In its new report, titled ‘Defense Communications: Funding Trends and Prospects,’ analyst firm Frost & Sullivan focuses on the defense communications technologies such as tactical radios and military satellite and network-centric communications, that are influencing the defense communications market.
With the need for allied information advantages in large-scale operations such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, the market for defense communications is likely to be supported by a number of demand drivers, the report stated. As an increasing number of defense establishments realize the need for empowering their defense forces with the latest communications technologies available, the defense industry is entering into a new phase where huge R&D efforts are being concentrated on defense communications, the report stated.
“Network centric warfare (NCW), enhanced situational awareness and increased use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology are witnessing increasing technological development and funding activities," notes Technical Insights Research Analyst, Anand Srinivasan. "Integration of existing technologies with new cutting edge technologies is further driving the research activities in this sector. At present, a lot of funding is going into research activities to deliver cutting edge technologies which can be leveraged in battle field communications.”
Communications technology is an integral part of global defense. Equipment such as a radio and other communications devices are extremely important for soldiers on the ground. As data can be obtained from various sources irrespective of the solution, the next generation of technological development for military communications will be greatly influenced by the goal of a fully interoperable solution, the report states.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein