Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry make products such as aircraft instruments, flight recorders, navigational instruments, and radar and sonar systems. Major companies include FLIR and divisions of defense contractors such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon (all based in the US), as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (the UK), Bharat Electronics (India), China Aerospace Times Electronics (China), Furuno Electric (Japan), and Thales (France).

Competitive Landscape

Demand depends on discretionary consumer income, general economic conditions, and federal budgets for defense and homeland security. Large companies have advantages in purchasing power, manufacturing volume, and distribution efficiencies. Small companies compete by offering specialized products and providing subcontracting services to larger system integrators. The US industry is highly concentrated: the largest eight companies account for about 75% of revenue; the largest 50 account for about 95%.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products include radar (radio detection and ranging), sonar (sound navigation ranging), and thermographic technology. Manufacturers develop a wide array of products for commercial and military markets. Products for commercial markets include depth finders; fish finders; air traffic control systems; navigational aids for ships, planes, and land vehicles; and speed detection devices. Military applications include most of these products, along with radar defense systems.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing Companies:
36799.0M | United States
32637.0M | United States
2884.554M | United States
2778.0M | United States
2340.962114M | France
2188.060398M | France
2098.261281M | United States
2072.7M | United States
1978.445664M | United States
1899.668196M | France
1716.990219M | United States
1571.306901M | United States
1568.15771M | United States
1533.035553M | France
1516.967296M | United States
1494.798467M | United States
1476.235M | United States
1391.171608M | Israel
1172.390038M | Germany
1088.401551M | United States
1018.067196M | Australia
996.635852M | Australia

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