Tactical Data Link Market by Component (Hardware and Software), Platform (Land, Naval, and Airborne), Application (Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare, Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2019–2030)

Code: BMIRE00026539 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Aerospace and Defense | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market is expected to cross US$ 7.5 billion mark in 2022 and is projected to hit US$ 9.8 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period 2022-2030.

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Tactical data link market has been significantly growing due to the rise in adoption of tactical data link systems by regional air forces

The tactical data link systems are experiencing a rise in adoption across land, naval, and airborne platforms to increase communication efficiency. The airborne platform is significantly adopting tactical data link solutions for various applications such as air traffic management, enhance navigation, and aircraft performance tracking. Additionally, aircraft modernization programs undertaken across both developed and developing countries are further expected to contribute to the growth of the tactical data link market over the years.

The hardware segment accounted for a significant share in the global tactical data link market. This growth is attributed by the rising adoption of advanced tactical data link solutions among defense forces for efficient communication and real-time data transfer among the various forces and authorities.  For instance, L3Harris Technologies in May 2022 received an IDIQ contract worth US$ 552 million from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to supply Falcon IV AN/PRC-167 radio systems.

Within the report, the tactical data link market is segmented into component, platform, frequency, and geography. By component, the market is further segmented into hardware and software. Based on platform, the tactical data link market is segmented into land, naval, and airborne. By application, the market is categorized into command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare, others. Geographically, the tactical data link market is sub segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and rest of the world

Product development initiatives undertaken by the major tactical data link market players is boosting the growth of the market

Tactical data link systems and software are standardized data links for the transfer and exchange of important information among defense forces. It is one of the most secured communication network adopted for all military missions across the globe. For instance, the BANSHEE system offered by L3Harris Technologies, Inc. offers enhanced coordination in UAVs for efficient operations in spectrally-congested environment.

North America accounted for a significant share in the global tactical data link market.

The increasing military expenditure in North American countries like US to adopt advanced technological solutions for efficient communication and smooth mission operations across land, naval, and airborne platforms are attributing to the high share of North America in the tactical data link market. For instance, in June 2020, Data Link Solutions received a contract from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) worth US$ 33.6 million for the supply of Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS).

Recent strategic developments in tactical data link market

The tactical data link market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • The US Navy in August 2022 awarded Bae Systems a contract worth US$ 42.6 million for the supply of 7 Network Tactical Common Data Link (NTCDL) systems. These systems are procured for transmitting and receiving real-time data, surveillance, and reconnaissance data from multiple sources for command and control purpose.
  • The US Navy in March 2022 awarded  Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract worth US$ 65 million for the supply of Link-16 tactical datalink.

The tactical data link market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. TERMA; Thales Group; IBM Corp; Collins Aerospace; BAE Systems.; Leonardo DRS; Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions; L3Harris Technologies, Inc.; CS GROUP; and Northrop Grumman Corporation are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Raw material providers
  • Tactical data link system Manufacturers
  • Tactical data link software Providers
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented based on:

  • Component:
    • Hardware
    • Software
  • Platform:
    • Land
    • Naval
    • Airborne
  • Application
    • Command and Control
    • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
    • Electronic Warfare
    • Others
  • Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Rest of the World
  • Companies profiled
    • TERMA
    • Thales Group
    • IBM Corp
    • Collins Aerospace
    • BAE Systems

Companies profiled

    • TERMA
    • Thales Group
    • IBM Corp
    • Collins Aerospace
    • BAE Systems
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