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15 Nov 11. Forecast International projects that defense departments worldwide will spend approximately $7.69 billion on 25 different multimission communications development, acquisition, and maintenance programs over the next decade. More specifically, this dollar amount will be allocated for the development, procurement or maintenance of multimission communications systems or technology. The company’s “The Market for Multimission Communications Systems” analysis further projects that over the next decade, defense departments throughout the world will purchase some 480,468 individual units from among the 18 multimission communications products covered in the analysis. According to the analysis, the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), the Bowman Tactical Radio, and the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) will significantly impact the market for multimission communications in the coming decade. JTRS is a U.S. Department of Defense program to develop and produce a single standard software-operated radio system for the United States armed services. This program is currently in research and development. Forecast International estimates that the DoD will spend about $2.15bn from fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2015 on JTRS R&D activities. The Bowman Tactical Radio program of the U.K. Ministry of Defence seeks to purchase a family of multimission communications combat radios for the British armed services. General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd is the program’s prime contractor. General Dynamics UK has chosen ITT Corp and Harris Corp to supply the bulk of the multimission communications systems to be purchased under the Bowman program. Forecast International is estimating that the British armed services will buy approximately 16,000 tactical radios under the Bowman program from 2011 to 2020. The software-driven Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System constitutes a family of manpack, vehicular, and airborne radios manufactured by ITT’s Communications Systems Division. The most popular member of the SINCGARS family of military radios is the PRC-119, which Forecast International expects the U.S. DoD to buy in sizable quantities over the next several years. According to the analysis, Harris, General Dynamics, Rockwell Collins, ITT, and Thales will receive 46.42 percent of the total dollar amount that defense departments worldwide are forecast to spend on the 25 multi-mission communications products and programs covered in the analysis. Harris will lead with $1.99bn in revenue. General Dynamics, Rockwell Collins, ITT, and Thales will follow with $962m, $620m, $419m and $294m in revenue, respectively.

17 Nov 11. Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/afe047/the_swedish_defens) announced the addition of iCD Research’s new report “The Swedish Defense Industry – Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016” to their offering. A breakdown of the Swedish defense industry by spend pattern valued from 2005 through 2010 and forecasted from 2011 through 2016. A breakdown of the markets by segments valued from 2005 through 2010 and forecasted from 2011 through 2016 Details of top companies active across the Swedish defense industry
This report offers insights into market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign OEMs to gain a market share in the Swedish defense industry. Due to its strained external relationship with Russia, internal security threats and the deployment of troops in overseas peacekeeping missions, Sweden is expected to focus on the procurement of land defense systems, advanced defense communication systems and sophisticated air defense systems. Moreover, the country’s homeland security expenditure is expected to increase during the forecast period, primarily due to a rise in organized crime and the

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