The report, now available on ASDReports, recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Sonar Systems Market: Kongsberg Maritime, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales and Ultra Electronics
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Altas Elektronik, Edge Tech, Exelis, Neptune Sonar, Northrop Grumman, R-2 Sonic, Sound Metrics and Teledyne Reson
Commenting on the report, an analyst said: “Sonar manufacturers are expected to focus more on the evolution of technology than on the development of new products. Sonar technology has already attained a level of maturity in terms of technological development. Future innovation and development will essentially be brown field site and it will have only incremental changes from its baseline. However, such incremental changes will be for new products and not for already installed sonars.”
According to the report, with the rise in globalization and offshoring activities, and with the sea as the primary route for trade, countries are trying to improve the safety standards for navigation. To achieve this, numerous nautical charting activities and surveys are being conducted. Ships are provided with sonar navigational charts to record their real-time status. For instance, the government of Canada plans to invest $22.7 million until 2020 to improve the safety of marine transportation in the Arctic using nautical charting. More than 95% of the total goods are transferred by sea routes in this region. These activities will nurture the growth of the sonar systems market globally.
Further, the report states that the use of sonar faces severe criticism from environmental activists due to the high-intensity waves from sonar systems which can damage the hearing ability and change the behavior of these species.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
Source: ASDReports - Market Research
Date: Sep 7, 2015