Outlook of the global man-portable communication systems market
Technavio’s market researchers predict that the global man-portable communication systems market will grow progressively at a moderate CAGR of 6% by 2020. The increasing integration of the Android operating system will be one the major factors contributing towards the growth of the market. The use of this technology will improve situational awareness in war zones by creating a digital battlefield that shows what is happening around the warfighter. Generally, such systems exist in the form of hand-held computers to accommodate the surplus information and also enables communication between different branches of the army through the use of a wide variety of digital data, communications, and tactical radios. For instance, the Android OS recently introduced the use of video, text messaging, and mapping technology, which enables the soldiers to communicate with each other and determines the locations of their squads and the opponents.
The emergence of inflatable SATCOM antennas is one of the few trends observed in the market recently. The integration of high-capacity global networks and advanced designs of these satellites are best suited for ground military usage in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. These antennas also offer other advantages like better power transmission, low weight, easy and quick setup process, and provide high-bandwidth communications for secure and non-secure voice, video, and data transmissions.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
This market appears to be highly competitive, and the players compete on the basis of cost, product quality,
Overview of the global military tank containers market
Market research analyst at Technavio has predicted that the global military tank containers market will grow at a CAGR of more than 3% between 2016 and 2020. Military tank containers are used to supply basic necessities such as food, water, and medicines to armed troops on a regular basis. These military vehicles are suitable of crossing rough terrain and perform high-speed operations on rough and rocky roads. In the coming years, countries like China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK, and the US will likely boost their capabilities to indigenously manufacture and import advanced military tank containers to ascertain adequate supply of vital products such as food, water, oil, gas, and pharmaceuticals to their respective armed troops. The defense authorities across the globe have increased their focus on the procurement and deployment of military tank containers, which will lend sufficient support to soldiers in the military encampments. The growing requirement for the timely delivery of food and other necessary supplies such as ammunition, rations, medicines, and equipment will enhance the growth prospects for this market in the coming years.
Owing to the potential attacks on the tanks and significant threats to the goods being transported, vendors are equipping tank containers with armors to combat enemy attacks. They are developing advanced military tank containers with improved protection, better durability, strike capabilities, and more effectiveness. Each container is incorporated with an anti-tank weapon, a grenade launcher, and a machine gun, which makes them capable of detecting attacks and responding to them. The Containerized Weapon System (CWS) of the US Army can also provide a defensive firepower boost, and also helps in
Overview of the global anti-ship missile defense system market
Extensive market research carried out by Technavio’s analysts has predicted that the global anti-ship missile defense system market will grow progressively at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period. Countries such as the US, the UK, Russia, Iran, Israel, China, South Korea, India, and Japan are expected to increase their demand for anti-ship missile defense systems during the forecast period, owing to intensifying border threats and national security concerns. Some of the major vendors in the market are designing advanced anti-ship missile defense systems with improved speed, strike capabilities, and enhanced effectiveness to cater to the demand from these nations. With an increase in naval warfare and sea border disputes across the globe, the modernization of naval combat systems is on the rise. Several ships and vessels are being equipped with advanced radar, sensors, offensive and defensive weapons, and navigation systems, to expand the capabilities of naval warfare, which will further boost the demand for anti-ship missiles during the predicted period.
The increasing use of sea-based X-band radar-1 (SBX-1) system is the latest trend gaining momentum in the market. This radar system is an enhanced version of the K and Ka-band radar systems that can detect any suspicious movement from a long distance. These are advanced electro-mechanically steered phased array radars which include a mid-course fire control radar based on a semi-submersible naval vessel. The SBX-1 platform is equipped with a command, control, and communications (C3) system and an in-flight interceptor
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.
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Overview of the global anti-tank missile system market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global anti-tank missile system market will grow at a CAGR of almost 4% by 2020. Rise in border threats and national security concerns have prompted countries across the globe to design advanced anti-tank missile systems with enhanced speed, strike capabilities, and improved effectiveness. Of late, there have been high investments in the procurement of missile systems by developed regions like the Americas and Europe. Some of the most prominent R&D programs for anti-tank missile systems include AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), AGM-114R HELLFIRE II Romeo, Long Range Anti-Tank Missile UMTAS, and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program. The US government is also coming up with a sophisticated ground‐based air defense system and man‐portable short‐range missile system to provide protection against a wide range of aerial threats.
As per this industry research report, the latest trend gaining grounds in the market is the emergence of smokeless missiles. Chemring Defence, UK in collaboration with the MOD has developed a multiple-effect rocket system (MERS), which can fire missiles without emitting any smoke. It does not allow the detection of the origin of missiles and also reduces the risks of enemy attacks. This system is equipped with ground target smoke capability and can reach targets at distances of 2,000 feet. It has an advanced propellant that enables the payload to be stable, accurate in flight, and travel at a faster rate. These missiles have several benefits and advanced capabilities which has spurred investments in this technology.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
This market is highly competitive,
Outlook of the global strategic bomber market
The market analyst at Technavio predicts that the global strategic bomber market will grow steadily and post a CAGR of approximately 4% by 2020. The increasing utilization of strategic bombers in maritime military drills/patrols due to the changing nature of modern warfare will be one of the primary drivers for market growth. The extensive usage of strategic bombers for facilitating military drills, maritime patrols, and to drop heavy air-to-ground weaponry will lead to the development of innovative support sub-systems for strategic bombers. In recent times, there has been a requirement for the installation of padded active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in the bomber division as they allow the aircraft to operate in both in adverse weather conditions and contested environments. Such advancements in technology and its extensive usage for a wide array of military applications will lead to the strong growth of the market during the estimated period.
There has been a significant development in stealth technology in recent times. The new generation of stealth aircraft will be made of flat surfaces and sharp edges that absorb the radar energy or reflect it away from the source and airplane. For instance, the Indian Air Force will enhance the operational capabilities of their stealth aircraft for ensuring safe penetration into hostile airspace. The increasing effort towards R&D will lead to the introduction of new stealth technologies such as design and development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and drones equipped with radio-frequency sensors such as AESA radar and passive electronic surveillance measures (
The defense industry is involved in the research and development, design, and production of military materials, equipment, and facilities. The industry can be divided into two major segments: defense contractors and the arms industry.
Defense contractors are the organizations that provide products and services to military departments and governments. The arms industry produces guns, ammunition, military aircraft, and associated products.
Ongoing budget cuts and funding constraints are expected to be a major challenge for the defense industry over the next couple of years. Several major defense programs have been cancelled and new platforms lack funding support from customers.
Global revenues in the defense sector will likely continue to decrease in 2015 at an estimated rate of 1.3%. This will be offset by greater defense spending in the United Arab Emirates, India, Russia, Japan, and South Korea, as these countries work to equip their militaries with modern defense platforms and technologies.
The world’s biggest defense contractors include BAE Systems, Boeing Defense, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.