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High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) Market By Type (Airships, Tethered Aerostat Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)), By Payload (Communication Systems, Surveillance Systems, Navigation Systems), By Application (Government & Defense, Commercial) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2022

Published: Mar 2016 | Report Code: 57720-03-16

With increasing need for persistent surveillance across various conflict zones, the governments of numerous nations worldwide are shifting towards high altitude platforms that offer wider coverage area with minimal costs. High altitude platforms (HAPs) are airborne systems operating in the high altitude category of more than 50,000 feet above the Earth’s surface.

The popular types of HAPs considered under the scope are airships, tethered aerostat systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). These HAPs are largely used for surveillance systems using payloads such as surveillance radar and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems. Nevertheless, in the coming years, the HAPs are expected to witness strong demand from the communication sector.

HAPs are increasingly being used for delivering wireless communication services to remote areas. As a result, the market for HAPs is estimated to register strong growth in terms of revenue and adoption, in the coming years. The high altitude platforms market worldwide stood at revenue of US$ 2,508.7 Mn in 2014. The market is expected to expand with a CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022.

High altitude platforms (HAPs) Market

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Global High Altitude Platforms Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global high altitude platforms industry.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • High Altitude Platforms Manufacturers
  • Payload Equipment Manufacturers
  • End-users

 

USPs and Key Offerings
The report titled “Global High Altitude Platforms Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” offers strategic insights into the global high altitude platforms market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2013 to 2022.

The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on product types, payloads, applications and cross-sectional study across different geographies. In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading high altitude platforms manufacturers, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning and key developments. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the high altitude platforms industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2013 – 2014)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global high altitude platforms market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

1. Preface
1.1. Report Scope and Description
1.2. Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary
2.1. High Altitude Platforms Market Industry Snapshot

3. Global High Altitude Platforms Market Analysis
3.1. High Altitude Platforms Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Market Drivers
3.3.2. Restraints
3.3.3. Opportunity Matrix
3.4. See-Saw Analysis
3.5. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.6. Market Positioning of Key High Altitude Platforms Vendors

4. Global High Altitude Platforms Market, By Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.1. Tornado Analysis
4.2. Airships
4.3. Tethered Aerostat Systems
4.4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

5. Global High Altitude Platforms Market, By Payload, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.1. Tornado Analysis
5.2. Communication Systems
5.3. Surveillance Systems
5.4. Navigation Systems

6. Global High Altitude Platforms Market, By Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.1. Tornado Analysis
6.2. Government & Defense
6.3. Commercial
6.4. Others

7. North America High Altitude Platforms Market, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.1. Overview
7.2. North America High Altitude Platforms Market, By Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.2.1. Tornado Analysis
7.2.2. Airships
7.2.3. Tethered Aerostat Systems
7.2.4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
7.3. North America High Altitude Platforms Market, By Payload, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.3.1. Tornado Analysis
7.3.2. Communication Systems
7.3.3. Surveillance Systems
7.3.4. Navigation Systems
7.4. North America High Altitude Platforms Market, By Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.4.1. Tornado Analysis
7.4.2. Government & Defense
7.4.3. Commercial
7.4.4. Others
7.5. North America High Altitude Platforms Market, By Country 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.5.1. U.S.
7.5.2. Rest of North America

8. Europe High Altitude Platforms Market, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.1. Overview
8.2. Europe High Altitude Platforms Market, By Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.2.1. Tornado Analysis
8.2.2. Airships
8.2.3. Tethered Aerostat Systems
8.2.4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
8.3. Europe High Altitude Platforms Market, By Payload, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.3.1. Tornado Analysis
8.3.2. Communication Systems
8.3.3. Surveillance Systems
8.3.4. Navigation Systems
8.4. Europe High Altitude Platforms Market, By Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.4.1. Tornado Analysis
8.4.2. Government & Defense
8.4.3. Commercial
8.4.4. Others
8.5. Europe High Altitude Platforms Market, By Region, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.5.1. EU7 (UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands)
8.5.2. CIS Countries
8.5.3. Rest of Europe

9. Asia Pacific High Altitude Platforms Market, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
9.1. Overview
9.2. Asia Pacific High Altitude Platforms Market, By Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
9.2.1. Tornado Analysis
9.2.2. Airships
9.2.3. Tethered Aerostat Systems
9.2.4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
9.3. Asia Pacific High Altitude Platforms Market, By Payload, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
9.3.1. Tornado Analysis
9.3.2. Communication Systems
9.3.3. Surveillance Systems
9.3.4. Navigation Systems
9.4. Asia Pacific High Altitude Platforms Market, By Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
9.4.1. Tornado Analysis
9.4.2. Government & Defense
9.4.3. Commercial
9.4.4. Others
9.5. Asia Pacific High Altitude Platforms Market, By Country 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
9.5.1. China
9.5.2. Japan
9.5.3. India
9.5.4. Australasia
9.5.5. Rest of Asia Pacific

