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Pushed via dramatically decreased safety budgets and spiraling guns structures charges, protection companies on each side of the Atlantic are searching for elevated entry to every other1s markets via collaborations and different ventures. This ebook examines the present eu protection industry, concentrating on the nations with the biggest security industries in Europe. whereas eu enterprises became extra aggressive around the globe, they lag U.S. businesses in total dimension and U.S. corporations appear to dominate revenues in all protection marketplace segments other than land structures.

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5% companies Aérospatiale Matra 22% 18% GKN 38% Finmeccanica 9% United Technologies 20% DASA/CASA 15% GKN 15% Finmeccanica 25% Boeing 25% Source: Company reports and Lehman Brothers estimates. NOTE: The charts show market shares for the “parents” of the joint companies. For example, DASA and Aérospatiale Matra are the parent companies for Eurocopter, and Finmeccanica and GKN are the parent companies for Agusta Westland (net yet fomed as of the time of this writing). 8 billion turnover. 8 billion.

43 Fighter Aircraft Programs Currently, there are three fighter aircraft programs in Europe: the multinational Eurofighter, the French Rafale, and the Swedish Gripen. There is general agreement within the European industry that, in the future, Europe will be able to afford only one program per requirement. This implies that there may be even more consolidation at the level of European aerospace prime contractors (for example, Saab and BAE). 14 Some analysts speculate that if there is a material (on the order of five years) schedule slippage in the introduction of the JSF, and given that export deliveries are likely to commence after domestic ones have started, this could represent a window of opportunity to then existing competing European products.

18 THALES also did well in the markets compared with other defense companies. This has been partly attributed to the fact that this French company is a specialist in information warfare systems—such as detection and communications gear, computer integration, and the like—and specialists, such as THALES, should expect to get a boost from the campaign that the United States and Great Britain are waging against Afghanistan. THALES is also a major contractor to the British Ministry of Defence, whose equipment spending is expected to rise.

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