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 Technology Innovations and Developments for CBRNE Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-12-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-12-00-00 This issue of Homeland Security TOE profiles technology innovations and developments for homeland security applications in the CBRNE space, such as a novel nanosensor technology for threat detection, a multithreat detection system using wireless technology, portable radiation detectors for threat identification, carbon nanotube membrane-based threat detection, a software platform to detect CBRNE tThreats, a wristwatch to monitor environment radiation, real-time harmful gas detection for the oil and gas industry, and nuclear threat detection software for mobile radiological search systems. 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: Portable radiation detectors, wearable technology, nuclear threat detection, nano sensors, carbon nanotube membrane Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0E-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE profiles innovations in UAVs, including UAV validation, identification, and certification; utility and other commercial applications for UAVs; dual thermal/visible cameras for UAVs; Submersible UAVs; and exploration of the noctural boundary layer. 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. Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicles, submersible UAVs, thermal imagers, nocturnal boundary layer, carbon dioxide, methane, airflow determination Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A1-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A1-01-00-00-00 With the advent of Industry 4.0 and smart factories, it has become a necessity for industries to adopt advanced technologies to improve their manufacturing processes. Asset tracking and monitoring technology is currently adopted by industries for tracking and monitoring asset location and status. Sophisticated monitoring technology can also be categorized under plant asset management systems in which industries leverage such advanced technologies to prevent asset failure and to greatly improve asset performance. This transformational technology is playing a vital role in many key industries or applications such as logistics, warehousing, healthcare, automotive, fleet management, military, and industrial automation. The value and functionality of asset tracking technologies has increased owing to its ability to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) which is set to disrupt traditional manufacturing technologies. This technology and innovation research service entitled Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing reviews the recent innovations in asset tracking and evaluates its impact on various industries. Key questions covered in this report: What is the significance and impact of asset tracking technologies across different industries? What is the key industry trends propelling adoption? What are the factors influencing adoption - major drivers and challenges? What are the key innovations? Who are key stakeholders driving R&D initiatives? What are the key partnership activities? What are the future prospects and growth opportunities? How can organizations capitalize opportunities? Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 US DoD Foreign Military Sales Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K166-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K166-01-00-00-00 An overall increase in global defense spending is expected, after several years of relatively flat growth, which will cause the US Department of Defense (DoD) market for foreign military sales (FMS) to grow at an estimated 3.4% over the 2015 to 2021 study period. However, overall sales of US military equipment will grow at an even greater rate because International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) reform, part of an overall Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI), will eventually result in more equipment being sold through direct commercial sales (DCS). The top 10 countries for FMS deliveries all reside in the Near East and South Asia or East Asia and Pacific regions, and the most requested and delivered systems in the FMS program include: Ground-based air defense weaponry, fighter aircraft, training services, and tactical vehicles. Global competition for international arms sales is increasing as technology becomes cheaper to obtain and incorporate into indigenous endeavors. US defense companies must actively develop technological innovations while improving cost efficiencies if they hope sell technically advanced systems at competitive prices. They must also actively seek synergistic partnerships with emerging economies to achieve maximum growth potential. Research Scope: The market size, based on FMS deliveries, is provided for 2015 the last full fiscal year before this study was initiated. In addition, estimates for FMS deliveries through 2021 are calculated and a current evaluation of the competitive landscape is presented. The global market is segmented by the following regions: Near East and South Asia; East Asia and Pacific; Europe; Western Hemisphere; and Africa. Market estimations and competitive landscape information include: Factors driving demand for military weapons systems Factors restraining demand for military weapons systems Regional geopolitical issues and impacts on weapons purchasing and manufacturing Military weapons purchasing trends by region Types of weapons systems and military services demanded by region Leading US military suppliers to each region Questions this study will answer: Is the DoD FMS market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? What segments, programs, and services make up the FMS market? What are the leading market drivers, restraints, and trends? Which countries are most active in the DoD FMS market? What companies are leading the market? This study also contains a description of the rather complex FMS process, its positive and negative attributes, and how the program may change in the future. There are several growth opportunities for US defense firms that seek expansion outside the US DoD. The study identifies these opportunities and the strategies that will likely lead to successful execution of additional foreign sales of military weaponry. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in First Responder Technologies for Homeland Security Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-11-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-11-00-00 This issue of Homeland Security TOE profiles advancements in first responder technologies for homeland security applications, such as a software platform for personnel tracking in real time, a mobile application, a vehicle to vehicle notification platform for emergency situations, an augmented reality-based situational awareness system, a wearable technology, weapons detection, a wireless sensing device, and a nanosensor for chemical detection. 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: First responder technologies, nanosensor, wireless sensor, handheld device, augmented reality, wearable for assistance, radio frequency, HAAS Alert Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanoscale Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detection in Homeland Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 Due to threats of terrorist attacks around the world in recent times, the demand for homeland security technologies is growing at a rapid pace. Airport security--that includes explosives and narcotics trace detection (ETD)--is a key aspect of homeland security; developing technologies and products that can mitigate the risk has been a key focus of R&D efforts, especially in the US and Western Europe. It is expected that nanotechnology will increasingly impact ETD by improving the sensing capabilities and portability of explosives and narcotics detectors. This Nanotech TOE highlights recent improvements and innovations in nanoscale explosives and narcotics trace detection technologies in homeland security. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. 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 Instrumentation 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, narcotics trace detection, nanotransistor, carbon nanotubes, plasmonic nanoresonator Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Tactical Commmunications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0D-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE profiles innovations and developments in tactical communications, including frequency hopping, wireless IP networks, portable radio repeaters, tethered drone-based antennas, jammer-proof communications, satellite communications, and radio-phone connectivity. 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. Keywords: Tactical communications, frequency hopping, wireless communications, IP networks, radios, repeaters, antennas, drones, jammer-proof, satellites Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Future of the United States http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NEE6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NEE6-01-00-00-00 Frost & Sullivan's research service on The Future of the United States offers a comprehensive analysis of the Mega Trends that will impact American citizens and businesses through 2025. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts highlight the imminent challenges and opportunities for growth stemming from the following trends: Social, Higher education, Politics, Industry, Health, wellness and wellbeing, Urbanization, Infrastructure, Mobility, Energy, Security and defense, Economics, Connectivity, Smart is the new green The study also offers strategic recommendations and predictions backed by relevant facts and statistics.--BEGIN PROMO--

