Underwater Drone Market By Type (Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)), By Application (Commercial Exploration, Defence, and Scientific Research), By Product Type (Small Vehicles, High-Capacity Electric Vehicles, Work Class Vehicles, Heavy Work Class Vehicles, Man Portable, Light Weight Vehicles, Heavy Weight Vehicles, and Large Vehicles), By Payload (Sensors, Synthetic Aperture Sonar, INS, Cameras, and Lighting Systems), By Propulsion System (Electric System, Mec

The global underwater drone market is estimated to reach $7.83 billion in 2025 with a CAGR of 14.63% from 2019 to 2025.

Report Overview

The global underwater drone market is estimated to reach $7.83 billion in 2025 with a CAGR of 14.63% from 2019 to 2025. Under water drones, also called as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV), are the vehicles which are capable of conducting underwater operations without human presence. These vehicles are either, remotely operated, which are directed by a remote human operator or fully autonomous, which can work without any human control, like a robot. The underwater drones have already been used by the military and defense authorities since a long time, but in the current scenario, the application platform of underwater drones is constantly expanding. Under water drones are well equipped with various types of cameras as per the requirement. A drastic usage of these drones has been witnessed among the oceanographers and filmmakers for making marine documentaries and other films. Today, everyone is focused on smart, quick and cheap way to execute even the most complicated tasks. Major market players such as Aquabotix has now come up with latest drone models which could be used by the fishermen in order to detect the actual location of shoals of fish. In addition to this, the constantly rising exploration activities in order to access natural oil and gas reservoirs are fueling the demand for underwater drones. Underwater drones have emerged out as an effective mode of getting underwater condition of rigs and monitoring the drilling processes. However, the high cost of camera equipped ROVs might act as a major challenge for the market. In terms of Geography, North America is expected to lead the global underwater drones market owing to heavy R&D investment by military organizations and constantly rising Oil and Gas exploration activities as a result of shale boom in the region. The report provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Global Underwater Drone Market. Market size and forecast in terms of value and volume has been provided for the period – (2019 – 2025), for both the segments namely type and application in each of the major regions.

Market Segmentation

The global underwater drone market is mainly classified based on type, application, product type, payload, propulsion system. Type is further segmented into Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). By application the market is divided into commercial exploration, defence, and scientific research. By product type the market is further categorized into small vehicles, high-capacity electric vehicles, work class vehicles, heavy work class vehicles, man portable, light weight vehicles, heavy weight vehicles, large vehicles. By payload the global underwater drone market is segregated as sensors, synthetic aperture sonar, INS, cameras, lighting systems. Propulsion system segment is further classified as electric system, mechanical system, hybrid systems.

Regional Analysis

Based on geography, the global underwater drone market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is further divided in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, whereas Europe consists of the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific is segmented into India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. The South America region includes Brazil, Argentina, and the Rest of South America, while the Middle East & Africa is categorized into GCC Countries, Egypt, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa.

Key Players

Key players operating in the underwater drone industry include, Kongsberg Maritime, Oceaneering International Inc., Teledyne Technologies, Subsea 7 S.A, Blueye, Aquabotix Technology Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Saab Group, The Boeing Company, International Submarine Engineering, Atlas Elektronik, Fugro, and Bluefin Robotics among others.

Market Landscapes:

