1. Executive Summary
1.1. Global UAV Market Trend
1.2. Porters Five Force Analysis of Global UAV industry
1.3. Important Notes Regarding Data Collection
2. Industry Background and Characteristics
2.1. UAV Industry - Definition and History
2.2. UAV Components:
2.2.1. The vehicle or platform itself
2.2.2. The payload
2.2.3. The ground control system or station
2.3. UAV Classification and Usage
2.4. UAVs Time line:
2.5. Market segmentation:
3. Global UAV Market Analysis - 2008
3.1. Global UAV Market Overview 2008:
3.2. Market concentration:
3.3. Regional analysis:
3.4. Market segmentation:
4. Composites in UAV
4.1.1. Trends in application of Advance Material in UAVs:
4.1.2. Impact of composites usage in UAVs:
4.2. Materials used:
4.2.1. Matrix (Resins):
4.2.2. Reinforcements (Fibers):
4.2.3. Core materials:
4.3. UAV categories and Materials usage:
4.4. Composite Components in UAVs:
4.4.1. Global Hawk:
4.5. Key structures in a UAV:
4.5.4. Control Surfaces:
4.5.6. Access Doors and Panels
4.5.7. Landing Gear
4.5.8. Sensor Mounting Components
5. Market trends
5.1. Trends in Global UAV spending:
5.2. Global UAV market by category:
5.3. Trends in Market share:
5.4. Trends in Composites Shipment:
6. Market forecast
6.1. UAV spending in the US:
6.2. Global UAV Spending:
6.3. Civil UAV market:
6.3.1. Drivers and challenges in civil and commercial UAVs:
6.3.2. Opportunities for civil and commercial UAVs:
6.4. Drivers and challenges of the defense UAVs:
6.5. Opportunities for Defense UAVs in changing world:
6.6. Risks in UAV market:
6.6.1. Market Uncertainty
6.6.4. Logistical Issues
6.6.5. Integration in Controlled Airspace
6.7. Composites Forecast in UAV Market
6.8. Key Technology Developments in the Market:
6.8.1. Increasing endurance - Loitering in air
6.9. Growth Markets
6.10. Growth Opportunities in Military UAVs:
6.11. Opportunities in Civil UAVs:
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations and technical units
List of Figures
(A total of 72 figures/charts are presented in this report as shown below.)
Fig. 1.1: Porter’s Five Forces model for the Global UAV industry
Fig 2.1 Global Hawk vehicle
Fig 2.2 Picture taken from UAV by the equipments in payload
Fig 2.3 Ground control station of a UAV
Fig 2.4 An earlier version of UAV
Fig 2.5 An advanced version of UAV
Fig 2.6 A civil UAV
Fig 3.1 Global UAV budget as portion of Global Defense Budget (US$ B) in 2008
Fig 3.2 Industry leaders in the Worldwide UAV market 2008
Fig 3.3 Major players of UAVs by market segments
Fig 3.4 Global military spending by Region 2008
Fig 3.5 Regional military spending US$ B in 2008
Fig. 3.6: Geographical distribution of UAV manufacturers in Mini UAV categories.
Fig. 3.7: Geographical distribution of UAV manufacturers in tactical UAV categories.
Fig. 3.8: Geographical distribution of UAV manufacturers in MALE UAV categories.
Fig. 3.9: Geographical distribution of UAV manufacturers in HALE UAV categories.
Fig. 3.10: Geographical distribution of UAV manufacturers in UCAV categories.
Fig 3.11: Breakdown of the Global UAV market (US$ M) in 2008.
Fig 4.1 Materials properties comparisons.
Fig 4.2 Composites percentage in different categories of UAVs
Fig 4.3 UAV categories and material usage
Fig. 4.4: Comparison of composites shipment (mil lbs) in UAV market versus total aerospace market in 2008.
Fig. 4.5: Comparison of composites shipment ($ mil) in UAV market versus total aerospace market in 2008.
Fig. 4.6: Comparison of UAV market size ($ billion) with total aerospace market in 2008.
Fig 4.7 Composites raw material inputs (US$ K) in the Global UAV market 2008
Fig 4.8 Composites raw material usage (US$ M) in Global UAV by application 2008.
Fig. 4.9: Weight and cost relation for various UAVs.
