Air Defense Radar Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast by 2031

Air Defense Radar Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Range (Long Range, Medium Range, Short Range); Product Type (Synthetic Aperture and Moving Target Indicator Radar, Surveillance Radar, Airborne Early Warning Radar, Multi-functional Radar, Weather Radar, Others); System Type (Fixed, Portable); Platform (Ground-based, Aircraft-mounted, Naval-based); Application (Ballistic Missile Defense, Identification Friend or Foe, Weather Forecasting, Others); and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00011971
  • Category : Aerospace and Defense
  • No. of Pages : 150
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Air Defense Radar Market size is projected to reach US$ 9.96 billion by 2031 from US$ 6.71 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% in 2023–2031. The development of miniaturized and low-cost radars is likely to remain a key air defense radar market trend.

Air Defense Radar Market Analysis

Jamming and spoofing techniques can degrade the situational awareness provided by air defense radar systems. By interfering with radar signals or providing false information, these techniques can mislead operators and decision-makers, leading to inaccurate assessments of the threat. Reduced situational awareness hampers the ability to effectively respond to airborne threats and can jeopardize overall mission success. Radar system manufacturers and operators continually develop countermeasures to mitigate the impact of jamming and spoofing techniques. These countermeasures may involve advanced signal processing algorithms, adaptive waveform generation, or the integration of complementary sensor systems. However, as countermeasures evolve, adversaries may develop more sophisticated jamming and spoofing techniques, necessitating ongoing investments in research and development. Mitigating the impact of jamming and spoofing techniques often requires the integration of additional technologies and systems into radar architectures. This can increase the cost and complexity of air defense radar systems, making their procurement and maintenance more challenging. Organizations must invest in robust countermeasure capabilities, training, and regular updates to stay ahead of evolving jamming and spoofing techniques.

Air Defense Radar Market Overview

End users of air defense radars can vary depending on the specific application and the organization responsible for defense and security. It can be utilized by military forces such as national armies, air forces, and naval forces and border security agencies. It can also be used in military air traffic control systems. In addition, air defense radars play a crucial role in the air defense systems of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and allied forces. These radars also maintain the defense and security of EU member countries, providing situational awareness and contributing to joint defense operations. Also, a few end users of air defense radars can vary on the basis of geopolitical context and the specific requirements of each country or organization.

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Air Defense Radar Market: Strategic Insights

Air Defense Radar Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 6.71 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 9.96 Billion

Market Dynamics

  • Rise in Number of Contracts for Supply of Air Defense Radar
  • Continuous Rise in Defense Spending
  • Emergence of Network-Centric and Modern Warfare
  • Development of Miniaturized and Low-Cost Radars
  • Rising Adoption of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Rise in Cross-Border Conflicts

Key Players

  • BAE Systems Plc
  • General Dynamics Corp
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
  • Leonardo SpA
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Technologies Corp
  • Thales SA

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

  • Long Range
  • Medium Range
  • Short Range
Product Type
  • Synthetic Aperture and Moving Target Indicator Radar
  • Surveillance Radar
  • Airborne Early Warning Radar
  • Multi-functional Radar
  • Weather Radar
System Type
  • Fixed
  • Portable
  • Ground-based
  • Aircraft-mounted
  • Naval-based
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Air Defense Radar Market Drivers and Opportunities

Emergence of Network-Centric and Modern Warfare

Network-centric warfare relies on the rapid sharing, fusion, and analysis of data gathered from multiple sources. Air defense radar systems generate essential data for fusion and correlation by using inputs from other sensors and intelligence sources. This facilitates the development of a comprehensive and accurate air picture, enabling more precise threat assessments and target engagements. Thus, network-centric warfare and modern warfare concepts emphasize enhanced situational awareness, integrated defense systems, rapid data sharing, improved target engagement, electronic warfare capabilities, and adaptability to evolving threats. Thus, growing adoption of network centric and modern warfare are further driving developments in advanced radar technologies to support effective air defense in modern operational environments.

