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Data Stories: India’s Defense Market Becomes More Competitive as New Delhi Promotes Local Firms

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst India’s defense market—the fifth-largest in the world at over $53 billion—is also one of the most competitive. Local firms currently account for one-third of Indian defense procurement. Supported by the government’s “Make in India” initiative, the indigenous share of defense investment is set to grow over the next five …

Data Stories: The Future of Small Launchers

By David Belcher, Analysis Manager To date, small launchers (defined by Avascent as rockets with a payload capacity of less than 2,500 kg to orbit) have played a niche role in the global satellite launch market. However, in recent years, dozens of companies have announced plans to develop small launch vehicles that will cater to …

Data Stories: Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth

Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth (2010-2018) By David Belcher, Analysis Manager Globally, bandwidth prices have fallen as the supply of available bandwidth has increased significantly. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the supply of GEO Ka-Band (Mhz) increased over 27% between 2014 and 2017. Ka-band uses higher frequencies to generate much higher throughput availability than …

Data Stories: Global Satellite Optical Payloads

By David Belcher, Analysis Manager Globally, satellite optical payload manufacturing revenue has increased 136%, from a nearly $1.6B market in 2010 to $3.7B in 2017*. Avascent projects that revenues in this market could grow by another 23% next year, driven predominantly by spending from government operators on Medium, Large, and Heavy satellites. If the global …

Data Stories: China’s Growth as a Commercial Manufacturer

By Max Grasso, Market Analyst China is becoming a more active player in the commercial space market. From 2010 through 2017 the country’s total domestic commercial satellite manufacturing revenue was $923.8M. China’s international commercial satellite manufacturing revenue rose from $291.3M in 2010 to $401.3M in 2017. Communication satellites make up the largest share of this …

Data Stories: Global Unmanned Maritime Systems

Avascent Analytics Snapshot: Global Unmanned Maritime Systems By Luke Penn-Hall, Senior Market Analyst When it comes to unmanned systems, most people immediately think of drones flying through the sky to deliver missiles, information, or (potentially) Amazon purchases. However, there has been rising interest in a completely different category of unmanned system: unmanned maritime systems. The idea …

Data Stories: The $110B Saudi Deal is Old News

The $110B Saudi Deal is Old News By Michael Barber, Analysis Manager In mid-May 2017, President Donald Trump announced a sweeping arms deal with Saudi Arabia, reinvigorating a military export relationship that had experienced some public hiccups in the final months of the Obama administration. The price tag, proclaimed the headlines: $110 billion! In reality, the …