The global C5ISR market research document caters to an in-depth analysis of the business. It concentrates on critical aspects including various types, solutions, leading firms, ISR systems, and communication applications. Aside from that, the study analyses and highlights the latest major industry advancements and provides insights into C5ISR market trends. In addition to the above-mentioned factors, the study includes numerous factors that have contributed to the market expansion in recent years.
What is C5ISR?
Strong and effective communication and information sharing methods play a vital role in supporting military operations. Progressive advancements in information and communication technologies have enhanced the strategic significance of situational awareness. C4ISR stands for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. C4ISR systems handle massive amounts of data collected from multiple sensors, databases, and other sources. This technology assists the commander in making effective and timely decisions, which aids in efficient situation control through advanced planning and efficient use of existing resources.
Cyber Warfare is changing the battlefield. The increase in the number of cyberattacks in defense accelerates the need for cyber defense doctrines and technologies. As a result, C5ISR came to the scenario to ensure that every warfighter has intelligence. C5ISR is an acronym for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. C5ISR delivers real-time information to the troops in the battlefield and helps to take important decisions in critical environments. It relies on technology solutions that are extremely reliable, real-time, encrypted, and ruggedized, and that run constantly in critical scenarios across air, land, and sea environments, as well as emergent cyberspace domains.
The C5ISR system combines data from allied forces units, logistical own forces, and incumbent civilian agencies. It establishes situational awareness, coordinates plans, reports, orders, and disseminates information across various command levels.
Need for Higher Communication & Intelligence
The growing fear of terrorist attacks drives governments to take the appropriate precautions to protect their citizens and spend heavily on military infrastructure. Moreover, rising border security concerns, migration issues, and political conflicts had compelled governments around the world to invest heavily in defense modernization.
Wireless network operators confront significant hurdles owing to increasing requirements to shift networks. People are migrating from 2G, 3G, and 4G networks to 5G-equipped systems as commercial wireless network standards are changing. Thereby, the military industry is upgrading its traditional systems owing to the dynamic market changes. This is the reason, the software-defined radio (SDR) chips are integrated into C5ISR army equipment to reduce the migration problem. For instance, in February 2021, Bharat Electronics Limited had signed a deal worth USD 13.32 Million with the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) to acquire Software Defined Radio Tactical Systems (SDR-Tac).
The United States from the North America region is investing heavily in modernizing and upgrading its naval, airborne, and ground systems. In May 2021, US Special Operations Command awarded an eight-year contract worth USD 373 million to CACI International Inc. for providing geospatial intelligence analysis expertise. Under the contract, CACI experts will offer mission expertise and maintain SOCOM’s intelligence information technology infrastructure. As a result, certain initiatives in this region are expected to maintain their dominance in the next few years.
China’s military spending is estimated to reach USD 252 billion in 2020. This marks a 1.9 percent gain over 2019 and a 76% increase for the decade 2011–20. Aside from China, the top military spenders in Asia and Oceania are Japan, South Korea, India, and Australia. Hence, growing military spending also influences industry growth in upcoming years.
Some major players like Lockheed Martin Corporation, Thales Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and BAE Systems are leading the market growth. They are involved in acquiring players and investing in R&D projects in order to preserve their dominance. To obtain a competitive advantage, a few additional C5ISR system providers are attempting to gain significant contracts from the Army and Navy.
Few Latest Development Programs in the C5ISR market, By Players
In October 2021, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., L3Harris, Northrop Grumman, and industry partners commissioned the new C5ISR Production Facility at Allanton Shipyard in support of the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter program.
In October 2021, The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a USD 137.1 million contract for engineering and integrated product support. This contract will offer various services including technical data, engineering, integrated product support, and configuration management along with technical and project management assistance to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Company.
In August 2021, The Defense Logistics Agency seeks proposals for a USD 3.2 billion contract vehicle for command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services and supplies.
In July 2021, Serco Group plc has received a potential USD 70 million contract from the United States Navy to provide engineering and technical support for aircraft intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) electronic systems. The five-year base phase of the single-award contract (SAC) is followed by a two-year option period. Serco will provide NAVWAR, Naval Air Systems Command, and other government entities with engineering and technical support services.
In April 2021, the U.S. Army Futures Command’s C5ISR Center selected Booz Allen Hamilton to develop a Rainmaker solution for the DoD’s Joint All Domain Command & Control concept that facilitates information sharing across all U.S. military domains including sea, land, space, air, and cyberspace.