Underwater Robotics Market Worth $6.74 Billion By 2025 | CAGR 13.5%

August 2018 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Underwater Robotics Market Growth & Trends

The global underwater robotics market size is expected to reach USD 6.74 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is projected to expand at a substantial CAGR of 13.5% over the forecast period. Rising adoption of underwater robotics technology across military and commercial exploration applications for intelligence, surveillance, inspection, underwater repair maintenance, navigation and communication, and other operations is anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period.

The commercial exploration segment held a significant share in the market in 2017. The autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) segment is expected to gain traction over the forecast period while reaching over USD 1.48 billion by 2025. These vehicles are used in the commercial exploration of oil and gas, military missions, as well as for scientific research activities.

The market growth is attributed to the rising investments in defense sectors across different countries. For instance, in 2016 the United States Department of Defense announced an investment of USD 600 million over the period of 2016 to 2020 for the development of variable payload unmanned undersea vehicles capabilities. This investment was majorly made by the U.S. Navy to improve intelligence, surveillance and rescue operations, acoustic surveillance, mine countermeasure, and anti-submarine warfare operation.

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Underwater Robotics Market Report Highlights

  • The global underwater robotics market accounted for USD 2.52 billion in 2017 and is expected to develop at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2018 to 2025

  • ROV segment emerged as the largest by type in 2017 and is estimated to reach USD 5.26 billion by 2025

  • By application, the commercial exploration segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR of 14.8% over the forecast period

  • The Asia Pacific region is estimated to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Growing investments in autonomous marine vehicles in countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, India, and Australia are expected to drive the region’s growth

  • Some of the key companies are Oceaneering International Inc.; ECA Group; Atlas Maridan; and Bluefin Robotics Corp.

Underwater Robotics Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global underwater robotics market on the basis of type, application, and region:

Underwater Robotics Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)

Underwater Robotics Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

  • Defense & Security

  • Commercial Exploration

  • Scientific Research

  • Others

Underwater Robotics Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

  • North America

    • The U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • The U.K.

    • Germany

    • Russia

    • France

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

  • MEA

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