenEye 80 309
3.8.10 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: UHATF 311
3.8.11 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 314
3.8.12 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL 314
3.8.13 Aurora Flight Sciences Earth Science Applications 314
3.8.14 Aurora Small Unmanned Aerial Systems 319
3.8.15 Aurora Tactical Systems 320
3.8.16 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP 320
3.8.17 Aurora System Description 324
3.9 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 326
3.9.1 L-3 Cutlass Communications Small Expendable Tube-Launched UAS 326
3.10 Draganfly Innovations Inc. 330
3.10.1 Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P 330
3.10.2 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System 332
3.10.3 Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) 332
3.10.4 Draganflyer Guardian 334
3.10.5 Draganfly X4 336
3.10.6 Draganflyer X6 342
3.10.7 Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications 344
3.10.8 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications 345
3.10.9 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications 346
3.10.10 Draganflyer X8 349
3.11 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 351
3.11.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU) 352
3.12 Integrated Dynamics 354
3.12.1 Integrated Dynamics Rover 354
3.12.2 Integrated Dynamics Explorer 356
3.12.3 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 358
3.12.4 Integrated Dynamics Pride 360
3.12.5 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 362
3.12.6 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II 365
3.12.7 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 366
3.12.8 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V 367
3.12.9 Integrated Dynamics VISION systems 368
3.12.10 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 370
3.12.11 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I 371
3.12.12 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I 372
3.12.13 Integrated Dynamics Vector 373
3.12.14 Integrated Dynamics Tornado 374
3.12.15 Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK - II 375
3.12.16 Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ - 1000 375
3.13 MMIST Mist Mobility 376
3.13.1 Sherpa Ranger / MMist 383
3.14 Marcus Systems 391
3.14.1 Marcus Autopilots 393
3.15 Proxy Aviation Systems 394
3.15.1 Proxy PROTEUS™ 394
3.15.2 Proxy PACS 395
3.15.3 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Virtual Pilot / Virtual Operator 396
3.15.4 Proxy Cooperative Control/UDMS 397
3.15.5 Proxy SkyRaider 400
3.16 LaserMotive 403
3.16.1 LaserMotive Power Links 403
3.16.2 LaserMotive Teams with Germany's Ascending Technologies 403
3.17 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600 404
3.17.1 Chinese Naval UAS 409
3.18 ASN Technology Group 409
3.19 Northrup Grumman 410
3.19.1 Northrop Grumman / Scaled Composites 414
3.19.2 Northrop Grumman Proteus 414
3.19.3 Northrop Grumman MLB Company 415
3.19.4 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 416
3.19.5 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 417
3.19.6 Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems 419
3.19.7 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) 420
3.19.8 Northrop Grumman Firebird 421
3.19.9 Northrop Grumman Persistent Multiple Intelligence Gathering Air System 422
3.19.10 Northrop Grumman M324 (Unmanned Aerial System) 422
3.19.11 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk 424
3.19.12 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk 424
3.19.13 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 432
3.19.14 Northrop Grumman Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System 433
3.20 Lockheed Martin Raven 435
3.20.1 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 439
3.20.2 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor IS Structure (ISIS) Concept of Operations 440
3.20.3 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 442
3.20.4 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Used By Military Operators 444
3.20.5 Lockheed Martin ARES 445
3.20.6 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 447
3.20.7 Lockheed Martin Fury 448
3.20.8 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 450
3.20.9 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 452
3.20.10 Lockheed Martin Marlin 453
3.20.11 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 455
3.20.12 Lockheed Martin Stalker Package Delivery 457
3.20.13 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload 458
3.21 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone 460
3.22 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS 462
3.22.1 Prox Dynamics AS 466
3.23 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 467
3.23.1 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System 468
3.23.2 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 System 469
3.23.3 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Features 470
3.23.4 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 474
