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    Underwater Drone Market Report

    Underwater Drone Market Report
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    Market Insights

    The underwater drone market was estimated at US$ 4.9 Billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% during 2022-2028 to reach US$ ~7.9 Billion in 2028.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled governments all around the world to prioritize healthcare. As a result, the nations are cutting back on their military spending to help pay for the pandemic response and recovery efforts. To put more money toward the pandemic response, countries like South Korea and Thailand have cut back on their military spending.

    Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), commonly referred to as underwater drones, are a class of vehicles that can operate in the ocean and sea without a human occupant. The two main types of these machines are remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), which are directed by a distant human operator throughout their operations, and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), which are able to operate on their own without any real-time human inputs. A reduction in the amount of time needed to inspect equipment and other submerged items has been made possible by technological advancements in unmanned underwater vehicles, such as high-resolution cameras, superior manipulator arms, and highly sensitive sonar. This has created an ocean of opportunity in the underwater drone market.

    During the anticipated period, it is anticipated that factors such as the rise in deep-water offshore oil and gas exploration, the rise in demand for underwater drones for defence and security applications, the rise in demand for oceanographic research, and the rise in government support for the modernization of military forces will propel the growth of the global underwater drone market. The projection period is likely to see a slowdown in the growth of the underwater drone market due to communication issues with AUVs.

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast that between 2018 and 2050, the world's energy consumption will increase by almost 50%. This prediction was made in the recently published International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019). Oil and gas businesses, which make up a significant portion of the energy market, are increasing the output, effectiveness, and safety of their assets as a result of the rising global demand for energy. The majority of the world's oil and gas reserves are submerged in the sea. Oil and gas corporations are now able to dig thousands of feet below the surface and more than 100 miles offshore because of improvements in oil and gas exploration, drilling, and production. Deep-water oil and gas production is moving away from traditional floating platforms and toward wellheads on the seafloor that are linked to pipes on the seafloor.

    These systems rely on improved remote surveillance tools and autonomous installations, which include unmanned underwater drones. The use of ROVs and AUVs is anticipated to increase dramatically as operators continue to seek oil and gas sources in deeper seas. Drones that operate underwater improve operational security, aid in drilling and subsea building, lessen the influence of inspection activities on the environment and need fewer staff deployments. Drones that operate underwater provide an alternative to deploying divers to do routine inspection work. Drone inspection work is secure, effective, and less harmful to the environment than routine monitoring and inspection.

    In September 2020, Kraken Robotics Inc. revealed that its subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has started the first stage of its OceanVision project in accordance with the goals of performing oil and gas exploration and inspection. Kraken will utilise its underwater equipment to map and image the seabed on Newfoundland's Grand Banks and other locations in Atlantic Canada. The oil and gas industry's growing need for underwater drones has led to the ROV and AUV manufacturers providing systems with longer underwater uptimes.

    Several investments/guidelines in the industry have been directed in recent years, which would boost the overall market. Some of them are:

    • Unsustainable marine resource exploitation has had a negative influence on the oceans, causing pollution and a collapse in fish supplies all over the world. The marine ecology has been damaged by land-based pollution, habitat loss, climate change, and unsustainable resource exploitation. Over the years, scientists and professionals have created a bottom-up campaign to address the declining health of the oceans, which finally persuaded the United Nations General Assembly to announce a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in 2017. (2021–2030). Under this, governments and scientists are bringing attention to the oceans' alarming reduction in resources and health. To improve ocean management, relief strategies supported by science and technology are needed.

    Segment Analysis

    Type, propulsion system, application, product type, and geography are the market segments. Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), and hybrid vehicles make up the type segment's further divisions.

    The market is divided into three categories according to propulsion system: electric, mechanical, and hybrid. The market is divided into four categories based on application: commercial exploration, scientific research, military & security, and others.

