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Global Defense Outlook

Published: Apr 2014  -   Pages: 66  -   Publisher: Frost & Sullivan  -   Report code: ASDR-105095
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Global Defense OutlookThis research service is an overview of procurement spending and contract activity for global defense markets. Included are research and development, procurement, operations and maintenance, and services’ representative programs and contracts for 7 regions, 20 countries, and 12 technology segments. The global defense industry is comprised of the national armed forces and the manufacturing and services firms that support them. This study indicates which technology products and services are emphasized in global defense spending and which regions and specific countries have the best market potential. The base year for financial spending is 2013, and the market forecast is from 2014 to 2018.

Key Findings:
  • Total global defense spending in 2013 was approximately $ xx  trillion.
  • Defense procurement spending in 2013 was $ xx billion and is expected to have a  xx % CAGR through 2018.
  • The United States had the largest overall defense budget and the largest share of procurement spending at about $  xx billion in 2013.
  • The Asia-Pacific region has the fastest expected defense procurement growth rate at xx %.
  • Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) is the largest technology segment at about $ xx billion in 2013.
  • The chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) technology segment has the fastest expected growth rate at xx %.
  • Lockheed Martin was the top global defense firm in 2013 with about $ xx billion in contracts accounting for  % of the market.
  • The top 10 global defense firms had 2013 revenue of about $214.20 billion accounting for xx % of the market.
  • Through 2018, Japan, Germany, and Saudi Arabia will be key markets, and missile defense systems will be in high demand.

CEO’s Perspective

  • The largest technology segment is C4ISR; radars, EO/IR* sensors, sonars, and secure flexible networks are in high demand.
  • Expect the trend toward multinational equipment sharing and interoperability to continue.
  • Overcapacity will force industry consolidation while local and regional firms will benefit from joint ventures and technology transfer.
  • Equipment maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) along with logistics and training services are required in all regions.
  • Long-term perspective and investment with smaller margins are standard; partnerships with commercial providers are essential.

Regional Segmentation
  • The North American region includes defense procurement spending for Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
  • The Latin American region includes defense spending for Central America, South America, and the islands of the Caribbean.
  • The African region includes defense spending for sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The European region includes defense spending for Europe, Russia, and Turkey.
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region includes defense spending for North Africa, and the Middle East through Iran.
  • The South and Central Asia (S&CA) region includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Central Asian Republics from the Caspian Sea to China.
  • The Asia-Pacific region includes China, Australia, Japan, and the other Western Pacific nations.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What segments, technologies, and services make up the market?
  • What are the leading market drivers and restraints?
  • What are the top technology segments for the defense market?
  • What regions and specific countries will have the fastest defense procurement spending growth?
  • What companies are leading the global market, and what companies are local leaders?

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