Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Space Vehicle and Missile Manufacturing industry fizzled out over the past five years, as funding for industry programs declined. However, despite less government spending, the industry's commercial space activity has increased, resulting in a rise in the number of industry operators. In the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecasted to increase, due to climbing demand for communications satellites, exports, new missile and space development programs. In addition, the hardly established space tourism sector is anticipated to play a larger role during the next five years. Nonetheless, decreased federal funding is will continue to threaten industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Aggregate revenue from complete missile sales, research and development is expected to reach 32.3% 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 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