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Global Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) Market 2017-2021

Global Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) Market 2017-2021

About UCAVs

An unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), or an attack drone, usually carries aircraft ordnance such as missiles, bombs, and laser weapons. Earlier, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were primarily used for surveillance and patrolling. With the growing need for operational requirements, UAVs were armed and converted into UCAVs. Broadly, UCAVs are used for surveillance, direction of artillery fire, gathering electronic intelligence (ELINT) information, lasing targets for fighter aircraft, and for post-strike damage assessment. While several nations operate unarmed UAVs, as of 2016, only the US, Turkey, Israel, Italy, Iran, China, India, and Pakistan had manufactured UCAVs.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global UCAVs market to grow at a CAGR of 3.03% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global UCAVs market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of UCAVs.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global UCAVs 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 Aeronautical Systems
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Northrop Grumman
Other prominent vendors
  • Dassault Aviation
  • Denel Dynamics
  • Elbit Systems
  • Lockheed Martin
Market driver
  • Growing export demand from smaller economies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rapid development of anti-drone technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of long-range spy combat drone
  • 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 UCAV Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global UCAV market: BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries, and Northrop Grumman

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dassault Aviation, Denel Dynamics, Elbit Systems, and Lockheed Martin

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “UAVs are increasingly becoming a key asset in national security countermeasure operations. Also, along with the rapid technological advancements in the military electronics segment, these unmanned airborne platforms are getting integrated into Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems and into weapons that support those operations. UCAVs are capable of deploying missiles, bombs, and precision-guided munitions. Thus, nations are increasing the development of UCAVs with long-range strike capabilities.”

According to the report, UCAVs have gained a wide-scale popularity in the recent years owing to their advanced technology. Artificial intelligence technology has developed to a level where the deployment of autonomous systems has become equivalent to the new revolution in warfare. Thus, the accelerating need for advanced autonomous technology is driving small economy countries to focus on new developments and procurements of UCAVs. Additionally, the potential applications of UCAVs in urban areas for security and surveillance operations has propelled the countries to invest in this sector significantly.

Further, the report states that keeping pace with the development of UAVs, countries across the globe are simultaneously developing anti-drone defense systems and mechanisms. Drones used by one nation are always a threat to other nations, and in order to have an effective defense system, nations are focusing on the development of anti-drone technology. Boeing recently tested a 10 kW anti-drone laser cannon that is capable of shooting down drones. The company is planning to enhance the laser power from 10 kW to 60 kW in order to deploy it with the military. Likewise, in 2015, the US Navy also tested a similar weapon that can shoot down drones and expected that these lasers will be mounted on ships and land vehicles, such as trucks. In 2015, an Israel defense manufacturer demonstrated an iron beam anti-drone laser system at South Korea defense technology expo.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. For further information on this report, please visit- https://www.technavio.com/report/global-defense-global-unmanned-combat-aerial-vehicle-market-2017-2021

Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries, Northrop Grumman, Dassault Aviation, Denel Dynamics, Elbit Systems, and Lockheed Martin

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of commercial and military aircraft MRO market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial and military aircraft MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Market segmentation by sector
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial and military aircraft MRO market by sector 2016 and 2021
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial and military aircraft MRO market by sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Global military aircraft MRO market
    • Table Global military aircraft MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global military aircraft MRO market by aircraft type 2016
    • Table Some military aircraft modernization programs
    • Global military aircraft MRO market by type
      • Table Segmentation of global military aircraft MRO market by type 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Segmentation of global military aircraft MRO market by type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global military aircraft field maintenance market
      • Table Global military aircraft field maintenance market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global military aircraft airframe MRO market
      • Table Global military aircraft airframe MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table MRO associated with aircraft airframe systems
    • Global military aircraft engine MRO market
      • Table Global military aircraft engine MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global military aircraft component MRO market
      • Table Global military aircraft component MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Global Commercial aircraft MRO market
    • Table Global commercial aircraft MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Top 10 fleets considered for global commercial aircraft MRO market analysis
    • Table Key dynamics for MRO business
    • Table Strategies for market penetration
    • Global commercial aircraft MRO market by type
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft MRO market by type 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft MRO market by type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global commercial aircraft airframe MRO and modifications market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft airframe MRO and modifications market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Aircraft HMV for various models 2015
      • Table Structure of global commercial aircraft airframe MRO market
      • Table Airframe MRO supply chain
    • Global commercial aircraft engine MRO market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft engine MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global commercial aircraft engine MRO market by region 2016
      • Table Structure of global commercial aircraft engine MRO market
      • Table Engine MRO supply chain
    • Global commercial aircraft component MRO market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft component MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global commercial aircraft component MRO market for airlines 2016
      • Table Global commercial aircraft component MRO market for airline third-party 2016
      • Table Global commercial aircraft component MRO market for independent MROs 2016
      • Table Global commercial aircraft component MRO market for JVs 2016
      • Table Global commercial aircraft component MRO market for OEMs 2016
    • Global commercial aircraft line maintenance in MRO market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft line maintenance in MRO market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation by region
      • Table Global commercial and military aircraft MRO market by region 2016-2021
      • Table Global commercial and military aircraft MRO market by region 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Commercial and military MRO in the Americas
      • Table Commercial and military MRO market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Some military aircraft MRO contracts in the Americas
      • Table Segmentation of commercial aircraft MRO in the Americas 2016
      • Table Segmentation of commercial aircraft engine MRO market in the Americas 2016
    • Commercial and military aircraft MRO market in EMEA
      • Table Commercial and military aircraft MRO market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Some military aircraft MRO programs in Europe
      • Table Segmentation of commercial aircraft engine MRO market in Europe 2016
      • Table Segmentation of commercial aircraft MRO market in EMEA 2016
    • Commercial and military aircraft MRO in APAC
      • Table Commercial and military aircraft MRO market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Some military aircraft MRO programs in APAC
      • Table Segmentation of commercial aircraft MRO in APAC 2016
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Integration of advanced weapons into aircraft
      • Table Advantages of advanced missiles
    • Employment of cold repair technologies
    • Growing focus on development of eco-friendly aircraft
    • Demand for VIP cabin conversions
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendor analysis
    • AAR
    • Airbus Group
    • Boeing
    • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Rockwell Collins
    • SIA Engineering Company
    • Singapore Technologies Aerospace
      • Table ST Aerospace: Business segmentation
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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