April 2009
The Global Airborne ISR Market 2008-2018

Report Details
 
Since the Global War on Terrorism began, the airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems market has flourished. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have played an increasing role in military and defence operations. Increasing demands for national security, situational awareness and timely intelligence are all set to boost the airborne ISR market over from 2008 onwards. The US is investing heavily to acquire and upgrade its airborne ISR systems, planning to invest $28 billion by the middle of the next decade. Can you capture a large share of this market? This in-depth market analysis will help you.

This latest visiongain defence report - The Global Airborne ISR Market 2008-2018 - analyses the market for airborne ISR systems in leading markets worldwide. The report examines how the market will develop over the next 10 years, identifying the key companies and issues that will drive your market. The report contains business critical, detailed market forecasts. Visiongain believes that the US is leading the way in the global airborne ISR Market at the moment. However, do you know which other countries will drive the market during the period 2008-2018? Also, which leading companies are involved in this market sector currently, looking ahead? Visiongains report answers those questions and many others.

In The Global Airborne ISR Market 2008-2018 visiongain predicts that the world market for airborne ISR systems should achieve multi-billion dollar annual revenues by early next decade. However, do you want to know how high the market value could reach by 2018? In addition to consultation with experts, including full interview transcripts (not available anywhere else), this research involved a detailed study of relevant document and current developments. Importantly, visiongain applied in-house techniques such as financial forecasting and analysis of market drivers and restraints. The result is a comprehensive market-based report with detailed analyses and informed opinion.

Why you should buy this report
The Global Airborne ISR Market 2008-2018 report describes both the technologies and the relevant markets in detail. In this report, you will find answers to the following questions amongst others:

  • Where is the airborne ISR Market currently both technologically and commercially - and how it is likely to develop over coming years?
  • What annual sales will the airborne ISR market generate from 2008-2018, both worldwide and in leading national markets?
  • Which are the main companies involved in the development and application of airborne ISR technology, and what are their activities there?
  • What are the main sub-markets, and how fast will their sales grow over the next ten years?
  • How will the US airborne ISR market develop from the present onwards?
  • What are the largest markets in Europe and Asia, and how will these develop?
  • What are the main drivers and restraints for sales growth in the airborne ISR market?
  • What are the future trends in the airborne ISR market, including pipeline developments?

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction to Airborne ISR 
2.1 Definition of ISR
2.2 Airborne Radar
2.2.1 Electro- Optical (EO) Systems
2.2.2 Infra-Red Thermal (IR)
2.2.3 Thermal Imaging
2.3 Intelligence Gathering
2.3.1 Imagery Intelligence (IMINT)
2.3.2 Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
2.3.3 Measurement and Signal Intelligence (MASINT)
2.3.4 Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
2.4 ISTAR Capabilities
2.4.1 Airborne Early Warning (AEW)
2.4.2 Airborne Ground Surveillance
2.4.3 Airborne Maritime Surveillance
2.5 Types of Radar
2.5.1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
2.5.2 Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI)
2.5.3 Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
2.5.4 Airborne Moving Target Indicator (AMTI)
2.6 Importance of ISR Systems

3 UAVs and ISR
3.1 UAVs and ISR
3.2 UAVs Assume Growing Importance
3.3 US Dominates the Market
3.4 UAV Production Growing Worldwide
3.5 ISR: the Contribution of UAVs
3.6 Performance of UAVs in Current Operations

4 Future Trends and Technological Development in the ISR Market
4.1 Future Trends
4.1.1 Use of Civil Aircraft to Mount ISR Sensors
4.1.2 UAVs (Price vs. Performance)
4.1.3 Cost-Effective Systems
4.2 Technological Development
4.2.1 Urban Radar
4.2.2 Active Electronically Steered Radar Arrays (AESA)
4.2.3 AESA Capabilities
4.2.3.1 Multifunction Radar
4.2.3.2 Lower Maintenance Cost
4.2.3.3 Flexibility
4.2.3.4 Precision Engagement

5 Airborne ISR Market Sales Outlook 2008-2018
5.1 Airborne ISR Market Forecasts 2008-2018
5.2 Global Airborne ISR Market Breakdown
5.3 Forecast for Leading Airborne ISR Markets
5.3.1 The United States Market Forecast
5.3.2 The United Kingdom Market Forecast
5.3.3 Germany Market Forecast
5.3.4 France Market Forecast
5.3.5 Italy Market Forecast
5.3.6 Australia Market Forecast
5.3.7 Canada Market Forecast
5.3.8 Japan Market Forecast
5.3.9 India Market Forecast
5.3.10 South Korea Market Forecast
5.3.11 China Market Forecast
5.3.12 Russia Market Forecast