By Type
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
By Application
  • Commercial Exploration
  • Defence
  • Scientific Research
By Product Type
  • Small Vehicles
  • High-Capacity Electric Vehicles
  • Work Class Vehicles
  • Heavy Work Class Vehicles
  • Man Portable
  • Light Weight Vehicles
  • Heavy Weight Vehicles
  • Large Vehicles
By Payload
  • Sensors
  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar
  • INS
  • Cameras
  • Lighting Systems
By Propulsion System
  • Electric System
  • Mechanical System
  • Hybrid Systems
By Geography
  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • U.K
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Table of Content 1. Market Introduction 1.1. Executive Summary 1.2. Market Definition 1.3. Market Scope 2. Research Methodology 2.1. Primary Research 2.2. Research Methodology 2.3. Assumptions & Exclusions 2.4. Secondary data sources 3. Underwater Drone Market Overview 3.1. Report Segmentation & Scope 3.2. Key Market Trend 3.3. Drivers 3.3.1. Growing application of this drones in military, scientific research and compercial purposes 3.3.2. Robust demand in naval applications for safety & security purposes 3.4. Restraints 3.4.1. Economic crisis and defense budget cuts 3.5. Opportunities 3.5.1. Increasing number of offshore oil & gas activities 3.5.2. Growing government investments along with surging stringent regulations for the usage of drones 3.6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 3.6.1. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 3.7. Market Share Analysis 4. Type Overview 4.1. Introduction 4.1.1. Market Size & Forecast 4.2. Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) 4.2.1. Market Size & Forecast 4.3. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) 4.3.1. Market Size & Forecast 5. Application Overview 5.1. Introduction 5.1.1. Market Size & Forecast 5.2. Commercial Exploration 5.2.1. Market Size & Forecast 5.3. Defence 5.3.1. Market Size & Forecast 5.4. Scientific Research 5.4.1. Market Size & Forecast 6. Product Type Overview 6.1. Introduction 6.1.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.2. Small Vehicles 6.2.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.3. High-Capacity Electric Vehicles 6.3.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.4. Work Class Vehicles 6.4.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.5. Heavy Work Class Vehicles 6.5.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.6. Man Portable 6.6.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.7. Light Weight Vehicles 6.7.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.8. Heavy Weight Vehicles 6.8.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.9. Large Vehicles 6.9.1. Market Size & Forecast 7. Payload Overview 7.1. Introduction 7.1.1. Market Size & Forecast 7.2. Sensors 7.2.1. Market Size & Forecast 7.3. Synthetic Aperture Sonar 7.3.1. Market Size & Forecast 7.4. INS 7.4.1. Market Size & Forecast 7.5. Cameras 7.5.1. Market Size & Forecast 7.6. Lighting Systems 7.6.1. Market Size & Forecast 8. Propulsion System Overview 8.1. Introduction 8.1.1. Market Size & Forecast 8.2. Electric System 8.2.1. Market Size & Forecast 8.3. Mechanical System 8.3.1. Market Size & Forecast 8.4. Hybrid Systems 8.4.1. Market Size & Forecast 9. Underwater Drone Market Regional Overview 9.1. Introduction 9.1.1. Market Size & Forecast 9.2. North America Underwater Drone Market 9.2.1. North America Market Size & Forecast, By Country 9.2.2. North America Market Size & Forecast, By Type 9.2.3. North America Market Size & Forecast, By Application 9.2.4. North America Market Size & Forecast, By Product Type 9.2.5. North America Market Size & Forecast, By Payload 9.2.6. North America Market Size & Forecast, By Propulsion System 9.2.7. U.S. 9.2.7.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.2.8. Canada 9.2.8.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.2.9. Mexico 9.2.9.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.3. Europe Underwater Drone Market 9.3.1. Europe Market Size & Forecast, By Country 9.3.2. Europe Market Size & Forecast, By Type 9.3.3. Europe Market Size & Forecast, By Application 9.3.4. Europe Market Size & Forecast, By Product Type 9.3.5. Europe Market Size & Forecast, By Payload 9.3.6. Europe Market Size & Forecast, By Propulsion System 9.3.7. Germany 9.3.7.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.3.8. France 9.3.8.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.3.9. UK 9.3.9.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.3.10. Italy 9.3.10.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.3.11. Spain 9.3.11.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.3.12. Rest of Europe 9.3.12.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.4. Asia-Pacific Underwater Drone Market 9.4.1. Asia-Pacific Market Size & Forecast, By Country 9.4.2. Asia-Pacific Market Size & Forecast, By Type 9.4.3. Asia-Pacific Market Size & Forecast, By Application 9.4.4. Asia-Pacific Market Size & Forecast, By Product Type 9.4.5. Asia-Pacific Market Size & Forecast, By Payload 9.4.6. Asia-Pacific Market Size & Forecast, By Propulsion System 9.4.7. Japan 9.4.7.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.4.8. China 9.4.8.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.4.9. Australia 9.4.9.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.4.10. India 9.4.10.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.4.11. South Korea 9.4.11.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.4.12. Rest of Asia-Pacific 9.4.12.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.5. South America Underwater Drone Market 9.5.1. South America Market Size & Forecast, By Country 9.5.2. South America Market Size & Forecast, By Type 9.5.3. South America Market Size & Forecast, By Application 9.5.4. South America Market Size & Forecast, By Product Type 9.5.5. South America Market Size & Forecast, By Payload 9.5.6. South America Market Size & Forecast, By Propulsion System 9.5.7. Brazil 9.5.7.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.5.8. Argentina 9.5.8.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.5.9. Rest of South America 9.5.9.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.6. Middle East & Africa Underwater Drone Market 9.6.1. Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast, By Country 9.6.2. Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast, By Type 9.6.3. Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast, By Application 9.6.4. Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast, By Product Type 9.6.5. Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast, By Payload 9.6.6. Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast, By Propulsion System 9.6.7. GCC Countries 9.6.7.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.6.8. Egypt 9.6.8.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.6.9. South Africa 9.6.9.1. Market Size and Forecast 9.6.10. Rest of Middle East & Africa 9.6.10.1. Market Size and Forecast 10. Company Profile 10.1. Kongsberg Maritime 10.1.1. Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 10.1.2. Kongsberg Maritime Product Category, Application, and Specification 10.1.3. Kongsberg Maritime Financial Performance (2016-2018) 10.1.4. Main Business/Business Overview 10.2. Oceaneering International Inc. 10.3. Teledyne Technologies 10.4. Subsea 7 S.A 10.5. Blueye 10.6. Aquabotix Technology Corporation 10.7. Lockheed Martin Corporation 10.8. Saab Group 10.9. The Boeing Company 10.10. International Submarine Engineering 10.11. Atlas Elektronik 10.12. Fugro 10.13. Bluefin Robotics

Key Global Underwater Drone Industry Players
  • Kongsberg Maritime
  • Oceaneering International Inc.
  • Teledyne Technologies
  • Subsea 7 S.A,
  • Blueye,
  • Aquabotix Technology Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Saab Group
  • The Boeing Company
  • International Submarine Engineering
  • Atlas Elektronik
  • Fugro
  • Bluefin Robotics

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Report Highlights:

Complete overview of market
Major drivers, restrain, opportunities, and challenges of the market
Market Trends and how they are boosting the market growth
Changing dynamics in the Market
Complete overview of the market
Historical, Base year, projected, and current market size in terms of value and volume
COVID-19 Impact analysis of the market
Current industry trends and developments

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