Military Ground Robot Mobile Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide,

Military Ground Robot Mobile Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

WinterGreen, Date of Publication: May 22, 2013, 600 Pages
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Military Responsive to Globalization Moves Systems of Engagement as Ground Robots to Address Terrorism

Check Out These Key Topics

    Military Ground Robots
    Military Bomb Detection Robots
    Networks of Military Robots
    Unmanned Military Logistics Vehicles
    Military Robots Market Shares
    Unmanned Vehicles
    Military Robots Market Forecasts
    Maneuverable Military Robots
    Military Embedded SOftware
    Sensor Network
    Search And Rescue
    Robot Navigation
    Battery for Military Robots
    Military Robots Drive Control
    Military Robots Electronics
    Military Robots Market Segments
    Low Power Military Robots
    Guns Mounted on Robots
    Military Robots
    Auto Assault-12 (AA-2)
    Remote-Controlled Weapons
    Neural Robotics
    Robotex
    Folding Transport Military Robots
    Robotics
    Robot
    Common Operator Control Unit
    Radio Control Modules Security


Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as platforms of engagement leverage mobile device capability worldwide. Even as the US presence in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, automated process implemented as mobile platform systems of engagement are being used to fight terrorists and protect human life. These robots are a new core technology in which all governments must invest.

Military ground robot market growth comes from the device marketing experts inventing a new role as technology poised to be effective at the forefront of fighting terrorism. Markets at $4.5 billion in 2013 reach $12.0 billion by 2019. Growth is based on the adoption of automated process by military organizations worldwide. This automated process implemented as a combination of software for innovation and robotic platforms is not the traditional military system.

They are systems of engagement that have arms and sensors, tracks and wheels, motors and solid state batteries. These systems of engagement support leveraging smart phones and mobile platforms. The aim is to achieve a broader, more intelligent military presence in every area of the globe.

In the last decade, the U.S. military poured money into unmanned ground systems to help protect troops against improvised explosive devices. There is the issue that the Defense Department needs to repurpose all those robots once the war in Afghanistan comes to a close. The wider market for military ground robots will develop as a mechanism to fight terrorism in response to the bombings in Boston and elsewhere. Bombing of civilians is a very serious matter and needs to be addressed with mobile platforms that prevent terrorist acts.

While the Army's committed to unmanned ground systems, appears to be slowing, this commitment is anticipated to heat up again quickly. The investment priorities are anticipated to change as the Defense Department realizes that investments in ground robots are needed to fight terrorism everywhere.

Just as troops leave Afghanistan, so also the robots that worked alongside them leave. The difference is that the robots are finding new uses as mobile security platforms that protect against the loss of human life The Army plans to upgrade 2,700 of its existing military robot systems for use in training or further deployments.

Another 2,469 will be divested and given to Defense Department partners or other government agencies. The U.S. military's spending on UGVs appears as though it might decrease according to the words coming out of the defense department, but as Congress assesses the damage from the Boston bombing, it will become apparent that there is only one choice for fighting terrorists efficiently and that is through the use of military ground robotic platforms that function as mobile systems of engagement.

Military ground robot market shares and market forecast analysis considers that military ground robots have a vast new market based on their ability to protect human life in the event of terrorist attack. This was proved virtually in the recent Boston terrorist attack when one of the Watertown police officers pulled the emergency brake on a police vehicle and rolled it up next to the terrorists in the stolen SUV Mercedes. Without actually being in the car, the local police officers were able to spook both terrorists by making them think they were being directly flanked.

The terrorists thought the vehicle really had police offices in it and shot toward it and detonated bombs in the rogue vehicle. The virtual robot vehicle did its job of protecting the lives of the Watertown police officers and of catching the bad guys.

Both terrorists were captured using robots, the robot car (actually a real car that was pushed into a bad situation as a robot would be, thus simulating a robot) and the robots that were used in the boat where the other terrorist was hiding to inspect the situation had a direct role in capturing the terrorists. Thus the Boston bombing illustrates a whole new use for military robots in terrorist situations.

In this manner, robot vehicles are sure to be used to fight terrorism going forward. It should be noted that though all the resources of the federal government and state government were directed toward solving the crime, that it was the very local group of police, the Watertown police department who did much of the work.

It was the local Watertown police department members who were engaged in a firefight with terrorists and who had to think on their feet to capture the bad guys and do it without getting killed themselves or endangering other civilians.

It is to the credit of the local police department that they were able to do this and it is noteworthy that they did use military robots in the endeavor and the police vehicle that doubled as a military robot presages more use of military style robots by local police departments.

The defense industry is entering a new era. Military robotics are poised to play a significant role in achieving change in security delivery. With battlefield engagements winding down, terrorism has emerged as a constant and current threat. The recent terrorist bombings in Boston and other cities worldwide illustrate that threat. Military robots are the best practice technology for dealing with terrorists in many cases.

According to Susan Eustis, the lead author of the study, "the military robot purchase is driven by the need for modernization of the military. The new military is dependent on flexibility and early response. The use of military robots is based on providing a robot that is less expensive to put in the field than a trained soldier and supporting the desire to keep the trained soldiers out of harm's way. That automation of process and modernization has appeal to those who run the military."

