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Military Drones Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022

Published: Apr, 2016 | Pages: 868 | Publisher: WinterGreen Research
Industry: Public Sector | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Military drones are flying cameras and flying weapons that can be remotely controlled.  Military drones are being used for lifting cameras above the ground so every person who wants it can use a camera to rise above the earth to look down from above can do military surveillance.   Each drone can choose thousands of vantage points, extending military strategic visualization beyond what has previously been possible.  

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. 

Drones are set to make every industry more productive with better, more flexible visualization.  Drone uses provide the prospect of trillions of dollars in economic growth.   Drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.   

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, “Use of military drones represents a key milestone in provision of value to every military in every country.  Customized camera configurations are used to take photos and videos with stunning accuracy and ideal representations of activity by an enemy.  Digital controls further automate flying, making ease of use and flight stability a reality.  New materials and new designs are bringing a transformation of military drones forward.  With further innovation, continued growth of military drone markets is assured.”  

The worldwide market for military drones at$4.4 billion worldwide in 2015 going to $6.8 billion by 2022.  Multiple applications drive market growth, applications in surveillance and bombing terrorists.  Lightweight military drones are used for visualization, attack drones are used in all manner of military maneuver, military drones are used for infrastructure surveillance, aerial mapping, and logistics delivery. 

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Companies Profiled

Market Leaders

    General Atomics
    Northrop Grumman
    Lockheed Martin
    Honeywell 
    Boeing / Insitu / L3
    AeroVironment
    China Aerospace
    BAE 
    IAI
    Raytheon
    Draganflyer

Market Participants

    AeroVironment
    Aeryon Labs
    ASN Technologies
    Aurora Flight
    Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC)
    BAE Systems
    Boeing
    Challis Inc.
    China Aerospace
    Cybaero
    Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations
    Denel Dynamics
    Drone Innovation Holding Company
    EHang
    Elbit Systems
    Enertis
    Finmeccanica
    Flirtey 
    FT Sistemas
    General Atomics
    General Dynamics
    Google
    GoPro
    Gryphon
    Honeywell
    Hubsan
    Integrated Dynamics
    Intel
    Israel Aerospace Industries
    Japan Drones
    Kratos
    L-3 Communications
    Laird / Cattron Group International
    Laser Motive
    Lockheed Martin
    Marcus UAV 
    MMist
    Northrop Grumman
    Prox Dynamics
    Proxy Technologies
    Roketsan
    RUAG Aerospace
    Safran Morpho
    SAIC
    Scaled Composites
    Schiebel
    Secom
    Textron
    TRNDlabs
    XAircraft
    Yuneec
    Wing Loong
    ZMP

    Key Topics
    Military Drones
    Commercial Drones
    Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
    Drone 3D Mapping
    Drone Commercial Pipeline Observation
    Drone Border Patrol
    Drone Package Delivery
    Drone Photography
    Drone Agriculture
    Aerial Refueling
    Autonomous systems
    Drones
    UAS
    Planes
    Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
    Drone 3D Mapping
    Drone Surveillance
    Military Drone Reconnisance
    Drone Intelligence
    Drone Missles
    Drone Launchers
    Aerial RefuelingLaw Enforcement Drones
    Video from the Air
    Delivery by Air
    Photography from the Air
    Military Mission Support
    Cameras On Stable Flying Platforms
    Package Delivery Systems
    3D Mapping
    UAV
 Table of Contents

Military Drone Executive Summary	48
Military Drone Market Driving Forces		48
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks	53
Countries with Military Drones		56
Military Drone Challenges		57
Military Drone Fleet Systems		58
Military Drone Infrastructure Standards	59
Military Drone Market Shares		59
Military Drone Market Forecasts		62

1. Military Drones: Market Description and Market Dynamics			68
1.1  Military Drones Definition		68
1.1.1  Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations	68
1.1.2  Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing:	68
1.1.3	Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling	69
1.1.4	Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Capability and Payloads  69
1.1.5  Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 69
1.1.6  Small and Micro-Military Drone UASs	70
1.1.7	Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance 70 
1.1.8  Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Military Surveillance	71
1.2	Georeferenced Imagery	72
1.3	Globalization and Technology	73
1.3.1	Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies	74
1.3.2	Drone UASs Military Roles	74
1.4	Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For Drone UASs 75 
1.5  Military Drones Sensors And Software	76
1.5.1	Smart Drones: MilitaryUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Description 76
1.6  Drone Enhanced Capability and Payloads	78
1.6.1  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience	80
1.6.2  Small and Micro-UAS Drones	80
1.6.3  Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance	80
1.6.4  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance	81
1.7  Georeferenced Imagery	82
1.7.1  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring	83
1.7.2  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping	85
1.7.3  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security	86
1.7.4  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research	88
1.8  Globalization and Technology	89
1.8.1  Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies	90
1.8.2	Drones General Roles	90
1.9  Border Patrol:	91
1.10 Development of Lighter Yet More Powerful Drone Power Sources	92

