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Global Unattended Ground Sensors Market 2018-2022

Global Unattended Ground Sensors Market 2018-2022

About this market

The need for small, lightweight, and low power solutions in the military and aerospace industry is boosting the demand for nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). This have encouraged manufacturers around the world to develop innovative miniaturized electronics. The low-cost sensors are less sophisticated and are mainly used for routine environment monitoring and hazard detection. However, the limited design capabilities of these sensors make them incapable of detecting all threats. Biosensing devices that can be worn as wristwatches which provide a comprehensive purview of the battlefield are being developed. UGS manufacturers are also developing highly robust, shock-resistant and weather proof sensors which can be used for artillery and air deployment. Thus, the miniaturization of parts and components is identified as a key trend fueling the growth of the UGS market. Technavio’s analysts have predicted that the unattended ground sensors market will register a CAGR of over 6% by 2022.

Market Overview

Ongoing digitization of battlefield operations

Passive sensors are being used for remote battlefield applications by the military to counteract terrorism and insurgencies across the world. Digitization plays an important role in the modern warfare. The digitization of battlefield operations will give a competitive advantage by providing effective firepower and knowledge base to the combat vehicle crews. UGS also enhances the surveillance capabilities of the military. These advantages of battlefield digitization will drive the demand for unattended ground sensors during the forecast period.

Design and operational issues

The application of technologies in unattended ground sensors market is limited by factors such as low-power cueing sensor radios, inclusion of wireless cameras and viewers, networked communications and advanced long-haul terrestrial and SATCOM radios. UGS are also susceptible to cyber-attacks and makes identification of security breach difficult due to scarcity of resources. Power and communication limitations while designing UGS also hinders the growth of the market.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive and challenge the growth of the unattended ground sensors market during 2018-2022, view our report.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be fragmented and with the presence of several companies including Applied Research Associates (ARA), and Leonardo the competitive environment is quite intense. Factors such as the ongoing digitization of battlefield operations, will provide considerable growth opportunities to unattended ground sensors manufacturers. Applied Research Associates (ARA), Leonardo, McQ, Northrop Grumman, and Thales Group are some of the major companies covered in this report.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Related market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global unattended ground sensors market – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Global unattended ground sensors market – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2017
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Segmentation by technology
      • Table Global unattended ground sensors market by technology 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by technology
      • Table Comparison by technology
    • Acoustic and seismic – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Acoustic and seismic – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Acoustic and seismic – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Infrared – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Infrared – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Infrared – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Magnetic – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Magnetic – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Magnetic – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by technology
      • Table Market opportunity by technology
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global unattended ground sensors market by geography 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Americas – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table EMEA – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • APAC – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table APAC – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Miniaturization of parts and components
    • Rise in the use of COTS components
    • Development of UGS networks
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Applied Research Associates (ARA)
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Applied Research Associates (ARA) – Key capabilities
      • Table Applied Research Associates (ARA) – Organizational developments
      • Table Applied Research Associates (ARA) – Key offerings
    • Leonardo
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Leonardo – Business segments
      • Table Leonardo – Organizational developments
      • Table Leonardo – Geographic focus
      • Table Leonardo – Segment focus
      • Table Leonardo – Key offerings
    • McQ
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table McQ – Key capabilities
      • Table McQ – Organizational developments
      • Table McQ – Key offerings
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Northrop Grumman – Business segments
      • Table Northrop Grumman – Organizational developments
      • Table Northrop Grumman – Geographic focus
      • Table Northrop Grumman – Segment focus
      • Table Northrop Grumman – Key offerings
    • Thales Group
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Thales Group – Business segments
      • Table Thales Group – Organizational developments
      • Table Thales Group – Geographic focus
      • Table Thales Group – Segment focus
      • Table Thales Group – Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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