Unmanned ground vehicle market worth $2.63B by 2021

February 23, 2017  - By

The unmanned ground vehicle market (UGV) is estimated to be valued at $1.49 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $2.63 billion by 2021 with a CAGR of 12.14 percent during the forecast period, according to a new market report.

The report, published by MarketsandMarkets, examines the unmanned ground vehicle market (UGV). The base year considered for the study is 2015, and the forecast period is 2016 to 2021.

The title of the report is “Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market by Application (Defense-ISR, EOD, Crew Integration, Commercial-Agriculture, Field, Domestic, Transportation), Mobility (Wheeled, Tracked), Size, Component, Modes of Operation, Payload & Region — Global Forecast to 2021.” The 193-report includes an in-depth table of contents, 86 market data tables and 64 figures.

The increasing demand for UGVs in the commercial and defense sectors and technological innovations that have created a demand for UGVs to perform complex operations with minimal human intervention and better safety are the major factors driving the UGV market, according to the company’s analysts.

A PDF brochure about the report is available here.

Commercial segment to dominate

Based on application, the UGV market has been segmented into commercial and defense. The commercial segment of the UGV market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR till 2021. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for domestic and industrial UGVs.

Based on size, the unmanned ground vehicle market has been segmented into micro UGVs, small UGVs, medium UGVs, and large UGVs. The small UGV segment of the unmanned ground vehicle market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The demand for small UGVs from both the commercial and defense sectors for their capabilities has enhanced the growth of this segment.

Wheeled UGV and tracked UGV have been considered under the mobility segment of the unmanned ground vehicle market wherein the tracked UGV segment is projected to grow at the highest growth rate. Tracked UGVs are more versatile than wheeled UGVs as they can be operated on difficult terrains and can carry higher amounts of loads, thus leading to its higher demand.

Autonomous mode

In 2012, a second unmanned MTVR was built to evaluate multiple UGVs supervised by a single operator.

In 2012, a second unmanned MTVR was built to evaluate multiple UGVs supervised by a single operator.

The unmanned ground vehicle market is segmented into tethered, tele operated, semi- autonomous and autonomous, based on mode of operation. The autonomous segment is estimated to have the largest share with the highest CAGR in this segment during the forecast period due to their capability of operating without any human intervention.

The software component segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period compared to the hardware segment as the customers are looking for sophisticated UGVs, which require advanced software systems.

The UGV market Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The rapid growth of the Asia-Pacific market can be attributed to the increasing investments to develop UGVs for defense as well as commercial applications. The investments are mainly driven by the developments in China, India, Japan and South Korea, which are among the fastest-emerging economies in the world.

Major players

The major players in this market have been identified to be QinetiQ Group Plc. (U.K.), iRobot (U.S.), Northrop Grumman (U.S.), Oshkosh Corporation (U.S.) and Lockheed Martin (U.S.), among others.

The report segments and analyzes the unmanned ground vehicle market on the basis of mode of operations (tethered, tele-operated, semi-autonomous and autonomous), mobility (wheeled and tracked), size (micro, small, medium and large), payload (sensors, lasers, camera, radars and others), application (defense and commercial), and component (hardware and software) and maps these segments and sub-segments across the major regions of the world, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the rest of the world (comprising Latin America and Africa). Brief information on the research methodology for the report can be found in the report description provided on website.

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