3.23.5 Denel Dynamics Skua 477
3.23.1 Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone 478
3.24 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 480
3.24.1 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron 482
3.24.2 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter 485
3.24.3 Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Aerospace Ranger 487
3.24.4 Israel Aerospace Industries Scout 489
3.24.5 Israel Aerospace Industries Pioneer 489
3.24.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII 490
3.24.7 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS 492
3.24.8 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 496
3.25 Safran 498
3.25.1 Safran Patroller and Sperwer 502
3.26 Ascending Technologies 503
3.26.1 Ascending Technologies Professional Line 503
3.26.2 AscTec For Professional Drone Users: 503
3.26.3 AscTec Compliance 504
3.26.4 Ascending Technologies For Professional UAV 505
3.26.5 AscTec Falcon 8 + InspectionPRO 509
3.26.6 AscTec Falcon 8 + VideoEXPERT 511
3.26.7 AscTec Firefly 511
3.26.8 Technical Data – AscTec Firefly 511
3.27 Danish Aviation Systems 513
3.28 FT Sistemas 516
3.28.1 FT Sistemas Drone Applications 519
3.29 Roketsan Turkish Defense 522
3.30 Wingsland 523
3.31 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 525
3.32 Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano: 527
3.33 senseFly eBee: 528
3.34 Ballistic UAV Game of Drones 528
3.35 Bluefin Robotics Bluefin 21: 529
3.36 Yuneec 529

4. Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology 

4.1 Sense and Avoid Technology 530
4.1.1 Learning to Fly a Military Drone 530
4.1.2 US FAA Launches Drone Safety Campaign 531
4.2 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach 532
4.3 Drone Regulation 540
4.3.1 Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA 543
4.3.2 Drone Exemptions 544
4.3.3 FAA Plans Final Regulation on Drone Use by Mid-2016 546
4.4 Military Drone Technology 546
4.4.1 Military Systems Interoperability 550
4.4.2 Drone Operational Benefits of Autonomy 551
4.5 Northrop Grumman.BAT Open Architecture 553
4.6 Integrated Dynamics Flight Tele Command & Control Systems 554
4.6.1 AP 2000 555
4.6.2 AP 5000 555
4.6.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 555
4.6.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 556
4.6.5 Portable Telecommand and Control System (P.T.C.S.) 558
4.7 Improved GPS Operations 558
4.8 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX) 559
4.8.1 Portable Telecommand and Control System (P.T.C.S.) 560
4.9 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter) 560
4.9.1 Ground Control Stations 561
4.9.2 GCS 1200 561
4.9.3 GCS 2000 562
4.10 Antenna Tracking Systems 562
4.11 ATPS 1200 563
4.11.1 ATPS 2000 564
4.11.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads 565
4.11.3 GSP 100 566
4.11.4 GSP 900 567
4.11.5 GSP 1200 568
4.12 IMSAR LLC Collision-Avoidance Radar Systems 568
4.13 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 569
4.13.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) 570
4.13.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) 570
4.13.3 Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS) 570
4.13.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS) 571
4.14 Cloud Computing and Multilayer Security 572
4.15 Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS) 573
4.15.1 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 574
4.15.2 Aurora Guidance Sensors and Control Systems MAV Guidance 575
4.15.3 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV) 576
4.15.4 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS) 577
4.15.5 Aurora Flare Planning 579
4.15.6 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion 582
4.15.7 Aurora Aerospace Electronics 584
4.15.8 Aurora is CTC-REF 584
4.16 Military Drone Hypersonic Aircraft Trends 584
4.16.1 Lockheed Martin Hypersonic Research and Development 585
4.17 Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR) 587
4.17.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES) 588
4.17.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES) 589
4.18 Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV) 589
4.18.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) 590
4.18.2 Low–Design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe) 590
4.18.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO) 591
4.18.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM) 592
4.19 Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities 593
4.19.1 United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program 596
4.19.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program 596
4.19.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives: 597
4.20 Search and Rescue (SAR) 597
4.21 L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS 599
4.22 L-3 Communications FlightTEK® SMC 601
4.22.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall 602
4.23 Danish Aviation Systems’ 603
4.24 Drones Protect US Commerce and US Civilian Safety 604

5. Drone and Remote Control Company Description

5.1 AeroVironment 606
