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Smart Weapons Market by Product (Missiles (Anti-Tank, Anti-Aircraft, Standoff) Munitions (Guided Bombs & Target Pods), Guided Projectile (Artillery Shells & Mortar Rounds), Guided Rockets, Precision Guided Firearm), Technology, Platform, Region - Forecast & Analysis to 2014 - 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: January 2015
Report Code: AS 3033

 

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This report analyzes the global smart weapons market for a period of six years. On the basis of product, the global market is categorized into anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, stand-off missiles, guided bombs, target pods, guided artillery shells, guided mortar rounds, guided rockets, and precision guided firearms. Each of these products is further categorized on the basis of technology. The various technologies considered in this report are radar, laser, infra-red, microwave, global positioning systems, and other technologies encompassing video guidance systems, terrain mapping systems, and inertial navigation systems.

Apart from this, in this report the global smart weapons market is sub-segmented on the basis of platform and geography. The geography-wise analysis includes a product-level breakdown across five geographic regions which constitute North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Rest of the World. The Rest of the world includes Latin America and Africa.

In this report, the drivers and restraints for this markets is analyzed, including their impact analysis throughout the forecast period. It provides the detailed global market share analysis as well as porter's five forces analysis for the global smart weapons market.

The details of the global smart weapons market covered are shown in the figure below:

Smart Weapons Market

*Other consist of video guidance systems, terrain mapping systems, and inertial navigation systems

Governments are increasingly opting for joint development and procurement of smart weapons with the aim of reducing developmental costs and to offset the risks involved in development. Furthermore, it reduces procurement costs by making effective use of economies of scale. Joint procurement also helps the industry to plan production ahead and maintain effective cross-country supply chain operations. Hence, joint development stands out as the most upcoming trend in the smart weapons market.

The key players profiled in this report, include Raytheon Company (U.S.), L-3 Communications Holdings (U.S.), MBDA (U.K.), General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), and Lockheed Martin (U.S.). This report gives a general overview of these companies along with their complete financials, key products & services, key growth strategies, major market acquisitions, new product launches, and business expansions in the past three years.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 18)
    1.1 Study Objectives
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Geographic Scope
           1.3.3 Study Years
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Package Sizes
    1.6 Distribution Channel Participants
    1.7 Study Limitations
    1.8 Smart Weapons Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 23)
    2.1 Introduction
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Territorial Disputes and Political Conflicts
                    2.2.2.2 Increase in the Military Spending of Developing Nations
    2.3 Smart Weapons Market Size Estimation
                    2.3.1.1 Bottom-Up Approach
                    2.3.1.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Research Assumptions
           2.5.2 Research Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 33)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 38)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Market
    4.2 Smart Weapons Market Growth, By Product
    4.3 Market Share in Europe
    4.4 Market Share Analysis
    4.5 Market: Growing v/s Emerging Markets
    4.6 Market, By Platform
    4.7 Market, By Technology
    4.8 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 43)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Smart Weapons Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Product
           5.2.2 By Technology
           5.2.3 By Platform
           5.2.4 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Need for Precision Munitions
                    5.3.1.2 Changes in Nature of Warfare
                    5.3.1.3 Reducing Logistics Burden
                    5.3.1.4 Modernization and Replenishment Programs
           5.3.2 Restraint
                    5.3.2.1 ARM Transfer Regulation
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Growing Demand in Emerging Nations
                    5.3.3.2 Standardization of Weapons
                    5.3.3.3 Terrorism Risk
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Industrial-Based Sustainment
                    5.3.4.2 Weapon Integration
                    5.3.4.3 Financial Crisis
           5.3.5 Burning Issue
                    5.3.5.1 Hybrid Guidance System

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 53)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.3.1 Key Influencers
    6.4 Industry Trends
    6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.6 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.6.1 Market Retention Through Important Contracts

7 Smart Weapons Market, By Product (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Missiles
    7.3 Munitions
    7.4 Guided Rockets
    7.5 Guided Projectiles
    7.6 Guided Firearms

