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Aug 10. The Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market 2010-2020: Military Robots for EOD & Counter-IED. Publication date: August 2010. Pages: 152 Pages. The Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market 2010-2020: Military Robots for EOD & Counter-IED – examines the range of business opportunities presented by one of the most exciting sectors in the global defence marketplace. Our study examines the leading national markets for UGVs, as well as assessing the factors that are driving sales growth around the world. Our analysis has concluded that worldwide spending on UGVs will reach $418m in 2010. We examine the commercial prospects for companies involved in supplying products ranging from platforms to attachments and subsystems, as well as institutions carrying out cutting-edge robotics research. This analytical report defines the current state of the global UGV market and discusses its potential for growth from 2010 onwards, with detailed sales forecasting carried out at both global and national levels. We analyse the combination of drivers and restraints that are resulting in increasing sales. We also examine the most promising areas of technological development that are likely to affect procurement decisions over our forecast period. Which national UGV marketplaces offer the most significant growth opportunities between 2010 and 2020? How are robotics researchers seeking to overcome the technological challenges of developing platforms with greater autonomy? To what extent is the US military’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan driving sales of bomb-disposal robots? How is funding likely to be affected as government budgets come under intense pressure? Are armed robots likely to be fielded in the near future? We answer these critical questions and many more through the in-depth analyses presented within this report. A comprehensive analysis of the unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) market:
* The Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market 2010-2020: Military Robots for EOD & Counter-IED examines the global market for UGVs being developed and fielded by armed forces from an impartial standpoint. We offer a review of significant military robotics contracting activity based on our close analysis of information obtained from multiple sources.
* The report draws on a rich combination of official corporate and governmental announcements, media reports, policy documents, industry statements and a gathering of unique expert opinion from experienced industry figures. These primary research interviews are not available elsewhere – only by ordering this report will you have access to them.
* The Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market 2010-2020: Military Robots for EOD & Counter-IED provides detailed sales forecasts for the global market and leading national markets; a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis; discussions of commercial and technological trends; and assessments of the most important market drivers and restraints. This report also includes transcripts of two in-depth interviews with industry experts. This package of analyses cannot be obtained anywhere else. (Source: ASD Network)

Aug 10. SIPRI: Yearbook 2010 Published. SIPRI Yearbook 2010 is now available in the UK. The Yearbook is SIPRI’s annual compendium of data and analysis of development in three well-established Parts: Security & conflicts; Military spending & armaments and Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. The 2010 areas of particular attention are the conflict in Afghanistan, the global financial crisis and nuclear disarmament.
Comment: The 2010 (41st) edition of this invaluable reference book (ISBN 978-0-19-958112-2) has 580 pages and costs £100:00. [DR&A declares an interest in that a working relationship exists with SIPRI.] Orders for the Yearbook can be placed through any good bookshop or from most online booksellers as well as from the Oxford University Press (Tel: 01536-741727). (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 09/33, 23

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