Global Military Drones Market Size, Shares, Strategies and Forecasts 2015 to 2021

Military drone market at $3 billion in 2014 are anticipated to reach $11 billion by 2021. Segments are persistent, penetrating, tactical, small tactical, and mini, Persistent drones represent the largest revenue segment in 2015 and remain the biggest throughout the forecast period. The drone technology is evolving: better launching, better navigation, softer landings, longer flights, better ability to carry different payloads are available.

Next generation drones leverage better technology, launching from ships anywhere and from the battlefield should that be necessary. The drone technology is evolving: better launching, better navigation, softer landings, longer flights, better ability to carry different payloads are available. The study has 881 pages and 415 tables and figures.

The military drones are able to achieve terrorist control tasks. They have been evolving air camera integration for surveillance systems capability. They are used for surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence missions. They do 3D mapping and support ground troops. These are more energy efficient, last longer and have a significantly lower cost of operation than manned aircraft.

Drone aircraft are sophisticated and flexible. They take off, fly and land autonomously. They enable engineers to push the envelope of normal flight. Reconnaissance drones can fly for days continuously. Remote, ground-based pilots can work in shifts.

Drone technology extends everywhere, even to airline control towers. Drones evolving technology is extending uses, making units combat enabled. The use of drone technology to control moving devices remotely extends the notion of drones, creating a larger potential drone market. Military drones will make every navy ship an aircraft carrier. They can be launched from anywhere, not needing an airfield in many cases.

Drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has reached a level of maturity that has put these systems at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing. Procurement around the world is adapting to drone availability. Use in the global war on terrorism has demonstrated unique usefulness for military intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications relay.

Removal of the need for an onboard pilot ushers in an era of low cost drone aerial craft. The drone elimination of the need for human support systems on aircraft dramatically reduces the aircraft’s size, complexity, and power requirements. The drones effectively reduce overall program cost, development time and risk. Many advanced flight technologies are for piloted craft. These are initially tested using unmanned subscale demonstrators.

Designers work to simplify the aircraft’s configuration, making systems that are adaptable to different payloads on different days. Drones can be redesigned and tested at reduced risk than with development of manned aircraft. Drones allow configurations that would be impossible or impractical for human occupation. Drones are becoming easier to control.

A common issue with UAV platforms is the need to optimize these aircraft. UAVs need to carry useful payloads. These platforms are flexible as to payload, permitting interchangeable or additional sensors and other electronics, extra fuel or weapons systems. The sole function of an unmanned aircraft is to get to a target location, perform a task, and then return in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Without a pilot aboard, the return trip is optional. Light weight is central to UAV design.

Drones represent a way to use air to travel faster and at less cost. The market is divided between large and small military drones. Military drones represent the future of the national security presence for every nation. Increasing technology sophistication and lower costs are achieving dramatic market shifts.

Unmanned aircraft systems are achieving a level of relatively early maturity. Fleets of unmanned aircraft systems have begun to evolve. The U.S. Army has achieved one million flight hours for its unmanned aircraft systems fleet. Unmanned aerial systems have good handling characteristics. UAS units are designed to perform high-speed, long-endurance, more covert, multi-mission intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and precision-strike missions over land or sea.

“Quantities of fielded military and commercial systems of every size and description are set to increase. Every ship can become an aircraft carrier with drones, Military drone units feature a variety of internal loads, including 2,000 lb payload, an Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor, and an all-weather GA-ASI Lynx® synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indicator (SAR/GMTI), maximizing long loiter capabilities.”

Military drone markets at $3 billion in 2014 are anticipated to reach $11 billion by 2021. Segments are persistent, penetrating, tactical, small tactical, and mini, Persistent drones represent the largest revenue segment in 2015 and remain the biggest throughout the forecast period.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders

  • Northrop Grumman
  • AeroVironment
  • Boeing / Insitu
  • General Atomics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Draganflyer
  • Textron / AAI
  • IAI

Market Participants

  • AeroVironment
  • ASN Technologies
  • Aurora Flight
  • Aviation Industry Corp (Avic)
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Challis UAV Inc.
  • China Aerospace
  • Denel Dynamics
  • DJI
  • Draganflyer
  • Finmeccanica
  • Flirtey
  • General Atomics
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • GoPro
  • Honeywell
  • Integrated Dynamics
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • L-3 Communications
  • Laird / Cattron Group International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marcus UAV
  • MMist
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Parrot/senseFly
  • Prox Dynamics
  • Proxy Technologies
  • RUAG Aerospace
  • Safran Morpho
  • SAIC
  • Scaled Composites
  • Schiebel
  • Textron
  • TRNDlabs
  • Wing Loong

Table of Contents

Military Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Executive Summary 64
Military Drone Market Driving Forces 64
Military Drone UAS Challenges 68
Military Drone Market Shares 69
Northrup Grumman 72
Military Drone Market Segment Forecasts 74

1. Military Drones: Market Description And Market Dynamics 75
1.1 Military Drones Definition 75
1.1.1 Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations 75
1.1.2 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing: 75
1.1.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling 76
1.1.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Capability and Payloads 76
1.1.5 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 76
1.1.6 Small and Micro-Military Drone UASs 77
1.1.7 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance 77
1.1.8 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Military Surveillance 78
1.2 Georeferenced Imagery 79
1.3 Globalization and Technology 80
1.3.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies 81
1.3.2 Drone UASs Military Roles 81
1.4 Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For Drone UASs 82