Robots are automating military ground systems, permitting vital protection of soldiers and people in the field, creating the possibility of reduced fatalities. Mobile robotics operate independently of the operator. Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) address needs from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Urban Challenge to the United States Congress. This challenge mandated that one-third of all military land vehicles be autonomous by 2015 and two-thirds by 2025. UGVs are being implemented in military and security operations. They are used in industrial and agricultural operations. Continued growth of the UGV market is supported by the ability to deliver superior, cost-effective agnostic autonomy systems for existing vehicles and vessels.

We hear from military leaders all over the world that the plan going forward is to utilize automated process to replace the warfighters and keep them out of the line of fire. The military robot market is evolving in this context.

Military ground robot market forecast analysis indicates that vendor strategy is to pursue developing new applications that leverage leading edge technology. Robot solutions are achieved by leveraging the ability to innovate, to bring products to market quickly. Military purchasing authorities seek to reduce costs through design and outsourcing. Vendor capabilities depend on the ability to commercialize the results of research in order to fund further research. Government funded research is evolving some more ground robot capability.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
General Dynamics
BAE
Qinetiq / Foster Miller
iRobot
Telerob
Northrop Grumman / Romotec
Versa / Allen Vanguard
Lockheed Martin
Kongsberg
ReconRobotics
Market Participants
Boston Dynamics
ECA Robotics
Elbit Systems
G-NIUS
ICOR Technology
Kairos Autonami
Mesa Robotics
Pearson Engineering
Pedsco
Re2, Inc
Robosoft
RoboteX
TechnoRobot
Telerob
Thales Group
Vecna Technologie

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Military Robot Systems of Engagement Executive Summary