5.1.1 AeroVironment Revenue 2015 606
5.2 Aeryon Labs 610
5.2.1 Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) 611
5.3 ASN Technologies 612
5.4 Aurora Flight 614
5.4.1 Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award 615
5.5 Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC) 615
5.5.1 Aviation Industry Corp / Thielert 616
5.6 BAE Systems 617
5.7 Boeing 621
5.7.1 Boeing 2015 Revenue 622
5.7.2 Boeing Airplanes 624
5.7.3 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 627
5.7.4 Boeing Capital Corporation 627
5.7.5 Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology 628
5.7.6 Boeing Shared Services Group 628
5.7.7 Boeing Revenue by Segment 629
5.7.8 Boeing / Insitu 630
5.7.9 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 631
5.8 Challis Inc. 631
5.9 China Aerospace 632
5.9.1 China Aerospace CASC Space Technology 633
5.9.2 China Aerospace CASC Revenue 634
5.10 Cybaero 635
5.10.1 Cyphy Microfilament Technology 639
5.10.2 CyPhy Works Microfilament 640
5.11 Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations 641
5.11.1 Cyberhawk Innovations ROAV Inspection for The Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 643
5.12 Denel Dynamics 645
5.13 Drone Innovation Holding Company 646
5.14 EHang 646
5.15 Elbit Systems Ltd 650
5.15.1 Elbit Systems Ltd (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and USVs (Unmanned Surface Vessels) 652
5.15.2 Elbit Systems Ltd Military Aircraft and Helicopter Systems 654
5.16 Enertis 655
5.17 Finmeccanica 656
5.17.1 DRS Technologies 657
5.18 Flirtey 659
5.19 FT Sistemas 659
5.20 General Atomics 659
5.20.1 USAF awards Contracts to GA-ASI to convert 38 Reaper UASs to Extended Range Capability configuration 661
5.20.2 U.S. Air Force Plans for Extended-Range Reaper 663
5.21 General Dynamics 664
5.21.1 Sequester Mechanism 665
5.21.2 General Dynamics Revenue 666
5.21.3 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 666
5.21.4 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision 667
5.21.5 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing 667
5.21.6 General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development 668
5.21.7 General Dynamics / Bluefin Robotics 669
5.22 Google 670
5.22.1 Google Revenue 673
5.22.2 Google Revenues by Segment and Geography 676
5.22.3 Google / Boston Dynamics 676
5.22.4 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot 679
5.22.5 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot 680
5.22.6 Boston Dynamics BigDog 682
5.22.7 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot 683
5.22.8 Google Robotic Division 685
5.22.9 Google Self-Driving Car 685
5.22.10 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error 687
5.22.11 Google Business 688
5.22.12 Google Corporate Highlights 689
5.22.13 Google Search 690
5.23 GoPro 691
5.23.1 GoPro Second Quarter 2015 Highlights 693
5.23.2 GoPro Opular Mount 695
5.23.3 GoPro Revenue Surges 54% As It Gains Popularity Abroad 695
5.23.4 GoPro Acquires Kolor, A Virtual Reality Company 696
5.24 Gryphon 697
5.25 Honeywell 698
5.25.1 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 699
5.25.2 Honeywell's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle RMUs 700
5.25.3 Honeywell Navigation 701
5.26 Hubsan 702
5.27 Integrated Dynamics 703
5.28 Intel 705
5.28.1 Intel Company Strategy 707
5.28.2 Intel Realsense Cameras And Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 709
5.28.3 Intel Capital 710
5.28.4 Intel / Ascending Technologies 711
5.28.5 Ascending Technologies 711
5.28.6 Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies! 712
5.28.7 Ascending Technologies 713
5.28.8 Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly 714
5.28.9 Drone: Asctec Firefly with Intel Realsense 714
5.28.10 Ascending Technologies and Intel Collaboration to Develop Drone Collision Avoidance Technology 715
5.28.11 Ascending Technologies Asctec Firefly / Intel RealSense Camera 716
5.28.12 Intel Realsense Cameras and Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 717
5.28.13 AscTec Falcon 8 718
5.28.14 Topcon Distribution Partnership with Ascending Technologies 718
5.29 Israel Aerospace Industries 718
5.29.1 Israel Aerospace Industries MALAT Division 719
5.30 Japan Drones 724
5.31 Kratos 726
5.32 L-3 Communications 727
5.32.1 L3 Communications 727
5.32.2 L-3 Aerospace Systems 729
5.32.3 L-3 Electronic Systems 729
5.32.4 L-3 Communication Systems 729
5.32.5 L-3 National Security Solutions 729
5.32.6 L-3 Revenue by Segment 730
5.33 Laird / Cattron Group International 731
5.33.1 Cattron- Theimeg Branding 733
5.34 Laser Motive 735
5.35 Lockheed Martin 736
5.35.1 Lockheed Martin First Quarter 2015 Results 737
5.35.2 Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems 741
5.35.3 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue 741
5.35.4 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems 746
5.35.5 Lockheed Martin 749
5.36 Marcus UAV 750
5.37 MMist 750
5.37.1 MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System 751
5.37.2 MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) 751
