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Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Military Airborne Collision Avoidance System Market from 2016 to 2020

June 15, 2016
By Business Wire News


Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recentglobal military airborne collision avoidance system (CAS) market 2016-2020report. This research report also lists five other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.

Competitive vendor landscape

According to the report, global military ACAS market is highly competitive as vendors compete based on cost, product quality, reliability, and aftermarket service. In order to survive and succeed in such an intensely competitive environment, it is crucial for vendors to provide cost-effective and high-quality collision avoidance systems with latest technology and materials.

“Numerous factors such as global economic recovery, the growth of the aerospace and defense sector, new aircraft orders, and the lucrative retrofit market have opened room for opportunities for defense vendors to compete and grow. In-house manufacturing capabilities, investment in R&D, and nurturing a strong client base are some of the ways in which vendors can seek to gain a competitive edge over rivals,” says Arushi Thakur an industry expert in defense research at Technavio.

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Key vendors:

Honeywell International

Honeywell International was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, US. It provides aerospace products and services, which include energy-efficient products and solutions for homes, businesses, and transport industries; turbochargers, control, sensing, and security technologies; and electronic and advanced materials globally.

The aerospace division of the company provides ACAS for both military and commercial aircraft. It offers MILACAS-XR TCASII processors in two variants, namely 6 MCU and 4 MCU. This is the latest addition to ACAS II processors from Honeywell. It provides enhanced surveillance solutions utilizing improved interrogation methods and hybrid surveillance capabilities.

L-3 Communications

L-3 Communications was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in New York City, US. It provides command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, avionics, navigation products, and display systems.

L-3 Communications in global military ACAS market provides airborne traffic and collision avoidance systems as well as TAWS that are used for diminishing potential mid-air aircraft accidents and crashes by offering audible and visuals warnings and maneuvering instructions to the aircraft pilots. These systems are used in business, commercial, regional, and military aircraft.

Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins was established in 1933 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US. It engages in the design, production, and sales of electronic communications, avionics, and aviation systems for aerospace and defense industries across the globe.

Rockwell Collins in the military ACAS market provides situational awareness and surveillance solutions, including weather radar and collision avoidance systems, surface surveillance and guidance solutions, head-up guidance systems, and synthetic and enhanced vision systems.


Saab was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. It operates in global defense and security industries. It offers a comprehensive array of products, technologies, and systems across the air, naval, land, and civil domains.

The company engages in the development of a number of airborne solutions, in collaboration with other firms. In 2009, five contributing member countries, namely France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Sweden, launched a European Detect and Avoid project, MIDCAS, focusing on development in the field of RPAS air traffic integration. The prime objective of MIDCAS was to develop and demonstrate technological solutions that can prevent the potential MACs of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Thales Group

Thales Group was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Paris, France. It provides solutions primarily to the aerospace and defense industries globally. Along with its diversified portfolio of navigation and aircraft control systems, Thales Group also provides traffic alert and collision avoidance systems that are used in commercial, corporate, and military aircraft. The company provides surveillance processors through its JV company ACSS. This surveillance processor provides additional enhancements for handling many applications like the eventual implementation of airborne separation assurance system upgrades.

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Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies.

Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users.

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