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Commercial Drones: Highways in the Sky,Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems(UAS),Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015-2021

Jan 8, 2015 | 973 Pages | WinterGreen Research | Machines

The unmanned aerial systems market is projected to reach USD 4.8 billion by 2021. It had a prior market value of USD 609 million in 2014. The market is expected to grow on account of being utilized for various applications like agriculture, oil & gas mapping, packaging delivery, and utility line inspection. It can provide efficient information at a cheaper price. Their demand is seemingly high for military and defense operations.

Next generation unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones, will be used for 3D mapping, border patrol, photography, and commercial pipeline manning. The unmanned aerial systems market is poised to grow on account of navigation and economic visualization provided by them. Visualization includes inspection, mapping, package delivery, and surveillance by air. 

Unmanned aerial systems have logged in 3 million flight hours of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq lending it credibility for war zones. In 2015, Amazon Inc. have requested for airspace to concerned authorities for making timely deliveries to customers. 

Australia and Japan have employed drones for agricultural purposes since the ‘80s. They use it to cultivate high value crops like strawberries. Farmers can benefit by using drones to pick berries using an automated process. Automated systems improve productivity, resulting in speedier harvest operations. 

Regulatory bodies like Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have banned the use of drones keeping in mind the safety of citizens and difficulty of managing air traffic. Although, new rules created by the FAA permit the deployment of drones making it feasible for the unmanned aerial systems market. They have been ordered to stay below 500 feet from the air and delivering packages below 55 pounds. 

The unmanned aerial systems market will build highways in skies above in the coming future. Manufacturers need to collaborate and form standards to provide a base for the market. Drones can be employed in Alaskan oil fields and high utility wires. They have been used by the US Army for precision-strike missions and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) coverage. 

Reputed players of the unmanned aerial systems market are Lockheed Martin, Draganflyer, BAE Systems, Proxy Technologies, and AeroVironment.

Companies Profiled

- Market Leaders
- Lockheed Martin
- Textron
- Boeing / Insitu
- Northrop Grumman
- Draganflyer
- AeroVironment

Market Participants

- AeroVironment
- Finmeccanica
- MMist
- ASN Technologies
- General Atomics
- Northrop Grumman
- Aurora Flight
- Google
- Parrot/senseFly
- BAE Systems
- Integrated Dynamics
- Proxy Technologies
- Boeing L-3 Communications
- Scaled Composites
- Challis UAV Inc.
- Laser Motive
- Schiebel
- China Aerospace
- Lockheed Martin
- Textron i
- Draganflyer
- Marcus UAV

Key Topics

- Commercial Drones
- Drone Unmanned Aerial
- Systems (UAS)
- Drone 3D Mapping
- Drone Commercial Pipeline
- Observation
- Drone Border Patrol
- Drone Package Delivery
- Drone Photography
- Dronr Agriculture Aerial Refueling
 Table Of Content

COMMERCIAL DRONES, UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 33
Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 33
Commercial Drone UAS Challenges 39
Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 40
Commercial Drone Infrastructure Standards 44
Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 45
Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 47
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Total Forecasts 48

1. DRONES: COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS 50
1.1 Drones: Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Description 50
1.1.1 US FAA Issues 51
1.1.2 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 52
1.2 Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations 52
1.2.1 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing: 53
1.2.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling 53
1.2.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Capability and Payloads 53
1.2.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 55
1.2.5 Small and Micro-UASs 55
1.2.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance 56
1.2.7 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance 56
1.3 Georeferenced Imagery 58
1.3.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring 59
1.3.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping 60
1.3.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security 61
1.3.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research 63
1.4 Globalization and Technology 65
1.4.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies 65
1.4.2 UASs General Roles 65
1.5 Border Patrol: 66
1.6 Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For UASs 67

