Commercial off-the-shelf hardware is increasingly being used by the United States military in networks worldwide. Technologies which enhance or enable ground units, manned and unmanned airborne platforms and unattended sensors are experiencing growing demand across the spectrum of operations. Network-centric operations could be attractive to many companies that have previously refrained for entering the defense sector.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Aerospace & Defense group, United States Network Centric Operations Markets reveals that revenue in this industry totaled $25.58 billion in 2005 and estimates to reach $31.69 billion in 2012.
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“Network-centric operations represent a paradigm shift for the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as industry partners,” explains Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Darren Corbiere. “Paper-based maps, untimely analysis of critical information and situational confusion is giving way to digital maps with representative iconography, real time intelligence analysis and battlefield situational awareness.”
When combat elements need to coordinate their movement on the battlefield or airborne platforms vector air strikes against ground targets, the U.S. military increasingly turns to networked systems. Networked communications, weapons systems and navigation systems have had a quantifiable effect on the precision of munitions, which have reduced non-combatant and friendly casualties. The effort to discriminate friend, foe, or non-combatant in a war should, and is being made with great success.
While network-centric operations have proven to be valuable in a number of ways, immature technologies and spiraling costs are placing certain programs at risk. The U.S. congress has taken notice of cost overruns and is putting pressure on the services to modify their processes for acquisition of major systems. Future Combat Systems, Joint Tactical Radio System, and the Air Force's E-10 are a few programs that have suffered setbacks, as a result of immature technologies.
“Budget cuts will continue to impact programs that are immature and over budget; it is vital to bring projects in on time and within budget,” explains Corbiere. “The U.S. military will continue to open doors for companies that offer innovative solutions based upon cutting-edge and commercial off-the-shelf technologies.”
At times, the U.S. DoD issues requests for proposal that are unrealistic or unclear leading to cost overruns and extended timelines. This type of situation needs to be identified as early as possible to avoid placing a research and development or acquisition program in jeopardy. Companies that wish to participate in this market, especially where emerging technologies are concerned, should aggressively seek clarification and understand the scope of work involved.
United States Network Centric Operations is part of the Aerospace and Defense subscription. The research service evaluates the Defense Department's Global Information Grid, The Army's LandWarNet, The Navy's ForceNet and the Air Force's C2 Constellation. This study also includes discussions on radio communications, unmanned systems, and airborne platforms as well as information assurance. Analyst interviews with the press are available.
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