The global ROWS market offers great opportunities and a high competition. It is projected to grow up to US$ 18.24 by 2029, at a CAGR of 5.2%.
Remotely Operated Weapon Stations have been in used for slightly over two decades, competing against gun cupolas. The recent major combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan served as the testbed for the proof of the concept and led many countries to integrate them on their armored vehicles and surface vessels.
The technological developments in C4ISR, IoMT and unmanned systems domain will further accelerate the introduction of additional units. In specific, ROWS will cease from being an advanced “weapon station” and will evolve into a system of systems.
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Every sensor in the battlefield can support tactical intelligence by contributing to the big picture. The Internet of Military Things expansion is materializing this concept and we should soon see ROWS being part of the intelligence cycle.
ROWS also provide political and military leaders with the necessary capabilities to operate in contingencies ranging from humanitarian and peacekeeping missions to conflicts with peer opponents. With the Cold War era acquisitions of expensive mission-specific platforms left behind, leaders have to maximize the return of their investment and provide accountability to the democratic institutions.
Therefore, they have to spend wisely by acquiring platforms and systems that will be used in diverse scenarios. For example, an armored vehicle could be called to enforce peace in a region, without applying lethal force and a few days later it might be called to patrol close to enemy lines.
ROWS do provide this capability by integrating both non-lethal weapons and hard-kill systems. But in a period of “wise spending”, even ROWS per se have evolved to the point where they are more than “advanced cupolas”. They became a system of systems integrating powerful EO/IR sensors; various types of guns firing powerful ammunition; anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles; counter-sniper systems; laser and non-lethal weapons. An approach, which bears similarities to the Distributed Lethality concept of the US Navy, where even support surface units will have strike capabilities to overwhelm enemy defenses.
However, the real revolution will come in the form of weaponized unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned surface vessels. Equipped with ROWS, these systems will assume the dangerous missions and will do the “dirty job” in the battlefield. A UGV with a remotely operated weapon station would operate ahead of and in conjunction with a manned platform, being the first to contact enemy forces. That would reduce casualties and when operated in swarms, the unmanned systems would further overwhelm enemy defenses making their collapse easier.
For all these reasons ROWS and especially ROWS on unmanned systems will bring major changes to modern operations.
Market Forecast’s report, the Global Defense and Security Market for ROWS to 2029, offers a detailed analysis of all these issues, focusing on the current and future technologies, the requirements and opportunities of a market worth in excess of US$ 18 billion over the forecasted period.
Having thoroughly researched the associated land and naval platforms’ markets, the Global Defense and Security Market for ROWS to 2029 report will enlighten those who want to understand the latest social, economic and political environment and who it shapes the concepts of operations and the requirements for new systems and platforms. Business developers and marketers will gain a strong insight and understanding of their strongest selling points in a highly competitive environment.
The 202 pages report provides the reader with:
The report includes detailed financial data of the value of the market based on stated and derived opportunities for ROWS and complementary platforms and systems. The research is based on hundreds of records of stated and derived opportunities of major land and naval forces, to help the analysts to better understand and capture the market in each geographical region.
Finally, the reader is provided a Porter’s 5 segments analysis to ensure that the strengths and weaknesses of the market are fully identified, so as to facilitate the understanding of the very promising ROWS market in the coming years.
Source: ASDReports - Market Research
Date: Jul 6, 2021
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