5.38 Northrop Grumman 752
5.38.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 757
5.38.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 757
5.38.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 758
5.38.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 760
5.38.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 761
5.38.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 761
5.38.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 762
5.39 Prox Dynamics 763
5.40 Proxy Technologies 765
5.41 Roketsan 766
5.42 RUAG Aerospace 766
5.43 Safran Morpho 770
5.43.1 Safron Morpho Identification Division 771
5.43.2 Safron Morpho e-Documents Division 778
5.43.3 Safron Morpho e-Documents Payments 778
5.43.4 Safron Morpho e-Documents Identity & Access Management 778
5.43.5 Safron Morpho Global Presence 779
5.43.6 Safron Morpho Detection Division 779
5.43.7 Safran Morpho Revenue 2015 783
5.43.8 Key figures for the first quarter of 2015 783
5.43.9 Safran Morpho Business 783
5.43.10 Safron Security Revenue 786
5.44 SAIC 787
5.45 Scaled Composites 788
5.46 Schiebel 789
5.47 Secom 790
5.47.1 Japanese Security Company To Offer Private Security Drones 790
5.48 Textron 792
5.49 TRNDlabs 795
5.50 XAircraft 795
5.51 Yuneec 798
5.52 Wing Loong 801
5.52.1 Wing Loong Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Drone 803
5.53 ZMP 803
5.54 Drone Market Participants WorldWide 805
5.54.1 Military Manufacturers 833
5.54.2 Top Drone Products 851
5.54.3 FAA Approved Drone Projects 852

List of Tables and Figures

Table ES-1 Military Drone Aircraft Benefits 50
Table ES-2 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 53
Table ES-3 Military Drone Aerial Systems Features 54
Table ES-4 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 55
Table ES-5 Military Drone Challenges 57
Figure ES-6 Military Drone Systems Market Shares, Dollars, 2015 61
Figure ES-7 Military Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 63
Table ES-8 Leading Military Drones 66
Figure 1-1 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery 73
Table 1-1 Ability Of Military Drones To Perform Delivery Function 79
Figure 1-2 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery 82
Table 1-3 Department of Transportation Applications 84
Table 1-4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored 86
Table 2-1 Military Drone Aircraft Benefits 96
Table 2-2 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 99
Table 2-3 Military Drone Aerial Systems Features 100
Table 2-4 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 101
Table 2-5 Military Drone Challenges 103
Figure 2-6 Military Drone Systems Market Shares, Dollars, 2015 107
Table 2-7 Military Drone Systems, Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015 108
Figure 2-8 General Atomics Predator UAS 109
Figure 2-9 General Atomics Predator B UAS 111
Figure 2-10 Lockheed Martin Drone 112
Figure 2-11 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout 113
Figure 2-12 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 114
Figure 2-13 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 115
Figure 2-14 Boeing Insitu Scan Eagle 117
Figure 2-15 AeroVironment Switchblade Tactical Missile System 119
Figure 2-16 Textron L-3WESCAM 121
Figure 2-17 Textron Shadow 123
Figure 2-18 Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly Smart Drone 127
Figure 2-19 Ascending Technologies Professional Line 128
Figure 2-20 Military Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 130
Table 2-21 Military Drone Systems Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 131
Table 2-22 Military Drone Market Segment Applications 132
Table 2-23 Military Penetrating Drone Systems Market Shares, Large, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2015 134
Figure 2-24 Military Penetrating Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 135
Figure 2-25 Military Penetrating Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 136
Table 2-26 Military Persistent Drone Systems Market Shares, Large Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2015 138
Figure 2-27 Military Penetrating Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 139 2016-2022 139
Figure 2-28 Military Persistent Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 140
Table 2-29 Military Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2015 141
Figure 2-30 Military Tactical Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 142 2016-2022 142
Figure 2-31 Military Tactical Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 143
Table 2-32 Military Small Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2015 145
Figure 2-33 Military Small Tactical Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 146
Figure 2-34 Military Small Tactical Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 147
Table 2-35 US Military Drone Sales by Drone Type and Vendor, 2015 Installed Base 148
Table 2-36 Military Drone Systems Segments, Penetrating, Persistent, Tactical, and Small Tactical Market Forecasts, Dollars, Units, and Percent, Worldwide, 2016-2022 149
