"The UAS Market Fires on All Cylinders
Mature technologies, coupled with high competition levels and increasing consolidation, are making the UAS market a difficult space to participate in for many defense companies. However, these challenges are not likely to hold back the market; especially as the DoDâ€™s demand for UAS reaches an all-time high due to ongoing war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although the troop withdrawal in Iraq and lower defense budgets could have a long-term negative impact on the UAS market space, the market is expected to increase between 2009 and 2013. ""By focusing on UAS subsystems, the U.S. defense industry will still be able to take advantage of a market space that is rapidly changing both technologically and competitively,"" says the analyst of this research.