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US DoD Training and Simulation Market, Forecast to 2021

US DoD Training and Simulation Market, Forecast to 2021

The US armed services are beginning to see the benefits of mixed reality training; however, more funding needs to be dedicated to researching and developing the optimal mix of virtual and live training to maximize cost efficiencies. Demand for increasingly complex and realistic virtual environments, immersive virtual training, and distributed learning programs to provide required training in the right place and at the right time continues to drive innovation. US defense contractors must strive to innovate through research investments or synergistic partnerships, especially with commercial companies that specialize in software development, to maintain an edge on competitors. As technology advances, especially in the area of virtual training, competition will continue to increase. This study provides a wealth of information about current and future trends that will shape tomorrow’s military training processes and programs.

Research Scope:
The total Department of Defense (DoD) training and simulation market size, based on the 2017 President’s budget (PB), is provided for the fiscal year 2016. In addition, estimates for the addressable portion of the DoD training and simulation through 2021 are calculated and presented due to the fact that a large portion of funding pays for training personnel and infrastructure. Estimates and competitive landscape information includes:
• Factors driving demand for training and simulation products and services
• Factors restraining demand for training and simulation products and services
• Training and simulation product and services trends
• Training and simulation contract obligations by market segment
• Leading defense contractors and programs in each DoD training and simulation market segment
• Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) evaluations of the leading companies in the market
• Perspectives on various market issues that provide insights for executive level decision-making

Questions this study will answer:
• Is the DoD training and simulation market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate will it grow?
• What segments, programs, and services make up the market?
• What are the most significant drivers, restraints, and trends?
• What companies are leading the DoD training and simulation market and in which segments?
• What are the top programs in the DoD training and simulation market?
• What technologies will be emphasized as the market continues to mature?

