Satnews Daily
November 12th, 2014

NSR Delves Into The Impacts Of UAS On SATCOM

[SatNews] NSR’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) via Satellite is a new report providing comprehensive market analysis of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and assesses their impact on and use of satellite communications.

Building on years of data and analysis from NSR’s coverage of UAVs for government and military markets, this new study presents readers with an in-depth look at regional conditions, capacity demand, and drivers for High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) and Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS globally over the next ten years.

This report analyzes the civilian and military UAS markets for both HALE and MALE platforms, in terms of the growth in their number of airframes, in-service SATCOM terminals, revenues, and capacity demand by frequency bands. Segmented regionally and including case studies of future markets, the report offers not only an overview of the UAS and Satcom ecosystem, but also a thorough look forward at the future development of long endurance UAS as a potential complement or competitor of the Satcom industry. The report’s findings are aimed at enabling SATCOM service providers to plan accordingly so as to capitalize on the market opportunities that these UAS bring, and also protect and enhance their current market position by gaining a competitive edge by allocating their satellite resources efficiently across the globe.     

The report features more detailed analysis of the UAS SATCOM markets than ever before, using a bottom-up approach for exploring the impact of policy and regulatory framework changes on civilian and military UAS flights that will affect SATCOM procurement by the governments, providing actionable information and perspective to players. The report contains information about key UAS government programs over the next 10 years, potential of SATCOM links for small and tactical UAS, geographical analysis of potential civilian and military UAS SATCOM demand, and the technological and market trends that will drive the UAS and SATCOM industry. 

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