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Drones: Even Trains and Planes Use Remote Control Like Drones, Market Shares, Market Strategies, and Market Forecasts, 2015 to 2021

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Winter Green Research

Published Date : Jul 2015

Category :

Drone

No. of Pages : 973 Pages

Drones:  Trains, Planes, and Drones Use Remote Control:   Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  Next generation drones leverage better technology, launching from ships anywhere.  The technology is evolving better navigation, softer landings, longer flights, better ability to carry different payloads.

The drones are able to achieve military and commercial tasks.  They have been evolving airfreight delivery systems capability.  They are used for surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence missions.  They do 3D mapping, commercial pipeline observation, border patrol, package delivery, photography, and agriculture.  These are more energy efficient, last longer and have a significantly lower cost of operation than manned aircraft.  

Drone technology extends everywhere, even to airline control towers. Drones evolving technology is extending uses,  even evolving to trains and planes.  The use of Drone technology to control moving devices remotely  extends the notion of drones, creating a larger potential drone market.   Military drones will make every navy ship an aircraft carrier.  They can be launched from anywhere, not needing an airfield. 

In the recent Germanwings airline crash, the control tower knew for 10 minutes that the airliner was set to destruct with all the passengers on board but the controllers in the tower were powerless to help.  This crash represents an instance of how security systems and sensors might be used from a control tower to effect remote control in response to a security issue.  

Headlines like “Amtrak train derailed going 106 M.P.H. on sharp curve; at least 9 killed”,  represent another instance of where remote control of a transport unit would improve safety in train operations.  Remote monitoring. and remote piloting offer guidelines on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems .  Drone commercial uses will provide billions of dollars in economic growth.   

Drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has reached a level of maturity that has put these systems at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing.  Procurement around the world is adapting to drone availability.   Use in the global war on terrorism has  demonstrated unique usefulness for military intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications relay.

Relatively low-cost of drones make them work for civilian applications.  Law enforcement, mapping, video making, movie making, environmental monitoring, and aerial survey become compelling applications in the future.

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. 

Removal of the need for an onboard pilot ushers in an era of low cost aerial craft called drones.  The drone elimination of the need for human support systems on aircraft dramatically reduces the aircraft’s size, complexity, and power requirements.  The drones effectively reduce overall program cost, development time and risk.  Many advanced flight technologies are for piloted craft.  These are initially tested using unmanned subscale demonstrators.  

Removing the pilot allows designers to simplify the aircraft’s design and then test it at reduced risk.  It allows configurations that would be impossible or impractical for human occupation.

A common issue with UAV platforms is the need to optimize these aircraft.  UAV are used to carry useful payloads.  These platforms are flexible as to payload, permitting interchangeable or additional sensors and other electronics, extra fuel or weapons systems.  The sole function of an unmanned aircraft is to get to a target location, perform a task, and then return in the most efficient and cost-effective way.  Without a pilot aboard, the return trip is optional.  Light weight is central to UAV design.

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LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (July 30, 2015) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Drones:  Trains, Planes, and Drones Use Remote Control:   Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  Next generation drones leverage better technology, launching from ships anywhere.  The technology is evolving better navigation, softer landings, longer flights, better ability to carry different payloads.

The drones are able to achieve military and commercial tasks.  They have been evolving airfreight delivery systems capability.  They are used for surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence missions.  They do 3D mapping, commercial pipeline observation, border patrol, package delivery, photography, and agriculture.  These are more energy efficient, last longer and have a significantly lower cost of operation than manned aircraft.  

Drone technology extends everywhere, even to airline control towers. Drones evolving technology is extending uses,  even evolving to trains and planes.  The use of Drone technology to control moving devices remotely  extends the notion of drones, creating a larger potential drone market.   Military drones will make every navy ship an aircraft carrier.  They can be launched from anywhere, not needing an airfield. 

In the recent Germanwings airline crash, the control tower knew for 10 minutes that the airliner was set to destruct with all the passengers on board but the controllers in the tower were powerless to help.  This crash represents an instance of how security systems and sensors might be used from a control tower to effect remote control in response to a security issue.  

Headlines like “Amtrak train derailed going 106 M.P.H. on sharp curve; at least 9 killed”,  represent another instance of where remote control of a transport unit would improve safety in train operations.  Remote monitoring. and remote piloting offer guidelines on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems .  Drone commercial uses will provide billions of dollars in economic growth.   

Drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has reached a level of maturity that has put these systems at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing.  Procurement around the world is adapting to drone availability.   Use in the global war on terrorism has  demonstrated unique usefulness for military intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications relay.

Relatively low-cost of drones make them work for civilian applications.  Law enforcement, mapping, video making, movie making, environmental monitoring, and aerial survey become compelling applications in the future.

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. 

Removal of the need for an onboard pilot ushers in an era of low cost aerial craft called drones.  The drone elimination of the need for human support systems on aircraft dramatically reduces the aircraft’s size, complexity, and power requirements.  The drones effectively reduce overall program cost, development time and risk.  Many advanced flight technologies are for piloted craft.  These are initially tested using unmanned subscale demonstrators.  

Removing the pilot allows designers to simplify the aircraft’s design and then test it at reduced risk.  It allows configurations that would be impossible or impractical for human occupation.

A common issue with UAV platforms is the need to optimize these aircraft.  UAV are used to carry useful payloads.  These platforms are flexible as to payload, permitting interchangeable or additional sensors and other electronics, extra fuel or weapons systems.  The sole function of an unmanned aircraft is to get to a target location, perform a task, and then return in the most efficient and cost-effective way.  Without a pilot aboard, the return trip is optional.  Light weight is central to UAV design.

Drones represent a way to use air to travel faster and at less cost.  The  market is divided between military and commercial drones.   Military drones represent the future of the national security presence for every nation.  Increasing technology sophistication and lower costs are achieving dramatic market shifts.

Remote operation occurs in a control tower.  The control tower knew for ten minutes that the Germanwings flight was headed for disaster and could do nothing about it, the same was true during the airliner participation in the 911 terrorist bombings.  What this study is about is control towers that have the ability to stop trains, planes, and control drones.  

Control towers are set to become a way of life and drones light the way.  Other technologies will follow.  If a train is approaching a curve at 100 miles per hour when it should be going 50 miles per hour, there in the future there will be a way to remotely take over the train and slow it or stop it.

If a plane is hijacked, if there is a bad guy in the pilot’s seat, then in the future, the control tower will take over the plane.  Drones lead the way in this regard.  Drones provide a way to permit a plane to enter an airspace and to be controlled remotely.  It is the drone technology that will be adopted by the trains and planes in the future of control tower expansion.

In this study, we illustrate how drones achieve doing work even though they are remotely controlled.   Remote operation of trains is now possible.  A speeding train can be stopped by trained staff watching remotely.  The rules for this have yet to be fully implemented.  

Transportation Trades AFL-CIO Endorses Federal Mandates To Require At Least Two Crew Members On U.S. Freight Trains

Drone market forecasts indicate strong growth anticipated   Markets at $3.6 billion in 2014 are anticipated to reach $16.1 billion by 2021.  A $3.6 billion market is substantial indicating the presence of many reference accounts for vendors.  The wide variety of models and applications speak to the strong foothold in the market.  With many vendors pushing products, the aggregate marketing will contribute to building a huge market for drones.  

Commercial drone agricultural markets will grow significantly as the aircraft are able to perform more cost efficiently than other ways of farming, ranching, and orchard tending.  Package delivery is evolving as a nascent market for commercial drones.  

Military markets for drones with strike capability will grow rapidly.   Every segment of drone market applications is poised for strong growth as the designs become more mature and vendors spread throughout the world..  

Military drones will be used on ships to replace missiles.  Drones will master becoming more elusive and able to fly faster to get out of the way of armies firing at them.  Drones will be launched from the decks of ships and controlled remotely to deal with trouble anywhere.  

Drones markets promise to grow significantly because of the more economical visualization and navigation provided by systems.  Visualization includes mapping from the air, inspection from the air, surveillance from the air, and package delivery from the air.  The unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras are able to do things that cannot be done in any other way.  This bodes well for market development.  

Unmanned aircraft systems promise to achieve a more significant aspect of commercial market presence.   Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems flying of 3 million flight hours gives drones market credibility.   Eighty eight percent of those hours were logged in combat situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, paving the way for commercial drone markets to develop.