    The main issue with underwater drones is that they have trouble operating in harsh and chilly environments. Communication is challenging in areas with poor satellite coverage and cell connectivity. Sea ice also presents a risk to surface vehicles and makes communication with underwater gliders and other underwater vehicles considerably more challenging.

    The underwater drone market is divided into four product categories: micro, small and medium, light work-class, and heavy work-class. The market is examined in terms of its impact on North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA..

    The main element influencing the uptake of underwater drones is the rising demand for these drones among customers engaged in water-related activities like swimming and diving. Due to the addition of these underwater drones to Navy security gear, the use of underwater drones for defence has expanded. Energy-efficient drones are already available on the market as a consequence of ongoing research and development to improve the operability of underwater drones. These underwater vehicles mostly rely on renewable energy sources or clever movement strategies, and they seldom utilize their on-board batteries. Products that employ renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and others have been introduced to the market. As a result, drones can operate for longer underwater and need fewer Li-ion battery recharges.

    Report – Features

    Market Segmentation

    5

    Regions Covered

    6

    Countries/Sub-Regions Covered

    14

    No. of Figures & Tables

    >150

    Company Profiles

    9

    Key Players

    There is stiff competition in the underwater drone market. The growth of the companies is directly dependent on the industry conditions and government support. These companies differentiate their underwater drone based on their quality and penetration in the target and emerging markets. Also, some major mergers and acquisitions in the industry recently have significantly influenced the competitive dynamics. For example:

    • Robotosea, an underwater drone business, has released the BIKI underwater drone, a robot fish with a 4K camera. The BIKI's built-in 4K lens includes a stabiliser and 32 GB of internal memory to capture whatever it lays its robot eyes on. Its main purpose is to allow users to view some fascinating things that they wouldn't ordinarily be able to see.

    The overall competitive landscape has been affected due to these mergers and acquisitions. The following are the major players in the underwater drone market:

    • Saab Seaeye Ltd
    • Teledyne Marine Group
    • The Boeing Company
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Bluefin Robotics
    • Kongsberg Maritime
    • ECA Group
    • Oceaneering International, Inc.
    • TechnipFMC plc
    • Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc..

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact book, press release, journals, investor presentation, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both the qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    Underwater Drone Market Features

    Market Size in 2028

    USD ~7.9 billion

    Market Size in 2021

    USD 4.9 billion

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    10.2% CAGR

    Base Year of Study

    2021

    Trend Period

    2015-2020

    Forecast Period

    2022-2028

    Segments Covered

    By Type (Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Hybrid Vehicles)

    By Application (Defense & Security, Scientific Research, Commercial Exploration and Others)

    By Propulsion (Electric System, Mechanical System and Hybrid System)

    By Product Type (Micro, Small and Medium, Light Work-Class and Heavy Work-Class)

    Region.

    Top Companies in 2022

    • Saab Seaeye Ltd
    • Teledyne Marine Group
    • The Boeing Company
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Bluefin Robotics
    • Kongsberg Maritime
    • ECA Group
    • Oceaneering International, Inc.
    • TechnipFMC plc
    • Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc..

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The underwater drone market valued at US$ 4.9 Billion in 2021.

    The underwater drone market valued at US$ ~7.9 Billion in 2028.

    The underwater drone market is growing at a CAGR of 10.2% over the forecast period.

    The major players in the underwater drone market are Saab Seaeye Ltd, Teledyne Marine Group, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bluefin Robotics, Kongsberg Maritime, ECA Group, Oceaneering International, Inc., TechnipFMC plc, Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc..

    Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), commonly referred to as underwater drones, are a class of vehicles that can operate in the ocean and sea without a human occupant.

    The military sensors market is studied from 2016 - 2028.

    During the anticipated period, it is anticipated that factors such as the rise in deep-water offshore oil and gas exploration, the rise in demand for underwater drones for defence and security applications, the rise in demand for oceanographic research, and the rise in government support for the modernization of military forces will propel the growth of the global underwater drone market.

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