2. Military Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares And Forecasts 83
2.1 Military Drone Market Driving Forces 83
2.1.1 .U.S. Army Achieved One Million Flight Hours For Drone Unmanned Aircraft Systems Fleet 85
2.1.2 UAS Challenges 90
2.1.3 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 91
2.2 Military Drone Market Shares 92
2.2.1 Drone Market Leaders And Potential Market Share To 2021… 93
2.3 Military Drone Markets 95
2.3.1 Military Drone Extended System Requirements 100
2.3.2 Drone FAA Federal Aviation Regulations 100
2.3.3 Military Drone Market Driving Forces 101
2.3.4 US DoD Spending Trends 104
2.3.5 US Military Budget 105
2.4 Military Drone Market Shares 105
2.4.1 Northrup Grumman 108
2.4.2 General Atomics 113
2.4.3 Textron A1A 115
2.4.4 AeroVironment 117
2.4.5 Boeing Insitu 117
2.4.6 Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) 119
2.4.7 Prox Dynamics AS 119
2.4.8 Denel Dynamics 120
2.4.9 SAIC 120
2.4.10 Israel Aerospace Industries 121
2.4.11 General Dynamics Corporation 121
2.4.12 Wing Loong Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Drone 121
2.4.13 DJI 121
2.4.14 Drone Upgrade Spending 123
2.4.1 Military Drone Segments, Specific Drones and Their Vendors 126
2.4.2 Military Drone Systems Market Segments: Persistent 128
2.4.3 Military Penetrating Drone Systems Market Segments: 130
2.4.4 Military Tactical Drone Systems Market Segments: 131
2.4.5 Military Small Tactical Drone Systems Market Segments: 132
2.4.6 Military Mini Drone Systems Market Segments: 133
2.4.7 Military Drone Market Share Unit Analysis 134
2.4.8 US Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and Dollars 135
2.5 Military Drone Market Forecasts 137
2.5.1 Military Drone Market Segment Forecasts 138
2.5.2 Comparison in Growth of Commercial Vs. Defense Spending on Drones 140
2.5.3 Market Growth Minis Vs. HALES/MALES? 142
2.6 Military Drone Regional Market 143
2.6.1 US: Growing Demand For Use Of Drones 145
2.6.2 US Defense Industry Initiatives DII-Related Initiatives 147
2.6.3 US Navy 148
2.6.4 US Air Force Drone Budget 150
2.6.5 US Military to Spend $38.9 Billion On Drones And Unmanned Systems Over 7 Years 152
2.6.6 Inventory of Unmanned Aerial Integrated Systems 154
2.6.7 US Drone Roadmap Anticipates Substantial Growth 156
2.6.8 US Military Drone Robot Technology Budget Requests 162
2.6.9 Unmanned Ground Systems 164
2.6.10 Unmanned Maritime Systems 165
2.6.11 US Military Technology Investment 166
2.7 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads 169
2.7.1 Composites Key to UAV Utility 169
2.8 Military Drone Regional Market Analysis 170
2.8.1 Military Drone Market Regional Growth 171
2.8.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Industry Regional Summary 174
2.8.3 U.S Accounts for 85 Percent Of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On Military Drone Technology 175
2.8.4 UAS Marketplace Moving Target 178
2.8.5 China 178
2.8.6 China 178
2.8.7 DoD Source Materials 179
2.8.8 US Drone Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) 182
2.8.9 US Drones for Aircraft Carriers 185
2.8.10 Worldwide Trade In Drones 188
2.8.11 Chinese Smog-Fighting Drones That Spray Chemicals To Capture Air Pollution 188
2.8.12 China Desires Exports, Steps Up Research In Military Drones 190
2.8.13 Drones for the Netherlands 191
2.8.14 U.S. State Department Drone Export Guidelines 191
2.8.15 Canada 192
2.8.16 Singapore 192
2.8.17 Brazil 193
2.8.18 Morocco 193
2.8.19 India 194
2.8.20 Russia Develops Heavy Drone 194
2.8.21 Russian Drones In the Skies In Ukraine 195
2.8.22 US Military Modernization Budget 2016 197
2.8.23 US Department of Defense 2016 Drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Budget Request 201
2.9 US Department of Defense Reaper Weapon System 204
2.9.1 US Department of Defense Global Hawk, Triton Weapon System 206
2.9.2 US Department of Defense Shadow, Raven Weapon System 208

