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 Advancements in Security Solutions Increasing the Level of Airport Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-10-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-10-00-00 This issue of Homeland Security TOE highlights advancements in security solutions enhancing airport security, including perimeter protection, surveillance, video analytics, face recognition and increasing the efficiency of screening chemical capabilities. 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: Airport security, face recognition, video analytics, perimeter protection, screening chemicals, radar, secure wireless network, smartphone identification, indoor location tracking, threat detection, real-time processing, 3D model, RFID, checkpoints Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of Major Global Airlines http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC8B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC8B-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on the competitive profiling of 15 global airline and airline groups that include 4 from the United States, 4 from Europe, 1 from Russia, 2 from the Middle-East, and 4 from Asia. The 10-year profiling of these airlines and airline groups includes their financial performance, major traffic, and capacity metrics, as well as key strategic highlights. These 15 carriers represent over 40% of the global passenger traffic and their performance is directly linked to the financial health of the airline industry and the wider aviation supply chain. An airline s long-term corporate strategy, driving inorganic growth and strategic partnerships, as well as the implementation of profit improvement initiatives are mirrored in its financial and operating performance. An insight on the airline fleet expansion trends, operating costs and revenue trends would be beneficial to airline IT suppliers, onboard retailers, and aircraft manufacturers to get a holistic view of where the airline industry is headed. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Global Shipborne Radar Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K104-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K104-01-00-00-00 The seas around the world are becoming increasingly dangerous as territorial disputes, contingency support operations, and piracy spark a renewed interest in advancing current and future radar capabilities. According to the International Maritime Bureau, which is part of the International Chamber of Commerce, more than 205 pirate raids in the Gulf of Guinea have been recorded over the past 11 years. The possibility of conflict in the South China Sea has also been brewing as China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines have competing territorial and jurisdictional claims over rights to exploit the region's reserves of oil and gas. In the Red Sea, missiles were fired at the USS Mason, which was able to deploy timely defensive measures. As nations reflect these and other events, steps are being taken to enhance detection capabilities through better radar systems. This research provides an overview of the global shipborne radar market, defined as the different types of radar systems used on military naval surface vessels. Sonar or any radar systems used on subsurface vessel are not included. Spending forecasts are discussed by region: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and North America (excluding Mexico, which is grouped with Latin America. The research does not include countries where the market is not addressable (e.g., China, North Korea, and Russia). Questions this research will answer include: What are the areas of growth in the global shipborne radar market? Who are the leading competitors in the market, and how are they ranked? What factors are driving or restraining the market? Which regions lead the market in terms of future spending? What are some key events and transactions happening in the market around the world? Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations for Military Applications - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-32-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-32-00-00 Nanotechnology has gained attention for use in military applications. Several research activities in this regard can be seen in smart textiles, lightweight yet durable materials for weapons, sensors, and military medicine. This edition of Nanotech TOE profiles nanotechnology-based innovations for military applications. 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 Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanotechnology, ammunition, weapons, smart bandages, military uniforms, nanocoatings, nanosatellites Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Image Sensing Impacting Homeland Security Applications - Homeland Security TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-0F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-0F-00-00 This Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine covers advancement in image sensing impacting homeland security applications. Innovations profiled include: Bio inspired vision sensor for computer vision by Chronocam Advancement in image sensor pixel architecture by Pixpolar LIDAR sensor for advanced presence detection by LeddarTech CMOS imaging solutions for security and surveillance by OmniVision Technologies Smart Driving Technology for Collision Avoidance by Mobileye Hyper spectral imaging for defense and security applications by Headwall Photonics Imaging sensor for drone inspection by Sentera Thermal Imaging system for security and rescue by Workswell 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: Surveillance, law and order enforcement, night vision, collision avoidance, search and rescue, drones, LIDAR sensor, CMOS image sensor, hyper spectral imaging, thermal imaging, bio inspired vision, pixel, pixel architecture Fri, 9 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Global Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Aircraft Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC6B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC6B-01-00-00-00 This study will benefit anyone interested in learning more about the global manned airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft market including the related revenue opportunities for the period 2017 2025. It will also help those who are looking to learn about the market drivers and emerging opportunities across the various airborne ISR market segments. Revenue forecasts, key industry participants, and current inventories and programs are provided for each geographical region. Research Scope: The study covers the global market for new aircraft and upgrades to existing aircraft specific to airborne ISR aircraft. It lists the key aircraft fielded by different countries based on their mission types and traces their upgrade evolution. The following segments are discussed: manned maritime patrol, airborne early warning & control, signals intelligence, electronic intelligence, communications intelligence, air ground surveillance, and maritime surveillance aircraft. Geographic scope: Global (North America, Latin America, Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific) What makes this Frost & Sullivan study unique? This study provides a detailed analysis of the rising need for manned airborne ISR platforms by country despite economic uncertainty, shrinking defense budgets, and increased operational/ personnel costs. High defense budget nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, and Australia are considered as they seek to replace or modernize the full range of ISR capabilities over the next decade as the market will become increasingly competitive, spurred by increased demands, customization, advanced sensor upgrades, and alternative purchase models. The study also considers the smaller and medium-sized nations that will secure more economical and innovative solutions to meet specific ISR capabilities. Market revenues for new platform procurement and modernization programs of over 100 nations are presented. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can use this information to plan which markets to target and what type of solution to offer specific countries so that they stand a better chance of winning contracts. By understanding the procurement dynamics expected in the next 10 years (which are presented in the research) companies can formulate winnable market penetration and sales strategies. Key Questions Answered What are the committed, planned, and upcoming opportunities in ISR aircraft procurement and upgrades in the next 10 years? Which geographic markets are growing? What are the key success factors that OEMs should consider in the airborne ISR market? What are the major airborne ISR programs underway and planned within these markets? Are there any capability airborne ISR gaps that need to be anticipated? If so, what are they? Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Satellites - Aerospace and Defense TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0B-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE highlights advancements in satellite technology, including wireless communications, miniaturization, improved measurement of albedo, advancements in satellites for weather forecasting and agriculture, and satellite antennas. 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: Albedo measurement, carbon fiber antennas, cube satellite, hurricane forecasting, wireless satellite, ionosphere, agriculture productivity, 8K satellite television Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Global C4ISR Market, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K130-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K130-01-00-00-00 The global command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) market size is estimated to grow from USD 115.20 billion in 2016 to USD 125.10 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.0%. The study estimates the size and future growth of the market across segments such as tactical communications, computers, and electronic warfare. The base year considered for the study is 2015, and the market size is projected from 2016 to 2020. Surveillance and reconnaissance, and tactical communications are the largest segments, whereas electronic warfare will experience the fastest rate of growth through 2020. The global C4ISR market is segmented by the regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, North America, and South and Central Asia, with example programs for 25 nations provided. Global C4ISR spending will remain stable through to 2020. Expect increased sales for cybersecurity, assured GPS/navigation, unmanned sea vehicles, and missile defense systems. The use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software and the Internet of Things (IoT) concept will accelerate and be integrated into military C4ISR structures. Mature commercial products ease integration, lessen training requirements, ensure tech refresh, and reduce costs for defense enterprise and tactical networks. Tech companies can gain additional markets, access government R&D funding, and participate in solving cutting-edge defense problems. In addition to communications technologies, other areas such as nano, materials, optics, lasers, holographics, and gaming are in high demand for defense applications. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the areas of growth within the global C4ISR market? Which segments, technologies, and services make up the market? What are the leading drivers and restraints for the global market? What are the top segments for the global C4ISR market? Which regions and countries will lead future C4ISR spending? Which companies are leading the C4ISR research, procurement, and services market? Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000