C4ISR trends at DoD leaning toward modernization, R&D, study says

SANTA CLARA, Calif. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) budget spend requests in the area of C4ISR [command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] reveal a trend toward modernization, with less procurement for additional current platforms and more research for long-term replacements, according to a recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, "US DoD C4ISR Market, Forecast to 2024."

A recent increase for Special Operations Command has resulted in a significant uptick in C4ISR requested spending. Frost & Sullivan forecasts C4ISR funding through 2024 to grow with use of mature commercial IT technologies and focus on future spending for proven services.

“In the future, there will be an increasing focus on and growth opportunities in commercially successful IT technologies,” said Brad Curran, Industry Principal, Defense at Frost & Sullivan. “Fully developed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based digitization applications will continue to be in demand, as they will improve acquisition speed, reduce costs, and enhance system capabilities.”

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