3. Military Drones: Product Description 210
3.1 Boeing 210
3.1.1 Boeing / Insitu Integrator System 210
3.1.2 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter 212
3.1.3 Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 216
3.1.4 Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint UAS Solutions 217
3.1.5 Boeing / Insitu / Commercial 224
3.1.6 Scan Eagle Insitu Over-the-Horizon Sensing 227
3.1.7 Insitu Defense 228
3.1.8 Insitu Payload Systems 228
3.1.9 Insitu Force Protection 229
3.1.10 Insitu Combined Arms 230
3.1.11 Insitu Research on Military Drone UAS Operations and Technology 230
3.1.12 Insitu ICOMC2 Streamline Process 232
3.1.13 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Extends Drone Capabilities 233
3.1.14 Boeing ScanEagle 235
3.1.15 Insitu Integrator 237
3.1.16 Insitu NightEagle 238
3.2 AeroVironment 240
3.2.1 AeroVironement Global Observer 240
3.2.2 AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE 245
3.2.3 AeroVironement Wasp AE 247
3.2.4 AeroVironement Shrike VTOL 248
3.2.5 AeroVironement Ground Control System 250
3.2.6 AeroVironment Integrated LiDAR Sensor Payload 251
3.2.7 AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS 253
3.2.8 AeroVironment Raven 254
3.3 Textron 256
3.3.1 Textron Shadow M2 256
3.3.2 Textron One System Remote Video Terminal 258
3.3.3 Textron Universal Ground Control Station 260
3.3.4 Textron Aerosonde 262
3.3.5 Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services 264
3.3.6 Textron Systems AAI 267
3.3.7 Textron Systems AAI RQ-7B Shadow® Tactical UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 267
3.3.8 Textron Systems AAI Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) 269
3.3.9 AAI Shadow 400 Unmanned Aircraft Deployed With Allied Naval Forces 270
3.3.10 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System 271
3.3.11 Textron 272
3.3.12 Textron Shadow® Reconnaissance, Surveillance 274
3.3.13 Textron UAS Support 276
3.3.14 Textron UAS Training 278
3.3.15 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 279
3.3.16 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 280
3.3.17 Textron Systems AAI / Aerosonde® 282
3.3.18 Textron Systems AAI and Aeronautics Orbiter™ 282
3.3.19 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 283
3.3.20 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 283
3.3.21 Textron Systems AAI One System Remote Video Terminal 284
3.3.22 Textron Systems AAI Tactical Sensor Intelligence Sharing System 284
3.3.23 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) 286
3.3.24 US DARPA Textron Nano Air Vehicle 286
3.4 BAE Systems 287
3.4.1 BAE Systems Demon UAV 288
3.4.2 BAE Systems Drones 289
3.4.3 BAE Systems Herti 290
3.4.4 BAE Systems Image Collection and Exploitation (ICE) Sensor Management System 292
3.4.5 BAE Systems Mantis 294
3.4.6 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 298
3.4.7 BAE Systems Taranis 300
3.4.8 BAE Systems Taranis – Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) 301
3.4.9 BAE Systems Telemos 302
3.5 Aurora Flight Sciences Hale 303
3.5.1 Aurora Centaur 304
3.5.2 Aurora Orion 307
3.5.3 Aurora SKATE – Small Unmanned Aircraft System 310
3.5.4 Aurora’s HALE 315
3.5.5 Aurora’s Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle – Green Flight 317
3.5.6 Aurora’s Excalibur 319
3.5.7 Aurora GoldenEye 80 – Small, Capable Surveillance UAS 323
3.5.8 Aurora GoldenEye 50 324
3.5.9 Aurora GoldenEye 80 325
3.5.10 Aurora’s Advanced Concepts: UHATF 327
3.5.11 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 330
3.5.12 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL 330
3.5.13 Aurora Small Unmanned Aerial Systems 330
3.5.14 Aurora Tactical Systems 331
3.5.15 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP 331
3.5.16 Aurora System Description 335
3.6 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 337
3.6.1 L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS 338
3.6.2 L-3 Cutlass Communications Small Expendable Tube-Launched UAS 338
3.6.3 L-3’s Mid-Tier UAS Programs 347
3.6.4 L-3 Communications UAS APEX Programs 349
3.6.5 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius 351
3.6.6 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Runway Operations 354
3.6.7 L-3 Communications Viking 300 Runway Operations 357
3.6.8 L-3 Communications Viking 400 358
3.6.9 L-3 Communications TigerShark 360
3.6.10 L-3 Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station 364
3.6.11 L-3 Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System (O-PALS) 366
3.6.12 L-3 Communications ISR Services 368
3.6.13 L-3 Communications System Integration and Technical Support 369
3.7 Challis Heliplane UAV Inc. 369
3.7.1 Challis Heliplane UAV E950 370
3.8 Draganfly Innovations Inc. 375
3.8.1 Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P 375
3.8.2 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System 377
3.8.3 Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) 377
3.8.4 Draganflyer Guardian 379
3.8.5 Draganfly X4 381
3.8.6 Draganflyer X6 386
3.8.7 Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications 388
3.8.8 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications 389
3.8.9 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications 390
3.8.10 Draganflyer X8 393
3.9 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 395
3.9.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU) 396
3.10 General Atomics 398
3.10.1 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 399
3.10.2 General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA (Developmental) 402
3.10.3 General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA Performance 403
3.10.4 General Atomics Predator Jet Performance C Avenger® UAS 405
3.10.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1B Predator 408
3.10.6 General Atomics Predator XP RPA 413
3.10.7 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 417
3.10.8 General Atomics Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) UAS 420
3.10.1 General Atomics Gray Eagle™ UAS 423
3.10.2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA – Gray Eagle™ UAS 426
3.10.3 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) Claw® Sensor Control 428
3.10.4 GA-ASI Athena RF Tag 434
3.11 Integrated Dynamics 436
3.11.1 Integrated Dynamics Rover 436
3.11.2 Integrated Dynamics Explorer 438
3.11.3 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 440
3.11.4 Integrated Dynamics Pride 442
3.11.5 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 444
3.11.6 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK – II 447
3.11.7 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 448
3.11.8 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK – V 449
3.11.9 Integrated Dynamics VISION UAV systems 450
3.11.10 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 452
3.11.11 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K – I I 453
3.11.12 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K – I 454
3.11.13 Integrated Dynamics Vector 455
3.11.14 Integrated Dynamics Tornado 456
3.11.15 Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK – II 456
3.11.16 Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ – 1000 457
3.12 MMIST Mist Mobility 458
3.12.1 Sherpa Ranger / MMist 465
3.13 Marcus UAV Systems 473
3.13.1 Marcus Autopilots 475
3.14 Proxy Aviation Systems 476
3.14.1 Proxy PROTEUS™ 476
3.14.2 Proxy PACS 477
3.14.3 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Virtual Pilot / Virtual Operator 478
3.14.4 Proxy Cooperative Control/UDMS 479
3.14.5 Proxy SkyRaider 482
3.15 LaserMotive 485
3.15.1 LaserMotive UAV Power Links 485
3.15.2 LaserMotive Teams with Germany’s Ascending Technologies 485
3.16 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600 486
3.16.1 Chinese Naval UAS 491
3.17 ASN Technology Group 491
3.18 Northrop Grumman / Scaled Composites 492
3.18.1 Proteus 493
3.18.2 Northrop Grumman MLB Company 494
3.18.3 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 495
3.18.4 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV 497
3.18.5 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV 500
3.18.6 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 503
3.18.7 Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems 505
3.18.8 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) 506
3.18.9 Northrop Grumman Firebird 508
3.18.10 Northrop Grumman Persistent Multiple Intelligence Gathering Air System 508
3.18.11 Northrop Grumman M324 UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) 509
3.18.12 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk 510
3.18.13 Northrop Grumman Drone Program Overview 510
3.18.14 Northrop Grumman Block 20 Global Hawk Specification 511
3.18.15 Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk® 512
3.18.16 Northrop Grumman Triton 513
3.18.17 Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Program: 513
3.18.18 Northrop Grumman Common Mission Management System (CMMS) 515
3.18.19 Northrop Grumman Solution 516
3.18.20 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk 517
3.18.21 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) RQ-4 Programs 517
3.18.22 Northrop Grumman GHMD (U.S. Navy 521
3.18.23 NASA Global Hawk (NASA Dryden) 521
3.18.24 NATO AGS (U.S. and Allied Nations) 525
3.18.25 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 529
3.18.26 Northrop Grumman Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System 530
3.19 Schiebel Camcopter S-100 532
3.19.1 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets: 533
3.20 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 $299, Flies Off a Roof 534
3.21 Google 535
3.21.1 Google Loon 536
3.21.2 Google Loon Balloon Project 538
3.21.3 Google Titan Aerospace 540
3.22 Lockheed Martin Ground Control System 542
3.22.1 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 545
3.22.2 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor IS Structure (ISIS) Concept of Operations 546
3.22.3 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 548
3.22.4 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Used By Commercial Operators 550
3.22.5 Lockheed Martin ARES 551
3.22.6 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 553
3.22.7 Lockheed Martin Fury 554
3.22.8 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 556
3.22.9 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 558
3.22.10 Lockheed Martin Marlin 559
3.22.11 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 561
3.22.12 Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS Package Delivery 563
3.22.13 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload 564
3.23 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone 566
3.24 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone 568
3.24.1 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Live HD View 569
3.24.2 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Complete Control 570
3.24.3 DJI Industries Phantom Intelligent Battery 572
3.24.4 DJI Industries Inspire Drone 574
3.24.5 DJI Industries Ronin-M 576
3.24.6 DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ 579
3.24.7 DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 581
3.25 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS 583
3.26 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 587
3.26.1 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System 588
3.26.2 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS System 589
3.26.3 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Features 590
3.26.4 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 594
3.26.5 Denel Dynamics Skua 597
3.26.1 Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone 598
3.27 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 600
3.27.1 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron 602
3.27.2 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter 605
3.27.3 Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Aerospace Ranger 607
3.27.4 Israel Aerospace Industries Scout 609
3.27.5 Israel Aerospace Industries Pioneer 609
3.27.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII 610
3.27.7 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS 612
3.27.8 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 616
3.28 Safran 618
3.28.1 Safran Patroller and Sperwer 622
3.29 Honeywell 623
3.29.1 Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 625
3.30 Prox Dynamics AS 626
3.31 DJI 627
3.31.1 DJI Phantom 628
3.31.2 DJI Inspire 1 629
3.31.3 DJI Ronin 630
3.31.4 DJI Ronin Major Updates: 631

4. Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology 632
4.1 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach 632
4.2 Military Drone Technology 639
4.2.1 Military Systems Interoperability 643
4.2.2 Drone Operational Benefits Of Autonomy 644
4.3 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture 646
4.4 Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems 647
4.4.1 AP 2000 648
4.4.2 AP 5000 648
4.4.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 648
4.4.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 649
4.4.5 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.) 651
4.5 Improved GPS Operations 651
4.6 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX) 652
4.6.1 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.) 653
4.7 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter) 653
4.7.1 Ground Control Stations 654
4.7.2 GCS 1200 654
4.7.3 GCS 2000 655
4.8 Antenna Tracking Systems 655
4.9 ATPS 1200 656
4.9.1 ATPS 2000 657
4.9.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads 658
4.9.3 GSP 100 659
4.9.4 GSP 900 660
4.9.5 GSP 1200 661
4.10 Civilian UAV’s – Rover Systemstm 661
4.11 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 662
4.11.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) 663
4.11.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) 663
4.11.3 Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS) 664
4.11.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS) 664
4.12 Cloud Computing and Multilayer Security 666
4.13 Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS) 667
4.14 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 668
4.14.1 Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance 669
4.14.2 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV) 670
4.14.3 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS) 671
4.14.4 Aurora Flare Planning 673
4.14.5 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion 676
4.14.6 Aurora Aerospace Electronics 678
4.14.7 Aurora is CTC-REF 678
4.15 Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR) 678
4.15.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES) 679
4.15.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES) 680
4.16 Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV) 681
4.16.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) 681
4.16.2 Low–Design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe) 682
4.16.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO) 682
4.16.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM) 683
4.17 Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities 684
4.17.1 United States Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program687
4.17.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program: 687
4.17.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives: 688
4.18 Search and Rescue (SAR) 688
4.19 L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS 690
4.20 L-3 Communications FlightTEK® SMC 692
4.20.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall 693
4.21 Draganflyer X4 Applications 694
4.21.1 Draganflyer X4 Large Project Management 695
4.22 Drones Provide Military Presence 696
4.22.1 John Adams Articulates the Need for Military to Fight Terrorists 697
4.22.2 John Adam’s Solution for Terrorism 697