2. Military Drone Market Shares and Forecasts	93
2.1  Military Drone Market Driving Forces	93
2.1.1  Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks	99
2.1.2  Countries with Military Drones	102
2.1.3	Military Drone Challenges	103
2.1.4  Military Drone Fleet Systems	104
2.1.5  Military Drone Infrastructure Standards	105
2.2  Military Drone Market Shares	105
2.2.1  General Atomics Predator® UAS	109
2.2.2  General Atomics Predator® B UAS	111
2.2.3	Lockheed Martin	112
2.2.4  Northrop Grumman Fire Scout	113
2.2.5  Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter	114
2.2.6  Boeing Insitu Scan Eagle	115
2.2.7  Boeing Insitu Rapid Response Team	118
2.2.8  AeroVironment's Extensive Operational Track Record	118
2.2.9  AeroVironment $11.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services	119
2.2.10	Textron /AAI	120
2.2.11 Textron Shadow®	123
2.2.12	Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft	124
2.2.13	Intel / Ascending Technologies	124
2.2.14 Draganflyer X4 UAV	124
2.2.15 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations	125
2.2.16 Hubsan	125
2.2.17	Proxy Aviation Systems	126
2.2.18	Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly	126
2.2.19	Ascending Technologies Professional Line	128
2.2.20	AscTec for Professional Drone Users:	128
2.3  Military Drone Market Forecasts		129
2.3.1  Military Drone Market Segment Applications	132
2.4  Military Drone Market Segment Analysis	133
2.4.1  Military Penetrating Drone Systems	133
2.4.2  Military Persistent Drone Systems Market Shares	137
2.4.3  Military Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares	141
2.4.4  Military Small Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares and Forecasts 144
2.4.5  US Military Drone Sales by Drone Type and Vendor	148
2.4.6  Military Drones Market Analysis	153
2.4.7	Military Drone Crashes	155
2.4.8  Military Drone Crashes Database: 237 Drone Crashes	155
2.5  Drone Shipments	159
2.5.1  Drone Market Shares and Sector Forecasts	165
2.5.2	Drone Market Forecasts	167
2.5.3  Drone Aerial Systems by Sector	173
2.6  Nano Drones Applications	173
2.6.1	Drone Miniaturization	174
2.7  Follow Me Drones	175
2.7.1  US FAA Drone Permits	176
2.8  Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads	178
2.8.1  Composites Key to Utility	179
2.9  Military Drone Prices	179
2.10 Military Drone Regional Market Analysis	180
2.10.1 Smart Drone Military(UAV) Industry Regional Summary	183
2.10.2 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On Smart Drone Technology
184	
2.10.3 U.S. State Department Drone Export Guidelines	185
2.10.4 Canada		186
2.10.5 Europe		186
2.10.6 UK Trade in Drones		187
2.10.7 Drones for the Netherlands	188
2.10.8 Japan	188
2.10.9 Sony Drone Services	190
2.10.10 Japanese Drone Works Inside the Nuclear Power Plant	193
2.10.11 China	195
2.10.12 Chinese Smog-Fighting Drones That Spray Chemicals To Capture Air Pollution		197	
2.10.13 China Desires Exports, Steps Up Research In Military Drones	199
2.10.14 Chinese Drones	201
2.10.15 Singapore	202
2.10.16 Africa	203
2.10.17 Expansion of US Drone Base in Africa	204
2.10.18 Ethiopia	206
2.10.19 Brazil	206
2.10.20 Morocco	207
2.10.21 India	208
2.10.22 Turkey Domestically Produced Drone	208

