Situational Awareness Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2030)

The Situational Awareness Systems Market is Segmented by Platform (Air, Land, Sea, and Space), Type (Command and Control, RADAR, SONAR, Optronics, and Vehicle Situational Awareness Systems), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market size and forecasts by value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 -2030
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4.5 %

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Market Overview

The situational awareness systems market is projected to register a CAGR of over 4.5% during the forecast period (2021 - 2030).

Since the demand for situational awareness systems is a direct proponent of the ongoing procurement and upgrade of the fielded armada of aerial, terrestrial, and naval platforms, it is significantly affected by the sanctioned annual defense budget of nations. Hence, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a moderate impact on the market in focus. The ongoing global economic slowdown is anticipated to result in a subsequent decline in defense spending on a short-term basis. Due to existing regulations and controls, major US-based manufacturers are less likely to bear the impact of the wider supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic. However, suppliers and service providers located in Asia-Pacific and South America are more vulnerable to supply chain disruptions and are envisioned to face operational constraints and high financial risk exposure due to supply chain bottlenecks.

The situational awareness systems market is anticipated to be driven by a consistent increase in demand for situational awareness solutions in aviation and the military, the use of mobility solutions for military tactical operations, and the requirement to enhance the safety and security of military personnel. Additionally, the major players in the industry are supported by government bodies that make substantial investments, which enables them to spend more on R&D, allowing the companies to innovate continuously and introduce more efficient and advanced technologies.

Scope of the Report

The study assimilates data on situational awareness systems used by security forces, military, and other agencies involved in coordinated activities for various security and support operations. Furthermore, innovations in terms of the situational awareness system and the development of newer related technologies are also discussed in the report.

The situational awareness systems market is segmented by platform, type, and geography. By platform, the market has been segmented into air, land, sea, and space. By type, the market has been segmented into command and control, RADAR, SONAR, optronics, and vehicle situational awareness systems. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the market across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (USD billion).

Command and Control
Vehicle Situational Awareness Systems
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
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Vehicle Situational Awareness Systems Segment is Expected to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

During the last decade, many countries have developed and fielded their autonomous weapon systems to bolster their military capabilities and strengthen their troops in several conflicts around the world. The proliferation of innovations in sensor technologies, weapon firing systems, and other auxiliary systems enhances the accuracy and performance capabilities of the current generation of vehicles through the integration of sophisticated vehicle situational awareness systems. The emphasis on increasing the autonomy of vehicles has given rise to unmanned weapon technologies such as RWS and CIWS that can effectively neutralize a target without human intervention with the help of vehicle situational awareness systems. The new variants of such onboard weapons feature advanced optronics that renders them exceptionally suitable for urban warfare and reduces the casualties during a war. Thus, the increasing induction of military vehicles equipped with vehicle situational awareness systems is driving the demand for such systems.

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North America is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

In terms of geography, North America was estimated to be the largest market in 2020. The region is also expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. The North American situational awareness systems market is mainly dominated by demand from the United States. The market growth in this region can be attributed to the increased use of situational awareness in industries such as military and defense, aviation, maritime security, and homeland security applications. The massive spending by the military to enhance military situational awareness systems is responsible for driving the demand in the market. Over the next five years, the US Army is planning to spend more than USD 8.5 billion to modernize the service's battlefield networks. Network modernization is one of the top six modernization priorities for the US Army, as this will facilitate rapid data sharing and improvements in situational awareness architecture. In tandem with the plans mentioned above, in February 2020, L3Harris was awarded a 10-year USD 1.2 billion contract by the US Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center to maintain and modernize the military's network of space surveillance sensors. Such developments may bolster the market prospects in the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The situational awareness systems market is fragmented, with many players accounting for a significant share. Some of the prominent companies in the market are Honeywell International Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Rheinmetall AG, among others. Companies are investing heavily in research and development for the innovation of new and advanced products and technologies that may help with new technologies. The major players are working to include the latest technologies like machine learning to be incorporated with situational awareness systems to allow space operators to identify abnormal activities and predict possible threats. For instance, in August 2019, BAE Systems announced that it won the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop machine learning capabilities for space-based situational awareness for the country’s military.

Recent Developments

In February 2021, the French and German defense ministries announced their plans to upgrade their fledgling ground facilities designed to track satellites and other objects flying over the European territory in the context of a dialogue with the US Air Force on possible future trans-Atlantic cooperation in space surveillance, now that Europe appears ready to build its system.

In December 2020, the Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS) was inducted by the Indian Navy. The IMSAS is a software system that provides a global maritime situational picture, marine planning tools, and analytical capabilities to the Indian Navy.

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 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


    1. 5.1 Plaform

      1. 5.1.1 Air

      2. 5.1.2 Sea

      3. 5.1.3 Land

      4. 5.1.4 Space

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Command and Control

      2. 5.2.2 RADAR

      3. 5.2.3 SONAR

      4. 5.2.4 Optronics

      5. 5.2.5 Vehicle Situational Awareness Systems

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        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. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Israel

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Honeywell International Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Raytheon Technologies Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 BAE Systems PLC

      4. 6.2.4 General Dynamics Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Elbit Systems Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Leonardo SpA

      9. 6.2.9 Thales Group

      10. 6.2.10 Saab AB

      11. 6.2.11 The Boeing Company

      12. 6.2.12 L3 Harris Technologies Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Situational Awareness Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2030.

The Situational Awareness Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Honeywell International Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, BAE Systems plc, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rheinmetall AG are the major companies operating in Situational Awareness Systems Market.

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