Here’s an oddity in the world of drones: The S-100 Camcopter, manufactured by the Austrian company Schiebel, is operated by both the super-secret SEAL Team 6 and the Chinese Navy. Both the Pakistani and Indian armed forces fly it (the video above is courtesy of the Brazilian Navy). One has mysteriously crashed in Somalia (clue, it wasn’t Chinese). The drone has been secretly procured by the Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to hunt for roadside bombs in places like Iraq.
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According to the new market research report, now available on ASDReports, "Multirotor Drones Market by Application (Defense, Aerial Shooting, Business & Commerce, Law enforcement, Environmental Inspection), Payload (Electro-optic sensor, Cameras, Sense & Avoid System, LIDAR, CBRN, Wi-Fi, GPS), Region - Forecast to 2020",The multirotor drones market is estimated to be valued at $840.21 Million in 2015. It is projected to register a CAGR of 22.2% to reach $2.28 Billion by 2020.
The multirotor drones market is highly lucrative and holds tremendous growth potential in the next decade. The report provides market analysis of the multirotor drones and their application for the next five years. It explains market and technology trends to gain competitive market intelligence. It also provides detailed analysis of historic, estimated and projected global industry values, demand and supply factors influencing the market, factors driving and restraining the growth of the market. The impact of these drivers and restraints has been analyzed and their influence on this market has been diagrammatically represented to provide in-depth insights on the market.
The market share of the leading companies in this market has been covered under competitive analysis. Apart from a general overview of the competing companies; it also provides details on their financial positions, key products, their unique selling points and key developments. This report also studies the growth strategies adopted by these market players to expand their global presence and increase their market share through partnerships, agreements, collaborations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and new product launches.
The increasing use of drones for law enforcement has fueled the growth of the drones market. Moreover, increasing production of multirotor for non-military applications such as agriculture, aerial shooting, sports coverage, and environmental inspection, has helped in highlighting the importance of drones in the global market and subsequently increased the market demand. Drones are nowadays preferred for many commercial and military applications, due to its advantages such as high precision, high efficiency, acceptable & affordable innovations, and low production, operational & maintenance cost. However, the factors such as declining defense budgets, lack of skilled pilots, and strict airspace regulations are restraining the growth of the market to some extent. The global market is projected to register growth at a CAGR of 22.2%, and reach ~$2.3 Billion by 2020.
The penetration rate of aerial shooting applications in the multirotor drones market is highest compared other applications. However, the market demand for business & commerce application is estimated to overtake the homeland security applications’ market by 2020.
Due to economic downturn, major countries such as U.S. and the U.K. are witnessing economic difficulties. The U.S. has witnessed budget cuts in the recent past and it is likely to continue in the near future. The U.S. has announced the budget cut of US $178 Billion from 2011 to 2015. Any budget cut in these countries could slow down the defense industry. Despite these facts, the drones market is booming and a considerable amount of money is spent on research & development. India, South Korea, China, Germany, France and Australia are the new growth regions, due to their high investments in R&D of the UAV sector.
The unrest in Asian countries due to terrorist attacks and political disputes has increased the UAV spending. Regions such as North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe currently hold the largest share market. However, the Middle Eastern and African countries have a high potential of growth in this sector.
The major companies involved in the manufacturing of multirotor drones market are AeroVironment, Inc. (U.S.), Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel), DJI Innovations (China), 3D Robotics (U.S.), and Microdrones GMBH (Germany), dominates this market and they are expected to strengthen their market positions across the globe during the forecast period. Aibotix (Germany), Coptercam (Australia), Draganfly Innovations (Canada), Aeryon Labs (Canada), and Cyberhawk Innovations Ltd. (U.K.), are the other significant key players in the multirotor drones market.
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Alvin knew it had been a bad night in the pasture. He’d lain awake till dawn listening to the snarls, the roars, the wet screams, the horrible clamor of animals killing and being killed. He’d had half a mind to go protect his flock, had even pulled on his boots, but Sadie grabbed his elbow and pulled him back inside. “You know what’s out there, dad,” she pleaded.
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Oberpfaffenhofen, July 6, 2015—The tremendous amounts of data produced by the European Earth observation programme Copernicus and its Sentinel satellites open the door to countless products and applications in a wide array of business sectors.
The annual Earth monitoring competition, the Copernicus Masters, was initiated to support visionary entrepreneurs to bring their innovations in the application of satellite Earth observation data to market.
Satellites have a huge potential to help design more sustainable cities. The global population continues to rise, placing demands on critical infrastructure and increasing the need for sustainable development across the world’s cities. Intelligent transport solutions and smart city initiatives offer a way to reduce this burden and improve quality of life.
The Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport Challenge is therefore looking for innovative solutions that use satellites to take advantage of this real and growing opportunity.
Participants are encouraged to combine Earth observation imagery with in-situ data (e.g. near-real or real-time information on traffic, pollution, social behaviour, crowdsourced data and city development) to create an innovative product or service. Submissions should include and informative plan for the idea, how it might be realised, and the data sources involved. Entries are welcome from individuals, start-ups or established businesses.
The winning proposal will be awarded a Catapult business support package (valued at EUR 10,000) tailored to the requirements of the entrant. In addition, the winner of the challenge is automatically entered into the overall Copernicus Master award – with the chance to receive (along with their challenge prize) EUR 20,000 in cash and a satellite data package worth a further EUR 60,000, which is being provided with the financial support of the European Commission.
The Copernicus Master Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport Challenge by the Satellite Applications Catapult is open for online submission until the 13th July this year.
All winners will be announced on 20 October 2015 during the awards ceremony held in Berlin.
The Catapult team is available to help guide you through the application process, if you have any questions regarding your submission the team can be reached on + 44 1235 239637.
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AZO has been carrying out the Copernicus Masters competition on behalf of ESA since 2011. By leveraging its extensive experience as a specialist in building and maintaining global innovation networks and organising related competitions, the company supports product innovations and the creation of new businesses, particularly in the field of commercial aerospace applications. www.anwendungszentrum.de
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July 6, 2015 — SuccessfulStudent.org—a resource for students looking to find unique degree programs and career options—ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe as one of the “15 Best Drone Training Colleges in America.” ULM’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) concentration was ranked in the nation’s top-10.
NASA has revealed that it’s building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars), a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and survey landing sites for the eventual manned mission. The two-foot-long vehicle will weigh about 2.6 pounds on Earth, but Mars’ gravity will reduce that to 1 […]
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