2. COMMERCIAL DRONES, UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS)MARKET SHARES AND FORECASTS 68
2.1 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 68
2.1.1 UAS Challenges 74
2.1.2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 75
2.1.3 Commercial Drone Infrastructure Standards 78
2.2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 79
2.2.1 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 83
2.2.2 BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations 84
2.2.3 AeroVironment's Extensive Operational Track Record 86
2.2.4 AeroVironment $11.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services 86
2.2.5 Textron /AAI 87
2.2.6 Textron Shadow® 90
2.2.7 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 91
2.2.8 Insitu 91
2.2.9 Draganflyer X4 UAV 92
2.2.10 Boeing Insitu 92
2.2.11 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 93
2.2.12 Proxy Aviation Systems 93
2.2.13 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 93
2.2.14 General Atomics Predator® UAS 94
2.2.15 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 96
2.2.16 Border Patrol / Law Enforcement Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 97
2.2.17 Package Delivery Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, 98
2.2.18 Google Package Delivery 99
2.2.19 Utility and Pipeline Inspection Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares100
2.2.20 Agricultural Inspection and Planting Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 104
2.2.21 Yamaha RMAX 106
2.2.22 Photography and Videography Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares109
2.3 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 110
2.3.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Total Forecasts 111
2.3.2 Small Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 114
2.3.1 Mid-Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 117
2.3.1 Small and Mid Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems 120
2.3.2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts by Sector 121
2.3.3 Commercial Drone UAS Wing Based Subsegments 131
2.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads 131
2.4.1 Composites Key to UAV Utility 132
2.5 Unmanned Airplane Regional Market Analysis 133
2.5.1 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent Of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On UAV Technology 135
2.5.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Industry Regional Summary 136
2.5.3 UAS Marketplace Moving Target 138
2.5.4 China 138

