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72 SMT Magazine • February 2014 Mil/aero007 News Highlights 72 SMT Magazine • February 2014 Ducommun appoints Joel H. benkie President The company's board of directors has unani- mously elected Joel h. benkie, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, to the position of president, effective January 1, 2014. As president, he will succeed Anthony J. reardon, who will continue as chairman and CEo. DOD releases 2013 unmanned Systems Integrated roadmap "The 2013 Unmanned Systems Integrated roadmap articulates a vision and strategy for the continued development, production, test, train- ing, operation, and sustainment of unmanned sys- tems technology across DoD," said Dyke weath- erington, the director of the unmanned warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance office at the Pentagon. Kitron Secures Contract from Cassidian Kitron has received the first orders from Cas- sidian optronics gmbh, a worldwide leader in op- tronic defense and security solutions. The orders cover prototype production of power supply units for one of Cassidian optronic's target acquisition systems. Orbit's Power Group COTS Division Nets New Order orbit International Corporation, an electron- ics manufacturer and software solutions provid- er, announced that its Power group, through its behlman Electronics, Inc. subsidiary, has received a new order valued in excess of $695,000 for its CoTS division. report Outlines Declines in Defense Spending The decline of defense spending will likely force new revenue streams for the aerospace and defense industry that may include innovations in intelligence, precision strike technologies, and cy- ber 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 Europe," said Tom Captain, DTTl global Aero- space and Defense Sector leader. 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 research and Markets has announced the ad- dition of the Electronic warfare Market Forecast Analysis (2014–2020) report to their offerings. 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. Perimeter Security Market to reach $17.7 billion by 2018 The report, "Perimeter Security Market [by System (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveil- lance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System), by Deployment (Fence Mounted, buried, open Area)]—worldwide Mar- ket Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018)," defines and segments the global perimeter security market into various sub-segments with in-depth analysis. Non-lethal Weapons Market to Grow at CaGr of 5.22% The analysts forecast the global non-lethal weapons market to grow at a CAgr of 5.22% over the period 2014-2018. one of the key factors con- tributing to this market growth is the increase in global defense budget. Global Dimensional Metrology Market in aerospace Industry New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, "Assess- ment of the global Dimensional Metrology Market in the Aerospace Industry," finds that the market earned revenue of $482.9 million in 2012 and es- timates this to reach $592.1 million in 2017.

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