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Global Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Aircraft Market, Forecast to 2025

Global Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Aircraft Market, Forecast to 2025

This study will benefit anyone interested in learning more about the global manned airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft market including the related revenue opportunities for the period 2017–2025. It will also help those who are looking to learn about the market drivers and emerging opportunities across the various airborne ISR market segments. Revenue forecasts, key industry participants, and current inventories and programs are provided for each geographical region.

Research Scope:

The study covers the global market for new aircraft and upgrades to existing aircraft specific to airborne ISR aircraft. It lists the key aircraft fielded by different countries based on their mission types and traces their upgrade evolution.

The following segments are discussed: manned maritime patrol, airborne early warning & control, signals intelligence, electronic intelligence, communications intelligence, air ground surveillance, and maritime surveillance aircraft.

Geographic scope: Global (North America, Latin America, Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific)


What makes this Frost & Sullivan study unique?

This study provides a detailed analysis of the rising need for manned airborne ISR platforms by country despite economic uncertainty, shrinking defense budgets, and increased operational/ personnel costs. High defense budget nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, and Australia are considered as they seek to replace or modernize the full range of ISR capabilities over the next decade as the market will become increasingly competitive, spurred by increased demands, customization, advanced sensor upgrades, and alternative purchase models. The study also considers the smaller and medium-sized nations that will secure more economical and innovative solutions to meet specific ISR capabilities. Market revenues for new platform procurement and modernization programs of over 100 nations are presented.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can use this information to plan which markets to target and what type of solution to offer specific countries so that they stand a better chance of winning contracts. By understanding the procurement dynamics expected in the next 10 years (which are presented in the research) companies can formulate winnable market penetration and sales strategies.

Key Questions Answered

What are the committed, planned, and upcoming opportunities in ISR aircraft procurement and upgrades in the next 10 years?
Which geographic markets are growing?
What are the key success factors that OEMs should consider in the airborne ISR market?
What are the major airborne ISR programs underway and planned within these markets?
Are there any capability airborne ISR gaps that need to be anticipated? If so, what are they?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Scope and Definitions
    • Market Definitions-Segmentation
    • Market Definitions-Other Terms
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market Segmentation
    • Market by Aircraft Segment (Role)
    • Market Segmentation Discussion
  • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
      • Table Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Average Age of ISR Aircraft, Global, 2017-2025
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Forecast and Analysis
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Snapshot
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Committed, Planned, and Forecasted Revenues
      • Table Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Total New Aircraft Procurement and Modernization by Committed, Planned, and Forecasted Revenues, Global, 2016-2025
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segment
      • Table Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segment, Global, 2016-2025
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Revenue Forecast by Procurement and Modernization
      • Table Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Procurement and Modernization, Global, 2016-2025
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2016-2025
    • Regional Airborne ISR Aircraft Market Valuation and Main Opportunities
    • Regional Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Summary
  • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Aircraft OEMs Competitive Analysis
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market Share by Top 5 Competitors
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market Share-Discussion
    • Total Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Top 5 Participants
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-North America
    • North America-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • North America-Key Takeaways
    • North America-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, North America, 2016-2025
    • North America-MP Opportunity Landscape
    • North America-MS Opportunity Landscape
    • North America-AEW&C Opportunity Landscape
    • North America-AGS Opportunity Landscape
    • North America-SIGINT/ ELINT Opportunity Landscape
    • North America-Committed ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Committed ISR Programs, North America, 2016
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-APAC
    • APAC-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • APAC-Key Takeaways
    • APAC-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, APAC, 2016-2025
    • APAC-MP Opportunity Landscape
    • APAC-AGS Opportunity Landscape
    • APAC-AEW&C Opportunity Landscape
    • APAC-SIGINT/ COMINT Opportunity Landscape
    • APAC-MS Opportunity Landscape
    • APAC-Committed Airborne ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Committed ISR Programs, APAC, 2016
    • APAC-Planned Airborne ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Planned ISR Programs, APAC, 2016
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Europe
    • Europe-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • Europe-Key Takeaways
    • Europe-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, Europe, 2016-2025
    • Europe-MP Opportunity Landscape
    • Europe-AGS Opportunity Landscape
    • Europe-AEW&C Opportunity Landscape
    • Europe-SIGINT/ELINT Opportunity Landscape
    • Europe-MS Opportunity Landscape
    • Europe-Committed ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Committed ISR Programs, Europe, 2016
    • Europe-Planned ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Planned ISR Programs, Europe, 2016
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Middle East
    • Middle East-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • Middle East-Key Takeaways
    • Middle East-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, Middle East, 2016-2025
    • Middle East-MP Opportunity Landscape
    • Middle East-AEW&C Opportunity Landscape
    • Middle East-AGS Opportunity Landscape
    • Middle East-SIGINT Opportunity Landscape
    • Middle East-Committed ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Committed ISR Programs, Middle East, 2016
    • Middle East-Planned ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Planned ISR Programs, Middle East, 2016
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Latin America
    • Latin America-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • Latin America-Key Takeaways
    • Latin America-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, Latin America, 2016-2025
    • Latin America-MP Opportunity Landscape
    • Latin America-AGS Opportunity Landscape
    • Latin America-AEW&C Opportunity Landscape
    • Latin America-SIGINT/COMINT Opportunity Landscape
    • Latin America-Committed ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Committed ISR Programs, Latin America, 2016
    • Latin America-Planned ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Planned ISR Programs, Latin America, 2016
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Central Asia
    • Central Asia-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • Central Asia*-Key Takeaways
    • Central Asia-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, Central Asia, 2016-2025
    • Central Asia-Opportunity Landscape
  • Airborne ISR Aircraft Market-Africa
    • Africa-Challenges Impacting the Airborne ISR Aircraft Market
    • Africa-Key Takeaways
    • Africa-Revenue Forecast by Airborne ISR Aircraft Segments
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Aircraft Segments, Africa, 2016-2025
    • Africa-Airborne ISR Opportunity Landscape
    • Latin America-Committed ISR Programs
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Committed ISR Programs, Africa, 2016
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-Conclusions
  • Appendix-Global ISR Aircraft Inventory
    • North America-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, North America, 2016
    • Asia-Pacific-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, APAC, 2016
    • Europe-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, Europe, 2016
    • Middle East-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, Middle East, 2016
    • Latin America-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, Latin America, 2016
    • Central Asia-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, Central Asia, 2016
    • Africa-Airborne ISR Inventory List
      • Table Airborne ISR Aircraft Market: Inventory List, Africa, 2016

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