3. DRONES: COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 139
3.1 AeroVironment 139
3.1.1 BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations 139
3.1.2 AeroVironment and Commercial UAV 144
3.1.3 AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS 146
3.1.4 AeroVironment Raven 147
3.2 Textron Aerosonde 148
3.2.1 Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services 151
3.2.2 Textron Systems AAI 153
3.2.3 Textron Systems AAI RQ-7B Shadow® Tactical UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 154
3.2.4 Textron Systems AAI Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) 155
3.2.5 AAI Shadow 400 Unmanned Aircraft Deployed With Allied Naval Forces 156
3.2.6 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System 157
3.2.7 Textron 158
3.2.8 Textron Shadow® Reconnaissance, Surveillance 160
3.2.9 Textron Shadow® M2 162
3.2.10 Textron UAS Support 163
3.2.11 Textron UAS Training 165
3.2.12 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 166
3.2.13 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 167
3.2.14 Textron Systems AAI / Aerosonde® 169
3.2.15 Textron Systems AAI and Aeronautics Orbiter™ 169
3.2.16 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 170
3.2.17 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 170
3.2.18 Textron Systems AAI One System Remote Video Terminal 171
3.2.19 Textron Systems AAI Tactical Sensor Intelligence Sharing System 171
3.2.20 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) 173
3.2.21 Textron Systems Homeland Security 173
3.2.22 Nano Air Vehicle 177
3.3 Boeing 178
3.3.1 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter 178
3.3.2 Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 180
3.3.3 Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint UAS Solutions 181
3.4 BAE Systems 187
3.4.1 BAE Systems Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) 187
3.4.2 BAE Systems Compact Rotary Wing/UAV LDRF 188
3.4.3 BAE Systems Herti 188
3.4.4 BAE Systems Image Collection and Exploitation (ICE) Sensor Management System 190
3.4.5 BAE Systems Mantis 192
3.4.6 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 196
3.4.7 BAE Systems Taranis 199
3.4.8 BAE Systems Taranis - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) 200
3.4.9 BAE Systems Telemos 201
3.5 Aurora Flight Sciences Hale 203
3.5.1 Aurora SKATE - Small Unmanned Aircraft System 203
3.5.2 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle - Green Flight 204
3.5.3 Aurora's Excalibur 204
3.5.4 Aurora GoldenEye 80 - Small, Capable Surveillance UAS 205
3.5.5 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: UHATF 206
3.5.6 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion 210
3.5.7 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 212
3.5.8 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL 212
3.5.9 Aurora Flight Sciences Earth Science Applications 212
3.5.10 Aurora Small Unmanned Aerial Systems 217
3.5.11 Aurora Flight Sciences Skate 218
3.5.12 Aurora Tactical Systems 219
3.5.13 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP 220
3.5.14 Aurora Excalibur 223
3.5.15 Aurora GoldenEye 50 227
3.5.16 Aurora GoldenEye 80 228
3.5.17 System Description 230
3.6 L-3 Communications UAS APEX Programs 232
3.6.1 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 234
3.6.2 L-3 Communications Small Expendable Tube-Launched UAS 234
3.6.3 L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Programs 239
3.6.4 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius 241
3.6.5 L-3 Communications Cutlass 244
3.6.6 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Runway Operations 246
3.6.7 L-3 Communications Viking 300 Runway Operations 249
3.6.8 L-3 Communications Viking 400 250
3.6.9 L-3 Communications TigerShark 252
3.6.10 L-3 Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station 256
3.6.11 L-3 Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System (O-PALS) 258
3.6.12 L-3 Communications ISR Services 260
3.6.13 L-3 Communications System Integration and Technical Support 261
3.7 Challis Heliplane UAV Inc. 261
3.8 Draganfly Innovations Inc. 265
3.8.1 Draganflyer Guardian 265
3.8.2 Draganfly X4 266
3.8.3 Draganflyer X6 272
3.8.4 Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications 274
3.8.5 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications 275
3.8.6 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications 276
3.8.7 Draganflyer X8 279
3.9 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 281
3.9.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU) 282
3.10 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) Claw® Sensor Control 283
3.10.1 GA-ASI Athena RF Tag 290
3.10.2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - Predator® UAS 291
3.10.3 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - Gray Eagle™ UAS 293
3.11 Boeing / Insitu / Commercial 295
3.11.1 Insitu Arctic Ice Floe Monitoring 297
3.11.2 Insitu Mammal Monitoring 297
3.11.3 Insitu Pipeline Surveys 298
3.11.4 Insitu Power-Line Inspections 298
3.11.5 Insitu Geomagnetic Surveys 299
3.11.6 Insitu Commercial Fishing 299
3.11.7 Insitu Public Safety 299
3.11.8 Insitu Disaster Response 300
3.11.9 Insitu Search and Rescue 301
3.11.10 Insitu Port and Border Security 301
3.11.11 Insitu Communications Relay 302
3.11.12 Insitu Over-the-Horizon Sensing 302
3.11.13 Insitu Counter-Narcotics 303
3.11.14 Insitu Offshore Base 304
3.11.15 Insitu Defense 304
3.11.16 Insitu Payload Systems 305
3.11.17 Insitu Force Protection 306
3.11.18 Insitu Combined Arms 306
3.11.19 Insitu Research Future of UAS Operations and Technology 307
3.11.20 Insitu ICOMC2 Streamline Process 308
3.11.21 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Extends Drone Capabilities 309
3.11.22 Boeing / Insitu ScanEagle 313
3.11.23 Insitu Integrator 314
3.11.24 Insitu NightEagle 316
3.12 Integrated Dynamics 317
3.12.1 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 317
3.12.2 Integrated Dynamics Pride 319
3.12.3 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 321
3.12.4 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II 324
3.12.5 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 325
3.12.6 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V 326
3.12.7 Integrated Dynamics VISION UAV systems 327
3.12.8 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 329
3.12.9 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I 330
3.12.10 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I 331
3.12.11 Integrated Dynamics Vector 332
3.12.12 Integrated Dynamics Tornado 333
3.12.13 Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK - II 333
3.12.14 Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ - 1000 334
3.12.15 Integrated Dynamics Rover 335
3.12.16 Integrated Dynamics Explorer 336
3.13 MMIST Mist Mobility 336
3.13.1 MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV) 340
3.13.2 Sherpa Ranger / MMist 342
3.14 Marcus UAV Systems 350
3.14.1 Marcus Autopilots 352
3.15 Proxy Aviation Systems 353
3.15.1 Proxy PROTEUS™ 353
3.15.2 Proxy PACS 354
3.15.3 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Virtual Pilot / Virtual Operator 355
3.15.4 Proxy Cooperative Control/UDMS 356
3.15.5 Proxy SkyRaider 359
3.16 LaserMotive 362
3.16.1 LaserMotive UAV Power Links 362
3.16.2 LaserMotive Teams with Germany's Ascending Technologies 362
3.17 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600 363
3.17.1 Chinese Naval UAS 368
3.18 ASN Technology Group 368
3.19 Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle 369
3.20 Northrop Grumman / Scaled Composites 371
3.20.1 Proteus 371
3.21 Schiebel Camcopter S-100 371
3.21.1 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets: 372
3.22 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 $299, Flies Off a Roof 373
3.23 Google 374
3.23.1 Google Loon 375
3.23.2 Google Loon Balloon Project 377
3.23.3 Google Titan Aerospace 379
3.24 Facebook 381
3.25 Outernet Beamed Via Satellite 381
3.25.1 Outernet Mobile Cloud Network Infrastructure 384
3.26 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 384
3.26.1 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 386
3.26.2 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor IS Structure (ISIS) Concept of Operations 387
3.26.3 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 389
3.26.4 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Used By Commercial Operators 391
3.26.5 Lockheed Martin ARES 392
3.26.6 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 394
3.26.7 Lockheed Martin Fury 395
3.26.8 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 397
3.26.9 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 399
3.26.10 Lockheed Martin Marlin 400
3.26.11 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 402
3.26.12 Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS Package Delivery 404
3.26.13 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload 405
3.27 Northrop Grumman 407
3.27.1 Northrop Grumman MLB Company 407
3.27.2 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 408
3.27.3 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV 410
3.27.4 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV 413
3.27.5 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 416
3.27.6 Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems 418
3.27.7 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) 419
3.27.8 Northrop Grumman Firebird 421
3.27.9 Northrop Grumman Persistent Multiple Intelligence Gathering Air System 421
3.27.10 Northrop Grumman M324 UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) 422
3.27.11 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk 423
3.27.12 Northrop Grumman Drone Program Overview 423
3.27.13 Northrop Grumman Block 20 Global Hawk Specification 424
3.27.14 Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk® 424
3.27.15 Northrop Grumman Triton 426
3.27.16 Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Program: 426
3.27.17 Northrop Grumman Common Mission Management System (CMMS) 428
3.27.18 Northrop Grumman Solution 429
3.27.19 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk 430
3.27.20 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) RQ-4 Programs 430
3.27.21 Northrop Grumman GHMD (U.S. Navy 434
3.27.22 NASA Global Hawk (NASA Dryden) 434
3.27.23 NATO AGS (U.S. and Allied Nations) 438
3.27.24 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 442
3.27.25 Northrop Grumman Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System 443
3.28 General Atomics ® UAS 445
3.28.1 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 446
3.28.2 General Atomics Gray Eagle™ UAS 449
3.28.3 General Atomics Predator Jet Performance C Avenger® UAS 452
3.28.4 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1B Predator 455

4. COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) TECHNOLOGY 461
4.1 Learning to Fly a Hobby or Commercial Drone 461
4.1.1 US FAA Launches Drone Safety Campaign 462
4.2 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach 464
4.3 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture 471
4.4 Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems 472
4.4.1 AP 2000 473
4.4.2 AP 5000 473
4.4.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 473
4.4.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 474
4.4.5 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.) 476
4.5 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX) 476
4.5.1 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.) 477
4.6 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter) 477
4.6.1 Ground Control Stations 478
4.6.2 GCS 1200 478
4.6.3 GCS 2000 479
4.7 Antenna Tracking Systems 480
4.8 ATPS 1200 480
4.8.1 ATPS 2000 481
4.8.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads 482
4.8.3 GSP 100 483
4.8.4 GSP 900 484
4.8.5 GSP 1200 485
4.9 Civilian UAV’s - Rover Systemstm 485
4.10 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 486
4.10.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) 487
4.10.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) 487
4.10.3 Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS) 488
4.10.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS) 488
4.11 Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS) 490
4.12 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 491
4.12.1 Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance 492
4.12.2 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV) 493
4.12.3 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS) 494
4.12.4 Aurora Flare Planning 496
4.12.5 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion 499
4.12.6 Aurora Aerospace Electronics 501
4.12.7 Aurora is CTC-REF 501
4.13 Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR) 501
4.13.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES) 502
4.13.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES) 503
4.14 Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV) 504
4.14.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) 504
4.14.2 Low–design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe) 505
4.14.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO) 505
4.14.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM) 506
4.15 Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities 507
4.15.1 United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program 510
4.15.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program: 510
4.15.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives: 511
4.16 Search and Rescue (SAR) 511
4.17 L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS 513
4.18 L-3 Communications FlightTEK® SMC 515
4.18.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall 516
4.19 Draganflyer X4 Applications 517
4.19.1 Draganflyer X4 Large Project Management 518
4.19.2 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment 519
4.19.3 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Land and Equipment 522
4.19.4 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research 524
4.19.5 Aerial Archeology 525
4.19.6 Environmental Assessment 527
4.19.7 The Draganflyer X4 is Fun to Fly 529

