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Military Drones: Market Shares, Market Strategies, and Market Forecasts, 2015 to 2021

Published: Aug, 2015 | Pages: 881 | Publisher: WinterGreen Research
Industry: Public Sector | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Companies Profiled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Drone and Remote Control Company Description	702
5.1  AeroVironment			702
5.1.1   AeroVironment Financial Results For Its Third Quarter Ended January 31, 2015	707
5.2	ASN Technologies		707
5.3	Aurora Flight		710
5.3.1   Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award	711
5.4	Aviation Industry Corp (Avic)		711
5.4.1   Aviation Industry Corp / Thielert		712
5.5	BAE Systems		712
5.6	Boeing		717
5.6.1	Boeing 2015 Revenue		718
5.6.2	Boeing Commercial Airplanes		719
5.6.3   Boeing Defense, Space & Security		721
5.6.4	Boeing Capital Corporation		721
5.6.5   Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology	722
5.6.6   Boeing Shared Services Group		722
5.6.7	Boeing Revenue by Segment		723
5.6.8	Boeing / Insitu		724
5.6.9   Boeing Defense, Space & Security		725
5.7	Challis UAV Inc.		726
5.8	China Aerospace		726
5.8.1   China Aerospace CASC Space Technology	727
5.8.2  China Aerospace CASC Revenue		728
5.9	Denel Dynamics		728
5.10	DJI		729
5.11	Draganflyer		731
5.11.1	DraganBot		732
5.11.2	Draganflyer ABEX Awards		734
5.12	Finmeccanica		735
5.12.1	DRS Technologies	736
5.13	Flirtey	738
5.14	General Atomics	738
5.14.1	USAF awards Contracts to GA-ASI to convert 38 Reaper UASs to Extended Range Capability
configuration		740	
5.14.2  U.S. Air Force Plans for Extended-Range Reaper	742
5.15	General Dynamics	743
5.15.1	Sequester Mechanism	744
5.15.2	General Dynamics Revenue	745
5.15.3  General Dynamics Robotic Systems	746
5.15.4  General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision	746
5.15.5  General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing	747
5.15.6  General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development	747
5.16	Honeywell	749
5.16.1  Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone	750
5.16.2  Honeywell's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle RMUs	751
5.16.3	Honeywell Navigation	751
5.17	Integrated Dynamics	752
5.18	Israel Aerospace Industries	754
5.18.1	Israel Aerospace Industries MALAT Division	755
5.19	L-3 Communications	761
5.19.1	L3 Communications	761
5.21.2	L-3 Aerospace Systems	762
5.19.3	L-3 Electronic Systems	762
5.19.4	L-3 Communication Systems	762
5.21.5  L-3 National Security Solutions	763
5.21.6  L-3 Revenue by Segment	763
5.20	Laird / Cattron Group International	764
5.20.1	Cattron- Theimeg Branding	766
5.21	Laser Motive	768
5.22	Lockheed Martin	769
5.22.1  Lockheed Martin First Quarter 2015 Results	770
5.22.2  Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems	774
5.22.3  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue	774
5.22.4  Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems	779
5.22.5	Lockheed Martin	782
5.23	Marcus UAV	783
5.24	MMist	783
5.24.1  MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System	784
5.24.2  MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)	784
5.25	Northrop Grumman	785
5.25.1	Northrop Grumman Revenue	790
5.25.2	Northrop Grumman Remotec	790
5.25.3  Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company	791
5.25.4  Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment	793
5.25.5	Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry 
AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya	794
5.25.6	Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of 
Andros HD-1	794	
5.25.7  Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier	795
5.26	Parrot/senseFly	796
5.29.1 Parrot Group / senseFly	797
5.29.2  Parrot Group senseFly CTI Certified	798
5.30	Prox Dynamics	798
5.31	Proxy Technologies	799
5.32	RUAG Aerospace	800
5.33	Safran Morpho	804
5.33.1  Safron Morpho Identification Division		805
5.33.2  Safron Morpho e-Documents Division	812
5.33.3  Safron Morpho e-Documents Payments	812
5.33.4  Safron Morpho e-Documents Identity & Access Management	812
5.33.5  Safron Morpho Global Presence	813
5.33.6  Safron Morpho Detection Division	813
5.33.7  Safran Morpho Revenue 2015	817
5.33.8  Key figures for the first quarter of 2015	817
5.33.9  Safran Morpho Business highlights	817
5.33.10	Safron Security Revenue	820
5.34	SAIC	821
5.35	Scaled Composites	822
5.36	Schiebel	823
5.37	Textron	823
5.38	TRNDlabs	826
5.39	Wing Looong	827
5.27	Drone Market Participants WorldWIde	829
5.27.1	Military UAV Manufacturers	855
5.27.2	Top Drone Products	874
List of Tables and Figures	
Figure ES-1		65	
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk		65	
Table ES-2		67	
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions	67	
Table ES-3		68	
Military Drone UAS Challenges		68	
Figure ES-4		70	
Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	70	
Table ES-5		71	
Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	71	