10. Rest of the World High Altitude Platforms Market, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
10.1. Overview
10.2. Rest of the World High Altitude Platforms Market, By Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
10.2.1. Tornado Analysis
10.2.2. Airships
10.2.3. Tethered Aerostat Systems
10.2.4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
10.3. Rest of the World High Altitude Platforms Market, By Payload, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
10.3.1. Tornado Analysis
10.3.2. Communication Systems
10.3.3. Surveillance Systems
10.3.4. Navigation Systems
10.4. Rest of the World High Altitude Platforms Market, By Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
10.4.1. Tornado Analysis
10.4.2. Government & Defense
10.4.3. Commercial
10.4.4. Others
10.5. Rest of the World High Altitude Platforms Market, By Region 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
10.5.1. Latin America
10.5.2. Middle East and Africa

11. Profiles.
11.1. TCOM L.P.
11.2. Lockheed Martin Corporation
11.3. Raytheon Company
11.4. Northrop Grumman Corporation
11.5. Lindstrand Technologies Ltd.
11.6. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
11.7. ILC Dover L.P.
11.8. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
11.9. AeroVironment, Inc.
11.10. Aerostar International, Inc. (Raven Industries, Inc.)

Note:

  • Profiles of specific players, if required, shall be added to the report upon request

Product Segmentation Analysis
Based on product types, the global high altitude platforms market is segmented into following types:

  • Airships
  • Tethered Aerostat Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

High altitude platforms (HAPs) Market

In 2014, the global high altitude platforms (HAPs) market was dominated by the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) segment accounting for a market share of over 3/4th of the total market revenue.

The UAVs are the costliest types of HAPs with average cost ranging more than US$ 100 Mn. Despite high costs, these systems are used due to their competitive advantages such as larger coverage area and short deployment spell. Additionally, these systems are operated through ground based remote controllers making them easy to navigate in any direction. This makes UAVs suitable for various applications irrespective of the operating terrain.

UAVs are popular in countries such as the U.S., China, Japan, Israel, France, India and others. Nevertheless, the market for UAVs is majorly hampered due to their high initial costs majorly in countries having less defense budget/expenditure on HAPs. As a result, market for HAPs such as airships and tethered aerostat systems is estimated to register the highest growth in the coming years worldwide.

Tethered aerostat systems and airships are extremely low in cost as compared to the UAVs and can satisfactorily serve the purpose of UAVs. Consequently, with emergence of projects such as the Project Loon, the demand for airships and aerostat systems is estimated to soar substantially in the coming years.

Application Segmentation Analysis
On the basis of end-use applications, the high altitude platforms market is categorized into following segments:

  • Government & Defense
  • Commercial
  • Others (Environmental Monitoring, Space Port, Time Synchronization etc.)

High altitude platforms (HAPs) Market

On the basis of application, the market for high altitude platforms (HAPs) is dominated by the government & defense segment with a market share of more than 70%, in terms of revenue, worldwide. The demand for HAPs, in government & defense segment, can be directly related to the budget of nations in defense and homeland security sectors. HAPs such as tethered aerostat systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide excellent surveillance over large areas. Most of the countries worldwide are focused towards deploying reliable and persistent HAP-based surveillance systems so as to monitor any activities within/pertaining to their territories.

Due to rising threats from terrorists’ activities and border conflicts, the expenditure over HAPs for surveillance systems is predicted to remain strong in the coming years. Thus, the government & defense segment is likely to retain its dominant position, in terms of revenue and adoption, throughout the forecast period across the global market. Nonetheless, due to increasing adoption of HAP-based wireless communication, the commercial segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the coming years. The commercial segment is expected to witness strong growth majorly in Asia Pacific and Rest of the World segments where projects on HAP-based wireless communication are planned to be deployed in the near future.

Payload Segmentation Analysis
On the basis of payload, the high altitude platforms market is categorized into following segments:

  • Communication Systems
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Navigation Systems

High altitude platforms (HAPs) Market

On the basis of payload, the market for high altitude platforms (HAPs) was dominated by the surveillance systems segment with a market share of more than 70%, in terms of revenue, globally. Surveillance systems primarily comprise surveillance radar and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems. Another significant factor behind the high revenue share of surveillance systems segment is their high cost as compared to other payloads thereby contributing to higher revenue.

