Aerospace and Defense

July 18, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9829

Overview of the global advanced combat helmet (ACH) market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global advanced combat helmet (ACH) market to grow at a CAGR of almost 4% by 2020. Increased warfare, armed conflicts, cross-border tensions, and conflicts between countries are propelling the demand for ballistic protection equipment such as ACH and lightweight advanced combat helmets (LW-ACH). The market is also witnessing an increased demand for protective fabric in these ballistic helmets, which can be used against cut wounds. Growing concerns about the combatant's protection have compelled several manufacturers to focus on the development of breathable and fireproof army helmets that can protect the wearer from slash-type attacks. These army helmets are also compatible with the current night vision goggles (NVG), communications packages, nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense equipment, and body armor.

The manufacturers are shifting toward the usage of advanced, strong, and lightweight materials such as aramid fibers, titanium, aluminum, ceramic, and polymer to reduce weight and increase the strength of the armor system.  Such light-weight materials enhance mobility and flexibility of ACH and provide effective protection. At present, the UN and NATO peacekeeping troops are using ceramic-plated armor vehicles to protect themselves against mines, direct fire, artillery, and mortar shrapnel.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly competitive, and the vendors compete on the basis of cost, product quality, reliability, and aftersales service to gain traction. To sustain themselves in the market, vendors are offering cost-effective and high-quality lightweight material helmets to the end users. Mergers and acquisitions coupled with increased collaboration with alliance


July 14, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9803

Overview of the global aircraft synthetic vision system (SVS) market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict that the global aircraft synthetic vision system (SVS) market will grow at a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020. The rotorcraft industry has provided an attractive new market for the SVS. As the rotorcrafts fly environments that have low visibility and obstacles, SVS are more helpful in providing enhanced situational awareness to the helicopter pilots in difficult terrains and congested airspace in metropolitan areas. The SVS combined with features like GPS, accelerometers, gyros, and an external database provide pilots with an animated and colorful real-world virtual 3D view. The increased use of SVS in rotorcrafts to decrease the chances of accidents will benefit the overall SVS market during the forecast period. Recently, Universal Avionics has introduced the helicopter version of its SVS-related products.

Owing to the wide implementation of SVS for aviation applications, there has been huge improvements in the regulatory scenario, which has motivated the air transport sector to equip aircraft with SVS.  Such regulations besides encouraging the use of SVS also benefits the operators with the procurement of new aircraft with SVS installation. It also boosts aircraft operators to negotiate for the inclusion of SVS for its fleet, as it allows commercial aircraft operators flying SVS-equipped aircraft to dispatch and depart even if visibility is below authorized minimums.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly competitive and the vendors compete on the basis of product quality, reliability, cost, and aftermarket service. The key vendors have an upper hand in the market owing to their product offerings, in-house manufacturing capabilities, R&D, global


July 12, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9172

Overview of the global helicopter simulator market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global helicopter simulation market will grow at modest CAGR of close to 3% by 2020. One of the key market drivers for this market is the increased need for safety and cost effectiveness in the aviation sector. Fluctuating fuel prices make hands-on training in helicopters very expensive. As a result, simulator-based training services are gaining popularity as they help aspiring pilots to learn more in an hour as compared to multiple hours of real flying. Since safety is always an important aspect of flying, regulatory bodies have made the use of simulators mandatory for novice pilots. This recent focus on cost effectiveness and safety will help in the growth of the simulators market during the forecast period.

