Frost.com - Aerospace and Defense Research http://www.frost.com/c/10036/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10036/home.do - Aerospace and Defense Research Frost & Sullivan Global Airborne Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Market, Forecast to 2026 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD38-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD38-01-00-00-00 Geopolitical and economic factors such as territorial expansionism, security of Sea Lanes of Communications (SLOC)/offshore energy assets, expanding surface and submarine fleets, non-state actor-led to conflict, and the associated displacement of population mandate the need to increase maritime awareness and interdiction capabilities and to keep the airborne maritime surveillance buoyant. The maritime surveillance market is currently in an upward cycle due to the US Navy s P-8 procurement program that has annual spends of approximately $2 billion, and recent sales of P-8 into Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Operators are also developing different approaches to the concepts of maritime patrol and surveillance through man-unmanned teaming (MUM-T), off-board integration of sensors, and multi-mission emphasis through roll-on/roll-off capabilities. Several nations are moving towards an integrated EEZ approach based on a layered surveillance architecture and multi-source surveillance assets such as satellites, surface fleets, UAVs, MPAs, MSAs, underwater combatants etc. belonging to multiple authorities. This Concept of Operations may reduce the need to field a large MPA/MSA fleet in the long run and may have a negative impact on the market (although this is not expected to be a deciding factor during the forecast period). Through this research, Frost & Sullivan provides an assessment of airborne maritime surveillance programs, opportunities, forecasts, technology trends, and also a country wise assessment of capability analysis, opportunities, and future maritime surveillance aircraft acquisition plans. The study covers the global market for fixed-wing Maritime Patrol and Maritime Surveillance aircraft. It lists key aircrafts fielded by different countries based on their mission types and traces their replacement timelines and upgrade evolution. The study does not cover Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) or Rotary Wing. The market is broken down by committed, planned, and forecasted revenues. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the committed, planned, and upcoming opportunities in the airborne maritime surveillance aircraft market in the next 10 years? What geographical markets are growing? What are the key success factors that OEMs should consider in the market? What drives the need for MPA/MSA aircraft in different nations and how do their procurement preferences differ? What are the major programs underway and planned within these markets and what opportunities do they open up for OEMs/contractors? Are there any airborne maritime surveillance capability gaps that need to be anticipated? Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Sonar http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-12-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-12-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE profiles key innovations and developments in sonar technology for defense purposes, such as detecting enemy submarines and torpedoes. The advancements include portable diver detection sonar, towed array depth sonar for anti-submarine warfare, sonar systems that are not impaired by noise, acoustic processing systems, and advanced sonobuoys. Aerospace and Defense TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) delves into the technologies and applications that shape both commercial and military aviation and space exploration, ranging from engine design to the latest avionics systems. The defense portion of the publication explores the many facets of 21st century military technologies, such as UAV improvements, and cutting edge battlefield medical treatment. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Sonar, submarines, torpedoes, acoustic sensors, sonobuoys Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Real-time Communication, Explosive Detection, Security and Data Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-15-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-15-00-00 This Homeland Security TOE covers key developments in real-time communication systems, explosives detection solution, facial recognition and personnel monitoring for security applications, criminal prediction, anti-bribery and corruption control system, disaster recovery, and first responder solutions for homeland security applications. The Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global innovations and developments related to homeland security on a monthly basis. Technologies enabling security segments, including incident management, border security, CBRNE, disaster management, cybersecurity, first responders, critical infrastructure protection, maritime security, food security, personal protective equipment, and airport security are captured in this TOE. The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Explosives detection, facial recognition, personnel monitoring, corruption control, anti-bribery, first responder mobile application Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Radar Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-11-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-11-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE highlights advancements and innovations in aircraft radar systems, including mobile systems, perimeter defense radar systems, advanced airborne radar, and radar to pinpoint distant nautical threats. Aerospace and Defense TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) delves into the technologies and applications that shape both commercial and military aviation and space exploration, ranging from engine design to the latest avionics systems. The defense portion of the publication explores the many facets of 21st century military technologies, such as UAV improvements, and cutting edge battlefield medical treatment. