Aerospace and Defense

Format: 2017-01-17
Format: 2017-01-17
January 13, 2017 | 69 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11543

Overview of the global commercial aircraft avionic systems market

The global commercial aircraft avionic systems market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The emergence of automatic ground collision avoidance system (Auto-GCAS) will drive the growth prospects for the global commercial aircraft avionic systems market until the end of 2021. This system monitors the trajectory of the aircraft constantly on a terrain outline, while, the terrain outline is based on an onboard digital terrain database. Also, whenever there is a threat involved, the system detects and sends a warning command to the pilot. For instance, in 2014, the auto-GCAS warned the F16 fighter jet and pilot about the threat and ensured safety. However, if the pilot ignores the warning, the GCAS will take over the control automatically and return the aircraft to a safe trajectory. Furthermore, at present, the auto-CGAS is equipped with F-35 and F-22 fighter aircraft.

The emergence of synthetic vision avionics backbone (SVAB) system has encouraged investments and research and developmental activities that will drive the growth prospects for the global commercial aircraft avionic systems market for the next four years. When this system is integrated with commercial aircraft, it shows artificial environment of obstacles to the pilot and helps the aircraft to land safely. Also, the system provides an integrated 3D environment with the help of installed databases and multiple sensors along with a sensor-impartial approach. For instance, the integration of SVAB into the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk provides an effective and safe operation.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global commercial aircraft avionic systems market is highly competitive and diversified due to the presence of a large


January 10, 2017 | 58 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11471

Overview of the global MPA market

The global MPA market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of close to 5% during the forecast period. The increasing competition among prime contractors and sub-contractors will propel the growth prospects for the global MPA market in the forthcoming years. With the increasing territorial and undersea threats, the government is heavily investing in the defense sector to combat tensions and address sovereign security matters. As a result, the opportunity for defense contractors improves that allows them to sell more airborne platforms such as the MPA equipped with highly advanced military weapons systems. Also, with the growing competition, contractors are increasingly focusing on acquisitions and joint ventures. For instance, the Poseidon involves the efforts of Boeing's partners including BAE Systems, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Spirit AeroSystems, and GE Aviation. Also, the manufacturers are incorporating different approaches to reach different segments of customers ranging from larger economies such as Taiwan and Singapore to smaller nations with limited resources such as Brunei due to the rising demand for effective surveillance platforms and sensor providers.

The transformation of commercial aircraft to MPA will accelerate the growth prospects for the global MPA market for the next four years. Some of the major benefits of converting the commercial aircraft to an MPA  is the reduction of developmental risks involved with the manufacturing of a new platform, the economy of scale, reliability, easy


January 10, 2017 | 66 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11476

Overview of the global fast attack craft (FAC) market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global FAC market will grow steadily during the next four years and post an impressive revenue of more than USD 3 billion by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the increased development of ship-based missiles as one of the primary growth factors for this market. It has been observed that a number of countries across the globe have delayed or canceled several development projects and procurement plans due to budgetary constraints. This led to the increased adoption of missile boats or torpedo boats, which are relatively low-cost platforms. These vessels or FAC are armed with anti-ship missiles and have mainly been incorporated in the navy inventories of countries that have low military expenses. Despite being fitted with firepower, these boats offer swift mobility. Moreover, these ships also have the ability to deploy anti-ship guided self-propelled warheads, which eliminates the need for the additional deployment of larger ships.

One of the major trends that will gain traction in this market is the development of biodiesel-powered naval vessels. The rise in usage of diesel fuel and crude oil has resulted in the increasing focus of countries across the globe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in naval operations. Countries in the EU and the US have introduced regulations that mandate that usage of biofuel as an alternative fuel for crude oil. The US Navy has already set a goal of procuring 336 million gallons of advanced alternative fuels annually by 2020.

