Format: 2017-01-21
Format: 2017-01-21
October 25, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10664

Overview of the global air-cushion vehicle market

The rising territorial water zone disputes and security concerns for sea trade across the world have resulted in the growing emphasis on maritime security. To counter such concerns and safeguard trading ships, several countries globally are making massive investments in amphibian landing vessels like air-cushion vehicles. These vehicles are deployed for coastal patrol, maritime surveillance, and search and rescue operations owing to its high-speed maneuverability capabilities. Also, the air-cushion vehicle industry is witnessing the production of advanced landing crafts that can travel on several types of terrain like ice and sand. With the inclusion of several modernization programs, naval fleets worldwide are investing in advanced air-cushion vessels to the existing fleet to protect and safeguard sea borders from various threats. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global air-cushion vehicle market to exceed USD 4 billion by 2020.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in the market is the development of next-generation air-cushion vehicles. The US Navy is focusing on the development of advanced surface connectors like Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) that are more consistent and cost-effective to operate than the older LCACs. These vehicles can be operated by only a two-member crew, including a pilot and co-pilot due to the new joystick control system instead of rudder pedals.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global air-cushion vehicle market is

October 25, 2016 | 56 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10667

Overview of the global agility training equipment market

According to Technavio’s market research analyst, the global agility training equipment market is likely to grow at a moderate CAGR of over 3% by 2020. The advent of new variants of agility training equipment with enhanced features is a key factor leading to the growth of this market. To meet end-user requirements, manufacturers of agility training equipment have been compelled to focus on product innovation. Multi-functionality is one of the key features that attracts significant consumer interest. For instance, the Champion Hurdle Cone Set from DICK’S Sporting Goods offers the functions of an agility hurdle, but with the added advantage of height adjustment in accordance with the height of the cone on which it is fitted.

The sports equipment market in developed countries such as the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, South Korea, Australia, and France are nearing maturity. Consequently, these markets are growing at rates slower than that of the global sports equipment market. During the forecast period, the agility training equipment market in Europe will be the largest, especially when compared to other regions. Social media campaigns, sponsorship of sports teams, and celebrity endorsements are the three primary marketing initiatives that help in the strong growth of this market in Europe during the predicted period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is characterized by the presence of both regional and international vendors and is highly competitive. In addition to conducting sales through brick-and-mortar retail stores, players in this market space also distribute their products through e-retail platforms. Regional vendors that have a significant presence in their respective markets include CHAMPRO Sports and Pivotal 5.

Top vendors in this market are

October 24, 2016 | 61 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10658

Overview of the global submarine sensors market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global submarine sensors market to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% by 2020. Naval agencies across the world are increasingly using submarines to address their intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and communication requirements. This has accelerated the development efforts towards increasing the stealth potential of submarine platforms so that these remain undetectable. The growing investments in acquiring enhanced sensors and combat systems for attack submarines in countries such as the US, Russia, China, India, Iran, Japan, South Korea, and the UK are majorly driving the submarine sensors market. The advances in acoustic sensor technology, which result in the strengthening of the FOAS technology, will positively contribute to the growth of the submarine sensors market globally during the forecast period.

The rising military expenditures in countries such as the US, the UK, Germany, France, and India, owing to the replacement of their existing military submarines have led to the inclusion of high-quality launch systems, missiles, and navigational payloads. The latest development in the market is the launch of Ohio Replacement Submarine, which is scheduled to enter service by 2031. These newer submarines will be integrated with the enhanced version of Virginia LAB sonar systems and BQQ-10 that enables the insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) based processors

October 20, 2016 | 54 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10647

Overview of the global cluster munitions market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global cluster munitions market to grow at a CAGR of around 2% between 2016 and 2020. Factors such as the increased risk of extremism, the emergence of countries with nuclear capabilities, and unconventional military threats have increased the use of cluster munitions globally. These munitions have the potential to destroy the supplies and military infrastructure of rebel combatants to neutralize their strength. A major advantage of cluster munitions is that they can be used over regions, which are densely populated with extremists and radicals. As these cluster munitions can be launched from a fighter aircraft and have an effect over a larger area than ICBMs or the SLBMs, these cluster bombs are cost-effective to use within the defense industry.

As per the industry experts at Technavio, one of the latest trends gaining traction in the market is the growing prominence of Alternative Warhead Program (AWP). Recently, Orbital ATK has signed a contract with the US Army for the development and provision of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead to replace the regulated cluster bombs. These alternative warheads are an advanced version of cluster munitions which aims at the complete elimination of unexploded ordnances. These advanced guided weapons have no long-term threat as cluster munitions and do not restrict the movement of soldiers.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Characterized by the extreme competition, vendors in the global cluster munitions market compete on the

October 18, 2016 | 54 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10099

Overview of the global multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) market

According to Technavio’s market research analysis, the global multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 8% during the forecast period. By 2020, live training or tactical engagement simulation (TES) systems will be the most used training type in defense systems. As the use of realistic weapons in training can prove fatal and life-threatening, there is application of artificial and close-to-reality equipment for the soldiers to experience the realistic battlefield atmosphere. The weapons are substituted with lasers and laser detectors for live ammunition, which enables realistic force-on-force training. Such devices also help analyze the performance of the soldiers. The use of MILES in live trainings enhances the comprehensive training skills, improves situational awareness and joint decision-making processes in a shorter timeframe. Such training systems are very similar to the laser detectors, which reduces the expenditure on external training.

At present, soldiers are being trained using a laser-based technology for combat operations. However, the latest technological advancements in MILES include more sophisticated combat systems which provide instant data on soldier performance. Constant R&D has led to the development of

October 14, 2016 | 54 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