3. Drones: Highways in the Sky Product Description	210
3.1	General Atomics	210
3.2	Honeywell	212
3.2.1  Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper	214
3.2.2  Honeywell RQ-16A Surveillance Drone	215
3.3	Boeing	215
3.3.1  Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter	216
3.3.2  Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint Solutions	218
3.3.3  Boeing / Insitu / Commercial	224
3.3.4  Insitu Arctic Ice Floe Monitoring	227
3.3.5	Insitu Over-the-Horizon Sensing	227
3.3.6	Insitu Counter-Narcotics	228
3.3.7	Insitu Offshore Base	229
3.3.8	Insitu Defense	229
3.3.9	Insitu Payload Systems	230
3.3.10	Insitu Force Protection	231
3.3.11 Insitu Combined Arms	231
3.3.12	Insitu Research Future of Operations and Technology	232
3.3.13	Insitu ICOMC2 Streamline Process	233
3.3.14	Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Extends Drone Capabilities 234 
3.3.15	Insitu NightEagle		238
3.4  AeroVironment		239
3.4.1	AeroVironement Global Observer	240
3.4.2	AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE	244
3.4.3	AeroVironement Wasp AE		246
3.4.4	AeroVironement Shrike VTOL		247
3.4.5	AeroVironement Ground Control System	249
3.4.6	BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, MilitaryUnmanned Aircraft Operations		250
3.4.7	AeroVironment Integrated LiDAR Sensor Payload	255
3.4.8	AeroVironment and MilitaryUAV	257
3.4.9	AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS	259
3.4.10 AeroVironment Raven		260
3.5  Elbit Systems Ltd		261
3.5.1  Elbit Systems Herrmes™ 900 - Multi-role, Multi- Payload Configurations Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE)		264
3.6  Textron		266
3.6.1	Textron Shadow M2		266
3.6.2	Textron Aerosonde		268
3.6.3  Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services	270
3.6.4  Textron Shadow® Reconnaissance, Surveillance	273
3.6.5  Textron Systems AAI / Aerosonde®		275
3.6.6  Textron Systems AAI and Aeronautics Orbiter™		276
3.6.7  Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals			276
3.6.8  Textron Systems AAI One System Remote Video Terminal		277
3.6.9  Textron Systems AAI Tactical Sensor Intelligence Sharing System	277
3.6.10 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)		278
3.6.11 Textron Systems Homeland Security		279
3.6.12	Nano Air Vehicle			283
3.7  BAE Systems			284
3.7.1  BAE Systems MIM500™ Series of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores	284
3.7.2	BAE Systems Taranis			287
3.8  Aurora Flight Sciences			288
3.8.1	Aurora Centaur			288
3.8.2	Aurora Orion			291
3.8.3  Aurora SKATE - Small Unmanned Aircraft System		294
3.8.4	Aurora's HALE			299
3.8.5  Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle - Green Flight		301
3.8.6	Aurora's Excalibur			303
3.8.7  Aurora GoldenEye 80 - Small, Capable Surveillance		307
3.8.8	Aurora GoldenEye 50			308
3.8.9	Aurora GoldenEye 80			309
3.8.10 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: UHATF		311
3.8.11	Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft		314
3.8.12	Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL		314
3.8.13	Aurora Flight Sciences Earth Science Applications		314
3.8.14 Aurora Small Unmanned Aerial Systems		319
3.8.15	Aurora Tactical Systems			320
3.8.16 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP			320
3.9	L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 326 
3.9.1	L-3 Cutlass Communications Small Expendable Tube-Launched UAS 326 
3.10 Draganfly Innovations Inc.		330
3.10.1	Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P		330
3.10.2 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System	332
3.10.3	Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS)	332
3.10.4	Draganflyer Guardian		334
3.10.5	Draganfly X4		336
3.10.6	Draganflyer X6		342
3.10.7	Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications	344
3.10.8 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications	345
3.10.9	Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications	346
3.10.10 Draganflyer X8		349
3.11 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations	351
3.11.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU)	352
3.12 Integrated Dynamics		354
3.12.1 Integrated Dynamics Rover		354
3.12.2	Integrated Dynamics Explorer	356
3.12.3 Integrated Dynamics Skycam		358
3.12.4	Integrated Dynamics Pride		360
3.12.5	Integrated Dynamics Spirit		362
3.12.6	Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II	365
3.12.7 Integrated Dynamics Hornet		366
3.12.8 Integrated Dynamics HAWK	MK - V	367
3.12.9 Integrated Dynamics VISION systems	368
3.12.10 Integrated Dynamics VISION	MK I	370
3.12.11 Integrated Dynamics Vision	M K - I I	371
3.12.12 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I	372			
3.12.13 Integrated Dynamics Vector		373
3.12.14 Integrated Dynamics Tornado		374
3.12.15 Integrated Dynamics Nishan	MK - II	375
3.12.16 Integrated Dynamics Nishan	TJ - 1000	375
3.13 MMIST Mist Mobility		376
3.13.1	Sherpa Ranger / MMist		383
3.14 Marcus Systems		391
3.14.1	Marcus Autopilots		393
3.15 Proxy Aviation Systems		394
3.15.1	Proxy PROTEUS™		394
3.15.2	Proxy PACS		395
3.15.3	The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Virtual Pilot / Virtual Operator	396			
3.15.4	Proxy Cooperative Control/UDMS	397
3.15.5	Proxy SkyRaider		400
3.16 LaserMotive		403
3.16.1	LaserMotive Power Links		403
3.16.2	LaserMotive Teams with Germany's Ascending Technologies	403
3.17 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600	404
3.17.1	Chinese Naval UAS		409
3.18 ASN Technology Group		409
3.19 Northrup Grumman		410
3.19.1	Northrop Grumman / Scaled Composites	414
3.19.2	Northrop Grumman Proteus		414
3.19.3	Northrop Grumman MLB Company	415
3.19.4	Northrop Grumman.Bat 3		416
3.19.5	Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal	417	
3.19.6	Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems	419
3.19.7	Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)	420
3.19.8	Northrop Grumman Firebird		421
3.19.9	Northrop Grumman Persistent Multiple Intelligence Gathering Air System	422			
3.19.10 Northrop Grumman M324 (Unmanned Aerial System)	422
3.19.11 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk	424
3.19.12 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk	424
3.19.13 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS	432
3.19.14 Northrop Grumman Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System	433			
3.20 Lockheed Martin Raven		435
3.20.1	Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS)	439
3.20.2	Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor IS Structure (ISIS) Concept of Operations	440			
3.20.3	Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter	442
3.20.4	Lockheed Martin K-MAX Used By Military Operators	444
3.20.5	Lockheed Martin ARES		445
3.20.6	Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III	447
3.20.7	Lockheed Martin Fury		448
3.20.8	Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System	450
3.20.9	Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System	452
3.20.10 Lockheed Martin Marlin		453
3.20.11 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System	455
3.20.12 Lockheed Martin Stalker Package Delivery	457
3.20.13 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload	458
3.21 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone		460
3.22 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS	462
3.22.1	Prox Dynamics AS		466
3.23 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS		467
3.23.1	Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System	468
3.23.2	Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 System	469
3.23.3	Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System	Features	470	
3.23.4	Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS	474
3.23.5	Denel Dynamics Skua	477
3.23.1	Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone	478
3.24 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Heron	480
3.24.1	IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron	482
3.24.2	Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter	485
3.24.3	Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Aerospace Ranger	487
3.24.4	Israel Aerospace Industries Scout	489
3.24.5	Israel Aerospace Industries Pioneer	489
3.24.6	Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII	490
3.24.7	Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS	492
3.24.8	Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 496 
3.25	Safran		498
3.25.1	Safran Patroller and Sperwer		502
3.26	Ascending Technologies		503
3.26.1	Ascending Technologies Professional Line	503
3.26.2	AscTec For Professional Drone Users:	503
3.26.3 AscTec Compliance		504
3.26.4	Ascending Technologies For Professional UAV	505
3.26.5 AscTec Falcon 8 + InspectionPRO	509
3.26.6 AscTec Falcon 8 + VideoEXPERT		511
3.26.7	AscTec Firefly		511
3.26.8	Technical Data – AscTec Firefly		511
3.27	Danish Aviation Systems		513
3.28	FT Sistemas		516
3.28.1	FT Sistemas Drone Applications		519
3.29 Roketsan Turkish Defense		522
3.30 Wingsland		523
3.31 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0		525
3.32 Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano:		527
3.33 senseFly eBee:		528
3.34 Ballistic UAV Game of Drones		528
3.35 Bluefin Robotics Bluefin 21:		529
3.36 Yuneec		529

4. Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology  530
4.1	Sense and Avoid Technology		530
4.1.1  Learning to Fly a Military Drone		530
4.1.2  US FAA Launches Drone Safety Campaign	531
4.2	UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach	532
4.3	Drone Regulation		540
4.3.1  Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA	543
4.3.2	Drone Exemptions		544
4.3.3  FAA Plans Final Regulation on Drone Use by Mid-2016	546
4.4	Military Drone Technology		546
4.4.1	Military Systems Interoperability	550
4.4.2  Drone Operational Benefits of Autonomy	551
4.5	Northrop Grumman.BAT Open Architecture	553
4.6	Integrated Dynamics Flight Tele Command & Control Systems	554
4.6.1	AP 2000		555
4.6.2	AP 5000		555
4.6.3  IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)	555
4.6.4  IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)	556
4.6.5  Portable Telecommand and Control System (P.T.C.S.)	558
4.7	Improved GPS Operations		558
4.8  Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX)		559
4.8.1  Portable Telecommand and Control System (P.T.C.S.)		560
4.9  IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter)		560
4.9.1	Ground Control Stations			561
4.9.2	GCS 1200			561
4.9.3	GCS 2000			562
4.10 Antenna Tracking Systems			562			
4.11.1	ATPS 2000			564
4.11.2	Gyro Stabilized Payloads			565
4.11.3 GSP 100			566
4.11.4	GSP 900			567
4.11.5	GSP 1200			568
4.12 IMSAR LLC Collision-Avoidance Radar Systems		568
4.13 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)		569
4.13.1	Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS)		570
4.13.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS)		570
4.13.3 Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS)	570
4.13.4	Airborne Tactical Server (ATS)			571
4.14 Cloud Computing and Multilayer Security		572
4.15 Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS)		573
4.15.1 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control		574
4.15.2 Aurora Guidance Sensors and Control Systems MAV Guidance	575
4.15.3	Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV)	576
4.15.4 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)	577
4.15.5	Aurora Flare Planning	579
4.15.6	Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion	582
4.15.7	Aurora Aerospace Electronics	584
4.15.8	Aurora is CTC-REF	584
4.16 Military Drone Hypersonic Aircraft Trends	584
4.16.1 Lockheed Martin Hypersonic Research and Development	585
4.17 Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR)		587
4.17.1	Rule-based Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES) 588 
4.17.2	Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES) 589 
4.18 Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV)	589
4.18.1	Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)	590
4.18.2	Low–Design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe)	590
4.18.3	Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)	591
4.18.4	Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules	(SWARM)	592	
4.19 Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities	593
4.19.1	United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS )Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program	596
4.19.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program	596
4.19.3	Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives:	597
4.20 Search and Rescue (SAR)	597
4.21 L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS	599
4.22 L-3 Communications FlightTEK® SMC	601
4.22.1	Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall	602
4.23 Danish Aviation Systems’		603
4.24 Drones Protect US Commerce and US Civilian Safety	604

5. Drone and Remote Control Company Description	606
5.1	AeroVironment		606
5.1.1	AeroVironment Revenue 2015		606
5.2	Aeryon Labs		610
5.2.1  Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)	611
5.3	ASN Technologies		612
5.4	Aurora Flight		614
5.4.1  Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award	615
5.5	Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC)		615
5.5.1  Aviation Industry Corp / Thielert	616
5.6	BAE Systems		617
5.7	Boeing		621
5.7.1	Boeing 2015 Revenue		622
5.7.2	Boeing Airplanes		624
5.7.3  Boeing Defense, Space & Security	627
5.7.4	Boeing Capital Corporation		627
5.7.5  Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology	628
5.7.6  Boeing Shared Services Group		628
5.7.7  Boeing Revenue by Segment		629
5.7.8	Boeing / Insitu		630
5.7.9  Boeing Defense, Space & Security	631
5.8	Challis Inc.		631
5.9	China Aerospace		632
5.9.1  China Aerospace CASC Space Technology	633
5.9.2  China Aerospace CASC Revenue	634
5.10 Cybaero		635
5.10.1	Cyphy Microfilament Technology	639
5.10.2	CyPhy Works Microfilament	640
5.11 Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations	641
5.11.1	Cyberhawk Innovations ROAV Inspection for The Offshore Oil & Gas Industry	643	
5.12 Denel Dynamics	645
5.13 Drone Innovation Holding Company	646
5.14 EHang	646
5.15 Elbit Systems Ltd	650
5.15.1	Elbit Systems Ltd (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and USVs (Unmanned Surface Vessels)	652
5.15.2	Elbit Systems Ltd Military Aircraft and Helicopter Systems	654
5.16 Enertis	655
5.17 Finmeccanica	656
5.17.1	DRS Technologies	657
5.18 Flirtey	659
5.19 FT Sistemas	659
5.20 General Atomics	659
5.20.1	USAF awards Contracts to GA-ASI to convert 38 Reaper UASs to Extended Range Capability configuration	661
5.20.2	U.S. Air Force Plans for Extended-Range Reaper	663
5.21 General Dynamics	664
5.21.1	Sequester Mechanism	665
5.21.2	General Dynamics Revenue	666
5.21.3	General Dynamics Robotic Systems	666
5.21.4	General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision	667
5.21.5	General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing	667
5.21.6	General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development 668
5.21.7	General Dynamics / Bluefin Robotics	669
5.22 Google		670
5.22.1 Google Revenue	673
5.22.2 Google Revenues by Segment and Geography	676
5.22.3 Google / Boston Dynamics	676
5.22.4 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot	679
5.22.5 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot	680
5.22.6 Boston Dynamics BigDog	682
5.22.7	Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot 683 
5.22.8	Google Robotic Division	685
5.22.9	Google Self-Driving Car	685
5.22.10 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error	687	
5.22.11 Google Business	688
5.22.12 Google Corporate Highlights	689
5.22.13 Google Search	690
5.23 GoPro	691
5.23.1	GoPro Second Quarter 2015 Highlights	693
5.23.2	GoPro Opular Mount	695
5.23.3	GoPro Revenue Surges 54% As It Gains Popularity Abroad	695
5.23.4	GoPro Acquires Kolor, A Virtual Reality Company	696
5.24 Gryphon	697
5.25 Honeywell	698
5.25.1	Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone	699
5.25.2	Honeywell's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle RMUs	700
5.25.3	Honeywell Navigation	701
5.26 Hubsan	702
5.27 Integrated Dynamics	703
5.28 Intel		705
5.28.1	Intel Company Strategy	707
5.28.2	Realsense Cameras And Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 709
5.28.3	Intel Capital			710
5.28.4	Intel / Ascending Technologies			711
5.28.5	Ascending Technologies			711
5.28.6	Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!		712
5.28.7	Ascending Technologies			713
5.28.8	Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly		714
5.28.9	Drone: Asctec Firefly with Intel Realsense		714
5.28.10 Ascending Technologies and Intel Collaboration to Develop Drone		
Collision Avoidance Technology			715
5.28.11 Ascending Technologies Asctec Firefly / Intel RealSense Camera	716
5.28.12 Intel Realsense Cameras and Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity	717				
5.28.13 AscTec Falcon 8			718
5.28.14 Topcon Distribution Partnership with Ascending Technologies	718
5.29 Israel Aerospace Industries			718
5.29.1	Israel Aerospace Industries MALAT Division		719
5.30 Japan Drones			724
5.31 Kratos			726
5.32 L-3 Communications			727
5.32.1 L3 Communications			727
5.32.2 L-3 Aerospace Systems			729
5.32.3	L-3 Electronic Systems			729
5.32.4 L-3 Communication Systems			729
5.32.5	L-3 National Security Solutions			729
5.32.6 L-3 Revenue by Segment			730
5.33 Laird / Cattron Group International			731
5.33.1 Cattron- Theimeg Branding			733
5.34 Laser Motive			735
5.35 Lockheed Martin	736
5.35.1	Lockheed Martin First Quarter 2015 Results	737
5.35.2	Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer	
Systems	741	
5.35.3	Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue	741
5.35.4	Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems	746
5.35.5	Lockheed Martin	749
5.36 Marcus UAV	750
5.37 MMist	750
5.37.1	MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System	751
5.37.2 MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)	751
5.38 Northrop Grumman	752
5.38.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue	757
5.38.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec	757
5.38.3	Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company	758
5.38.4	Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment	760
5.38.5	Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya	761
5.38.6	Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the
U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1	761
5.38.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier	762
5.39 Prox Dynamics	763
5.40 Proxy Technologies	765
5.41 Roketsan	766
5.42 RUAG Aerospace	766
5.43 Safran Morpho	770
5.43.1	Safron Morpho Identification Division	771
5.43.2	Safron Morpho e-Documents Division	778
5.43.3	Safron Morpho e-Documents Payments	778
5.43.4	Safron Morpho e-Documents Identity & Access Management	778
5.43.5 Safron Morpho Global Presence	779
5.43.6 Safron Morpho Detection Division	779
5.43.7 Safran Morpho Revenue 2015		783
5.43.8	Key figures for the first quarter of 2015	783
5.43.9 Safran Morpho Business		783
5.43.10 Safron Security Revenue		786
5.44 SAIC			787
5.45 Scaled Composites		788
5.46 Schiebel		789
5.47 Secom		790
5.47.1	Japanese Security Company To Offer Private Security Drones	790
5.48 Textron		792
5.49 TRNDlabs		795
5.50 XAircraft		795
5.51 Yuneec		798
5.52 Wing Loong		801
5.52.1 Wing Loong Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Drone	803
5.53 ZMP			803
5.54 Drone Market Participants WorldWide	805
5.54.1	Military Manufacturers		833
5.54.2 Top Drone Products		851
5.54.3 FAA Approved Drone Projects		852
List of Tables and Figures

