The market size for the military fighter aircraft segment as documented in the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2017 was estimated to be $2.0 billion. This includes the procurement of 12 F/A-18E/Fs and 11 F-35s aircraft. The D.O.D. also intends to allocate approximately $900 million over several years for the upgrade of approximately 449 F- 15E fighter aircraft in the USAF fleet.
Over the next 5 years, the Navy seeks to acquire an additional 130 F/A-18E/Fs at a cost of $13.6 billion. The Navy and the Marines also plan to purchase 51 F-35Bs and 38 F-35Cs through 2023 at a cost of $27.1 billion and $16 billion respectively.
The future military fighter jet engine market size for the next 5-10 years is estimated to be approximately 650 + units and potentially over 2,000 units if the D.O.D. and partner countries continue with their plan to purchase several thousand F-35 aircraft.
The selling price per Gravity-Engine is estimated at $5.0 million. If we estimate selling 2 - 3 Gravity-Engines per year for the next 2 - 3 years during the initial testing and evaluation phase, this would result in approximately $10 - $15 million in gross sales per year.
Once the high fidelity and mission testing is concluded by the end of the third year, we estimate selling approximately 15 - 20 units per year in the 4th year of operation. Totaling approximately $75 - $100 million in sales per year. This does not include licensing revenue for other platforms that will emerge.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees the space industry growing to $2.7 trillion in 30 years.*
Morgan Stanley estimate the space industry to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2040.*
The space exploration Gravity-Engine will be under development during the second year of operations, where a focus on a heavier payload designed to put space vehicles in a Low Earth Orbit is our goal. The cost of this type of unit should approach approximately $20 million. We will apply for grants through NASA for the research and development costs of this unit.
Once final high fidelity testing and mission evaluation is completed by the 3rd year, we estimate to be able to sell 7 - 10 units per year starting the 4th year. This would yield approximately $140 - $200 million per year.
Because of the nature of this technology, establishing a collaborative partnership with existing aerospace companies for the purpose of developing a spacecraft to help acquire joint contracts with NASA for expanding the space exploration industry into the private segment.
In the 4th year of operations, we estimate a combine sales of approximately $215 - $300 million per year. This combines the military and space exploration segments.
The future market size for this type of technology, once the D.O.D. allows expansion into the commercial sector, will see entry into the commercial carrier industry, which estimates thousands of new aircraft acquisitions in the next 10 - 20 years, small vehicle - Taxi type crafts, Business type jets, Emergency and Police type vehicles.