Exclusive extracts from this 67-page-long report:
- Who are the key players?
The defence market is dominated by large- and medium-scale contractors which have extensive system integration skills (including data processing and electronic warfare). Their main activities involve the provision of air, land and naval hardware, armaments, C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems, and technical support services (training, logistics, modernisation, etc.). [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumann, Raytheon, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Boeing, Leonardo, Airbus, Thales and UAC.
- What are the players' strategies?
In 2011, Northrop Grumman initiated an incubator programme (Cync) to identify and invest in innovative start-ups and technologies in areas such as cybersecurity, data science, secure mobility and cyber physical systems/critical infrastructure. By collaborating with young companies such as DB Networks, KoolSpan, Oculis Labs and Ayasdi, Northrop Grumman aims to market cybersecurity products that fill existing gaps in its portfolio and reinforce core offerings in both military and commercial applications. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
Leonardo's revenues dropped 4% in 2017 compared to 2016, with weak helicopter sales weighing heavily on group performance. Land & Naval Defence Electronics was the best performing business, with performance fuelled by electro-optical and infra-red systems. [...]