Global Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) for Defense and Security: Market and Technology Forecast to 2030 –

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The report “Defense and Security Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) – Market and Technology Forecast to 2030” has been added to offer.

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) are part of the Maritime Unmanned Systems (UMS) market. Although such systems have been in use for decades, global security, technological developments and new operating concepts have been the driving force behind the expansion of the market.

More recently, several large naval forces have developed or experimented with extra-large UUVs and how these could be of use to them in real-world combat scenarios. These systems can take on a wide range of tasks, such as ISR, homeland security, ASW, and oceanography, while also being viewed as weapon platforms.

UUVs are an integral part of the operations of many naval forces. They have been used extensively in mine action missions, but it has only been a few years since some countries have considered their use as part of a larger system that also includes the use of USV.

Nevertheless, technological developments in the fields of autonomy, batteries and energy management, underwater telecommunications, underwater recharging, sensors, and especially Artificial Intelligence, will energize this market.

The current global security environment poses many challenges both in the form of asymmetric threats and peer-to-peer confrontations. Needing to deploy disruptive technologies as soon as possible and to bring personnel out of harm’s way, navies have the ideal tool set in the form of UUVs.

With most of the Earth’s surface covered by water, with around 40% of the population living near coasts, with many energy resources found in the sea and shipping being the arteries of global trade, the market for UUV is indeed promising.

Recognizing the market potential and the R&D funds invested in new systems and technologies, large defense contractors are positioning themselves by buying out smaller companies. With all of the consolidation activity going on, there are business opportunities for all sizes of businesses.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the Military Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) market from 2018 to 2025 in terms of service systems and requirements by countries, development programs, available products, leading companies and opportunities for manufacturers.

The global military UUV market is expected to reach US $ 10.17 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 10.2% over the period 2022-2030.

Covered in this study:

  • Global market share assessments for all types in delivered numbers and value for 2018 to 2025.

  • Market share assessments by segments and regions for 2018 to 2025.

  • Overview of global security issues, defense budgets, spending patterns and their impact on the purchase of UUV systems.

  • Focus on American, Russian and European R&D and procurement programs.

  • Market dynamics: an overview of the latest technological developments in the UUV market and countries that are changing their preferences, are able to absorb the new technology and adapt the way they operate.

  • Roles for all types: overview of how UUV systems can fit into a concept of military or security operations and how they constitute a revolution in military affairs.

  • Main trends in UUV military technology.

  • Market Trends: Analysis of Drivers, Inhibitors, and Porter’s 5 Segments and Recommendations for Businesses Wanting to Stay ahead of the Competition.

  • Profiles of major companies, including financial information, strategic alliances and recent contracts won.

Geographic coverage

  • Revenue and / or volume of the US military and security USV market;

  • Sales and / or volume of the USV military and security market in Europe;

  • Revenue and / or volume of the USV military and security market in the Middle East and Asia;

  • Revenue and / or volume of the military drones market in Africa.

Types of coverage

  • Unmanned underwater vehicles for defense and security.

  • Unmanned underwater vehicles as part of integrated UMV systems.

  • Unmanned surface vehicles for countering maritime mines; anti-submarine warfare; Security and other missions.

  • Market segments: Supply, O&M and R&D.

  • Scenarios.

Key suppliers

  • Boeing

  • Lockheed Martin

  • ECA Group

  • L3Harris Technologies

  • Electronic Atlas

  • Naval group

  • Saab

  • iXblue

  • Hanwha Systems

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Who is this report for? This report is essential, especially if you are one of the following:

  • Business leaders and business developers

  • Market analysts

  • Government and military decision-makers

  • Component manufacturers

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