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Electronic Attack Systems Driving $25 Billion EW
NEWTOWN, Conn. [January 22, 2007] – In a new analysis, The
Market for Electronic Warfare Systems, Forecast International is projecting
that an estimated $24.6 billion will be spent on the development and production
of leading EW systems over the next 10 years.
“The rising need for the various jamming, self-protection,
and electronic support measures (ESM) systems that make up the EW Systems
market will result in steady production and long-term research and development
well into the next decade,” said the report’s author, Andrew Dardine.
“The major systems in terms of production numbers and
estimated value are the jamming systems and countermeasures systems that are
being used to save lives and complete key missions in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said
Dardine. Combined, the jamming and countermeasures segments have a projected 10-year
value of $4.8 billion.
As for the leading contractors in this market, the top two are
not only producers of long-established EW systems, but are also in on the
ground floor in the development of next-generation systems for the military
platforms of tomorrow. Both Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems are poised to
adapt their proven IR missile countermeasure technology to new applications in
the next several years.
With its involvement in the development and production of
perhaps the most important jamming program in existence, the EA-18G Growler,
Northrop Grumman is the top-ranked company, with a 10-year market share of $10.4
BAE Systems, with its production of a wide-range of EW
systems for many international applications, occupies the number two spot with
a market share of $3.3 billion. The company stands a very good chance of
seeing one of its established systems adapted to a wholly new, important
application. Its Tactical Aircraft Directable IR Countermeasures (TADIRCM)
system for the F/A-18 could emerge as one of the most important self-protection
programs on the market.
Raytheon, ITT, and Lockheed Martin round out the rest of the
top-five companies in this analysis. Raytheon owes its position in part to the
success of such important radar warning receiver (RWR) systems as its ALR-67,
for which the Navy recently awarded a $36.7 million production contract. ITT
can attribute its ranking to the international success of its versatile,
leading EW suite, the ALQ-211. Already in use by the U.S. and other nations
for multiple platforms, the system, in late 2006, entered active service in
The introduction of highly valuable, next-generation fighter
aircraft and naval platforms will also lead to demand for updated and upgraded
EW systems. For this reason, long-term R&D programs will probably see steady
funding through the next several years in the advance of full-production of key
platforms. Through 2017, an estimated $3.4 billion will be spent on the
various EW development programs covered in this analysis.
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