8 Smart Weapons Market, By Technology (Page No. - 71)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Infrared
    8.3 Lasers
    8.4 Global Positioning System (GPS)
    8.5 Radar
    8.6 Others

9 Smart Weapons Market, By Platform (Page No. - 80)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Land-Based
    9.3 Airborne
    9.4 Naval

10 Smart Weapons Market, By Region (Page No. - 87)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 Market, By Product
                         10.2.1.1 By Missile
                         10.2.1.2 By Munition
                         10.2.1.3 By Guided Projectile
                         10.2.1.4 By Guided Rocket
             10.2.2 Smart Weapons Market, By Platform
             10.2.3 Market, By Country
                         10.2.3.1 U.S.
                                       10.2.3.1.1 By Product
                                       10.2.3.1.2 By Platform
                         10.2.3.2 Canada
                                       10.2.3.2.1 By Product
                                       10.2.3.2.2 By Platform
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Market, By Product
                         10.3.1.1 By Missile
                         10.3.1.2 By Munition
                         10.3.1.3 By Guided Projectile
                         10.3.1.4 By Guided Rocket
             10.3.2 Smart Weapons Market, By Platform
             10.3.3 Market, By Country
                         10.3.3.1 Russia
                                       10.3.3.1.1 By Product
                                       10.3.3.1.2 By Platform
                         10.3.3.2 U.K.
                                       10.3.3.2.1 By Product
                                       10.3.3.2.2 By Platform
                         10.3.3.3 Germany
                                       10.3.3.3.1 By Product
                                       10.3.3.3.2 By Platform
                         10.3.3.4 France
                                       10.3.3.4.1 By Product
                                       10.3.3.4.2 By Platform
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 Smart Weapons Market, By Product
                         10.4.1.1 By Missile
                         10.4.1.2 By Munition
                         10.4.1.3 By Guided Projectile
                         10.4.1.4 By Guided Rocket
             10.4.2 Market, By Platform
             10.4.3 Market, By Country
                         10.4.3.1 China
                                       10.4.3.1.1 By Product
                                       10.4.3.1.2 By Platform
                         10.4.3.2 India
                                       10.4.3.2.1 By Product
                                       10.4.3.2.2 By Platform
                         10.4.3.3 Japan
                                       10.4.3.3.1 By Product
                                       10.4.3.3.2 By Platform
                         10.4.3.4 South Korea
                                       10.4.3.4.1 By Product
                                       10.4.3.4.2 By Platform
                         10.4.3.5 Australia
                                       10.4.3.5.1 By Product
                                       10.4.3.5.2 By Platform
     10.5 Middle East
             10.5.1 Smart Weapons Market, By Product
                         10.5.1.1 By Munition
                         10.5.1.2 By Missile
                         10.5.1.3 By Guided Projectile
                         10.5.1.4 By Guided Rocket
             10.5.2 Market, By Platform
             10.5.3 Market, By Country
                         10.5.3.1 Israel
                                       10.5.3.1.1 By Product
                                       10.5.3.1.2 By Platform
                         10.5.3.2 Saudi Arabia
                                       10.5.3.2.1 By Product
                                       10.5.3.2.2 By Platform
     10.6 Rest of the World (ROW)
             10.6.1 Latin America
                         10.6.1.1 By Product
                         10.6.1.2 By Platform
             10.6.2 Africa
                         10.6.2.1 By Product
                         10.6.2.2 By Platform

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 137)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Smart Weapons Market Share Analysis, Market
     11.3 Competitive Scenario
     11.4 Contracts
     11.5 New Product Launches
     11.6 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Ventures, & Collaborations
     11.7 Expansions

