Frost & Sullivan Report: Global C4ISR - The Growth of "Transitioning Markets"
By Steven Webb, Vice President and Sabbir Ahmed, Consultant, Aerospace & Defence Practice.
Rapid technological developments are breeding disruptive technologies in the defence industry more than ever. It is not only impacting defence majors’ portfolio capabilities but also creating unexpected competition, particularly in niche areas. This is particularly the case for C4ISR, which is a complex web of sub-systems. It is difficult for organisations to keep up with breakthrough technologies at each segment level due to the significant investment involved. This puts organisations at risk of being reduced to a "me-too" company with an ordinary product portfolio generating sub-optimal growth performance. The correct application of new technologies to products and systems goes a long way in differentiating a winner from a loser in C4ISR contracts.