Persistent UAS in the Stratosphere Will Revolutionize Commercial and Defense Markets

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Persistent aerial platforms, or unmanned flight vehicles that will fly above 19km altitude for weeks to years at a time, will revolutionize several industries. Defense professionals will see reductions in both high-flying UAVs and low-flying satellites, with new capabilities to find IED factories and communicate anywhere.
A new Persistent High Altitude Aerial Platforms & Payloads: Private Industry and Defense Applications Forecast – 2009-2015 Offers New Solutions to Old Challenges
Communication professionals will see a large percentage of cell phone service move from ground based towers to aerial vehicles above the jet stream, especially in huge emerging markets like China, India and Africa. Internet professionals will deliver wide-band service from the air. Internet Protocol Television, already the fastest growing entertainment medium, will explode when persistent platforms free customers from all geographic restrictions. Some current commercial markets will face significant competition. Some air defense systems will be rendered ineffective against surveillance UAVs. New capabilities will emerge that are only dreams today. At least two completely independent teams are funded to fly prototypes in 2009. A new research report: Persistent High Altitude Platforms & Payloads: Private Industry and Defense Applications Forecast – 2009-2015, led by a veteran near-space professional, describes in detail how we reached the conclusions above, why the market has not evolved as fast as it could and why it will evolve in the near to medium future. This research is critical to:
  • Defense leaders concerned with missile defense, Improvised Explosive Devices, tactical communication, ISR, reducing losses to ambush and attacks on isolated outposts, or Allied disengagement from Iraq.
  • Homeland Security leaders concerned with law enforcement, border surveillance, disaster recovery and maritime surveillance.
  • Business leaders concerned with the unmanned aerial systems market (either manufacturing or operating) and the satellite market (military or civilian).
  • Business leaders concerned with communications (cell phones, portable satellite terminals, hand-held radios), broadcast entertainment (delivered by satellite, radio or cable), aerial photography (Earth imaging, mapping, resource monitoring) and long-haul communications.
  • First Responders concerned with communication and sensor data during and after disasters.