Table ES-1		50
Military Drone Aircraft Benefits		50
Table ES-2		53
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions	53
Table ES-3		54
Military Drone Aerial Systems Features			54
Table ES-4			55
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks		55
Table ES-5			57
Military Drone Challenges			57
Figure ES-6			61
Military Drone Systems Market Shares, Dollars, 2015		61
Figure ES-7			63
Military Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022		63
Table ES-8			66
Leading Military Drones			66
Figure 1-1			73
Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery		73
Table 1-1			79
Ability Of MilitaryDrones To Perform Delivery Function		79
Figure 1-2			82
Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery		82
Table 1-3			84
Department of Transportation Applications		84
Table 1-4			86
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored	86
Table 2-1			96
Military Drone Aircraft Benefits			96
Table 2-2			99
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions		99
Table 2-3			100
Military Drone Aerial Systems Features			100
Table 2-4			101
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks		101
Table 2-5			103
Military Drone Challenges			103
Figure 2-6			107
Military Drone Systems Market Shares, Dollars, 2015		107
Table 2-7			108
Military Drone Systems, Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015		108
Figure 2-8	109
General Atomics Predator UAS	109
Figure 2-9	111
General Atomics Predator B UAS	111			
Figure 2-10		112
Lockheed Martin Drone		112
Figure 2-11		113
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout		113
Figure 2-12		114
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk		114
Figure 2-13		115
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle	115
Figure 2-14		117
Boeing Insitu Scan Eagle		117
Figure 2-15		119
AeroVironment Switchblade Tactical Missile System	119
Figure 2-16		121
Textron L-3WESCAM		121
Figure 2-17		123
Textron Shadow		123
Figure 2-18		127
Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly Smart Drone	127
Figure 2-19	128
Ascending Technologies Professional Line	128
Figure 2-20	130
Military Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022	130
Table 2-21	131
Military Drone Systems Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022	131
Table 2-22	132
Military Drone Market Segment Applications	132
Table 2-23	134
Military Penetrating Drone Systems Market Shares, Large, Units and Dollars,	
Worldwide, 2015	134
Figure 2-24	135
Military Penetrating Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022	135
Figure 2-25	136
Military Penetrating Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022	136
Table 2-26	138
Military Persistent Drone Systems Market Shares, Large Units and Dollars,	
Worldwide, 2015	138
Figure 2-27	138
Military Penetrating Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide,	139
2016-2022	139
Figure 2-28	139
Military Persistent Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022	140
Table 2-29	141
Military Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares, Units and Dollars, Worldwide,
2015	141	
Figure 2-30	142
Military Tactical Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide,	142
2016-2022	142
Figure 2-31	143
Military Tactical Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022	143
Table 2-32	145
Military Small Tactical Drone Systems Market Shares, Units and Dollars,	
Worldwide, 2015	145
Figure 2-33	146
Military Small Tactical Drones Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022	146
Figure 2-34			147
Military Small Tactical Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 147
Table 2-35			148
US Military Drone Sales by Drone Type and Vendor, 2015 Installed Base	148
Table 2-36			149
Military Drone Systems Segments, Penetrating, Persistent, Tactical, and Small		
Tactical Market Forecasts, Dollars, Units, and Percent, Worldwide, 2016-2022 149
Table 2-37			154
Leading Military Drones			154
Figure 2-38			156
Military Drone Crashes By Year			156
Figure 2-39			157
Military Drone Crashes By Arm of the Military		157
Figure 2-40			158
Military Drone Crashes By Geography			158
Figure 2-41			160
Drone Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022		160
Table 2-42			161
Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022		161
Table 2-43			161
Drone Systems Market Share Units, 2015			161
Figure 2-44			163
Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022		163
Figure 2-45			166
Drone Systems Market Shares, 2015			166
Figure 2-46			168
Drone Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022		168
Table 2-47			170
Drone Aerial Systems by Sector, Military, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol,
Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Disaster Response, Package Delivery,		
Photography, Videography, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022		170
Figure 2-48			172
Drone Systems, Low End, Mid Range and High End, Market Shares, Dollars,		
Worldwide, 2015			172
Table 2-49		174
Nano Drones Applications		174
Figure 2-50		177
DJI Share of FAA Drone Operations Exceptions	177
Figure 2-51		181
Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2015	181
Table 2-52		182
Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2015	182
Figure 2-53		189
Japanese Hexacopter Smart Drone		189
Figure 2-54		190
Sony Drone		191
Figure 2-55		193
Drone Model Envisaged For Work Inside The Reactor Buildings At The		
Crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant	193
Figure 2-56		200
Figure 2-57		205
Expansion of US Drone Base in Africa		205
Figure 3-1		210
General Atomics Predator UAS		210
Figure 3-2		212
Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone		212
Figure 3-3		214
Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper	214
Table 3-4		216
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter Features	216
Figure 3-5		217
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle	217
Table 3-6		218
Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle In Service Views		218
Figure 3-7		220
Boeing ScanEagle		220
Figure 3-8		223
Insitu ScanEagle		223
Figure 3-9		225
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation Platform	225
Table 3-10		233
Insitu Industry Standards Best Practices Partners	233
Table 3-11		234
Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Capabilities	234
Table 3-12		235
Insitu ICOMC2 Technology Upgrade For Emergency Response	235
Figure 3-13		238
Insitu NightEagle		238
Figure 3-14		239
AeroVironment Drone for Surveillance		239
Figure 3-15		240
