Unmanned aircraft system launchers market to increase presence in the military

Press Release   •   Aug 15, 2012 11:19 BST

The unmanned aircraft system launchers market has been forecast to achieve an increased presence within the military, growing from a market value of $118 million in 2011, to hit a value of $1.3 billion by 2018.

Industry growth is set to be driven by drones becoming lighter and less expensive, and being able to perform aerial warfighter tasks remotely, with no danger to a human pilot.

Furthermore, the unmanned aircraft system launchers market will provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic military missions that strike at terrorists without injuring civilians.

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are portable devices that support remote placement of ways to launch self-piloted aircraft. They are used to launch drones, technically known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. The launchers for these aircraft support remote take off for air strikes and surveillance without the benefit of an airport.

Key players within the unmanned aircraft system launchers market includes; Northrop Grumman, an American designer, systems integrator and manufacturer of military aircraft, defence electronics, precision weapons, commercial and military aerostructures.

Textron / AAI, an industrial corporation that includes Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Greenlee, and Raytheon, a technology and innovation leader, specialising in defence, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.

For more information on the unmanned aircraft system launchers market, see the latest research: Unmanned Aircraft System Launchers Market Report

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