The Space Vehicle and Missile Manufacturing industry had difficulty taking off over the past five years as government spending on industry programs came under pressure. After initially propping up industry revenue, declining federal funding for defense and scientific research caused by the winding down of military operations in the Middle East and high US budget deficits led to decreased industry revenue. However, surging exports of missiles helped industry players offset weaker demand at home. In the coming years, overall federal funding on industry products will remain constrained and may even further decline if sequestration continues. Conversely, industry revenue growth will be boosted by increasing exports due to higher demand for US missile systems.
The Space Vehicle and Missile Manufacturing industry consists of businesses involved in the manufacture of guided missiles and space vehicles, including the development of prototypes and the manufacture and development of parts, propulsion units and support equipment used in guided missiles and space vehicles. This industry does not produce satellites.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.