Electronically Scanned Array Radar Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Electronically Scanned Array Radar Market is segmented by Type (Active Electronically Scanned Array and Passive Electronically Scanned Array), Platform (Land, Air, and Sea), Fit (Line Fit and Retrofit), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4 %
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Market Overview

The electronically scanned array radar market is projected to record a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

  • The increasing demand for obtaining real-time information in warfare situations and the growing need for the quick and timely detection of fast-moving targets in the battlefield are some of the major drivers for the growth of the market.
  • Electronically scanned array radars are constantly evolving, in terms of capabilities, due to the ongoing developments in frequency bands. This, in turn, is contributing to the growth in demand for these radars.

Scope of the Report

In electronically scanned array radars or phased array radars, the radar waves are emitted by a computer-controlled array of antennas that steer the radar waves in different directions. The changes in phases of the emitted individual waves point the waves to different directions without the need for moving the antennas. The study offers a comprehensive analysis of the market and offers insights into the influencing factors, market size and forecast, and share of prominent players in the market.

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Key Market Trends

Active Electronically Scanned Array Segment to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

Based on segmentation by type, the active electronically scanned array (AESA) segment had the highest market share in 2019, and it is further projected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period. The use of the AESA radars has been increasing, as most of the new-generation fighter aircraft are being equipped with AESA systems. These Radars are integrated on several fighter jet models, like F-35, F-22, Dassault Rafale, Boeing F/A-18E/F aircraft, and Eurofighter Typhoon, which are among the most selling fighter jets currently. Northrop Grumman, one of the largest producers of AESA radars in the world, received an order for its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) in February 2020, to upgrade 72 F-16 aircraft of the US Airforce, in order to meet a joint emergent operational need raised by the US Northern Command for homeland defense. In November 2019, the company had announced that it had delivered its 500th AN/APG-81 fire control AESA radar for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. F-35 has been one of the most selling fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 134 jets delivered in 2019. The company further aims to deliver 141 F-35s in 2020. Thus, the demand for AESA radars is projected to increase, driven by the increased deliveries of the aircraft that use these radars.

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Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

In terms of geography, Asia-Pacific is projected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The region is currently experiencing an increase in military procurements, with the countries in the region, like China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia, being some among the largest military spenders in the world. In India, ELTA, an Israel-based company, equipped 58 Indian Air Force Jaguar jets with AESA radars as part of the upgrade plan in the last four years. Recently, the country locally produced its own active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. In February 2019, India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) displayed its indigenous active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which is meant for the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). About 100 of these radar systems have been ordered by the Indian Air Force. In addition, other countries in the region are emphasizing on developing their own ESA radars. In 2018, an Australian-based radar company, CEA, displayed its own CEATAC dual-band radar for the first time at Land Forces Asia 2018. CEATAC was a fully digital AESA fixed-face phased-array radar that could fit on small land platforms. Such developments are expected to increase the market prospects for ESA radars in the region in the years to come.

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Competitive Landscape

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Thales Group, Raytheon Company, and Israel Aerospace Industries are some of the prominent players in the market. As most of the contracts for ESA radars are long term, companies are trying to attract new customers by showcasing their newer generation radars that have better capabilities and lower system weights, as compared to the older ones. For instance, in December 2019, Leonardo announced the first flight trials of its Osprey 50 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which is a new, larger-aperture variant of the company’s Osprey surveillance radar. Such innovations are expected to help the players in gaining new contracts and tapping new markets, thereby, increasing their market shares.

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 Industry Attractiveness - 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Active Electronically Scanned Array

      2. 5.1.2 Passive Electronically Scanned Array

    2. 5.2 Platform

      1. 5.2.1 Land

      2. 5.2.2 Air

      3. 5.2.3 Sea

    3. 5.3 Fit

      1. 5.3.1 Line Fit

      2. 5.3.2 Retrofit

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Northrop Grumman Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 Thales Group

      4. 6.2.4 Raytheon Company

      5. 6.2.5 Israel Aerospace Industries

      6. 6.2.6 Saab AB

      7. 6.2.7 Leonardo SpA

      8. 6.2.8 Hensoldt

      9. 6.2.9 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 RADA Electronic Industries Ltd

      11. 6.2.11 CEA Technologies

      12. 6.2.12 ASELSAN AS


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Frequently Asked Questions

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