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Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030

  • Automotive
  • Published Report
  • Dec 2022
  • Asia-Pacific
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 160
  • No of Figures: 31
  • Automotive
  • Published Report
  • Dec 2022
  • Asia-Pacific
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 160
  • No of Figures: 31

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market, By Type (Surface and Sub-Surface), Application (Defense, Commercial, Scientific Research, and Others), Endurance (100-500 Hours, <100 Hours, 500-1000 Hours, and >1000 Hours), Operation (Remote Operated Surface Vehicle and Autonomous Surface Vehicle), System (Propulsion, Chassis Material, Payload, Component, Software, and Communication), Hull Type (Catamaran (Twin Hulls), Kayak (Single Hull), Trimaran (Triple Hulls), and Rigid Inflatable Hull), Size (Medium (4 to 8 M), Small (Less than 4 M), Large (8 to 12 M), and Extra-Large (Above 12 M)) Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market Analysis and Size

The increasing use of solar batteries to power the autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) is accelerating the growth of unmanned surface vehicles (USV). The growing demand for water quality monitoring due to increased levels of pollution and ocean data mapping, which allows scientists to study past climatic conditions, is boosting the growth of unmanned surface vehicles (USV). In addition, rising maritime security threats are prompting Asia-Pacific navies to induce autonomous surface vehicles (ASV) in their fleet, giving them an edge, and further accelerating the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market growth. Their diversifying uses in disaster management services especially in search and rescue and preventive maintenance, for protecting the integrity of territorial and enclosed water areas. The rapid adoption in the aquaculture industry, which allows them for real-time monitoring to cater to the growing demand for worldwide fishery products, is expected to create strong opportunities for the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market. However, nascent collision detection technologies and further technological complexities associated with making them truly autonomous pose a challenge to the growth of the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market.

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is expected to reach the value of USD 717.23 million by 2030, at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period. The unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market report also covers pricing analysis, patent analysis, and technological advancements in depth.     

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year

2022

Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2020 - 2016)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

By Type (Surface and Sub-Surface), Application (Defense, Commercial, Scientific Research, and Others), Endurance (100-500 Hours, <100 Hours, 500-1000 Hours, and >1000 Hours), Operation (Remote Operated Surface Vehicle and Autonomous Surface Vehicle), System (Propulsion, Chassis Material, Payload, Component, Software, and Communication), Hull Type (Catamaran (Twin Hulls), Kayak (Single Hull), Trimaran (Triple Hulls), and Rigid Inflatable Hull), Size (Medium (4 to 8 M), Small (Less than 4 M), Large (8 to 12 M), and Extra-Large (Above 12 M)).

Countries Covered

China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Market Players Covered

Elbit Systems Ltd., Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Boeing, Saildrone, Inc., Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., KONGSBERG, L3Harris Tecnologies, Inc., OCIUS, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, Clearpath Robotics Inc., Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Textron Inc., ECA GROUP, and iXblue SAS among others.

 

Market Definition

The unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is a water-borne vessel that can operate without the requirement of human onboard operators. They can be either remotely operated by an operator or are pre-programmed to be able to run on their own. It is usually powered by rapidly rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or solar energy and is mainly used for ocean exploration and maritime purposes.

The unmanned surface vehicle offers various advantages, which can be used for different kinds of applications such as commercial and research, defense purposes, search and rescue, and many more. Its adoption is steadily growing across various industry verticals, such as aquaculture, and has a huge potential to be an ideal vehicle that can be used for disaster management purposes.

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market Dynamics

This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints, and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:

Drivers

  • Increasing  demand for unmanned vehicles for cleaning oceans

Marine pollution, or the contamination of oceans, has been growing over the years. Moreover, about 75% of Earth's surface has been covered by water, of which 97.5% is occupied by the ocean and 2.5% by fresh water. The rapidly increasing population has led to a growing need for fresh water for drinking and other purposes.

Although, the growth in industrialization and Asia-Pacific has led to a surge in water pollution. A huge amount of plastic waste is being deployed in the ocean which is contaminating the water. In addition, the history of oil and gas exploration and transportation has witnessed several oil spills which have destroyed the aquatic life and quality of water. Along with this, chemical contamination is concerning for health, environmental, and economic reasons which have led to the demand for cleaning such water resources.

  • Increasing asymmetric threats and use of unmanned surface vehicle (USV) in defense

Unmanned surface vehicles are being revolutionized for naval purposes for the past few years. These vehicles have been evolving from tools to carry out many tasks to systems capable of operating with a high degree of autonomy. Moreover, most countries are facing asymmetric warfare because of different strategies framed by different defense departments.

However, asymmetric warfare can describe conflicts. Such conflicts often involve strategies and tactics of unconventional warfare. The resources of asymmetric threats can be referred to as the attack by individuals, organizations, or nations to target any government, military or some valuable asset in order to acquire the asset or destroy the state. These attacks need to be continuously monitored by countries in order to protect them from any form of attack or any other type of applications such as illegal drug trafficking, air crash, maritime search investigations, payload delivery, and many others.

