Hypersonic Technologies – Thematic Intelligence

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Hypersonic Technologies Theme Analysis Report Overview

The increasing multi-polarity (and certainly the war in Ukraine) has driven intense investment by countries such as Russia, China, and the US in hypersonic technologies. These countries are all testing hypersonic technology, generating fears of escalating global competition for weaponry that has the potential to render current defenses inadequate. For instance, Russia’s use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine has been confirmed, representing the first combat use of these weapons, and Ukraine has claimed the first successful interception of hypersonic missiles. This and the pace of development in China have raised concerns about the progress of the other nations’ programs.

The hypersonic technologies thematic intelligence report provides the key trends impacting the growth of the hypersonic technologies theme over the next 12 to 24 months. It also offers an analysis of M&A deals in this theme.

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Regions Covered Global
Key Trends ·        Technology Trends

·        Macroeconomic Trends

·        Regulatory Trends

Value Chain Components ·        Testing Systems

·        Thermal Technology

·        Hypersonic Engines

·        Control Systems

·        Warheads

·        Missile Bodies

Public Companies ·        Aerojet Rocketdyne

·        Boeing

·        Dynetics

·        Hanwha Defense

Private Companies ·        Brahmos Aerospace

·        Calspan

·        CASIC

·        Exquadrum

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Hypersonic Technologies - Key Trends

The main trends shaping the hypersonic technology theme over the next 12 to 24 months are classified into three categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

  • Technology trends: The increasing use of 3D printing, the development of new propulsion systems, and artificial intelligence among others are some of the technology trends impacting the hypersonic technologies theme.
  • Macroeconomic trends: The key macroeconomic trends explained in the report are the power competition between the US, China, and Russia, rising investment for hypersonic technologies, and the development of hypersonic weapons in the West among others.
  • Regulatory trends: The inclusion of hypersonic technology in the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the maturity of the Hypersonic program in the US, and the increase in military activity in the Arctic are part of the regulatory trends impacting the hypersonic technologies theme.

Hypersonic Technologies – Industry Analysis

Currently, the development and procurement of hypersonic missiles represent a relatively small portion of the missiles and missile defense market, and state investment dominates the field. The three major hypersonic developers (US, Russia, and China) dominate the market. In the next decade, the overall missiles market will be driven by multiple high-value procurement programs worldwide, including the AGM-181 Long Range Stand Off Weapon (LRSO), Next-Generation Interceptor (NGI), Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), and Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) by the US, Kh-95 and Kh-47M2 Khinzhal by Russia, Dong Feng-21 by China, and AGM-88 HARM by Saudi Arabia, among others. Several other nations, including Japan, Germany, India, and Brazil, have announced hypersonic missile development plans, but these are in the development stages.

The hypersonic technology industry analysis also covers the following:

  • Case Studies
  • Timeline
  • Signals
    • M&A trends
    • Patent trends
    • Company filing trends
    • Hiring trends

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Hypersonic Technologies – Value Chain

These are the key technologies to the development of hypersonic technology and will be critical in the coming years. As more countries join the hypersonic technology industry, there will be further demand increases. As this technology progresses through development, it will also require assistive technology such as space systems, launching capabilities, 3D printing, and AI. The major technological value chain components of hypersonics are testing systems, thermal technology, hypersonic engines, control systems, Warheads, and missile bodies.

Testing systems: It cover both the physical and virtual modeling and testing of proposed hypersonic aircraft and munitions. One of the foremost testing systems for the development of hypersonic aircraft and missiles is wind tunnels. There are relatively few hypersonic-capable wind tunnels in operation. In January 2022, China announced the construction of its JF-22 wind tunnel, developed by AVIC, which can simulate wind speeds of up to Mach 30. MHI offers the Hypersonic Wind Tunnel System, which can simulate the windspeeds of Mach 10. Israel Aerospace Industries has constructed the IAI Wind Tunnels Center with three wind tunnels: the Subsonic, the Trisonic, and the Hypersonic tunnels covering a velocity range from 0 to 12 Mach.

Hypersonic Technologies Analysis by Value Chain

Hypersonic Technologies Analysis by Value Chain

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Hypersonic Technologies – Public Companies

In this section, GlobalData highlights public companies that are making their mark within the hypersonic technologies theme.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Boeing
  • Dynetics
  • Hanwha Defense

Hypersonic Technologies – Private Companies

In this section, GlobalData highlights private companies that are making their mark within the hypersonic technologies theme.

  • Brahmos Aerospace
  • Calspan
  • Exquadrum

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Defense Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Defense Sector Scorecard– Thematic Screen

Defense Sector Scorecard– Thematic Screen

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  • The key technology and commercialization challenges that the hypersonic technologies industry faces are covered.
  • The investment opportunities for prime contractors, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole hypersonic technologies value chain are covered.
  • Highlights from the range of different sustainability programs currently being undertaken by various defense and aerospace companies.

Key Highlights

  • Scientific overview of hypersonic technology
  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the market.
  • Analysis of the various military and civilian hypersonic technologies programs currently under development, their history, and projections on future development initiatives.

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment opportunities based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gain an understanding of the market surrounding the hypersonic technologies theme.
  • Understanding of how hypersonic technologies spending will fit into the overall market and what spending areas are being prioritized.

Aerojet Rocketdyne
Hanwha Defense
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Lockheed Martin
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Northrop Grumman
Safran Spirit
JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Brahmos Aerospace
HTPN Industries
Hypersonix Launch Systems
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Reaction Engines
Rhea Space Activity
Space Transportation
Ursa Major Technologies
Venus Aerospace

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing

    • 3.1. Achieving hypersonic flight
    • 3.2. Types of hypersonic weapons

  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Market size and growth forecasts
    • 5.2. Case studies
    • 5.3. Timeline

  • 6. Signals

    • 6.1. M&A trends
    • 6.2. Patent trends
    • 6.3. Company filing trends
    • 6.4. Hiring trends

  • 7. Value Chain

    • 7.1. Testing systems
    • 7.2. Thermal technology
    • 7.3. Hypersonic engines
    • 7.4. Control systems
    • 7.5. Warheads
    • 7.6. Missile bodies
    • 7.7. Hypersonic defense

  • 8. Companies

    • 8.1. Public companies
    • 8.2. Private companies

  • 9. Sector Scorecards

    • 9.1. Hypersonics sector scorecard

  • 10. Glossary
  • 11. Further Reading
  • 12. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 13. About GlobalData
  • 14. Contact Us

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