1 INTRODUCTION 18
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 18
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 18
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 19
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 19
1.3.2 REGIONAL SCOPE 19
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 20
1.4 CURRENCY & PRICING 20
1.5 LIMITATIONS 21
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 21

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 22
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 22
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 24
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 24
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 25
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 25
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 26
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 26
2.2.1 MARKET SCOPE 27
2.2.2 EXCLUSIONS 27
2.3 RESEARCH APPROACH & METHODOLOGY 27
2.3.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 28
2.3.1.1 Weapons carriage & release system market for OEM 28
2.3.1.2 Weapons carriage & release system market for aftermarket 28
2.3.1.3 Weapons carriage & release system market size 28
2.3.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 29
2.4 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 30
2.5 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 31

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 32

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 35
4.1 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY CARRIAGE SYSTEM 35
4.2 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM WEAPON TYPE MARKET, BY WEAPON TYPE 35
4.3 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY RELEASE SYSTEM 36
4.4 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY PLATFORM 36
4.5 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY RELEASE SYSTEMS 37

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 38
5.1 INTRODUCTION 38
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 38
5.2.1 DRIVERS 39
5.2.1.1 Growing aircraft fleets across the globe 39
5.2.1.2 Development of fifth-generation fighter aircraft by various countries 39
5.2.1.3 Increasing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles 40
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 40
5.2.2.1 Decreasing defense budgets due to economic slowdown 40
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 41
5.2.3.1 Development of common and scalable launch systems 41
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 41
5.2.4.1 Reducing performance failures 41

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 42
6.1 INTRODUCTION 42
6.2 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 42
6.2.1 NEXT-GENERATION PNEUMATIC AND ELECTRONICALLY ACTUATED SYSTEMS 42
6.2.2 MODULAR LAUNCH TUBES (MLT) 42
6.2.3 REDUCED-FOOTPRINT ROTARY 43
6.2.4 SMALL DIAMETER BOMB CARRIAGE SYSTEMS 43
6.2.5 ADVANCED MISSILE LAUNCHERS 44
6.3 INNOVATION & PATENT REGISTRATIONS 44

7 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY PLATFORM 45
7.1 INTRODUCTION 46
7.2 FIGHTER JETS 47
7.2.1 CURRENT GENERATION FIGHTERS 47
7.2.1.1 Upgradation of current generation fighter aircrafts 47
7.2.2 NEXT-GENERATION FIGHTERS 47
7.2.2.1 Increasing research & development activities for weapons carriage for next-generation fighters 47
7.3 COMBAT SUPPORT AIRCRAFT 47
7.3.1 INCREASING USE OF COMBAT SUPPORT AIRCRAFTS FOR AIR-TO-GROUND SUPPORT ROLES 47
7.4 HELICOPTERS 47
7.4.1 INCREASING ADOPTION OF CARRIAGE SYSTEMS FOR ANTI-SUBMARINE OPERATIONS 47
7.5 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS) 47
7.5.1 DEPLOYMENT OF UNMANNED COMBAT AERIAL VEHICLES (UCAV) WITH AIR-TO-GROUND MISSILES 47
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8 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY WEAPON TYPE 48
8.1 INTRODUCTION 49
8.2 MISSILES 50
8.2.1 AIR-TO-AIR 50
8.2.1.1 Increasing adoption of air-to-air missiles carriage & release system by fighter aircrafts 50
8.2.2 AIR-TO-GROUND 50
8.2.2.1 Adoption of air-to-ground carriage systems on UAVs 50
8.3 BOMBS 50
8.3.1 USE OF RACKS BY COMBAT SUPPORT AIRCRAFT FOR AIR-TO-GROUND OPERATIONS 50
8.4 ROCKETS 50
8.4.1 DEPLOYMENT OF ROCKETS ON HELICOPTERS FOR COMBAT ROLES 50
8.5 TORPEDOES 50
8.5.1 USE OF TORPEDOES FOR ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE BY COMBAT SUPPORT AIRCRAFTS 50

9 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY SYSTEMS COMPONENT 51
9.1 INTRODUCTION 52
9.2 CARRIAGE SYSTEMS 52
9.2.1 RACKS 53
9.2.1.1 Single 53
9.2.1.1.1 Increasing use single racks on fourth generation fighter aircraft 53
9.2.1.2 Multiple 53
9.2.1.2.1 Adoption of multiple racks on fighter aircrafts 53
9.2.2 RAIL LAUNCHERS 53
9.2.2.1 Single 53
9.2.2.1.1 Use of single rail launchers on Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) 53
9.2.2.2 Multiple 53
9.2.2.2.1 Development of dual rail launchers by companies 53
9.2.3 ADAPTERS 54
9.2.3.1 Increasing use of adapters by fifth-generation fighter aircrafts 54
9.2.4 PYLONS 54
9.2.4.1 Installation of pylons on majority of airborne platforms 54
9.3 RELEASE SYSTEMS 54
9.3.1 EJECTION UNIT 55
9.3.1.1 Pyrotechnic 55
9.3.1.1.1 Reliable ejection of weapons by pyrotechnic based ejection units 55
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9.3.1.2 Pneumatic 55
9.3.1.2.1 Increasing adoption of pneumatic ejection units due to safe operations 55
9.3.1.3 Electromechanical 55
9.3.1.3.1 Use of electromechanical ejection units for bombs 55
9.3.2 CONTROL UNIT 56
9.3.2.1 Adoption of advance control unit by next-generation fighter aircrafts 56

