Global military rotorcraft market is expected to value US$17.9 Billion in 2017, and grow at a CAGR of 4.14%, to value US$26.9 Billion by 2027. The cumulative global expenditure on military rotorcraft over the forecast period (2017-2027) is estimated at US$235.1 Billion. The demand for rotorcraft is expected to be driven by the need to replace aging fleets and enhance capabilities pertaining to disaster relief operations.
Rapidly changing global security scenario and the growing importance of unconventional missions and urban warfare have resulted in change of roles for helicopters in the modern warfare strategies. Unlike their traditional roles, rotorcrafts are being used as part of the comprehensive mission parameters, which calls for integration of advanced and multiple capabilities in rotorcrafts.
Furthermore, Military rotorcraft is being increasingly utilized in various types of operation such as patrolling, combat and peacekeeping. For example, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Sudan military rotorcrafts were actively used for peacekeeping operations. They also play vital role in troop transportation, search and rescue, and reconnaissance roles.
The recent killing of Abu Sayyaf in 2015, who was one of the high level operatives of ISIS, possibly using an attack variant of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter has proven rotorcraft's role to be pivotal in military operations worldwide; governments are therefore taking note and reassessing their efficacy. Moreover, in 2010, the Pentagon invested twice as much of its US$808 million aviation science and technology budget on improving turbine engines than it did on all rotorcraft science and technology, and two and a half times as much on fixed-wing aircraft.
Asia Pacific region is expected to account for the highest spending on rotorcraft globally, accounting for 37.2% of the market, followed by North America, which will account for 30.5%. China's growing assertiveness in territorial disputes with its neighbors, an ongoing arms race among Asian countries, and strong economic growth are the primary drivers of the region's rotorcraft market, which is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.91%, to reach US$9.7 Billion by 2027.
Europe, which is the third largest market, is emerging from an economic crisis and is thus expected to witness only marginal growth over the forecast period; the region is expected to account for 17.1% of the total market. The Middle East region is expected to be one of the fastest growing markets for rotorcraft over the forecast period, with a CAGR of 5.37%, due to the huge demand from various countries buoyed by strong economic growth and robust modernization plans.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Global Military Rotorcraft Market - Overview
3. Market Dynamics
4. Military Rotorcraft Market - Segment Analysis
5. Regional Review
6. Military Rotorcraft Market - Regional Analysis
7. Trend Analysis - Key Defense Markets
8. Key Programs Analysis
9. Competitive Landscape Analysis
- Airbus Defence and Space
- Bell Helicopters
- Changhe Aircraft Industries
- Enstrom Helicopters
- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
- Korean Aerospace Industries
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- MD Helicopters
- Russian Helicopters
- Sikorsky, Leonardo-Finmeccanica
- The Boeing Company
- Turkish Aerospace Industries
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