Military Sensors Market Size
|2019 - 2029
|Market Size (2024)
|USD 15.76 Billion
|Market Size (2029)
|USD 21.25 Billion
|CAGR (2024 - 2029)
|Fastest Growing Market
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Military Sensors Market Analysis
The Military Sensors Market size is estimated at USD 15.76 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 21.25 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.16% during the forecast period (2024-2029).
The evolution and rapid adoption of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based devices have led to the development of sophisticated micro gyros for navigation and positioning, microbolometers for infrared imaging, and micromirrors for steering laser beams. RF MEMS and nanotechnology could lead to breakthroughs in aerospace and defense applications, such as satellite communications at speeds in excess of 100 GHz and electronically steerable RF phase shifters for true-time delay.
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. Factors such as increasing demand for battlespace awareness amongst defense forces, ongoing advancements in MEMS technology, and integration of anti-jamming capabilities with navigation systems will be driving the growth of the market. However, cybersecurity risks, complexity in the designs of military sensors, and lack of accuracy would be constraining the growth of the market.
Military Sensors Market Trends
Airborne Segment Expected to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Modern military planes are made to do different kinds of missions. An increase in the global aerial fleet has led to a rise in the demand for military sensors in airborne segments. Countries like the United States, India, China, Iran, Israel, and Russia, among others, have invested in modernizing and upgrading their existing air fleets. China is using stealth technology in unmanned platforms and is unveiling more UAV variants. Furthermore, rising global expenditure and rising spending on enhancing defense capabilities drive market growth.
Moreover, the cost-effectiveness and ease of operations of unmanned platforms, compared to manned platforms, aided the rapid adoption of UAVs in defense applications (for both surveillance and attack operations). Military organizations are also largely deploying unmanned platforms in conflict regions across the world. Also instances such as in September 2022, the US Army awarded phase two contracts to defense firms Raytheon and L3Harris for the development of prototype sensors that were to support the service’s next-gen airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance program dubbed HADES. These factors render a positive outlook for the airborne military sensors segment of the market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is Expected to Generate the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to generate the highest demand for military sensors on account of the several ongoing programs fostering the modernization of the regional defense forces during the forecast period. In the Asia-Pacific, several modernization programs are underway to enhance the current capabilities of the commercial and military end-users in the region. For instance, Indonesia’s Defence Ministry sealed a deal with Turkey to acquire 12 cutting-edge drones valued at USD 300 million, marking yet another step in the country’s ongoing efforts to modernize its aging military equipment. In terms of operational fleet, the region has the largest fleet of aircraft and rotorcraft, with 14,529 aircraft. Out of these, combat aircraft constitute about 4,998, along with 520 special purpose aircraft, 46 tankers, 1,008 transport, and 3,079 training and helicopters. The increasing geopolitical tensions between neighboring nations and the rising demand for advanced threat detection systems are expected to aid the growth of the market in this region.
Military Sensors Industry Overview
The military sensors market is semi-consolidated and marked by the presence of many prominent players competing for a larger market share. The prominent players in the military sensors market are RTX Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, BAE Systems plc, and THALES. Vendors are modifying their offerings to enhance current capabilities and introduce revolutionary features as a means to deliver value-added sensor solutions to end users. This helps introduce low-differentiated products at competitive pricing. Furthermore, strategic collaboration between manufacturers is on the rise to develop sophisticated sensors that conform with the design and performance specifications of the end-user defense forces. This is expected to benefit industry stakeholders during the forecast period.
Military Sensors Market Leaders
Lockheed Martin Corporation
BAE Systems PLC
BAE Systems plc
Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Military Sensors Market News
June 2023: RTX Corporation was awarded a USD 117.5 million contract by the US Army for low-rate initial production of 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3GEN FLIR) B-Kit sensors. The advanced targeting sensor systems enhance lethality, survivability, and situational awareness, providing combat overmatch for the Army's ground combat platforms.
December 2022: Leonardo DRS (DRS) was awarded a contract worth USD 39.5 million by the US Army to provide advanced infrared sensors for the next-generation sighting systems.
Military Sensors Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1.1 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
5.1.2 Communication and Navigation
5.1.3 Target Recognition
5.1.4 Electronic Warfare
5.1.5 Command and Control
5.3.1 North America
126.96.36.199 United States
188.8.131.52 United Kingdom
184.108.40.206 Rest of Europe
220.127.116.11 South Korea
18.104.22.168 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Latin America
22.214.171.124 Rest of Latin America
5.3.5 Middle East and Africa
126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia
188.8.131.52 United Arab Emirates
184.108.40.206 South Africa
220.127.116.11 Rest of Middle East and Africa
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Honeywell International Inc.
6.2.2 TE Connectivity Ltd.
6.2.3 RTX Corporation
6.2.4 Lockheed Martin Corporation
6.2.6 Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
6.2.8 Aerosonic LLC (Transdigm Group)
6.2.9 General Electric Company
6.2.10 BAE Systems plc
6.2.11 Vectornav Technologies LLC
6.2.12 Viooa Imaging Technology Inc.
6.2.13 Imperx Inc.
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
Military Sensors Market Research Faqs
How big is the Military Sensors Market?
The Military Sensors Market size is expected to reach USD 15.76 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.16% to reach USD 21.25 billion by 2029.
What is the current Military Sensors Market size?
In 2024, the Military Sensors Market size is expected to reach USD 15.76 billion.
Who are the key players in Military Sensors Market?
Lockheed Martin Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, RTX Corporation, BAE Systems plc, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA and THALES are the major companies operating in the Military Sensors Market.
Which is the fastest growing region in Military Sensors Market?
Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).
Which region has the biggest share in Military Sensors Market?
In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Military Sensors Market.
What years does this Military Sensors Market cover, and what was the market size in 2023?
In 2023, the Military Sensors Market size was estimated at USD 14.85 billion. The report covers the Military Sensors Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Military Sensors Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.
Military Sensors Industry Report
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