Military Ground Robot Systems of Engagement Executive Summary

Military Ground Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts

Defense Industry Is Entering A New Era

Military Ground Robot Market Driving Forces

Military Ground Robots Market Shares

QinetQ TALON

Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV

Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts
 

1.    Military Robots Market Description and Market Dynamics

1.1   Robots Delivering Offensive and Defensive Capabilities to

Combat Teams

1.1.1    Military Robots

1.1.2    Army Agile Process

1.1.3    Robots Used in War

1.2   US Army Modernization 2012

1.2.1    Military Robot Autonomy or Control

1.2.2    M3 is a DARPA Robotics Program Agile methods

Rapidly Deliver Business Process And Application Change

1.3   Military Robot Scope

1.3.1    Military Robot Applications

1.4   Army's G8 Futures office

1.4.1    Delivering Capabilities to the Army's Brigade Combat Teams

1.4.2    Transition Between The Current Market And Where The Market Is Going

1.4.3    Different Sizes of UGVs

1.5   Types of Military Robots

1.5.1    Explosive Observation Robot and Ordnance Disposal

1.5.2    QinetiQ North America Talon® Robots Universal Disrupter Mount

1.5.3    General Dynamics Next-Generation

1.5.4    Soldier Unmanned Ground Vehicle from iRobot

1.6   UGV Enabling Technologies

1.6.1    Sensor Processing

1.6.2    Machine Autonomy

1.7   Military Robot Bandwidth

1.7.1    UGV Follow-Me Capability

1.7.2    Communications Bandwidth

1.7.3    Battery Power

1.7.4    Combination Of Batteries Linked To Onboard Conventional Diesel

1.8   SUGVs

1.8.1    Mid-Size Category UGV

1.8.2    Large UGV

1.8.3    U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle

1.8.4    TARDEC

1.8.5    RS JPO Organization

1.9   Definition Of Military Robots:                


2. Military Ground Robot Systems of Engagement

Market Shares and Forecasts

2.1   Military Ground Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts

2.1.1    Defense Industry Is Entering A New Era

2.1.2    Military Ground Robot Market Driving Forces

2.2   Military Ground Robots Market Shares

2.2.1    Selected Leading Military Robots

2.2.2    Northrop Grumman

2.2.3    Northrop Grumman Cutlass

2.2.4    Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II

2.2.5    Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features

2.2.6    Northrop Grumman ANDROS

2.2.7    Northrop Grumman Remotec Andros Robots

2.2.8    Northrop Grumman Caliber® T5 is a small EOD and SWAT robot.

2.2.9    Northrop Grumman Caliber Robot

2.2.10  Northrop Grumman Remotec Andros

2.2.11  Northrop Grumman / Remotec

2.2.12  Northrop Grumman Remotec UK Wheelbarrow Robots

2.2.13  General Dynamics Robotic Systems

2.2.14  General Dynamics Mobile Detection

2.2.15  iRobot Packbot

2.2.16  iRobot

2.2.17  Kongsberg

2.2.18  QinetQ

2.2.19  QinetQ TALON

2.2.20  BAE Systems Electronic Bugs Developed for Military Use

2.2.21  Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV

2.2.22  ReconRobotics

2.3   Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts

2.3.1    Small Military Robot Forecasts

2.3.2    Mid Size Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts

2.3.3    Larger Military Robot Forecasts

2.3.4    Discussion of Various Size Military Robot Market Strengths and Challenges

2.3.5    Trends in the Auto Industry that Will Be Present in the Military Robot Industry

2.3.6    Unmanned Ground Systems Roadmap

2.3.7    Robots Represent Modernization of Military

2.3.8    Army Modernization

2.3.9    Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization

2.3.10  New World Order Built On The Globally Integrated Enterprise

2.3.11  Military Ground Robot Markets

2.3.12  Mission Specific Military Robot Unmanned Systems by Weight Class

2.3.13  Robotics Categories Established By The

U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Robotics Program

2.4   Military Robot Government Budget Information

2.4.1    FCS Unmanned Ground Vehicles

2.4.2    Unmanned Ground Vehicles Government Test

2.4.3    Unmanned Ground Vehicles Production Delivery

2.5   Military Robot Prices

2.5.1    QinetQ Talon

2.5.2    iRobot Pacbot

2.5.3    Recon Scout® Throwbot

2.5.4    RoboteX Avatar® Home & Office Robot

2.5.5    Military Robots Light

2.5.6    Tactical, Micro-Robot Systems

2.5.7    Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV),

2.6   Military Robot Regional Analysis

2.7   Military Ground Robot Installed Base and Shipments Market Forecasts                   


3     Military Robot Systems of Engagement Product Description

3.1   iRobot

3.1.1    iRobot® 510 PackBot® for EOD Technicians

3.1.2    iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Infantry Troops

3.1.3    iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Combat Engineers

3.1.4    iRobot 710 Warrior™

3.1.5    iRobot® 110 FirstLook®

3.1.6    iRobot® SUGV

3.1.7    iRobot® 1KA Seaglider™

3.2   Northrop Grumman

3.2.1    Northrop Grumman CUTLASS

3.2.2    Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II

3.2.3    Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features

3.2.4    Northrop Grumman ANDROS Hazmat

3.3   General Dynamics Robotic Systems

3.3.1    General Dynamics Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System (MDARS)

3.3.2    General Dynamics Tactical Autonomous Combat – Chassis (TAC - C)

3.4   Kongsberg

3.4.1    Kongsberg Protector Remote Weapon Station

3.4.2    Kongsberg CORTEX

3.5   BAE Systems

3.5.1    BAE Systems Electronic Bugs Developed for Military Use

3.5.2    BAE Systems Land Vehicles Given a Brain of their Own

3.6   QinetQ

3.6.1    QinetiQ TALON Product Line Expansion

3.6.2    QinetQ TALON

3.6.3    QinetQ MAARS

3.6.4    QinetQ Raider I Engineer

3.6.5    QinetQ Raider I Engineer Mission

3.6.6    QinetQ Raider II

3.6.7    QinetQ Spartacus

3.6.8    QinetQ U.S. Army REF Minotaur

3.6.9    QinetQ Tactical Robot Controller

3.6.10  QinetQ Dragon Runner 10

3.6.11  QinetQ Dragon Runner 20

3.7   Telerob

3.7.1    Telerob - EOD / IEDD Equipment, EOD Robots and Vehicles

3.7.2    Telerob Heavy Duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Robot

3.7.3    Telerob Telemax High-Mobility EOD Robot

3.7.4    Telerob EOD / IEDD Service Vehicles

3.8   Allen Vanguard

3.8.1    Allen Vanguard Beetle Nano UGV

3.8.2    Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV

3.8.3    Allen Vanguard Scorpion Small UGV

3.8.4    Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard ROV

3.8.5    Allen Vanguard Defender ROV

3.9   Boston Dynamics

3.9.1    Boston Dynamics LS3 - Legged Squad Support Systems

3.9.2    Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot

3.9.3    Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot

3.9.4    Boston Dynamics BigDog

3.9.5    Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot

3.9.6    Boston Dynamics PETMAN - BigDog Gets a Big Brother

3.9.7    Boston Dynamics RHex Devours Rough Terrain

3.9.8    Boston Dynamics RiSE: Vertically Climbing Robot

3.10     Kairos Autonami

3.10.1  Kairos Autonami Pronto4 Agnostic Autonomy

System for Existing Vehicles or Vessels

3.10.2  Kairos Autonami Pronto4 Benefits

3.10.3  Kairos Autonami Pronto4™ Sub-Systems

3.10.4  Kairos Autonami ProntoMimic Software Suite Functions

3.11     Mesa Robotics

3.11.1  Mesa MATILDA II

3.11.2  Mesa ACER

3.12     Lockheed Martin SMSS

3.12.1  Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System SMSS User-Proven Autonomy

3.12.2  Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System Unmanned Capabilities

3.12.3  Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System Unmanned Capabilities