5 DRONE COMPANY DESCRIPTION 534
5.1 AeroVironment 534
5.2 ASN Technologies 536
5.3 Aurora Flight 539
5.3.1 Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award 540
5.4 BAE Systems 540
5.5 Boeing 544
5.5.1 Boeing Commercial Airplanes 545
5.5.2 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 548
5.5.3 Boeing Capital Corporation 548
5.5.4 Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology 549
5.5.5 Boeing Shared Services Group 549
5.5.6 Boeing Revenue by Segment 550
5.5.7 Boeing / Insitu 550
5.5.8 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 552
5.6 Challis UAV Inc. 552
5.7 China Aerospace 552
5.7.1 China Aerospace CASC Space Technology 554
5.7.2 China Aerospace CASC Revenue 555
5.8 Draganflyer 556
5.8.1 DraganBot 557
5.8.2 Draganflyer ABEX Awards 559
5.9 Finmeccanica 560
5.9.1 DRS Technologies 561
5.10 General Atomics 563
5.11 Google 564
5.11.1 Google Revenue 564
5.11.2 Google Second Quarter 2013 Results 567
5.11.3 Google Revenues by Segment and Geography 570
5.11.4 Google / Boston Dynamics 570
5.11.5 Boston Dynamics 571
5.11.6 Boston Dynamics LS3 - Legged Squad Support Systems 573
5.11.7 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot 575
5.11.8 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot 577
5.11.9 Boston Dynamics BigDog 579
5.11.10 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot 580
5.11.11 Google Robotic Division 582
5.11.12 Google Self-Driving Car 582
5.11.13 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error 584
5.11.14 Google Business 585
5.11.15 Google Corporate Highlights 586
5.11.16 Google Search 587
5.12 Integrated Dynamics 588
5.13 L-3 Communications 590
5.13.1 L-3 Aerospace Systems 591
5.13.2 L-3 Electronic Systems 592
5.13.3 L-3 Communication Systems 592
5.13.4 L-3 National Security Solutions 592
5.13.5 L-3 Revenue by Segment 592
5.14 Laser Motive 593
5.15 Lockheed Martin 594
5.15.2 Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems 598
5.15.3 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue 598
5.15.4 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems 603
5.15.5 Lockheed Martin 606
5.16 Marcus UAV 607
5.17 MMist 607
5.16.1 MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System 608
5.16.2 MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) 608
5.17 Northrop Grumman 609
5.17.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 610
5.17.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 612
5.17.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 612
5.17.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 615
5.17.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 616
5.17.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 616
5.17.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 617
5.18 Parrot/senseFly 618
5.18.1 Parrot Group / senseFly 619
5.18.2 Parrot Group senseFly CTI Certified 620
5.19 Proxy Technologies 620
5.20 Scaled Composites 621
5.21 Schiebel 622
5.22 Textron 622
List of Tables

