In the recent times, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), also known as underwater drones, are gaining traction in various commercial, research, and military applications such as ocean floor mapping, polar ice research, mine countermeasures, pipeline inspection, and anti-submarine warfare because they enable less/no human intervention. The growth of the UUV market is highly influenced by the intense demand of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) capabilities and submarine detection of Defense systems of the countries around the world. As of 2018, global UUV market attained a value of $749.82 million. Furthermore, the global UUV market demand is projected to rise at a CAGR of 16.91% during the forecast period 2019-2025.
The report is titled: “Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Market: By Type (AUV, ROV, Hybrid); By Operating Depth (Less than 200m, 200-1000m, 1000-3000m, More than 3000m); By Size Range (Man-Portable, LWV, HWV, Large); By Application (Defense, Scientific and Academic Research, Commercial Exploration, Retrieval System); By Geography- Forecast (2019-2025).” It incorporates an in-depth assessment of the competitive landscape, market drivers, operating depth analysis, future prospects, manufacturing cost analysis, end-user industries, production life cycle, market trends, mergers and acquisitions, market life cycle analysis, market entropy, supply and demand analysis, and strategic analysis of the global UUV market.
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market: Leading Segments
Based on their operation type, underwater vehicles are classified into Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). While ROVs are used in hydrography by professionals with the help of cables, AUVs can function independently without real-time human interference. Owing to their commercial and military benefits, AUVs are cashing on the demand influx in the UUV market. Hence, the AUV industry is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 17.28% during the forecast period.
NASA and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) collectively launched Orpheus which tests the exploration of undiscovered sea life and offers a future scope to explore the ocean of Europa (one of the planet Jupiter’s moon).  In addition to the former, the U.S. is embracing its Naval Undersea Warfare Center with R&D, test and evaluation, and engineering of UUV. These innovations empower the growth potential of the UUV market in North America. Consequently, North America held 34.88% regional share in the global UUV market as of 2018.
UUV Market: Disruptive Trends
· The U.S. Military Researchers are trying to develop deep-dive UUVs and control systems which can identify and manipulate objects in deep-ocean. These advancements are will increase the growth prospects of UUV market in the U.S.
· Manufacturers are incorporating technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data with UUVs to enhance their applications.
· New subsea-hosted AUVs are in progress, which when successfully implemented, will provide cost-effective inspections in subsea infrastructure than ROVs.
UUV Market: Competitive Landscape
Currently, Oceaneering International, Subsea 7 S.A., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Saab Group, Boeing Company, Atlas EleKTronik GmbH, Bluefin Robotics Corporation, Kongsberg Maritime, and Teledyne Technologies, Inc., are the major players of the global UUVs market.
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