Today’s global context is stretching government & military satellite communications. From pockets of instability to geopolitical crises through to the rapid response required in natural disaster management, the requirements for gov/military connectivity continue on a rapid rise upwards. However, with budgets still strained around the world, will users primarily turn to military/government-owned OR commercial satellites.
In an environment of fiscal uncertainty and cutbacks, shifting geopolitical dynamics clearly affect any long range analysis of the government/military satcom market. Troop pullouts in the Middle East, budget reductions, conflicts and concerns in North Africa and Asia, new military satellites and the growth in the use of UAVs all serve to create a complex.