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US DoD UAS Market, Forecast to 2023

US DoD UAS Market, Forecast to 2023

The importance of military unmanned aerial system (UAS) continues to grow as combatant commanders have become accustomed to receiving 24/7 battlefield surveillance and will continue demanding more as adversaries become better equipped and more technologically advanced. UAS operations have become an integral part of the war-fighting capability of the United States and the reliance on these systems, in all domains, will only increase. The total Department of Defense (DoD) budget request in the 2019 President’s Budget (PB) was $617 billion plus $69 billion for overseas contingency operations (OCO) funding. UAS funding through 2023 is forecast to experience a relatively flat 2.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) but will easily exceed $6 billion, or approximately 1% of all military spending. This research service provides a macro view of the planned funding, recent spending, and the future trends expected in the DoD UAS market.

Research Scope
The total DoD UAS market size is based on the requested PB and the market share is based on contract data derived from the US government's Federal Procurement Database System (FPDS). Trend and competitive landscape information includes the following:
Factors driving the demand for DoD UAS and services
Factors restraining the demand for DoD UAS and services
Short profiles of top DoD UAS manufacturers and their position in the ecosystem
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) evaluations of the leading companies in the market
Perspectives on various market issues that provide insights for executive level decision-making

Research Highlights
This study also contains an evaluation of significant growth opportunities within the DoD UAS market based on trends and supported by a collection of market insights. Strategic imperatives, for executives to consider when deciding whether to act on the listed growth opportunities, are highlighted as well. Finally, three far reaching predictions are provided concerning the DoD UAS market and how it might change, or evolve, 15 to 30 years from now. This document is essential to any defense company that offers UAS platforms, support, or services as well as to any company interested in entering the market.

Key Issues Addressed
Is the market for DoD UAS growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate will it grow?
What segments, programs, and services make up the DoD UAS market?
What are the most significant drivers, restraints, and trends?
What companies are leading the DoD UAS market and in which segments?
What are the top programs in the DoD UAS market?
What technologies will be emphasized as the market continues to mature?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Market Engineering Measurements—OCO Considerations
    • Market Engineering Measurements—With OCO Estimates Included
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Associated Multimedia
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Drivers and Restraints—Total DoD UAS Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends—Total DoD UAS Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Market Engineering Measurements, US, 2017
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • DoD Budget Forecast—Program Funding
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding Forecast, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Procurement and RDT&E Funding Forecast, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding Forecast by Department, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding Forecast by Category, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding Forecast by Service (Department) and Category, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding Forecast by Segment, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding by Platform/Segment, US, 2017–2023
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Funding by Sensor Program, US, 2017–2023
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis— Total DoD UAS Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Evolution
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Absolute Market Share Trend, US, CY2015 and FY2017
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Percent Market Share Trend, US, CY2015 and FY2017
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Analysis of Top 5 Market Participants US, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Contracts
      • Table Total DoD UAS Market: Contract Spending by Month, US, FY2017
  • Companies to Action and Growth Opportunities
    • Companies Driving the US DoD UAS Ecosystem—2017
    • Growth Opportunity 1—Autonomy and Swarming
    • Growth Opportunity 2—Low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Detect And Avoid (DAA) Equipment for Groups 1-3 UAS
    • Growth Opportunity 3—AI
    • Growth Opportunity 4—NextGen and Off-the-Shelf Drones
    • Growth Opportunity 5—MUM-T and Unmanned-Unmanned Teaming
    • Growth Opportunity 6—UAS as a Service
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the DoD UAS Industry
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Group 5/HALE Segment Breakdown
    • Group 5/HALE
    • Group 5/HALE Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: HALE Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: HALE Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
    • Group 5/HALE Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: HALE Contracts by Company, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: HALE Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
  • Group 4/MALE Segment Breakdown
    • Group 4/MALE
    • Group 4/MALE Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MALE Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MALE Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
    • Group 4/MALE Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MALE Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MALE Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • Group 3/Tactical Segment Breakdown
    • Group 3/Tactical
    • Group 3/Tactical Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tactical UAS Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tactical UAS Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
    • Group 3/Tactical Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tactical UAS Contracts by Company, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tactical UAS Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
  • Group 2/SUAS Segment Breakdown
    • Group 2/SUAS
    • Group 2/SUAS Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: SUAS Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: SUAS Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
    • Group 2/SUAS Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: SUAS Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: SUAS Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • Group 1/MUAS Segment Breakdown
    • Group 1/MUAS
    • Group 1/MUAS Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MUAS Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MUAS Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
    • Group 1/MUAS Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MUAS Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: MUAS Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • Targets Segment Breakdown
    • Targets
    • Targets Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Targets Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Targets Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
    • Targets Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Targets Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Targets Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • Tethered Aerostats and UAS Segment Breakdown
    • Tethered Aerostats and UAS
    • Tethered Aerostats and UAS Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tethered Aerostats and UAS Funding by Platform, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tethered Aerostats and UAS Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
    • Tethered Aerostats and UAS Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tethered Aerostats and UAS Contracts by Platform/Program, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: Tethered Aerostats and UAS Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • UAS Sensors/Subsystems Segment Breakdown
    • UAS Sensors/Subsystems
    • UAS Sensors/Subsystems Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Sensors/Subsystems Funding by Type, US, 2017–2023
    • UAS Sensors/Subsystems Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Sensors/Subsystems Contracts by Type, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Sensors/Subsystems Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • UAS Support/UGCS Breakdown
    • UAS Support/UGCS
    • UAS Support/UGCS Funding
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Support/UGCS Funding by Type, US, 2017–2023
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Support/UGCS Funding by Department, US, 2017–2023
    • UAS Support/UGCS Contracts
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Support/UGCS Contracts by Platform, US, 2017
      • Table DoD UAS Market: UAS Support/UGCS Contracts by Company, US, 2017
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on UAS Markets
    • List of Companies in "Others"
    • List of "Other" Platforms
    • List of Platforms/Companies in "Others"
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed

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