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Harris Corporation (U.S.) and General Dynamics (U.S.) are Leading Players in Tactical Communications Market
Tactical communication systems typically comprise tactical wireless headset personal radio, field digital switchboard, field telephones, HF, VHF, and UHcombat net radios, and antenna multicouplers, among others. The selection of such equipment is done based on the mission requirements. The global tactical communications market is estimated to be valued at USD 8.62 Billion in 2016 and projected to reach USD 18.53 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 16.52% during 2016 to 2021. The rise in air traffic across the world, need for new airports to support passenger and cargo traffic, and modernization and expansion of Tier II airports are the major market drivers for tactical communication systems.
The latest tactical communication systems utilize more commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IP-based equipment which enhances their capability and enables them to offer use of integrated voice, video, and multiparty conferencing. Another major trend in the tactical communication market is the increasing usage of software defined radios owing to their ability to offer secure wireless nodes which allows wireless devices to communicate with each other in a protected environment.
The key players in the tactical communications market include Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), General Dynamics C4 Systems (U.S.), Raytheon (U.S.), Thales (France), Harris Corporation (U.S.), and Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc. (U.K.), among others. These market players have been focusing on securing government contracts as a major strategy for organic growth. Their core competencies include widespread geographical presence and high investment in R&D activities.
Harris Corporation (U.S.) is a major player in the tactical communications market. It was formed with the merger of ADB Airfield Solutions with Safegate in March, 2016. The company specializes in providing tactical and airborne radios, night vision technology, and defense and public safety networks. The company has been focusing on securing contracts to achieve growth in the tactical communication market. For instance, the company received a five year contract from the U.S. Army worth USD 1.7 billion to supply tactical communication solutions. Under the contract, Harris will supply a wide range of secure radio communications and tactical communication networks.
General Dynamics (U.S.) is one of the top companies profiled for tactical communication market globally. The company is one of the key players in the tactical communication market with a robust product portfolio and long-term contracts with the U.S. government for the supply of tactical communication systems. The prime focus of the company is to attain organic growth by securing government contracts worldwide to supply tactical communication systems. For instance, the company received a contract worth USD 135 million from the U.K. Ministry of Defence to provide tactical communications systems to the British Armed Forces.
Tactical Communications Market by Platform (Airborne, Shipborne, Land, Underwater), Type (Soldier Radio, Manpack, VIC, HCDR), Technology (TDM, NGN), Application (ISR, Communications, Combat, Command & Control) - Global Forecast to 2021
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