Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market Size By Commutation Type (Tracked, Wheeled, Legged, Hybrid), By Application (Defense [Search and Rescue (SAR), Special Mission, Combat Support, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) System], Commercial [Fire Fighting, Oil & Gas, Agriculture]), By Size (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large), By Operation (Teleoperated, Semi-automatic, Automatic) By Component (Navigation System, Communication System, Motors/Actuators, Power Systems) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026

Published Date: Mar 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4590  |  Authors: Ankita Bhutani, Preeti Wadhwani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 300   |   Base Year: 2019




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market size exceeded USD 2.5 billion in 2019 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of over 13% between 2020 and 2026. The market growth is driven by rapid technological advancements in the defense vertical along with increasing scope of UGV application across various sectors.
 

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market

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Various countries are investing significantly for upgradation of their defense capabilities, supporting the unmanned ground vehicles market growth. Better operational efficiency with no risk to human life is the major driver for the market. The UGV is used in various defense applications like search and rescue, combat support, transportation and other.
 

Major countries across the globe are allocating budgets and setting timelines for acquisition and deployment of UGV in their defense system. For instance, in 2015, Russia Military Industry Committee announced that they will be 30% of their kinetic weapons on remote control platform by 2025.
 

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2019: 2.5 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR: 13% 2026 Value Projection: USD 7 Billion (USD)
Pages: 300 Tables, Charts & Figures: 513
Geographies covered (21): U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Israel, UAE
Segments covered: Commutation Type, Application, Size, Operation, Component and Region
Companies covered (23): Armtrac Limited, BAE Systems, Clearpath Robotics Inc., Cobham Inc. DOK-ING, Endeavor Robotics, Elbit Systems, General Dynamics Corporation, Horiba Mira Ltd, ICOR Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QuinteQ Group plc, RE2, Inc., Rheinmetall, Lockheed Martin, L3Harris Technologies, Leonardo S.p.A, Oshkosh Corporation, iRobot Corp, FLIR Systems, Milrem A.S., Textron Systems, Howe & Howe Technologies Inc.
Growth Drivers:
  • Reducing risk of army personals
  • Increasing share of defense budget allocation in UGV R&D
  • Integration of centralized ground control system
  • Formulation of various government bodies for acquisition of UGV
  • Forth industrial revolution
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Trust of humans on UGV
  • Unclear scope of application
  • High cost per unit of UGV

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Increasing demand of military UGV, promoting tracked and hybrid segments

The requirement of UGV to operate on any terrain is increasing the demand for tracked vehicles, allowing them to capture the highest market share. Conventionally the tracked locomotion was expected to be loud and slow, but major market leaders are changing the industry trends by developing silent and fast-tracked vehicles.
 

For instance, Textron’s Grizzly, a UGV which operates on hybrid diesel electric engine which participated in 2018 exercise of the U.S. army for field operations demonstrated that it is much more silent and faster.
 

Rising demand of combat support and SAR vehicles for providing medical support will influence the unmanned ground vehicles market demand

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market

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Combat support and EOD system will cater to highest market revenue of more than USD 500 million and USD 600 million respectively, backed up by ongoing research and development across numerous verticals. Governments are teaming up with various industry players to develop UGV’s which can perform manned and unmanned missions.
 

For instance, in September 2015, Milrem demonstrated Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (TheMis), a multi-mission UGV, developed with support of Estonian Ministry of Defence. This newly designed UGV is mounted on two crawler tracks with a kerb weight of 850kg.
 

Requirement to perform operations in high-risk areas, propelling the growth of small sized UGVs

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The small sized unmanned ground vehicles market will witness growth rate of more than 14% through 2026. Increasing requirement of small and medium sized UGV’s to effectively perform operations where it is practically not possible for human is supporting the market growth.
 

For instance, ECA group delivered COBRA UGV, a small sized IED/EOD sensing UGV to Thai armed forces. The UGV will work as an expandable device capable of tracing land mines in prone areas.
 