Figure ES-6		73	
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	73	
Figure 1-1		80	
Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery	80	
Figure 2-1		84	
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk		84	
Table 2-2		86	
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions	86	
Table 2-3		87	
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features	87	
Table 2-4		88	
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks	88	
Table 2-5		89	
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits	89	
Table 2-6		90	
Military Drone UAS Challenges		90	
Table 2-7		94	
Military Drone Percent Market Share, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	94	
Figure 2-8		95	
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk		95	
Table 2-9		96	
Military Drone Benefits		96	
Table 2-10		97	
Military Drone Removal of Need For Onboard Pilot Benefits	97	
Table 2-11		98	
Table 2-12			99		
Military Drone Market Shifts			99		
Table 2-13			103	
Military Drone Market Driving Forces		103	
Figure 2-14			106	
Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	106	
Table 2-15			107	
Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	107	
Table 2-16	110	
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Features	110	
Table 2-17	111	
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Functions	111	
Figure 2-18	116	
Textron Shadow	116	
Figure 2-19	118	
Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV	118	
Figure 2-20	120	
Prox Dynamics AS Black Hornet Nano	120	
Table 2-21	122	
High-Altitude Surveillance Military Drones: Hawk and Reaper, Shadow and Scan Eagle, Heron	122
Table 2-22	123	
Mini and Personal Surveillance Military Drone Vendors	123	
Table 2-23	125	
Military Drone Market Shares by Segment: Procurement, Associated Services, R&D, Spending on	
Operations and Maintenance, Total Market Shares, And Military Drone Portion Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	125
Table 2-24	126	
Military Drone Systems, Drone Dollars, Services, R&D, Operations &	126	
Maintenance, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical	126	
and Mini, Market Shares, Dollars Shipped, Worldwide, 2014	126	
Table 2-25	127	
Military Drones and Their Vendors	127	
Table 2-26			129	
Military Persistent Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations &		
Maintenance, Market Shares, Dollars and Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014	129	
Table 2-27			130	
Military Penetrating Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations &	
Maintenance, Market Shares, Dollars and Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014	130	
Table 2-28			131	
Military Tactical Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance,
Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014		131
Table 2-29		132
Military Small Tactical Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations &
Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014	132
Table 2-30		133
Military Mini Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance,
Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014		133
Table 2-31		134
Military Drones: Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini Market Segment Unit Analysis,
2014		134
Table 2-32		135
Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and
Dollars, US, 2013 and 2014		135
Figure 2-33		137
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	137
Table 2-34		139
Military Drone Market Forecasts, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2015-2021		139
Table 2-35		141
Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of
World, Dollars, 2015-2021		141
Table 2-36		142
Military Drone Market Forecasts, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2015-2021		142
Figure 2-37		143
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014  143
Table 2-38		144
Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2014	144
Table 2-39		146
US Military Unmanned Aerial Systems Funding, RDTE, PROC, OM, Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2014-
2021		146
 Table 2-40		153
Military Drone Benefits		153
Figure 2-41		154
Inventory of Unmanned Aerial Integrated Systems	154
See table on next page		154
Table 2-42		157
US Drone Technology Innovation		157
Figure 2-43		158
US Drone Systems Roadmap		158
Figure 2-44		160
Unfunded US Drone Designs		160
Figure 2-45		163
US Military Attack Drone		163
Table 2-46		166
US Military Technology Investment		166
Table 2-47		167
US Military Technology Positioning		167
Figure 2-48		168
US Military Drone O&M Request		168
Table 2-49		172
Military Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific ,
Rest of World, Dollars,		172
2015-2021		172
Table 2-50		173
Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of
World, Dollars, 2015-2021		173
Figure 2-51		176
Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and
Dollars, US, 2013 and 2014		176
Table 2-53		180
US Air Force Drone Procurement Strategy		180
 Table 2-54		181
