Filed under: Germany, South Africa, Syndicated Industry News
The Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile (MS-SGP) went through a successful first test firing from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. According to BAE Systems, the projectile’s...
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, Press Releases, production program
DALLAS, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
According to a new market research report, ” Global Ammunition Market Share Analysis, Market Trend, Industry Trend, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts & Analysis (2012 – 2017) “, published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total ammunition market is expected to reach $8.15 Billion by 2017 with a CARC of 0.67%.
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The global ammunition market has seen considerable growth during the past decade due to the recent conflicts which has served as a growth factor for the ammunition industry. Army modernization programs by developed and developing nations alike are expected to drive the market. Moreover, the need to maintain professional armies and the training imparted in doing so, has led to the growth in demand for training ammunitions. Similarly, the development in technology and the need to reduce collateral damage and prevent civilian casualties in war has led to an increase in demand for sophisticated precision guided munitions. However, the end of conflict and withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the austerity measures undertaken by the west, troop size reduction by many western powers and their increased reliance on simulators to train their troops means that the ammunition market is set to stay relatively stable in value terms. Thus the Global Ammunition Market is estimated to be $8.43 billion in 2012 and is expected to register a CARC of 0.67% to reach $8.15 billion by 2017.
On the other hand, the cost involved in maintaining and running a product line in a profitable way all the while investing in new technology, maintaining a skilled workforce and meeting varying customer demands and expectations while improving overall design and quality of the ammunition is expected to be a major challenge.
Defense budget cuts in most of the western countries are anticipated to have an impact on the ammunition market, while industries from the west would be in constant lookout for other markets to offset the decrease in demand in their home market. It is further leading industries to a second wave of consolidation. Moreover, the need for efficiency especially in this time of austerity has made governments to embrace privatization and public-private partnership initiatives. The industry is fragmented, as most of the countries try to maintain their own ammunition manufacturing capability as they view this as one of the important sectors which helps them maintain strategic autonomy in decision making. However the recent trends in the market is expected to lead an increased activity in terms of merger and acquisition, technology transfer, joint development and production and partnership agreements between western and other developing nations.
The ammunition market report presents a complete analysis of the global market across the next five years. It analyses about the factors driving the market, the challenges faced by the industry and about the factors restraining the growth of the market. It also discusses the key industry trends, market trends and technology trends that is about to influence the global ammunition market. It provides the market size of the global ammunition market over the next five years and talks about the market share by different ammunition type. It provides insight in to regional trends in spending and analysis the market size by region. The report also talks about the market trends, industry trends and technology trends shaping the market. It provides details about leading competitors in the global ammunition market and apart from a general overview of the companies it also provides details on their financial position, key products and markets served, key developments and market strategy.
Scope of the Report
This report analyzes the Global Ammunition market based on:
- Ammunition market by Value
- The market share analysis by the various ammunition types
- Regional trend analysis and market share
- In-depth country wise analysis of the ammunition market according to ammunition type
In addition to market sizes and forecasts, the report also provides a detailed analysis of the market trends and factors influencing market growth, offering in-depth geographic analyses of the Ammunition market in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Middle East and Africa. The report draws the competitive landscape of the Ammunition Market, providing an in-depth comparative analysis of the technological and marketing strategies the key players are adopting in order to gain an edge over the their competitors.
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Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Events, L-3, logistics, production program, Services, U.S. Army
Since 9/11 the U.S. military has consumed a great deal of ammunition. This has been of all types — small arms, machine guns, 30 millimeter cannon rounds, Hellfire missiles, aerial bombs and even 155 millimeter artillery. Because of this demand the U.S. has actually invested in new and more production. In the last month the Army has awarded L-3 Communications (L3) two contracts to make ordnance and fuses. The most recent is one worth about $19 million to be carried out at the company’s Anderson Township plant.
Many of the companies involved in ammunition and high explosive production utilize the facilities of existing military arsenals as well as their own facilities.
Photo courtesy of the Soldiers Media Center.
Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, Events, logistics, production program, Sabre Defence, Services, States
The U.S. Defense Department placed a contract with Sabre Defence Industries for barrels for the M2 0.50 caliber machine gun. The venerable M2 has been in use with the U.S. military and many allies since World War II. A new machine gun firing that ammunition has been developed and entered service but the M2 is still around and in heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan. The contract is for 8,000 barrels and is worth $6.7 million.
Sabre Defense is a small business that makes assault rifles and M2 parts for use by military, law enforcement, and shooting competitors. They are based out of Nashville, TN. They continue to demonstrate that there remains a market for support to older, effective equipment even if it is not being used necessarily by front line forces.