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Covert aircraft, radome, connected radar, phased array radar Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 US DoD Training and Simulation Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A1-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A1-01-00-00-00 The US armed services are beginning to see the benefits of mixed reality training; however, more funding needs to be dedicated to researching and developing the optimal mix of virtual and live training to maximize cost efficiencies. Demand for increasingly complex and realistic virtual environments, immersive virtual training, and distributed learning programs to provide required training in the right place and at the right time continues to drive innovation. US defense contractors must strive to innovate through research investments or synergistic partnerships, especially with commercial companies that specialize in software development, to maintain an edge on competitors. As technology advances, especially in the area of virtual training, competition will continue to increase. This study provides a wealth of information about current and future trends that will shape tomorrow s military training processes and programs. Research Scope: The total Department of Defense (DoD) training and simulation market size, based on the 2017 President s budget (PB), is provided for the fiscal year 2016. In addition, estimates for the addressable portion of the DoD training and simulation through 2021 are calculated and presented due to the fact that a large portion of funding pays for training personnel and infrastructure. Estimates and competitive landscape information includes: Factors driving demand for training and simulation products and services Factors restraining demand for training and simulation products and services Training and simulation product and services trends Training and simulation contract obligations by market segment Leading defense contractors and programs in each DoD training and simulation market segment Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) evaluations of the leading companies in the market Perspectives on various market issues that provide insights for executive level decision-making Questions this study will answer: Is the DoD training and simulation market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate will it grow? What segments, programs, and services make up the market? What are the most significant drivers, restraints, and trends? What companies are leading the DoD training and simulation market and in which segments? What are the top programs in the DoD training and simulation market? What technologies will be emphasized as the market continues to mature? This study also contains an evaluation of significant growth opportunities within the DoD training and simulation market based on trends and supported by a collection of market insights. Strategic imperatives, for executives to consider when deciding whether to act on the listed growth opportunities, are highlighted as well. Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Robotics, Sensor Platforms, Block Chain, and Artificial Intelligence for Homeland Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-14-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-14-00-00 This issue of Homeland Security TOE covers recent developments in robotics, sensor platforms, block chain, and artificial intelligence for homeland security. Innovations profiled include collaborative robots for surveillance application, airborne sensor platform for border surveillance, an organic CMOS sensor capable of controlling NIR light sensitivity, and a blockchain technology to identify counterfeit products. The Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global innovations and developments related to homeland security on a monthly basis. Technologies enabling security segments, including incident management, border security, CBRNE, disaster management, cybersecurity, first responders, critical infrastructure protection, maritime security, food security, personal protective equipment, and airport security are captured in this TOE. The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Collaborative robots, airborne sensor platform, CMOS, blockchain, artificial intelligence, first responder, user authentication Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 NORDEFCO Defense Posture, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K181-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K181-01-00-00-00 Since the taking of Crimea by the Russians in 2014, tensions have been rising in the Baltic Sea Region. During 2016, a Russian SU-27 fighter intercepted a US RC-135 flying within international airspace and a pair of Su-24 Russian jets flew what was described by US defense officials as mock strafing runs over a US Navy destroyer as it was conducting military exercises with Poland in the Baltic Sea. In response to this activity, the US announced a $3.4 billion increase to defense spending for Europe during 2017 in order to send additional brigades to the region. The Nordic Defense Cooperation, often referred to as NORDEFCO, comprises 5 Nordic countries within Europe (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) formed to collaborate on the development of their defense capabilities. The countries serve to protect Europe s eastern flank, and as tensions continue to escalate in the Baltic region defense spending by these NORDEFCO partners has taken an entirely new meaning. The primary focus of this research is to shed light on some key defense spending dynamics by the organization s country partners. Frost & Sullivan s NORDEFCO Defense Posture contains a review of major programs and trends for each country in addition to key competitors having a significant influence on the individual NORDEFCO partner countries. The study period is from 2016 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Questions this research will answer include: Does the NORDEFCO defense market offer growth opportunity potential, and if so what will defense budgets look like for each of the country participants over the next 5 years? Which defense competitors are actively dealing with NORDEFCO country partners? What are some of the key defense programs currently being funded by NORDEFCO participants? What are some market dynamics that serve as drivers and restraints to the NORDEFCO market? How are companies outside of the region able to participate within the NORDEFCO market space? How is the new US administration affecting NORDEFCO spending behavior? Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Military Airframe Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market, Forecast to 2026 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K19B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K19B-01-00-00-00 The global airframe MRO market registered $24.34 billion in 2016 revenue and is expected to reach 27.31 billion by 2026 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 1.2%. The North American market is the largest, but will experience modest growth. Meanwhile, rotary wing utility aircraft will experience the most significant segment growth. New deliveries of airframes are slow, except in Russia and China which are not included in this research. Additionally, initial aircraft costs have driven less than one-for-one replacements. Commercial firms are slowly growing their market shares, but governments are reluctant to lose the element of control. Although aircraft manufacturers have always had a role in MRO, it has been limited for many years. These manufacturers now recognize that MRO can be a