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Global Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Market 2017-2021

Global Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Market 2017-2021

About Airborne ISR

Airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) is a crucial factor in conducting military and security operations. Defense authorities invest heavily in ISR systems to enhance national security as well as extract data from potential enemies. The airborne ISR systems collect the information from the targeted regions and pass it to the intelligence personnel, who formulate the battle plans or necessary actions. ISR integrates the intelligence process with surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance tasks that assist in improving the situational awareness of the defense forces.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global airborne ISR market to grow at a CAGR of 3.88% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global airborne ISR market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of airborne ISR systems.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Airborne ISR Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BAE Systems
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
Other prominent vendors
  • Boeing
  • General Dynamics
  • Raytheon
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Thales
Market driver
  • Focus on surveillance via unmanned systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Issues related to unstructured data
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Transition toward en route command and control
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Airborne ISR Market 2017-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global airborne ISR market: BAE Systems, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and UTC Aerospace Systems

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, and Thales

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The use of stealth technology, also called low observable technology, began in the late 1960s. It advocates a sub-discipline of defense tactics that promotes passive electronic countermeasures to make aircraft, submarines, ships, missiles, and satellites less visible or undetectable to radars, IR, sonars, or other detection platforms.”

According to the report, owing to the growing possibilities of terrorist attacks through sea routes and increased illegal dealings in mid-oceans, it has become increasingly important for countries to enhance their vigilance systems that can gather information from these regions and help improve the combat readiness of the battalions. Many countries are in the process of augmenting their maritime security capabilities to ensure that hostile and illegal infiltration do not take place in their territories. At the same time, major defense contractors are enhancing or modernizing the existing airborne ISR systems (such as MPA, special mission aircraft, and UAVs) to cater to the global defense and security needs.

Further, the report states that rising investments and R&D have increased the complexity in the operation of modern radar systems. The modern cruise missiles are hard to detect due to the reduced radar cross-sections of their aerodynamic designs. It is also becoming difficult to provide protection against cruise and guided missiles. Thus, current radar technologies must be improved to counter such threats. In addition, other prominent technical threats include unstable propagation of radio waves, stringent data encryption laws, and limited use of spectrum.

Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, UTC Aerospace Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Thales.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Airborne ISR systems
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global airborne ISR market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market share by type
      • Table Market share by type in 2016 and 2021
    • Market segmentation by revenue
      • Table Market segmentation by revenue during 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global unmanned airborne ISR market
      • Table Global unmanned airborne ISR market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Advantages of UAVs in ISR missions
    • Global manned airborne ISR market
      • Table Global manned airborne ISR market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Major MPAs
      • Table Share of special mission aircraft of top five countries 2015-2020
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market share by geography
      • Table Market share by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Market segmentation by revenue
      • Table Market segmentation by revenue during 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Airborne ISR market in the Americas
      • Table Airborne ISR market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Airborne ISR market in APAC
      • Table Airborne ISR market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Airborne ISR market in EMEA
      • Table Airborne ISR market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Attributes of drones
    • Table Advantages of the MPAs
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Repercussions of limited data analysis
      • Table Effect of rapid technological advances
      • Table Issues with maritime surveillance radar
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Characteristics of stealth aircraft
    • Table Benefits of advanced airborne radar
    • Table Advantages of en route command and control
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of competitors in the global airborne ISR market
      • Table Major competitors: Benchmarking
    • BAE Systems
      • Table BAE Systems: Business segmentation by revenue in 2015 (%)
    • L-3 Communications
      • Table L-3 Communications: Geographical segmentation by revenue in 2015
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Business segmentation by revenue in 2015 (%)
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Business segmentation in 2015 (%)
    • UTC Aerospace Systems
      • Table UTC Aerospace Systems: ISR products
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors in the market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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