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Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing in the U.S.

  • ID: 1052385
  • August 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry make products such as aircraft instruments, flight recorders, navigational instruments, and radar and sonar systems. Major companies include FLIR and divisions of defense contractors such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon (all based in the US), as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (the UK), and Thales (France).

The US search, detection, and navigation equipment manufacturing industry includes about 500 companies with combined annual revenue of about $50 billion. Pressure on governments to reduce defense spending is a major challenge for the industry.

GPS equipment is covered in the Wireless Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing industry profile.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand depends on discretionary consumer income, general economic conditions, and federal budgets for defense and homeland security. Large companies have advantages in purchasing power, manufacturing volume, and distribution efficiencies. Small companies compete by offering specialized products and providing subcontracting services to larger system integrators. The READ MORE >

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