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US Naval Ship Self-defense Systems

  • January 2016
  • 29 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 3571234


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Meeting Advanced Threats

This research service focuses on the US Department of Defense (DoD) ship self-defense systems (SSDS) budget spending. This study includes an analysis of research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and a variety of services. Contract activity for the DoD SSDS for 2014 and 2015 is also included. The DoD SSDS budget comprises Navy spending plans for systems that utilize technologies such as radar, sonar, communications, electronic warfare, guns, decoys, and missiles. The base year for financial spending is 2014, and the market forecast runs from 2014 to 2020.

Key Findings
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is making a concerted effort to upgrade ship self-defense systems (SSDS) technology due to the proliferation of anti-ship weapons with greatly improved range, speed, accuracy, and lethality.
- Active and passive defenses against shore, surface ship, and submarine launched anti-ship missiles is the primary concern, followed by torpedo attacks and aircraft-launched missiles.
- A variety of technologies are utilized together in order to defend surface ships, including communications, radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors, sonars, missiles, guns, chaff, and electronic warfare.
- Navy ship self-defense spending is focused on upgrading current systems and improving situational awareness and platform collaboration.
- US DoD ship self-defense spending in 2015 was about $ million, with a estimated % compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2020.
- The Navy has ship self-defense programs of record selected for this study; the 2014 to 2016 CAGR is %. The largest program is the AN/SLQ-32 shipboard electronic warfare suite, followed by detect and
control research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E).
- US Naval ship self-defense system market participants include providers of hardware, software, integration, engineering, systems, and weapons. Growth areas are those that help the Navy
incrementally upgrade current systems and develop technology to increase the range, sensitivity, accuracy, speed, and collaboration of ship self-defense systems.
- At least companies had direct government ship self-defense contracts in 2014/2015. Raytheon is the market leader with contracts covering sensors, systems, and weapons. Raytheon’s largest contracts are
for upgrades/conversions to the MK15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) SeaRAM system.

Market Definitions
This research service provides an overview of RDT&E, procurement, operations and maintenance (O&M), and services program spending and contract activity for the US Naval ship self-defense systems market.
- Though a wide array of systems and technologies are involved in a ship’s self defense, and there is operational overlap, this study focuses on existing local surface ship systems at the tactical level.
- Strategic, theater, and task force missile defense; communications, network, radar, missile technologies, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), unmanned systems, minesweeping, electronic warfare (EW), training and
simulation, offensive gun systems, and classified programs are not included.
- Ship self-defense systems warn if the ship is under attack by an incoming missile or torpedo, identify and track the threat, and neutralize the threat by active (hard kill, such as a missile or gun) or passive (soft kill,
such as frequency jamming or decoy) countermeasures.
- Ship self-defense systems are installed on all types of surface ships and submarines. The platform costs and most weapons are not included in this research. Program funding is based on the 2016 DoD budget
request. Ship self-defense spending is included in about regular programs of record, led by EW system procurement, and RDT&E to detect and control, engage: hard kill, and engage: soft kill/EW.
- Industry competitive data is based on direct government to industry prime contracts with a value of at least $ million awarded in 2014 and 2015.
- Portions of ship self-defense spending can be found in the platform, C4ISR, and weapons programs. Funding and contract values do not always align year-to-year, due to a combination of administration costs,
multi-year contracts, and technology use across various segments.
- Technology, regional, program, and contract segmentation, with funding forecasts beyond 2015, are made at the analyst’s discretion. All program and forecast funding is for US DoD fiscal years.

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