According to Susan Eustis, leader of the team that prepared the study, “Quantities of fielded military and commercial systems of every size and description are set to increase.  Every ship can become an aircraft carrier with drones, every commercial endeavor can be made to operate more efficiently with drones.  Police departments, the oil and gas industry, border patrol, and utilities are all using commercial drones.  Units are used for agriculture.  Vendors continue to improve the capabilities of drone aircraft.  Governments continue to improve the rules and regulations controlling drones.    Their ability to support the military and commercial endeavors is increasing.  Unmanned aircraft have fundamentally changed the accuracy of utility and oil and gas inspections.  The drones  are set to fundamentally change how agriculture is conducted.”  

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Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
  • AeroVironment Lockheed Martin
  • Textron
  • Boeing / Insitu
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Draganflyer
  • AeroVironment

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
Key Topics
  • Military Drones
  • Autonomous trains
  • Autonomous systems
  • Drones
  • Autonomous planes
  • Robotics
  • UAS
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Commercial Drones
  • Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Drone 3D Mapping
  • Drone Commercial Pipeline Observation
  • Drone Border Patrol
  • Drone Package Delivery
  • Drone Photography
  • Dronr Agriculture
  • Remote Control
  • Drone Surveillance
  • Drone Reconnisance
  • Drone Intelligence
  • Drone Missels
  • Drone Launchers
  • Aerial Refueling

Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Executive Summary 74
Drone Market Driving Forces 74
UAS Challenges 82
Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 83
Drone Infrastructure Standards 88
Drone Market Shares 89
Drone Market Forecasts 91

1. Trains, Planes, and Drones: Market Description and Market Dynamics 93
1.1 Moving Transport Vehicle Remote Operation 93
1.2 Remote Operation Of Trains 94
1.2.1 Remote Control Of Planes, Trains, And Drones 96
1.2.2 Remote Control via Hacking Into An Airplane's Computer 96
1.2.3 Train Crash 97
1.2.4 Germanwings Crash: Co-pilot Suicide, Cockpit Doors Locked 100
1.3 Drones: Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Description 102
1.2.1 US FAA Issues 104
1.3.2 Government Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 105
1.3.3 Military Drones Definition 105
1.4 Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations 105
1.4.1 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing: 106
1.4.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling 106
1.4.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Capability and Payloads 106
1.4.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 108
1.4.5 Small and Micro-UASs 108
1.4.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance 109
1.4.7 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance 109
1.5 Georeferenced Imagery 111
1.5.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring 112
1.5.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping 113
1.5.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security 114
1.5.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research 116
1.6 Globalization and Technology 118
1.6.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies 118
1.6.2 UASs General Roles 118
1.7 Border Patrol: 119
1.8 Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For UASs 120

2. Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares and Forecasts 121
2.1 Drone Market Driving Forces 121
2.1.1 UAS Challenges 129
2.1.2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 130
2.1.3 Drone Infrastructure Standards 135
2.2 Drone Market Shares 136
2.3 Drone Market Forecasts 139
2.3.1 Drone Market Leaders And Potential Market Share To 2021… 142
2.3.2 Commercial Drone Market Vertical Growth, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Insurance 144
2.3.3 Drone Market Regional Growth 146
2.3.4 Comparison in Growth of Commercial Vs. Defense Spending on Drones 150
2.3.5 Market Growth Minis Vs. HALES/MALES? 152
2.4 Military Drone Markets 153
2.4.1 Military Drone Extended System Requirements 158
2.4.2 Drone FAA Federal Aviation Regulations 158
2.4.3 Military Drone Market Driving Forces 159
2.4.4 US DoD Spending Trends 162
2.4.5 US Military Budget 163
2.5 Military Drone Market Shares 163
2.5.1 Northrup Grumman 166
2.5.2 General Atomics 171
2.5.3 Textron A1A 173
2.5.4 AeroVironment 175
2.5.5 Boeing Insitu 175
2.5.6 Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) 177
2.5.7 Prox Dynamics AS 177
2.5.8 Denel Dynamics 178
2.5.9 SAIC 178
2.5.10 Israel Aerospace Industries 179
2.5.11 General Dynamics Corporation 179
2.5.12 Wing Loong Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Drone 179
2.5.13 DJI 179
2.5.14 Drone Upgrade Spending 181
2.5.1 Military Drone Segments, Specific Drones and Their Vendors 184
2.5.2 Military Drone Systems Market Segments: Persistent 186
2.5.3 Military Penetrating Drone Systems Market Segments: 188
2.5.4 Military Tactical Drone Systems Market Segments: 189
2.5.5 Military Small Tactical Drone Systems Market Segments: 190
2.5.6 Military Mini Drone Systems Market Segments: 191
2.5.7 Military Drone Market Share Unit Analysis 192
2.5.8 US Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares,Units and Dollars 193
2.6 Military Drone Market Forecasts 195
2.6.1 Military Drone Market Segment Forecasts 196
2.7 Military Drone Regional Market 198
2.7.1 US: Growing Demand For Use Of Drones 201
2.7.2 US Defense Industry Initiatives DII-Related Initiatives 203
2.7.3 US Navy 204
2.7.4 US Air Force Drone Budget 206
2.7.5 US Military to Spend $38.9 Billion On Drones And Unmanned Systems Over 7 Years 207
2.7.6 Inventory of Unmanned Aerial Integrated Systems 209
2.7.7 US Drone Roadmap Anticipates Substantial Growth 211
2.7.8 US Military Drone Robot Technology Budget Requests 217
2.7.9 Unmanned Ground Systems 219
2.7.10 Unmanned Maritime Systems 220
2.7.11 US Military Technology Investment 221
2.8 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 224
2.8.1 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 228
2.8.2 Lockheed Martin 229
2.8.3 BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations 229
2.8.4 AeroVironment's Extensive Operational Track Record 231
2.8.5 AeroVironment $11.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services 231
2.8.6 Textron /AAI 232
2.8.7 Textron Shadow® 235
2.8.8 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 236
2.8.9 Insitu 236
2.8.10 Draganflyer X4 UAV 237
2.8.11 Boeing Insitu 237
2.8.12 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 238
2.8.13 Proxy Aviation Systems 238
2.8.14 Northrop Grumman Bat 3 238
2.8.15 General Atomics Predator® UAS 239
2.8.16 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 241
2.8.17 Border Patrol / Law Enforcement Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 242
2.8.18 Package Delivery Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, 243
2.8.19 Google Package Delivery 244
2.8.20 Utility and Pipeline Inspection Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 245
2.8.21 Agricultural Inspection and Planting Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares249
2.8.22 Yamaha RMAX 251
2.8.23 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet 254
2.8.24 Photography and Videography Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 254
2.9 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 255
2.9.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Total Forecasts 256
2.9.2 Small Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 259
2.9.1 Mid-Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 262
2.9.1 Small and Mid Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems 265
2.9.2 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts by Sector 266
2.9.3 Commercial Drone UAS Wing Based Sub-segments 276
2.10 Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads 276
2.10.1 Composites Key to UAV Utility 277
2.11 Unmanned Airplane Regional Market Analysis 278
2.11.1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Industry Regional Summary 280
2.11.2 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent Of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On UAV Technology 281
2.11.3 UAS Marketplace Moving Target 285
2.11.4 China 285
2.11.5 China 285
2.11.6 DoD Source Materials 286
2.11.7 US Drone Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) 289
2.11.8 US Drones for Aircraft Carriers 292
2.11.9 Worldwide Trade In Drones 295
2.11.10 Chinese Smog-Fighting Drones That Spray Chemicals To Capture Air Pollution 295
2.11.11 China Desires Exports, Steps Up Research In Military Drones 297
2.11.12 Drones for the Netherlands 298
2.11.13 U.S. State Department Drone Export Guidelines 298
2.11.14 Canada 299
2.11.15 Singapore 299
2.11.16 Brazil 300
2.11.17 Morocco 300
2.11.18 India 301
2.11.19 Russia Develops Heavy Drone 301
2.11.20 Russian Drones In the Skies In Ukraine 302

