Global C4ISR Systems Market - Forecast and Market Analysis (2018-2023)
C4ISR stands for command, control, communication, computers, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The C4ISR system is a mix of software and robust hardware, wherein, the absence or lack of either will make the system handicap and incapable of proper and efficient functioning. These systems resolve the problem of fatalities in the war field by integrating weapons systems, with electronics hardware and organic control systems. The objective of these systems is to provide situational awareness, which enables decision making in real-time, near real-time, and in future at all the levels of command and authority. Each of these C4ISR systems is operated and maintained independently and altered into a single device, as per the need and requirement. Moreover, the C4ISR system enables the military forces to conduct and operate weapons for surgical missions, remotely, over satellite networks.
The C4ISR market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.2%, during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). Increasing amount of data, generated across the C4ISR industry, along with the growing demand for competitive intelligence and radio electronic warfare systems for the fourth-generation warfare, to resolve conflicts, are the factors driving the C4ISR market. Rising government funding, Internet of Things (IoT) and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) are expected to further propel the market demand, during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). Opportunities for manufacturers in the C4ISR market are abundant, regarding investments in R&D activities, production of effective and affordable C4ISR systems for emerging nations, and conversion of the existing, bulky, and high power consuming systems into more productive and reliable ones.
The North America accounts for approximately 44% of the global C4ISR market, owing to technological advancements, along with increasing government investment in the United States. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness a significant demand for sensor upgrades, networked communication, and electronic and intelligence warfare systems, which, in turn, is anticipated to fuel the industry expansion, during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). Moreover, the development of Chinese C4ISR systems is expected to make the Indian defense invest in the C4ISR market.
Land-based systems segment is projected to account for XX% of the global C4ISR market, followed by airborne systems segment with XX% share; space-based systems with XX%, and naval systems with around XX%. The airborne system is expected to be the fastest-growing market segment during 2017-2022 (the forecast period), due to the growing demand for sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles, synthetic aperture radars, geospatial solutions, mobility solutions, and cybersecurity.
The Major Market Players Include:
Raytheon Systems LLP
BAE Systems PLC
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
The Boeing Company
Elbit Systems Ltd.
Product Launch: Themis Computer of Fremont introduced the third-generation Nanopak i7, a small and rugged computer for the unmanned vehicle, ground vehicle, wearable electronics, and shipboard applications. The products are claimed to be capable of aiding soldiers’ on-field data processing and in acting as a dispensable communication channel, among soldiers, and form an effective networked battlefield.