Military Transport Aircraft programs have a unique & indispensable position in the force structure & logistical capabilities of the Air Forces globally and it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. These versatile & mighty flying beasts have been carrying out an array of critical missions & roles ranging from Strategic & Tactical Airlift to ISR, Electronic Warfare, Aerial Refueling, Maritime Patrol, SAR & MEDEVAC, Parachute Drop and of-course, Humanitarian Aid & Relief Operations, which has been so effectively demonstrated and further emphasized in the post-COVID world. A large number of military transport aircraft programs were developed, produced & fielded by the West as well as the East during the Cold-War era with some of them still in active service.
The distinction of being the longest, in-production military transport aircraft program goes to the Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Super Hercules which has been in production & in-service since the mid-1950s as the undisputed king of tactical airlift capability truly forming the backbone of allied air forces with a large number of variants developed operated by a sizeable global operator base. Soviet legacy programs, too, have made their mark led by the Ilyushin’s IL-76 program and the Antonov aircraft family. The efforts towards recapitalization of legacy aircraft platforms, as they reach the end of their service life, have led to emergence of new, scratch-up aircraft programs with the European nations having gone for their jointly developed A400M Atlas strategic airlifter program supplemented by the much smaller CASA-built C-295 and Alenia’s C-27J Spartan for tactical missions. Brazilian aerospace major, Embraer, too, has developed its C-390 Millennium tactical jet airlifter from scratch powered by the proven V2500 turbofans presenting a strong & credible challenge to Super Hercules’ global domination across regional & international markets with its strong capabilities & the jet-powered value proposition.
Global Defense Spending has been on a major upswing over the recent years led by the resurgence of great power competition amongst leading geopolitical powers and spearheaded by the R&D-led technological evolution. The transition of traditional world order towards multi-polarity, marked by the resurgence of great power competition and escalating geopolitical tensions, has effectively heralded a renaissance for the Global Aerospace & Defense industry over the recent years with defense spending clearly on the surge & a clear upswing. The rapid build-up of military capabilities by China and resurgence of Russia on the world horizon has effectively spiraled up defense spending across most regions & parts of the world. The global defense spending reached the $1.98 trillion level for 2020 growing by over 2.6% year on year for 2020 & 3% for 2019 echoing the Cold war-era trend. This resurgence in defense spending globally has driven & further accelerated the upgrade, modernization & recapitalization of ageing, legacy equipment & aircraft programs across most parts of the world while driving the development & procurement of new aircraft programs.
Against this backdrop, the report provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis on the World’s Top 7 Military Transport Aircraft Programs, including:-
- Detailed Program Factsheets, including, Technical Specifications, Production Numbers, Variants & Key Global Operators
- Overarching Strategy Focus across OEMs for the Programs
- Comprehensive Comparative SWOT Analysis with Direct, Competing Aircraft Programs of Commensurate Size & Class
- Latest Contract Awards, Upcoming Aircraft Competitions & Developments for the Programs
- Upgrade Horizon, Projected Developments & Outlook for the Programs
The report is a niche, key and vital information resource on Military Transport Aircrafts with its unique disposition & focus. The report would be quintessential & a must have for those having strategic interest & stakes in the in the Global Military Transport Aircraft Market. The report will be extremely useful for Key Decision-Makers, Program Managers, Global Procurement Managers, Defense Contracting Executives & Departments, Top Management of Industry Players & Other Companies, Industry OEMs, Suppliers, Vendors, Associated Equipment Manufacturers and other Key Players in the Industry Value Chain. The report will also be useful for existing & potential Investors, Industry & Company Analysts, M&A Advisory Firms, Strategy & Management Consulting Firms, PE Firms, Venture Capitalists, Financing & Leasing Companies, Researchers and all those associated with the industry/sector.