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 148)
     12.1 Introduction
(Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MNM View)*
     12.2 Lockheed Martin Corporation
     12.3 Raytheon Company
     12.4 MBDA, Inc.
     12.5 General Dynamics Corporation
     12.6 BAE Systems Plc
     12.7 Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
     12.8 Rheinmetall AG
     12.9 Thales Group
     12.10 The Boeing Company
     12.11 L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.
     12.12 Textron, Inc.
     12.13 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

*Details on Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MNM View Might Not be Captured in Case of Unlisted 
Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 198)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.3 Available Customizations
     13.4 Related Reports

List of Tables (83 Tables)

Table 1 Study Years
Table 2 Need for Precision Munitions Propel Growth in the Market
Table 3 ARM Transfer Regulation is Restraining the Market Growth
Table 4 Growing Demand in Emerging Nations is Paving a Way for New Growth Avenues for Players in Market
Table 5 Industrial-Based Sustainment is Constraining Growth of Market
Table 6 Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 7 Missiles Market Size, By Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 8 Munitions Market Size, By Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 9 Guided Rockets Market Size, By Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Guided Projectiles Market, By Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 11 Smart Weapons Market Size, By Technology, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Infrared Technology Market Size, By Region, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Laser Technology Market Size, By Region, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 14 GPS Technology Market Size, By Region, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 15 Radar Technology Market Size, By Region, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 16 Others Market Size, By Region, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Land-Based Smart Weapons Market , By Region, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Airborne Smart Weapons Market, By Region, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 20 Naval Smart Weapons Market, By Region, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 21 Smart Weapons Market Size, By Region, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 North America: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 23 North America: Market Size, By Missile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 North America: Market Size, By Munition, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 25 North America: Market Size, By Guided Projectile,  2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 26 North America: Market Size, By Guided Rocket, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 North America: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 28 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 U.S.: Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 30 U.S.: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Canada: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 32 Canada: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Europe: Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 34 Europe: Market Size, By Missile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 35 Europe: Market Size, By Munition, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 36 Europe: Market Size, By Guided Projectile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Europe: Market Size, By Guided Rocket, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 38 Europe: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 40 Russia: Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Russia: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 42 U.K.: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 U.K.: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 44 Germany: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 Germany: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 46 France: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 France: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Missile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Munition, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: Market Size , By Guided Projectile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Guided Rocket, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: Market Size , By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 54 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 China: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 56 China: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 India: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 58 India: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Japan: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 60 Japan: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 South Korea: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 62 South Korea: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Australia: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 64 Australia: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 Middle East: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 66 Middle East: Market Size, By Munition, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 67 Middle East: Market Size, By Missile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 68 Middle East: Market Size , By Guided Projectile, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 69 Middle East: Market Size, By Guided Rocket, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 70 Middle East: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 71 Middle East: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Country, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 72 Israel: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 73 Israel: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 74 Saudi Arabia: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 75 Saudi Arabia: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 76 Latin America: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 77 Latin America: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 78 Africa: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 79 Africa: Market Size, By Platform, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 80 Contracts, 2011–2014
Table 81 New Product Launches, 2011–2014
Table 82 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Ventures, & Collaborations, 2011–2014
Table 83 Expansions, 2011-2014

List of Figures (95 Figures)