5. Drone And Remote Control Company Description 702
5.1 AeroVironment 702
5.1.1 AeroVironment Financial Results For Its Third Quarter Ended January 31, 2015 707
5.2 ASN Technologies 707
5.3 Aurora Flight 710
5.3.1 Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award 711
5.4 Aviation Industry Corp (Avic) 711
5.4.1 Aviation Industry Corp / Thielert 712
5.5 BAE Systems 712
5.6 Boeing 717
5.6.1 Boeing 2015 Revenue 718
5.6.2 Boeing Commercial Airplanes 719
5.6.3 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 721
5.6.4 Boeing Capital Corporation 721
5.6.5 Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology 722
5.6.6 Boeing Shared Services Group 722
5.6.7 Boeing Revenue by Segment 723
5.6.8 Boeing / Insitu 724
5.6.9 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 725
5.7 Challis UAV Inc. 726
5.8 China Aerospace 726
5.8.1 China Aerospace CASC Space Technology 727
5.8.2 China Aerospace CASC Revenue 728
5.9 Denel Dynamics 728
5.10 DJI 729
5.11 Draganflyer 731
5.11.1 DraganBot 732
5.11.2 Draganflyer ABEX Awards 734
5.12 Finmeccanica 735
5.12.1 DRS Technologies 736
5.13 Flirtey 738
5.14 General Atomics 738
5.14.1 USAF awards Contracts to GA-ASI to convert 38 Reaper UASs to Extended Range Capability configuration 740
5.14.2 U.S. Air Force Plans for Extended-Range Reaper 742
5.15 General Dynamics 743
5.15.1 Sequester Mechanism 744
5.15.2 General Dynamics Revenue 745
5.15.3 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 746
5.15.4 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision 746
5.15.5 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing 747
5.15.6 General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development 747
5.16 Honeywell 749
5.16.1 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 750
5.16.2 Honeywell’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle RMUs 751
5.16.3 Honeywell Navigation 751
5.17 Integrated Dynamics 752
5.18 Israel Aerospace Industries 754
5.18.1 Israel Aerospace Industries MALAT Division 755
5.19 L-3 Communications 761
5.19.1 L3 Communications 761
5.21.2 L-3 Aerospace Systems 762
5.19.3 L-3 Electronic Systems 762
5.19.4 L-3 Communication Systems 762
5.21.5 L-3 National Security Solutions 763
5.21.6 L-3 Revenue by Segment 763
5.20 Laird / Cattron Group International 764
5.20.1 Cattron- Theimeg Branding 766
5.21 Laser Motive 768
5.22 Lockheed Martin 769
5.22.1 Lockheed Martin First Quarter 2015 Results 770
5.22.2 Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems 774
5.22.3 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue 774
5.22.4 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems 779
5.22.5 Lockheed Martin 782
5.23 Marcus UAV 783
5.24 MMist 783
5.24.1 MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System 784
5.24.2 MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) 784
5.25 Northrop Grumman 785
5.25.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 790
5.25.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 790
5.25.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 791
5.25.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 793
5.25.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 794
5.25.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 794
5.25.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 795
5.26 Parrot/senseFly 796
5.29.1 Parrot Group / senseFly 797
5.29.2 Parrot Group senseFly CTI Certified 798
5.30 Prox Dynamics 798
5.31 Proxy Technologies 799
5.32 RUAG Aerospace 800
5.33 Safran Morpho 804
5.33.1 Safron Morpho Identification Division 805
5.33.2 Safron Morpho e-Documents Division 812
5.33.3 Safron Morpho e-Documents Payments 812
5.33.4 Safron Morpho e-Documents Identity & Access Management 812
5.33.5 Safron Morpho Global Presence 813
5.33.6 Safron Morpho Detection Division 813
5.33.7 Safran Morpho Revenue 2015 817
5.33.8 Key figures for the first quarter of 2015 817
5.33.9 Safran Morpho Business highlights 817
5.33.10 Safron Security Revenue 820
5.34 SAIC 821
5.35 Scaled Composites 822
5.36 Schiebel 823
5.37 Textron 823
5.38 TRNDlabs 826
5.39 Wing Looong 827
5.27 Drone Market Participants WorldWIde 829
5.27.1 Military UAV Manufacturers 855
5.27.2 Top Drone Products 874
Wintergreen Research, 875
WinterGreen Research Research Methodology 876


