Unattended Ground Sensor Market Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, and Forecast by 2031

Coverage: Unattended Ground Sensor Market covers analysis By Type (Magnetic, Seismic, Infrared, Acoustic), Deployment (Hand-Emplaced and Air-Delivered), End-user (Industrial & Commercial Facilities, Utilities, Military, and Public Security);  and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPEL00002276
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The unattended ground sensor market size is expected to grow from US$ 442.15 million in 2023 to US$ 661.69 million by 2031; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2023 to 2031. Technological developments are likely to remain key unattended ground sensor market trends.

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Analysis

The unattended ground sensor market report emphasizes the key factors driving the market and prominent players' developments. The market has witnessed significant growth in recent years, driven by increasing government spending and technological advancements. The rising popularity of unattended ground sensors in a wide range of applications for creating accurate and precise data is among the factors contributing to the growing market size. Countries across the globe are implementing favorable regulations related to the adoption of unattended ground sensors, facilitating the expansion of the unattended ground sensor market share.

The growing deployment of unattended ground sensors for improving communication in critical military applications is expected to bring new unattended ground sensor market trends in the coming years. Additionally, advances in sensor technology encourage manufacturers to develop advanced unattended ground sensors, and the growing use of IoT-integrated unattended ground sensors in multiple applications is facilitating the expansion of the unattended ground sensor market share.

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Overview

Unattended ground sensors (UGS) are devices that automatically collect sensor data on a remote target. These sensors are small in size and specifically designed for detecting and identifying activities on the ground, such as movement of enemy soldiers or vehicles. The sensors are usually placed in harsh or isolated locations where human presence may not be feasible or safe. Unattended ground sensors are highly used for monitoring and detection purposes in various applications such as critical infrastructure protection, border security, military operations, and environmental monitoring.

Unattended ground sensors can continuously conduct computationally extensive calculations, which is driving the market. Significant benefits offered by unattended ground sensors, such as cost-effectiveness, wireless monitoring, scalability, durability, and classification of movements on the ground, are fueling the unattended ground sensor market growth during the forecast period.

Strategic Insights

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Drivers and Opportunities

Rising Terrorism and Increasing Defense Expenditure Across the Globe to Favor Market Growth

The rising number of terrorist attacks and insurgencies across the globe is driving the market during the forecast period. Unattended ground sensors are used to detect and monitor movements on the ground. These sensors support the defense sector to protect soldiers and provide surveillance in critical areas. A growing number of terrorist attacks across the globe is fueling the market. For instance, according to The Wilson Center report of June 2023, the US faced multiple terrorist attacks from numerous foreign terrorist organizations, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and al Qaeda, in the year 2022.

Moreover, the expansion of terrorist networks increases the adoption of unattended group sensors for detecting the movement of terrorists on the ground, boosting the unattended ground sensor market growth during the forecast period. For instance, ISIS expanded its global network and operation in the Middle East and Africa regions. This also encourages the military and defense sector to increase their expenditure and spending towards the adoption of unattended group sensors for increasing border security, which is driving the market. For instance, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report of April 2023, military expenditures increased by 3.7%, reaching US$ 2240 billion in 2022. The US, China, and Russia are among the top three largest nations, accounting for 56% of the world’s total spending. These countries are highly invested in the development of the military and defense sector to maintain the nation's security, which is fueling the unattended ground sensor market.

Rise in Military Modernization Programmes- An Opportunity in the Unattended Ground Sensor Market

Military modernization refers to the usage of platforms, technologies, and weapon systems to upgrade and augment defense capabilities to keep the readiness of armed forces to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges. It is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational necessities, and technological changes. In such a scenario, various countries are launching military modernization programs for the Polish armed forces. For instance, in December 2023, a consortium was formed by Bertin Exensor AB and local partner Siltec SP. z.o.o. signed a contract with the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland for the supply of additional Flexnet UGS (Unattended Ground Sensor) systems to the Polish armed forces. The new contract signed in Poland calls for deliveries between 2024-2027 and is valued at approximately 40 MEUR.

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the unattended ground sensor market analysis are the type, deployment, and end users.

