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Global UAV Ground Control Station Market 2017-2021

About UAV Ground Control Station (GCS)

UAV ground control station is a center or a system that allows human operators to control the functioning of drones. A ground control station (GCS) is a command and control center to operate, communicate, or monitor a remotely controlled device. It integrates a combination of hardware and software, includes a human–machine interface, computer, telemetry, electro-optical sensors, acoustic sensors, and controllers to relay information and commands using wireless technologies, like radio frequency.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global UAV ground control station market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global UAV ground control station (GCS) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global UAV Ground Control Station (GCS) 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
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • General Atomics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Thales
Other prominent vendors
  • Bluebird Aero Systems
  • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
  • Textron Systems
Market driver
  • Need for lightweight and portable GCS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Susceptibility to cyber intrusion
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of automated UAV GCS
  • 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global UAV Ground Control Station (GCS) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global uav ground control station market: BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Thales.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bluebird Aero Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and Textron Systems.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emergence of automated UAV GCS. Though the potential capabilities of UAVs are increasing rapidly, the human-in-the-loop operations tend to limit their effectiveness on the field. Human operators require adequate qualification and training on how to fly UAVs, set up autonomous flight, and inspect and maintain UAV systems.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is need for lightweight and portable GCS. During field operations, frontline soldiers require lightweight, portable GCSs that can be easily handled and operated amid gunfire or other on-field threats. Earlier, GCSs were either ground-fixed or vehicle-mounted models, and hence, they limited the scope and range of operations on difficult terrains. The development of portable GCSs has given a boost to the capabilities of a UAS and to the missions that a UAV operator can undertake.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is susceptibility to cyber intrusion. The warfare scenario has transformed to be a network-centric one, where wireless connectivity and coordination plays a pivotal role. Armed forces are increasingly involving in automated systems, which has increased the possibilities of these systems being hacked or breached through cyber networks from the adversary side. UAV and UAS users always apprehend cyber hackers taking control and disengaging the UAV’s native GCS during an ongoing mission.



Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Thales. Bluebird Aero Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and Textron Systems.

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • SCOPE OF THE REPORT
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET OUTLINE
      • Table CONSOLES IN CONVENTIONAL UAV GCS
  • MARKET LANDSCAPE
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • Table GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
    • FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • Table FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
  • MARKET SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATION
      • Table GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATION 2016 AND 2021 (%)
      • Table GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATION 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
    • GLOBAL DEFENSE UAV GCS MARKET
      • Table GLOBAL DEFENSE UAV GCS MARKET 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
    • GLOBAL COMMERCIAL UAV GCS MARKET
      • Table GLOBAL COMMERCIAL UAV GCS MARKET 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
  • GEOGRAPHICAL SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION BY GEOGRAPHY
      • Table GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET SEGMENTATION BY GEOGRAPHY 2016 AND 2021 (%)
      • Table GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET SEGMENTATION BY GEOGRAPHY 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
    • UAV GCS MARKET IN AMERICAS
      • Table UAV GCS MARKET IN AMERICAS 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
    • UAV GCS MARKET IN APAC
      • Table UAV GCS MARKET IN APAC 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
    • UAV GCS MARKET IN EMEA
      • Table UAV GCS MARKET IN EMEA 2016-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
  • DECISION FRAMEWORK
  • DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES
    • MARKET DRIVERS
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
  • MARKET TRENDS
    • EMERGENCE OF AUTOMATED UAV GCS
      • Table PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF AUTOMATED UAV GCS
    • INTEGRATION OF COTS COMPONENTS
    • ADOPTION OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES TO POWER UAV GCSS
  • VENDOR LANDSCAPE
    • COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
      • Table KEY COMPETITORS IN GLOBAL UAV GCS MARKET
    • BAE SYSTEMS
      • Table BAE SYSTEMS: BUSINESS SEGMENTATION BY REVENUE 2016 (%)
      • Table BAE SYSTEMS: KEY PRODUCTS
    • BOEING
      • Table BOEING: GEOGRAPHICAL SEGMENTATION BY REVENUE 2016 (%)
      • Table BOEING: KEY PRODUCTS
    • GENERAL ATOMICS
      • Table GENERAL ATOMICS: PRODUCT SEGMENTATION BY SECTOR
      • Table GENERAL ATOMICS: KEY PRODUCTS
    • LOCKHEED MARTIN
      • Table LOCKHEED MARTIN: BUSINESS SEGMENTATION BY REVENUE 2016 (%)
      • Table LOCKHEED MARTIN: KEY PRODUCTS
    • NORTHROP GRUMMAN
      • Table NORTHROP GRUMMAN: BUSINESS SEGMENTATION BY REVENUE 2016 (%)
      • Table NORTHROP GRUMMAN: KEY PRODUCTS
    • THALES
      • Table THALES: BUSINESS SEGMENTATION BY REVENUE 2016 (%)
      • Table THALES: KEY PRODUCTS
    • OTHER PROMINENT VENDORS
  • APPENDIX
    • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
  • EXPLORE TECHNAVIO

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