Tactical Communication Market Report 2031 by Segments, Geography, Dynamics, Recent Developments, and Strategic Insights

Tactical Communication Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Platform (Airborne, Shipborne, Land, and Underwater), Type [Soldier Radio, Manpack Radio, VIC (Vehicular Intercommunication Radio), HCDR (High Capacity Data Radio), and Others], Technology [Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Next-Generation Network (NGN)], Application (ISR, Combat, and Command & Control), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00014489
  • Category : Aerospace and Defense
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The tactical communication market size is projected to reach US$ 34.36 billion by 2031 from US$ 19.11 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.6% during 2023–2031. The rising adoption of satellite communication (SATCOM) technology to provide advanced communication capabilities is likely to remain a key trend in the market.

Tactical Communication Market Analysis

Tactical communication is one of the highly demanded products across the aerospace and defense industry. This is mainly due to their applications such as ISR, combat, and command and control. Thus, the aerospace and defense sectors rely heavily on well-established key market players. The higher dependence of the major military entities on well-established players results in a higher percentage of contracts getting awarded to key market players operating in the market. Due to this, the entry of small or regional market players gets restricted. Moreover, this factor has been analyzed to understand the threat to the new entrants that remains low at present however, it is expected to be moderate as new entrants try to win the goodwill of their customers in the coming years.

Tactical Communication Market Overview

The major stakeholders in the global tactical communication market ecosystem include component manufacturers, tactical communication manufacturers, and end users. Tactical communication component suppliers provide products such as batteries, antennas, amplifiers, booster kits, etc. The timely supply of all these components is crucial for efficient operation across tactical communication manufacturing plants. Thus, any operational impact on these component providers directly impacts the tactical communication market. The tactical communication manufacturers offer the final integrated product to the end users. The major players operating in the market include BAE Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., Iridium Communications Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, L3Harris Technologies, Elbit Systems, and many more. These organizations over the years have increased their investment in the development of new and advanced tactical communication as per the growing customer needs with the help of government regulatory bodies. The government regulatory body helps the tactical communication manufacturer by providing Rolta, MIL-STD-188-100 series, MIL-STD-188-200 series, and MIL-STD-188-300 series. For soldiers distributed across wide regions in a Tactical Battlefield Area, Rolta delivers secure triple-play services for voice, data, and video communication (TBA). According to the Department of Defense (DoD) these series contain technical standards and design objectives which are common to both the long haul and tactical communications systems.

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Tactical Communication Market: Strategic Insights

Tactical Communication Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    7.6%
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 19.11 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 34.36 Billion

Market Dynamics

GROWTH DRIVERS
  • The rise in global military expenditure
  • Growing concerns related to security of military communications
  • The rising modernisation and replacement of aging communication equipment
FUTURE TRENDS
  • The rising adoption of satellite communication (SATCOM) technology to provide advanced communication capabilities
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Increasing Modernization of Reconnaissance Equipment in Defense Forces

Key Players

  • BAE Systems PLC
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Iridium Communications
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Company
  • Thales Group
  • Ultra Electronics
  • Viasat, Inc.
  • Airbus S.A.S
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

Regional Overview

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

Market Segmentation

Platform
  • Airborne
  • Shipborne
  • Land
  • Underwater
Type [Soldier Radio, Manpack Radio, VIC
  • Vehicular Intercommunication Radio
  • HCDR
Technology [Time-Division Multiplexing
  • TDM and Next-Generation Network
Application
  • ISR
  • Combat
  • Command & Control
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Tactical Communication Market Drivers and Opportunities

Rising Modernisation and Replacement of Aging Communication Equipment

The army futures command is focusing on network modernization as one of its main goals. The new capabilities are designed to boost the service's capacity and resiliency to compete in high-end battles against near-peer opponents. The Army is pursuing a series of two-year capability sets to fulfill its network goals. According to the service, each set includes many design goals, including a unified network, a shared operational environment, joint interoperability/coalition accessibility, and command post mobility/survivability. Defense communication encompasses all areas of armed forces' information and data transfer for well-organized operations, military surveillance, command, and control. Furthermore, communication relies on a complex and large network of physical components and software to transfer information to individuals across geographic boundaries. For secure data transfer and network infrastructure, evolving communication technologies such as SATCOM, which is high-frequency communication, and ultra-high frequency communication are replacing traditional tactical communication systems.