US Army Drone Procurement Strategy		181
Table 2-55		182
Illustrating US Army Drone Procurement Strategy	182
Table 2-56		183
US Air Force Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Strategy	183
Figure 2-57		184
US Navy X-47B UCLASS.		184
Table 2-58		185
US Drone Navy and Marines Strategies		185
Figure 2-59		186
US DARPA Ship Based Drone System		186
Figure 2-60		195
Russian S400 Triumf Anti-Aircraft System		195
Figure 2-61		197
US Military Modernization Budget 2016		197
Figure 2-62		198
US Department of Defense 2016 Program Acquisition Cost by Weapon System	198
Figure 2-63		199
US Department of Defense 2016 Program Acquisition Cost by Army Navy Air Force Weapon System 199
Table 2-64		200
Major Weapon Systems Budget Request		200
Figure 2-65		201
US Department of Defense 2016 Drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Budget Request	201
Figure 2-66		202
US Department of Defense Predator Weapon System	202
Figure 2-67		204
US Department of Defense Reaper Weapon System	204
Figure 2-68		206
US Department of Defense Global Hawk, Triton Weapon System	206
Figure 2-69		208
 US Department of Defense Shadow, Raven Weapon System	208
Figure 3-1		210
Boeing / Insitu Integrator System		210
Figure 3-2		211
Boeing / Insitu Integrator System Functions		211
Table 3-3		213
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter Features		213
Figure 3-4		214
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle	214
Figure 3-5		216
Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle		216
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		232
Insitu Industry Standards Best Practices Partners		232
Table 3-11		233
Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Capabilities	233
Table 3-12		234
Insitu ICOMC2 Technology Upgrade For Emergency Response	234
Figure 3-13		238
Insitu Integrator Sustainment Operations		238
Figure 3-14		239
Insitu NightEagle		239
Figure 3-15		240
AeroVironement Global Observer		240
 Table 3-16		241	
AeroVironement Global Observer Advanced Warning Factors	241	
Table 3-17		243	
AeroVironement Global Observer® System Applications	243	
Table 3-18		244	
AeroVironement Global Observer® System Target Markets	244	
Figure 3-19		245	
AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE		245	
Figure 3-20		247	
AeroVironement Wasp AE		247	
Figure 3-21		248	
AeroVironement Shrike VTOL		248	
Figure 3-22		250	
AeroVironement Ground Control System		250	
Figure 3-23		254	
AeroVironment UAS: Raven		254	
Figure 3-24		255	
AeroVironment Raven		255	
Figure 3-25		256	
Textron Shadow M2		256	
Table 3-26		257	
Textron Shadow M2 Features		257	
Table 3-27		258	
Textron One System Remote Video Terminal		258	
Figure 3-28		260	
Textron Universal Ground Control Station		260	
Table 3-29		261	
Textron Next-Generation Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) Features And Technologies	261
Table 3-30		263	
Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities	263	
Table 3-31		265	
 Aerosonde Service Capabilities		265
Table 3-32		266
Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions	266
Figure 3-33		269
Textron Systems AAI Shadow		269
Figure 3-34		271
Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System		271
Figure 3-35		274
Textron Shadow		274
Table 3-36		277
Textron Drone Services Positioning		277
Table 3-37		278
Textron Training Domains And Capabilities		278
Table 3-38		280
Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations		280
Table 3-39		281
Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals	281
Figure 3-40		285
Textron Systems UAS: Wasp		285
Figure 3-41		286
Nano Air UAS Advanced Development Aircraft:		286
Figure 3-42		288
BAE Systems Demon Designed To Fly Without Using Flaps, Elevators, Or Ailerons	288
Figure 3-43		289
BAE Systems Compact Laser Range Finder		289
Figure 3-44		291
BAE Systems Herti Next Generation Autonomous Air System	291
Table 3-45		293
BAE Systems Herti Key Roles		293
Table 3-46		294
BAE Systems Herti Key Specifications		294
 Figure 3-47	294
BAE Systems MANTIS	294
Table 3-48	296
BAE Systems Mantis Functions	296
Figure 3-49	298
BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores	298
Table 3-50	299
BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions	299
Figure 3-51	300
BAE Systems Taranis	300
Figure 3-52	302
BAE Systems Telemos	302
Figure 3-53	305
Aurora Flight Sciences Centaur OPA	305
Figure 3-54	306
Figure 3-55	308
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion	308
Figure 3-56	309
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD	309
Figure 3-57	311
Aurora Skate	312
Figure 3-58	313
Aurora Skate Flight Path	313
Figure 3-59		314
Aurora Skate Flying Indoors		314
Figure 3-60		316
 Aurora's HALE		316
Figure 3-61		317
Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle		317
Figure 3-62		320
Aurora Excalibur		320
Table 3-63		326
Aurora GoldenEye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements	326
Figure 3-64		328
Aurora Flight Sciences UAS		328
Table 3-65		329
Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs		329
Table 3-66		331
Aurora's Line of Tactical UAVs		331
Table 3-67		332
Aurora DA42 MPP Features		332
Table 3-68		333
Aurora DA42 MPP Features		333
Table 3-69		334
Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications		334
Figure 3-70		336
Aurora Flight Sciences GoldenEye 80		336
Figure 3-71		337
L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems	337
Table 3-72		339
L3 Cutlass Launch Formats		339
Figure 3-73		340
L-3 Communications Cutlass		340
Table 3-74		341
L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS Key Features	341
Figure 3-75		343
L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching From Ground And Air Tubes	343
 Table 3-76	344
L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching Alternatives	344
Table 3-77	345
L-3 Communications Cutlass Functions	345
Figure 3-78	346
L-3 Communications Cutlass	346
Figure 3-79	347
L-3 Communications Mid-Tier Filling The Gap Between Tactical And Male UAS	347
Table3-80	348
L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Program Functions	348
Figure 3-81	349
L-3 Communications APEX	349
Figure 3-82	351
L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius	351
Table 3-83	352
L-3 Communications Mobius Proven Airframe Features	352
Figure 3-84	353
L-3 Communications Mobius™	353
Table 3-85	354
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Key Features		354
Table 3-86		357
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 300 Key Features		357
Table 3-87		358
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 400 Key Features		358
 Table 3-88			360	
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Key Features			360	
Table 3-89			362	
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Functions	362	
Table 3-90			364	
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station Key Features	364
Table 3-91			366	
L-3 Unmanned Systems Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System Key Features
Table 3-92			368	
L-3 Unmanned Systems ISR Services			368	
Table 3-93			371	
Challis Heliplane UAV E950 Features			371	
Figure 3-94			372	
Challis Heliplane			372	
Figure 3-95			373	
Challis CH-160 Heliplane Specifications			373	
Figure 3-96			374	
Challis Velocity Raptor Heliplane Specifications			374	
Figure 3-97			377	
Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System			377	
Table 3-98			378	
Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) Functions		378	
Figure 3-99			379	
Draganflyer Guardian			379	
Figure 3-100			381	
Draganflyer Camera			381	
Figure 3-101			382	
Draganflyer Camera Modules			382	
Figure 3-102			383	
Draganflyer Camera Operator Module			383	
 Figure 3-103	384
Draganflyer Hovering	384
Source: Draganflyer.	384
Figure 3-104	385
Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability	385
Source: Draganflyer.	385
Figure 3-105	386
Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter	386
Figure 3-106	387
Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame	387
Source: Draganflyer.	387
Figure 3-107	389
Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications	389
Figure 3-108	390
Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications	390
Figure 3-109	391
Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications	391
Figure 3-110	392
Draganflyer Tactical Surveillance	392
Figure 3-111	393
Draganflyer X8 Helicopter	393
Figure 3-112	394
DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades	394
Figure 3-113	398
General Atomics Predator UAS	398
Figure 3-114	399
General Atomics Predator B UAS	399
Table 3-115		401
General Atomics Predator B Multi-Mission Aircraft Features:	401
Table 3-116		404
General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA Features/Benefits:	404
Figure 3-117		405
General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS		405
Figure 3-118		407
General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS Features:	407
Figure 3-119		408
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator		408
Figure 3-120		409
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Close-Up	409
Table 3-121		412
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B	412
Figure 3-122		413
 General Atomics Predator XP RPA		413
Table 3-123		416
General Atomics Predator XP Features/Benefits:		416
Figure 3-124		417
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS		417
Table 3-125		420
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits:	420
Figure 3-126		423
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS		423
Figure 3-127		425
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits:	425
Table 3-128		427
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gray Eagle Features	427
Table 3-129		428
Griffin Eye Manned ISR System Claw® Sensor Control Functions	428
Figure 3-130		429
GA-ASI GMTI to EO/IR		429
Figure 3-131		430
GA-ASI Select Targets by RCS or Size		430
Figure 3-149		430
GA-ASI Annotation of Sensor Products		430
Figure 3-132		431
GA-ASI Optical Change Detection		431
