Battlefield Management Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Battlefield Management Systems Market is Segmented by System (Navigation, Communication and Networking, Command and Control Systems, and Weapon Systems), End User (Army, Air Force, and Navy), and Geography.

Battlefield Management Systems Market Snapshot

Battlefield Management Systems Market
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The battlefield management systems market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of more than 5%, during the forecast period.

  • Modern military systems are heavily reliant on complex software and interconnectivity to perform their missions. Advanced features, such as an electronic attack, sensor fusion, and communications, of the cyber-enabled military systems provide a tactical edge to the equipped armed forces against an adversary force or during critical operations in a hostile environment. The emergence of sophisticated weapon systems has necessitated the adoption of advanced battlefield management systems to facilitate decision-making and mission-critical coordination across all end-user platforms.
  • However, the market may be deterred by the design challenges faced by system integrators to incorporate advanced features in their product portfolio while minimizing the associated weight and size of the system. Though the pricing of the system is highly dependent on the integrated features, cross-compatibility with sensors and subsystems from other system manufacturers are still limited due to design complexities. Furthermore, the rapid technological disruption may also result in a feature under development being rendered obsolete even prior to integration into the system, escalating the financial risks for the market players.

Scope of the Report

Several types of sensors and subsystems are integrated into military systems to enhance their capabilities and to ensure that the systems work in accordance with their specifications. However, their effectiveness can only be ensured through the efficient management of all assets via a battlefield management system. A battlefield management system provides all the tools needed to support the planning and execution of operations, including terrain analysis, route management, and global distribution of tactical and operational information. The study entails a comprehensive evaluation of the different subsystems of a typical battlefield management system and their potential deployment by the end-users. The study also provides an in-depth qualitative and quantitative insight via historical data and verifiable projection, derived using apt research methodologies and assumptions. The market forecasts are based on the ongoing contracts for the procurement and modernization of military assets across the world, which necessitate the integration of a sophisticated battlefield management system to ensure proper functioning.

Navigation Systems
Communication and Networking Systems
Command and Control Systems
Weapon Systems
End User
Air Force
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of World

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Frequency of Joint Operations by Global Defense Forces

A battlefield management system assists the military forces to digitize their operations and enable the creation of a common platform for real-time dispersion of data for enhanced situational awareness, including hostile and blue force tracking, radio communications, planning, personnel, intelligence, local weather, and data from several other sources, to provide an edge on the battlefield. Global military powerhouses, such as the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, and Japan, are vying to achieve a profound reconceptualization of modern warfare techniques. The armed forces of every country are developing concepts for employing advanced capabilities in each warfare domain to gain a tactical advantage over its adversaries in the event of armed conflict. For instance, the United States has added two new domains of warfare, namely space and cyber, to the existent traditional warfare domains – land, sea, and air. The US military is aiming to fully exploit an innovative and synchronized approach to develop joint capabilities across all domains. On this note, the FY2021 defense budget of the US entails the allocation of USD 178 billion toward the adoption of integrated command and control technologies to support activities across sea, land, air, space, and cyberspace. The eight US cross-functional teams (CFTs) are envisioned to pursue R&D for technologies that can effectively support joint all-domain operations.

Battlefield Management Systems Market

Asia-Pacific to Bolster Market Prospects During the Forecast Period

The strengthening of the strategic military alliances between the United States and several Asia-Pacific sovereign nations and subsequent reinforcement of military deployment and intervention have resulted in a complex scenario, urging rapid modernization of defense capabilities of regional countries, such as China, to safeguard their vested interests. To ensure combat readiness of existing systems, several weapon modernization programs are currently underway to effectively upgrade the capabilities of the regional armed forces for effectively responding to security threats and accomplish urgent, critical, and dangerous strategic missions. To address the evolving threats, major countries in the region are realigning their military strategies and organizational structures. Cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantum information, Big Data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), have resulted in the development of long-range precision, intelligent, stealthy or unmanned weaponry and equipment, radicalizing traditional warfare in favor of intelligence warfare. On this note, in 2018, China recorded a straight 11-year increase in its annual military expenditure. During 2018, the country’s annual military expenditure accounted for 49% of the total defense expenditure in the Asia-Pacific region. India is also adopting a joint operational policy to develop the much-required synergy between the army, navy, and the air force. The doctrine is envisioned to facilitate establishment of a broad framework of concepts and principles for joint planning and execution of operations across all the warfare domains. Similar initiatives are being deployed by other nations in the region to maintain territorial integrity and preserve national sovereignty. The modernization programs have resulted in the several contracts for integrating advanced battlefield management systems. In April 2018, Luerssen Australia awarded a contract to Saab AB for the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The contract encompasses the provisions for installation of SAS on the 12 OPV ships and is expected to last till 2030. Such developments are envisioned to drive the growth prospects of the market in focus, during the forecast period.

Battlefield Management Systems Market

Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the military sensors market are Raytheon Company, ASELSAN AS, L3Harris Technologies Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, and Saab AB, amongst others. Vendors are modifying their offerings to enhance current capabilities and introduce revolutionary features as a means to deliver value-added battlefield management solutions to end-users. This helps introduce low differentiated products at competitive pricing. Furthermore, a strategic collaboration between manufacturers is on the rise to develop sophisticated systems that conform to the design and performance specifications of the end-user defense forces. This is expected to benefit industry stakeholders during the forecast period.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 System

      1. 5.1.1 Navigation Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Communication and Networking Systems

      3. 5.1.3 Command and Control Systems

      4. 5.1.4 Weapon Systems

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Army

      2. 5.2.2 Air Force

      3. 5.2.3 Navy

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of World


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ASELSAN AS

      2. 6.2.2 BAE Systems PLC

      3. 6.2.3 Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation)

      4. 6.2.4 Elbit Systems Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 General Dynamics Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Indra Sistemas SA

      7. 6.2.7 Israel Aerospace Industries Limited

      8. 6.2.8 Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

      9. 6.2.9 L3Harris Technologies Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 Leonardo S.p.A

      11. 6.2.11 Raytheon Company

      12. 6.2.12 Rheinmetall AG

      13. 6.2.13 Saab AB

      14. 6.2.14 Systematic

      15. 6.2.15 Thales Group


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Battlefield Management Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

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

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

ASELSAN A.S., BAE Systems plc, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Raytheon Company, Saab AB are the major companies operating in Battlefield Management Systems Market.

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