The global UUV market size is projected to grow from USD 2.0 billion in 2020 to USD 4.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 16.4% from 2020 to 2025. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising number of deep-water offshore oil & gas production activities and increasing maritime security threats.
The UUV market includes major players Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Saab AB (Sweden), Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Oceaneering International, Inc. (US). These players have spread their business across various countries includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and South America. COVID-19 has impacted their businesses as well. Industry experts believe that COVID-19 could affect UUV production and services by 25–30% globally in 2020.
Based on application, the commercial exploration segment of the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) market is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period.
The commercial exploration segment of the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) market is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increased demand for UUVs in commercial applications, such as surveys and seabed mapping, offshore drilling, and pipeline inspection.
Based on the system, the sensors segment of the ROV market is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period
The ROV market has been segmented and analyzed based on the system into a propulsion system, collision avoidance system, a navigation system, communication system, sensors, payloads, and chassis. sensors, radars, cameras, lasers, and others. Based on sensors, the camera segment is estimated to be the largest segment of the market in 2017, as high-resolution cameras are the most widely used payloads in various applications. The sensors segment is projected to witness the highest growth, due to the increased use of sensors in the defense sector for scanning, detecting, mapping, and remote sensing. Sensors are also used in the commercial sector to measure the concentration of various elements and compounds and detect the presence of microscopic life.
The market for AUV in North America is projected to have maximum market share during the forecast period
North America is projected to have maximum market share in the autonomous underwater vehicles market during the forecast period. Due to increasing security concerns, the US and Canada are expected to use an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUVs) for various defense operations, such as anti-submarine warfare and surveillance. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are used for collecting data related to the seabed. The main driver for the growth of the North America autonomous underwater vehicle market is the increased use of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for carrying out deepwater surveys for the oil & gas industry that otherwise would have been expensive.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Saab AB (Sweden), Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Oceaneering International, Inc. (US) are some of the leading players operating in the UUV market report.
Source: ASDReports - Market Research
Date: Feb 16, 2021