Figure 3-133		432
GA-ASI Aided Target Classification Based On Sensor Model	432
Figure 3-134		433
GA-ASI Multi-Spectral Image Viewer		433
Figure 3-135		434
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA-ASI Stealthy Blue Force Tracking Device	434
Figure 3-136		436
Integrated Dynamics Rover		436 
Figure 3-137				437
Integrated Dynamics Rover A View			437
Figure 3-138				438
Integrated Dynamics Explorer Drone			438
Figure 3-139				440
Integrated Dynamics Skycam				440
Figure 3-140				442
Integrated Dynamics Pride				442
Figure 3-141				444
Integrated Dynamics Spirit				444
Figure 3-142				446
Integrated Dynamics UAV Airframe Systems			446
Figure 3-143				447
Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II			447
Figure 3-144				448
Integrated Dynamics Hornet				448
Figure 3-145				449
Integrated Dynamics HAWK	MK - V			449
Figure 3-146				452
Integrated Dynamics VISION	MK I			452
Figure 3-147				453
Integrated Dynamics Vision	M K - I I			453
Figure 3-148				454
Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I	454
Figure 3-149				455
Integrated Dynamics Vector				455
Figure 3-150				459
MMIST SnowGoose				459
Table 3-151				461
MMist CQ-10B advantages:				461
 Table 3-152	462
MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)Functions	462
Table 3-153	464
MMist CQ-10 System	464
Figure 3-154	466
MMist SherpaTM Ranger	466
Table 3-155	467
MMIST Shepra Characteristics	467
Table 3-156	469
MMist Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units	469
Table 3-157	470
MMist Sherpa™ Provider Advantages:	470
Figure 3-158	472
MMist Payload	472
Figure 3-159	474
Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems	474
Table 3-160	475
Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems Specifications:	475
Table 3-161	478
The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Principal Subsystem Elements:	478
Table 3-162	483
Proxy SkyRaider Benefits:	483
Table 3-163	484
Proxy Aviation UAV capabilities	484
Figure 3-164	487
Figure 3-165		488	
Chinese UAS		488	
Table 3-166		489	
Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone		489	
Table 3-167		490	
Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets		490	
Figure 3-168		494	
Northrop Grumman Bat 3 UAV		494	
Table 3-169		495	
Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features		495	
Table 3-170		496	
Northrop Grumman Bat 3 Specifications		496	
Figure 3-171		497	
Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV		497	
Figure 3-172		498	
Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV Features		498	
Table 3-173		499	
Northrop Grumman Bat 4 Fully Integrated With Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo II Specifications	499
Figure 3-174		500	
Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV		500	
 Table 3-175	501
Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Features	501
Table 3-176	502
Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Specifications	502
Figure 3-177	503
Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal	503
Figure 3-178	504
Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal Features	504
Table 3-179	504
Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications	504
Figure 3-180	506
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System	506
Figure 3-181	508
Northrop Grumman Firebird	508
Figure 3-182	509
Northrop Grumman M324 UAS	509
Figure 3-183	510
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System	510
Figure 3-184	513
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System	513
Table 3-185	514
Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Specifications	514
Figure 3-186	515
Northrop Grumman CMMS	515
Figure 3-187		518
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force)		518
Figure 3-188		522
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout		522
Table 3-189		523
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements:	523
Figure 3-190		524
 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs:	524
Table 3-191	528
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications:	528
Table 3-192	529
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS	529
Figure 3-193	530
Northrop Grumman Fire-X	530
Table 3-194	533
Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets:	533
Figure 3-195	534
Airborne Parrot	534
Figure 3-196	535
Airborne Parrot AR.Drone 2.0	535
Figure 3-197	536
Google Design Called A Tail Sitter, A Hybrid Of A Plane And A Helicopter	536
Figure 3-198	537
Project Loon Balloons Float In The Stratosphere	537
Figure 3-199	539
Google Loon Balloon	539
Figure 3-200	540
Google Titan Aerospace	540
Figure 3-201	542
Lockheed Martin Ground Control System	542
Table 3-202	544
Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System Features	544
Figure 3-203	545
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS)	545
Table 3-204		547
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Capabilities	547
Table 3-205		548
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Key Features	548