Table ES-1 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 35
Table ES-2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 36
Table ES-3 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 37
Table ES-4 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 38
Table ES-5 Commercial Drone UAS Features 39
Table ES-6 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 41
Table ES-7 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 42
Table ES-8 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 43
Table ES-9 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 44
Figure ES-10 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2014 46
Figure ES-11 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 49
Table 1-1 cAbility Of Commercial Drones UASs To Perform Delivery Function 54
Figure 1-2 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery 58
Table 1-3 Department of Transportation Applications 59
Table 1-4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored 61
Table 2-1 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 70
Table 2-2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 71
Table 2-3 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 72
Table 2-4 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 73
Table 2-5 Commercial Drone UAS Features 74
Table 2-6 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 76
Table 2-7 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 76
Table 2-8 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 77
Table 2-9 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 78
Figure 2-10 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2014 80
Table 2-11 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 81
Table 2-12 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 83
Figure 2-13 BP and AeroVironment Drone for Comprehensive GIS Services 85
Figure 2-14 AeroVironment Switchblade Tactical Missile System 87
Figure 2-15 Textron Shadow 90
Figure 2-16 General Atomics Predator UAS 94
Figure 2-17 General Atomics Predator B UAS 96
Table 2-18 Border Patrol / Law Enforcement Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 97
Table 2-19 Package Delivery Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 98
Table 2-20 Utility and Pipeline Inspection Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 101 
Figure 4-21 Draganflyer Pipeline / Hydro-Transmission Line Inspection 102
Table 2-22 Agricultural Inspection and Planting Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 105
Figure 2-23 Yamaha Helicopter Drone Spraying 107
Figure 2-24 Yamaha RMAX Helicopter Drones 108
Table 2-25 Photography and Videography Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares,Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 109
Figure 2-26 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 112
Figure 2-27 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 113
Table 2-28 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Markets, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2021 114
Figure 2-29 Small Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts, Dollars,Worldwide, 2015-2021 115
Figure 2-30 Small Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts,Units,Worldwide, 2015-2021 116
Figure 2-31 Mid Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 118
Figure 2-32 Mid-Range Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts,Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 119
Table 2-33 Small and Mid-Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 120
Table 2-34 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas,Border Patrol, Disaster Response, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 122
Table 2-35 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, Percent, Worldwide, 2015-2021 123
Table 2-36 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Applications, Dollars Worldwide, 2015 125
Figure 2-37 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars,2014 126
Figure 2-38 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars, 2021 127
Figure 2-39 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, 128 Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 128 
Figure 2-40 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, 129 Percent, Worldwide, 2015-2021 129
Figure 2-41 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014 133
Table 2-42 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2014 134
Figure 3-1 BP and AeroVironment Drone for Comprehensive GIS Services 140
Figure 3-2 AeroVironment Commercial UAV 144
Figure 3-3 AeroVironment UAS: Raven 147
Figure 3-4 AeroVironment Raven 148
Table 3-5 Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities 150
Table 3-6 Aerosonde Service Capabilities 152
Table 3-7 Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions 153
Figure 3-8 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 155
Figure 3-9 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System 157
Figure 3-10 Textron Shadow 160
Figure 3-11 Textron Shadow M2 162
Table 3-12 Textron Shadow M2 Features: 163
Table 3-13 Textron Drone Services Positioning 164
Table 3-14 Textron Training Domains And Capabilities 165
Table 3-15 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 167
Table 3-16 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 168
Figure 3-17 Textron Systems UAS: Wasp 172
Table 3-18 Textron Systems Global Observer System Homeland Security Functions 173
Table 3-19 Textron Systems Global Observer Features 176
Figure 3-20 Nano Air UAS Advanced Development Aircraft: 177
Figure 3-21 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 178
Figure 3-22 Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 180
Table 3-23 Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle In Service Views 182
Figure 3-24 Boeing ScanEagle 184
Figure 3-25 BAE Systems Compact Rotary Wing / UAV LDRF 188
Figure 3-26 BAE Systems Herti Next Generation Autonomous Air System 189
Table 3-27 BAE Systems Herti Key Roles 191
Table 3-28 BAE Systems Herti Key Specifications 192
Figure 3-29 BAE Systems MANTIS 192
Table 3-30 BAE Systems Mantis Functions 194
Figure 3-31 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 196
Table 3-32 BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions 198
Figure 3-33 BAE Systems Taranis 199
Figure 3-34 BAE Systems Telemos 201
Figure 3-35 Aurora Flight Sciences UAS 207
Table 3-36 Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs 209
