Artillery Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Artillery Systems Market is segmented by Type (Howitzer, Mortar, Anti-Air Artillery, Rocket Artillery, and Other Types), Range (Short Range, Medium Range, and Long Range), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market sizes and forecasts for all the above segments in value (USD billion).

Artillery Systems Market Size

Artillery Systems Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: > 4 %

Major Players

Artillery Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Artillery Systems Market Analysis

The artillery systems market was valued at USD 3.91 billion in 2021, and it is expected to witness a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period (2022-2031).

Though the global defense spending witnessed an increase in 2020, the growing scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple waves are expected to affect the economies of several countries globally. This can potentially force countries to reduce their defense spending during the forecast period, affecting the market growth. The effect of the pandemic was also observed on the production of artillery systems in several manufacturing facilities in 2020.

The increasing military spending of the emerging countries is helping them to invest in the development of new and advanced artillery systems. The initiation of weapon modernization programs to develop sophisticated artillery is anticipated to bolster the adoption of newer generation artillery, thus bolstering the market prospects in the coming years.

Also, the changing nature of warfare and the growing demand for high-precision arms and ammunition to support friendly troops while minimizing collateral damage have bolstered the demand for the artillery systems market.

Over the years, several artillery system procurement plans have witnessed delays in execution due to several factors ranging from developmental issues to political instability. This has affected the market prospects for the players involved.

Artillery Systems Industry Segmentation

Artillery is a heavy military ranged weapon built to launch munitions. It is one of the most lethal and inexpensive forms of land-based armament currently employed on a large scale across militaries. All purchase, upgrade, maintenance, and repair of artillery systems are included within the scope of the report.

Based on Type, the market has been segmented into Howitzer, Mortar, Anti-Air Artillery, Rocket Artillery, and Other Types. The Other Types include naval and coastal artillery systems. The market has also been segmented by Range into Short Range (5-30 kilometers), Medium Range (31-60 kilometers), and Long Range (Above 60 kilometers). The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the artillery systems market in major countries across different regions. The market sizing and forecasts for all the segments have been provided in value (USD billion).

The study assimilates data from various sources pertaining to the latest trends and technological developments in artillery systems to provide a holistic overview. It incorporates data to determine the global demand for such systems.

Anti-air Artillery
Rocket Artillery
Other Types (Naval and Coastal Artillery)
Short Range (5-30 kilometers)
Medium Range (31-60 kilometers)
Long Range (Above 60 kilometers)
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Artillery Systems Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Artillery Systems Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Defense Expenditure Supporting the Growth of the Artillery Systems Market

On account of the profound changes in the international strategic landscape, the configuration of the international security system has been undermined by the growing hegemonism, unilateralism, and power politics that have fueled several ongoing global conflicts. Uncertainties in territorial rights between many countries, like the Saudi-Iran cold war in the Middle East, are among the major causes disturbing the geopolitical climate. The most common reaction of governments, in this regard, is to increase military spending to improve security in their respective countries. Military powerhouses, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and India, have been focused on augmenting their military firepower and warfare capabilities. To ensure combat readiness of existing defense systems, development and procurement programs are currently underway to modernize the weapon systems used by the armed forces. A simultaneous push for indigenization is also driving several countries' local development of such systems. The increase in defense budgets currently supports these programs. 

The global military expenditure in 2020 rose to USD 1981 billion, an increase of 2.6% in real terms from 2019. The growth rate of military spending has accelerated in recent years, with the spending in 2020 9.3% higher than in 2011. The United States, China, India, Russia, and the United Kingdom had the highest military expenditures globally in 2020, according to SIPRI. Together, these countries accounted for 62% of the global expenditure.

Countries' significant investments to modernize their military may support the artillery systems market growth during the forecast period. Countries are focused on developing long-range fire capabilities to achieve a tactical advantage on the battlefield. To develop long-range precision fire capabilities, countries like the United States are initiating the procurement of artillery systems. For instance, in July 2019, Lockheed Martin received a contract of USD 492 million to produce high mobility artillery rocket system launchers and associated hardware for the US Army, the US Marine Corps, Romania, and Poland. Also, in March 2020, the US Army awarded a contract worth USD 339 million to BAE Systems PLC for the production of 48 vehicle sets of MIO9A7 Self-propelled Howitzer. The contract also includes M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) vehicle.

Moreover, in the defense budget of FY 2019, the United States Department of Defense allocated USD 6 billion for the manufacturing of 3 DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Destroyers and USD 1.3 billion for 1 Littoral Combat Ship creating demand for naval artillery systems. As the threats for the countries become higher, enhancing the militaries' firepower capabilities becomes important for every country. Thus, certain expenditure is divested on such programs in the defense spending plans, the growth of which drives the prospects of the market in focus.

