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2015 Global Defense Outlook

2015 Global Defense Outlook

Global defense budgets in 2014 totaled approximately $􂀀 trillion.

Defense procurement spending in 2014 was about $􂀀 billion. Procurement spending in 2015 is estimated to be $􂀀 billion with a 􂀀% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019.

The United States had the largest overall defense budget. Its 2015 procurement budget request is about $􂀀 billion.

The Asia-Pacific region has the fastest expected defense procurement CAGR, at 􂀀%.

Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) is the largest technology segment at about $􂀀 billion in 2014.

The unmanned vehicles technology segment has the highest expected CAGR of 􂀀%, followed by rotary wing aircraft at 􂀀%.

Lockheed Martin was the top global defense firm in 2014 with about $􂀀 billion in contracts accounting for 􂀀% of the market.

The top 􂀀 global defense firms had 2014 revenues totaling about $􂀀 billion, accounting for 􂀀% of the market.

Through 2019, Japan, Poland, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO) members will be key markets. Globally, missile defense systems, submarines, ordnance, and missiles will be in high demand.

About this report

This research service focuses on global defense spending categories such as research, development, testing, and evaluation; procurement; operations and maintenance, and services. Global, regional, and specific program information for 25 countries is included. The global defense outlook comprises spending forecasts for 12 technology segments, including fixed wing aircraft, ships, combat vehicles, and weapons. In addition, the study indicates which global defense firms have the largest total market share, and provides insight on leading regional and local market participants. The base year for financial spending is 2014, and the forecast is through 2020.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Market Definitions-Technology Segmentation
    • Market Definitions-Regional Segmentation
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Drivers and Restraints-Defense Outlook
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Defense Outlook
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Procurement Forecast by Technology
      • Table Defense Outlook: Procurement Forecast by Technology, Global, 2014-2019
    • Procurement Forecast by Region
      • Table Defense Outlook: Procurement Forecast by Region, Global, 2014-2019
    • Regional Market Attractiveness
    • Procurement Spending Share by Nation
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Defense Outlook
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Defense Outlook: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Global, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
  • Regional Analysis
    • Africa
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Europe
    • Latin America
    • MENA
    • North America
    • S&CA
    • Global Hot Spots
  • Country Defense Programs by Technology Segment
    • Australia-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Brazil-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Canada-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • China-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Egypt-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • GCC-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • France-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Germany-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • India-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Indonesia-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Iran-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Israel-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Italy-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Japan-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Malaysia-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Mexico-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • NORDEFCO-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Poland-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Russia-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • South Africa-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • South Korea-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Taiwan-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • Turkey-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • United Kingdom-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
    • United States-Prominent Programs by Technology Segment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • 2025 Vision-Prominent Technology

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