Figure 1 Market Classification
Figure 2 Market Stakeholders
Figure 3 Global Market: Research Design
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation & Region
Figure 5 Worldwide Ongoing Conflicts, By War Intensity, 2011-2014
Figure 6 Military Expenditure of Developing Nations, 2009 to 2013
Figure 7 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 8 Top-Down Approach
Figure 9 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Data Triangulation
Figure 10 Research Assumptions
Figure 11 Research Limitations
Figure 12 Market Snapshot, 2014
Figure 13 Prospective Markets to Invest Over the Next Six Years
Figure 14 The Missiles Market is Expected to Grow Very Rapidly From 2014 to 2020
Figure 15 Market Size, By Platform, 2014-2020
Figure 16 Market, By Key Market Player, 2014
Figure 17 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Global Market, 2014-2020
Figure 18 Missiles Would Have the Highest Growth in the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 19 Russia Occupies the Most Dominant Share of the Market in Europe
Figure 20 The U.S. is Expected to Occupy the Most Dominant Share of the Market in 2014
Figure 21 Growing Markets Are Estimated to Dominate the Market By 2020
Figure 22 Smart Weapons Based on the Airborne Platform is Expected to Grow Rapidly From 2014 to 2020
Figure 23 North America is Expected to Cover the Maximum Market Share of the Market, By Technology, in 2014
Figure 24 The European Market is Expected to Lead the Growth Phase During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Market Segmentation
Figure 26 Market Segmentation: By Product
Figure 27 Market Segmentation: By Technology
Figure 28 Market Segmentation: By Platform
Figure 29 Market Segmentation: By Region
Figure 30 Need for Precision Munitions to Drive Demand for Market
Figure 31 Value-Chain Analysis (2014): a Major Value is Added During the Distribution Phase of Smart Weapons
Figure 32 Supply Chain: Direct Distribution is the Most Preferred Strategy Followed By Prominent Players
Figure 33 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis (2014): High Capital Requirement in Smart Weapons Affects This Market Positively
Figure 34 Strategic Benchmarking: Lockheed Martin Largely Adopted the Market Retention Strategy
Figure 35 Missiles Segment is Expected to Capture the Largest Market Size & Highest CAGR By 2020
Figure 36 North America is Expected to Dominate the Missiles Market Due to Large Number of Missile Development Programs From 2014 to 2020
Figure 37 Europe is Expected to Capture the Highest CAGR With a Gradual Rise in Military Spending From 2014 to 2020
Figure 38 Guided Rockets Market in Europe is Expected to Capture the Highest CAGR From 2014 to 2020 Due to Active Terrorist Threats in the Region
Figure 39 Europe is Expected to Capture the Major Share in the Guided Projectiles Market From 2014 to 2020
Figure 40 Guided Firearms Market Size, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 41 North America is Expected to Capture a Major Share of the Guided Firearms Market By 2020
Figure 42 Smart Weapons Implementing Infrared Technology Expected to Capture the Largest Market Size By 2020
Figure 43 Infrared Technology Market Size, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 44 Laser Technology Market Size, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 45 GPS Technology Market Size, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 46 Radar Technology Market Size, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 47 Others Market Size, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 48 Market Segmentation, By Platform
Figure 49 Market Size, By Land-Based Platform, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 50 Market Size, By Airborne Platform, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 51 Market Size, By Naval Platform, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 52 Europe to Grow at the Highest CAGR in the Market, 2014–2020
Figure 53 Russia & the U.K.: Attractive Destinations for Smart Weapons Product Category By 2020
Figure 54 North America: Market Snapshot: U.S. Commands the Largest Market Share, 2014 & 2020
Figure 55 U.S.: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 56 Canada: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 57 Europe Market Snapshot: Russia to Command the Largest Market Size From 2014–2020
Figure 58 Russia: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 59 U.K.: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 60 Germany: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 61 France: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 62 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: Increasing Defense Budget of Countries in This Region Will Drive the Market Growth (2014–2020)
Figure 63 China: Market Size, By Product,  2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 64 India: Market Size, By Product,  2014 vs. 2020, ($Million)
Figure 65 Japan: Market Size, By Product,  2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 66 South Korea: Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 67 Australia: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020
Figure 68 The Middle East Market Snapshot: Increasing the Defense Budget of Countries in This Region Will Drive the Market
Figure 69 Israel: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 70 Saudi Arabia: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 71 ROW Market Snapshot: Latin America Dominates the Market From 2014 to 2020
Figure 72 Latin America: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 73 Africa: Smart Weapons Market Size, By Product, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 74 Companies That Adopted Product Innovation as the Key Growth Strategy Over the Past Four Years
Figure 75 Raytheon Company Grew at the Fastest Rate Between 2011-2013
Figure 76 Market Share, By Key Player, 2013
Figure 77 Market Evaluation Framework, 2012-2014
Figure 78 Market Share: Contracts Was the Key Strategy, 2011-2014
Figure 79 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players, 2013
Figure 80 Lockheed Martin Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 81 Lockheed Martin Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 82 Raytheon Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 83 Raytheon Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 84 SWOT Analysis MBDA Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 85 General Dynamics Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 86 General Dynamics Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 87 BAE Systems Plc: Company Snapshot
Figure 88 BAE Systems Plc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 89 Alliant Techsystems, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 90 Rheinmetall AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 91 Thales Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 92 The Boeing Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 93 L-3 Communications Holdings: Company Snapshot
Figure 94 Textron, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 95 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The nature of warfare has changed drastically over the past decade. In recent years, the threats from posed on human life from insurgent activities have increased very rapidly, since the terrorist groups have strengthen their power through tactical innovation, strong networking, and intelligent Technological advances in the development of smart weapons have given us the capability to face the enemy in an efficient and effective manner.

