October 18, 2010 11:08 ET

Spending on UGVs Will Reach $418 Million in 2010

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - has announced the addition of Visiongain's new report "The Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market 2010-2020: Military Robots for EOD & Counter-IED" to their collection of Defense market reports. For more information, visit

The report examines the range of business opportunities presented by one of the most exciting sectors in the global defense marketplace. The study examines the leading national markets for UGVs, as well as assessing the factors that are driving sales growth around the world. The analysis has concluded that worldwide spending on UGVs will reach $418m in 2010.

Visiongain examines 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. The study analyzes the combination of drivers and restraints that are resulting in increasing sales. It also examines the most promising areas of technological development that are likely to affect procurement decisions over the 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?

These critical questions are answered in this report. For more information, visit

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