5G in Defense Market by Communication Infrastructure (Small Cell and Macro Cell), Core Network Technology (Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Fog Computing (FC), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)), Platform (land, naval, and Airborne), End User (Military and Homeland Security): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2019-2030)

Code: BMIRE00026333 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Aerospace and Defense | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market is expected to cross US$ 653 million mark in 2022 and is projected to hit US$ 2488 million by 2030, recording a CAGR of 30.5% during the forecast period.

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5G in defense market has been significantly growing adoption of connected devices.

All connected devices used by military and homeland security personnel requires proper connectivity without disruptions to ensure efficient flow of communication between the armed forced and base stations and homeland security personnel and governing authorities. Real time communication plays a very vital role in ensuring safety across borders and without countries, thereby increasing the demand for strong network connectivity. These factors are boosting the demand for 5G in defense market across the globe.

The land segment accounted for a significant share in the global 5G in defense market. This growth is attributed by the rising adoption of autonomous devices among armed forces and installation of automated border security devices which is rising the demand for efficient network. Additionally, the remote location of army base stations also requires proper connection to remain connected to army headquarters and on-field soldiers. These factors are contributing to the growth of the market. For instance, the Indian Army in August 2022, announced its intentions to install 5G infrastructure across borders to enhance communication and high speed data transfer.

Within the report, the 5G in defense market is segmented into communication infrastructure, core network technology, platform, end user, and geography. By communication infrastructure, the market is further segmented into small cell and macro cell. On the basis of core network technology, the 5G in defense market is segmented into Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Fog Computing (FC), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). By platform, the market is categorized into land, naval, and airborne. Based on end user, the market is divided into military and homeland security. Geographically, the 5G in defense market is sub segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.

North America accounts for a significant share in the global 5G in defense market

The US defense force is the largest spender of military force in the world. The country houses a number of defense contractors who are among the forerunners in the development of military communication technology. Some of the leading defense contractors who have invested in 5G technology for the US defense forces and global defense forces include L3Harris Technologies Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corporation, amongst others. The presence of the defense contractors in the country coupled with the attraction of the US army towards advanced technologies and the continuously increasing military spending are the key factors behind the largest shareholder in the global 5G in defense market. Pertaining to the dominance of the US in the global market, the North American region accounts for a significant share in 2022 

China to emerge as one of key countries in the 5G in defense market

In terms of defense spending, China ranks the second worldwide. Chinese government is emphasizing significantly on advanced technologies in order to secure its borders. The integration of IoT and advanced communication technologies in soldier systems, base stations, and military vehicles is one of the key factors bolstering the Chinese military technology sector. The country’s in-house capability to produce and integrate advanced technologies on military products and equipment is one of the major factors behind the country’s success towards implementing 5G technologies in defense forces. According to several sources, the usage of 5G technology by the Chinese forces has significantly boosted China's surveillance capabilities. Thus, China is anticipated to be one of the growth influencers in the global 5G in defense market.

Recent strategic developments in 5G in defense market

The 5G in defense market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • The US Department of Defense (DOD) in March 2022 announced the development of 5G and FutureG cross-functional team for increasing the adoption of 5G and wireless network technologies for effective functioning of its forces.
  • The Chinese government in April 2021, installed 5G signal station near Tibet border to solve the difficulties of network accessibility for army personnel across borders.

The 5G in defense market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. Ericsson; Huawei; Nokia; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman Corporation; L3Harris Technologies, Inc.;  Thales Group; Raytheon Technologies; Ligado Networks; and Wind River Systems, Inc. are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • 5G telecom providers
  • 5G hardware manufacturers
  • Defense contractors
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Communication Infrastructure:
    • Small cell
    • Macro Cell
  • Core network technology:
    • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • Fog Computing (FC)
    • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
    • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Platform
    • Land
    • Naval
    • Airborne
  • End User
    • Military
    • Homeland Security
  • Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • South & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Companies profiled
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Thales Group
    • Raytheon Technologies Inc.
    • L3Harris Technologies, Inc


Companies profiled
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Thales Group
- Raytheon Technologies Inc.
- L3Harris Technologies, Inc

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