Recent conflicts across the globe have emphasized the need for precision attacks and stand-off surgical strikes. There is an imperative need to avoid collateral damage and at the same time to provide combatant commanders with an efficient fire power capability that could create an immediate positive effect on the battlefield. These needs are met by smart weapons, which are increasingly being taken into the inventory of the armed forces. Given the need for such systems, the demand is expected to increase during and after the forecast period.

This report is focused on giving a detail-view of the complete smart weapons industry with regards to the products market with detailed market segmentations, combined with qualitative analysis at each and every aspect of the classifications done by technology, devices, characteristics, products, geography, and country. All the numbers in terms of the revenue at every level of detail, are forecasted till 2020 to give a glimpse of the potential revenue base in this market.

This report consists of a detailed description of the global smart weapons market on the basis of systems, end users, service, components, and geography over the next six years. The report discusses the industry, market, and technology trends which currently prevail in this market. On the basis of products, the global market is categorized into anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, stand-off missiles, guided bombs, target pods, guided artillery shells, guided mortar rounds, guided rockets, and precision guided firearm. Each of these products is further classified into sub-segments on the basis of technology and platform. The various technologies considered in this report are radar, laser, infra-red, microwave, global positioning systems, and other technologies encompassing video guidance systems, terrain mapping systems, and inertial navigation systems.

The global smart weapons market is projected to be around $5.12 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $8.55 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 8.93% from 2014 to 2020. The global market is driven by the growth in demand for precision strike weapons. While, arm transfer regulation imposed on import and export of smart weapons pose as the major restraint for this market.

The Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern regions are presumed to remain as the emerging markets for global smart weapons. Raytheon Company (U.S.), L-3 Communications Holdings (U.S.), MBDA (U.K.), General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), and Lockheed Martin (U.S.) will occupy a significant market share in the global smart weapons market in coming years. Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (U.S.), BAE Systems, Plc. (U.K.), The Boeing Company (U.S.), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel), Thales Group (France), Rheinmetall AG (Germany) and Textron, Inc. (U.S.) are the other significant key players in the global market.

Key Take Away:

In this report, the smart weapons market is fully segmented into the following categories and the market size and industry trends are covered as follows:

  • Total Markets: Market sizing for smart weapons based on product market, sub-markets, related markets, and market penetration of smart weapons
  • Sub Markets: Segmentation of the of smart weapons market on the basis of technology, products, and platform
  • Market by Technology: Radar, laser, infra-red, microwave, GPS, and other technologies encompassing video guidance systems, terrain mapping systems, and inertial navigation systems
  • Market by Products: Anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, stand-off missiles, guided bombs, target pods, guided artillery shells, guided mortar rounds, guided rockets, and precision guided firearm
  • Market by Platform: Airborne, land based, and naval platform
  • Market by Geography: America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the Rest of the World
  • Market by Countries: U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Russia, U.K., China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Israel
  • Competitive Landscape: Major market players by products and technology
  • Company Profiles: Revenue analysis for the top 10 market players

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