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IMDEX 2013: Asia sees unmanned market worth

14th May 2013 - 11:21 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore


With UAVs entering the forefront of Asian militaries’ thinking, the potential market over the next ten years for ship-based tactical UAVs is predicted to fetch some $3 billion. 

Bob Nugent, VP of advisory services at AMI International, told Shephard that the Asia-Pacific market potential for ship-based aerial platforms, both manned and unmanned, is $10 billion over this timeframe, with UAVs expecting to factor for almost a third of it.

Unmanned platforms include VTOL systems such as the Camcopter and Fire Scout, as well as fixed-wing vehicles such as Aerosonde and ScanEagle. The smaller nature of these examples fit into local

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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