3. Trains, Planes, and Drones: Remote Flight Control of Rail and Aerial Systems Product Description 304
3.1 Cattron Group 304
3.1.1 Cattron Group Remote Control Rail Applications 307
3.2 Boeing 314
3.2.1 Boeing Airliner Flight Control An Issue 314
3.2.2 Boeing Airliner Remote Control Autopilot Patent 315
3.2.3 Boeing / Insitu Integrator System 318
3.2.4 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter 320
3.2.5 Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 324
3.2.6 Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint UAS Solutions 325
3.2.7 Boeing / Insitu / Commercial 332
3.2.8 Insitu Arctic Ice Floe Monitoring 335
3.2.9 Insitu Mammal Monitoring 335
3.2.10 Insitu Pipeline Surveys 336
3.2.11 Insitu Power-Line Inspections 336
3.2.12 Insitu Geomagnetic Surveys 336
3.2.13 Insitu Commercial Fishing 337
3.2.14 Insitu Public Safety 337
3.2.15 Insitu Disaster Response 338
3.2.16 Insitu Search and Rescue 338
3.2.17 Insitu Port and Border Security 339
3.2.18 Insitu Communications Relay 340
3.2.19 Insitu Over-the-Horizon Sensing 340
3.2.20 Insitu Counter-Narcotics 341
3.2.21 Insitu Offshore Base 341
3.2.22 Insitu Defense 342
3.2.23 Insitu Payload Systems 342
3.2.24 Insitu Force Protection 343
3.2.25 Insitu Combined Arms 344
3.2.26 Insitu Research Future of UAS Operations and Technology 344
3.2.27 Insitu ICOMC2 Streamline Process 346
3.2.28 Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Extends Drone Capabilities 347
3.2.29 Insitu Integrator 351
3.2.30 Insitu NightEagle 352
3.2.31 Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle 354
3.3 GoPro 355
3.4 AeroVironment 356
3.4.1 AeroVironement Global Observer 356
3.4.2 AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE 361
3.4.3 AeroVironement Wasp AE 363
3.4.4 AeroVironement Shrike VTOL 364
3.4.5 AeroVironement Ground Control System 366
3.4.6 BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations 367
3.4.7 AeroVironment Integrated LiDAR Sensor Payload 372
3.4.8 AeroVironment and Commercial UAV 374
3.4.9 AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS 376
3.4.10 AeroVironment Raven 377
3.5 Amazon 378
3.6 Textron 382
3.6.1 Textron Shadow M2 382
3.6.2 Textron One System Remote Video Terminal 384
3.6.3 Textron Universal Ground Control Station 386
3.6.4 Textron Aerosonde 388
3.6.5 Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services 390
3.6.6 Textron Systems AAI 393
3.6.7 Textron Systems AAI RQ-7B Shadow® Tactical UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 393
3.6.8 Textron Systems AAI Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) 395
3.6.9 AAI Shadow 400 Unmanned Aircraft Deployed With Allied Naval Forces 396
3.6.10 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System 397
3.6.11 Textron 398
3.6.12 Textron Shadow® Reconnaissance, Surveillance 400
3.6.13 Textron UAS Support 402
3.6.14 Textron UAS Training 404
3.6.15 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 405
3.6.16 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 406
3.6.17 Textron Systems AAI / Aerosonde® 408
3.6.18 Textron Systems AAI and Aeronautics Orbiter™ 408
3.6.19 Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 409
3.6.20 Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 409
3.6.21 Textron Systems AAI One System Remote Video Terminal 410
3.6.22 Textron Systems AAI Tactical Sensor Intelligence Sharing System 410
3.6.23 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) 412
3.6.24 Textron Systems Homeland Security 412
3.6.25 Nano Air Vehicle 416
3.7 BAE Systems 417
3.7.1 BAE Systems Demon UAV 417
3.7.2 BAE Systems Drones 418
3.7.3 BAE Systems Herti 420
3.7.4 BAE Systems Image Collection and Exploitation (ICE) Sensor Management System 422
3.7.5 BAE Systems Mantis 424
3.7.6 BAE Systems MIM500™ Series of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 428
3.7.7 BAE Systems Taranis 430
3.7.8 BAE Systems Taranis - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) 431
3.7.9 BAE Systems Telemos 432
3.8 Aurora Flight Sciences Hale 433
3.8.1 Aurora Centaur 434
3.8.2 Aurora Orion 437
3.8.3 Aurora SKATE - Small Unmanned Aircraft System 440
3.8.4 Aurora's HALE 445
3.8.5 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle - Green Flight 447
3.8.6 Aurora's Excalibur 449
3.8.7 Aurora GoldenEye 80 - Small, Capable Surveillance UAS 453
3.8.8 Aurora GoldenEye 50 454
3.8.9 Aurora GoldenEye 80 455
3.8.10 Aurora's Advanced Concepts: UHATF 457
3.8.11 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft 460
3.8.12 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL 460
3.8.13 Aurora Flight Sciences Earth Science Applications 460
3.8.14 Aurora Small Unmanned Aerial Systems 465
3.8.15 Aurora Tactical Systems 466
3.8.16 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP 466
3.8.17 Aurora System Description 470
3.9 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 472
3.9.1 L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS 473
3.9.2 L-3 Cutlass Communications Small Expendable Tube-Launched UAS 473
3.9.3 L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Programs 482
3.9.4 L-3 Communications UAS APEX Programs 484
3.9.5 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius 486
3.9.6 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Runway Operations 489
3.9.7 L-3 Communications Viking 300 Runway Operations 492
3.9.8 L-3 Communications Viking 400 493
3.9.9 L-3 Communications TigerShark 495
3.9.10 L-3 Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station 499
3.9.11 L-3 Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System (O-PALS) 501
3.9.12 L-3 Communications ISR Services 503
3.9.13 L-3 Communications System Integration and Technical Support 504
3.10 Challis Heliplane UAV Inc. 504
3.10.1 Challis Heliplane UAV E950 505
3.8 Draganfly Innovations Inc. 510
3.8.1 Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P 510
3.8.2 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System 512
3.8.3 Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) 512
3.8.4 Draganflyer Guardian 514
3.8.5 Draganfly X4 516
3.8.6 Draganflyer X6 521
3.8.7 Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications 523
3.8.8 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications 524
3.8.9 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications 525
3.8.10 Draganflyer X8 528
3.9 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations 530
3.9.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU) 531
3.10 General Atomics 533
3.10.1 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 534
3.10.2 General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA (Developmental) 537
3.10.3 General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA Performance 538
3.10.4 General Atomics Predator Jet Performance C Avenger® UAS 540
3.10.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1B Predator 543
3.10.6 General Atomics Predator XP RPA 548
3.10.7 General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 552
3.10.8 General Atomics Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) UAS 555
3.10.1 General Atomics Gray Eagle™ UAS 558
3.10.2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - Gray Eagle™ UAS 561
3.10.3 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) Claw® Sensor Control 563
3.10.4 GA-ASI Athena RF Tag 569
3.11 Integrated Dynamics 571
3.11.1 Integrated Dynamics Rover 571
3.11.2 Integrated Dynamics Explorer 573
3.11.3 Integrated Dynamics Skycam 575
3.11.4 Integrated Dynamics Pride 577
3.11.5 Integrated Dynamics Spirit 579
3.11.6 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II 582
3.11.7 Integrated Dynamics Hornet 583
3.11.8 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V 584
3.11.9 Integrated Dynamics VISION UAV systems 585
3.11.10 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 587
3.11.11 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I 588
3.11.12 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I 589
3.11.13 Integrated Dynamics Vector 590
3.11.14 Integrated Dynamics Tornado 591
3.11.15 Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK - II 591
3.11.16 Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ - 1000 592
3.12 MMIST Mist Mobility 593
3.12.1 Sherpa Ranger / MMist 600
3.13 Marcus UAV Systems 608
3.13.1 Marcus Autopilots 610
3.14 Proxy Aviation Systems 611
3.14.1 Proxy PROTEUS™ 611
3.14.2 Proxy PACS 612
3.14.3 The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Virtual Pilot / Virtual Operator 613
3.14.4 Proxy Cooperative Control/UDMS 614
3.14.5 Proxy SkyRaider 617
3.15 LaserMotive 620
3.15.1 LaserMotive UAV Power Links 620
3.15.2 LaserMotive Teams with Germany's Ascending Technologies 620
3.16 China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600 621
3.16.1 Chinese Naval UAS 626
3.17 ASN Technology Group 626
3.18 Northrop Grumman / Scaled Composites 627
3.18.1 Proteus 628
3.18.2 Northrop Grumman MLB Company 629
3.18.3 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 630
3.18.4 Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV 632
3.18.5 Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV 635
3.18.6 Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 638
3.18.7 Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems 640
3.18.8 Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) 641
3.18.9 Northrop Grumman Firebird 643
3.18.10 Northrop Grumman Persistent Multiple Intelligence Gathering Air System 643
3.18.11 Northrop Grumman M324 UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) 644
3.18.12 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk 645
3.18.13 Northrop Grumman Drone Program Overview 645
3.18.14 Northrop Grumman Block 20 Global Hawk Specification 646
3.18.15 Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk® 646
3.18.16 Northrop Grumman Triton 648
3.18.17 Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Program: 648
3.18.18 Northrop Grumman Common Mission Management System (CMMS) 650
3.18.19 Northrop Grumman Solution 651
3.18.20 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk 652
3.18.21 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) RQ-4 Programs 652
3.18.22 Northrop Grumman GHMD (U.S. Navy 656
3.18.23 NASA Global Hawk (NASA Dryden) 656
3.18.24 NATO AGS (U.S. and Allied Nations) 660
3.18.25 Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 664
3.18.26 Northrop Grumman Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System 665
3.19 Schiebel Camcopter S-100 667
3.19.1 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets: 668
3.20 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 $299, Flies Off a Roof 668
3.21 Google 670
3.21.1 Google Loon 671
3.21.2 Google Loon Balloon Project 673
3.21.3 Google Titan Aerospace 675
3.22 Facebook 677
3.23 Outernet Beamed Via Satellite 677
3.23.1 Outernet Mobile Cloud Network Infrastructure 680
3.24 Lockheed Martin Ground Control System 680
3.24.1 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 683
3.24.2 Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor IS Structure (ISIS) Concept of Operations 684
3.24.3 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 686
3.24.4 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Used By Commercial Operators 688
3.24.5 Lockheed Martin ARES 689
3.24.6 Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 691
3.24.7 Lockheed Martin Fury 692
3.24.8 Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 694
3.24.9 Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 696
3.24.10 Lockheed Martin Marlin 697
3.24.11 Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 699
3.24.12 Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS Package Delivery 701
3.24.13 Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload 702
3.25 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone 704
3.26 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone 706
3.26.1 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Live HD View 707
3.26.2 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Complete Control 708
3.26.3 DJI Industries Phantom Intelligent Battery 710
3.26.4 DJI Industries Inspire Drone 712
3.26.5 DJI Industries Ronin-M 714
3.26.6 DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ 717
3.26.7 DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 719
3.27 Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS 721
3.28 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 725
3.28.1 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System 726
3.28.2 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS System 727
3.28.3 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Features 728
3.28.4 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 732
3.28.5 Denel Dynamics Skua 735
3.28.6 Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone 736
3.29 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 738
3.29.1 IAI/Malat Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron 740
3.29.2 Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter 743
3.29.3 Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Aerospace Ranger 745
3.29.4 Israel Aerospace Industries Scout 747
3.29.5 Israel Aerospace Industries Pioneer 747
3.29.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII 748
3.29.7 Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS 750
3.29.8 Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 754
3.30 Safran 756
3.30.1 Safran Patroller and Sperwer 760
3.31 Honeywell 761
3.31.1 Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 763
3.32 Prox Dynamics AS 764
3.33 DJI 765
3.33.1 DJI Phantom 766
3.33.2 DJI Inspire 1 767
3.33.3 DJI Ronin 768
3.33.4 DJI Ronin Major Updates: 769

4. Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology 770
4.1 Learning to Fly a Hobby or Commercial Drone 770
4.1.1 US FAA Launches Drone Safety Campaign 771
4.2 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach 772
4.3 Military Drone Technology 780
4.3.1 Military Systems Interoperability 784
4.3.2 Drone Operational Benefits Of Autonomy 785
4.4 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture 787
4.5 Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems 788
4.5.1 AP 2000 789
4.5.2 AP 5000 789
4.5.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 789
4.5.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System) 790
4.5.5 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.) 792
4.6 Improved GPS Operations 792
4.7 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX) 793
4.7.1 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.) 794
4.8 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter) 794
4.8.1 Ground Control Stations 795
4.8.2 GCS 1200 795
4.8.3 GCS 2000 796
4.9 Antenna Tracking Systems 796
4.10 ATPS 1200 797
4.10.1 ATPS 2000 798
4.10.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads 799
4.10.3 GSP 100 800
4.10.4 GSP 900 801
4.10.5 GSP 1200 802
4.11 Civilian UAV’s - Rover Systemstm 802
4.12 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 803
4.12.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) 804
4.12.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) 804
4.12.3 Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS) 805
4.12.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS) 805
4.13 Cloud Computing and Multilayer Security 807
4.14 Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS) 808
4.15 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 809
4.15.1 Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance 810
4.15.2 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV) 811
4.15.3 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS) 812
4.15.4 Aurora Flare Planning 814
4.15.5 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion 817
4.15.6 Aurora Aerospace Electronics 819
4.15.7 Aurora is CTC-REF 819
4.16 Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR) 819
4.16.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES) 820
4.16.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES) 821
4.17 Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV) 822
4.17.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) 822
4.17.2 Low–Design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe) 823
4.17.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO) 823
4.17.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM) 824
4.18 Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities 825
4.18.1 United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program 828
4.18.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program: 828
4.18.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives: 829
4.19 Search and Rescue (SAR) 829
4.20 L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS 831
4.21 L-3 Communications FlightTEK® SMC 833
4.21.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall 834
4.22 Draganflyer X4 Applications 835
4.22.1 Draganflyer X4 Large Project Management 836
4.22.2 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment 837
4.22.3 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Land and Equipment 840
4.22.4 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research 842
4.22.5 Aerial Archeology 843
4.22.6 Environmental Assessment 845
4.22.7 The Draganflyer X4 is Fun to Fly 847
4.23 Drones Protect US Commerce and US Civilian Safety 851
4.23.1 John Adams Articulates the Need for Military to Fight Terrorists 852
4.23.2 John Adam’s Solution for Terrorism 853

5. Drone and Remote Control Company Description 857
5.1 AeroVironment 857
5.1.1 AeroVironment Financial Results For Its Third Quarter Ended January 31, 2015 862
5.2 ASN Technologies 862
5.3 Aurora Flight 865
5.3.1 Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award 866
5.4 Aviation Industry Corp (Avic) 866
5.4.1 Aviation Industry Corp / Thielert 867
5.5 BAE Systems 867
5.6 Boeing 872
5.6.1 Boeing 2015 Revenue 873
5.6.2 Boeing Commercial Airplanes 874
5.6.3 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 876
5.6.4 Boeing Capital Corporation 876
5.6.5 Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology 877
5.6.6 Boeing Shared Services Group 877
5.6.7 Boeing Revenue by Segment 878
5.6.8 Boeing / Insitu 879
5.6.9 Boeing Defense, Space & Security 880
5.7 Challis UAV Inc. 881
5.8 China Aerospace 881
5.8.1 China Aerospace CASC Space Technology 882
5.8.2 China Aerospace CASC Revenue 883
5.9 Denel Dynamics 883
5.10 DJI 884
5.11 Draganflyer 886
5.11.1 DraganBot 887
5.11.2 Draganflyer ABEX Awards 889
5.12 Finmeccanica 890
5.12.1 DRS Technologies 891
5.13 Flirtey 893
5.14 General Atomics 893
5.14.1 USAF awards Contracts to GA-ASI to convert 38 Reaper UASs to Extended Range Capability configuration 895
5.14.2 U.S. Air Force Plans for Extended-Range Reaper 897
5.15 General Dynamics 898
5.15.1 Sequester Mechanism 899
5.15.2 General Dynamics Revenue 900
5.15.3 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 901
5.15.4 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision 901
5.15.5 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing 902
5.15.6 General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development 902
5.16 Google 904
5.16.1 Google Revenue 906
5.16.2 Google Revenues by Segment and Geography 909
5.16.3 Google / Boston Dynamics 910
5.16.4 Boston Dynamics LS3 - Legged Squad Support Systems 911
5.16.5 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot 912
5.16.6 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot 914
5.16.7 Boston Dynamics BigDog 916
5.16.8 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot 917
5.16.9 Google Robotic Division 919
5.16.10 Google Self-Driving Car 919
5.16.11 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error 921
5.16.12 Google Business 922
5.16.13 Google Corporate Highlights 923
5.16.14 Google Search 924
5.17 GoPro 925
5.17.1 GoPro Opular Mount 926
5.17.2 GoPro Revenue Surges 54% As It Gains Popularity Abroad 927
5.17.3 GoPro Acquires Kolor, A Virtual Reality Company 928
5.18 Honeywell 928
5.18.1 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 929
5.18.2 Honeywell's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle RMUs 930
5.18.3 Honeywell Navigation 931
5.19 Integrated Dynamics 931
5.20 Israel Aerospace Industries 933
5.20.1 Israel Aerospace Industries MALAT Division 934
5.21 L-3 Communications 939
5.21.1 L3 Communications 939
5.21.2 L-3 Aerospace Systems 941
5.21.3 L-3 Electronic Systems 941
5.21.4 L-3 Communication Systems 941
5.21.5 L-3 National Security Solutions 941
5.21.6 L-3 Revenue by Segment 942
5.22 Laird / Cattron Group International 943
5.22.1 Cattron- Theimeg Branding 945
5.23 Laser Motive 947
5.24 Lockheed Martin 948
5.24.1 Lockheed Martin First Quarter 2015 Results 949
5.24.2 Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems 953
5.24.3 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue 953
5.24.4 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems 958
5.24.5 Lockheed Martin 961
5.25 Marcus UAV 962
5.26 MMist 962
5.26.1 MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System 963
5.26.2 MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) 963
5.27 Northrop Grumman 964
5.27.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 969
5.27.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 969
5.27.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 970
5.27.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 972
5.27.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 973
5.27.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 973
5.27.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 974
5.28 Parrot/senseFly 975
5.29.1 Parrot Group / senseFly 976
5.29.2 Parrot Group senseFly CTI Certified 977
5.30 Prox Dynamics 977
5.31 Proxy Technologies 978
5.32 RUAG Aerospace 979
5.33 Safran Morpho 983
5.33.1 Safron Morpho Identification Division 985
5.33.2 Safron Morpho e-Documents Division 992
5.33.3 Safron Morpho e-Documents Payments 992
5.33.4 Safron Morpho e-Documents Identity & Access Management 992
5.33.5 Safron Morpho Global Presence 993
5.33.6 Safron Morpho Detection Division 993
5.33.7 Safran Morpho Revenue 2015 997
5.33.8 Key figures for the first quarter of 2015 997
5.33.9 Safran Morpho Business highlights 997
5.33.10 Safron Security Revenue 1000
5.34 SAIC 1001
5.35 Scaled Composites 1002
5.36 Schiebel 1003
5.37 Textron 1003
5.38 TRNDlabs 1006
5.39 Wing Looong 1007

