In the United States announced a vulnerability in the production of electronic warfare systems
The Western press released material on an analytical report on the dynamics of specific segments of military-technical production. The report says that there is a special segment that has not stopped growing even during the pandemic. As it turns out, this is the sphere of production of electronic warfare (EW).
It is predicted that growth in this military-technical segment will continue over the next few years. According to experts, in the period from 2021 to 2025, the average annual growth in the electronic warfare market will be about 3,5 percent. Between 2016 and 2021, it was about 3,9%. In other words, in 10 years the growth will be about 37 percent.
It was noted that there is no such stable and long-term growth in any of the areas of military-technical activity in the world. The reason for this is the growing demand in a number of countries for products related to electronic countermeasures. In this regard, many companies from the military industry, having studied analytical data, are trying to reorient part of their production specifically to electronic warfare equipment.
However, there are some difficulties in this case. In particular, we are talking about the difficulties for the United States of America.
In the publications of Western experts, it is said that the United States has recently "become critically dependent on the electronics market." For example, a stable supply of rare earth metals from China is extremely important for the United States. These deliveries account for up to 75% of the consumer electronics market and over half of the so-called dual-use market. If China limits the supply of rare earth metals to the United States, then Washington will face serious production difficulties. And, in particular, the main blow will be inflicted on the production of electronic warfare equipment for aviation.
Therefore, in the United States, it is believed that the sphere of production of elements for electronic warfare systems has a significant vulnerability. And they have not yet figured out how to mitigate this vulnerability.
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