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05 Oct 12. Transparency International UK Publishes Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index. Two-thirds of the world’s biggest defence companies do not provide enough public evidence about how they fight corruption, according to a new study from Transparency International UK. This includes companies from all of the ten largest arms exporting nations like USA, Russia, Germany, France, the UK and China—who between them are responsible for over 90 per cent of the arms sales around the world, the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index (CI) shows. (Source: glstrade.com)
05 Oct 12. Research and Markets announced the addition of iCD Research’s new report “The Netherlands Defense Industry – Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017” to their offering. The defense budget of the Netherlands, which was estimated at US$10.09bn in 2012, recorded a CAGR of -4.19% during the review period (2008-2012). During the forecast period (2013-2017), the defense budget is expected to decrease at a CAGR of -0.08%, to reach US$9.87 billion by 2017. The predicted fall compared to the review period level in the defense budget is largely due to the high fiscal debt of the country and subsequent cuts to government spending. The Netherlands government has been criticized for giving inadequate support to its domestic defense industry over the review period, especially during times of economic crisis. Instead, the government reduced its defense budget, forcing the industry to rely on export orders for revenue. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
10 Oct 12. Research and Markets announced the addition of the “Gyroscopes and IMUs for Defense, Aerospace & Industrial 2012” report to their offering. Inertial Measurements Units (IMUs) is a large industry traditionally dominated by defense and aerospace applications. 2011 was a stable year for IMUs with a market size of $1.75bn. We expect more dynamic growth in this market near term because of two factors:
– In the defense and aerospace sectors: though the markets in the U.S. and Europe are best described as conservative and mature, many new programs are being launched in Asia, Brazil, and the Middle East.
– Many new applications are fueling the growth of the IMU market, benefiting from significant technology evolutions, such as the continuous improvement of MEMS IMUs.
The IMU market is very concentrated; only a few big companies are dominant. Honeywell, Northrop Grumman and Sagem are the clear leaders,but many newcomers are coming in to play, looking to enter the market with low-cost MEMS-based products and a different approach to how things are done. High-performance inertial sensors and systems is a dynamic market segment, as an ever-increasing number of platforms require stabilization, guidance or navigation functions. The 2011 market for high-performance gyroscopes was estimated at $1.29B, growing at a 4.3% annual rate, and is expected to reach $1.66B in 2017.
09 Oct 12. Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The UK Defense Industry – Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017. This report is the result of ICD Research / Strategic Defence Intelligence’s extensive market and company research covering the UK defense industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. The UK defense Industry Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017offers the reader an insight into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to gain market share in the UK defense industry. The UK has one of the largest defense industries in the world. During the review peri