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Figure ES-1 75 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 75
Table ES-2 78 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 78
Table ES-3 79 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 79
Table ES-4 80 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 80
Table ES-5 81 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 81
Table ES-6 82 Drone UAS Challenges 82
Table ES-7 84 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 84
Table ES-8 85 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 85
Table ES-9 86 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 86
Table ES-10 87 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 87
Figure ES-11 90 Drone Market Shares, 2014 90
Table ES-12 91 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 91
Figure 1-1 94 Transportation Trades AFL-CIO Endorses Federal Mandates To Require At Least Two Crew Members On U.S. Freight Trains 94
Figure 1-2 97 Amtrak Train Crash 97
Figure 1-3 99 Train Crash May 13, 2015 99
Figure 1-4 101 Germanwings Crash in French Alps 101
Table 1-5 107 Ability Of Commercial Drones UASs To Perform Delivery Function 107
Figure 1-6 111 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery 111
Table 1-7 112 Department of Transportation Applications 112
Table 1-8 114 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored 114
Figure 2-1 122 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 122
Table 2-2 125 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 125
Table 2-3 126 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 126
Table 2-4 127 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 127
Table 2-5 128 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 128
Table 2-6 129 Drone UAS Challenges 129
Table 2-7 131 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 131
Table 2-8 132 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 132
Table 2-9 133 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 133
Table 2-10 134 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 134
Figure 2-11 137 Drone Market Shares, 2014 137
Figure 2-12 138 Drone Market Shares, 2014 138
Table 2-13 139 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 139
Table 2-14 141 Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Forecast Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 141
Table 2-15 143 Military Drone Percent Market Share, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 143
Table 2-16 144 Commercial Drone Percent Market Share, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 144
Table 2-17 145 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 145
Table 2-18 147 Military Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 147 2015-2021 147
Table 2-19 148 Commercial Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 148 2015-2021 148
Table 2-20 149 Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 2015-2021 149
Table 2-21 151 Drone Regional Segment Market Forecast, US, China and India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific , Rest of World, Dollars, 2015-2021 151
Table 2-22 152 Military Drone Market Forecasts, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 152
Figure 2-23 153 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk 153
Table 2-24 154 Military Drone Benefits 154
Table 2-25 155 Military Drone Removal of Need For Onboard Pilot Benefits 155
Table 2-26 156 Military Drones and Their Vendors 156
Table 2-27 157 Military Drone Market Shifts 157
Table 2-28 161 Military Drone Market Driving Forces 161
Figure 2-29 164 Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 164
Table 2-30 165 Military Drone Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 165
Table 2-31 168 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Features 168
Table 2-32 169 Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Functions 169
Figure 2-33 174 Textron Shadow 174
Figure 2-34 176 Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV 176
Figure 2-35 178 Prox Dynamics AS Black Hornet Nano 178
Table 2-36 180 High-Altitude Surveillance Military Drones: Hawk and Reaper, Shadow and Scan Eagle, Heron 180
Table 2-37 181 Mini and Personal Surveillance Military Drone Vendors 181
Table 2-38 183 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 183 Table 2-39 184 Military Drone Systems, Drone Dollars, Services, R&D, Operations & 184
Maintenance, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical 184
and Mini, Market Shares, Dollars Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 184
Table 2-40 185 Military Drones and Their Vendors 185
Table 2-41 187 Military Persistent Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Dollars and Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 187
Table 2-42 188 Military Penetrating Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Dollars and Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 188
Table 2-43 189 Military Tactical Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 189
Table 2-44 190 Military Small Tactical Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 190
Table 2-45 191 Military Mini Drone Systems, Drone Procurement, Units, Services, R&D, Operations & Maintenance, Market Shares, Units Shipped, Worldwide, 2014 191
Table 2-46 192 Military Drones: Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini Market Segment Unit Analysis, 2014 192
Table 2-47 193 Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and Dollars, US, 2013 and 2014 193
Figure 2-48 195 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 195
Table 2-49 197 Military Drone Market Forecasts, Persistent, Penetrating, Tactical, Small Tactical, Mini, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 197
Figure 2-50 199 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014 199
Table 2-51 200 Military Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2014 200
Table 2-52 202 US Military Unmanned Aerial Systems Funding, RDTE, PROC, OM, Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2014-2021 202
Table 2-53 208 Military Drone Benefits 208
Figure 2-54 209 Inventory of Unmanned Aerial Integrated Systems 209 See table on next page 209
Table 2-55 212 US Drone Technology Innovation 212
Figure 2-56 213 US Drone Systems Roadmap 213
Figure 2-57 215 Unfunded US Drone Designs 215
Figure 2-58 218 US Military Attack Drone 218
Table 2-59 221 US Military Technology Investment 221
Table 2-60 222 US Military Technology Positioning 222
Figure 2-61 223 US Military Drone O&M Request 223
Figure 2-62 225 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2014 225
Table 2-63 226 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 226
Table 2-64 228 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 228
Figure 2-65 230 BP and AeroVironment Drone for Comprehensive GIS Services 230
Figure 2-66 232 AeroVironment Switchblade Tactical Missile System 232
Figure 2-67 235 Textron Shadow 235
Figure 2-68 239 General Atomics Predator UAS 239
Figure 2-69 241 General Atomics Predator B UAS 241 Border Patrol / Law Enforcement Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 242
Table 2-71 243 Package Delivery Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 243
Table 2-72 246 Utility and Pipeline Inspection Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 246
Figure 4-73 247 Draganflyer Pipeline / Hydro-Transmission Line Inspection 247
Table 2-74 250 Agricultural Inspection and Planting Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 250
Figure 2-75 252 Yamaha Helicopter Drone Spraying 252
Figure 2-76 253 Yamaha RMAX Helicopter Drones 253
Table 2-77 255 Photography and Videography Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 255
Figure 2-78 257 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 257
Figure 2-79 258 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 258
Table 2-80 259 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Markets, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2021 259
Figure 2-81 260 Small Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015- 2021 260
Figure 2-82 261 Small Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 261
Figure 2-83 263 Mid Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 263
Figure 2-84 264 Mid-Range Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 264
Table 2-85 265 Small and Mid-Size Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 265
Table 2-86 267 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 267
Table 2-87 268 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, Percent, Worldwide, 2015-2021 268
Table 2-88 270 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Applications, Dollars Worldwide, 2015 270
Figure 2-89 271 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars, 2014 271
Figure 2-90 272 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Segments, Dollars, 2021 272
Figure 2-91 273 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, 273 Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 273
Figure 2-92 274 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Sector, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Disaster Response, 274 Percent, Worldwide, 2015-2021 274
Figure 2-93 279 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014 279
Table 2-94 280 Commercial Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, 2014 280
Figure 2-95 283 Military Drone Systems Installed and Sold by Vendor and by Type of Drone Market Shares, Units and Dollars, US, 2013 and 2014 283
Table 2-96 287 US Air Force Drone Procurement Strategy 287
Table 2-97 287 US Army Drone Procurement Strategy 287
Table 2-98 288 Illustrating US Army Drone Procurement Strategy 288
Table 2-99 289 US Air Force Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Strategy 289
Figure 2-100 290 US Navy X-47B UCLASS. 290
Table 2-101 292 US Drone Navy and Marines Strategies 292
Figure 2-102 293 US DARPA Ship Based Drone System 293
Figure 2- 301 Russian S400 Triumf Anti-Aircraft System 301
Figure 3-1 304 Cattron Group rail Remote Control 304
Figure 3-2 306
Cattron Group Train Remote Controllers 306
Figure 3-3 307
Cattron Group Remote Control Rail Applications 307
Table 3-4 308
Cattron Group Railcar Movers System Features: 308
Table 3-5 309
Railcar Movers System Features: 309
Figure 3-6 312
Cattron Group Electronic Position Detection Pullback 312
Figure 3-7 313
Cattron Connect Virtual Inspection of Equipment 313
Figure 3-8 316
Boeing Airliner Remote Control Autopilot Patent 316
Figure 3-9 318
Boeing / Insitu Integrator System 318
Figure 3-10 319
Boeing / Insitu Integrator System Functions 319
Table 3-11 321
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter Features 321
Figure 3-12 322
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 322
Figure 3-13 324
Boeing Condor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 324
Table 3-14 326
Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle In Service Views 326
Figure 3-15 328
Boeing ScanEagle 328
Figure 3-16 331
Insitu ScanEagle 331
Figure 3-17 333
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation Platform 333
Table 3-18 346
Insitu Industry Standards Best Practices Partners 346
Table 3-19 347
Insitu ICOMC2’s Breakthrough Technology Capabilities 347
Table 3-20 348
Insitu ICOMC2 Technology Upgrade For Emergency Response 348
Figure 3-21 352
Insitu Integrator Sustainment Operations 352
Figure 3-22 353
Insitu NightEagle 353
Figure 3-23 354
Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle 354
Figure 3-24 356
AeroVironement Global Observer 356
Table 3-25 357
AeroVironement Global Observer Advanced Warning Factors 357
Table 3-26 359
AeroVironement Global Observer® System Applications 359
Table 3-27 360
AeroVironement Global Observer® System Target Markets 360
Figure 3-28 361
AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE 361
Figure 3-29 363
AeroVironement Wasp AE 363
Figure 3-30 364
AeroVironement Shrike VTOL 364
Figure 3-31 366
AeroVironement Ground Control System 366
Figure 3-32 368
BP and AeroVironment Drone for Comprehensive GIS Services 368
Table 3-33 371
AeroVironment BP Services 371
Table 3-34 372
AeroVironement BP Inspection of Critical Infrastructure 372
Figure 3-35 374
AeroVironment Commercial UAV 374
Figure 3-36 377
AeroVironment UAS: Raven 377
Figure 3-37 378
AeroVironment Raven 378
Table 3-38 379
Interstate Drone Regulation Functions 379
Figure 3-39 380
Amazon Prime Air Drone 380
Figure 3-40 382
Textron Shadow M2 382
Table 3-41 383
Textron Shadow M2 Features 383
Table 3-42 384
Textron One System Remote Video Terminal 384
Figure 3-43 386
Textron Universal Ground Control Station 386
Table 3-44 387
Textron Next-Generation Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) Features And Technologies 387
Table 3-45 389
Textron / Aerosonde Aircraft Flight Milestones And Capabilities 389
Table 3-46 391
Aerosonde Service Capabilities 391
Table 3-47 392
Textron AAI Optimization For The Aircraft For Military Missions 392
Figure 3-48 395
Textron Systems AAI Shadow 395
Figure 3-49 397
Textron Systems AAI Shadow 600 System 397
Figure 3-50 400
Textron Shadow 400
Table 3-51 403
Textron Drone Services Positioning 403
Table 3-52 404
Textron Training Domains And Capabilities 404
Table 3-53 406
Textron Systems AAI Ground Control Stations 406
Table 3-54 407
Textron Systems AAI Remote Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Terminals 407
Figure 3-55 411
Textron Systems UAS: Wasp 411
Table 3-56 412
Textron Systems Global Observer System Homeland Security Functions 412
Table 3-57 415
Textron Systems Global Observer Features 415
Figure 3-58 416
Nano Air UAS Advanced Development Aircraft: 416
Figure 3-59 417
BAE Systems Demon Designed To Fly Without Using Flaps, Elevators, Or Ailerons 417
Figure 3-60 419
BAE Systems Compact Laser Range Finder 419
Figure 3-61 421
BAE Systems Herti Next Generation Autonomous Air System 421Table 3-62 423
BAE Systems Herti Key Roles 423
Table 3-63 424
BAE Systems Herti Key Specifications 424
Figure 3-64 424
BAE Systems MANTIS 424
Table 3-65 426
BAE Systems Mantis Functions 426
Figure 3-66 428
BAE Systems MIM500™ Series Of Uncooled Infrared Camera Cores 428
Table 3-67 429
BAE Systems MIM500 Camera Functions 429
Figure 3-68 430
BAE Systems Taranis 430
Figure 3-69 432
BAE Systems Telemos 432
Figure 3-70 435
Aurora Flight Sciences Centaur OPA 435
Figure 3-71 436
Figure 3-72 438
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion 438
Figure 3-73 439
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion Magic JCTD 439
Figure 3-74 441
Aurora Skate 441
Figure 3-75 443
Aurora Skate Flight Path 443