3.13     Thales Group Mini UAV and UGVs

3.13.1  Thales Group Customers

3.14     G-NIUS UGS

3.14.1  G-NIUS Avantguard MK I

3.14.2  G-NIUS Avantguard MK II

3.14.3  G-NIUS Guardium MK I

3.14.4  G-NIUS Guardium MK II

3.14.5  G-NIUS Guardium MK III

3.15     ICOR Technology MK3 Caliber

3.15.1  Icor CALIBER® T5

3.15.2  Icor Mini-CALIBER®

3.15.3  Icor MICRO-CALIBER® Rapid Response

3.16     Pedsco Remote Mobile Investigator (RMI)

3.16.1  Pedsco RMI-9WT

3.16.2  Pedsco RMI-9XD

3.16.3  Pedsco RMI-10F

3.17     Robosoft robuROC

3.18     ECA Robotics CAMELEON EOD

3.18.1  ECA Robotics CAMELEON CRBN

3.18.2  ECA Robotics COBRA MK2

3.18.3  ECA Robotics MAMBA

3.18.4  ECA Robotics TSR 202

3.19     Elbit Systems Land Systems

3.19.1  Elbit Systems Autonomous Systems

3.20     Recon Robotics Recon Scout IR

3.20.1  Recon Robotics Recon Scout XL

3.20.2  Recon Robotics Throwbot XT

3.20.3  Recon Robotics Searchstick

3.21     Carnegie Mellon University Crusher

3.21.1  Carnegie Mellon University TUGV


4. Military Robot Technology

4.1   Military Robot Technology Enablers

4.1.1    Military Robot Logistics

4.2   MRAP ATV: Requirements and Contenders

4.3   Military Robot Enabling Technology

4.4   Intel Integrated Circuit Evidence-Based Innovation

4.4.1    Open Robotic Control Software

4.4.2    Military Robot Key Technology

4.4.3    PC-Bots Visual Simultaneous Localization & Mapping

4.5   Advanced Robot Technology: Navigation, Mobility, And Manipulation

4.5.1    Robot Intelligence Systems

4.5.2    Real-World, Dynamic Sensing

4.6   User-Friendly Interfaces

4.6.1    Tightly-Integrated, Electromechanical Robot Design

4.7   Field Based Robotics Iterative Development

4.7.1    Next-Generation Products Leverage Model

4.7.2    Modular Robot Structure And Control

4.7.3    Lattice Architectures

4.7.4    Chain / Tree Architectures

4.7.5    Deterministic Reconfiguration

4.7.6    Stochastic Reconfiguration

4.7.7    Modular Robotic Systems

4.8   Intel Military Robot Cultivating Collaborations

4.9   Hitachi Configuration Of Robots Using The SuperH Family

4.9.1    Hitachi Concept of MMU And Logic Space

4.9.2    Robotic Use of Solid State Thin Film Lithium-Ion Batteries

4.10     Network Of Robots And Sensors

4.10.1  Sensor Networks Part Of Research Agenda

4.10.2  Light Sensing

4.10.3  Acceleration Sensing

4.10.4  Chemical Sensing

4.11     Military Robot Technology Functions

4.12     Carbon Nanotube Radio

4.13     Military Robot Funded Programs

4.13.1  Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization

4.13.2  XM1216 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV)

4.13.3  UUV Sub-Pillars

4.13.4  Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV)

4.13.5  Alliant

4.13.6  ATSP is a Government-wide contracting vehicle

4.13.7  Quick, efficient contracting vehicle

4.13.8  Facilitates technology and insertion into fielded systems

4.13.9  Access to all Northrop Grumman sectors

4.14     iRobot  Technology

4.14.1  iRobot AWARE Robot Intelligence Systems

4.14.2  iRobot Real-World, Dynamic Sensing.

4.14.3  iRobot User-Friendly Interface

4.14.4  iRobot Tightly-Integrated Electromechanical Design.

4.15     Evolution Robotics Technology Solutions Evolution Robotics Example Applications

4.16     Classes of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)

4.16.1  Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV)

4.16.2  US BCT Unmanned Ground Vehicle Funding

4.16.3  Funding Military Robots in US for 2011

4.16.4  US Army's BCT Modernization Program Funding

4.16.5  Efforts to Mitigate The Improvised Explosive Device Threat To Dismounted Operations

4.16.6  US Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

4.16.7  Route Mapping

4.16.8  Man-Packable SUGV

4.16.9  Demilitarized Zone Between South and North Korea

4.16.10  Chinese Military Robots

4.16.11  Western Europe

4.16.12  China & the Russian Federation

4.16.13  Middle East

4.16.14  India & Japan

4.16.15  Australia & Canada


5. Military Robots Company Description

5.1   Allen Vanguard

5.1.1    Allen Vanguard Rapid Development

5.2   BAE Systems

5.3   Boston Dynamics

5.4   ECA Robotics

5.5   Elbit Systems

5.5.1    Elbit Systems Principal Market Environment

5.6   G-NIUS

5.7   General Dynamics

5.7.1    Sequester Mechanism

5.7.2    General Dynamics Revenue

5.7.3    General Dynamics Robotic Systems

5.7.4    General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision

5.7.5    General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing

5.7.6    General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development

5.8   ICOR Technology

5.9   iRobot

5.9.1    iRobot Home Robots:

5.9.2    iRobot Defense and Security: Protecting Those in Harm’s Way

5.9.3    iRobot Role In The Robot Industry

5.9.4    iRobot SPARK (Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge)

5.9.5    iRobot Revenue

5.9.6    iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Inc.

