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Research and Markets: Global Military Vetronics Market 2015-2019 – Growing utilization of COTS components

July 10, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Military Vetronics Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The analysts forecast the global military vetronics market to grow at a CAGR of 6.34% during the period 2014-2019.

Vetronics (vehicle electronics) are used in military land vehicles for navigation, observation, and communication. They help in inter-vehicular or intra-vehicular communications. These systems increase warfare capabilities by enhancing the military’s capabilities with regard to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Military land vehicle manufacturers and vetronics system integrators are moving toward Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions for new vehicles as well as vehicle retrofits. COTS solutions help in SWaP reduction and are also more cost-efficient than custom-tailored OEM based products and solutions. COTS solutions are being increasingly used in smart displays for military land vehicles. The software utilized for such systems need to provide seamless integration between different vetronics displays, and should be well-defined for mission-critical applications. Presagis VAPS XT, which employs a COTS HMI tool and an OpenGL interface, is one of the widely used software solutions in different types of displays and touchscreens. In case of need for a change in the display, such systems allow for easier and more cost-effective change of design. A user can reconfigure a single operator station quickly for many different missions. High density COTS I/O solutions also reduce board count, weight, and power consumption, thus enhancing overall system reliability and affordability.

According to the report, budget cuts and financial strains, the cost pressures on military spending has increased. The cost-efficient operation of military systems receives high priority, and has driven innovation in military vetronics. Cost-per-mile is a way to measure the total cost of ownership of a ground vehicle, including vetronics. Maintenance costs, fuel costs, training costs, and operating costs are also taken into account while considering the total cost per mile. High-end vetronics provide enhanced functionality with reduced SWaP, which makes them suitable for integration in military land vehicles to fulfill the criteria of low cost per mile.

Further, the report states that the engineering challenges related to the design and deployment of SBCs for use in high-end military vetronics systems is a primary concern in the market.

Key Vendors

  • Curtiss-Wright
  • Kongsberg Gruppen
  • Rheinmetall
  • TE Connectivity
  • Thales Group

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Elbit Systems
  • Exelis
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Intracom Defense Electronics
  • Moog
  • Pleora Technologies
  • Textron Systems
  • Ultra Electronics
  • WB Electronics
  • WIN Enterprises

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