Figure 3-37 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion 210
Figure 3-38 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD 211
Figure 3-39 Aurora Skate 218
Table 3-40 Aurora's Line of Tactical UAVs 219
Table 3-41 Aurora DA42 MPP Features 220
Table 3-42 Aurora DA42 MPP Features 221
Table 3-43 Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications 222
Figure 3-44 Aurora Excalibur 224
Table 3-45 Aurora GoldenEye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements 229
Figure 3-46 Aurora Flight Sciences GoldenEye 80 231
Figure 3-47 L-3 Communications APEX 232
Figure 3-48 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 234
Figure 3-49 L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching From Ground And Air Tubes 235
Table 3-50 L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching Alternatives 236
Table 3-51 L-3 Communications Cutlass Functions 237
Figure 3-52 L-3 Communications Cutlass 238
Figure 3-53 L-3 Communications Mid-Tier Filling The Gap Between Tactical And Male UAS239
Table3-54 L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Program Functions 240
Figure 3-55 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius 241
Table 3-56 L-3 Communications Mobius Proven Airframe Features 242
Figure 3-57 L-3 Communications Mobius™ 243
Figure 3-58 L-3 Communications Cutlass 244
Table 3-59 L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS Key Features 245
Table 3-61 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 300 Key Features 249
Table 3-62 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 400 Key Features 250
Table 3-63 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Key Features 252
Table 3-64 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Functions 254
Table 3-65 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station Key Features 256
Table 3-66 L-3 Unmanned Systems Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System Key Features 258
Table 3-67 L-3 Unmanned Systems ISR Services 260
Figure 3-68 Challis Heliplane 262
Figure 3-69 Challis CH-160 Heliplane Specifications 263
Figure 3-70 Challis Velocity Raptor Heliplane Specifications 264
Figure 3-71 Draganflyer Guardian 265
Figure 3-72 Draganflyer Camera 267
Figure 3-73 Draganflyer Camera Modules 268
Figure 3-74 Draganflyer Camera Operator Module 269
Figure 3-75 Draganflyer Hovering 270 Source: Draganflyer. 270
Figure 3-76 Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability 271 Source: Draganflyer. 271
Figure 3-77 Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter 272
Figure 3-78 Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame 273 Source: Draganflyer. 273
Figure 3-79 Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications 275
Figure 3-80 Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications 276
Figure 3-81 Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications 277
Figure 3-82 Draganflyer Tactical Surveillance 278
Figure 3-83 Draganflyer X8 Helicopter 279
Figure 3-84 DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades 280
Table 3-85 Griffin Eye Manned ISR System Claw® Sensor Control Functions 284
Figure 3-86 GA-ASI GMTI to EO/IR 285
Figure 3-87 GA-ASI Select targets by RCS or Size 285
Figure 3-88 GA-ASI Annotation of Sensor Products 286
Figure 3-89 GA-ASI Optical Change Detection 287
Figure 3-90 GA-ASI Aided Target Classification Based On Sensor Model 288
Figure 3-91 GA-ASI Multi-Spectral Image Viewer 289
Figure 3-92 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA-ASI Stealthy Blue Force Tracking Device 290
Table 3-93 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS Features 292
Table 3-94 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gray Eagle Features 294
Figure 3-95 Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation Platform 295
Table 3-96 Insitu Industry Standards Best Practices Partners 308
Table 3-97 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Capabilities 309
TABLE 3-98 Insitu ICOMC2 Technology Upgrade For Emergency Response 310
Figure 3-99 Insitu ScanEagle 313
Figure 3-100 Insitu Integrator Sustainment Operations 315
Figure 3-101 Insitu NightEagle 316
Figure 3-102 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 317
Figure 3-103 Integrated Dynamics Pride 319
Figure 3-104 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 321
Figure 3-105 Integrated Dynamics UAV Airframe Systems 323
Figure 3-106 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II 324
Figure 3-107 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 325
Figure 3-108 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V 326
Figure 3-109 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 329
Figure 3-110 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I 330
Figure 3-111 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I 331
Figure 3-112 Integrated Dynamics Vector 332
Figure 3-113 MMIST SnowGoose 338
Table 3-114 MMist CQ-10B advantages: 339
Table 3-115 MMist CQ-10 System 341
Figure 3-116 SherpaTM Ranger 343
Table 3-117 MMIST Shepra Characteristics 344
Table 3-118 Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units 346
Table 3-119 Sherpa™ Provider Advantages: 347
Figure 3-120 MMist Payload 349
Figure 3-121 Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems 351
Table 3-122 Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems Specifications: 352
Table 3-123 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Principal Subsystem Elements: 355
Table 3-124 Proxy SkyRaider Benefits: 360
Table 3-125 Proxy Aviation UAV capabilities 361
Figure 3-126 Chinese Jet-Powered WJ600 Chinese jet-powered WJ600
Figure 3-127 Chinese UAS 365
Table 3-128 Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone 366
Table 3-129 Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets 367
Figure 3-130 Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle 370
Table 3-131 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets: 372
Figure 3-132 Airborne Parrot 373
Figure 3-133 Airborne Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 374
Figure 3-134 Google Design Called A Tail Sitter, A Hybrid Of A Plane And A Helicopter 375
Figure 3-135 Project Loon Balloons Float In The Stratosphere 376
Figure 3-136 Google Loon Balloon 378
Figure 3-137 Google Titan Aerospace 379
Figure 3-138 Planet Lab CubeSats As Model for Outernet Beamed Via Satellite 382
Figure 3-139 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 384