Figure 3-76 444
Aurora Skate Flying Indoors 444
Figure 3-77 446
Aurora's HALE 446
Figure 3-78 447
Aurora's Advanced Concepts: SunLight Eagle 447
Figure 3-79 450
Aurora Excalibur 450
Table 3-80 456
Aurora GoldenEye 80 Air Vehicle Planned Design Improvements 456
Figure 3-81 457
Aurora Flight Sciences UAS 457
Table 3-82 459
Aurora Flight Sciences Tactical UAVs 459
Table 3-83 466
Aurora's Line of Tactical UAVs 466
Table 3-84 467
Aurora DA42 MPP Features 467
Table 3-85 468
Aurora DA42 MPP Features 468
Table 3-86 469
Aurora DA42 MPP Target Applications 469
Figure 3-87 471
Aurora Flight Sciences GoldenEye 80 471
Figure 3-88 472
L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision Unmanned Aircraft Systems 472
Table 3-89 474
L3 Cutlass Launch Formats 474
Figure 3-90 475
L-3 Communications Cutlass 475
Table 3-91 476
L-3 Communications Cutlass Tube-Launched Small UAS Key Features 476
Figure 3-92 478
L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching From Ground And Air Tubes 478
Table 3-93 479
L-3 Communications Cutlass Launching Alternatives 479
Table 3-94 480
L-3 Communications Cutlass Functions 480
Figure 3-95 481
L-3 Communications Cutlass 481
Figure 3-96 482
L-3 Communications Mid-Tier Filling The Gap Between Tactical And Male UAS 482
Table3-97 483
L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Program Functions 483
Figure 3-98 484
L-3 Communications APEX 484
Figure 3-99 486
L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Or Manned – Mobius 486
Table 3-100 487
L-3 Communications Mobius Proven Airframe Features 487
Figure 3-101 488
L-3 Communications Mobius™ 488
Table 3-102 489
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Key Features 489
Table 3-103 492
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 300 Key Features 492
Table 3-104 493
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 400 Key Features 493
Table 3-105 495
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Key Features 495
Table 3-106 497
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ TigerShark Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Functions 497
Table 3-107 499
L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station Key Features 499
Table 3-108 501
L-3 Unmanned Systems Communications On-board Precision Automated Landing System Key Features
501
Table 3-109 503
L-3 Unmanned Systems ISR Services 503
Table 3-110 506
Challis Heliplane UAV E950 Features 506
Figure 3-111 507
Challis Heliplane 507
Figure 3-112 508
Challis CH-160 Heliplane Specifications 508
Figure 3-113 509
Challis Velocity Raptor Heliplane Specifications 509
Figure 3-114 512
Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System 512
Table 3-115 513
Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS) Functions 513
Figure 3-116 514
Draganflyer Guardian 514
Figure 3-117 516
Draganflyer Camera 516
Figure 3-118 517
Draganflyer Camera Modules 517
Figure 3-119 518
Draganflyer Camera Operator Module 518
Figure 3-120 519
Draganflyer Hovering 519
Source: Draganflyer. 519
Figure 3-121 520
Draganflyer Quad Rotor Provides Flight Stability 520
Source: Draganflyer. 520
Figure 3-122 521
Draganflyer X6 Remotely Operated, Unmanned, Miniature Helicopter 521
Figure 3-123 522
Draganflyer Compact Foldable Frame 522
Source: Draganflyer. 522
Figure 3-124 524
Draganflyer Camera Real Estate Applications 524
Figure 3-125 525
Draganflyer Camera Law Enforcement Applications 525
Figure 3-126 526
Draganflyer Camera Traffic Applications 526
Figure 3-127 527
Draganflyer Tactical Surveillance 527
Figure 3-128 528
Draganflyer X8 Helicopter 528
Figure 3-129 529
DraganFlyer X8 Helicopter Eight Main Horizontal Rotor Blades 529
Figure 3-130 533
General Atomics Predator UAS 533
Figure 3-131 534
General Atomics Predator B UAS 534
Table 3-132 536
General Atomics Predator B Multi-Mission Aircraft Features: 536
Table 3-133 539
General Atomics Certifiable Predator B RPA Features/Benefits: 539
Figure 3-134 540
General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS 540
Figure 3-135 542
General Atomics Predator C Avenger UAS Features: 542
Figure 3-136 543
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator 543
Figure 3-137 544
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Close-Up 544
Table 3-138 547
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B 547
Figure 3-139 548
General Atomics Predator XP RPA 548
Table 3-140 551
General Atomics Predator XP Features/Benefits: 551
Figure 3-141 552
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 552
Table 3-142 555
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits: 555
Figure 3-143 558
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS 558
Figure 3-144 560
General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS Features/Benefits: 560
Table 3-145 562
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gray Eagle Features 562
Table 3-146 563
Griffin Eye Manned ISR System Claw® Sensor Control Functions 563
Figure 3-147 564
GA-ASI GMTI to EO/IR 564
Figure 3-148 565
GA-ASI Select Targets by RCS or Size 565
Figure 3-149 565
GA-ASI Annotation of Sensor Products 565
Figure 3-150 566
GA-ASI Optical Change Detection 566
Figure 3-151 567
GA-ASI Aided Target Classification Based On Sensor Model 567
Figure 3-152 568
GA-ASI Multi-Spectral Image Viewer 568
Figure 3-153 569
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA-ASI Stealthy Blue Force Tracking Device 569
Figure 3-154 571
Integrated Dynamics Rover 571
Figure 3-155 572
Integrated Dynamics Rover A View 572
Figure 3-156 573
Integrated Dynamics Explorer Drone 573
Figure 3-157 575
Integrated Dynamics Skycam 575
Figure 3-158 577
Integrated Dynamics Pride 577
Figure 3-159 579
Integrated Dynamics Spirit 579
Figure 3-160 581
Integrated Dynamics UAV Airframe Systems 581
Figure 3-161 582
Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II 582
Figure 3-162 583
Integrated Dynamics Hornet 583
Figure 3-163 584
Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V 584
Figure 3-164 587
Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I 587
Figure 3-165 588
Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I 588
Figure 3-166 589
Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics Integrated Dynamics M K - I 589
Figure 3-167 590
Integrated Dynamics Vector 590
Figure 3-168 594
MMIST SnowGoose 594
Table 3-169 596
MMist CQ-10B advantages: 596
Table 3-170 597
MMist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)Functions 597
Table 3-171 599
MMist CQ-10 System 599
Figure 3-172 601
MMist SherpaTM Ranger 601
Table 3-173 602
MMIST Shepra Characteristics 602
Table 3-174 604
MMist Sherpa™ Systems Guidance Units 604
Table 3-175 605
MMist Sherpa™ Provider Advantages: 605
Figure 3-176 607
MMist Payload 607
Figure 3-177 609
Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems 609
Table 3-178 610
Marcus Zephyr Airframes UAV Systems Specifications: 610
Table 3-179 613
The Proxy Autonomous Control Suite (PACS™) Principal Subsystem Elements: 613
Table 3-180 618
Proxy SkyRaider Benefits: 618
Table 3-181 619
Proxy Aviation UAV capabilities 619
Figure 3-182 622
Figure 3-183 623
Chinese UAS 623
Table 3-184 624
Chinese V750 Helicopter Drone 624
Table 3-185 625
Air Show China 2010 J10 Chinese Fighter Jets 625
Figure 3-186 629
Northrop Grumman Bat 3 UAV 629
Table 3-187 630
Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features 630
Table 3-188 631
Northrop Grumman Bat 3 Specifications 631
Figure 3-189 632
Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV 632
Figure 3-190 633
Northrop Grumman BAT 4 UAV Features 633
Table 3-191 634
Northrop Grumman Bat 4 Fully Integrated With Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo II Specifications 634
Figure 3-192 635
Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV 635
Table 3-193 636
Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Features 636
Table 3-194 636
Northrop Grumman V-BAT UAV Specifications 636
Figure 3-195 638
Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal 638
Figure 3-196 639
Northrop Grumman Super Bat with Piccolo II Autopilot and TASE Gimbal Features 639
Table 3-197 639
Northrop Grumman MLB Super-Bat Specifications 639
Figure 3-198 641
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 641
Figure 3-199 643
Northrop Grumman Firebird 643

