Frost & Sullivan Research Service   Published: 21 Feb 2008
U.S. Electronic Warfare Markets
   Research Overview

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled U.S. Electronic Warfare Markets outlines the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic warfare (EW) market’s programs and funding. The study summarizes the major Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Procurement programs funded jointly and by the individual services. The impact of these and future EW plans on defense industry market participants is also included.

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   Market Overview

Improvised Explosive Devices and Technological Advances in Russian and Chinese Missiles Drive U.S. Electronic Warfare Spending

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is paying greater attention to Electronic Warfare (EW) programs, due to the casualties sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq by insurgents armed with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In addition, China and Russia have improved their anti-air and anti-ship missiles with sophisticated tracking and guidance radars that incorporate EW countermeasures. Though their export is not widespread, it is anticipated in the near future. China has also begun, and Russia has resumed, routine out-of-area air and naval patrols, and both nations have also deployed new ballistic missile submarines equipped with long-range nuclear weapons. China has further demonstrated its ability to shoot down satellites, a platform U.S. forces are now totally dependent upon, leading many U.S. officials to contend that China may soon be a near-peer competitor in space.

However, joint airborne electronic attack (AEA) planning is being hampered because the DoD and the Air Force have not committed to funding and building a follow-on stand-off jamming capability to take over from the Navy Growler program in 2014. There are concerns that there will be a serious airborne EW capability gap by 2010, caused by too few U.S. assets and expected weapons advances made by potential adversaries. "There is a lack of DoD-wide decisive leadership and a joint-service coordinated plan," notes the analyst of this research service. "This hinders the industry from anticipating the technological needs of the armed forces and the required investment in engineering and manufacturing resources."

Renewed Air Force Interest in Electronic Warfare

The U.S. Air Force does not have the flexibility for planning and executing strike missions that it once had. The hope that stealth technology would make up for the lack of an inherent EW capability has not materialized, and when Navy and Marine Corps EA-6Bs begin to leave service, the Air Force will have fewer options to conduct unconventional missions that support ground force operations in the war against terrorism. The Air Force is also investigating collateral EW missions for the F-22, F35, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as embedded antenna, sensor, and signal processing technologies become more advanced. For 2008, the Congress has provided $3,150.0 million to buy an additional 20 F-22 Raptors. With 79 airframes ready to go during 2008, they are considering appropriating funds for an additional 20 aircraft beyond the 183 that are programmed. An additional $680.0 million was added to the $1,800.0 million requested for 2008 for the F35 Joint Strike Fighter.

DoD EW spending in 2008 is expected to be about $1,258.5 million. The largest area of spending is airborne EW because of the emphasis on upgrading the EA-6B aircraft, the production of the F-22, and the development of the F-18G EW system. Ground EW is close behind, due to the spending to defeat Radio Frequency (RF) IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan. "With regard to competition, the U.S. DoD EW market is led by Northrop Grumman, which is anticipated to account for 24.0 percent of the 2008 funding, mostly in the airborne EW sector," says the analyst. "Other leading EW industry participants are ITT, Raytheon, BAE, Boeing, and Tyco M/A-Com."

  Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary
        1. Overview
                  1. Summary
        2. Major Findings
                  1. Findings
2. Research Methodology
        1. Scope and Objectives
                  1. Scope
        2. Market Engineering Research Methodology
                  1. Methodology
3. Industry Challenges and Strategies
        1. Industry Challenges
                  1. Challenges
        2. Industry Strategies
                  1. Industry Strategies
4. U.S. DoD Electronic Warfare Market Overview
        1. Market Definition
                  1. Definitions
        2. Market Participants
                  1. Participants
        3. Market Drivers
                  1. Drivers
        4. Market Restraints
                  1. Restraints
        5. Market Trends
                  1. Trends
        6. Market Technology Trends
                  1. Technology Trends
        7. Market Growth Opportunities
                  1. Opportunities
        8. 2008 Budget
                  1. Budget
        9. Budget Forecast
                  1. Forecasts
        10. Market Competitive Analysis
                  1. Analysis
5. Army Electronic Warfare Market
        1. Overview
                  1. Budget
        2. Market Analysis
                  1. Analysis
6. Navy/Marine Corps Electronic Warfare Market
        1. Overview
                  1. Budget
        2. Market Analysis
                  1. Analysis
7. Air Force Electronic Warfare Market
        1. Overview
                  1. Budget
        2. Market Analysis
                  1. Analysis
8. Joint Services Electronic Warfare Market
        1. Overview
                  1. Budget
        2. Market Analysis
                  1. Analysis
9. Decision Support Databases
        1. Decision Support Databases I
                  1. Operations and Maintenance
        2. Decision Support Databases II
                  1. Research and Development
        3. Decision Support Databases III
                  1. Military Personnel
        4. Decision Support Databases IV
                  1. Military Expenditures

   List of Figures

Chapter 1

  • DoD EW Market: Funding by Program (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Funding Forecasts (U.S.), 2007-2013

Chapter 3

  • DoD EW Market: Impact of Top Three Industry Challenges (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Industry Strategies (U.S.), 2008-2013

Chapter 4

  • DoD EW Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Market Trends (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Technology Trends (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Market Growth Opportunities (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Funding by Program (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Funding by Service Component (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Funding Forecasts (U.S.), 2007-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Competitive Structure (U.S.), 2007
  • DoD EW Market: Market Share Trends of Major Market Participants (U.S.), 2007
  • DoD EW Market: Trends of Domestic and Foreign Companies (U.S.), 2007
  • DoD EW Market: Contractor Ranking (U.S.), 2007

Chapter 5

  • DoD EW Market: Army EW Program Funding (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Army EW Budget Forecasts (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Army Contractor Ranking (U.S.), 2007

Chapter 6

  • DoD EW Market: Navy/Marine Corps EW Program Funding (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Navy/Marine Corps EW Budget Forecasts (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Navy/Marine Corps Contractor Ranking (U.S.), 2007

Chapter 7

  • DoD EW Market: Air Force EW Program Funding (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Air Force EW Budget Forecasts (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Air Force Contractor Ranking (U.S.), 2007

Chapter 8

  • DoD EW Market: Joint Service EW Program Funding (U.S.), 2008
  • DoD EW Market: Joint Service EW Budget Forecasts (U.S.), 2008-2013
  • DoD EW Market: Joint Service Contractor Ranking (U.S.), 2007

Chapter 9

  • Decision Support Database: Military Expenditure - Operation & Maintenance and Others in Million USD (World), 1999-2006
  • Decision Support Database: Military Research & Development Expenditure in Million USD (World), 1999-2006
  • Decision Support Database: Military Expenditure - Personnel in Million USD (World), 1999-2006
  • Decision Support Database: Military Expenditure in Billion USD (World), 1999-2006
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