This study also contains an evaluation of significant growth opportunities within the DoD training and simulation market based on trends and supported by a collection of market insights. Strategic imperatives, for executives to consider when deciding whether to act on the listed growth opportunities, are highlighted as well.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Market Engineering Measurements-Addressable Market
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total DoD Training and Simulation Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecast and Trends-Total DoD Training and Simulation Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Market Engineering Measurements, US, 2016
    • Market Engineering Measurements-Addressable Market
      • Table Addressable Training and Simulation Market: Market Engineering Measurements, US, 2016
    • Forecast Assumptions
  • DoD Budget Forecast-Program Funding
    • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Funding Forecast, US, 2015-2021
    • DoD Budget Forecast-Program Funding by Category
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Funding Forecast by Category, US, 2015-2021
    • DoD Budget Forecast-Addressable Program Funding by Category
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Addressable Funding Forecast by Category, US, 2015-2021
    • DoD Budget Forecast-Program Funding by Department and Category
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Funding Forecast by Department, US, 2015-2021
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Funding Forecast by Category, US, 2015-2021
    • DoD Budget Forecast-Program Funding by Service
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Funding Forecast by Service, US, 2015-2021
    • DoD Budget Forecast-Program Funding by Segment
      • Table DoD Training and Simulation Market: Procurement and RDT&E Funding Forecast by Segment, US, 2015-2021
    • DoD Budget Forecast-Program Funding by Training Type
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market: Procurement and RDT&E by Training Type (with trend lines), US, 2015-2021
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis- Total DoD Training and Simulation Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Evolution
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total DoD Training and Simulation Market:
    • Percent Contract Sales by Segment
    • Contract Spending by Month
      • Table DoD Training and Simulation Market: Contract Spending by Month, US, 2016
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1-AR/VR Devices
    • Growth Opportunity 2-On-Demand Training
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Advanced Motion Systems
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Mobile Ranges
    • Growth Opportunity 5-Artificial Intelligence
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the DoD Training and Simulation Industry
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Air/Missile Defense Training Segment Breakdown
    • Air/Missile Defense Training
    • Air/Missile Defense Training Contracts
      • Table Air/Missile Defense Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Air/Missile Defense Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Combat Training Segment Breakdown
    • Combat Training
    • Combat Training Contracts
      • Table Combat Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Combat Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Combat Vehicle Training Segment Breakdown
    • Combat Vehicle Training
    • Combat Vehicle Training Contracts
      • Table Combat Vehicle Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Combat Vehicle Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Communications Training Segment Breakdown
    • Communications Training
    • Communications Training Contracts
      • Table Communications Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Communications Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Computer Training Segment Breakdown
    • Computer Training
    • Computer Training Contracts
      • Table Computer Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Computer Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Firefighter Training Segment Breakdown
    • Firefighter Training
    • Firefighting Training Contracts
      • Table Firefighting Training Segment: Contracts by Program/Platform, US, 2016
      • Table Firefighting Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Fixed-Wing Training Segment Breakdown
    • Fixed Wing Training
    • Fixed Wing Training Contracts
      • Table Fixed Wing Training Segment: Contracts by Program/Platform, US, 2016
      • Table Fixed Wing Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • General Flight Training Segment Breakdown
    • General Flight Training
    • General Flight Training Contracts
      • Table General Flight Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table General Flight Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Ground Vehicle Training Segment Breakdown
    • Ground Vehicle Training
    • Ground Vehicle Training Contracts
      • Table Ground Vehicle Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
      • Table Ground Vehicle Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
  • Intelligence Training Segment Breakdown
    • Intelligence Training
    • Intelligence Training Contracts
      • Table Intelligence Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
      • Table Intelligence Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
  • Language Training Segment Breakdown
    • Language Training
    • Language Training Contracts
      • Table Language Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Language Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Logistics Training Segment Breakdown
    • Logistics Training
    • Logistics Training Contracts
      • Table Logistics Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Logistics Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Maintenance Training Segment Breakdown
    • Maintenance Training
    • Maintenance Training Contracts
      • Table Maintenance Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Maintenance Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Medical Training Segment Breakdown
    • Medical Training
    • Medical Training Contracts
      • Table Medical Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Medical Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Miscellaneous Training Segment Breakdown
    • Miscellaneous Training
    • Miscellaneous Training Contracts
      • Table Miscellaneous Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Parachute Training Segment Breakdown
    • Parachute Training
    • Parachute Training Contracts
      • Table Parachute Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Parachute Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Rotary-Wing Training Segment
    • Rotary Wing Training
    • Rotary Wing Training Contracts
      • Table Rotary Wing Training Segment: Contracts by Program/Platform, US, 2016
      • Table Rotary Wing Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Subsurface Combat Training Segment
    • Subsurface Combat Training
    • Subsurface Combat Training Contracts
      • Table Subsurface Combat Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Subsurface Combat Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Surface Combat Training Segment Breakdown
    • Surface Combat Training
    • Surface Combat Training Contracts
      • Table Surface Combat Training Segment: Contracts by Program, US, 2016
      • Table Surface Combat Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • Trainer Aircraft Maintenance Segment Breakdown
    • Trainer Aircraft Maintenance
    • Trainer Aircraft Maintenance Contracts
      • Table Trainer Aircraft Maintenance Segment: Contracts by Program/Platform, US, 2016
      • Table Trainer Aircraft Maintenance Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • UAS Training Segment Breakdown
    • UAS Training
    • UAS Training Contracts
      • Table UAS Training Segment: Contracts by Platform, US, 2016
      • Table UAS Training Segment: Contracts by Company, US, 2016
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on the Military Training and Simulation Market
    • List of Other Companies and Other Segments-Market Share Slides
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Combat Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies-Communications Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Computer Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Firefighting Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Fixed Wing Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-General Flight Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Ground Vehicle Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Language Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies-Maintenance Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Medical Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies-Miscellaneous Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies-Parachute Training Segment
    • List of Other Programs and Companies-Rotary Wing Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies-Subsurface Combat Training Segment
    • List of Other Companies and Programs-Surface Combat Training Segment
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
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