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Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market 2017-2021

Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market 2017-2021

About Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are systems that operate without a human pilot and are deployed for various underwater missions. Unlike ROVs, AUVs are robots that do not require operator input. The history of AUVs dates to 1957 when the first AUV Self-Propelled Underwater Research Vehicle (SPURV) was developed at the Applied Physics Laboratory of University of Washington, with funding from the US Office of Naval Research (ONR). It could operate at a maximum depth of about 11,800 feet and had a speed of 4-5 knots for almost four hours. It was powered by a combination of zinc cells and solid-state converters. The US Navy used SPURV to study submarine wakes. Since then, AUVs have evolved significantly in design and are being adopted for a variety of applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global autonomous underwater vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of 12.43% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global autonomous underwater vehicle market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new developments and procurements of AUVs.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • General Dynamics
  • Kongsberg Maritime
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Saab
  • Thales Group
Other prominent vendors
  • Boeing
  • ECA Group
  • Fugro
  • Oceaneering International
Market driver
  •  Technological advancements prompting development of hybrid AUVs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Operational hindrances
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Incorporation of new algorithm and metrics
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global autonomous underwater vehicle market: General Dynamics, Kongsberg Maritime, Lockheed Martin, Saab, and Thales Group:

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Boeing, ECA Group, Fugro, and Oceaneering International.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Incorporation of new algorithm and metrics. Energy efficiency is a crucial parameter for AUVs, especially for those used in oceanographic studies. Underwater monitoring applications typically call for greater endurance, which can be facilitated by improving the battery life.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Technological advancements prompting development of hybrid AUVs. Technological advancements have enabled multiple functions to be incorporated into a single compact platform. This has led to the development of versatile AUVs that can be employed for a wide variety of missions. Vendors are also trying to develop designs that allow the integration of a variety of payloads and confer enhanced functionality.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Operational hindrances. The impact of hydrodynamic coefficients and fluctuations in ocean currents result in highly non-linear coupled dynamics and pose operational hindrances for AUVs in terms of trajectory control. Such factors make it difficult for AUVs to retain its control, especially in nonlinear trajectories.

Companies Mentioned

General Dynamics, Kongsberg Maritime, Lockheed Martin, Saab, and Thales Group, Boeing, ECA Group, Fugro, and Oceaneering International.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Classification of USS
      • Table Integral functional components of AUV
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global AUV market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global AUV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation of global AUV market by end-user - 2016
      • Table Global AUV market segmentation by end-user 2016 (% share)
    • Segmentation of global AUV market by end-user - 2021
      • Table Global AUV market segmentation by end-user 2021 (% share)
    • Segmentation of global AUV market by end-user 2016-2021
      • Table Global AUV market segmentation by end-user 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global military AUV market
      • Table Global military AUV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Military applications of AUVs
      • Table Features of Marlin MK2 AUV
    • Global commercial AUV market
      • Table Global commercial AUV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Applications of AUVs in oil and gas industry
      • Table Features of Total's pipe inspection AUV
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global – market share & forecast
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas – market size & forecast
      • Table AUV market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Focus areas of UUV Master Plan
      • Table Americas - year-over-year growth (2017-2021)
      • Table Features of Bluefin SandShark
    • EMEA – market size & forecast
      • Table AUV market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA year-over-year growth (2017-2021)
      • Table Features of Surrogate AUV
      • Table Features of Oceanic Multipurpose Status-6 System
      • Table Features of Gavia
    • APAC – market size & forecast
      • Table AUV market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table AUV market in APAC (2017-2021) YOY growth (%)
      • Table Features of the DRDO AUV
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Features of Seaeye Sabertooth AUV
      • Table Capabilities of MUST project AUV
      • Table Benefits of 3D printing
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Incorporation of new algorithm and metrics
    • Development of bio-inspired solar-powered AUVs
    • Developments in Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • List of vendors in global AUV market
      • Table List of vendors in global AUV market
    • General Dynamics
      • Table General Dynamics: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table General Dynamics: AUV products
    • Kongsberg Maritime
      • Table Kongsberg Maritime: AUV products
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Features of Marlin AUV
    • Saab
      • Table Saab: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Features of Seaeye Sabertooth AUV variants
    • Thales Group
      • Table Thales: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Features of Pathmaster MCM system
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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