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Frost & Sullivan on COTS Trends in EurSat Market

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French Syracuse 3(click to view full) Industry analysis and research firm Frost & Sullivan says the European strategic military communications market is being driven by the need to reduce R&D costs, leading to reliance of militaries on commercial R&D and commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS). This trend is, also encouraging non-defence firms to step into the European strategic military communications market, while intensifying competition can also be expected from their U.S counterparts via their advanced technology and foothold in areas like Eastern Europe. The firm believes that European militaries’ increasing focus on expeditionary operations, and network-centric warfare (NCW), and the increasing bandwidth of sensor transmissions, will drive market expansion. The sector’s overall revenues are expected to rise from an estimated $1.91 billion in 2005 to $2.56 billion in 2014. The MILSATCOM segment, which currently represents 50% of market revenues, is projected to grow strongly with estimated earnings of $1.36 billion in 2014. For more background, including some key projects that went into this forecast, sector technology trends, plus comments regarding the role of software defined radio, see Frost & Sullivan’s corporate release and their European Strategic Military Communications Markets (F233-22) brochure.

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