Military Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) Market in 14 Key Countries
Globally, upgrade programs for Electronic Warfare (EW) systems will be taking up more EW hardware than new procurement programs, in the short and mid terms. As new procurement deliveries converge starting in 2017, forward-fit EW systems will enter service.
EW spending in the US will be $ billion in 2015 and will reduce to $ million in 2019. There will be a slight growth in the spending up to 2016 owing to the Prowler and F-15 EW upgrade programs.
EW spending in Australia will be $million in 2015 and will decline to $ million in 2019.
While prime contractors dictate the uptake of EW equipment in North America, Consortiums dictate the uptake of EW systems in Europe. NATO-driven standardization will impact EW decisions in the European region.
Overall, major new procurement programs will potentially be delayed due to budget constraints which will impose the need for upgrade of existing EW capabilities. This will result in increasing upgrade spending.
The evolving EW technologies are looking to:
Reduce EW receiver size for integration with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
Installing the capability to collaboratively locate hostile jamming sources
Enhance the ‘stealth’ capability of aircraft by evaluating and ptimizing onboard radar operations
About this report
This study covers 14 key countries that are looking to invest in airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities due to rising threat perceptions. Revenue is forecasted for some countries with established or published EW programs while qualitative assessment has been done for others. Key platform procurement and upgrade programs are covered, focusing on the impact on EW opportunities available to suppliers. A major trend covered is the rising aerial threats and growing demand for enhanced control over the electromagnetic spectrum that is driving the upgrade efforts of existing EW capabilities.
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