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    Network Centric Warfare Market Analysis | 2022-2028

    Network Centric Warfare Market Analysis | 2022-2028
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    Market Insights

    The Network Centric Warfare Market was estimated at US$ 51.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2022-2028 to reach US$ 63.7 billion in 2028.

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    What is network-centric warfare?

    Network-centric warfare, which focuses on strategic spectrum domination, is readily incorporated into contemporary conflict. Additionally, it encompasses fifth-generation warfare, which is waged in cyberspace and is crucial for maintaining national security since it often aims to stop cyberattacks and data breaches. Aeronautical, defense, and security groups employ cutting-edge technology in several locations worldwide to identify real and impending hazards. A military operation known as network-centric warfare uses electromagnetic energy to monitor, manipulate, reduce, or prohibit hostile electromagnetic spectrum usage, detect an approaching missile's radar, and collect radio transmissions from an adversary.

    Market Dynamics

    The market for network-centric warfare is expanding to support various operations, including border defense, area control, target selection, and battle damage assessment. Additionally, the worldwide expansion of the network-centric warfare industry is made possible by the increasing usage of visible and infrared defense technologies. Finding the regions under constant control has also increased anxiety about international wars and cross-border terrorism. However, some obstacles hinder market development, such as the most recent network-centric warfare technologies not being equipped to handle diverse threats. Therefore, the program won't be effective during periods of severe turmoil. Additionally, the program's high introduction costs are now a market limitation.

    The network-centered market is anticipated to be driven by the rising need for strategic wartime operations for important decision-making over the forecast period. The development of complex computational algorithms created new possibilities for network-centric warfare. Additionally, network-centric warfare technologies make it simple to follow stealth aircraft and naval battleships that are difficult to notice. On certified mobile radio (PMR) systems, LTE technology has made it possible to analyze and transmit complex video and speech data in real time. Additionally, it is projected that market growth will be fueled by the rising popularity of compact network-centric systems that can be integrated into platforms like patrol boats and uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).

    By introducing network-centric warfare on the ground, air, sea, cyberspace, and space, the market for network-centric warfare is growing. In network-centric warfare, cutting-edge electromagnetic gear is anticipated to become more crucial and reasonably priced in future years. The e-warfare industry is seeing new growth potential due to military diversification.

    Network Centric Warfare Market Report Overview

    Market Size in 2028

    US$ 63.7 billion

    Market Size in 2021

    US$ 51.3 billion

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    4.5% CAGR

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    Trend Period


    Forecast Period



    Several investments/guidelines in the industry have been directed in recent years, which would boost the overall market. Some of them are:

    • The IDC Artificial Intelligence Investment Report estimates that in 2020, global spending on AI systems will increase from its current US$ 37.5 billion level to US$ 97.9 billion. This will help the network-centric market that uses these technologies grow. Even as the COVID-19 situation causes issues across industries and reduces high technology investment, tech companies are increasing their focus on high-demand technologies and developing innovative methods to serve their customers.
    • Real-time information is also needed to protect national boundaries. In light of this, the development of network-centric warfare aids in offsetting the requirement for intelligence, surveillance, and recognition (ISR) capabilities even in pandemic circumstances. Artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) solutions are anticipated to make a substantial contribution to combating the COVID-19 pandemic and other ever-changing concerns. Such devices might also be remotely operated and used to detect upcoming threats to respond to them automatically.

    Segments Analysis

    By Communication Network Type

    Wired and wireless networks are the two types of communication networks. Due to its platform independence and cost-effectiveness, the wireless market is predicted to expand more quickly. Hardware and software are both included in the architecture sector. The software market is anticipated to grow more quickly due to the increasing need for middleware software in NCW systems.

    By Platform Type

    Land-based, naval-based, aerial, and unmanned platforms comprise the platform category. Due to the widespread use of land-based network-centric warfare solutions in emerging nations like China and India, the land-based category is anticipated to expand at the highest rate.

    By Mission Type

    The mission type segment is segmented into tactical and strategic operations. The increasing need for strategic operations in wartime for critical decision-making is expected to drive the network-centric market during the assessment period.

    By Application Type

    The ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) subsegment is anticipated to rule the network-centric combat market in the application segment covered by this study. This expansion might be linked to the surge in defense network-centric solutions in developing nations like China and India, where demand is rising due to border monitoring and regional conflicts.

    Regional Analysis

    In terms of regions, North America is likely to maintain its supremacy in the network centric warfare market throughout the forecast period.  Rapid modernization and technological advancements in various sectors have resulted in a high rate of Network Centric Warfare.

    Concurrently, the network centric warfare market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The major economies in this region are emphasizing modernizing their existing military systems, which is driving the growth of the Asia Pacific Network Centric Warfare market. Additionally, the information age's increased need for technologically superior defense equipment and the rise of networked UAVs utilized by emerging nations for border surveillance are two factors propelling the expansion of this market. On the other hand, recent adjustments in the military budgets of emerging countries for cutting-edge marine, land, and air defense systems are anticipated to benefit the regional market.

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    Key Players

    There is stiff competition in the Network Centric Warfare market. The growth of the companies is directly dependent on industry conditions and government support. These companies differentiate their Network Centric Warfare based on their quality and penetration in the target and emerging markets. Also, some major mergers and acquisitions in the industry recently have significantly influenced the competitive dynamics. For example:

    • Lockheed Martin has awarded BAE Systems, a global leader in network-centric warfare, to upgrade the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter jets' offensive and defensive electronic warfare (EW) capabilities in 2020. The AN/ASQ-239 Network-centric Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) program will be updated to address new threats and maintain the combatants from the United States and its allies' ability to conduct operations in contested airspace in a safe way.
    • Additionally, Saab completed the first flight tests with its brand-new, highly sophisticated Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) on November 4, 2020. Additionally, in October 2020, BAE Systems was awarded a US Navy contract worth USD 36.7 million to develop and test a new dual-band Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) to shield pilots and aircraft from advanced threats.

    The following are the major players in the network centric warfare market:

    • Airbus Group N.V.
    • Harris Corporation
    • Cisco Systems Inc.
    • Bae Systems PLC.
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Thales Group
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • The Raytheon Company
    • Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    • General Dynamics Corporation
    • Elbit Systems Ltd
    • L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.

    The overall competitive landscape has been affected due to these mergers and acquisitions.

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Network Centric Warfare Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
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    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The network centric warfare market is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.5% over the next five years.

    The network centric warfare market is likely to reach US$ 63.7 billion in 2028.

    The market has been segmented into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South East and Africa, and South America.

    North America is likely to maintain its supremacy in the network centric warfare market throughout the forecast period.

    The network centric warfare market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

    The major players in the market are Airbus Group N.V., Harris Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc., Bae Systems PLC., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thales Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Raytheon Company, Rockwell Collins, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, Elbit Systems Ltd, and L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.

    The market is studied from 2016-2028.


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