GROWING APPLICATION OF ISR BY CIVIL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Acquiring integrated ISR requires a holistic approach, where developers make interoperability part of the design from the outset. There is a strong trend toward governments identifying common threats across multiple security agencies. Countries such as Mexico and Brazil are likely to present the defence majors with economies of scale and the end-users with required efficiency. This can be achieved by increasing the commonality of systems used by different end-user groups. The conventional products, systems, and services will increasingly fulfil the requirements of multiple agencies in a country, under a unified command.
Most wheeled/ armored fighting vehicles that have recently been contracted by MoDs in countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, have computing systems on board, along with a latest open vehicle electronic architecture (VEA). This enables the combination of all elements of total situational awareness (communications, surveillance, navigation, detection, force tracking (blue/red), fire control, and survivability/protection systems (i.e., Counter-IED)) into a conventional display with the aim of providing comprehensive force protection on the frontline.
Rapid technological developments are breeding disruptive technologies in the defence industry. Impact of defence majors’ portfolio capabilities creates an unexpected competition. It is difficult for organisations to keep up with breakthrough technologies at each level due to the significant investment involved. As per the recent survey, end-user organizations are interested in live streaming of video for situational awareness to explore and analyses the process.
Cubic solutions are one such company that offers real-time full-motion video based on cloud computing software. The company has acquired DTECH, GATR Technologies and TeraLogic to ramp up business in the market. DTECH brings its modular and miniaturized Internet-on- the-move capability while the GATR is the only provider of inflatable satellite communication (SATCOM) antenna solutions whose unique inflatable antenna technology enables portability, low cost of ownership, reliability in extreme environments and ease of setup.
Thales group also has won a contract to upgrade the French military communications. Under the SIA C2 contract which is awarded by France's DGA defence procurement agency, the company is expected to replace the Army and Navy’s legacy command information systems with a single harmonized system to meet the growing need for force interoperability.
Military downsizing is a restrained and defensive strategy being employed by US and countries in Europe. This limits the development, maintenance, upgradation and procurement of man-portable military electronic technologies, which is a major concern in the market.
For example, in 2015, China had planned to lay off 300,000 army personnel from the 2.3 million military strength, due to the economic slowdown in the country. Similarly, between 2010 and 2020, the UK is expected to reduce the size of its military troops from 178,000 to 147,000, with an immediate reduction of 4,480 personnel by 2015. In 2015, US Army had planned to reduce more than 40,000 troops over the next two years, thus reducing the number of active troops from 490,000 to 450,000. In addition to the troop reductions, 17,000 civilian army employees would be laid-off during the same period.
Key Developments in the Market:
- August 2017: The Company CACI International have announced that they have been awarded a task of USD 51 million in order to provide software developments and support to the 90th Cyberspace operations Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 24th Air Force to US Cyber Command. The three year task duration which has been awarded to the company under the Network Centric Solutions -2 contract vehicle shall help the US Air Force to maintain the high levels of readiness in order to achieve the military objectives across the warfighting domains.
- December 2017: The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) have announced their set up of a new intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance unit in order to monitor the key North Korean facilities. The new unit which replaced the 37th tactical squadron shall now include unmanned aerial vehicles as well as other aerial reconnaissance platforms in order to improve the capabilities of the country to monitor any signs of Nuclear and missile threats coming from North Korea.
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1.1 Research Phase
1.2 Scope of the market
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview and Trends
3.2 Market Trends
3.3 Porter's Five Force Framework
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Supplier
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Application of ISR by civil Government Agencies
4.1.2 Technological Advancements
4.2.1 Budget cuts and military downsizing
4.3.1 Swarm Robotics: Future of SkyFighters
5. Global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Market , Segmented by Platform
6. Global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Market, Segmented by Geography
6.1 North America
6.1.1 United States
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3.4 South Korea
6.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.4 South America
6.5 Africa & Middle-East
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 South Africa
6.5.5 Rest of Africa & Middle-East
7. Competitive Landscape
7.2 Market Structure & Analysis
8. Company Profiles
8.1 Lockheed Martin Corporation
8.2 Northrop Grumman Corporation
8.3 Elbit Systems LTD.
8.4 BAE Systems PLC.
8.5 Thales Raytheon Systems LLP.
8.6 Rheinmetall Defense
8.7 L-3 Communications Holdings, INC.
8.8 Harris Corporation
8.9 Du Pont
8.10 Caci International Inc
8.11 General Atomics
8.12 General Dynamics
8.13 Momentum Aeropsace Group
8.14 Kratos Defense And Security Solution
8.15 Rheinmetall Defense
8.16 The Boeing Company
9. Future Outlook of the Market