Figure 3-200 644
Northrop Grumman M324 UAS 644
Figure 3-201 645
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 645

Figure 3-202 648
Northrop Grumman Bat Unmanned Aircraft System 648
Table 3-203 649
Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Specifications 649
Figure 3-204 650
Northrop Grumman CMMS 650

Figure 3-205 653
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk (U.S. Air Force) 653
Figure 3-206 657
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout 657
Table 3-207 658
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Requirements: 658
Figure 3-208 659
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout System Needs: 659
Table 3-209 663
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Specifications: 663
Table 3-210 664
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS 664
Figure 3-211 665
Northrop Grumman Fire-X 665
Table 3-212 668
Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets: 668
Figure 3-213 669
Airborne Parrot 669
Figure 3-214 670
Airborne Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 670
Figure 3-215 671
Google Design Called A Tail Sitter, A Hybrid Of A Plane And A Helicopter 671
Figure 3-216 672
Project Loon Balloons Float In The Stratosphere 672
Figure 3-217 674
Google Loon Balloon 674
Figure 3-218 675
Google Titan Aerospace 675
Figure 3-219 678
Planet Lab CubeSats As Model for Outernet Beamed Via Satellite 678
Figure 3-220 680
Lockheed Martin Ground Control System 680
Table 3-221 682
Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System Features 682
Figure 3-222 683
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) 683
Table 3-223 685
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Capabilities 685
Table 3-224 686
Lockheed Martin Integrated Sensor Is Structure (ISIS) Key Features 686
Table 3-225 687
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions 687
Figure 3-226 688
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter 688
Figure 3-227 689
Lockheed Martin ARES 689
Figure 3-228 691
Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III 691

Figure 3-229 692
Lockheed Martin Fury 692
Table 3-230 693
Lockheed Martin Fury Features 693
Figure 3-231 694
Lockheed Martin Expeditionary Ground Control System 694

Table 3-232 695
Expeditionary Ground Control System Modules: 695
Figure 3-233 696
Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System 696
Figure 3-234 697
Lockheed Martin Marlin

Figure 3-235 699
Lockheed Martin Persistent Threat Detection System 699
Figure 3-236 701
Lockheed Martin Stalker UAS 701

