Military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) became more relevant after reduction in global defense expenditure and slowdown in new military fleet buying decisions by the governments. Countries are spending more on military MRO and upgrades & retrofits as it is a more cost effective alternative to acquisition of new military fleets. Depending upon military functions, military MRO market can be segmented into aircraft MRO, helicopter MRO; naval vessels MRO, submarine MRO; and army ground vehicles, armor MRO. Of these segments, aviation/aircraft MRO is the largest military MRO segment, which is further segmented in to field, airframe, component and engine MRO. The military aviation MRO market is majorly driven by aging of military aircrafts and helicopters, technological innovations and modernisation drive.
Military aircraft modernisation, upgrade & retrofit is a growing market as it provides a cost effective option of upgrading legacy aircrafts as per the new technological innovations and changing environmental regulations. Especially, modernisation, upgrade & retrofit has enabled developed and emerging geographies to upgrade outdated aircrafts with advanced avionics systems.
In response to economic slowdown, various countries are forming joint ventures in the military MRO space in order to share their research and development costs and also trying to build domestic MRO capabilities through technology transfer and strategic partnerships. Outsourcing of military MRO projects is also gaining relevance of late.
3D printing technology is gaining traction in military MRO, especially in naval sector. 3D printing makes the MRO process efficient as it enables printing of electronic circuits directly on the 3D surfaces such as aircraft wings, naval vessels, missile fins and other military systems.
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