  • Based on the type, the unattended ground sensor market is segmented into magnetic, seismic, infrared, and acoustic.
  • Based on deployment, the unattended ground sensor market is segmented into hand-emplaced and air-delivered
  • Based on end users, the unattended ground sensor market is segmented into industrial & commercial facilities, utilities, military, and public security.

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Share Analysis by Geography

  • The unattended ground sensor market is segmented into five major regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South & Central America. Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2023, owing to the increasing investment in the aerospace and defense sector. Countries like China, India, Australia, and South Korea, among others, are significantly investing to expand the aerospace and defense sector, which is driving the market. For instance, according to The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, the Australian government invested US$ 2.24 billion between 2013 and 2023 to adopt advanced strategies. The government’s defense spending reached US$ 34.99 billion in 2023-24, up from US$ 32.35 billion in 2022-23. Furthermore, according to the same source, the government of Australia has also planned a budget to invest US$ 59.41 billion for capability acquisition programs from 2022-2023 to 2026-27. Increasing government investment in the defense sector is creating opportunities in the market. The unattended ground sensor is used for identifying and detecting ground activities of enemy soldiers or vehicles, which increases its demand in the defense and military sector and is driving the market.

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Report Scope

Unattended Ground Sensor Market News and Recent Developments

The unattended ground sensor 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 unattended ground sensor market:

  • In May 2023, Elbit Systems Ltd announced the delivery of an unattended ground sensor to Middle Eastern customers. Customers from the Middle East region are using the unattended ground sensor to protect critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.

(Source: Elbit Systems Ltd, Press Release)

  • In April 2023, Thales SA launched a new innovative AI-based unattended ground sensor system for supporting users in tracking and locating targets. The system uses artificial intelligence technology to work better in challenging environments, such as metropolitan settings.

(Source: Thales SA, Press Release)

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

The "Unattended Ground Sensor Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)" provides a detailed analysis of the market covering the areas mentioned below:

  • Unattended ground sensor market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Unattended ground sensor market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
  • Unattended ground sensor market trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter's Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
  • Unattended ground sensor market industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
REGIONAL FRAMEWORK

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Report Analysis

Unattended Ground Sensor Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    5.2%
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 442.15 Million
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 661.69 Million

Report Coverage

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis & recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments

Key Players

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Textron
  • The Raytheon Company
  • Applied Research Associates, Inc.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • L3 Harris Corporation
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Thales Group
  • Saab AB

Regional Overview

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

Market Segmentation

By Type
  • Magnetic
  • Seismic
  • Infrared
  • Acoustic
By Deployment
  • Hand-Emplaced and Air-Delivered
By End-user
  • Industrial & Commercial Facilities
  • Utilities
  • Military
  • Public Security
  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
MARKET PLAYERS

Unattended Ground Sensor Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 442.15 Million
Market Size by 2031 US$ 661.69 Million
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.2%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Type
  • Magnetic
  • Seismic
  • Infrared
  • Acoustic
By Deployment
  • Hand-Emplaced and Air-Delivered
By End-user
  • Industrial & Commercial Facilities
  • Utilities
  • Military
  • Public Security
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
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Textron
  • The Raytheon Company
  • Applied Research Associates, Inc.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • L3 Harris Corporation
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Thales Group
  • Saab AB
    • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

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

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Type, Deployment, End-user

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

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

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

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    to country scope.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is the estimated market size for the global unattended ground sensor market in 2023?

    The global unattended ground sensor market was estimated to be US$ 442.15 million in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during 2023 - 2031.

    What are the driving factors impacting the global unattended ground sensor market?

    The major factors driving the unattended ground sensor market are rising terrorism, increasing defense expenditure, and increasing demand for border trespassing detection systems.

    What are the future trends of the global unattended ground sensor market?

    Technological advancement is anticipated to play a significant role in the global unattended ground sensor market in the coming years.

    Which are the key players holding the major market share of the unattended ground sensor market?

    The key players holding majority shares in the global unattended ground sensor market are Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, L3 Harris Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A, and Thales Group.

    Which region is expected to hold the highest market share in the unattended ground sensor market?

    Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in the unattended ground sensor market.

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