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Global Airborne IR Countermeasures Market

Global Airborne IR Countermeasures Market

Infrared (IR) seeking technology has evolved to more capable systems that can differentiate between a flare and an aircraft. The use of flares is diminishing and are being replaced with lasers that are more effective at targeting the IR radiation from incoming missile seekers.

Northrop Grumman leads the airborne IR countermeasures (IRCM) market with very little competition. In 2014, the company won $􂀀 million in defense contracts related to airborne IRCM.

Frost & Sullivan estimates the market size for the global airborne IRCM in 2014 at approximately $􂀀 million. The United States leads the spending in this market, accounting for 􂀀% of the total global market share. This spending largely goes toward the procurement of IRCM systems, as well as research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDTE) of current and new systems.

Spending on the large aircraft segment of airborne IRCM made up approximately 􂀀% of the total market. The rotor, tilt, and small fixed wing (SFW) aircraft segment made up 􂀀% and the threat warning systems segment made up 􂀀%.

Declining defense budgets and resources used in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars have some countries scaling back on spending. New procurement will experience the biggest decline as defense agencies take stock and evaluate system upgrades and maintenance requirements, allowing flare-based systems to remain in place for the time being.

The most lethal threat to low flying aircraft has historically been man-portable surface-to-air-missiles. In recent years, advancements in these types of missiles have prompted the research and development of technology that autonomously defends against this threat. This research contains an analysis and the spending forecasts for the global airborne infrared countermeasure systems market. It will identify the participants leading the market and the programs that influence the spending. The enclosed research will identify key drivers and restraints of the market as well as some significant trends that affect the spending.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Airborne IRCM Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Airborne IRCM Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Airborne IRCM Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Total Airborne IRCM Market: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2019
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Airborne IRCM Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Airborne IRCM Market: Percent Government Contracts Awarded, Global, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Large Aircraft Segment Analysis
    • Large Aircraft Segment Key Findings
    • Large Aircraft Spending Forecast
      • Table Large Aircraft Segment: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2019
    • Large Aircraft Spending Forecast Discussion
  • Rotor, Tilt, and Small Fixed Wing Segment Analysis
    • Rotor, Tilt, and Small Fixed Wing Segment Key Findings
    • Rotor, Tilt, and Small Fixed Wing Spending Forecast
      • Table Rotor, Tilt, and Small Fixed Wing Segment: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2019
    • Rotor, Tilt, and Small Fixed Wing Spending Forecast Discussion
  • Warning Systems Segment Analysis
    • Warning Systems Segment Key Findings
    • Warning Systems Spending Forecast
      • Table Warning Systems Segment: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2019
    • Warning Systems Spending Forecast Discussion
  • Regional Analysis
    • Market Share
  • APAC Analysis
    • APAC Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airborne IRCM Market: Spending Forecast, APAC, 2014-2019
  • Europe Analysis
    • Europe Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airborne IRCM Market: Spending Forecast, Europe, 2014-2019
  • North America Analysis
    • North America Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airborne IRCM Market: Spending Forecast, North America, 2014-2019
  • ROW Analysis
    • ROW Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airborne IRCM Market: Spending Forecast, ROW, 2014-2019
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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