AeroVironement Global Observer		240
Table 3-16		241
AeroVironement Global Observer Advanced Warning Factors	241
Table 3-17		242
AeroVironement Global Observer® System Applications	242
Table 3-18		243
AeroVironement Global Observer® System Target Markets	243
Figure 3-19		244
AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE		244
Figure 3-20		246
AeroVironement Wasp AE		246
Figure 3-21		247
AeroVironement Shrike VTOL		247
Figure 3-22		249
AeroVironement Ground Control System		249
Figure 3-23		251
BP and AeroVironment Drone for Comprehensive GIS Services	251
Table 3-24		254
AeroVironment BP Services		254
Table 3-25		255
AeroVironement BP Inspection of Critical Infrastructure	255
Figure 3-26		257
AeroVironment MilitaryUAV		257
Figure 3-27		260
AeroVironment UAS: Raven		260
Figure 3-28		261
AeroVironment Raven		261
Figure 3-29		262
Elbit Systems Herrmes™ 900 - Multi-role, Medium Altitude Long Endurance
(MALE) 262			
Table 3-30		263
Elbit Systems UAS		263
Figure 3-31		266
Textron Shadow M2		266
Table 3-32		267
Textron Shadow M2 Features		267
Table 3-33		269
Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities	269
Table 3-34		271
Aerosonde Service Capabilities		271
Table 3-35		272
Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions	272
Figure 3-36		273
Textron Shadow		273
Table 3-37		275
Textron Training Domains And Capabilities	275
Figure 3-38		278
Textron Systems UAS: Wasp		278
Table 3-39		279
Textron Systems Global Observer System Homeland Security Functions	279
Table 3-40		282
Textron Systems Global Observer Features	282
Figure 3-41		283
Nano Air Advanced Development Aircraft:	283
Figure 3-42		284
BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores	284
Table 3-43		286
BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions		286
Figure 3-44	287
BAE Systems Taranis	287
Figure 3-45	289
Aurora Flight Sciences Centaur OPA	289
Figure 3-46	290
Figure 3-47	292
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion	292
Figure 3-48	293
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD	293
Figure 3-49	295
Aurora Skate	295
Figure 3-50	297
Aurora Skate Flight Path	297			
Figure 3-51		298
Aurora Skate Flying Indoors		298
Figure 3-52		300
Aurora's HALE		300
Figure 3-53		301
Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle	301
Figure 3-54		304
Aurora Excalibur		304
Table 3-55		310
Aurora GoldenEye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements	310
Figure 3-56		311
Aurora Flight Sciences UAS		311
Table 3-57		313
Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs		313
Table 3-58		320
Aurora's Line of Tactical UAVs		320
Table 3-59		321
Aurora DA42 MPP Features		321
Table 3-60		322
Aurora DA42 MPP Features		322
Table 3-61		323
Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications		323
Figure 3-62		325
Aurora Flight Sciences GoldenEye 80		325
Table 3-63		327
L3 Cutlass Launch Formats		327
Figure 3-64		328
L-3 Communications Cutlass		328
Table 3-65		329
L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small Key Features	329
Figure 3-66		330
Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P		330
Figure 3-67		332
Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System	332
Table 3-68		333
Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) Functions	333
Figure 3-69		334
Draganflyer Guardian		334
Figure 3-70		336
Draganfly X4		336
Figure 3-71		337
Draganflyer Camera		337
Figure 3-72		338
Draganflyer Camera Modules		338
Figure 3-73		339
Draganflyer Camera Operator Module		339
Figure 3-74		340
Draganflyer Hovering		340
Source: Draganflyer.		340
Figure 3-75		341
Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability	341
Source: Draganflyer.		341
Figure 3-76		342
Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter	342
Figure 3-77		343
Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame		343
Source: Draganflyer.		343
Figure 3-78		345
Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications	345
Figure 3-79		346
Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications	346
Figure 3-80		347
Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications		347
Figure 3-81		348
Draganflyer Tactical Surveillance		348
Figure 3-82		349
Draganflyer X8 Helicopter		349
Figure 3-83		350
DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades	350
Figure 3-84		354
Integrated Dynamics Rover		354
Figure 3-85		355
Integrated Dynamics Rover A View		355
Figure 3-86		356
Integrated Dynamics Explorer Drone		356
Figure 3-87		358
Integrated Dynamics Skycam		358
Figure 3-88		360
Integrated Dynamics Pride		360
Figure 3-89		362
Integrated Dynamics Spirit		362
Figure 3-90		364
Integrated Dynamics Airframe Systems	364
Figure 3-91		365
Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II	365
Figure 3-93		366
Integrated Dynamics Hornet		366
Figure 3-93		367
Integrated Dynamics HAWK	MK - V	367
Figure 3-94		370
Integrated Dynamics VISION	MK I	370
Figure 3-95		371
Integrated Dynamics Vision	M K - I I	371
Figure 3-96		372
Integrated Dynamics S / Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K-I   372
Figure 3-97		373
Integrated Dynamics Vector		373
Figure 3-98		374
Integrated Dynamics Tornado	374
Figure 3-99		375
Integrated Dynamics Nishan	MK - II	375
Figure 3-100		375
Integrated Dynamics Nishan	TJ - 1000	375
Figure 3-101		378
MMIST SnowGoose		378
Table 3-102		379
MMist CQ-10B advantages:		379
Table 3-103		380
MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)Functions	380
Table 3-104		382
MMist CQ-10 System	382
Figure 3-105	384
MMist SherpaTM Ranger	384
Table 3-106	385
MMIST Shepra Characteristics	385
Table 3-107	387
MMist Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units	387
Table 3-108	388
MMist Sherpa™ Provider Advantages:	388
Figure 3-109	390
MMist Payload	390
Figure 3-110	392
Marcus Zephyr Airframes Systems	392
Table 3-111	393
Marcus Zephyr Airframes Systems Specifications:	393
Table 3-112	396
The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Principal Subsystem Elements: 396
Table 3-113	401
Proxy SkyRaider Benefits:	401
Table 3-114	402
Proxy Aviation capabilities	402
Figure 3-115	404
Figure 3-116	405
Chinese Jet-Powered WJ600 Chinese jet-powered WJ600	
Figure 3-117	406
Chinese UAS	406
Table 3-118	407
Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone	407
Table 3-119	408
Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets	408
Table 3-120	412
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Features	412
Table 3-121	413
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Functions	413
Figure 3-122	415