5.9.7    iRobot / Evolution Robotics

5.10     Kairos Autonami

5.10.1  Kairos Autonomi Autonomy ROI

5.10.2  Kairos Autonomi Upgrades Robot Conversion Kit

5.11     Kongsberg

5.11.1  Kongsberg Defence Systems  Revenue

5.12     Lockheed Martin

5.12.1  Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive

Device Jammer Systems

5.12.2  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue

5.12.3  Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems

5.12.4  Lockheed Martin

5.13     Mesa Robotics

5.13.1  Systems Development Division of Mesa Associates

5.13.2  Mesa Robotics Affordable Robotic Solutions

5.13.3  Mesa Robotics Revenue

5.14     Northrop Grumman

5.14.1  Northrop Grumman Revenue

5.14.2  Northrop Grumman Remotec

5.14.3  Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company

5.14.4  Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment

5.14.5  Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya

5.14.6  Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1

5.14.7  Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier

5.15     Pearson Engineering

5.16     Pedsco

5.17     QinetiQ

5.17.1  QinetQ Comprised Of Experts

5.17.2  QinetiQ North America TALON Detects Deadly IEDs And Saves Lives

5.17.3  QinetiQ World-Leading Products:

5.17.4  QinetiQ Innovation

5.17.5  QinetiQ North America

5.17.6  QinetiQ Revenue

5.17.7  QinetiQ Vision

5.17.8  QinetiQ Mission

5.17.9  QinetiQ / Foster Miller

5.17.10  QinetiQ / Foster Miller Financial Position

5.17.11  QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner 10Micro Robots:

5.17.12  QinetiQ / Automatika

5.17.13  QinetiQ Customer Base

5.18     Re2, Inc

5.18.1  Rehttp://www.resquared.com/images/sup2.gif Leading Developer

5.18.2  Re2 Forerunner High Speed Inspection Robot

5.18.3  Re2 ForeRunner RDV

5.18.4  Re2 HST - High-Speed Teleoperation

5.19     ReconRobotics

5.19.1  ReconRobotics Tactical, Micro-Robot Systems

5.20     Robosoft

5.21     RoboteX

5.21.1  RoboteX Avatar® Home & Office, A Personal Security Robot

5.21.2  RoboteX Portable Reconnaissance

5.21.3  RoboteX Avatar I Spec List:

5.21.4  RoboteX Avatar I Use Cases:

5.22     TechnoRobot

5.23     Telerob

5.23.1  Telerob

5.24     Thales Group

5.1.1    Thales Core Businesses

5.1.2    Thales: - A Global Player

5.1.3    Thales Revenue

5.1.4    Thales Key Technology Domains

5.1.5    Thales Open Research

5.1.6    Thales Stance on Environment

5.1.7    Thales Processes

5.1.8    Thales Product Design

5.1.9    Thales Site Management

5.1.10  Thales Alenia Space Integration Of Service Module For The Fourth ATV

5.1.11  Thales Sonar ‘Excels’ In Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise

5.24.1  Thales Group Ground Alerter 10

5.24.2  Thales Group Ground Master 400 (GM 400)

5.24.3  Thales Group Ground Smarter 1000

5.24.4  Thales Group

5.25     Vecna Technologies

5.25.1  Vecna Telemedicine

5.26     Selected Military Robot Companies

5.26.1  Selected Robot Companies


6. Military Robot Contracts

6.1.1    SPAWAR

6.1.2    Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal

6.1.3    Future Combat Systems Program Cuts

6.1.4    U.S. Army Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV)

6.2   GCV Created Due To Termination Of The Future Combat Systems And Its Former Manned Ground Vehicles

6.2.1    Army To End Robotic Vehicle, Aircraft Efforts

6.2.2    MULE Termination

6.2.3    Armed Robotic Vehicle Assault (Light) Continuation

6.2.4    Robotic Systems Chartered by JPO

6.2.5    U.S. Army Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle

6.3   Selected US 2012 Military Budget for Robotics

6.3.1    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA Tactical Teams

6.4   US Military Budget 2012

6.4.1    Report on Deployment of Assets and Personnel to Libya

6.5   Customers For Government Robotic Products, And Research And Development Contracts:

6.5.1    General Dynamics Land Systems $24 Million

Contract To Supply Commanders Remote Operated Weapons

6.5.2    Kongsberg and General Dynamics co-producing

CROWS and CROWS II

6.5.3    General Dynamics Awarded $24 Million to Provide Remote Weapon Systems That Protect Tank Commanders

6.5.4    Kongsberg

6.5.5    Vulcan Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV) And Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Programs

6.5.6    DARPA End-To-End Unmanned Vehicle System Solution

6.5.7    Unmanned Vehicles UMV and UGV Submarkets

6.5.8    Allen-Vanguard Spares For Symphony Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) Program

6.6   Military / Government and University Agencies

6.7   Military Robots Contracts

6.7.1    Talon

6.7.2    American Reliance Solution Found for Battlefield Robot Control Problem

6.7.3    QinetiQ NA Ships First-Responder Robots to Navy

6.7.4    iRobot Wins $60M Army Contract to Develop Warrior Robot

6.7.5    iRobot Wins $286 Million U.S. Army Contract

6.7.6    Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised

Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Spiral 3 systems ("CREW3"

6.7.7    U.S. Army Has Agreed To Buy Up To 7,500 Electronic Bomb Jammer Systems From Its Partner Lockheed Martin Allen-Vanguard

6.7.8    Jan. 31, 2008 Allen-Vanguard Confirms U.S. Department of Defense Intent To Establish an IDIQ Contract For Up to 7,500 Symphony IED Countermeasure Systems

6.7.9    iRobot                                                                                                        

6.7.10  iRobot Order for Six Seagliders™ from the University of Western Australia

6.7.11  iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) Order Totaling $16.8 million from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)