Increasing Modernization of Reconnaissance Equipment in Defense Forces

In the military business, rapid technological advancements are breeding disruptive technologies. For instance, the Manpack and Leader Radio tactical data radios have been given Full-Rate Production (FRP) contracts by the US Army. The FRP award comes after two years of operational trial with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, according to the Program Executive Office (PEO) C3T, which is in charge of the procurement process. In January 2021, an initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) at Fort Bragg helped affirm a choice to move through with the FRP decision.

Tactical Communication Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the tactical communication market analysis are platform, type, technology, and application.

  • Based on platform, the tactical communication market is segmented into airborne, shipborne, land, and underwater. The land segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on type, the tactical communication market is segmented into [soldier radio, manpack radio, VIC (vehicular intercommunication radio), HCDR (high capacity data radio), and others. The soldier radio segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on technology, the tactical communication market is segmented into time-division multiplexing (TDM) and next-generation network (NGN). The TDM segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on application, the tactical communication market is segmented into ISR, combat, and command & control. The combat segment held a larger market share in 2023.

Tactical Communication Market Share Analysis by Geography

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

North America has dominated the market in 2023 followed by Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Further, Asia Pacific is likely to witness highest CAGR in the coming years. The US dominated the North American tactical communication market in 2023. The US has the largest defense budget in the world and a large amount of budget is contributed towards the adoption and procurement of upgraded technologies, safety, security, and many more that are further augmenting the demand for tactical communication in the country. According to SIPRI, the country's military spending reached from US$ 801 billion in 2021 to US$ 916 billion in 2023. Moreover, bBetween 2012 and 2021, US funding for military research and development (R&D) increased by 24%, while funding for arms purchases decreased by 6.4%. In 2021 spending on both decreased. However, the increase in military expenditure is driving the procurement of tactical communication systems among the country’s armed forces.

Tactical Communication Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 19.11 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 34.36 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 7.6%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Platform
  • Airborne
  • Shipborne
  • Land
  • Underwater
By Type [Soldier Radio, Manpack Radio, VIC
  • Vehicular Intercommunication Radio
  • HCDR
By Technology [Time-Division Multiplexing
  • TDM and Next-Generation Network
By Application
  • ISR
  • Combat
  • Command & Control
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • 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 Corporation
  • Iridium Communications
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Company
  • Thales Group
  • Ultra Electronics
  • Viasat, Inc.
  • Airbus S.A.S
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
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    Tactical Communication Market News and Recent Developments

    The tactical communication market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. A few of the developments in the tactical communication market are listed below:

    • The U.S. Army awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) full-rate Manpack and Leader radio production orders under the Handheld, Manpack & Small Form Fit (HMS) program. These orders, totaling more than US$ 247 million, deliver critical cryptographic modernized communications with resilient waveforms to help ensure the Army’s Integrated Tactical Network can survive in the modern battlespace. (Source: L3Harris Technologies Inc, Press Release, Oct 2023)
    • CODAN and Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) are proud to announce the unveiling of the new Sentry Mesh 6161-L radio, completing the Sentry Series product family and enhancing CODAN and DTC’s product offering following on its commitment of innovation and providing full communications solutions. The Sentry Series product family includes HF, VHF, MANET, and interoperability solutions. (Source: Domo Tactical Communications, Press Release, Feb 2023)

    Tactical Communication Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Tactical Communication Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Tactical communication market market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Tactical communication market market trends as well as market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Detailed porter’s five forces analysis
    • Tactical communication market market analysis covering key market trends, global and regional framework, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments for the tactical communication market
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

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

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Platform, Type, Technology, and Application

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

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

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Which region dominated the tactical communication market in 2023?

    North America region dominated the tactical communication market in 2023.

    What are the driving factors impacting the tactical communication market?

    The rise in global military expenditure, growing concerns related to security of military communications, and the rising modernisation and replacement of aging communication equipment are some of the factors driving the growth for tactical communication market.

    What are the future trends of the tactical communication market?

    The rising adoption of satellite communication (SATCOM) technology to provide advanced communication capabilities is one of the major trends of the market.

    Which are the leading players operating in the tactical communication market?

    Thales Group, Ultra Electronics, Viasat Inc, Airbus SAS, Rohde & Schwarz, ASELSAN AS, L3Harris Technologies Inc, Codan Communications, Elbit Systems Ltd, and Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) are some of the key players profiled under the report.

    What would be the estimated value of the tactical communication market by 2031?

    The estimated value of the tactical communication market by 2031 would be around US$ 34.36 billion.

    What is the expected CAGR of the tactical communication market?

    The tactical communication market is likely to register of 7.6% during 2023-2031.

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