Research into unmanned systems is critical for understanding how industries and markets—military, civil, and commercial—can use autonomous vehicles and drones to grow and become more efficient. Our team of experts continuously tracks, identifies and assesses the opportunities and challenges created as a result of converging industries, technology-led solutions, regulatory requirements/changes, and competitive pressures.
Frost & Sullivan’s research into the unmanned systems market focuses on the transformative impact of unmanned systems on the day-to-day operations of the military, civil, and commercial spheres. Research areas include platforms, sensors, and drone services. Ancillary markets that support unmanned/autonomous vehicles, such as the counter drone market that has sprung out of the proliferation of consumer drones, are also monitored.
Our experts provide insightful analysis into major market trends, game-changing growth opportunities, new business models, and innovative competitive strategies. Our deep-dive intelligence is aimed at helping clients take effective business decisions and develop successful long-term strategies.
Experienced military aviator with expertise in world-wide aerospace operations. An expert in researching and analyzing the military, civil, and commercial unmanned systems ecosystems as well as markets related to defense training and simulation programs and technologies.
An autonomous technologies enthusiast working with major OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers and technology companies, advising them on growth opportunities and competitive bench marking in the autonomous systems and intelligent mobility markets.
An aviation specialist, analyzing trends and technologies in commercial aerospace, and assisting industry participants in identifying opportunities and evaluating market entry strategies.
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We help our clients navigate both the tactical and strategic imperatives essential to grow their business. From meticulously designed surveys and primary research interviews to in-depth analysis of current and future market trends, we support clients in the development and implementation of growth strategies. We work with drone manufacturers (in all domains), sensor providers, services companies, software developers, regulators, and technology disruptors to help them understand, evaluate, and develop new products and growth solutions using new paradigms and innovative business models. We engage with clients through customized consulting projects and strategy workshops. Projects typically involve several phases, from identifying and analyzing to developing and implementing business plans and growth strategies. We use our research and industry experience, backed by well-defined tools and techniques, to ensure end-to-end management and delivery of these projects. Frost & Sullivan’s Unmanned Systems Research Program can support your organization in each of the following areas:
- Development, feasibility analysis, and implementation of new capabilities or technologies that could drive the various unmanned systems ecosystems
- Benchmarking, development, and adoption scenarios for new business models
- Competitive intelligence to identify and evaluate which companies are competing in market niches and which have the best products and/or capabilities
- Evaluation of the risks and rewards of developing an internal drone capability vs utilizing third party services
- Identification of go-to-market strategies through product, pricing, and competitive analysis for hardware, software, and services
- Assessment of growth opportunities like multi-drone operations and manned-unmanned teaming
- Support venture capital firms interested in investing in the unmanned systems space with practical, high impact research
Frost & Sullivan’s Unmanned Systems Research Team offers customized workshops that highlight emerging trends and their impact on your organization. Our workshops are highly flexible: team members can either be external expert speakers at day long workshops organized by your company or we can undertake full facilitation of the workshop to ensure your delegates are engaged with opportunities relevant to their area of operation. Included as part of our workshop services are follow-up reports and actionable strategies that empower clients throughout their growth cycles, from ideation to implementation.
Frost & Sullivan’s expertise in defense research and consulting includes
work in the following ten market segments:
Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Hardware
Platform and sensor manufacturers are continuously developing increased capabilities at lower prices.
What are the ongoing technological advances in hardware and how will they impact market participants? Which hardware advances will be game-changers?
Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Software
Software is essential to collecting, distributing, storing, and processing the data collected by autonomous vehicles. It is the machine that drives the unmanned ecosystem. How are software systems changing to meet evolving demands? What unmet requirements should software developers target?
Drone Services Providers
Companies that provide B2B drone services to firms that either do not want internal drone capabilities or only need services on a periodic basis. What new capabilities can drone services providers tap into? What are some of the emerging markets for drone services?
Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Systems that detect, identify, track and, in some cases, mitigate nefarious or irresponsible drone operations. This market has grown out of the proliferation of inexpensive, consumer-grade drones. What are the adjunct industries where counter UAS can be deployed? How can their capabilities be developed to broaden their application scope?
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