Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the next five years, demand for industry products will likely slow due to the United States' withdrawal from Iraq, reduced government spending on defense and the aftereffects of the economic slowdown. However, ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and other countries and increased spacecraft development by private companies will keep the industry in orbit... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Aggregate revenue from complete missile sales, research and development is expected to reach 34.0% of industry revenue in 2014. Missiles can be guided (i.e. a missile that contains the ability to change its flight path) or unguided. Many types of missiles exist, including: ballistic missiles that follow a trajectory; cruise missiles; anti-aircraft missiles; and aircraft combat missiles. Missiles can be generally classified by either their type, launch mode, range, propulsion method, warhead or guidance system.
With respect to a missiles warhead type, the missile can be classified as either conventional or strategic. Long-range missiles, especially those with nuclear warheads and including ballistic and cruise missiles, are known as strategic missiles... purchase to read more