List of Tables and Figures

Figure ES-1 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 65
Table ES-2 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 67
Table ES-3 Military Drone UAS Challenges 68
Figure ES-4 Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 70
Table ES-5 Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 71
Figure ES-6 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 73
Figure 1-1 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery 80
Figure 2-1 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 84
Table 2-2 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 86
Table 2-3 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 87
Table 2-4 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 88
Table 2-5 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 89
Table 2-6 Military Drone UAS Challenges 90
Table 2-7 Military Drone Percent Market Share, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 94
Figure 2-8 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 95
Table 2-9 Military Drone Benefits 96
Table 2-10 Military Drone Removal of Need For Onboard Pilot Benefits 97
Table 2-11 Military Drones and Their Vendors 98
Table 2-12 Military Drone Market Shifts 99
Table 2-13 Military Drone Market Driving Forces 103
Figure 2-14 Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 106
Table 2-15 Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 107
Table 2-16 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Features 110
Table 2-17 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Functions 111
Figure 2-18 Textron Shadow 116
Figure 2-19 Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV 118
Figure 2-20 Prox Dynamics AS Black Hornet Nano 120
Table 2-21 High-Altitude Surveillance Military Drones: Hawk and Reaper, Shadow and Scan Eagle, Heron 122
Table 2-22 Mini and Personal Surveillance Military Drone Vendors 123
Table 2-23 Military Drone Market Shares by Segment: Procurement, Associated Services, R&D, Spending on Operations and Maintenance, Total Market Shares, And Military Drone Portion Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 125
Table 2-24 Military Drone Systems, Drone Dollars, Services, R&D, Operations & 126 Maintenance, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical 126 and Mini, Market Shares, Dollars Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 126
Table 2-25 Military Drones and Their Vendors 127
Table 2-26 Military Persistent Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Dollars and Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 129
Table 2-27 Military Penetrating Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Dollars and Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 130
Table 2-28 Military Tactical Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 131
Table 2-29 Military Small Tactical Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 132
Table 2-30 Military Mini Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 133
Table 2-31 Military Drones: Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini Market Segment Unit Analysis, 2014 134
Table 2-32 Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and Dollars, US, 2013 and 2014 135
Figure 2-33 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 137
Table 2-34 Military Drone Market Forecasts, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 139
Table 2-35 Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 2015-2021 141
Table 2-36 Military Drone Market Forecasts, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 142
Figure 2-37 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014 143
Table 2-38 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2014 144
Table 2-39 US Military Unmanned Aerial Systems Funding, RDTE, PROC, OM, Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2014-2021 146
Table 2-40 Military Drone Benefits 153
Figure 2-41 Inventory of Unmanned Aerial Integrated Systems 154 See
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Table 2-42 US Drone Technology Innovation 157
Figure 2-43 US Drone Systems Roadmap 158
Figure 2-44 Unfunded US Drone Designs 160
Figure 2-45 US Military Attack Drone 163
Table 2-46 US Military Technology Investment 166
Table 2-47 US Military Technology Positioning 167
Figure 2-48 US Military Drone O&M Request 168
Table 2-49 Military Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 172 2015-2021 172
Table 2-50 Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 2015-2021 173
Figure 2-51 Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and Dollars, US, 2013 and 2014 176
Table 2-53 US Air Force Drone Procurement Strategy 180
Table 2-54 US Army Drone Procurement Strategy 181
Table 2-55 Illustrating US Army Drone Procurement Strategy 182
Table 2-56 US Air Force Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Strategy 183
Figure 2-57 US Navy X-47B UCLASS. 184
Table 2-58 US Drone Navy and Marines Strategies 185
Figure 2-59 US DARPA Ship Based Drone System 186
Figure 2-60 Russian S400 Triumf Anti-Aircraft System 195
Figure 2-61 US Military Modernization Budget 2016 197
Figure 2-62 US Department of Defense 2016 Program Acquisition Cost by Weapon System 198
Figure 2-63 US Department of Defense 2016 Program Acquisition Cost by Army Navy Air Force Weapon System 199
Table 2-64 Major Weapon Systems Budget Request 200
Figure 2-65 US Department of Defense 2016 Drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Budget Request 201
Figure 2-66 US Department of Defense Predator Weapon System 202
Figure 2-67 US Department of Defense Reaper Weapon System 204
Figure 2-68 US Department of Defense Global Hawk, Triton Weapon System 206
Figure 2-69 US Department of Defense Shadow, Raven Weapon System 208
Figure 3-1 Boeing / Insitu Integrator System 210
Figure 3-2 Boeing / Insitu Integrator System Functions 211
Table 3-3 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter Features 213
Figure 3-4 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 214
Figure 3-5 Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 216
Table 3-6 Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle In Service Views 218
Figure 3-7 Boeing ScanEagle 220
Figure 3-8 Insitu ScanEagle 223
Figure 3-9 Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation Platform 225
Table 3-10 Insitu Industry Standards Best Practices Partners 232
Table 3-11 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Capabilities 233
Table 3-12 Insitu ICOMC2 Technology Upgrade For Emergency Response 234
Figure 3-13 Insitu Integrator Sustainment Operations 238
Figure 3-14 Insitu NightEagle 239
Figure 3-15 AeroVironement Global Observer 240
Table 3-16 AeroVironement Global Observer Advanced Warning Factors 241
Table 3-17 AeroVironement Global Observer® System Applications 243
Table 3-18 AeroVironement Global Observer® System Target Markets 244
Figure 3-19 AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE 245
Figure 3-20 AeroVironement Wasp AE 247
Figure 3-21 AeroVironement Shrike VTOL 248
Figure 3-22 AeroVironement Ground Control System 250
Figure 3-23 AeroVironment UAS: Raven 254
Figure 3-24 AeroVironment Raven 255
Figure 3-25 Textron Shadow M2 256
Table 3-26 Textron Shadow M2 Features 257
Table 3-27 Textron One System Remote Video Terminal 258
Figure 3-28 Textron Universal Ground Control Station 260
Table 3-29 Textron Next-Generation Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) Features And Technologies 261
Table 3-30 Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities 263
Table 3-31 Aerosonde Service Capabilities 265
Table 3-32 Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions 266
Figure 3-33 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 269
Figure 3-34 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System 271
Figure 3-35 Textron Shadow 274
Table 3-36 Textron Drone Services Positioning 277
Table 3-37 Textron Training Domains And Capabilities 278
Table 3-38 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 280
Table 3-39 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 281
Figure 3-40 Textron Systems UAS: Wasp 285
Figure 3-41 Nano Air UAS Advanced Development Aircraft: 286
Figure 3-42 BAE Systems Demon Designed To Fly Without Using Flaps, Elevators, Or Ailerons 288
Figure 3-43 BAE Systems Compact Laser Range Finder 289
Figure 3-44 BAE Systems Herti Next Generation Autonomous Air System 291
Table 3-45 BAE Systems Herti Key Roles 293
Table 3-46 BAE Systems Herti Key Specifications 294
Figure 3-47 BAE Systems MANTIS 294
Table 3-48 BAE Systems Mantis Functions 296
Figure 3-49 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 298
Table 3-50 BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions 299
Figure 3-51 BAE Systems Taranis 300
Figure 3-52 BAE Systems Telemos 302
Figure 3-53 Aurora Flight Sciences Centaur OPA 305
Figure 3-54 Aurora Flight Sciences’ Centaur 306
Figure 3-55 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion 308
Figure 3-56 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD 309
Figure 3-57 Aurora Skate 311
Figure 3-58 Aurora Skate Flight Path 313
Figure 3-59 Aurora Skate Flying Indoors 314
Figure 3-60 Aurora’s HALE 316
Figure 3-61 Aurora’s Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle 317
Figure 3-62 Aurora Excalibur 320