10 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM MARKET, BY END USE 57
10.1 INTRODUCTION 58
10.1.1 OEM 58
10.1.1.1 Increasing procurement of fighter aircrafts across the globe 58
10.1.2 AFTERMARKET 58
10.1.2.1 Upgradation of existing fleet of aircrafts 58

11 WEAPONS CARRIAGE & RELEASE SYSTEM ADJACENT MARKET, BY PAYLOAD 59
11.1 INTRODUCTION 59
11.2 FUEL TANKS 59
11.3 SONOBUOYS 59
11.4 ELECTRONIC PODS 60
11.5 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES 60

12 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 61
12.1 INTRODUCTION 62
12.2 NORTH AMERICA 63
12.2.1 US 66
12.2.1.1 Procurement of fifth-generation fighters is fueling the growth of weapons carriage & release systems market in the US 66
12.2.2.1 Fighter aircraft procurement program worth USD 15 million expected to drive the Canadian market for weapons carriage & release systems 67
12.3 EUROPE 68
12.3.1 UK 71
12.3.1.1 Spending on Tempest fighter aircraft program and procurement of F35 aircraft are expected to drive the market in the UK 71
12.3.2.1 Ongoing upgrades of Rafale aircraft will increase the spending on weapons carriage & release systems 72
12.3.3 GERMANY 73
12.3.3.1 Collaboration with France on next-generation fighter aircraft will lead to development of advanced weapons carriage & release systems 73
12.3.4 RUSSIA 74
12.3.4.1 Increasing export of fighter aircraft and helicopters will generate requirement for weapons carriage & release systems 74
12.3.5 SWEDEN 75
12.3.5.1 Export of Gripen aircraft to countries around the world expected to drive the market in Sweden 75
12.3.6 ITALY 76
12.3.6.1 Induction of fifth-generation fighters to drive the market in Italy 76
12.3.7 REST OF EUROPE 77
12.4 ASIA PACIFIC 78
12.4.1 CHINA 81
12.4.1.1 Development of fifth-generation fighter aircraft expected to drive the Chinese weapons carriage & release system market 81
12.4.2.1 Domestic fighter aircraft development program will lead to increase in demand for weapons carriage & release systems 82
12.4.3 AUSTRALIA 83
12.4.3.1 Induction of F-35 aircraft by the Royal Australian Air Force expected to drive the Australian weapons carriage & release system market 83
12.4.4 JAPAN 84
12.4.4.1 Development of new-generation fighter aircraft by domestic manufacturers to drive the Japanese weapons carriage & release system market 84
12.4.5 SOUTH KOREA 85
12.4.5.1 Increasing demand due to the development of KF-X fighter aircraft program 85
12.4.6 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 86
12.5 MIDDLE EAST 87
12.5.1 SAUDI ARABIA 90
12.5.1.1 Increasing defense budget and procurement of new fighter aircraft drive the market in Saudi Arabia 90
12.5.2 ISRAEL 91
12.5.2.1 Active involvement in warfare operations leads to continuous demand for weapons carriage & release systems 91
12.5.3 TURKEY 92
12.5.3.1 Development of domestic TF-X fighter aircraft will lead to increase in demand for weapon carriage & release system 92
12.6 REST OF THE WORLD 93
12.6.1 LATIN AMERICA 95
12.6.2 AFRICA 96
13 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 98
13.1 INTRODUCTION 98
13.2 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 99
13.2.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 99
13.2.2 INNOVATORS 99
13.2.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 99
13.2.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 99
13.3 MAJOR PLAYERS, 2019 100
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13.4 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 101
13.4.1 CONTRACTS 101
13.4.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 102
13.4.3 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 103
14 COMPANY PROFILES 104
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
14.1 COBHAM PLC 104
14.2 RAYTHEON COMPANY 107
14.3 HARRIS CORPORATION 110
14.4 ULTRA ELECTRONICS 113
14.5 MARVIN GROUP 115
14.6 MAROTTA CONTROLS 117
14.7 RAFAUT GROUP 118
14.8 MOOG, INC. 120
14.9 RUAG GROUP 122
14.10 FERRA ENGINEERING PTY LTD 124
14.11 SYSTIMA TECHNOLOGIES INC 125
14.12 ALKAN 127
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

15 APPENDIX 129
15.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 129
15.1 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 132
15.2 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 134
15.3 RELATED REPORTS 134
15.4 AUTHOR DETAILS 135