Northrop Grumman Bat 3	415
Table 3-123	416
Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features	416
Figure 3-124	417
Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal	417
Figure 3-125	418
Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal	
Features	418
Table 3-126	418
Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications	418
Figure 3-127	420
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System	420
Figure 3-128	421
Northrop Grumman Firebird	421
Figure 3-129	422
Northrop Grumman M324 UAS	422	
Figure 3-130	424
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System	424
Figure 3-131	425
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force)	425
Figure 3-132	428
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout	428
Table 3-133	429
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements:	429
Figure 3-134	430
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs:	430
Table 3-135	431
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications:	431
Table 3-136	432
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS	432
Figure 3-137	433
Northrop Grumman Fire-X	433
Figure 3-138	435
Lockheed Martin Raven	435
Figure 3-139	436
Lockheed Martin Ground Control System	436
Table 3-140	438
Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System Features	438
Figure 3-141	439
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS)	439
Table 3-142		441
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Capabilities	441
Table 3-143		442
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Key Features	442
Table 3-144		443
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions	443
Figure 3-145		444
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter	444
Figure 3-146		445
Lockheed Martin ARES		445
Figure 3-147		447
Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III	447	
Figure 3-148	448
Lockheed Martin Fury	448		
Table 3-149		449
Lockheed Martin Fury Features		449
Figure 3-150		450
Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System	450	
Table 3-151	451
Expeditionary Ground Control System Modules:	451
Figure 3-152	452
Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System	452		
Figure 3-153		453
Lockheed Martin Marlin	453
Figure 3-154	455
Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System	455
Figure 3-155	457
Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS	457
Table 3-156	458
Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload Features	458
Table 3-157	459
Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Features	459
Figure 3-158	460
TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone	460
Table 3-159	461
TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone Features	461
Figure 3-160	462
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS	462
Table 3-161	463
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS Features	463
Table 3-162	464
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Missions	464
Table 3-163	465
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Benefits	465
Figure 3-164	466
Prox Dynamics AS Mini Protective Drone	466
Figure 3-165	467
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS	467
Table 3-166			469
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Features			469
Table 3-167			470
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Components:
470				
Table 3-168			471
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-Mission, Multi-Role ISR System Features	471
Table 3-169			472
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System System		
Features			472
Figure 3-170			474
Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS			474
Table 3-171			475
Denel Dynamics Hungwe Functions			475
Figure 3-172			477
Denel Dynamics Skua			477
Table 3-173			478
Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone Features		478
Figure 3-174			480
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron			480
Table 3-175			481
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron Features And Capabilities:		481
Figure 3-176			482
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron			482
Table 3-177			484
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron Main Features:		484
Figure 3-178			485
Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter			485
Table 3-179			486
Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter System Features And Capabilities:		486
Figure 3-180			487
Israel Aerospace Industries Ranger			487
Table 3-181			488
Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Ranger System Main Features And			
Capabilities:			488
Figure 3-182			490
Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII		490
Table 3-183			491
Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII Multiple Operational Configurations
491				
Figure 3-184			492
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS		492
Table 3-185			493
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Features		493
Table 3-186			494
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Main Capabilities		494
Table 3-187			495
The Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Typical Missions		495
Figure 3-188			496
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS		496
Table 3-189			497
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini Features and		
Capabilities			497
Table 3-190			498
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Typical Missions	498
3.25 Safran			498
Table 3-191			499
Safran Drone Positioning			499
Table 3-192			500
Safran Drone Missions			500
Figure 3-193			501
Safran Tactical Drone Systems			501
Figure 3-194			502
Safran Patroller and Sperwer			502
Table 3-195			504
AscTec Drone Efficiency:			504
Professional Line			504
Figure 3-196			505
Table 3-197			506
Ascending Technologies. Professional Efficiency Benefits		506
Table 3-198		508
Ascending Technologies. UAV / / Drones		508
Figure 3-199		510
AscTec 360° Aerial Imaging & Panorama Experience	510
Figure 3-200		511
AscTec Firefly		511
Figure 3-201		513
Danish Aviation Systems Drones		513
Figure 3-202		514
eXom Danish Aviation System Mapping and Inspection Drone	514
Figure 3-203		516
Figure 3-204		517
FT Sistemas Drone Designs		517
Figure 3-205		518
FT Sistemas Naval Drone Designs		518
Figure 3-206		518
FT Sistemas RGB Drone Perspectives		518
Figure 3-207		519
FT Sistemas Drone Applications		519
Figure 3-208		520
FT Sistemas Brazilian Military Drones		520
Table 3-209		521
Brazilian Land Force FT100 Mission Targets	521
3.29 Roketsan Turkish Defense		522