Rise in Cross-Border Conflicts – An Opportunity in Air Defense Radar Market

The constant tension across countries such as India–Pakistan, China–Taiwan, China–India, Russia–Ukraine, and Israel-Palestine is compelling their respective governments to strengthen the armed forces. Hence, the armed forces of these countries are focusing on the procurement of air defense systems. Cross-border conflicts often involve threats from airborne platforms, including aircraft, UAS, and missiles. Air defense radar systems play a vital role in border surveillance by detecting and tracking these threats, providing early warning and enabling rapid response capabilities, including evacuation measures. Cross-border conflicts might also lead to the destruction of critical infrastructure, such as airports, power plants, and various government-based facilities. The need for enhanced surveillance to safeguard borders and other critical infrastructure drives the demand for advanced radar systems, including air defense radar systems, in conflict zones. In addition, military forces often establish forward operating bases (FOBs) near conflict zones. These FOBs require robust air defense capabilities to protect personnel and equipment. Air defense radar systems are integral to FOBs, providing surveillance, detection, and response capabilities against airborne threats. Thus, the increase in the utilization of air defense radars in conflict areas is expected to create opportunities for the air defense radar market growth in the coming years.

Air Defense Radar Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the air defense radar market analysis are range, product type, system type, platform, and application.

  • Based on range, the air defense radar market is divided into long range, medium range, and short range. The long range segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on product type, the air defense radar market is segmented into synthetic aperture and moving target indicator radar, surveillance radar, airborne early warning radar, multi-functional radar, weather radar, and others. The synthetic aperture and moving target indicator radar segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on system type, the air defense radar market is segmented into fixed and portable. The fixed radar segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on platform, the air defense radar market is segmented into ground-based, aircraft-mounted, and naval-based. The ground-based segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on application, the air defense radar market is segmented into ballistic missile defense, identification friend or foe, weather forecasting, and others. The identification friend or foe segment held a larger market share in 2023.

Air Defense Radar Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the air defense radar market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

In 2023, North America accounted for a major share in the global air defense radar market followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The air defense radar market in North America is majorly driven by key players such as General Dynamics Corporation, Honeywell International Inc, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Raytheon Technologies Corporation. Further, the geopolitical tension in the region is increasing the military expenditure. According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the military expenditure of North America was US$ 809,723.4 million in 2020; it increased to US$ 840,273.3 million in 2021 and reached US$ 912,375.03 million in 2022. Thus, the growing military budget is stimulating the procurement of various defense systems. According to the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA) and Global Fire Power Index (FPI), North America currently holds 466 fleets, including frigates, corvettes, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and submarines. Apart from these, in 2023, the region secured 72 fleets for future procurement. As radar systems play an essential role in target identification, tracking capabilities target identification and tracking capabilities of defense systems, the rising procurement of defense systems is expected to propel the demand for air defense radar systems during the forecast period.

Air Defense Radar Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 6.71 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 9.96 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.1%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Range
  • Long Range
  • Medium Range
  • Short Range
By Product Type
  • Synthetic Aperture and Moving Target Indicator Radar
  • Surveillance Radar
  • Airborne Early Warning Radar
  • Multi-functional Radar
  • Weather Radar
By System Type
  • Fixed
  • Portable
By Platform
  • Ground-based
  • Aircraft-mounted
  • Naval-based
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • BAE Systems Plc
  • General Dynamics Corp
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
  • Leonardo SpA
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Technologies Corp
  • Thales SA
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    Air Defense Radar Market News and Recent Developments

    The air defense radar market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for innovations, business expansion, and strategies:

    • In 2023, Honeywell announced that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has selected Honeywell’s IntuVue RDR-7000 weather radar system as an upgrade to existing systems on its Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk and Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin multimission helicopters. The RDR-7000 upgrade builds on the strong legacy of performance and situational awareness provided by the currently installed Honeywell P701 weather radar system. (Source: Honeywell International Inc, Press Release)
    • In 2023, Royal Norwegian Air Force selected the Lockheed Martin TPY-4 next-generation ground-based air surveillance radar to enhance the country’s long-range surveillance capability. Norway’s TPY-4 radars will be integrated into Lockheed Martin’s active production line, making this a low-risk option for the Norwegian Defence Material Agency. (Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Newsletter)

    Air Defense Radar Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

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    Air Defense Radar Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope

    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Air Defense Radar Market trends
    • Detailed Porter’s Five Forces
    • Air Defense Radar Market analysis covering key market trends, Global and regional framework, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Air Defense Radar Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Range, Product Type, System Type, Platform, Application, and Geography

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

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