The rise in demand of UGV to perform fully autonomous operations is improving market growth

Technological developments in sensors and remote-control technologies are propelling the demand of autonomous UGV. Teleoperated semi-automatic UGV is also gaining popularity in order to maintain higher degree of access. Industry participants are developing UGVs with advanced operational capabilities such as automatic and semi-automatic mode of operations.
 

For instance, in October 2016, Clearpath Robotics introduced warthog, and amphibious UGV which includes internal processing unit, IMU, wheel encoders and mounting racks. This UGV can be controlled by a human operator and processes data in order to optimize best possible operations.
 

Acquisition of new technologies by APAC propelling regional growth rate

Asia Paciifc Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market

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The North America unmanned ground vehicles market will accrue the maximum revenue share during the forecast period on account of presence of major industry players such as Lockheed Martin, L3Harris, Textron Systems and Northrop Grumman. Moreover, significant investments in defense and technology encompassing UGV’s has propelled the industry growth.
 

For instance, in October 2019, U.S. army invited four major industry players for developing a prototype version of future light Robotic Combat Vehicle. The army plans to procure a range of light medium and heavy Robot Combat Vehicles (RCV) by 2028.
 

The Asia Pacific market us predicted to register substantial gains till 2026 owing to rapid technological advancement and experimentation done by major industry players backed up by support from the government.
 

For instance, in November 2019, Australian Defense Force (ADF) demonstrated the operations of fully automated armored vehicle at Majura Training Site in conjunction with BAE systems. The two combat UGV demonstrated were an upgrade to existing M113 armored vehicle and is a part of Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy.
 

Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts promoting market competitiveness

Major market players are Armtrac Limited, Clearpath Robotics Inc, Cobham plc, DOK-ING, Endeavor Robotics, General Dynamics Corporation, Horiba Mira Ltd., Icor Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ Group Plc, RE2, Inc, Lockheed Martin, Oshkosh Corporation, BAE Systems, iRobot Corp, FLIR Systems, Milrem AS, Textron Systems, Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc., and L3Harris Technologies.
 

The companies operating in the industry are undergoing partnerships and collaborations to develop UGV’s with enhanced capabilities, helping them to increase their market share. For instance, in October 2019, Textron Systems, FLIR systems and Howe & Howe jointly introduced Ripsaw M5, a fifth-generation unmanned ground combat vehicle. The Ripsaw M5 will make entry in U.S. Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) program.
 

The market research report on UGVs includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market by Type, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Hybrid
  • Legged
  • Tracked
  • Wheeled

Market by Application, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Defense
    • Search and Rescue (SAR)
    • Special Mission
    • Combat Support
    • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) System
    • Others (transport, mine clearance, explosive disposal, Intelligence, Surveillance, Recognizance (ISR))
  • Commercial
    • Fire Fighting
    • Oil & Gas
    • Agriculture
    • Others (general purpose, mining, CBRN, security)

Market by Size, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Small (20 to 400 lb.)
  • Medium 401 to 2,500 lb.)
  • Large (2,501 to 20,000 lb.)
  • Extra-large (over 20,000 lb.)

Market by Operation, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Teleoperated
  • Semi-Automatic
  • Automatic

Market by Component, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Navigation System
  • Communication System
  • Motors/Actuators
  • Power system
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • UAE

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America will accrue maximum market share during the forecast period on account of presence of major industry players such as Lockheed Martin, L3Harris, Textron Systems and Northrop Grumman in the continent.
Major market players are Armtrac Limited, Clearpath Robotics Inc, Cobham plc, DOK-ING, Endeavor Robotics, General Dynamics Corporation, Horiba Mira Ltd., Icor Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ Group Plc, RE2, Inc, Lockheed Martin, Oshkosh Corporation, BAE Systems, iRobot Corp, FLIR Systems, Milrem AS, Textron Systems, Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc., and L3Harris Technologies.
According to this research report by GMI, the small sized UGV segment will witness a growth rate of more than 14% through 2026.

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  • Published Date: Mar 2020
  • Pages: 300
  • Tables: 482
  • Charts / Figures: 31
  • Companies covered: 23
  • Countries covered: 21

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