Defense

Format: 2017-01-21
Format: 2017-01-21
November 24, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10910

Overview of the global military GPS device market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global military GPS device market to grow at a CAGR of close to 4% by 2020. The use of GPS-enabled devices and weapon systems in the military is growing significantly and is expected to witness rapid development with more nations using this technology for self-defense and to launch attacks on opponents. The defense ministries in collaboration with several defense companies are planning to reduce the costs of GPS devices and the overall expense of installing these devices into various military platforms. The growing need to be able to strike down targets that are situated at remote locations is a major driving force in attracting investments in this market. Moreover, with the surging requirement for GPS and GPS-enabled devices for military operations, several nations are launching their satellite navigation systems autonomously to get more precise and accurate signal. Also, the market is witnessing the introduction of GPS-guided missiles, which are designed to retaliate the jamming effects.

To counter the issue of weak and blocked signals, air force and navies are using GPS retransmission and splitters. GPS retransmission devices help in making GPS signals available to systems even at remote locations. Similarly, GPS splitter enables the use of a single GPS referencing antenna and cable arrangement for multiple synchronization systems. These devices also aid in streamlining the installation processes.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Characterized by a few multinational and regional suppliers who offer heterogeneous products and services, the global military GPS device market is highly concentrated and competitive. To sustain themselves in the extremely contentious


November 24, 2016 | 59 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10911

Overview of the global sensor-based gun systems market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global sensor-based gun systems market to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. To strengthen the land border security potential, several countries across the globe including the US, India, South Korea, and Israel are making extensive investments in the development and procurement of advanced solutions such as sensor-based systems and weapons, which helps them intelligently track and neutralize unauthorized intrusions. The growing incidences of cross-border terrorism and illicit trafficking of weapons has prompted the defense agencies to make investments in homeland security and ensure control over cross-border infiltration. By the end of 2016, the Indian Army will install the first batch of automatic sensor-based guns along with the border fences. These systems can detect and neutralize unlawful trafficking autonomously. With increasing efforts on ensuring enhanced border protection system, the market for the sensor-based gun system is likely to witness substantial growth during the forecast period.

There has been an increasing inclination among security agencies to incorporate their law enforcement personnel with advanced military grade arms and ammunitions to ensure enhanced homeland security. Owing to such requirements, manufacturers are developing smart guns that cannot be used by anyone without the authorized personnel. Yardarm Technologies has come up with an Internet-connected gun, which employs sensors that send alerts to the police station as and when the gun is taken out of the holster. The gun not only tracks locations but also collects and distributes important information pertaining to the concerned agencies.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Intense competition


November 23, 2016 | 57 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10882

Overview of the global fighter aircraft market

The global fighter aircraft market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. The rising need to gain airborne dominance across the globe will drive the growth prospects for the global fighter aircraft market during the forecast period. Several countries are strategizing new ways to modernize their airborne defense and offense units by manufacturing and procuring a number of fighter aircraft. As a result, the number of these assets is increasing and will subsequently fuel the development of the global military fighter aircraft market during the next four years. Since fighter aircraft play an integral part in the national, cross-border, and international warfare strategies, they are being deployed in asymmetrical conflicts, where the combatant forces can attain the operational efficiency by employing a good synergy between their components. At present, over 14,500 warplanes have been deployed on international skies. Also, during the forecast period, the global defense authorities are expected to replace the existing fighter planes with newer ones to strengthen their combat readiness.