Competitive landscape


January 06, 2017 | 65 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11421

Overview of the global aircraft vertical stabilizers market

The global aircraft vertical stabilizers market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period. The increasing use of composites to improve the performance of aircraft vertical stabilizers will propel the growth prospects for the global aircraft vertical stabilizers market until the end of 2021. The market has witnessed a massive shift from metals and metal compounds towards carbon fibers to be used in aircraft parts including stabilizers. For instance, the A300 series of Airbus has extensively employed composites in its horizontal and vertical stabilizers. Similarly, Boeing has planned to fabricate more than 50% of its new 787 with composites, including wings, stabilizers, and its fuselage. Also, the carbon fiber is such that it provides the required mechanical strength, matrix aligns and transfers structural load. Moreover, the structural components that are made from composites are observed to be twice the time fatigue resistance in comparison with steel. These structures are also twice as rigid as aluminum at half the weight and act as effective corrosion suppressants. Furthermore, some of the major advantages of vertical stabilizers that are fabricated from composite materials are enhanced performance and low cost of design and production.

The continual development of next-generation flight control systems will accelerate the market’s growth for the next four years. A number of improvements have been witnessed in flight control systems such as stabilizers and ailerons. For instance,


January 02, 2017 | 64 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11332

Overview of the global non-lethal weapon market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global non-lethal weapon market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 6% by 2021. One of the primary drivers for this market is the rise in the emphasis on adoption of non-lethal weapons. Non-lethal weapon systems are mostly used in operations for controlling civilians, maintaining peace and order within urban regions, and conducting humanitarian missions in the third-world countries. These weapons temporarily harm the person and are often used in combat situations where lethal force cannot be applied. Such weapons are also capable of switching to lethal modes if required. This added functionality makes these weapons a favourable choice for the authorities. Moreover, advantages like multiple target attack capability and high accuracy are other the key factors driving investments in this market.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the adoption of vehicle-mounted non-lethal weapons. The US military force has been using a self-defense smoke obscurant system that is externally mounted on high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs), known as light vehicle obscuration smoke system (LVOSS). In August 2015, a US-based tactical vehicle manufacturer, Oshkosh Defense, secured the first production contract for the manufacture and supply of JLTVs. It is expected that the JLTVs will also have similar characteristics as that of the HMMWVs with mounted LVOSS so that they have expanded operational capabilities and can be used to cover various missions.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

At present, the primary users for military non-lethal weapons are shifting their focus from quantity to quality of impact. Quality impact coupled with cost effectiveness pose a major challenge for the vendors in the non-lethal weapons market. To counter this, vendors are


January 02, 2017 | 68 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11329

Overview of the global stun gun market

The global stun gun market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of close to 8% during the forecast period. The growing emphasis on using conducted electrical weapon (CEWs) will drive the growth prospects for the global stun gun market until the end of 2021. One of the major factor leading to the deployment of CEWs is to incapacitate a hostile person by causing pain through the application of electric current. Also, when lethal force is avoided to maintain human right laws, the military personnel, police, and law enforcement agencies deploy CEWs. Moreover, stun guns with probes are effective against people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol that makes them less sensitive to pain. In addition, stun guns are increasingly preferred by military and law enforcement agencies since it reduces the risk of fatality and can be used from a safer distance.

The development of stun gun with integrated heart monitoring system will drive the growth prospects for the global stun gun market during the forecasted period. Since the deployment and use of CEWs involve factors such as pre-existing medical conditions, dependency on illicit drugs, as well as cardiac rhythm disturbances, a vital importance is also given to the development technologies that can monitor the pre-existing medical conditions. For instance, in August 2016, a team of researchers at the Wake Forest University modified a taser gun by integrating the heart rate and rhythm monitoring system that can transmit electrocardiogram signals.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global stun gun market is highly diversified and competitive due to the presence of a large number of vendors across the globe. It has been observed that cost-efficiency is one of the major challenges that vendors face during production. Also, it is necessary that vendors


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