Table 3-206		549
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions	549
Figure 3-207		550
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter		550
Figure 3-208		551
Lockheed Martin ARES	551
Figure 3-209	553
Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III	553
Figure 3-210	554
Lockheed Martin Fury	554
Table 3-211	555
Lockheed Martin Fury Features	555
Figure 3-212	556
Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System	556
Table 3-213	557
Expeditionary Ground Control System Modules:	557
Figure 3-214	558
Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System	558
Figure 3-215	559
Figure 3-216	561
Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System	561
Figure 3-217	563
Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS	563
Table 3-218		564
Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload Features	564
Table 3-219		565
Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Features	565
Figure 3-220		566
TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone		566
Table 3-221		567
TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone Features		567
Figure 3-222		568
DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone		568
Table 3-223		570
DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Powerful Mobile App	570
Table 3-224		571
DJI Industries Phantom Functions			571
Table 3-225			573
DJI Industries Phantom SKEYE Nano Drone Open Platform Apps Programming Functions	573
Figure 3-226			574
DJI Industries Inspire Drone			574
Table 3-227			575
DJI Industries Inspire Drone Features			575
Figure 3-228			576
DJI Industries Ronin-M			576
Table 3-229			578
DJI Industries Ronin-M Functions			578
Figure 3-230			579
DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+			579
Table 3-231			580
DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ Features			580
Figure 3-232			581
DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7			581
Table 3-233			582
DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 Features			582
Figure 3-234			583
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS			583
Table 3-235			584
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS Features		584
Table 3-236			585
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Missions			585
Table 3-237			586
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Benefits			586
Figure 3-238			587
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS			587
Table 3-239			589
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Features			589
Table 3-240		590
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Components:	590
Table 3-241		591
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-Mission, Multi-Role ISR System Features	591
Table 3-242		592
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System System Features 592
Figure 3-243		594
Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS		594
Table 3-244		595
Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS Functions		595
Figure 3-245		597
Denel Dynamics Skua		597
Table 3-246		598
Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone Features	598
Figure 3-247		600
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron		600
Table 3-248		601
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron Features And Capabilities:	601
Figure 3-249		602
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron		602
Table 3-250		604
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron Main Features:	604
Figure 3-251		605
Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter		605
Table 3-252		606
Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter System Features And Capabilities:	606
Figure 3-253		607
Israel Aerospace Industries Ranger		607
Table 3-254		608
Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Ranger System Main Features And Capabilities:	608
Figure 3-255		610
 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII		610	
Table 3-256		611	
Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII Multiple Operational Configurations	611	
Figure 3-257		612	
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS	612	
Table 3-258		613	
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Features		613	
Table 3-259		614	
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS Main Capabilities	614	
Table 3-260		615	
The Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Typical Missions	615	
Figure 3-261		616	
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS	616	
Table 3-262		617	
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS Features and Capabilities	617
Table 3-263		618	
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Typical Missions	618	
3.28	Safran		618	
Table 3-264		619	
Safran Drone Positioning		619	
Table 3-265		620	
Safran Drone Missions		620	
Figure 3-266		621	
Safran Tactical Drone Systems		621	
Figure 3-267		623	
Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone		623	
Figure 3-268		625	
Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper	625	
Figure 3-269		627	
Prox Dynamics AS Mini Protective Drone		627	
Figure 3-270		628	
DJI Phantom		628
Figure 3-271		629
DJI Inspire 1		629
Figure 3-272		630
DJI Ronin		630
Table 3-273		631
DJI Ronin Features		631
Table 4-1		632
Drone Standards		632
Table 4-2		633
Drone Certification Standards		633
Figure 4-3		634
UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution	634
Figure 4-4		635
UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture	635
Table 4-5		636
UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment	636
Figure 4-6		637
UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects	637
Table 4-7		638
UAS Avionics Approach		638
Table 4-8		640
Military Drone Technology Key Requirements		640
Figure 4-9		641
US Military DISA Drone Architecture		641
Figure 4-10		642
Drone Operational Architecture		642
Figure 4-11		646
Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Features		646
Figure 4-12		658
Vehicle Tracking And Antenna Positioning System That Utilizes Unique GPS	658
 Figure 4-13		668
Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control		668
Table 4-14		672
Aurora Development Capabilities		672
Table 4-15		674
Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems	674
Table 4-16		674
Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System	674
Table 4-17		675
Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues		675
Table 4-18		676
Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development		676
Table 4-19		685
Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030	685
Figure 4-20		686
Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft		686
Table 4-21		689
Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions		689
Table 4-22		690
L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features	690
Figure 4-23		691
linkTEK™ IDS		691
Table 4-24		692
FlightTEK Controls		692
Figure 4-25		695
Large Project Management		695
Figure 4-26		699
John Paul Jones US Navy Ship		699
Figure 4-27		700
Early US Navy Ship		700
Figure 4-28		701
 Early US Barbary Wars Show How to Fight Terrorism	701
Table 5-1		708
ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Benefits		708
Table 5-2		709
ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Target User Markets	709
Table 5-3		710
ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Users		710
Table 5-4		711
Aurora Flight Core Values:		711
Table 5-5		713
BAE Systems Standards		713
Figure 5-6		714
BAE Systems Revenue in Defense Market		714
Table 5-7		719
Boeing Commercial Airplane Profile		719
Table 5-8		720
Boeing Commercial Airplane Installed Base Profile	720
Figure 5-9		730
DJI Phantom		730
Figure 5-10		731
Draganflyer Design		731
Figure 5-11		733
Draganflyer X6		733
Table 5-12		737
DRS Technologies Defense Technology Leading Market Positions	737
Table 5-13		741
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range Aircraft	741
Figure 5-14		742
General Atomics Reaper		742
Figure 5-15		750
Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone		750
 Table 5-16		753
Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Supply Source	753
Table 5-17		754
Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Accessories	754
Table 5-18		755
Israel Aerospace Industries IAI / Malat Main Areas Of Activity	755
Figure 5-19		757
Israel Aerospace Industries Malat Division		757
Table 5-20		761
L-3: Positioning		761
Table 5-21		767
Laird / Cattron Group International Customers:		767
Figure 5-22		771
Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning		771
Table 5-23		773
Lockheed Martin's operating units		773
Figure 5-24		775
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning	775
Figure 5-25		776
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio		776
Figure 5-26		777
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift	777
Figure 5-27		778
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter		778
Figure 5-28		779
Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio		779
Table 5-29		790
Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice		790
Figure 5-30		791
Northrop Grumman Systems Segments		791
Figure 5-31		792
 Northrop Grumman Portfolio	792
Table 5-32	800
Proxy Technologies Deone Potential Uses	800
Figure 5-33	802
RUAG Aerospace Business Aviation	802
Figure 5-34	803
RUAG Aerospace Military Aviation	803
Table 5-35	804
Safran Morpho Profile	804
Table 5-36	805
Safron Morpho Technology Position In The Security Chain	805
Table 5-37	807
Safran Types of Threat Detection	807
Table 5-38	808
Safran Threat Detection Technologies	808
Figure 5-39	809
Safran Systems Deployed In The Field	809
Table 5-40	811
Safron Morpho Identification Division	811
Table 5-41	814
Safron Morpho e-Documents Divisions	814
Table 5-42	815
Safron Morpho Detection and Divisions	815
Table 5-43	824
Textron First Quarter 2015 Segment Results	824
Table 5-44	825
Textron Brands	825
Figure 5-45	828
Wing Loong Drone	828
 



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