Fig 4.10 Structure of Global Hawk aircraft
Fig 4.11 Global Hawk assembly at Northrop Grumman's new Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Mississippi
Fig 4.12 An inside look at Predator
Fig 4.13 Portion of Different materials in Predator
Fig 4.14 Portion of Different materials in Hunter
Fig 4.15 Portion of Different materials in Shadow
Fig 4.16 Portion of Different materials in Pioneer
Fig 4.17 Portion of Different materials in Raven
Fig 4.18 Schiebel’s Camcopter
Fig 5.1 Regional UAV spending (US$ M) 2003
Fig 5.2 Regional UAV spending (US$ M) 2008.
Fig 5.3 Global UAV spending US$ M 2003-2008
Fig. 5.4: Breakdown of global UAV budget ($ million) in 2003.
Fig.5.5: Breakdown of global UAV budget ($ million) in 2008.
Fig.5.6: Market share of industry leaders in worldwide UAV market in 2007.
Fig.5.7: Market share of industry leaders in worldwide UAV market in 2008.
Fig.5.8: Market share of industry leaders in worldwide UAV market in 2009.
Fig 5.9: Composites shipment (US$ M) 2003-2008.
Fig 5.10 Composites shipment (lbs) 2003-2008.
Fig 5.11 Annual growth rates in composites shipment 2003-2008.
Fig 5.12 Composites raw material distribution in the Global UAV market in 2008.
Fig 5.13 Composites raw material shipment ($ Mil) by UAV type in 2008.
Fig 5.14 Last 5 yr CAGR 2003-2008 in composites usage US$ K for Global UAV
Fig 6.1 USA UAV expenditure 1988-2013
Fig 6.2 USA UAV expenditure as % of US DOD Budget 2000-2013
Fig 6.3 Global UAV spending (US$ M) 2009-2014
Fig 6.4 UAV regional market share percentage2009-2014
Fig 6.5 USA spending on UAVs – split in RDT&E, PROC, O&M and Total
Fig 6.6 Expenditure on UAVs as percentage of US Aircraft Funding
Fig 6.7 USA UAV Inventory and Planning
Fig 6.8 Defense market distribution (%) by type of aircrafts in 2006
Fig 6.9 UAV procurement plan Europe
Fig 6.10 Civil UAV market vs Defense UAV market (US$ M) 2008
Fig 6.11 Drivers and challenges of Civil UAV market
Fig 6.12 Opportunities in Civil UAV market
Fig 6.13 Drivers and Challenges of Defense UAV market
Fig 6.14 Opportunities in Defense UAV market
Fig 6.15 Composites in UAV market (US$ M) 2008-2014.
Fig 6.16 Composites in UAV market (K lbs) 2008-2014.
Fig 6.17 Composites raw materials input (US$ K) by application in Global UAV market 2014
Fig 6.18 Composites raw materials usage (US$ M) by applications in Global UAV market in 2014
Fig 6.19 Composites shipment ($ mil) forecast (2009-2014) by type of UAV.
Fig 6.20 Next 5 year (2009-2014) CAGR in composites shipment by UAV type.
Fig 6.21 Technology Roadmap - Increase in Endurance
Fig 6.22 Technology Roadmap - Increase in composites portion in UAV structure
List of Tables
(A total of 12 tables are presented in this report as shown below.)
Table 1.1 Market parameters for end product in Global UAV and attributes of usage
Table 1.2 Market parameters for raw materials of composites in Global UAV and attributes of usage
Table 2.1 Large UAVs
Table 2.2 Mini UAVs
Table 2.3 Small UAVs
Table: 3.1: North American UAV manufacturers and their products.
Table: 3.2: European UAV manufacturers and their products.
Table: 3.3: UAV manufacturers and their products in rest of the world.
Table : 3.4 Major Mini UAVs and its specifications
Table : 3.5 Major Tactical UAVs and its specifications.
Table : 3.6 Major MALE UAVs and its specifications.
Table : 3.7 Major HALE UAVs and its specifications.
Table :3.8 Major UCAVs and its specifications.
Table 4.1: comparison of Materials properties
Table 4.2 Cost and weight of various UAVs.
Table 4.3 Predator: Materials and manufacturing method
Table 4.4 Hunter: Materials and manufacturing methods
Table 4.5 Shadow: Materials and manufacturing method
Table 4.6 Pioneer: Materials and manufacturing methods
Table 4.7 Raven: Materials and manufacturing methods
Table 6.1 Propulsion and Power Technology Forecast
Table 6.2 Raw material shipment for different categories of UAV 2008-2014