Ballistic Missile Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Ballistic Missile market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Ballistic Missile trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Ballistic Missile Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Ballistic Missile Market according to our research experts:

Intercontinental Segment is Projected to Witness the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The intercontinental segment of the market is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Due to their advantages of high accuracy at higher ranges compared to small-, medium-, and intermediate-range missiles, countries are now developing and testing new and advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles, which may drive the growth of this segment during the forecast period. For instance, the US Air Force is currently working on the LGM-35A Sentinel weapon system, an intercontinental ballistic missile system that is expected to replace the current LGM-30G Minuteman III. The contract worth USD 13.3 billion for developing this missile system was awarded to Northrop Grumman in 2020, and the project is expected to finish by 2029. The geopolitical tensions have resulted in countries investing in the market and also developing and testing new intercontinental ballistic missiles. For instance, in June 2022, Russian President Putin announced that the country's new nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, Samrat, which was launched in April 2022 from Plesetsk and successfully hit the target in the Kamchatka peninsula, which is at a distance of about 6000 km from the launch site, will be deployed by the end of 2022. Such developments are expected to supplement the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Ballistic Missile Market : Global Military Expenditure, in billions, 2018-2021

Asia-Pacific is Projected to Record the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

Due to the tensions between the nations within the region, countries have been increasing their defense budgets to strengthen their defense capabilities, which would have a positive impact on the growth of the market. For instance, China's Ministry of Finance has announced that the country's defense spending for the year 2022 will be USD 230.16 billion, which is an increase of 7.1% from the previous year, 2021. Most of the countries that are financially and technically capable are now developing indigenous missiles in their countries rather than importing them from other nations. For instance, in September 2022, the Defense Ministry of India signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace for the procurement of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles under the "buy Indian" category for INR 1,700 crores. Apart from the usual geopolitical tensions, recent missile tests and firings by North Korea, which is a nuclear-armed nation, have caused more tension within the region. In October 2022, North Korea conducted its longest-range missile test over Japan. In November 2022, North Korea test-fired 22 missiles at once; one of these missiles was launched toward Ulleung Island in South Korea. Such developments are likely to fuel the growth of the ballistic missile market in the Asia-Pacific region over the forecast period.

Ballistic Missile Market : Growth Rate by Region (2022-2027)

Ballistic Missile Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)