Analysis of the DoD Helicopter Market : Maintaining a Healthy Fleet With Limited New Starts
- ID: 2163012
- June 2012
- Region: United States
- 89 Pages
- Frost & Sullivan
This research forecasts the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) helicopter market, including general trends and program analysis. This market includes seven classifications of helicopter platforms as well as miscellaneous helicopter parts and services. Military helicopters provide end users with many capabilities, including air-to-ground attack and assault, troop and cargo transport, intelligence and surveillance gathering, resupply, and special missions (e.g., anti-submarine warfare). Overall, the DoD helicopter market is expected to shrink 5.5 percent each year throughout the study's forecast period.
-This research service is an overview of program funding and contract activity for DoD helicopters, also known as rotary-winged aircraft.
-Military helicopters provide end users with many capabilities including air-to-ground attack and assault, troop and cargo transport, intelligence
and surveillance gathering, resupply, and special missions (e.g., anti-submarine warfare).
-The research service does not include classified programs and budgets, making a portion of the total helicopter market spending information unreportable.
-Program funding is derived from the DoD Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 President’s budget (PB). FY 2013 overseas contingency operation (OCO) funds are included in the 2013 data.
-Contract data is based on new, direct, calendar-year, and government-to-business awards.
-The Bell-Boeing Project Office is separated to enhance the size of the CV/MV-22 platform.
-Profits from the program are supposed to be split 50-50.
Continuing Combat Operations and Irregular Warfare (IW) will Drive the Need for
-Current ground wars and nation-building activities in countries, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and
Yemen, drive the need for helicopter resources and their diverse mission capabilities.
-A recent “Army Times” article discussed the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army’s concerns that there is
tremendous demand for rotary-winged assets but not enough supply to support that demand.
-According to the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), one of the United States’ defense
objectives is to succeed in “counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations.” The
document stresses that this can only be done by increasing the availability of military helicopters.
-DoD commonly uses the term COIN as a specific type of irregular warfare.
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Intelligence report titled “Counterinsurgency
(COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations”, published in February of
2011, identifies xx countries that could pose COIN challenges to the United States.
Any involvement in COIN operations would inevitably require rotary-winged assets.
Market Overview—Key Questions This Study Will Answer
-Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
-What segments, technologies, and services make up the market?
-What are the leading market drivers, restraints, and challenges?
-What are the top programs for the DoD helicopter market?
-What technologies and services will be emphasized?
-What companies are leading the market?
-The 2013 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request including base funds and overseas contingency operations (OCO) funds.
-Military helicopter funding through 2017 is forecast to experience a negative percent
compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
-Procurement spending will be greater than research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) spending in all forecast years, except 2017.
-The Army is forecasted to spend several billion on military helicopters in 2013. This represents nearly half of the total forecast budget.
-Assault/Transport is the helicopter segment with the largest 2013 budget request
-In 2011, the DoD awarded several companies in helicopter market. Sikorsky,
a United Technologies (UTX) company, was the top firm
-The top 10 market competitors were responsible for a commanding significant percent of market spending in 2011. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Total DoD Helicopter Market
External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
Forecasts and Trends
Market Share and Competitive Analysis
CEO’s 360 Degree Perspective
Assault/Transport Segment Breakdown
Attack/Reconnaissance Segment Breakdown
Executive Transport Segment Breakdown
Heavy Lift Segment Breakdown
Maritime Segment Breakdown
Search and Rescue Segment Breakdown
Special Operations Segment Breakdown
Miscellaneous Parts and Services Segment Breakdown
The Last Word (Conclusions and Implications)