Military small, mini UAVs to proliferate in European markets

LONDON, 20 Nov. 2007. Researchers at the Aerospace and Defence Group have studied the European mini-UAV market. The find that whether at command level or with the front line infantryman fighting the "Three Block War," mini-UAVs provide real-time situational awareness on the usually dispersed and complex modern battlefield. "As the European military UAV market takes off, opportunities for smaller systems have proliferated," notes a senior analyst.

LONDON, 20 Nov. 2007. The Aerospace and Defence Group at Frost & Sullivan's 2007 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the European mini-UAV market will be held on Wed., Nov. 28, at 2 pm GMT.

Whether at command level or with the front line infantryman fighting the "Three Block War," mini-UAVs provide real-time situational awareness on the usually dispersed and complex modern battlefield. Mini-UAVs give a combat unit that vital glimpse "over the hill," or around the corner of the next building. Their comparatively low cost and increasingly sophisticated sensor technologies mean that the use of small and mini-UAVs (S/MUAS) will proliferate across the military market.

Highlights of the briefing include: an examination of mini-UAV systems' market penetration in the European defence sector, technology overview, market opportunities, strategic recommendations, and an evaluation of future prospects in the European markets.

"As the European military UAV market takes off, opportunities for smaller systems have proliferated," notes Frost & Sullivan senior analyst Antony Adie. "However, consolidation will rationalize the market as it matures."

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