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June 19, 2014
Incumbent UAV Companies Likely to Face Increased Competitive Threats

AMSTERDAM, June 12, 2014—A new analysis of the leading companies in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market, now available on ASDReports, provides a comprehensive analysis of this rapidly developing market and its leading companies. The UAV market is currently dominated by two US companies: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Northrop Grumman Corporation. However, alongside a strong degree of market dominance by leading companies, the UAV market is also highly fragmented with numerous small companies developing innovative platforms. As the market matures, the dominance of US and Israeli competitors will be gradually eroded.

A detailed analysis of the latest political, economic and technological trends lies at the heart of the reports unparalleled quantitative and qualitative analysis of the leading companies in the UAV market. This 326 page report provides a thorough evaluation of the leading 20 companies in the UAV market including revenue breakdowns and capital expenditures; an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing each major player and detailed analysis of future prospects.

Furthermore, the report profiles 20 other selected companies in the market who threaten to challenge established market leaders. This analysis is underpinned by quantitative research with 324 tables and charts detailing market shares, historic revenues and product specifications. It also provides a thorough overview of the market with 623 companies and other organisations mentioned and 385 contracts detailing major ongoing programmes.

The report also includes a detailed qualitative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and social, technological, economic and political (STEP) analysis of the UAV market underpinning the analysis of the market leaders. The Top 20 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Systems (UAV / UAS) Companies 2014: Growth Prospects in Military, Commercial and Law Enforcement Markets provides an unrivalled level of detail in its analysis of market trends and commercial prospects.

The report’s findings are reinforced by exclusive expert interviews with leading companies in the UAV market: AeroVironment Inc, Textron Inc and Kaman Aerospace Corporation & Lockheed Martin Corporation,

The analyst responsible for the top 20 UAV companies research summarised its findings:

“The leading 20 companies in the UAV market currently control a significant proportion of total global market revenues. However, incumbent positions are increasingly under threat from new and existing competitors offering a range of cost-effective UAV capabilities and innovative technologies.

Improvements in payload technologies, especially size, weight and power considerations will be critical drivers of growth and innovation in UAV platforms. This will facilitate the development of UAV platforms designed for specific mission profiles as well as opening up new markets for unmanned systems.

The most significant future development will unquestionably be the gradual loosening of restrictions governing the commercial use of UAS. This will represent both an opportunity and a threat to existing leading companies in the market who will be forced to adapt to potentially radically different market dynamics.”

The Top 20 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Systems (UAV / UAS) Companies 2014: Growth Prospects in Military, Commercial and Law Enforcement report is an invaluable reference offering extensive market analysis and evaluation of future commercial prospects.

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