Multiband trends increase component demand from military
The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, “Electronic Component Demand Scenarios for Land Based Military Tactical Radios,” forecasts the annual military radio market will grow from under $3 billion in 2009 to almost $5 billion in 2020. Next-generation tactical radios will serve as nodes and hubs for military mobile ad-hoc networks.
Strategy Analytics predicts the electronic content from the current generation of single-band and multiband radio radios will decline, as their capability no longer meets the emerging network-centric requirements. The next generation of military tactical radios, including those from the JTRS program in which companies like Harris and Thales are involved, will be capable of performance in several frequency ranges and enhanced data throughputs. These multimode radios will upgrade capabilities and serve as the critical components needed to provide “network-centric” battlespace resources.