Table 2-37 Leading Military Drones 154
Figure 2-38 Military Drone Crashes By Year 156
Figure 2-39 Military Drone Crashes By Arm of the Military 157
Figure 2-40 Military Drone Crashes By Geography 158
Figure 2-41 Drone Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 160
Table 2-42 Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 161
Table 2-43 Drone Systems Market Share Units, 2015 161
Figure 2-44 Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 163
Figure 2-45 Drone Systems Market Shares, 2015 166
Figure 2-46 Drone Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 168
Table 2-47 Drone Aerial Systems by Sector, Military, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Disaster Response, Package Delivery, Photography, Videography, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 170
Figure 2-48 Drone Systems, Low End, Mid Range and High End, Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015 172
Table 2-49 Nano Drones Applications 174
Figure 2-50 DJI Share of FAA Drone Operations Exceptions 177
Figure 2-51 Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2015 181
Table 2-52 Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2015 182
Figure 2-53 Japanese Hexacopter Smart Drone 189
Figure 2-54 Sony Drone 191
Figure 2-55 Drone Model Envisaged For Work Inside The Reactor Buildings At The Crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant 193
Figure 2-56
Figure 2-57 Expansion of US Drone Base in Africa 205
Figure 3-1 General Atomics Predator UAS 210
Figure 3-2 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 212
Figure 3-3 Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 214
Table 3-4 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter Features 216
Figure 3-5 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 217
Table 3-6 Boeing-Insitu Scan Eagle In Service Views 218
Figure 3-7 Boeing Scan Eagle 220
Figure 3-8 Insitu Scan Eagle 223
Figure 3-9 Boeing Insitu Scan Eagle 2 – the Next Generation Platform 225
Table 3-10 Insitu Industry Standards Best Practices Partners 233
Table 3-11 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Capabilities 234
Table 3-12 Insitu ICOMC2 Technology Upgrade For Emergency Response 235
Figure 3-13 Insitu Night Eagle 238
Figure 3-14 Aero Vironment Drone for Surveillance 239
Figure 3-15 Aero Vironement Global Observer 240
Table 3-16 Aero Vironement Global Observer Advanced Warning Factors 241
Table 3-17 Aero Vironement Global Observer® System Applications 242
Table 3-18 Aero Vironement Global Observer® System Target Markets 243
Figure 3-19 Aero Vironement RQ-20A Puma AE 244
Figure 3-20 Aero Vironement Wasp AE 246
Figure 3-21 Aero Vironement Shrike VTOL 247
Figure 3-22 Aero Vironement Ground Control System 249
Figure 3-23 BP and Aero Vironment Drone for Comprehensive GIS Services 251
Table 3-24 Aero Vironment BP Services 254
Table 3-25 Aero Vironement BP Inspection of Critical Infrastructure 255
Figure 3-26 Aero Vironment Military UAV 257
Figure 3-27 Aero Vironment UAS: Raven 260
Figure 3-28 Aero Vironment Raven 261
Figure 3-29 Elbit Systems Herrmes™ 900 - Multi-role, Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) 262
Table 3-30 Elbit Systems UAS 263
Figure 3-31 Textron Shadow M2 266
Table 3-32 Textron Shadow M2 Features 267
Table 3-33 Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities 269
Table 3-34 Aerosonde Service Capabilities 271
Table 3-35 Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions 272
Figure 3-36 Textron Shadow 273
Table 3-37 Textron Training Domains And Capabilities 275
Figure 3-38 Textron Systems UAS: Wasp 278
Table 3-39 Textron Systems Global Observer System Homeland Security Functions 279
Table 3-40 Textron Systems Global Observer Features 282
Figure 3-41 Nano Air Advanced Development Aircraft: 283
Figure 3-42 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 284
Table 3-43 BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions 286
Figure 3-44 BAE Systems Taranis 287
Figure 3-45 Aurora Flight Sciences Centaur OPA 289
Figure 3-46 Aurora Flight Sciences’ Centaur
Figure 3-47 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion 292
Figure 3-48 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD 293
Figure 3-49 Aurora Skate 295
Figure 3-50 Aurora Skate Flight Path 297
Figure 3-51 Aurora Skate Flying Indoors 298
Figure 3-52 Aurora's HALE 300
Figure 3-53 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle 301
Figure 3-54 Aurora Excalibur 304
Table 3-55 Aurora Golden Eye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements 310
Figure 3-56 Aurora Flight Sciences UAS 311
Table 3-57 Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs 313
Table 3-58 Aurora's Line of Tactical UAVs 320
Table 3-59 Aurora DA42 MPP Features 321
Table 3-60 Aurora DA42 MPP Features 322
Table 3-61 Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications 323
Figure 3-62 Aurora Flight Sciences Golden Eye 80 325
Table 3-63 L3 Cutlass Launch Formats 327
Figure 3-64 L-3 Communications Cutlass 328
Table 3-65 L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small Key Features 329
