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Drone Launchers: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

Drone Launchers: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Drone Launchers: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021. The 2015 study has 393 pages, 150 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the drones market increases, bringing the need for launchers that do not use an airfield to get the aircraft airborne. Launchers provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic military missions that strike at terrorists without injuring civilians.

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are portable devices that support remote placement of ways to launch self-piloted aircraft. These drone UAS aircraft can carry cameras, sensors, communications equipment or other payloads. UAVs are smaller than manned aircraft. They are cost-effectively stored and transported creating the need for portable launchers. The UAS do not need an airfield to take off, creating significant UAVs make significant contributions to the fighting capability of operational war forces.

Launchers are core to drone implementation. The variety of launchers is stunning, but the list of market participants is bound to get shorter as some systems prove themselves superior in the field.

The designs developed by engineering staff are strong, sturdy, and capable of operating in the most severe environmental conditions. Modular designs create the capacity for interchangeable functions on the same launcher. Modular systems support component replacement instead of complete overhaul.

Launcher use by regular people depends on ease of use. These people may be unfamiliar with how to use the launcher. Units are user-friendly. In-the-field serviceability is a necessity because the unmanned systems may be located anywhere. The value of the systems is that they are flexible and easily sent off in the place where there is trouble, where they are needed. In this instance, quick re-configuration is a necessity.

They provide extensive experience in weight management, RFI problem solving, range maximization and optimization of system performance, and integration of airframe, avionics and payloads. The aim is to design launchers for UAVs/UATs of any geometric configuration and exit velocity.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the team that prepared the study, “Low-cost, long-endurance autonomous unmanned vehicles represent one aspect of miniature robotic aircraft. Systems integration, communications capability and payload technologies are slated to support market growth going forward. Market growth comes because as the defense budgets of the industrialized nations will fund the technology for launchers in order to create good enough surveillance and strike capacity. These capabilities are core in a world dominated by globally integrated enterprises. “

Markets at $151 million in 2014 are anticipated to reach $1.2 billion by 2021. Launchers frequently are used by someone who is unfamiliar with them, it is important that they be user-friendly. There are a range of different types of launchers, field mobile frame devices, submarine devices, ship deck devices, and truck bed launchers. All these will see growth of varying degree.

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Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participant in the segment. Installed base analysis and unit analysis is based on interviews and an information search. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, opinion leaders, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share.

  • LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Launchers Market Driving Forces
      • Table LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) MARKET DRIVING FORCES
    • Launchers Market Shares
    • Launchers Market Forecasts
  • LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS
    • Tactical UAS Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Architectures
      • UAV Launch Systems
    • UAS Offices at FAA
      • UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution
      • UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General Aviation Aircraft GA Access
        • Table UAS OPERATIONAL AND SAFETY IMPACTS FOR GENERAL AVIATION
        • Table UAS SENSE AND AVOID EVOLUTION
      • US Commitment to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    • Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations
      • Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing:
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Strike Capability and Payloads
        • Table ABILITY OF UASS TO PERFORM STRIKE FUNCTION
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience
      • Increased Use Of Stealth
      • Small and Micro-UASs
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Organization, Culture and CONOPS:
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Convoy-Following Mode
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Corridor Mapping
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring
        • Table DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security
        • Table UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) HOMELAND SECURITY SITES TO BE MONITORED
      • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research
    • Globalization and Technology
      • Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies
      • UASs General Roles
    • Border Patrol:
    • Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For UASs
      • Sensors & Payloads
  • LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS
    • Launchers Market Driving Forces
      • Table LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) MARKET DRIVING FORCES
    • Launchers Market Shares
      • Northrop Grumman
      • Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch
      • BAE Portable Launchers
      • Textron Launcher
      • Lockheed Martin
      • Aries
      • Robonic UAV Launching Systems
      • Robonic 3rd Generation Launcher
      • Sea Corp
      • Zodiac
      • Hood Tech Mechanical
      • Boeing and The Insitu Group
    • Launchers Market Forecasts
      • Table LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES, DOLLARS, WORLDWIDE, 2015-2021
      • Drone Submarine Launchers, Market Forecasts
      • Drone Ship Deck Launchers
      • Drone Truck Bed Launchers, Market Forecasts
      • Drone Mobile Ground Frame Launchers
      • Launchers by Drones by Sector, Submarine, Ship Deck, Truck Bed, Mobile Ground Frame
        • Table LAUNCHERS BY SECTOR, SUBMARINE, SHIP DECK, TRUCK BED, MOBILE GROUND FRAME, DOLLARS, WORLDWIDE, 2015-2021
        • Table LAUNCHERS BY SECTOR, SUBMARINE, SHIP DECK, TRUCK BED, MOBILE GROUND FRAME, PERCENT, WORLDWIDE, 2015-2021
        • Table DRONE AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) ADVANTAGES
        • Table DRONE AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) TRENDS
      • Drone Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours
        • Table DRONE FUNCTIONS
        • Table DRONE FEATURES
        • Table DRONE MISSION TASKS
        • Table DRONE BENEFITS
    • Launchers for Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Prices
    • Launchers for Drones Regional Market Segments
      • Table DRONE LAUNCHER REGIONAL MARKET SEGMENTS, 2014
  • LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Northrop Grumman Surface Ship Eject Launch Capability Modular Launch System (MLS)
      • Northrop Grumman Underwater Launch Systems
      • Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch
        • Table NORTHROP GRUMMAN UAV CAPSULE LAUNCH FEATURES
      • Northrop Grumman Department of Defense Contracts
      • US Navy and Northrop Grumman Launch Unmanned Plane Off The Deck Of An Aircraft Carrier
    • Textron / AAI UAV Launchers
      • Textron Targeting Data For Precision Weapons
      • Textron / AAI UAV Systems
      • Textron BattleHawk Launcher and Targets:
        • Table TEXTRON BATTLEHAWK FEATURES:
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Lockheed Martin MK 41 Vertical Launching System
      • Lockheed Martin Single Cell Launcher
      • Lockheed Martin Extensible Launching System
      • Lockheed Martin Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC)
      • Lockheed Martin Participates in UCLASS, Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System
      • Lockheed Martin's Samarai Launching With A Flick Of The Wrist
    • Aries Ingenieríay Sistemas
      • Aries BULL EL-01- Bungee UAV Light Launcher
      • Aries Atlas ME-01- Advanced Tactical UAV/UAT Launcher System
      • Aries Alppul LP-02- Advanced Low-Pressure Pneumatic UAV Launcher
      • Aries Hercules AH-01- High-Energy Rail Catapult UAV Launcher Evolved System
      • Aries LAE - High-Energy Launcher
    • BAE System
      • BAE Portable Launchers
        • Table BAE SYSTEMS PORTABLE LAUNCHER FEATURES
    • Boeing Scan Eagle
      • Boeing and The Insitu Group
      • Boeing Insitu UAV Launcher
      • Boeing Insitu Mark 4 Launcher
        • Table INSITU DRONE LAUNCHER KEY FEATURES:
        • Table INSITU DRONE LAUNCHER SYSTEM:
        • Table INSITU DRONE LAUNCHER DIMENSIONS:
        • Table INSITU DRONE LAUNCHER TRANSPORT:
      • Insitu Compact Mark 4 Launcher