lifeline when aircraft sales are slow. The effects of world tensions have a delayed response in the MRO market, but the increased interest in new capabilities will eventually have a positive effect on MRO spending. Research Scope: Study period: 2016 2026; Base year: 2016; Forecast period: 2017 2026 Geographic regions: NA (North America), LATAM (Latin America and Caribbean), Europe (less Russia), MEA (Middle East and Africa), and APAC (Asia-Pacific) (less China) Segments: Fixed wing types fighter, transport, special mission, trainer, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and rotary wing types, comprising attack and utility aircraft Segment forecast revenues (for each region) divided into MRO areas including: heavy airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (HMRO), plus component repair and overhaul (CRO) for airframe mounted systems Contractor market revenue (2016) tables provided for each region Key Trends & Conclusions: Individual components are becoming more expensive as the materials used in their construction are becoming more lightweight and durable. The control and sensing systems in many newer components are much more complex than traditional parts, driving up the cost per component; however, the newer components tend to require fewer man-hours for repairs and overhauls. Interest in new aircraft to counter the Chinese expansion has been expressed by virtually all of the surrounding countries. Some will take deliveries of new aircraft in the later forecast years. The demand in Asia will be greatest for special mission aircraft. As new aircraft are introduced, they are replacing a greater number of existing aircraft. Fleet sizes have been shrinking for many years, resulting in fewer MRO events. Many new components have fewer overhaul requirements and longer mean-times between overhaul. Revenue growth will be inconsistent. The inconsistency will be caused by new model introductions and the retirement of older aircraft. Revenue growth will flatten out in 2023/2024, but will then resume modest growth. Programmed retirements have been slower than planned, resulting in minimal additional spending to support those aircraft. The most consistent revenue growth will be in trainers due to the limited acquisition plans and significant retirement plans. Many new aircraft are being sold, or at least offered, with long-term support. In some regions, this new support trend requires governmental policy changes in order to buy aircraft in that way. Interim support is a political subject that requires resolution. Initial interim support is needed, but when should the connection to the OEM become minimized? Key Questions the Study Will Answer: Have new aircraft established an OEM-based MRO model? Can aircraft manufacturers expect longer interim contractor support periods and greater long-term support solutions? Will price point pressure drive more or less third-party repair and overhaul of components? Do special mission aircraft demand a contractor-assisted solution? Will the complexity of new components drive more overhauls by manufacturers? Will the inclusion of health and usage management systems (HUMS) result in lower MRO costs? Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Aviation Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-10-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-10-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE highlights innovations in composites for aviation, including composite propellers, shape memory alloy composites, ceramic matrix composites, carbon nanotube composites, a carbon fiber bonded composite repair technique, and graphene nanocomposites. Aerospace and Defense TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) delves into the technologies and applications that shape both commercial and military aviation and space exploration, ranging from engine design to the latest avionics systems. The defense portion of the publication explores the many facets of 21st century military technologies, such as UAV improvements, and cutting edge battlefield medical treatment. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Aerospace composites, carbon nanotubes, carbon fiber bonded composite, shape memory alloy, ceramic matrix composites, graphene Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Microelectronics, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C1-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C1-01-00-00-00 Microelectronics is a highly dynamic and versatile sector that is witnessing high level of technology innovation. The government s push towards commercialising environment friendly technologies, the consumer s preference to devices with small form factor and low cost, are primarily driving the innovations in this space. Emerging microelectronics technologies have the potential to converge efficiently thereby opening up opportunities in across an array of industries. Product differentiation and new product development are potential strategies expected to create high growth opportunities in both new and existing markets. The key differentiating factor is expected to lie with the effectiveness with which players leverage their existing capabilities to enable new product development. The technology and innovation report covers the top 10 microelectronics technologies that will have highest impact in the near- and medium-term. Key technologies in the cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2017. The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology. The report assesses technologies from various aspects such as patents, funding, applications, megatrend impact, disruptiveness and market potential. The top 10 technologies covered in this report are wearables, OLED Lighting, Next generation data storage, holographic display, micro-LED, wireless charging, rapid charging, smart antenna, flexible hybrid electronics and visible light communication. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C0-01-00-00-00 The technology and innovation research report covers the top 10 Advanced Manufacturing and Automation technologies that will have highest impact in the near-to medium-term. Key technologies in the Advanced Manufacturing and Automation cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2017. The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology. The research service assesses technologies from various aspects such as nature of disruption, key technology drivers, market potential, patents, funding, applications and megatrends impacted. The top 10 technologies covered in this research service are Robotic Exoskeletons, Metal 3D printing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Nano 3D printing, Collaborative Industrial Robots, Friction Stir Welding/Solid State Joining, Magnetic Levitation (Maglev), Composite 3D printing, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing and Agile Robots. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100