Market Overview

Collaboration will define both personal and professional lives

Over the next 10 years, several social, technological, political and economic forces will reshape the business and lifestyle patterns of society in the United States. As Millennials age into management roles and government positions, they will wield significant influence on the American community. Consequently, organizations will re-prioritize competitive dimensions in order to adapt to changing customer dynamics.

Connectivity will penetrate industries and daily life through the Internet of Things. Cities will invest in smart technologies to forge new avenues for commerce and collaboration. This collaboration will lead to greater asset sharing, enhanced inter-business partnerships and strengthened employer-employee relationships. Subsequently, cybersecurity will emerge as a critical point of focus and technologies will become more proactive, adaptive and collaborative to protect against new risks. In spite of several challenges such as mounting student debts and aging infrastructure, the evolution of smart cities, advances in security technology and new jobs created by automation will revive the American dream.

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CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K186-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K186-01-00-00-00 Economies across the Americas are undergoing intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual survey of CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 offers insights into how business leaders are dealing with this volatility and future-proofing their growth. About 75% of survey respondents cite revenue growth as their top growth objective over the next five years. They are adopting a variety of strategies to drive this agenda, even as they grapple with a volatile economic environment characterized by rapid and widespread technological transformation. The digital transformation of their business ecosystems highlights the need for new alliances and partnerships. While more than 40% of CEOs believe that they will rely on strategic partnerships to drive their organizations growth in the next three years, more than half acknowledge that they lag behind in effectively implementing such strategies. Rapidly changing customer behavior and demand, the growing importance of global connectivity and Big Data/intelligent data analytics, and the increasing relevance of new business models are also themes that have been discussed by CEOs in the survey. What are the ways in which organizations are responding to this environment? What are the complementary strategies they are adopting? Which best practices are fostering growth? Who are the disruptive innovators that are embracing and creating new opportunities? Today, disruptive innovators have transformed almost all industries across the global business landscape. Companies that do not embrace this disruption and fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next five years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top 10 growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have driven maximum growth for organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technologies, Mega Trends, and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15B-01-00-00-00 Asian economies are in the midst of intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape, and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 is an in-depth survey of business leaders from a wide cross-section of industries, with the overarching themes of growth, innovation, and leadership. It offers insights into how Asia's business leaders are tackling this volatility and future-proofing their growth. Revenue growth is the number 1 growth objective for CEOs over the next five years. Organizations, however, cite growth strategy implementation as a critical challenge. The CEO survey reveals the areas in which CEOs and business leaders need to improve their performance to steer a course of growth amidst increasing competitive pressures. Digital transformation is highlighted as a dominant growth, innovation and leadership catalyst over the next five years. However, the CEO survey indicates that the speed of technology change represents a real and immediate challenge, while also revealing the strategies CEOs are employing to drive maximum gains from digital disruption. Growth, competition, technology advances and changing stakeholder demands are germinating new business models. However, respondents indicate difficulties in integrating and strategically executing new business models. The CEO survey details some of the key emerging business models and evaluates whether companies have been able to effectively integrate these new business models into their organizations to drive growth. Disruptive innovators have transformed virtually every industry across the global business landscape. Organizations that do not embrace this disruption, fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Frost & Sullivan's CEO s Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 provides vital insights into the ways organizations are strategically responding to this environment. It spotlights emerging technologies, Mega Trends, and business models that are creating unparalleled opportunities for sustained growth, disruptive innovation, and visionary leadership. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next 5 years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top ten growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have delivered the most growth to organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technology, Mega Trends and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000