        • Table INSITU COMPACT MARK 4 LAUNCHER KEY FEATURES:
      • Boeing Insitu Ship Deck Drone Launch
    • RUAG UAV Launchers
      • RUAG Ariane 5
      • RUAG Atlas V-500
      • RUAG Vega
    • Eli Military Simulations UAV Pneumatic Catapult
    • AeromaoUAV Launcher
      • Table AEROMAPPER UAV LAUNCHER FEATURES:
    • Robonic UAV Launching Systems
      • Robonic 3rd Generation Launcher
      • Robonic Launching Tactical UAS
      • Robonic Launching High Performance Target Drones
      • Robonic Field Performance
    • Sea Corp
      • Sea Corp Inflator-Based UAV Launchers
        • Table SEA CORP INFLATOR-BASED UAV LAUNCHERS FEATURES
      • Sea Corp Hellshot Launcher
        • Table SEA CORP HELLSHOT LAUNCHER FEATURES
      • Sea Corp CCLR Launcher
      • Sea Corp New Developments
    • Zodiac Aerospace
      • Zodiac ESCO UAV Launch & Recovery Systems and HP 2002 Expeditonary Launcher
    • VTI
      • VTI UAV Catapults and Launchers
    • NASA
      • NASA RF Transparent UAV Launcher
        • Table NASA RF TRANSPARENT UAV LAUNCHER KEY FEATURES:
    • UAV Factory
      • UAV Factory Car Top Launcher
        • Table UAV FACTORY CAR TOP LAUNCHERKEY FEATURES
      • UAV Factory 6 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult
        • Table UAV FACTORY 6 KJ PORTABLE PNEUMATIC CATAPULT FEATURES
    • Arcturus UAV
      • Arcturus Catapult Launcher System
      • Arcturus Pneumatic Capture System
    • Ilmor Engineering
      • Ilmor KJ Series UAV Launcher
    • Tasuma
      • Tasuma A3 Observer
      • Tasuma UAV Launcher LTL 1
      • Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 2
      • Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 3
      • Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 3 (Ultima version)
      • Tasuma UAV LaunchersTML 4
    • Canadian Center for Unmanned Vehicle System
      • CCUVS UAS Launcher
    • Hood Technology Mechanical
      • Hood Launcher
      • Hood Superwedge HP
      • Hood Mark 4
    • UAVSI
      • UAVSI Launcher
    • Raytheon
      • Raytheon Submarine Launched UAV
    • ChandlerMay Fury Uses Robonics Launcher
    • "BUK" Ground Force Air Defense System
      • Table BUK-M1 SYSTEM COMPONENTS:
      • BUK / Ukroboronservice, A State-Owned Enterprise In Ukraine
    • UAV Solutions
      • Talon 120
        • Table UAV SOLUTIONS TALON 120 FEATURES
      • Talon 240
      • UAV Solutions Phoenix 15
      • UAV Solutions Phoenix 30
      • Phoenix 60
      • UAV Solutions Ground Control Systems
      • UAV Solutions Ground Support Equipment
        • Table UAV SOLUTIONS GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
    • Marotta
      • Marotta Controls Provides Critical Component Of Launcher
      • Marotta Controls Contract from Lockheed Martin
      • Marotta ControlsElectronic Controls for Critical Applications
      • Marotta Controls Reliable Control Actuation Systems
      • Marotta Controls Multi-Functionality: Isolate and Regulate with Just One Valve
      • Marotta Controls Launch Actuation Advanced Piezo Technology
    • RF Communications
    • French Ship Deck Drone Launcher
    • Canadian Carrier / Ice Breaker Use Ship Deck Drone Launchers
      • Drone Shipboard Launcher Use by Subsidiary of Vale, the Brazilian Mining Giant
    • Chinese Aircraft Launchers
  • LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): TECHNOLOGY
    • Link Margin (Fly-By) Analysis
      • Launcher Patterns of Sector Antenna
    • UAS Launcher Rapid Technological Advances
    • Launcher Silicon Substrate Layering Technology
      • Table LAUNCHER SILICON SUBSTRATE LAYERING FUNCTIONS
    • Tasuma Epoxy Composites
    • Launchers For UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach
      • FAA Drones Proposed Rules
        • Table FAA PROPOSED DRONE RULES
      • UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture
        • Table UAS AVIONICS APPROACH
    • Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture
    • Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems
      • AP 2000
      • AP 5000
      • IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)
      • IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)
      • Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)
    • Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX)
      • Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)
    • IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter)
      • Ground Control Stations
      • GCS 1200
      • GCS 2000
    • Antenna Tracking Systems
      • ATPS 2000
      • Gyro Stabilized Payloads
      • GSP 100
      • GSP 900
      • GSP 1200
    • Civilian UAV's - Rover Systemstm
    • CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
      • Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS)
      • Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS)
      • Airborne Separation Video System - Remote Sensor (ASVS - RS)
      • Airborne Tactical Server (ATS)
    • Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS)
      • Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control
      • Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance
      • Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV)
      • Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)
        • Table AURORA DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES
      • Aurora Flare Planning
        • Table AURORA / NASA DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED LANDING SYSTEMS
        • Table AURORA / NASA DEVELOPMENT AUTOMATED LANDING SYSTEM
        • Table AURORA / NASA AUTOPILOT DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
        • Table AURORA / NASA FLARE PLANNER DEVELOPMENT
      • Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion
      • Aurora Aerospace Electronics
      • Aurora is CTC-REF
    • Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV)
      • Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)
      • Low-design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe)
      • Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)
      • Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM)
    • Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities
      • Table ROLES AND CAPABILITIES, PROVIDED BY MANNED PLATFORMS, WITH UASS BY 2030
      • United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program
      • Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program:
      • Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives:
    • Search and Rescue (SAR)
      • Table AIRCRAFT PRIME CONTRACTOR MISSIONS
  • LAUNCHERS FOR DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): COMPANY PROFILES
    • Aeromao
    • Arcturus UAV
      • Arcturus UAV, sub-contractor to CSC, Award from U.S. Navy, NAVAIR
    • Aries Ingenieria y Sistemas
      • Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Continues Growing Globally
    • BAE Systems
      • BAE Systems Organization
      • BAE Systems Performance
      • BAE Systems Key Facts
        • Table BAE SYSTEMS COMPANY POSITIONING
      • BAE Systems Strategy
      • BAE Systems Operational Framework
      • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
      • BAE Systems Risk Management
      • BAE Systems Received $313 Million Contract for Continued Research and Development of PIM
      • BAE Systems' Paladin Integrated Management
    • Boeing
      • Boeing 787 Dreamliner
      • Boeing 787 Dreamliner Performance
      • Boeing Advanced Technology
      • Boeing Participation In Commercial Jet Aircraft Market
      • Boeing Participation In Defense Industry Jet Aircraft Market
      • Boeing Defense, Space & Security
      • Boeing Advanced Military Aircraft:
      • Boeing Military Aircraft
        • Table BOEING MILITARY AIRCRAFT KEY PROGRAMS
        • Table BOEING UNMANNED AIRBORNE SYSTEMS:
        • Table BOEING WEAPONS:
      • Boeing-iRobot SUGV for US Army
      • Boeing / Insitu
      • Insitu Deployed Operations
      • Insitu Integrated Logistics Support
      • InsituTechnology
      • Insitu Innovation
      • Insitu Small Tactical Unmanned Air System/Tier II Contract
      • Insitu's ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System Selected by U.S. Air Force Academy to Train Cadets
      • Insitu / FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Airspace Integration Research
    • Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
      • Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS)
        • Table CURRENT CCUVS OBJECTIVES
      • CCUVS Knowledge, Awareness, Learning & Skills
    • Cobham Antenna Systems
      • Cobham Antenna Systems Unmanned Vehicle Antennas (UAVs, UGVs, Robotics)
        • Table COBHAM ANTENNA SYSTEMS PRODUCTS & CAPABILITIES
      • Cobham Antenna Systems Omni - Rugged Dipole Antennas
      • Cobham Antenna Systems Omni - Slim Flexible Dipole Antennas
      • Cobham Blade - Omni Directional Antennas
      • Cobham Blade - Directional Antennas
      • Cobham Ground Control Station Antennas
      • Cobham Antenna Systems Sector Antennas
      • Cobham Antenna Systems Multi Sector Antennas
      • Cobham Antenna Systems Omni-Directional Antennas
    • Eli Military Simulations
    • Hood Tech Mechanical
    • Ilmor Engineering
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Lockheed Martin SYMPHONY Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems
      • Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems
    • Marotta Controls
      • Marotta Controls Electronic Components
      • Award-Winning Power Conversion
    • NASA
      • NASA's Future
      • NASA Exploration
      • NASA International Space Station
      • NASA Aeronautics
      • NASA Science
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Northrop Grumman Business Sectors
      • Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
      • Northrop Grumman Information Systems
      • Northrop Grumman Technical Services
      • Northrop Grumman
      • Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment
      • Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya
      • Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1
      • Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier Northrop
    • QinetiQ North America
      • QinetiQ North America
      • QinetiQ Starts Spinoff from United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA)
      • QinetiQ / Foster Miller
      • QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner 10Micro Robots:
      • QinetiQ / Automatika
      • QinetiQ Customer Base
        • Table QINETIQ CUSTOMER BASE
    • Raytheon
    • REBEL Space BV
      • Launch systems
    • Robonic UAV Launching Systems
    • RUAG
      • RUAG Space wins major Ariane 5 payload fairing contract
    • Sea Corp
      • Sea Corp Growth
      • Sea CorpSmall Business Partnering
    • Tasuma
    • Textron
      • Textron Cessna Segment
      • Textron Systems Segment
      • Textron Unmanned Aircraft Systems
      • Textron Land and Marine Systems
      • Textron Weapons and Sensors
      • Textron Mission Support and Other
      • Textron Industrial Segment
    • UAV Factory
      • UAV Factory - 54.5 hour nonstop flight - new world endurance record
    • UAVSI
      • UAVSI Product Deployment
      • UAVSI Products
    • UAV Solutions
      • UAV Solutions Manufacturing Capabilities
    • VTI
    • Zodiac Aerospace
      • Zodiac Strategy

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