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Terrorism, ‘cold war’ tensions generate C4ISR opportunities: Report

Increasing terrorist attacks backed by groups such as ISIS as well as fears of a resurgence of Cold War era type tensions will boost global interest in intelligence gathering, surveillance, and security technologies, according to a recent report.

The worldwide command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) market will grow from US$115.20 billion this year to $125.10 billion by 2020, according to estimates by Research and Markets in its recently released Global C4ISR Market 2016 report.

Marine drones, as well as Internet of Things software, will figure prominently in the coming years as the market continues to heat up, the research provider said.

“Expect increased sales for cyber security, assured GPS/navigation, unmanned sea vehicles, and missile defense systems,” Research and Markets said. “The use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software and the Internet of Things (IoT) concept will accelerate and be integrated into military C4ISR structures.”

Surveillance and reconnaissance and tactical communications are the largest segments, whereas electronic warfare will experience the fastest rate of growth through 2020.

The base year considered for the study is 2015, and the market size is projected from 2016 to 2020.

The global C4ISR market is segmented by the regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, North America, and South and Central Asia, with example programs for 25 nations provided. Global C4ISR spending will remain stable through to 2020.


If you are interested in learning:

  • What are the areas of growth in the Canadian C4ISR market?
  • What are the C4ISR technologies and services that the Canadian Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces looking for?
  • What are the top procurement concerns of DND and CAF?
  • Who and the people in the government to approach with your proposals and what is the best way of approaching them?

The best place to find the answer is at the upcoming C4ISR and Beyond 2017 conference in Ottawa.

The annual event held by Vanguard Magazine is an opportunity for the top defence department and military officials, and executives of defence companies to meet face-to-face and discuss some of the more important C4ISR issues impacting the country.

The theme of next year’s conference is Agility through Innovation.

The conference will be held on February 2nd, 2017 at the Fairmont Château Laurier, on 1 Rideau Street, in Ottawa.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. The opening keynote is at 8:25 a.m. There will be breaks for lunch and networking. After the closing remarks, there is a reception at 3:30 p.m.

To register for the conference and to find out more information, click on this link.



Author: Nestor Arellano

Nestor Arellano is editor of Vanguard Magazine. Nestor is a seasoned journalist who has written extensively on defence and military industry issues as well as technology and business developments. He is also associate editor of Vanguard's sister publication, IT in Canada.

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