Figure 3-210		522
Roketsan Bayraktar TB2		522
3.30 Wingsland		523
Figure 3-211		524
Wingsland Minivet FPV Quadcopter		524
3.31 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0		525
Figure 3-212		526
Ehang GhostDrone 2.0		526
Figure 3-213		527
Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 Smartphone Integration	527
Figure 4-1		531
Typical Hobby MilitaryDrone		531
Table 4-2		532
US FAA Suggestions for Drone Pilot Training	532
Table 4-3		533
Drone Standards		533
Table 4-4		534
Drone Certification Standards		534
Figure 4-5		535
UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution	535
Figure 4-6		536
UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture	536
Table 4-7		537
UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment	537
Figure 4-8		538
UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects	538
Table 4-9		539
UAS Avionics Approach		539
4.3  Drone Regulation		540
Figure 4-10		543
Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA		543
Table 4-11		547
Military Drone Technology Key Requirements	547
Figure 4-12		548
US Military DISA Drone Architecture		548
Figure 4-13		549
Drone Operational Architecture		549
Figure 4-14		553
Northrop Grumman.BAT Features		553
Figure 4-15		565
Vehicle Tracking And Antenna Positioning System That Utilizes Unique GPS  565
Figure 4-16		574
Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control		574
Table 4-17		578
Aurora Development Capabilities		578
Table 4-18		580
Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems	580
Table 4-19		580
Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System	580
Table 4-20		581
Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues	581
Table 4-21		582
Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development	582
Figure 4-22		586
Lockheed Martin Hypersonic Research		586
Table 4-23		594
Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030   594
Figure 4-24		595
Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft	595
Table 4-25		598
Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions		598
Table 4-26		599
L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features	599
Figure 4-27		600
linkTEK™ IDS		600
Table 4-28		601
FlightTEK Controls		601
Figure 4-29		604
Danish Aviation Systems Drones		604
Table 5-1		612
ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Benefits		612
Table 5-2		613
ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Target User Markets	613
Table 5-3		614
ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Users		614
Table 5-4		615
Aurora Flight Core Values:		615
Table 5-5		620
BAE Systems Standards		620
Table 5-6		625
Boeing Civilian Airplane Profile		625
Table 5-7		626
Boeing Civilian Airplane Installed Base Profile	626
Figure 5-8		636
Cyphy Drone Flyer		636
Table 5-9		638
Cyphy Pocket Flyer Key Benefits		638
Table 5-10		639
Cyphy Pocket Flyer Specifications		639
Figure 5-11		641
Cyphy Spooling Microfilament		641
Figure 5-12		643
Cyberhawk Innovations Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Drone Inspection	643
Figure 5-13		648
Ehang GhostDrone 2.0		648
Figure 5-14		649
Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 Smartphone Integration	649
Figure 5-15		655
Enertis International Presence		655
Table 5-16		658
DRS Technologies Defense Technology Leading Market Positions	658
5.19 FT Sistemas		659
Figure 5-17		661
General Atomics Reaper UASs Reaper Reachback	661
Figure 5-18		662
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range
Aircraft		662
Figure 5-19		663
General Atomics Reaper		663
Figure 5-20		677
Boston Dynamic LS3		677
Figure 5-21		679
Boston Dynamic CHEETAH		679
Figure 5-22		680
Boston Dynamic Atlas		680
Figure 5-23		682
Boston Dynamic BigDog		682
Figure 5-24		684
Boston Dynamics LittleDog -		684
Table 5-25		686
Google Autonomous Vehicles Technology		686
Figure 5-26		694
GoPro Cameras		694
Figure 5-27		697
Gryphon Distribution Locations		697
Figure 5-28		698
Gryphon Drones		698
Figure 5-29		699
Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone		699
Figure 5-30		702
Hubsan Drones		702
Table 5-31		704
Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Supply Source	704
Table 5-32		705
Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Accessories	705
Table 5-33		712
Ascending Technologies Developments		712
Table 5-34		719
Israel Aerospace Industries IAI / Malat Main Areas Of Activity	719
Figure 5-35		721
Israel Aerospace Industries Malat Division	721
Figure 5-36		726
Kratos' Unmanned Systems		726
Table 5-37		728
L-3: Positioning		728
Table 5-38		734
Laird / Cattron Group International Customers:	734
Figure 5-39		738
Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning		738
Table 5-40		740
Lockheed Martin's operating units		740
Figure 5-41		742
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning	742
Figure 5-42		743
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio	743
Figure 5-43		744
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift	744
Figure 5-44		745
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter	745
Figure 5-45		746
Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio	746
Table 5-46		757
Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice		757
Figure 5-47		758
Northrop Grumman Systems Segments		758
Figure 5-48		759
Northrop Grumman Portfolio		759
Table 5-49		766
Proxy Technologies Deone Potential Uses		766
5.41 Roketsan		766
Figure 5-50		768
RUAG Aerospace Business Aviation		768
Figure 5-51		769
RUAG Aerospace Military Aviation		769
Table 5-52		770
Safran Morpho Profile		770
Table 5-53		771
Safron Morpho Technology Position In The Security Chain	771
Table 5-54		773
Safran Types of Threat Detection		773
Table 5-55		774
Safran Threat Detection Technologies		774
Figure 5-56		775
Safran Systems Deployed In The Field		775
Table 5-57		777
Safron Morpho Identification Division		777
Table 5-58	780
Safron Morpho e-Documents Divisions	780
Table 5-59	781
Safron Morpho Detection and Divisions	781
Figure 5-60	790
Japanese Security Company To Offer Private Security Drones	790
Table 5-61	792
Textron First Quarter 2015 Segment Results	792
Table 5-62	794
Textron Brands	794
Figure 5-63	796
Xaircraft X	796
Figure 5-64	797
Xaircraft X Camera	797
Figure 5-65	799
Yuneec Drone	799
Table 5-66	800
Yuneec Hobby RC Fixed Wing Aircraft	800
Figure 5-67	802
Wing Loong Drone	802
Figure 5-68	804
Sony Autonomous VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) Drone Unmanned Aircraft 804 



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