The sluggish economies around the world will not affect the growth of military command and control (C2/C4ISR) systems, and the software market for those systems will reach $81.5 billion during 2012, says a British research firm that specializes in defense issues.
The report—C2/C4ISR Systems Market 2012-2022—by Visiongain, the research company, says without the use of C2/C4ISR systems, even the most powerful military force will be fighting blind and in disarray, so those systems are “guaranteed to be strong, almost regardless of the prevailing economic conditions.”
The importance of command and control; communications; computers; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to modern warfare and operational capability will drive governments to continue to invest in advanced C2/C4ISR systems, even as many nations begin to re-evaluate the future focus of their armed forces, Visiongain says.
Good intelligence gathering and analysis, coupled with efficient command and control (C2) structures, are at the heart of all successful military operations, Visiongain says. Without the ability to quickly gather and analyze information about the enemy's movements, composition, intentions and capabilities, any operation becomes incredibly risky, the firm says. Furthermore, without officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) being able to exert command and control through secure and often computerized communications links, any operation will face considerable difficulties, the company says.
Therefore, the report provides forecasts and analysis for the global C2/C4ISR systems’ market and submarkets for the 2012 through 2022.