Figure 3-66 Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P 330
Figure 3-67 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System 332
Table 3-68 Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) Functions 333
Figure 3-69 Draganflyer Guardian 334
Figure 3-70 Draganfly X4 336
Figure 3-71 Draganflyer Camera 337
Figure 3-72 Draganflyer Camera Modules 338
Figure 3-73 Draganflyer Camera Operator Module 339
Figure 3-74 Draganflyer Hovering 340 Source: Draganflyer. 340
Figure 3-75 Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability 341 Source: Draganflyer. 341
Figure 3-76 Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter 342
Figure 3-77 Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame 343 Source: Draganflyer. 343
Figure 3-78 Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications 345
Figure 3-79 Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications 346
Figure 3-80 Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications 347
Figure 3-81 Draganflyer Tactical Surveillance 348
Figure 3-82 Draganflyer X8 Helicopter 349
Figure 3-83 DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades 350
Figure 3-84 Integrated Dynamics Rover 354
Figure 3-85 Integrated Dynamics Rover A View 355
Figure 3-86 Integrated Dynamics Explorer Drone 356
Figure 3-87 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 358
Figure 3-88 Integrated Dynamics Pride 360
Figure 3-89 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 362
Figure 3-90 Integrated Dynamics Airframe Systems 364
Figure 3-91 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II 365
Figure 3-93 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 366
Figure 3-93 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V 367
Figure 3-94 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 370
Figure 3-95 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I 371
Figure 3-96 Integrated Dynamics S / Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K-I 372
Figure 3-97 Integrated Dynamics Vector 373
Figure 3-98 Integrated Dynamics Tornado 374
Figure 3-99 Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK - II 375
Figure 3-100 Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ - 1000 375
Figure 3-101 MMIST SnowGoose 378
Table 3-102 MMist CQ-10B advantages: 379
Table 3-103 MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)Functions 380
Table 3-104 MMist CQ-10 System 382
Figure 3-105 MMist Sherpa TM Ranger 384
Table 3-106 MMIST Shepra Characteristics 385
Table 3-107 MMist Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units 387
Table 3-108 MMist Sherpa™ Provider Advantages: 388
Figure 3-109 MMist Payload 390
Figure 3-110 Marcus Zephyr Airframes Systems 392
Table 3-111 Marcus Zephyr Airframes Systems Specifications: 393
Table 3-112 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Principal Subsystem Elements: 396
Table 3-113 Proxy SkyRaider Benefits: 401
Table 3-114 Proxy Aviation capabilities 402
Figure 3-115
Figure 3-116
Figure 3-117 Chinese UAS 406
Table 3-118 Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone 407
Table 3-119 Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets 408
Table 3-120 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Features 412
Table 3-121 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Functions 413
Figure 3-122 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 415
Table 3-123 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features 416
Figure 3-124 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 417
Figure 3-125 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal Features 418
Table 3-126 Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications 418
Figure 3-127 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 420
Figure 3-128 Northrop Grumman Firebird 421
Figure 3-129 Northrop Grumman M324 UAS 422
Figure 3-130 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 424
Figure 3-131 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) 425
Figure 3-132 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout 428
Table 3-133 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements: 429
Figure 3-134 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs: 430
Table 3-135 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications: 431
Table 3-136 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 432
Figure 3-137 Northrop Grumman Fire-X 433
Figure 3-138 Lockheed Martin Raven 435
Figure 3-139 Lockheed Martin Ground Control System 436
Table 3-140 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System Features 438
Figure 3-141 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 439
Table 3-142 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Capabilities 441
Table 3-143 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Key Features 442
Table 3-144 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions 443
Figure 3-145 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 444
Figure 3-146 Lockheed Martin ARES 445
Figure 3-147 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 447 447
