Airborne Radar Market by Component (Antenna, Transmitter, Receiver, Power Amplifier, Digital Signal Processor, and Others), Technology (Software-defined Radar, Conventional Radar, and Quantum Radar), Platform (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Business Jets, Helicopters, UAVs, and Others), End Use (Commercial and Military): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2019-2030)

BMIRE00026081 | Pages: 100 | Aerospace and Defense | Sep 2022 | Type: Global | Status: Published

The market is expected to cross US$ 4.01 billion in 2022 and is projected to hit US$ 7.31 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period.

Development of Airborne Radars is Driving the Market Growth.

The technological development of airborne radars for improved next generation military airborne radars is generating new opportunity for market vendors across the world. Several armed forces are collaborating with major market vendors such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, L3Harris Technologies Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, and other aircraft manufacturing companies to develop advanced airborne radar-based aircraft models to improve operational efficiency of military operations. For instance, in February 2022, the Russian aircraft manufacturer Ilyushin announced that it will complete the flight testing of its Beriev A-100 "Premier" Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft named A-100. Such developments are catalyzing the market growth of airborne radar systems across the world.

Commercial segment is dominate the market in 2022. This is owing to rising commercial aircraft deliveries across the world. A passenger aircraft comprises of primary and secondary radars wherein primary radars are used to detect all types of echoes generated by aircraft and clouds, whereas secondary radars are used for emitting pulses and detect digital data emitted by an aircraft transponder. The rising aircraft deliveries across different regions to cater to the growing passenger traffic (owing to introduction of low-cost airlines) is propelling the deployment of airborne radars in passenger airplanes that is driving the growth for the commercial segment.

Within the report, the market is segmented into component, technology, platform, end use, and geography. By component, the market is segmented into antenna, transmitter, receiver, power amplifier, digital signal processor, and others. Based on technology, the market is segmented into software-defined radar, conventional radar, and quantum radar. Based on platform, the market is segmented into commercial aircraft, military aircraft, business jets, helicopters, UAVs, and others. Based on end use, the market is bifurcated into commercial and military. Geographically, the market is sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

Deployment of UAVs to Provide Future Opportunities for Market Vendors During the Forecast Period.

The increasing deployment of UAVs across military forces is one of the major factors that is expected to generate huge opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period. Many defense forces are investing large amount of their respective defense expenditure in the development and procurement of unmanned technologies wherein UAVs account for a larger share among UAVs, UGVs, and USV/UUVs. With the rise in military expenditure of different countries, the deployment of UAVs has witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years, which has boosted the deployment of airborne optronic systems across UAV platforms.

The vendors across this market are focusing on the development of long-range radar system-based UAVs and catering to several armed forces demand to remain competitive in the global market. For instance, recently in September 2022, the US Air Force awarded a contract worth US$ 13 million to Northrop Grumman Corporation for the development of advanced radar technology for integration into NATO drones. This radar will help the armed forces to enable their RQ-4D Phoenix drone to fuse sensor data and continuously detect and track moving targets. Such developments are likely to generate new market opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period.

Military Aircraft and General Aviation Deliveries to Boost the Airborne Radar Market Growth.

The rising procurement of military aircraft and developments across next-generation aircraft models is pushing the adoption of advanced airborne radar systems across military aviation sector. This is further supported by increase in military expenditure of different countries for the procurement and upgrade of military aircraft across the armed forces of different countries. For instance, in 2021, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Airbus signed a contract for 56 C-295. Under the contract, Airbus will deliver the first 16 aircraft from its final assembly line in Spain. The remaining fleet of 40 aircraft will be manufactured in India.  

Moreover, the increasing number of general aviation aircraft models across the world is another major factor pushing the adoption of airborne radar for general aviation industry globally. For instance, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the FY 2021 witnessed a 10% increase in business jet deliveries whose shipments accounted for 710 units compared to 644 in 2020. Moreover, the adoption of portable primary radars for general aviation aircraft applications is another major factor propelling the growth of airborne radars for general aviation applications.

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Recent Strategic Developments in Airborne Radar Market

The airborne radar market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In September 2021, CAE-Aviation awarded a contract to HENSOLDT to supply PrecISR 1000 airborne radar for installation into King Air Beechcraft B350 aircraft.
  • In March 2022, the Israeli Air Force announced that it has deployed a new aerostat unit that operates with advanced, Israel Aerospace Industries-made airborne radar.
  • In September 2019, Mercury Systems Inc. won a contract worth US$ 22 million from a major defense prime contractor for high-performance airborne radar processing subsystems.

The airborne radar market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thales Group, Leonardo SpA, BAE Systems Plc, Elbit Systems Ltd., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Hensoldt Inc., ASELSAN SA, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and Lockheed Martin Corporation are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Radar antenna manufacturers
  • Radar transmitter manufacturers
  • Radar receiver manufacturers
  • Radar power amplifier manufacturers
  • Digital signal processor manufacturers
  • UAV radar system manufacturers
  • Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system manufacturers
  • Government, aviation, and defense related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • 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:

  • Component:
    • Antenna
    • Transmitter
    • Receiver
    • Power Amplifier
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Others
  • Technology:
    • Software-defined Radar (SDR)
    • Conventional Radar
    • Quantum Radar
  • Platform
    • Commercial Aircraft
    • Military Aircraft
    • Business Jets
    • Helicopters
    • UAVs
    • Others
  • End Use
    • Commercial
    • Military
  • Region
    • North America
      • US
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  • Companies profiled
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Thales Group
    • Leonardo SpA
    • BAE Systems Plc
    • Elbit Systems Ltd.

Companies profiled

- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Thales Group
- Leonardo SpA
- BAE Systems Plc
- Elbit Systems Ltd.

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