Table 3-237 702
Lockheed Martin Stalker Droppable Payload Features 702
Table 3-238 703
Stalker eXtended Endurance (Stalker XE) Features 703
Figure 3-239 704
TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone 704
Table 3-240 705
TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone Features 705
Figure 3-241 706
DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone 706
Table 3-242 708
DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Powerful Mobile App 708
Table 3-243 709
DJI Industries Phantom Functions 709
Table 3-244 711
DJI Industries Phantom SKEYE Nano Drone Open Platform Apps Programming Functions 711
Figure 3-245 712
DJI Industries Inspire Drone 712
Table 3-246 713
DJI Industries Inspire Drone Features 713
Figure 3-247 714
DJI Industries Ronin-M 714
Table 3-248 716
DJI Industries Ronin-M Functions 716
Figure 3-249 717
DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ 717
Table 3-250 718
DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+ Features 718
Figure 3-251 719
DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 719
Table 3-252 720
DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7 Features 720
Figure 3-253 721
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS 721
Table 3-254 722
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PRS Features 722
Table 3-255 723
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Missions 723
Table 3-256 724
Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Benefits 724
Figure 3-257 725
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 725
Table 3-258 727
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Features 727
Table 3-259 728
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Components: 728
Table 3-260 729
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-Mission, Multi-Role ISR System Features 729
Table 3-261 730
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System System Features 730
Figure 3-262 732
Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 732
Table 3-263 733
Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS Functions 733
Figure 3-264 735
Denel Dynamics Skua 735
Table 3-265 736
Denel Dynamics Skua High-speed Target Drone Features 736
Figure 3-266 738
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 738
Table 3-267 739
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron Features And Capabilities: 739
Figure 3-268 740
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron 740
Table 3-269 742
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron Main Features: 742
Figure 3-270 743
Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter 743
Table 3-271 744
Israel Aerospace Industries Hunter System Features And Capabilities: 744
Figure 3-272 745
Israel Aerospace Industries Ranger 745
Table 3-273 746
Israel Aerospace Industries / RUAG Ranger System Main Features And Capabilities: 746
Figure 3-274 748
Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII 748
Table 3-275 749
Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher MKIII Multiple Operational Configurations 749
Figure 3-276 750
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS 750
Table 3-277 751
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Features 751
Table 3-278 752
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Fixed Wing VTOL UAS Main Capabilities 752
Table 3-279 753
The Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Typical Missions 753
Figure 3-280 754
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS 754
Table 3-281 755
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Mini UAS Features and Capabilities 755
Table 3-282 756
Israel Aerospace Industries Mini Panther Fixed Wing VTOL Typical Missions 756 3.30 Safran 756
Table 3-283 757 Safran Drone Positioning 757
Table 3-284 758 Safran Drone Missions 758
Figure 3-285 759 Safran Tactical Drone Systems 759
Figure 3-286 761 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 761
Figure 3-287 763 Honeywell Engines in General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper 763
Figure 3-288 765 Prox Dynamics AS Mini Protective Drone 765
Figure 3-289 766 DJI Phantom 766
Figure 3-290 767 DJI Inspire 1 767
Figure 3-291 768 DJI Ronin 768
Table 3-292 769 DJI Ronin Features 769
Figure 4-1 771 Typical Hobby Commercial Drone 771
Table 4-2 772 US FAA Suggestions for Drone Pilot Training 772
Table 4-3 773 Drone Standards 773
Table 4-4 774 Drone Certification Standards 774
Figure 4-5 775 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution 775
Figure 4-6 776 UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture 776
Table 4-7 777 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment 777
Figure 4-8 778 UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects 778
Table 4-9 779 UAS Avionics Approach 779
Table 4-10 781 Military Drone Technology Key Requirements 781
Figure 4-11 782 US Military DISA Drone Architecture 782
Figure 4-12 783 Drone Operational Architecture 783
Figure 4-13 787 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Features 787
Figure 4-14 799 Vehicle Tracking And Antenna Positioning System That Utilizes Unique GPS 799
Figure 4-15 809 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control 809
Table 4-16 813 Aurora Development Capabilities 813
Table 4-17 815 Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems 815
Table 4-18 815 Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System 815
Table 4-19 816 Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues 816
Table 4-20 817 Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development 817
Table 4-21 826 Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030 826
Figure 4-22 827 Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft 827
Table 4-23 830 Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions 830
Table 4-24 831 L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features 831
Figure 4-25 832 linkTEK™ IDS 832
Table 4-26 833 FlightTEK Controls 833
Figure 4-27 836 Large Project Management 836
Figure 4-28 837 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment 837
Figure 4-29 838 Draganflyer Pipeline / Hydro-Transmission Line Inspection 838
Figure 4-30 840 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Fields and Crops 840
Figure 4-30 842 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research 842
Figure 4-31 843 Draganflyer Remote Aerial Archeology 843
Figure 4-32 845 Draganflyer Remote Environmental Assessment 845
Figure 4-33 847 Draganflyer Fun 847
Figure 4-34 848 Advanced Flight Entertainment 848
Table 4-35 850 Draganflyer RC Helicopter Aerial Photography and Videography Platform 850
Figure 4-36 854 John Paul Jones US Navy Ship 854
Figure 4-37 855 Early US Navy Ship 855
Figure 4-38 856 Early US Barbary Wars Show How to Fight Terrorism 856
Table 5-1 863 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Benefits 863
Table 5-2 864 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Target User Markets 864
Table 5-3 865 ASnTech Mobile Or Fixed Assets Users 865
Table 5-4 866 Aurora Flight Core Values: 866
Table 5-5 868 BAE Systems Standards 868
Figure 5-6 869 BAE Systems Revenue in Defense Market 869
Table 5-7 874 Boeing Commercial Airplane Profile 874
Table 5-8 875 Boeing Commercial Airplane Installed Base Profile 875
Figure 5-9 885 DJI Phantom 885
Figure 5-10 886 Draganflyer Design 886
Figure 5-11 888 Draganflyer X6 888
Table 5-12 892 DRS Technologies Defense Technology Leading Market Positions 892
Table 5-13 896 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range Aircraft 896
Figure 5-14 897 General Atomics Reaper 897
Figure 5-15 911 Boston Dynamic LS3 911
Figure 5-16 912 Boston Dynamic CHEETAH 912
Figure 5-16 914 Boston Dynamic Atlas 914
Figure 5-17 916 Boston Dynamic BigDog 916
Figure 5-18 918 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - 918
Table 5-19 920 Google Autonomous Vehicles Technology 920
Figure 5-20 926 GoPro Cameras 926
Figure 5-21 929 Honeywell T-Hawk Military Mini Drone 929
Table 5-22 932 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Supply Source 932
Table 5-23 933 Integrated Dynamics UAV/RPV Project Accessories 933
Table 5-24 934 Israel Aerospace Industries IAI / Malat Main Areas Of Activity 934
Figure 5-25 936 Israel Aerospace Industries Malat Division 936
Table 5-26 940 L-3: Positioning 940
Table 5-27 946 Laird / Cattron Group International Customers: 946
Figure 5-28 950 Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning 950
Table 5-29 952 Lockheed Martin's operating units 952
Figure 5-30 954 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning 954
Figure 5-31 955 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio 955
Figure 5-32 956 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift 956
Figure 5-33 957 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter 957
Figure 5-34 958 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio 958
Table 5-35 969 Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice 969
Figure 5-36 970 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments 970
Figure 5-37 971 Northrop Grumman Portfolio 971
Table 5-38 979 Proxy Technologies Deone Potential Uses 979
Figure 5-39 981 RUAG Aerospace Business Aviation 981
Figure 5-40 982 RUAG Aerospace Military Aviation 982
Table 5-41 984 Safran Morpho Profile 984
Table 5-42 985 Safron Morpho Technology Position In The Security Chain 985
Table 5-43 987 Safran Types of Threat Detection 987
Table 5-44 988 Safran Threat Detection Technologies 988
Figure 5-45 989 Safran Systems Deployed In The Field 989
Table 5-46 991 Safron Morpho Identification Division 991
Table 5-47 994 Safron Morpho e-Documents Divisions 994
Table 5-48 995 Safron Morpho Detection and Divisions 995
Table 5-49 1004 Textron First Quarter 2015 Segment Results 1004
Table 5-50 1005 Textron Brands 1005
Figure 5-51 1008 Wing Loong Drone 1008

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