Figure 3-148 Lockheed Martin Fury 448 448
Table 3-149 Lockheed Martin Fury Features 449
Figure 3-150 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 450
Table 3-151 Expeditionary Ground Control System Modules: 451
Figure 3-152 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 452 Lockheed Martin Marlin 453
Figure 3-154 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 455
Figure 3-155 Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS 457
Table 3-156 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload Features 458
Table 3-157 Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Features 459
Figure 3-158 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone 460
Table 3-159 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone Features 461
Figure 3-160 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS 462
Table 3-161 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS Features 463
Table 3-162 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Missions 464
Table 3-163 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Benefits 465
Figure 3-164 Prox Dynamics AS Mini Protective Drone 466
Figure 3-165 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 467
Table 3-166 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Features 469
Table 3-167 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Components: 470
Table 3-168 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-Mission, Multi-Role ISR System Features 471
Table 3-169 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System System Features 472
Figure 3-170 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 474
Table 3-171 Denel Dynamics Hungwe Functions 475
Figure 3-172 Denel Dynamics Skua 477
Table 3-173 Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone Features 478
Figure 3-174 Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 480
Table 3-175 Israel Aerospace Industries Heron Features And Capabilities: 481
Figure 3-176 Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron 482
Table 3-177 Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron Main Features: 484
Figure 3-178 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter 485
Table 3-179 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter System Features And Capabilities: 486
Figure 3-180 Israel Aerospace Industries Ranger 487
Table 3-181 Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Ranger System Main Features And Capabilities: 488
Figure 3-182 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII 490
Table 3-183 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII Multiple Operational Configurations 491
Figure 3-184 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS 492
Table 3-185 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Features 493
Table 3-186 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Main Capabilities 494
Table 3-187 The Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Typical Missions 495
Figure 3-188 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 496
Table 3-189 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini Features and Capabilities 497
Table 3-190 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Typical Missions 498 3.25 Safran 498
Table 3-191 Safran Drone Positioning 499
Table 3-192 Safran Drone Missions 500
Figure 3-193 Safran Tactical Drone Systems 501
Figure 3-194 Safran Patroller and Sperwer 502
Table 3-195 AscTec Drone Efficiency: 504 Professional Line 504
Figure 3-196
Table 3-197 Ascending Technologies. Professional Efficiency Benefits 506
Table 3-198 Ascending Technologies. UAV / / Drones 508
Figure 3-199 AscTec 360° Aerial Imaging & Panorama Experience 510
Figure 3-200 AscTec Firefly 511
Figure 3-201 Danish Aviation Systems Drones 513
Figure 3-202 eXom Danish Aviation System Mapping and Inspection Drone 514
Figure 3-203
Figure 3-204 FT Sistemas Drone Designs 517
Figure 3-205 FT Sistemas Naval Drone Designs 518
Figure 3-206 FT Sistemas RGB Drone Perspectives 518
Figure 3-207 FT Sistemas Drone Applications 519
Figure 3-208 FT Sistemas Brazilian Military Drones 520
Table 3-209 Brazilian Land Force FT100 Mission Targets 521 3.29 Roketsan Turkish Defense 522
Figure 3-210 Roketsan Bayraktar TB2 522 3.30 Wingsland 523
Figure 3-211 Wingsland Minivet FPV Quadcopter 524 3.31 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 525
Figure 3-212 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 526
Figure 3-213 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 Smartphone Integration 527
Figure 4-1 Typical Hobby MilitaryDrone 531
Table 4-2 US FAA Suggestions for Drone Pilot Training 532
Table 4-3 Drone Standards 533
Table 4-4 Drone Certification Standards 534
Figure 4-5 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution 535
Figure 4-6 UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture 536
Table 4-7 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment 537
Figure 4-8 UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects 538
Table 4-9 UAS Avionics Approach 539 4.3 Drone Regulation 540