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has been awarded several contracts from the U.S. Army to procure non-standard ammunition for Afghanistan’s military and…
Filed under: Business Line, Events, Industry Analysis, logistics, Press Releases, production program, Trade Shows and Events, training
Land Munition Solutions 2009 — Management – Affordability – Precision
In an age of Counter Insurgent operations and rapid technological change, land based munitions and their requirements must be continually reviewed for both their relevance and reliability. Whether it is the way we manage them at home, the method of their delivery to theatre and to training establishments or their eventual use; effective land munition solutions are critical for greater efficiencies throughout their entire life cycle including their development, testing and fielding in operational theatres.
Many nations face challenges in their ability to manage their ammunition effectively including the types, age, amount and quality of their current stocks. This conference will look at what efficiencies can be made and what effect this has on keeping munitions safe, relevant and ready for distribution and use by the warfighter. At this conference you will learn:
• What effect have current operations had on our munitions acquisition and management strategy?
• What skills must we keep updated for an effective industrial base?
• What are the urgent operational requirements and what is affordable?
• What are we doing to make munitions safer for their handlers?
• How is the target set changing in operational theatres?
• What future solutions will increase lethality yet reduce collateral damage?
Land Munition Solutions will enable delegates to meet with those at the forefront of munitions development; top level technical, procurement and operational military personnel.
The format of the event – roundtable discussions, extended Q&A time, panel sessions and networking opportunities – will encourage participants to share knowledge and experience.
Filed under: Australia, development program, Industry Analysis, Metal Storm, Promotions, S&T
The Army of the United States Association (AUSA) held their national convention last week. One of the key parts of this is exhibits by a large number of defense contractors, big and little. Metal Storm the Australian company that is developing rapid fire electronic gun systems attended. They have received some contracts with the US Military to work on their systems. Metal Storm uses multiple barrel system with a stack of ammunition in them. By firing electronically they can launch all of the ready rounds very quickly. Rates of fire for their larger systems are very impressive and their is a lot of potential for them. No nation yet has committed a large sum to buying these systems, which range in size from 9mm to 40mm; although it is probably scalable to larger rounds.
See the press release at MarketWatch.com.
Here is a link to the demonstration video they used at AUSA.
Filed under: Allied Defense Group, Contract Awards, logistics, production program
Allied Defense Group announced a contract with an unidentified Middle Eastern nation to provide 25 mm ammunition. This will be made by their Belgian subsidiary, MECAR. The contract is worth over $8 M and will deliver in 2009. With out any further identifying information it is hard to identify which nation bought this ammo.
See the press release at MarketWatch.com.
Filed under: Arizona, Contract Awards, Nammo, Norway, production program, Talley Inc., U.S. Marine Corps
Talley Inc, owned now by the Norwegian company Nammo, won a contract from the USMC to develop a launcher for 83mm rockets. The current system has been in use since 1984. The ammunition, currently produced by Talley, will remain the same, but a new system for firing the rockets from a Marine’s shoulder will be developed. The contract is for an initial buy of 146 launchers and 900 rounds of ammunition. Talley has produced over 40,000 rounds of this type. Nammo purchased the company last year as a way in to the US defense market.
See The Arizona Republic business site, here, for more on this contract.
Filed under: afghanistan, Allied Defense Group, Congress, Contract Awards, FMS, logistics, U.S. Army
Fresh off all of the problems with the contract let to AEY, the US has moved to a more traditional source for ammo for Afghanistan’s military and police. See the press release here. Allied Defense Group has been awarded a FMS contract to provide ammo. Allied has grown significantly over the last 7 years as the demand by the US for ammunition of all types, but especially small arms, has increased.
Filed under: Contract Awards, development program, Metal Storm, U.S. Navy
Metal Storm is an Australian company that is developing electrically fused, high rate of fire weapons. They utilize ammunition stacked in the barrel that fire very rapidly. To gain very high rates of fire you group a number of barrels together. According to this Metal Storm Inc, an American company using the Metal Storm technology, won a $1 M contract to develop a 12 gauge system for the USMC. Metal Storm has been working for several years to develop these systems, but no nation has bought them. For more on the company see this.
Filed under: Earnings, logistics, National Presto Industries, U.S. Army
National Presto Services profits increased 38% last year. See an article here. This diversified company that makes diapers, small appliances, and most key, ammunition; received a large contract from the US Army. Most likely this is for ammunition.