6.7.12  General Dynamics Combat Autonomous Mobility System (CAMS)

6.7.13  Robotic Technology Robot
 

List of Tables and Figures


Military Robot Systems of Engagement  Executive Summary

Table ES-1

Military Robotics Market Factors

Table ES-2

Military Robot Functions

Table ES-3

Military Robots Market Driving Forces

Figure ES-4

Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012

Figure ES-5

QinetQ TALON

Figure ES-6

Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide,

2013-2019

 
Military Robot Systems of Engagement  Market Description and Market Dynamics


Figure 1-1

US Unmanned Vehicle Ground Domain Performance

Table 1-2

US Military Modernization Equipment Priorities, 2012

Figure 1-3

Cultural and Military Structural Issues

Figure 1-4

Shift From Manned Combatant Role to Unmanned

Autonomous Systems

Figure 1-5

Army Agile Process

Figure 1-6

US Army Modernization 2012

Figure 1-6

US Army and Navy Budget Requests

Table 1-7

US Army Reforming Defense Acquisition

US Army Reducing Ground Forces by 2016

Table 1-8

US Army Reducing Ground Forces by 2016

Table 1-9

Military Robot Applications

Table 1-9  (Continued)

Military Robot Applications

Table 1-10

Military Armed Robotic Applications

Table 1-11

What the Soldier Wants In Robotic Systems

Figure 1-12

Telerob Explosive Observation Robot and Ordnance Disposal Unit

Figure 1-13

Telerob Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD System For

Operation In Confined Areas

Figure 1-14

QinetiQ North America TALON® Robots Universal

Disruptor Mount (UDM)

Figure 1-15

Next-Generation General Dynamics

Figure 1-16

US Army UGV Roadmap RS-JPO Structure

Table 1-17                                                                                                          

Definition of Military Robots:

 

Military Robot Systems of Engagement  Market Shares and Market Forecasts

 

Table 2-1

Military Robotics Market Factors

Table 2-2

Military Robot Functions

Table 2-3

Military Robots Market Driving Forces

Figure 2-4

Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012

Table 2-5

Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012

Figure 2-6

Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II

Table 2-7

Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features

Figure 2-8

Northrop Grumman Remotec HD-1

Figure 2-9

General Dynamics TAC-C Robot

Figure 2-10

Next-Generation General Dynamics Robots

Table 2-11

General Dynamics Near Autonomous Unmanned Systems (NAUS) –

 Advanced Technology Objective (NAUS-ATO)

Table 2-12

iRobot 510 PackBot for EOD Conventional Ordnance and SWAT Missions

Figure 2-13

QinetQ TALON

Figure 2-14

BAE Systems Electronic Bugs

Figure 2-15

Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars,

Worldwide, 2013-2019

Table 2-16

Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments,

Dollars, Worldwide,2013-2019

Table 2-17

Mini and Small Military Ground Robot Market

Forecasts Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Figure 2-18

Mid Size Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts

Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Table 2-19

Larger Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts Units and

Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Table 2-20

Unmanned Ground Systems Roadmap

Figure 2-21

US Army Modernization Positioning

Figure 2-22

Super Soaker vs. R.C. Glider

Figure 2-23

Mission Specific Military Robot Unmanned Systems by Weight Class

Figure 2-24

Unmanned Ground Systems US Army Priority Roadmap

Figure 2-24a

Unmanned Ground Systems US Army Appropriations

Budget Activity Through 2016

Figure 2-25

Unmanned Ground Systems US Army Appropriations

SUGV Budget Activity Timeline 2013

Table 2-26

Military Robots Light

Table 2-27

Military Robots Medium Large

Table 2-28

Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles Heavy

Table 2-29

Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles Large

Figure 2-30

Mission Specific Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles by Weight Class

Table 2-31

Military Robots Definitions of Systems By US Army UGV Roadmap

Figure 2-32

Military Ground Robots In Inventory:  US

Figure 2-33

Military Ground Robots to Purchase:  US

Figure 2-34

US Military Services Savings Categories

Figure 2-35

Military Robot US Liaison Officers

Table 2-36

Tiers of US Army UGVs

Figure 2-37

US Robot Systems Associated with Force Application

Table 2-38

Use of Robots for Protection

Table 2-39

US Army Robot Systems Associated with Protection

Table 2-40

Named Unmanned Systems Associated with

 Force Support and Command and Control

Table 2-41

Named Unmanned Systems Associated with Force Support

Figure 2-42

Robots Associated with Net Centric Systems

Figure 2-43

Robot Systems Associated with Battle Space Awareness

Figure 2-44

Robot Systems Associated with Battle Space Awareness

Figure 2-45

Military Ground Robot Regional Market Segments, Dollars,  2012

Table 2-46

Military Ground Robot Regional Market Segments, 2012

Table 2-47                  

Military Ground Robot Installed Base and Shipments Market

Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019

 

Military Robot Systems of Engagement  Product Description

 

Figure 3-1

iRobot 510PackBot for EOD Technicians

Table 3-2

iRobot 510 PackBot for EOD Conventional Ordnance and

SWAT Missions

Figure 3-3

iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Infantry Troops

Figure 3-4

iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Combat Engineers

Table 3-5

iRobot 510 PackBot for Combat Engineers Tasks

Figure 3-6

iRobot® 710 Warrior™

Table 3-7

iRobot® 710 Warrior™ Uses

Figure 3-8

iRobot® 110 FirstLook®

Figure 3-9

iRobot® 110 Small, Light And Throwable FirstLook® Uses

Figure 3-10

iRobot® SUGV

Figure 3-11

iRobot® SUGV Uses

Figure 3-12

iRobot® 1KA Seaglider™

Figure 3-13

iRobot® 1KA Seaglider ® Uses

Figure 3-14

Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II

Table 3-15

Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features

Figure 3-16

Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II

Figure 3-17

Northrop Grumman ANDROS Hazmat

Figure 3-18

Northrop Grumman Andros In the Military Street

Figure 3-19

Northrop Grumman Andros In the Military Field

Table 3-20

General Dynamics GDRS Functions Needed To Perform A

Variety Of Military, Government And Civilian Missions

Table 3-21

General Dynamics Autonomous Systems Implementation Functions

Table 3-22

General Dynamics Military Robots Functions

Table 3-23

General Dynamics Military Robot Positioning

Table 3-24

General Dynamics Military Warfighter Support

Table 3-25

General Dynamics MDARS Features:

Figure 3-26

Kongsberg Protector Remote Weapon Station

Figure 3-27

Kongsberg CORTEX

Figure 3-28

BAE Systems Electronic Bugs

Figure 3-29

BAE Systems Remote Military Land Vehicles

Table 3-30

QinetiQ TALON Product Line Specific Task Expansion

Figure 3-31

QinetQ TALON

Table 3-32

QinetiQ North America’s TALON® Family Of Robots Features

Table 3-33

QinetiQ North America’s TALON® Family Of Robots Target Markets

Table 3-34

QinetiQ North America’s TALON® Family Of Robots Mission Positioning

Table 3-35

QinetiQ TALON Product Line

Table 3-36

QinetiQ TALON Expertise in Action

Figure 3-37

QinetQ Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System

Figure 3-38

QinetQ Raider I Engineer

Table 3-39

QinetQ Raider I Engineer Mission

Figure 3-40

QinetQ Raider II

Figure 3-41

QinetiQ IED  Defeat/Combat Engineer Vehicle

Table 3-42

QinetiQ Spartacus Diesel-Powered Loader Mission

Figure 3-43

QinetQ U.S. Army REF Minotaur

Table 3-44

QinetiQ North America’s Tactical Robot Controller (TRC) Features

Table 3-45

Telerob’s Key Product Areas

Figure 3-46

Telerob Heavy-Duty EOD Robot Product

Figure 3-47

Telerob TeleMAX Small Bomb Disposal EOD Heavy-Duty Robots

Figure 3-48

Telerob teleMAX

Figure 3-49

Telerob Bomb Disposal Vehicles

Figure 3-50

Telerob Bomb Disposal Vehicle Interior

Figure 3-51

Allen Vanguard Beetle Nano UGV

Table 3-52

Allen Vanguard Beetle Nano UGV Features

Figure 3-53

Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV

Table 3-54

Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV Features

Figure 3-55

Allen Vanguard Scorpion Small UGV

Table 3-56

Allen Vanguard Scorpion Small UGV Functions

Figure 3-57

Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard ROV

Table 3-58

Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard Controller Functions

Table 3-59

Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard Controller Features

Figure 3-60

Allen Vanguard Defender ROV

Table 3-61

Allen Vanguard Defender ROV Functions

Figure 3-62

Boston Dynamic LS3

Figure 3-63

Boston Dynamic CHEETAH

Figure 3-64

Boston Dynamic Atlas

Figure 3-65

Boston Dynamic BigDog

Figure 3-66

Boston Dynamics LittleDog -

Figure 3-67

Boston Dynamics PETMAN

Figure 3-68

Boston Dynamics RHex

Figure 3-69

Boston Dynamics RiSE: Vertically Climbing Robot

Figure 3-70

Boston Dynamics SquishBot

Figure 3-71

Kairos Pronto4 Agnostic Autonomy System for Existing

Vehicles or Vessels

Figure 3-72

Kairos Autonami Pronto4 zSOlution For Truck

Table 3-73

Kairos Autonami Software Features:

Figure 3-74

Mesa Robotics MATILDA II

Table 3-75

Mesa Robotics MATILDA II Functions

Figure 3-76

Mesa ACER

Table 3-77

Mesa Robotics ACER Functions

Figure 3-78

Lockheed Martin SMSS

Table 3-79

Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System SMSS Uses

Table 3-80

Thales Group Mini UAV and UGVs Main characteristics

Table 3-81

G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) LTD Technology

Table 3-82

G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) LTD Appositions

Figure 3-83

G-NIUS Avantguard MK II

Table 3-84

G-NIUS Guardium MK I

Figure 3-85

G-NIUS Guardium MK II

Figure 3-86

G-NIUS Guardium MK III

Table 3-87

G-NIUS Guardium MK III Capabilities

Table 3-88

G-NIUS Guardium MK III Advanced Technology

Figure 3-89

ICOR Technology MK3 Caliber

Figure 3-90

Icor CALIBER® T5

Figure 3-91

Icor Mini-CALIBER®

Figure 3-92

Icor MICRO-CALIBER® Rapid Response

Figure 3-93

Pedsco RMI-9WT

Table 3-94

Pedsco RMI-9WT FEATURES:

Figure 3-95

Pedsco RMI-9XD

Table 3-96

Pedsco RMI-9XD Features:

Figure 3-97

Pedsco RMI-10F

Table 3-98

Pedsco RMI-10F FEATURES:

