Military Simulation and Training is a series of operations for developing the warfare environment without actual opposition. Without the need for high cost, there can be effective military training possible with the defense training and simulation approach, this technique is highly adopted by everyone around the world. The military personnel is provided with effective operational capability with simulation and training which involve the use of high-end technology platforms. Military training and simulation increase the cost-effectiveness by reducing the live utilization of the equipment. Military training and simulation find their application in naval forces, air and land forces. Territorial conflicts worldwide and an increase in defense expenditure are the major factors, which is expected to drive the defense training and simulation market. However, the cost of defense training and simulation products and services is very high which restrains the growth of the training and simulation market. In contradiction, contracts and agreements with defense modernization and military forces are projected to fuel the growth opportunities for the market players.
Major factors driving the growth of the market
Presently, there are numerous conflicts all around the world. The political crisis in Afghanistan has put the whole country into chaos. The rise in terrorism and other conflicts also lead to unfavorable situations. There are numerous wars, which are happening all over the world, especially in the countries of Northwest Asia, Saharan Africa, and The Middle East. Hence, nations worldwide are deploying training simulation solutions to face future threats. Hence, all these factors are expected to fuel the growth of the Defense training and simulation market. The global investment in defense has seen exponential growth in recent years. To make the defense force modernized, and to face the wars, many nations are hugely investing in purchase and manufacture of advanced security solutions. They are also investing more in defense training and simulation, this makes us anticipate that increase in terrorism and conflicts between the nations will fuel the growth of the defense training and simulation market.
Trends influencing the growth of the market
Presently, the fixed-wing aircraft simulation segment is dominating the market and in the forthcoming year, it is expected to register the highest CAGR. This is mainly due to the procurement and development of new aircraft models, around the world by the armed forces. There is a partnership between simulators and training providers and the governments to grow hand in hand. A very important facet of training in the future is artificial intelligence. New aircraft development programs by the OEMs are a factor that fuels the growth of this segment. In the forthcoming period, it is expected that Asia-Pacific will have the highest growth rate. The major spending of Asia-Pacific on the military is the driving factor of this market. Presently this region has the highest political and territorial issues. Which in turn creates the demand for aircraft for protection and surveillance. They are also investing in latest technologies to enhance the training effectiveness.
The factors that drive the defense training and simulation market are to ensure aviation safety, virtual pilot training is been accepted. There raised a need to reduce the cost of pilot training. In addition, the developed economies reduced the military budgets; this fuel the growth of the Defense training and simulation market. The main factors for restraints are the lifecycle of the product, and lack of interoperability. The factors, which influence the opportunities, are the need for simulators for air accident investigation. Need for development of a simulator for (UAS) Unmanned Aerial Systems. Challenges faced by training and simulator are regulatory approvals were stringent and minimal weight and size for advanced feature maintenance.
Aero simulation has been awarded a contract from the US Air force for the delivery of an innovative lightweight, containerized B-1 virtual-reality Aircrew training device. This is direct to phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) contract awarded by the United States Air Force (USAF) simulator Program Office (SPO) at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in tie-up with an AFWERX CSO (Commercial Solutions Opening). A simulation component maker, Brunner Elecktronic has won a contract to deliver NovaSim MR Full motion Simulator to the Lufthansa Aviation Training in Zurich Switzerland. It is a portable lightweight aircraft simulator.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has chosen Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) as one of five awardees for a task order contract with an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) that would cover assessments, exercises, modelling, and simulation support. The contract, which has an $850 million ceiling value, has a five-year base period and one five-year option period. Within the DTRA Nuclear Enterprise Directorate, the company will support training, planning of exercises, mission rehearsal, threat assessment and countermeasures, modelling, and simulation of equipment and exercises to counter threats and vulnerabilities and to strengthen national and international security.