In this industry research report, analysts have estimated factors like the rising need for high-fidelity simulation systems to propel market growth during the forecast period. High fidelity systems mimic the real world conditions and prepare pilots to handle all types of situations effectively. Advances in technology will lead to the advent of improved flight simulation systems, which use computer graphics and distributed computing to train novice pilots. In addition, factors like the mobile technologies will also lead to market growth as it allows training in environments that are more realistic.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the helicopter simulator market

  • Commercial
  • Military

The commercial segment of the helicopter simulator market was the largest in 2015 with a market share of approximately 63%. The demand for trained helicopter pilots will grow steadily to keep pace with the demand from the oil and gas sector. Since civil helicopter pilots are also required to do general service


July 11, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9670

Overview of the global air ambulance market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global air ambulance market to grow at a CAGR of almost 10% by 2020. Air ambulance services mainly employ helicopters for evacuation and emergency medical services owing to its landing capability in the remote areas. The helicopter air ambulances (HAA) are capable of transporting patients directly from the place of accident or a patient's residence to a healthcare establishment. Air ambulances offer dual advantages of time saving and onboard medical assistance, which is crucial for patients in critical condition. High investments in advanced medical support and improved medical facilities in air transportation will boost the growth prospects for air ambulance market during the forecast period.

Vendors in the market are constantly focusing on product innovation and technological advancements to provide better and faster services in emergency situations. They have come up with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft which are adequately equipped to offer time-sensitive care to people suffering from chronic illness. The manufacturers are also upgrading the medical technologies onboard to deliver intensive care for the critical patients during the inter-transfer to healthcare units. The new fleets of air ambulances are equipped with night vision capabilities that enable them to travel in the dark and extend services to patients during late night hours. Other technical advantages installed in modern air ambulances include features such as searchlights, NVG, additional weight capacity, improved speed system, TAWS, 406 MHz ELT, flight data monitoring system, and radar altimeters.

Segmentation by service and analysis


July 08, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9593

Overview of the global military infrastructure and logistics market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global military infrastructure and logistics market to grow at a steady CAGR of more than 1% by 2020. Recently, it has been observed that most modern military forces are reforming their existing military bases, especially in the developed regions. They are also outsourcing specific functions to the external service providers who are assisting the army bases by providing secure wireless communication systems. The army forces are increasingly adopting advanced technologies like IP-based multimedia communication systems for their operations. For instance, the US Army’s Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) supports the engineering, procurement, implementation, and management of the army’s base level communication architecture across the globe. With more focus towards the infrastructure modernization programs, the market is expected to witness huge growth in the coming years.

The market is also witnessing the emergence of network-centric warfare (NCW)-based communication infrastructure, which is anticipated to encourage growth in the market during the forecast period. These advanced infrastructures enable the military to gain a competitive advantage by establishing effective networking, and dissemination of information. Recently, the Indian military force launched a multi-media communication satellite in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Such initiatives will enhance the network-centric warfare (NCW) capabilities of combatant forces and will augment the joint warfighting capabilities of nations.    

Segmentation by solutions and analysis of the military infrastructure and logistics market

  • Military infrastructure

July 07, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9817

Overview of the global military mobile computing systems market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global military mobile computing systems market to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% by 2020. One of the primary drivers for this market’s growth is the growing requirement of software-defined radios (SDR) technology. It is upgradeable, flexible, offers cheap multistandard terminals, and has a long lifetime for military wireless communications infrastructure. Also, it meets the demand for secure and reliable communications in defense applications. Some of the major factors driving the demand for SDR technology are the surging need for tactical communications, interoperability, real-time data communications, modernization programs, and size, weight, power (SWAP) benefits. Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) is one of the most successful military ventures that uses the SDR technology. It is a universal full duplex radio module that can be used across all the platforms and can be configured in the real-time field to provide flexibility, versatility, efficiency, and longer operating life from a single set battery. It provides a single platform for communication by lowering the number of radios to carry around. 

One of the latest trends gaining momentum in the market is the increasing use of network-centric warfare. It provides machine-to-machine, sensor, radar, and other computing system communications allowing data exchange to scrutinize, plan, and make intelligent decisions. It offers several benefits such as secure communications, improved safety of combatants, productive campaigns, intelligence decisions, and significant results. The mobile computing systems help the military forces to achieve real-time and untethered


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