Since surveillance is the most prominent application of the HAPs, the segment is estimated to retain its dominant position, in terms of revenue, throughout the forecast period. Nevertheless, communication systems segment is predicted to witness the highest growth in the coming years. During the forecast period, the communication segment is expected to expand with a CAGR of 11.4%, globally.

Communication is among the most integral components of HAPs and currently accounts for the second largest share, in terms of revenue, worldwide. Additionally, with introduction of HAP-based wireless communication service, the demand for communication systems is expected to rise substantially during the forecast period. For instance, the Project Loon by Google, Inc. has already been kicked off in New Zealand and has been proposed in India, Brazil and some of the African countries. This is expected to largely fuel the demand for communication system payloads in HAPs in the coming years.

Geography Segmentation Analysis
On the basis of geography, the global high altitude platforms (HAPs) market is segmented as per following regions and countries.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • EU7
    • CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • Chin
    • India
    • Australasia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

High altitude platforms (HAPs) Market

In 2014, the high altitude platforms market was dominated by North America accounting for over 34% of the total market revenue. The North America HAPs market is mainly governed by the U.S. which accounts for more than 3/4th of the total revenue generated in the region. Due to high spending over HAPs coupled with the presence of large number of players in the region, the North America segment is anticipated to hold its dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period. However, Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing region in HAPs market worldwide during the forecast period.

The demand for HAPs is mainly expected from countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan. In addition to the surveillance systems, the demand for HAPs is also expected to be driven by the communication applications in Asia Pacific. For instance, the Project Loon by Google, Inc. has already launched its pilot project in New Zealand. The company plans to deploy its project soon in India and some of the Southeast Asia countries thereby driving the demand for high altitude aerostat systems in the coming years.

Hismation: High Altitude Platforms
High altitude platforms refer to airborne systems (lighter-than-air (LTA) as well as heavier-than-air (HTA)) that are normally placed in the stratospheric layers ranging at altitudes of more than 50,000 feet from the surface of the Earth. The key purpose behind stationing these platforms at the mentioned altitude is the favourable conditions available at this stage coupled with increased coverage area. Layers at altitude ranging more than 50,000 feet have lesser wind speeds which enables hassle-free operation for the HAPs. Additionally, this altitude range is higher than those in which the commercial aircrafts operate.

Thus, this eliminates the possibility of any casualties between HAPs and the commercial aircrafts. Furthermore, HAPs are also regarded as cheaper and reliable alternatives to satellites. Although satellites offer extremely larger coverage areas as compared to the HAPs, the cost involved in deploying and operating the satellite systems is exceptionally high. HAPs are capable of serving the same purpose within fractional cost of satellite systems. Hence, in the coming years, HAPs are expected to replace satellites in most of the communication applications such as mobile phones, wireless broadband, digital television networks and others.

The market for high altitude platforms has been segmented on the basis of types as per following products:

  • Airships
  • Tethered Aerostat Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The history of airships and UAVs date back to several decades when these systems were intended to be used in wars. In the early 20th century, airships and UAVs were primarily used for carrying ammunitions and targeting enemy base. However, these systems were used at lower altitudes due to lack of technology enabling high altitude platforms. Similarly, tethered aerostat systems were earlier used only for surveillance purposes in order to monitor any activities in conflict zones. However, during the course of time and advancements in technology, the HAPs are now capable of operating at high altitudes along with various payloads such as surveillance radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems, communication and navigation systems.

Further, on the basis of applications, the most prominent applications considered under the scope include:

  • Government & Defense
  • Commercial
  • Others (Environmental Monitoring, Space Port, Time Synchronization etc.)

Currently, the government & defense segment dominates the high altitude platforms market, in terms of revenue and adoption. Most of the nations worldwide including the U.S., China, Russia, India, France, Japan and others have high defense budgets with strong investment over HAPs. Due to threat from terrorists’ activities and border conflicts, the investment on HAPs for surveillance is estimated to prevail throughout the forecast period. Thus, the segment is estimated to retain its dominant position, in terms of revenue and adoption, throughout the forecast period, globally.

Apart from the government & defense segment, the commercial segment is projected to expand with the highest growth rate in the coming years. Commercial segment comprises communication and aerial imaging applications. The idea of providing high speed internet and mobile communication to remote areas is the most prominent factor responsible for the high growth of this segment. Projects such as Internet.org and Project Loon are the most significant examples showcasing delivery of HAP-based wireless communication.

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