Table 3-140 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System Features 385
Figure 3-141 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 386
Table 3-142 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Capabilities 388
Table 3-143 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Key Features 389
Table 3-144 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions 390
Figure 3-145 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 391
Figure 3-146 Lockheed Martin ARES 392
Figure 3-147 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 394
Figure 3-148 Lockheed Martin Fury 395
Table 3-149 Lockheed Martin Fury Features 396
Figure 3-150 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 397
Table 3-151 Expeditionary Ground Control System Modules: 398
Figure 3-152 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 399
Figure 3-153 Lockheed Martin Marlin 400
Figure 3-154 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 402
Figure 3-155 Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS 404
Table 3-156 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload Features 405
Table 3-157 Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Features 406
Figure 3-158 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 UAV 407
Table 3-159 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features 408
Table 3-160 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 Specifications 409
Figure 3-161 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV 410
Figure 3-162 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV Features 411
Table 3-163 Northrop Grumman Bat 4 Fully Integrated With Cloud Cap Technolgy Piccolo II Specifications 412
Figure 3-164 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV 413
Table 3-165 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Features 414
Table 3-166 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Specifications 414
Figure 3-167 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 416
Figure 3-168 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal Features 417
Table 3-169 Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications 417
Figure 3-170 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 419
Figure 3-171 Northrop Grumman Firebird 421
Figure 3-172 Northrop Grumman M324 UAS 422
Figure 3-173 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 423
Figure 3-174 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 426
Table 3-175 Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Specifications 427
Figure 3-176 Northrop Grumman CMMS 428
Figure 3-177 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) 431
Figure 3-178 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout 435
Table 3-179 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements: 436
Figure 3-180 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs: 437
Table 3-181 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications: 441
Table 3-182 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 442
Figure 3-183 Northrop Grumman Fire-X 443
Figure 3-184 General Atomics Predator UAS 445
Figure 3-185 General Atomics Predator B UAS 446
Table 3-186 General Atomics Predator B Multi-Mission Aircraft Features: 448
Figure 3-187 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 449
Figure 3-188 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits: 451
Figure 3-189 General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS 452
Figure 3-190 General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS Features: 454
Figure 3-191 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator 455
Figure 3-192 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Close-Up 456
Table 3-193 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS General Characteristics 459
Figure 4-1 Typical Hobby Commercial Drone 462
Table 4-2 US FAA Suggestions for Drone Pilot Training 463
Table 4-3 Drone Standards 464
Table 4-4 Drone Certification Standards 465
Figure 4-5 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution 466
Figure 4-6 UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture 467
Table 4-7 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment 468
Figure 4-8 UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects 469
Table 4-9 UAS Avionics Approach 470
Figure 4-10 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Features 471
Figure 4-11 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 491
Table 4-12 Aurora Development Capabilities 495
Table 4-13 Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems 497
Table 4-14 Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System 497
Table 4-15 Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues 498
Table 4-16 Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development 499
Table 4-17 Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030 508
Figure 4-18 Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft 509
Table 4-19 Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions 512
Table 4-20 L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features 513
Figure 4-21 linkTEK™ IDS 514
Table 4-22 FlightTEK Controls 515
Figure 4-23 Large Project Management 518
Figure 4-24 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment 519
Figure 4-25 Draganflyer Pipeline / Hydro-Transmission Line Inspection 520
Figure 4-26 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Fields and Crops 522
Figure 4-27 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research 524
Figure 4-28 Draganflyer Remote Aerial Archeology 525
Figure 4-29 Draganflyer Remote Environmental Assessment 527
Figure 4-30 Draganflyer Fun 529
Figure 4-31 Advanced Flight Entertainment 530
Table 4-32 Draganflyer RC Helicopter Aerial Photography and Videography Platform 532
Table 5-1 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Benefits 537
Table 5-2 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Target User Markets 538
Table 5-3 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Users 539
Table 5-4 Aurora Flight Core Values: 540
Table 5-5 BAE Systems Standards 541
Figure 5-6 BAE Systems Revenue in Defense Market 542
Table 5-7 Boeing Commercial Airplane Profile 546
Table 5-8 Boeing Commercial Airplane Installed Base Profile 547
Figure 5-9 Draganflyer Design 556
Figure 5-10 Draganflyer X6 558
Table 5-11  DRS Technologies Defense Technology Leading Market Positions 562
Figure 5-12 Boston Dynamic LS3 573
Figure 5-13 Boston Dynamic CHEETAH 575
Figure 5-14 Boston Dynamic Atlas 577
Figure 5-15 Boston Dynamic BigDog 579
Figure 5-16 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - 581
Table 5-17 Google Autonomous Vehicles Technology 583
Table 5-18 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Supply Source 589
Table 5-19 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Accessories 590
Table 5-20 L-3: Positioning 591
Figure 5-21 Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning 595
Table 5-22 Lockheed Martin's operating units 597
Figure 5-23 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning 599
Figure 5-24 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio 600
Figure 5-25 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift 601
Figure 5-26 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter 602
Figure 5-27 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio 603
Table 5-28 Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice 610
Figure 5-29 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments 613
Figure 5-30 Northrop Grumman Portfolio 614
Table 5-31 Proxy Technologies Done Potential Uses 621 5.20 Scaled Composites 621
Table 5-32 Textron Brands 623 



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