The advent of 3D printing techniques will propel the growth prospects for the global fighter aircraft market until the end of 2020. The 3D printing technique is an economical method for designing the internal features of a military aircraft, which is otherwise not possible with the traditional manufacturing methods. Also, it can print electronics on the 3D surfaces such as aircraft wings and reduce the size and weight of the aircraft. Such benefits offered by 3D printing techniques in the aircraft manufacturing industry will boost the adoption of 3D printing in the global fighter aircraft market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is highly competitive as the vendors


November 21, 2016 | 59 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10854

Overview of the global aircraft carriers market

The global aircraft carriers market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 2% during the forecast period. The increasing focus on gaining more dominance over the sea will drive the growth prospect for the global aircraft carriers market until the end of 2020. Many countries are developing and acquiring a number of warships including aircraft carriers to upgrade their maritime defense units. Such development of assets will lead to advancements in naval combat systems, which will allow defense authorities to have greater dominance over seas and oceans. These aircraft carriers are imperative floating airbases that carry fighter aircraft, dive bombers, and torpedo planes and provide readily available air support to naval fleets. Moreover, as of 2016, 39 aircraft carriers have been deployed in international waters and countries such as the US, India, Russia, China, and the UK are likely to replace the existing aircraft carriers with new ones, which would strengthen their defense abilities in the neighboring seas. Some of the examples of aircraft carrier programs include Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier of the US Navy, Izumo-class aircraft carrier of the JMSDF, Ulyanovsk-class aircraft carrier of the Russian Navy, a Vikrant-class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, and Liaoning-class aircraft carrier of the People's Liberation Army Navy China.

The growing emphasis on the development of smaller aircraft carriers will fuel the growth prospects for the global aircraft carriers market during the forecast period. Currently, small aircraft carriers are used for the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Also, UAVs are important as they are used to gather intelligence and provide surveillance to support the airborne and naval forces. Consequently, a number of aircraft carriers are being developed to deploy these vehicles.


November 14, 2016 | 64 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10784

Overview of the global military electro-optical and infrared systems market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global military electro-optical and infrared systems market to grow at a CAGR of close to 7% between 2016 and 2020. Factors such as growing territorial disputes between countries have led to the increased focused on naval warfare, thus, propelling several naval agencies to upgrade the target acquisition capability of their existing naval platforms with advanced EO/IR sensors and combat systems. The military EO/IR systems market is primarily driven by developments in sensor technology, which has resulted in the strengthening of capabilities of the multi-sensor EO targeting pods, including compass thermographic sensors, target laser range finders, laser spot detectors, and low-light television cameras. With extensive changes in terms of manufacturing of components and subcomponents within EO/IR systems, the global military EO/IR systems market is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period.

The growing preference for small UAVs owing to their tactical advantages has propelled technology providers to design miniaturized EO/IR systems that can be fitted with small UAVs and are capable of dispelling sufficient heat without negotiating on the performance of a miniaturized UAV. Growing concerns about developing cost-effective cooling technologies have augmented the opportunities for the cooled thermal imaging camera providers. It has also encouraged the proliferation of EO/IR systems within the defense industry, as the sensors used in thermal imaging cameras are expected to improve the target detection and surveillance capabilities of miniaturized UAVs.

Competitive landscape and key vendors


November 08, 2016 | 58 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10727

Overview of the global military aircraft hangars market

The global military aircraft hangars market is expected to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of close to 3% during the forecast period. Factors such as the establishment of military infrastructure on remote islands will drive the growth prospects for the market’s growth during the forecast period. Several countries are focusing on establishing and maintaining military infrastructures in remote areas, which holds a strategic importance during combat situations. Since World War II, the US Department of Defense has built and sustained military infrastructures to sustain themselves under emergency needs. Also, the Government of India has constructed military infrastructures in Assumption island, Seychelles, to gain a strategic advantage in the West African region, especially for defense and maritime security purposes. Since hangars in the defense sector serve as a key resource to strategize, develop, operate, and maintain a sturdy fleet of combat aircraft, its demand among the defense end-users is anticipated to increase over the next few years.

According to Technavio’s research studies, the construction of hangar museums for public display will drive the market’s growth during the forecast period. One of the purposes for hangar museums is to elucidate people regarding the military capabilities and encourage them to join military services. Some of the hangar museums are also being used as a public gallery to showcase a comprehensive collection of retired fighters and other weapons.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is highly fragmented with several multinational, regional, and local suppliers who are offering homogenous products and services. These vendors are also competing against each other on the basis of cost, reliability, and service quality to gain an edge over their


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