Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market to See Explosive Growth, Increase Over 700% by 2018

As UAS technology trickles down from the military into commercial applications, know which sectors are poised to grow the fastest will help businesses stay ahead of the market and capitalize on the coming expansion.

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 30, 2012 -- Battlefield technology has always found pathways to Wall Street, as businesses find novel applications for military innovations. Cell phones and GPS devices, for example, were developed with military uses in mind, but developed into significant commercial technologies, eventually becoming ubiquitous even in civilian life. While Unmanned Aerial Systems may not become as prevalent in civilian life, commercial uses for this previously military-exclusive technology is are becoming more clear and prevalent.

New market research available from Global Information Inc provides insight into how this market will play out in the future. This, and other research on military hardware, will help businesses, investors, governments, and watch-dogs keep well ahead of the market as it emerges.

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

WinterGreen Research has published a new study on Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, for 2012 to 2018. This study has 794 pages, and 288 tables and figures offering a perspective on worldwide markets that are poised to achieve significant growth as the commercial unmanned aerial systems provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic mapping and first responder support.

Drones have made their mark as military air force units for air strikes, but they promise to be aircraft with multiple commercial uses. They are used by governments. Human rights activists, environmental groups and journalists are using drones in their work. Drones can fly above news events to capture images that reporters may not be able to get close to on the ground.

As with all military technology, the UAS is evolving commercial uses. While much of the spending on the high tech units is still military spending, there are smaller more affordable units that are evolving a market presence in commercial UAS.

Unmanned aircraft systems promise to achieve a more significant aspect of commercial presence. Markets at $363.7 million are anticipated to reach $2.8 billion by 2018. Growth will come as the lighter and less expensive devices are performing commercial tasks remotely, with less cost and more versatility than is available in any other manner.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

The Global Armored Vehicles MRO Market 2012-2022

The demand for armored vehicles MRO services is anticipated to be driven by aging military equipment globally, technological innovations in the industry, internal and external security threats, territorial disputes and modernization initiatives undertaken by armed forces across the world. The expenditure in this segment during the forecast period is expected to be dominated by North America, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. Despite the economic crisis in Europe, Europe's share of the global market is projected to increase during the forecast period, albeit marginally due to the scheduled deployment of various modernization programs which had been initiated in previous years

This report is the result of ICD Research / Strategic Defence Intelligence's extensive market and company research covering the global armored vehicles MRO industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Analysis of the DoD Ground Combat Vehicle Market

This research forecasts budget spending for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Ground Combat Vehicles (GCV) market. This study further forecasts the market's drivers, restraints, and general trends from 2012 to 2017. Program analysis affecting the market is also provided and discussed. Four training GCV classifications make up the U.S. DoD GCV market: amphibious vehicles, tracked vehicles, wheeled vehicles, and miscellaneous parts and services. GCVs provide combatant commanders with heavy armored attack, ground fire support, armored vehicle recovery, and protected troop amphibious and land assault to achieve battlefield superiority.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

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