Figure 4-10 Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA 543
Table 4-11 Military Drone Technology Key Requirements 547
Figure 4-12 US Military DISA Drone Architecture 548
Figure 4-13 Drone Operational Architecture 549
Figure 4-14 Northrop Grumman.BAT Features 553
Figure 4-15 Vehicle Tracking And Antenna Positioning System That Utilizes Unique GPS 565
Figure 4-16 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 574
Table 4-17 Aurora Development Capabilities 578
Table 4-18 Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems 580
Table 4-19 Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System 580
Table 4-20 Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues 581
Table 4-21 Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development 582
Figure 4-22 Lockheed Martin Hypersonic Research 586
Table 4-23 Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030 594
Figure 4-24 Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft 595
Table 4-25 Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions 598
Table 4-26 L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features 599
Figure 4-27 linkTEK™ IDS 600
Table 4-28 FlightTEK Controls 601
Figure 4-29 Danish Aviation Systems Drones 604
Table 5-1 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Benefits 612
Table 5-2 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Target User Markets 613
Table 5-3 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Users 614
Table 5-4 Aurora Flight Core Values: 615
Table 5-5 BAE Systems Standards 620
Table 5-6 Boeing Civilian Airplane Profile 625
Table 5-7 Boeing Civilian Airplane Installed Base Profile 626
Figure 5-8 Cyphy Drone Flyer 636
Table 5-9 Cyphy Pocket Flyer Key Benefits 638
Table 5-10 Cyphy Pocket Flyer Specifications 639
Figure 5-11 Cyphy Spooling Microfilament 641
Figure 5-12 Cyberhawk Innovations Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Drone Inspection 643
Figure 5-13 Ehang Ghost Drone 2.0 648
Figure 5-14 Ehang Ghost Drone 2.0 Smartphone Integration 649
Figure 5-15 Enertis International Presence 655
Table 5-16 DRS Technologies Defense Technology Leading Market Positions 658 5.19 FT Sistemas 659
Figure 5-17 General Atomics Reaper UASs Reaper Reach back 661
Figure 5-18 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range Aircraft 662
Figure 5-19 General Atomics Reaper 663
Figure 5-20 Boston Dynamic LS3 677
Figure 5-21 Boston Dynamic CHEETAH 679
Figure 5-22 Boston Dynamic Atlas 680
Figure 5-23 Boston Dynamic Big Dog 682
Figure 5-24 Boston Dynamics Little Dog - 684
Table 5-25 Google Autonomous Vehicles Technology 686
Figure 5-26 GoPro Cameras 694
Figure 5-27 Gryphon Distribution Locations 697
Figure 5-28 Gryphon Drones 698
Figure 5-29 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 699
Figure 5-30 Hubsan Drones 702
Table 5-31 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Supply Source 704
Table 5-32 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Accessories 705
Table 5-33 Ascending Technologies Developments 712
Table 5-34 Israel Aerospace Industries IAI / Malat Main Areas Of Activity 719
Figure 5-35 Israel Aerospace Industries Malat Division 721
Figure 5-36 Kratos' Unmanned Systems 726
Table 5-37 L-3: Positioning 728
Table 5-38 Laird / Cattron Group International Customers: 734
Figure 5-39 Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning 738
Table 5-40 Lockheed Martin's operating units 740
Figure 5-41 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning 742
Figure 5-42 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio 743
Figure 5-43 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift 744
Figure 5-44 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter 745
Figure 5-45 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio 746
Table 5-46 Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice 757
Figure 5-47 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments 758
Figure 5-48 Northrop Grumman Portfolio 759
Table 5-49 Proxy Technologies Deone Potential Uses 766 5.41 Roketsan 766
Figure 5-50 RUAG Aerospace Business Aviation 768
Figure 5-51 RUAG Aerospace Military Aviation 769
Table 5-52 Safran Morpho Profile 770
Table 5-53 Safron Morpho Technology Position In The Security Chain 771
Table 5-54 Safran Types of Threat Detection 773
Table 5-55 Safran Threat Detection Technologies 774
Figure 5-56 Safran Systems Deployed In The Field 775
Table 5-57 Safron Morpho Identification Division 777
Table 5-58 Safron Morpho e-Documents Divisions 780
Table 5-59 Safron Morpho Detection and Divisions 781
Figure 5-60 Japanese Security Company To Offer Private Security Drones 790
Table 5-61 Textron First Quarter 2015 Segment Results 792
Table 5-62 Textron Brands 794
Figure 5-63 Xaircraft X 796
Figure 5-64 Xaircraft X Camera 797
Figure 5-65 Yuneec Drone 799
Table 5-66 Yuneec Hobby RC Fixed Wing Aircraft 800
Figure 5-67 Wing Loong Drone 802
Figure 5-68 Sony Autonomous VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) Drone Unmanned Aircraft 804

 

 

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