Artillery Systems Market - Global Defense Expenditure, USD billion, (2016 - 2020)

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Witness the Highest CAGR During the forecast period

Asia-Pacific is expected to register a high CAGR during the forecast period. The escalated tensions between the countries in this region have encouraged the rapid modernization of the armed forces. Countries like China, India, Australia, Japan, and South Korea are significantly investing in the development, building, and procurement of artillery systems. For instance, in April 2020, the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) induced a new advanced vehicle-mounted 155mm howitzer, the PC-181. The Chinese military is also preparing to test magnetized plasma artillery capable of firing hypervelocity rounds at speeds of Mach 6 (six times the speed of sound). The country is advancing a comprehensive military modernization program aimed at competing for modernization by 2035. Similarly, in November 2018, the Indian Army received the first batch of its new artillery weapons. The artillery gun systems included M-777 ultra-light howitzers, K9 Vajra, and a Composite Gun Tractor. The M-777 ultra-light howitzers were part of 145 gun order deal with the BAE Systems for USD 700 million. India has also developed a 155 mm towed howitzer named Dhanush. After completing initial trials in 2018, the gun entered series production in 2019, and the Indian Army ordered 114 guns with a possibility of 414 more guns. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the market in the region.

Artillery Systems Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022 - 2031)

Artillery Systems Industry Overview

The artillery systems market is fragmented, with many global and local players contributing significantly to the growth of the market through competitive pricing and innovation. Some of the major companies in the artillery systems market include BAE Systems PLC, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Hanwha Group, Leonardo SpA, and Nexter Group. The companies are mainly focusing on enhancing the capabilities of their artillery systems portfolio to increase their market share. In September 2019, BAE Systems PLC unveiled a new modular ARCHER Mobile Howitzer at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI). According to the company, the new system features a 21-round auto-loader and onboard ballistic calculation and can fire up to eight rounds per minute at ranges approaching 40 kilometers with conventional 155 mm ammunition and 60 kilometers with precision-guided munitions. Foreign players are competing with local players to gain multi-billion long-term contracts. Some players have also partnered with local companies to expand their customer base and share technical expertise. Tensions across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific are generating the demand for new artillery systems. The demand is also higher in the United States, which is trying to fill in the gaps to strengthen its land forces by replacing the aging systems with new artillery systems. Also, a growing focus on strengthening naval capabilities over the past decade has resulted in significant new orders for frigates, corvettes, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and offshore vessels, thereby generating the need for new artillery guns. Both Leonardo and BAE Systems dominated the naval artillery systems segment in 2021.

Artillery Systems Market Leaders

  1. Lockheed Martin Corporation

  2. BAE Systems PLC

  3. Hanwha Group

  4. Leonardo SpA

  5. Nexter Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Artillery Systems Market Concentration

Artillery Systems Market News

  • In December 2021, Australia signed a contract to buy 30 units of the K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer from South Korea. Australia is the seventh country to purchase the South Korea-made howitzer.
  • In October 2021, Rheinmetall secured a new order to supply 155mm illumination and smoke/obscurant artillery shells to the Netherlands. The Netherlands will receive the projectiles in mid-2023.
  • In September 2020, Lockheed Martin was awarded a USD 183 million contract by the US Army to manufacture and supply a total of 28 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers and related equipment. The deliveries are slated to commence in 2022.
  • In July 2020, the French Defense Procurement Agency awarded a EUR 17 million contract to Hirtenberger Defense Europe GmbH for procuring 120 60 mm mortar systems and several thousand units of compatible ammunition.

Artillery Systems Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

    3. 1.3 Currency Conversion Rates for USD



    1. 3.1 Market Size and Forecast, Global, 2018 - 2031

    2. 3.2 Market Share by Type, 2021

    3. 3.3 Market Share by Range, 2021

    4. 3.4 Market Share by Region, 2021

    5. 3.5 Structure of the Market and Key Participants


    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size and Forecast by Value - USD billion, 2018 - 2031)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Howitzer

      2. 5.1.2 Mortar

      3. 5.1.3 Anti-air Artillery

      4. 5.1.4 Rocket Artillery

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types (Naval and Coastal Artillery)

    2. 5.2 Range

      1. 5.2.1 Short Range (5-30 kilometers)

      2. 5.2.2 Medium Range (31-60 kilometers)

      3. 5.2.3 Long Range (Above 60 kilometers)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Netherlands

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. South Korea

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Israel

        4. Turkey

        5. Egypt

        6. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 BAE Systems PLC

      2. 6.2.2 Hanwha Group

      3. 6.2.3 Elbit Systems Ltd

      4. 6.2.4 Rostec

      5. 6.2.5 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial SA

      7. 6.2.7 Nexter Group

      8. 6.2.8 Denel SOC Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 Leonardo SpA

      10. 6.2.10 Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd


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Artillery Systems Market Research FAQs

The Artillery Systems Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Artillery Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

The Artillery Systems Market is valued at 4 Billion USD in 2018.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, Hanwha Group, Leonardo SpA, Nexter Group are the major companies operating in Artillery Systems Market.

Artillery Systems Industry Report

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