Opportunities

  • Growing demand for USV for disaster management

Disasters, whether natural or man-made, have ruthless consequences for human lives, environments, and also artificial constructions. Man-made disasters can range from oil spills to heavy metals to forest fires, namely the deep water horizon oil spill (2010), Chernobyl disaster (1986), and the California wildfires (2018) among others.

The awareness has been growing regarding disasters over the years, and even though the ground, aerial and underwater robots have been used for disaster management (DM), surface vehicles are only starting to gain popularity. Although they are predominantly used for search and rescue purposes, they can be used for the detection of crustal deformation with the help of onboard seismometers and other seaboard pressure sensors.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Lack of collision detection capability of unmanned surface vehicle (USV)

The usage of unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is increasing with its wide range of commercial, military, and research applications. These vehicles can work on their own and be fully autonomous, or an operator can control them to navigate their course and control their functioning.

Autonomous vehicles are facing the technological complexity of collision detection. As these vehicles can easily collide with any other marine vehicle, the lack of any proper collision system in the vehicle is acting as a major restraint for the market.

  • Increasing investments by governments and private players

More than half a century ago, wars were fought by show of force as countries focused on full-force attacks. However, as times progressed and technologies advanced, various economies developed simultaneously, and they relied more on other factors like reconnaissance and surveillance. Thus, Asia-Pacific leaders have shifted their focus to Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) to make them more efficient. They can be generally used to accompany large warships and battleships as well as detect underwater mines and traps.

It is becoming essential to increase investment in unmanned platforms with an impenetrable command network. USVs have the potential to become the centerpiece for various maritime operations. This is further propelled by rising skirmishes between various economies resulting in trade wars, illegal land captures, and surveillance. As a result, rising investments by Asia-Pacific naval forces to strengthen their capability, as well as investments by private entities is the factor that will create an opportunity for growth of the market.

Post-COVID-19 Impact on Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market

COVID-19 created a negative impact on the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market owing to the rapid shutdown of manufacturing facilities across all industries.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market to an extent in a negative manner. Increasing adoption of USVs for ocean mapping has helped the market to grow after the pandemic. Also, it is expected that there will be considerable sectoral growth in the near future.

Manufacturers and solution providers are making various strategic decisions to enhance their offerings in the post-COVID-19 scenario. The players are conducting multiple research and development activities to improve the technology involved in the unmanned surface vehicle (USV). With this, the companies will bring advanced technologies to the market.

Recent Development

  • In October 2022, ECA GROUP designed Critical Design Review to promote autonomous robotic systems in the 3rd generation MCM program. This product has helped the company to expand its product portfolio and enhance the offerings to the customers
  • In April 2019, KONGSBERG launched a brand-new unmanned surface vehicle (USV) and sounder USV System. The sounder USV system is a multipurpose platform that was designed to work across different market segments, including surveys. This has helped the company to enhance its product offerings and to grow in the market

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market Scope

Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into six notable segments, which are based on type, application, endurance, operation, system, hull type, and size. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Type

  • Surface
  • Sub-Surface

On the basis of type, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into surface and sub-surface.

Application

  • Defense
  • Commercial
  • Scientific Research
  • Others

On the basis of application, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into defense, commercial, scientific research, and others.

Endurance

  • 100-500 Hours
  • <100 Hours
  • 500-1000 Hours
  • >1000 Hours

On the basis of endurance, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into 100-500 hours, <100 hours, 500-1000 hours, and >1000 hours.

Operation

  • Remote Operated Surface Vehicle
  • Autonomous Surface Vehicle

On the basis of operation, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into remote operated surface vehicle and autonomous surface vehicle.

System

  • Propulsion
  • Chassis Material
  • Payload
  • Component
  • Software
  • Communication

On the basis of the system, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into propulsion, chassis material, payload, component, software, and communication.

Hull Type

  • Catamaran (Twin Hulls)
  • Kayak (Single Hull)
  • Trimaran (Triple Hulls)
  • Rigid Inflatable Hull

On the basis of hull type, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into catamaran (twin hulls), kayak (single hull), trimaran (triple hulls), and rigid inflatable hull.

Size

  • Medium (4 to 8 M)
  • Small (Less than 4 M)
  • Large (8 to 12 M)
  • Extra-Large (Above 12 M)

On the basis of size, the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is segmented into medium (4 to 8 m), small (less than 4 m), large (8 to 12 m), and extra-large (above 12 m).

Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market

Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market is analyzed, and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type, application, endurance, operation, system, hull type, and size as referenced above.

The countries covered in the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market report are China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific.

 In 2023, China is expected to dominate the Asia-Pacific region due to increasing demand for large USVs for commercial and defense applications such as combat operations, cargo transportation, and others.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of Asia-Pacific brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market Share Analysis

Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Asia-Pacific presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market.

Some of the major players operating in the Asia-Pacific unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market are Elbit Systems Ltd., Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Boeing, Saildrone, Inc., Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., KONGSBERG, L3Harris Tecnologies, Inc., OCIUS, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, Clearpath Robotics Inc., Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Textron Inc., ECA GROUP, and iXblue SAS among others.


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The Asia-Pacific Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market report is segmented by Type, Application, Endurance, Operation, and System
The countries covered in the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) market report are China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and the Rest of the Asia-Pacific