Table 3-63 Aurora GoldenEye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements 326
Figure 3-64 Aurora Flight Sciences UAS 328
Table 3-65 Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs 329
Table 3-66 Aurora’s Line of Tactical UAVs 331
Table 3-67 Aurora DA42 MPP Features 332
Table 3-68 Aurora DA42 MPP Features 333
Table 3-69 Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications 334
Figure 3-70 Aurora Flight Sciences GoldenEye 80 336
Figure 3-71 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 337
Table 3-72 L3 Cutlass Launch Formats 339
Figure 3-73 L-3 Communications Cutlass 340
Table 3-74 L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS Key Features 341
Figure 3-75 L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching From Ground And Air Tubes 343
Table 3-76 L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching Alternatives 344
Table 3-77 L-3 Communications Cutlass Functions 345
Figure 3-78 L-3 Communications Cutlass 346
Figure 3-79 L-3 Communications Mid-Tier Filling The Gap Between Tactical And Male UAS 347
Table3-80 348 Mid-Tier UAS Program Functions 348
Figure 3-81 L-3 Communications APEX 349
Figure 3-82 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius 351
Table 3-83 L-3 Communications Mobius Proven Airframe Features 352
Figure 3-84 L-3 Communications Mobius™ 353
Table 3-85 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Key Features 354
Table 3-86 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 300 Key Features 357
Table 3-87 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 400 Key Features 358
Table 3-88 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Key Features 360
Table 3-89 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Functions 362
Table 3-90 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station Key Features 364
Table 3-91 L-3 Unmanned Systems Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System Key Features366
Table 3-92 L-3 Unmanned Systems ISR Services 368
Table 3-93 Challis Heliplane UAV E950 Features 371
Figure 3-94 Challis Heliplane 372
Figure 3-95 Challis CH-160 Heliplane Specifications 373
Figure 3-96 Challis Velocity Raptor Heliplane Specifications 374
Figure 3-97 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System 377
Table 3-98 Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) Functions 378
Figure 3-99 Draganflyer Guardian 379
Figure 3-100 Draganflyer Camera 381
Figure 3-101 Draganflyer Camera Modules 382
Figure 3-102 Draganflyer Camera Operator Module 383
Figure 3-103 Draganflyer Hovering 384 Source: Draganflyer. 384
Figure 3-104 Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability 385 Source: Draganflyer. 385
Figure 3-105 Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter 386
Figure 3-106 Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame 387 Source: Draganflyer. 387
Figure 3-107 Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications 389
Figure 3-108 Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications 390
Figure 3-109 Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications 391
Figure 3-110 Draganflyer Tactical Surveillance 392
Figure 3-111 Draganflyer X8 Helicopter 393
Figure 3-112 DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades 394
Figure 3-113 General Atomics Predator UAS 398
Figure 3-114 General Atomics Predator B UAS 399
Table 3-115 General Atomics Predator B Multi-Mission Aircraft Features: 401
Table 3-116 General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA Features/Benefits: 404
Figure 3-117 General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS 405
Figure 3-118 General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS Features: 407
Figure 3-119 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator 408
Figure 3-120 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Close-Up 409
Table 3-121 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B 412
Figure 3-122 General Atomics Predator XP RPA 413
Table 3-123 General Atomics Predator XP Features/Benefits: 416
Figure 3-124 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 417
Table 3-125 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits: 420
Figure 3-126 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 423
Figure 3-127 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits: 425
Table 3-128 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gray Eagle Features 427
Table 3-129 Griffin Eye Manned ISR System Claw® Sensor Control Functions 428
Figure 3-130 GA-ASI GMTI to EO/IR 429
Figure 3-131 GA-ASI Select Targets by RCS or Size 430
Figure 3-149 GA-ASI Annotation of Sensor Products 430
Figure 3-132 GA-ASI Optical Change Detection 431
Figure 3-133 GA-ASI Aided Target Classification Based On Sensor Model 432
Figure 3-134 GA-ASI Multi-Spectral Image Viewer 433
Figure 3-135 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA-ASI Stealthy Blue Force Tracking Device 434
Figure 3-136 Integrated Dynamics Rover 436
Figure 3-137 Integrated Dynamics Rover A View 437
Figure 3-138 Integrated Dynamics Explorer Drone 438
Figure 3-139 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 440
Figure 3-140 Integrated Dynamics Pride 442
Figure 3-141 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 444
Figure 3-142 Integrated Dynamics UAV Airframe Systems 446
Figure 3-143 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK – II 447
Figure 3-144 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 448
Figure 3-145 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK – V 449
Figure 3-146 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 452
Figure 3-147 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K – I I 453
Figure 3-148 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K – I 454
Figure 3-149 Integrated Dynamics Vector 455
Figure 3-150 MMIST SnowGoose 459
Table 3-151 MMist CQ-10B advantages: 461
Table 3-152 MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)Functions 462
Table 3-153 MMist CQ-10 System 464
Figure 3-154 MMist SherpaTM Ranger 466
Table 3-155 MMIST Shepra Characteristics 467
Table 3-156 MMist Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units 469
Table 3-157 MMist Sherpa™ Provider Advantages: 470
Figure 3-158 MMist Payload 472
Figure 3-159 Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems 474
Table 3-160 Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems Specifications: 475
Table 3-161 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Principal Subsystem Elements: 478
Table 3-162 Proxy SkyRaider Benefits: 483
Table 3-163 Proxy Aviation UAV capabilities 484
Figure 3-164 Chinese Jet-Powered WJ600 Chinese jet-powered WJ600 487
Figure 3-165 Chinese UAS 488
Table 3-166 Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone 489
Table 3-167 Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets 490
Figure 3-168 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 UAV 494
Table 3-169 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features 495
Table 3-170 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 Specifications 496
Figure 3-171 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV 497
Figure 3-172 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV Features 498
Table 3-173 Northrop Grumman Bat 4 Fully Integrated With Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo II Specifications 499
Figure 3-174 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV 500
Table 3-175 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Features 501
Table 3-176 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Specifications 502
Figure 3-177 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 503
Figure 3-178 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal Features 504
Table 3-179 Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications 504
Figure 3-180 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 506
Figure 3-181 Northrop Grumman Firebird 508
Figure 3-182 Northrop Grumman M324 UAS 509
Figure 3-183 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 510
Figure 3-184 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 513
Table 3-185 Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Specifications 514
Figure 3-186 Northrop Grumman CMMS 515
Figure 3-187 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) 518
Figure 3-188 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout 522
Table 3-189 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements: 523
Figure 3-190 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs: 524
Table 3-191 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications: 528
Table 3-192 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 529
Figure 3-193 Northrop Grumman Fire-X 530
Table 3-194 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets: 533
Figure 3-195 Airborne Parrot 534
Figure 3-196 Airborne Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 535
Figure 3-197 Google Design Called A Tail Sitter, A Hybrid Of A Plane And A Helicopter 536
Figure 3-198 Project Loon Balloons Float In The Stratosphere 537
Figure 3-199 Google Loon Balloon 539
Figure 3-200 Google Titan Aerospace 540
Figure 3-201 Lockheed Martin Ground Control System 542
Table 3-202 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System Features 544