Figure 3-99

Robosoft robuROC

Figure 3-100

ECA Robotics CAMELEON EOD

Table 3-101

ECA Robotics CAMELEON EOD  Mission Types

Figure 3-102

ECA Robotics CAMELEON CRBN

Figure 3-103

ECA Robotics COBRA MK2

Figure 3-104

ECA Robotics COBRA Missions

Figure 3-105

ECA Robotics EOD MAMBA Vehicle

Table 3-106

ECA Robotics EOD MAMBA Functions

Figure 3-107

ECA Robotics TSR 202

Figure 3-108

Recon Robotics Recon Scout IR

Figure 3-109

Recon Robotics Recon Scout XL

Figure 3-110

Recon Robotics Throwbot XT

Figure 3-111

Carnegie Mellon University Crusher

Table 3-112

Carnegie Mellon University TUGV

 

Military Robot Systems of Engagement  Technology
 

Figure 4-1

Military Robot Technology Enablers

Table 4-2

Military Robot Technology Characteristics

Figure 4-3

Military Ground Robot Technology Enablers

Table 4-4

US Army Military Robot Logistics Positioning

Figure 4-5

Robot Systems Associated with Force Application Description

Figure 4-6

Robotic Performance Characteristics

Table 4-7

Military Robotics Enabling Technology

Table 4-8

Military Robots Development Challenges

Table 4-9

Military Robot  Integrated Circuit-Based Innovation Functions

Table 4-10

Military Robot Key Technology

Table 4-11

Robot Communications Key Technology

Table 4-12

Military Robot Key Navigation Technologies

Table 4-13

Human-Robot Interaction

Table 4-14

Visual Simultaneous Localization & Mapping

Functions Relevant to Robotics

Figure 4-15

Hitachi Modular Robot Configuration

Table 4-16

Military Robot Key Product Technology Factors

Table 4-16  (Continued)

Military Robot Key Product Technology Factors

Table 4-17

Military Robot Technology Functions

Table 4-17 (Continued)

Military Robot Technology Functions

Table 4-18

Missions (UUV “Sub-Pillars”) In Priority Order

Figure 4-19

UUVMP Vision

Table 4-20

Alliant Features:

Table 4-20  (Continued)

Alliant Features:

Figure 4-21

Evolution Robotics Technology Solutions

Figure 4-22

Evolution Robotics Object Recognition

Table 4-23

Evolution Robotics Applications

 

Military Robot Systems of Engagement  Company Profiles
 

Figure 5-1

Allen Vanguard Threat Intelligence

Table 5-2

Allen-Vanguard R&D Team Mandate:

Table 5-3

Allen-Vanguard Scientific And Engineering Topics

Researched and Developed

Table 5-4

Allen-Vanguard R&D Fundamental Research

Table 5-5

Allen-Vanguard R&D Engineers And Scientists Comprehensive Research

Table 5-6

BAE Systems Standards

Figure 5-7

BAE Systems Revenue in Defense Market

Table 5-8

ECA Robotics Range Of Products

Table 5-9

Elbit Systems Activities:

Table 5-11

G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) Solutions

Figure 5-12

Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning

Table 5-13

Lockheed Martin's operating units

Figure 5-14

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning

Figure 5-15

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio

Figure 5-16

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift

Figure 5-17

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter

Figure 5-18

Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio

Table 5-20

Mesa Robotics Technical Experience

Table 5-21

Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice

Figure 5-22

Northrop Grumman Systems Segments

Figure 5-23

Northrop Grumman Portfolio

Table 5-24

QinetiQ Vision

Figure 5-25

QinetiQ Dragon Runner Urban Operations Rugged Ultra-

Compact, Lightweight And Portable Reconnaissance Robot

Table 5-26

QinetiQ Customer Base

Figure 5-27

Rehttp://www.resquared.com/images/sup2.gif Core Technologies

Figure 5-28

Rehttp://www.resquared.com/images/sup2.gif Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Figure 5-29

Rehttp://www.resquared.com/images/sup2.gif Forerunner Key Features

Figure 5-30

Re2 Open Architecture for Robots

Figure 5-31

Robosoft Unmanned Ground robots, For Security,

Transport, Cleaning, Healthcare And Research

Figure 5-32

Robotex Avatar I Tactical Robot Unmanned Ground Robots

Figure 5-33

Robotex Unmanned Ground Robots

Figure 5-34

Robotex Avatar II Tactical Robot

Table 5-35

RoboteX Portable Reconnaissance Controls

Table 5-36

RoboteX Avatar I Use Cases:

Figure 5-37

Technorobot

Figure 5-38

Technorobot Collaborations

Table 5-39

Thales Key Technology Domains

Figure 5-40

Thales Measurable Environmental Targets

Figure 5-41

Thales Group GROUND Master 400

Table 5-42

Thales Group GROUND Master 400 Key Features:

Table 5-43

Thales Group Ground Smarter 1000 Key Features:

Figure 5-44

Thales Critical Decision Chain

Figure 5-45

Vecna Hospital Delivery Bot

Figure 5-46

Vecna Robotics: HG2

Table 5-47

Vecna Technologies hydraulic end effector Specifications

Figure 5-48

Vecna Telemedicine

 

Military Robot Contracts
 

Table 6-1

Military Robot Research and Development Projects

Figure 6-2

iRobot Government Agencies Served

Figure 6-3

Lockheed Martin Multifunction Utility Logistics Equipment UGV -- MULE

Figure 6-4

JPO Robotic Systems

Figure 6-5

Army Modernization Aims

Table 6-6

Unmanned Vehicles UMV and UGV Submarkets

Table 6-7

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) Leading

Technologies And Subsystems

Table 6-8

UUV Programmes

Table 6-9

Military / Government and University Agencies

 

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