6 World Airborne ISR Programmes and Contracts
6.1 The United States
6.1.1 J-STARS
6.1.2 ScanEagle
6.1.3 Reaper (Predator B)
6.1.4 CN 235
6.1.5 P-8A Poseidon - Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA)
6.1.6 Other Contracts
6.1.7 Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
6.1.8 Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System
6.2 European ISTAR UAV
6.2.1 ISTAR UAV Programme
6.3 The United Kingdom
6.3.1 ASTOR
6.3.2 Tactical UAV System
6.3.3 LISTNER
6.3.4 MQ 9 Reaper
6.3.5 Watchkeeper
6.3.6 Nimrod MRA4
6.4 Norway
6.5 Germany
6.5.1 EuroHawk UAV
6.6 France
6.7 Italy
6.8 Spain
6.8.1 CN235
6.9 Turkey
6.10 Australia
6.10.1 Wedgetail
6.10.2 Coastwatch Programme
6.11 Canada
6.12 Saudi Arabia
6.13 Egypt
6.14 United Arab Emirates
6.15 Israel
6.16 China
6.17 Japan
6.18 India
6.18.1 Erieye
6.18.2 Embraer 145
6.18.3 Phalcon AWACS
6.19 Pakistan
6.19.1 P-3C Orion
6.19.2 Erieye
6.20 South Korea
6.20.1 AEW and Control (AEW & C)
6.20.2 Skylark 11
6.21 Thailand
6.21.1 Erieye
6.22 Indonesia
6.23 Ecuador
6.24 Mexico
6.24.1 Hermes 450
6.25 Colombia
6.26 Chile
6.27 Other Contracts

7 Forces Affecting the Airborne ISR Market
7.1 Principal Drivers of the Airborne ISR Market 
7.2 Prospects for Airborne Defence Market
7.3 Principal Restraints in the Airborne ISR Market
7.4 Obstacles to Market Growth

8 Interviews with Industry Experts: Discussions of Airborne ISR Market from 2008 Onwards
8.1 Mr Erik Winberg, Director Product Management Airborne Surveillance, Saab,  United Kingdom
8.2 Mr Johnny Carni, Vice President Marketing & Sales Controp Precision Technologies, Israel

9 Projects in the Pipeline Stages
9.1 Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS)
9.2 Australian Navy's Maritime Surveillance System
9.3 EPX Programme
9.4 NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Programme
9.5 Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control (MASC)
9.6 Visibuilding Programme

10 Key Airborne ISR Manufacturers
10.1 Boeing
10.1.1 P-8A Poseidon
10.1.2 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)     
10.1.3  737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C)
10.1.4 ScanEagle
10.2 Thales
10.3 Northrop Grumman
10.3.1 E8 C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS)
10.3.2 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEW&C)
10.3.3 Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) Surveillance Radar
10.3.4  Night Hunter II
10.3.5 Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar (VADER)
10.3.6 E-2 Hawkeye
10.4 Raytheon
10.5 Goodrich Corporation
10.6 L-3 Communications
10.7 General Dynamics
10.8 FLIR Systems
10.9 Saab
10.10 Embraer
10.10.1 EMB 145 AEW & C
10.10.2 EMB 145 RS/AGS
10.10.3 P-99
10.11 Lockheed Martin
10.12 Selex Galileo
10.13 Controp Precision Technologies
10.14 BAE Systems

11 Conclusions

List of Tables
Table 5.1 World Airborne ISR Market Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.2 World Compound Annual Growth Rate (% CAGR)
Table 5.3 Submarket Market Forecasts 2008-2018
Table 5.4 US Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.5 US CAGR
Table 5.6 UK Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.7 UK CAGR
Table 5.8 Germany Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.9 Germany CAGR
Table 5.10 France Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.11 France CAGR
Table 5.12 Italy Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.13 Italy CAGR
Table 5.14 Australia Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.15 Australia CAGR
Table 5.16 Canada Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.17 Canada CAGR
Table 5.18 Japan Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.19 Japan CAGR
Table 5.20 India Sales Airborne ISR Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.21 India CAGR
Table 5.22 South Korea Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.23 South Korea CAGR
Table 5.24 China Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.25 China CAGR
Table 5.26 Russia Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Table 5.27 Russia CAGR
Table 7.1 SWOT Analysis for Airborne ISR Market 2008-2018

List of Figures
Figure 5.1 Airborne ISR Market Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.2 Airborne ISR 2008
Figure 5.3 Submarket Sales in 2007, 2013 & 2018
Figure 5.4 Market Share Values for Submarkets 2007
Figure 5.5 Market Share Values for Submarkets 2013
Figure 5.6 Market Share Values for Submarkets 2018
Figure 5.7 US Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.8 UK Sales Airborne ISR Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.9 Germany Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.10 France Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.11 Italy Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018.
Figure 5.12 Australia Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.13 Canada Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.14 Japan Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.15 India Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.16 South Korea Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.17 China Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.18 Russia Airborne ISR Sales Forecast 2008-2018
Figure 5.19 Market Shares of Principal Markets 2007
Figure 5.20 Market Shares of Principal Markets 2013
Figure 5.21 Market Shares of Principal Markets 2018

Companies Listed
AeroVironment
Aselsan
Argon ST
Alenia Finmeccania
Boeing
BAE Systems
CASA 
Concurrent Technologies Corporations
Controp Precision Technologies
Dassault Aviation
DRS Technologies 
Embraer
Elta Systems
Elbit Systems
EADS 
FLIR Systems
Goodrich Corporation
General Atomic Aeronautical Systems
General Dynamics
Galileo Avionica
Honeywell
Ifara Technologies
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Indra
Kongsberg Gruppen
L-3 Communications
Lockheed Martin  
Northrop Grumman
QinetiQ
Raytheon
Rheinmetall Defence
Rafael
Rockwell Collins
Science Applications International Corporation
Sandia National Laboratories
Selex Galileo
Sagem SA
Saab
Thales
TiaLinx

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