Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) Market Size, Growth Analysis by Year 2024


Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs; also known as unmanned surface vessels (USVs) or (in some cases) autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs)) are boats that operate on the surface of the water without a crew. As early as the end of World War II, remote-controlled USVs were used in minesweeping applications.

Three unmanned surface vehicles—the Spartan, Owl, and Roboski (detailed descriptions follow)—are mentioned frequently as candidates for naval use. The Remote Minehunting System (RMS), usually considered a UUV, is in fact a semisubmerged, air-breathing USV.

Unmanned surface vehicles 

Global OverView :

Increase in demand for ISR, water quality monitoring, maritime security and threats, and the need for ocean data and mapping are the major factors that are expected to drive the unmanned surface vehicle market during the forecast period. The demand for unmanned surface vehicles is leading to the increasing interest of various manufacturers and their inclination towards investing in the unmanned surface vehicle market. Government organizations and private agencies have been investing significantly in the manufacture and development of advanced and efficient unmanned surface vehicles.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, various secondary sources, have been referred to identify and collect information for this study. These secondary sources included annual reports, press releases & investor presentations of companies, white papers, certified publications, articles by recognized authors, gold standard & silver standard websites, food safety organizations, regulatory bodies, trade directories, and databases.

Primary Research

The unmanned surface vehicle market comprises several stakeholders, such as raw material suppliers, processors, end-product manufacturers, and regulatory organizations in the supply chain. The demand side of this market is characterized by various end users, such as military organizations and commercial buyers. The supply side is characterized by advancements in USV technology, development of USVs and software development. Various primary sources from both, the supply and demand sides of the market were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information.

Product Type Segmentation

Wave-Powered : Description. Wave energy (or wave power) is the transport and capture of energy by ocean surface waves. The energy captured is then used for all different kinds of useful work, including electricity generation, water desalination, and pumping of water

Propeller Driven : A propeller, also called an airscrew, converts rotary motion from an engine or other power source into a swirling slipstream which pushes the propeller forwards or backwards

Industry Segmentation

Oceanographic Research

Marine Environmental Protection

Rescue Drowned

Military Use

Geographically Analysis :

APAC (China, Japan, Australia, India, and Rest of APAC)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)

North America (U.S. and Canada)

Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)


Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE)

Top Major Key Players in the Global Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) Market:

Saildrone,Subsea Tech,Al Marakeb,ASV Global,Marine Tech (RSV),Liquid Robotics,Marine Advanced Research,SimpleUnmanned, LLC,Universal Secure Applications OWL-MkII USV,Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS),Ocius Technology,Ocean Alpha,L3 ASV,MAP Marine Technologies

Global News :

Saildrone  : Autonomy at sea: Ocean drones net hard-to-get data for weather, fishing and more

The Earth’s oceans cover 70% of its surface. They supply half the oxygen we breath. They influence rainfall all over the world. They can send catastrophic tsunamis on shore in coastal communities. They’re home to the fish that make up 20% of the protein we consume. And those are just some things we know about them.

Man has long sought to know what wonders lay hidden in the deep sea. Whatever odd or marvelous things may be down there — treasures, sunken vessels, bizarre, undiscovered animal life — light isn’t among them. The pitch darkness and pressure of the ocean’s depths put limits on exploration. Now, technologists are using sonar data and artificial intelligence to see into the world’s oceans.

Since it impacts us land dwellers in so many ways, we can benefit from increasing our knowledge about it, according to Sebastien de Halleux (pictured), chief operating officer of Saildrone Inc. It’s a very hostile, dangerous environment, which is why we know so little about it, he added. The typical ships and buoys we’ve deployed to study it have left much a mystery. The data they collect from these bodies covering 70% of the planet is tiny compared to the amount of on-land data we have.

Ideally, we would be able to take photographs of the deep sea to make out its topography, and lifeforms. Unfortunately, the light from a camera’s flash can’t travel through miles of ocean water. But it is possible to pick up sounds from the deep with sonar sensors. Saildrone’s fleet of about 1,000 autonomous surface vehicles uses these sensitive, sound-detecting devices.

These bright orange sailboats are typically 23 feet long with a sail more than 16 feet tall. They harness wind power for propulsion and solar power for onboard electronics. The sonar data they collect, processed with machine learning, can produce a “statistical biomass distribution” or a 3D rendering of the seabed, according to De Halleux.

“We use sound instead of light, but with the same principle … which is that we send those pulses of sound down and [listen to the echo] from the seabed or from fish or critters in the water column,” De Halleux said. “We paint the ocean with sound.”

Report Objectives

To define, segment, and project the global market size for unmanned surface vehicles

To understand the structure of the unmanned surface vehicle market by identifying the various sub segments

To provide detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)

To analyse micro markets with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market

To project the size of the market and its submarkets, in terms of value, with respect to the 5 regions (along with their respective key countries)

To profile key players and comprehensively analyse their core competencies

To understand the competitive landscape and identify major growth strategies adopted by players across key regions

To analyse competitive developments, such as expansions & investments, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and agreements in the unmanned surface vehicle market


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