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52 The PCB Design Magazine • February 2014 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights DfR Solutions Alliance Intensifies Government/Military Focus "We are excited about the relationship with Cir- cuit Solutions. historically, DfR Solutions has suc- cessfully supported many government and military electronics reliability programs through SeaPort-e, nASA Safety and Mission Assurance Services, OSD Corrosion Prevention and other programs," said Craig hillman, CeO of DfR Solutions. 3D Printing Coming to Military Applications As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal explore the po- tential of three-dimensional printing, they envision the possibility of embedding a radio antenna on the side of a soldier's helmet or printing sensors di- rectly onto a weapon or even an article of clothing. Total Market for Electric UAVs to Top $1B by 2023 The total market value for electric unmanned aerial vehicles will reach over one billion dollars by 2023 according to findings in the new iDTechex report, "electric unmanned Aerial vehicles (uAv) 2013- 2023." Global Electronic Warfare Market to Reach $12.15B in 2014 The global electronic warfare market is estimated to be $12.15 billion in 2014 and is expected to register a CAgR of 4.50% to reach $15.59 billion by 2020. Report outlines Declines in Defense Spending The decline of defense spending will likely force new revenue streams for the aerospace and de- fense industry that may include innovations in in- telligence, precision strike technologies, and cyber security. "it is anticipated that global revenues for the defense sector will track to similar levels as in the past two years, particularly in the u.S. and eu- rope," said Tom Captain, DTTl global Aerospace and Defense Sector leader. Global Dimensional Metrology Market in Aerospace Industry new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Assessment of the global Dimensional Metrology Market in the Aerospace industry, finds that the market earned revenue of $482.9 million in 2012 and estimates this to reach $592.1 million in 2017. The research covers CMM, measurement gages, vision mea- suring machines, as well as optical digitizers and scanners. Thermal Imaging Market to See CAGR of 10.9% 2013-2018 The thermal imaging market is estimated to grow from $3.49 billion in 2013 to $5.84 billion in 2018. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAgR) of 10.9% from 2013 to 2018. Port Security Market to Hit $36.99 Billion by 2018 The global port security market is being driven by the increasing need for sustaining business continuity, threats on ports, and government ini- tiatives. Security of the ports is extremely impor- tant to attract both domestic and international investors. APAC Maritime Issues Impact U.S. Military Needs The recent u.S. strategic pivot toward the Pacific has placed that region at the forefront of change in the military. Where in the recent past activities in the area of responsibility for the u.S. Central Command defined military needs, now the re- quirements for the u.S. Pacific Command are emerging as the leading edge of the defense tech- nology sword. U.S. ISR Video Analytics Budget to Decline According to new research from Frost & Sullivan's u.S. iSR video Analytics, the defense budget for this market will reduce to $837.5 million in 2018 from $1,207.2 million in 2012, as the combat op- erations in Afghanistan cease. 52 The PCB Design Magazine • February 2014

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