Global Naval ISR Market 2017-2021
About Naval ISR
The global naval ISR market is gaining momentum due to increasing maritime tensions and rapid development of high-end naval vessels by countries. As modern combats involve a greater emphasis on surveillance and intelligence and information gathering with respect to enemy movement, armed forces are largely focusing on the incorporation and integration of sophisticated and advanced sensor systems into their naval vessels.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global naval ISR market to grow at a CAGR of 3.45% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global naval ISR market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report covers the market for products and technologies used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions with respect to naval vessel platforms; both manned and unmanned.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Naval ISR Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global naval ISR market: BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Thales.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, Harris, Leonardo DRS, Northrop Grumman, and Ultra Electronics.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is open architecture naval ISR systems. An open architecture naval ISR system is one that enables easy introduction of new interfaces and new modes of interaction. The easy introduction is possible by ensuring simplicity of design and connectivity at minimum cost and with minimum impact on existing system components through the use of widely accepted hardware and system software standards, standard application components, and well-defined interfaces.”
According to the report, one driver in market is growing production of submarines. Currently, submarines are being designed with increased stealth and endurance capabilities that render greater functionality for a wider range of missions than that possible earlier. Countries across the globe are investing considerably in the development and procurement of agile and powerful submarines that can be deployed for a range of operations during wars as well as peace such as combat, survey, surveillance, commando insertion, research, and nuclear deterrence. With the nature of underwater warfare evolving, a strong need for the development of sophisticated navigational and radar systems for these submarines has emerged. For the detection of foe ships or under water mines and torpedoes, radars and sonars (sound and navigation ranging) play a vital role.
Further, the report states that one challenges in market is rapid development of countermeasure systems. With increasing growth in the development of naval ISR systems, the market is being plagued by ISR-related countermeasure systems aimed at neutralizing the effectiveness of radars and sonars in detecting naval missiles, aircraft, and others. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) got into a $13.4 million modification contract with BAE Systems Electronic Systems in 2016 to move from a phase-two to phase-three Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) program. The program is directed toward increasing the complexity and realism of ARC testing. The program was initiated in March 2013 with a 30-month $36.7 million ARC phase-one contract for algorithm development and component level testing. Phase two involved the integration of the algorithm into an EW payload and extensive testing against closed-radar simulators. The three-phase program is expected to be complete in 2018.
BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, Harris, Leonardo DRS, Northrop Grumman, and Ultra Electronics.