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Global Military Aerial Refueling Tanker Market 2017-2021

Global Military Aerial Refueling Tanker Market 2017-2021

About Military Aerial Refueling Tanker

Military aerial refueling (also called air-to-air refueling) is the process of pumping aviation fuel from a military tanker to another military air platform during the flight. This process allows the receiving aircraft to remain airborne for a longer duration, supplementing the mission effectiveness. Owing to the growing investments in developing long-range aircraft, the importance of maintaining sturdy fleets of aerial refueling tankers has revived its importance among the defense ministries of many countries across the globe.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global military aerial refueling tanker market to grow at a CAGR of 7.83% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global military aerial refueling tanker market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market from the procurement of new aerial refueling tankers, funding for sustainment, and modernization of existing military refueling tankers.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Military Aerial Refueling Tanker 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
  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Embraer
  • Ilyushin Aviation Complex
  • Lockheed Martin
Other prominent vendors
  • AIROD
  • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
  • Xi'an Aircraft Industry
Market driver
  • Emergence of multirole aircraft tankers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Design and development-related constraints
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing acceptance of FBW boom system
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


  • 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
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market: Key takeaways
    • Key buying criteria
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market: Key buying criteria
    • Performance comparison of key aerial refueling tankers
      • Table Performance comparison of key aerial refueling tankers
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global military aerial refueling tanker market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by aerial refueling technologies
    • Market segmentation by aerial refueling technologies
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market by aerial refueling technologies 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market by aerial refueling technologies 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global probe-and-drogue military aerial refueling tanker market
      • Table Global probe-and-drogue military aerial refueling tanker market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global boom-and-receptacle military aerial refueling tanker market
      • Table Global boom-and-receptacle aerial refueling tanker market 2016-2021 ($ million)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global military aerial refueling aircraft tanker market by geography
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Global military aerial refueling tanker market by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Military aerial refueling tanker market in Americas
      • Table Military aerial refueling tanker market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Number of operating aerial refueling tankers in Americas as of December 2015
    • Military aerial refueling tanker market in EMEA
      • Table Military aerial refueling tanker market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Number of operating aerial refueling tankers in EMEA as of December 2015
    • Military aerial refueling tanker market in APAC
      • Table Military aerial refueling tanker market in APAC 2016 -2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Number of operating aerial refueling tankers in APAC as of December 2015
  • Market drivers
    • Emergence of multirole aircraft tankers
    • Joint development/acquisition approach
    • Shift toward next-generation long-range strike platform
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Design and development-related constraints
    • Economic viability of operating aircraft tanker
    • Development of unmanned jet tanker
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing acceptance of FBW boom system
    • Growing investments in multi-layered air defense network
    • Development of VTOL aerial refueling tankers
      • Table Specification of Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Benchmarking: Global military aerial refueling tanker market 2015
      • Table Major vendors in global military aerial refueling tanker market 2015
    • Airbus
      • Table Airbus: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Specifications of A330 MRTT
    • Boeing
      • Table Boeing: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Specifications of KC-46A tankers
    • Embraer
      • Table Embraer: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Specifications of KC-390 MRTT tanker
    • Ilyushin Aviation Complex
      • Table Ilyushin Aviation Complex: key capabilities
      • Table Specifications of IL-78M
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Specifications of KC-130J
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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