Figure 3-203 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 545
Table 3-204 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Capabilities 547
Table 3-205 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Key Features 548
Table 3-206 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions 549
Figure 3-207 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 550
Figure 3-208 Lockheed Martin ARES 551
Figure 3-209 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 553
Figure 3-210 Lockheed Martin Fury 554
Table 3-211 Lockheed Martin Fury Features 555
Figure 3-212 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 556
Table 3-213 Expeditionary Ground Control System Modules: 557
Figure 3-214 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 558
Figure 3-215 Lockheed Martin Marlin 559
Figure 3-216 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 561
Figure 3-217 Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS 563
Table 3-218 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload Features 564
Table 3-219 Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Features 565
Figure 3-220 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone 566
Table 3-221 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone Features 567
Figure 3-222 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone 568
Table 3-223 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Powerful Mobile App 570
Table 3-224 DJI Industries Phantom Functions 571
Table 3-225 DJI Industries Phantom SKEYE Nano Drone Open Platform Apps Programming Functions 573
Figure 3-226 DJI Industries Inspire Drone 574
Table 3-227 DJI Industries Inspire Drone Features 575
Figure 3-228 DJI Industries Ronin-M 576
Table 3-229 DJI Industries Ronin-M Functions 578
Figure 3-230 DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ 579
Table 3-231 DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ Features 580
Figure 3-232 DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 581
Table 3-233 DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 Features 582
Figure 3-234 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS 583
Table 3-235 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS Features 584
Table 3-236 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Missions 585
Table 3-237 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Benefits 586
Figure 3-238 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 587
Table 3-239 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Features 589
Table 3-240 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Components: 590
Table 3-241 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-Mission, Multi-Role ISR System Features 591
Table 3-242 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System System Features 592
Figure 3-243 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 594
Table 3-244 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS Functions 595
Figure 3-245 Denel Dynamics Skua 597
Table 3-246 Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone Features 598
Figure 3-247 Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 600
Table 3-248 Israel Aerospace Industries Heron Features And Capabilities: 601
Figure 3-249 Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron 602
Table 3-250 Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron Main Features: 604
Figure 3-251 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter 605
Table 3-252 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter System Features And Capabilities: 606
Figure 3-253 Israel Aerospace Industries Ranger 607
Table 3-254 Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Ranger System Main Features And Capabilities: 608
Figure 3-255 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII 610
Table 3-256 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII Multiple Operational Configurations 611
Figure 3-257 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS 612
Table 3-258 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Features 613
Table 3-259 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS Main Capabilities 614
Table 3-260 The Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Typical Missions 615
Figure 3-261 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 616
Table 3-262 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS Features and Capabilities 617
Table 3-263 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Typical Missions 618 3.28 Safran 618
Table 3-264 Safran Drone Positioning 619
Table 3-265 Safran Drone Missions 620
Figure 3-266 Safran Tactical Drone Systems 621
Figure 3-267 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 623
Figure 3-268 Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 625
Figure 3-269 Prox Dynamics AS Mini Protective Drone 627
Figure 3-270 DJI Phantom 628
Figure 3-271 DJI Inspire 1 629
Figure 3-272 DJI Ronin 630
Table 3-273 DJI Ronin Features 631
Table 4-1 Drone Standards 632
Table 4-2 Drone Certification Standards 633
Figure 4-3 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution 634
Figure 4-4 UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture 635
Table 4-5 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment 636
Figure 4-6 UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects 637
Table 4-7 UAS Avionics Approach 638
Table 4-8 Military Drone Technology Key Requirements 640
Figure 4-9 US Military DISA Drone Architecture 641
Figure 4-10 Drone Operational Architecture 642
Figure 4-11 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Features 646
Figure 4-12 Vehicle Tracking And Antenna Positioning System That Utilizes Unique GPS 658
Figure 4-13 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 668
Table 4-14 Aurora Development Capabilities 672
Table 4-15 Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems 674
Table 4-16 Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System 674
Table 4-17 Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues 675
Table 4-18 Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development 676
Table 4-19 Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030 685
Figure 4-20 Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft 686
Table 4-21 Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions 689
Table 4-22 L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features 690
Figure 4-23 linkTEK™ IDS 691
Table 4-24 FlightTEK Controls 692
Figure 4-25 Large Project Management 695
Figure 4-26 John Paul Jones US Navy Ship 699
Figure 4-27 Early US Navy Ship 700
Figure 4-28 Early US Barbary Wars Show How to Fight Terrorism 701
Table 5-1 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Benefits 708
Table 5-2 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Target User Markets 709
Table 5-3 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Users 710
Table 5-4 Aurora Flight Core Values: 711
Table 5-5 BAE Systems Standards 713
Figure 5-6 BAE Systems Revenue in Defense Market 714
Table 5-7 Boeing Commercial Airplane Profile 719
Table 5-8 Boeing Commercial Airplane Installed Base Profile 720
Figure 5-9 DJI Phantom 730
Figure 5-10 Draganflyer Design 731
Figure 5-11 Draganflyer X6 733
Table 5-12 DRS Technologies Defense Technology Leading Market Positions 737
Table 5-13 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range Aircraft 741
Figure 5-14 General Atomics Reaper 742
Figure 5-15 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 750
Table 5-16 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Supply Source 753
Table 5-17 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Accessories 754
Table 5-18 Israel Aerospace Industries IAI / Malat Main Areas Of Activity 755
Figure 5-19 Israel Aerospace Industries Malat Division 757
Table 5-20 L-3: Positioning 761
Table 5-21 Laird / Cattron Group International Customers: 767
Figure 5-22 Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning 771
Table 5-23 Lockheed Martin’s operating units 773
Figure 5-24 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning 775
Figure 5-25 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio 776
Figure 5-26 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift 777
Figure 5-27 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter 778
Figure 5-28 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio 779
Table 5-29 Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice 790
Figure 5-30 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments 791
Figure 5-31 Northrop Grumman Portfolio 792
Table 5-32 Proxy Technologies Deone Potential Uses 800
Figure 5-33 RUAG Aerospace Business Aviation 802
Figure 5-34 RUAG Aerospace Military Aviation 803
Table 5-35 Safran Morpho Profile 804
Table 5-36 Safron Morpho Technology Position In The Security Chain 805
Table 5-37 Safran Types of Threat Detection 807
Table 5-38 Safran Threat Detection Technologies 808
Figure 5-39 Safran Systems Deployed In The Field 809
Table 5-40 Safron Morpho Identification Division 811
Table 5-41 Safron Morpho e-Documents Divisions 814
Table 5-42 Safron Morpho Detection and Divisions 815
Table 5-43 Textron First Quarter 2015 Segment Results 824
Table 5-44 Textron Brands 825
Figure 5-45 Wing Loong Drone 828

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