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    Military Sensors Market Growth Analysis

    Military Sensors Market Growth Analysis
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    Market Highlights

    The Military Sensors Market was estimated at US$ 9.1 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during 2022-2028 to reach US$ ~12.9 billion in 2028.

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    Military sensors' long-term market drivers are still robust, and prior to the pandemic, the market had begun to show indications of recovery from the significant market price reset. With the COVID-19 epidemic ravaging the globe, many sectors are struggling to survive. Different governments and sensor-related firms are responding differently to the new circumstance. Certain product releases are proceeding while others are not; some testing is being postponed while others are continuing; some businesses are still open while others have closed.

    Because militaries throughout the world are buying more defensive systems, the market for military sensors is expanding significantly. A weapon, an aircraft, or an electronic device's military sensors are a subsystem that detects changes in its surroundings or scans them to acquire data. The data is subsequently sent to another electronic system, often a computer processor, for processing and data analysis. In a wide range of systems for navigation, weapon control, active guiding, target tracking, and environmental awareness, military sensors are utilized in missiles, battles, airplanes, and radars. Fog, smoke, and dust can also be detected using sensors like electro-optical ones.

    The drivers driving the worldwide military sensors market include the growth in military modernization initiatives, the rise in demand for armored vehicles, and the rise in the usage of unmanned vehicles like UAVs. The market expansion might be hampered by regulations governing the development and transfer of weapons systems or related technologies. In contrast, the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), micro-electrochemical systems (miniature mechanical & electronics integrated devices), and artificial intelligence (AI) provide new routes in the sector.

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

    • Defense organizations are concentrating on unmanned vehicles to save operating costs and improve operability in challenging environments. Lockheed Martin has received a 12,300,000 USD contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create an autonomous underwater vehicle with extended range, long endurance, and payload capability (UUV). Additionally, unmanned vehicles (UVs) or drones use cutting-edge sensors including light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors, capacitive fuel level sensors, and ultrasonic fuel flow sensors. As a result, the global market for military sensors will be driven by the development of cutting-edge sensors for unmanned vehicles and the rising demand for drones.

    Covid-19 Impact

    Due to labor scarcity, the government's lockdown campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19 has had an effect on the manufacturers of military sensors. Due to COVID-19's disruption of the supply chain, sensor producers are experiencing a shortage of components required for the development and production of military sensors. Due to travel limitations enforced by the government to manage the COVID-19 epidemic, defence contractors who depend on an international workforce are currently experiencing operational problems. Defense organizations are required to postpone ongoing initiatives as well as R&D in order to abide by the shutdown order issued by authorities.

    North American supply chains and logistics have been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Approximately 80% of manufacturers anticipate that the pandemic would have a negative financial impact on their companies, according to a poll released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in March 2020. Some significant businesses in the area have shut down their offices and are considering firing their staff. The US manufacturing industry, which employs around 13 million people, is also anticipated to be negatively impacted by the pandemic for two main reasons: first, many industrial jobs are onsite, which limits the possibility of working remotely. Second, as the economy has slowed, there has been a decline in demand for industrial goods both domestically and internationally.

    Segments Analysis

    By Application Type

    During the forecast period, it is anticipated that the electronic warfare segment of the military sensors market will be driven by significant technological advancements and the integration of sensors and electronics in military equipment, which are leading to a shift toward multi-layered defense systems. In addition to these elements, the growing usage of UAV systems and the demand for communication jamming and ground surveillance present potential for the electronic warfare sector. To start low-rate initial manufacturing of an electronic warfare system for F-15s that would shield pilots from cutting-edge threats arriving over the electromagnetic spectrum, BAE Systems won a USD 58 million contract in March 2021. The range of work covered by the contract includes multispectral sensors, countermeasures, signal processing, microelectronics, algorithms for self-defense, situational awareness, and geolocation.

    By Platform Type

    The defense industry's expanding use of airborne sensors is fueling the market for military sensors' airborne segment expansion. The widespread use of UAVs is one of the factors driving the military sensors market for air-based systems. UAVs are being purchased by nations all around the world to boost surveillance. Various nations are also expanding their fleets of fighter aircraft or modernizing their current fighter fleets with cutting-edge sensor technology, which will significantly contribute to the market growth for airborne military sensors. The need for airborne military sensors will be driven by the quick development of geopolitical dynamics throughout the world, along with rising terrorist threats, procurement plans of growing countries, modernizations, and political instability in a few locations.

    Regional Analysis

    North America has had rapid expansion in the market for military sensors over the past ten years, and it is anticipated that it will maintain its leadership position during the forecast period. Some of the factors anticipated to propel the growth of the military sensors market in this region include significant expenditures in R&D activities for the development of new military power solutions by major companies and the rising need for lightweight and energy-efficient sensors. Due to easy access to numerous cutting-edge technologies and significant investments being made by manufacturers in the US for the development of better health monitoring and warfare sensors, the US is anticipated to lead the growth of the North American military sensors market during the forecast period. In the area, there have been a number of breakthroughs in the field of military sensors.

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    Key Players

    There is stiff competition in the military sensors market. The growth of the companies is directly dependent on industry conditions and government support. These companies differentiate their military sensors 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:

    • Honeywell International was given a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification contract to integrate the Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS) with a variety of sensors and sensing modalities.
    • Inertial Navigation Kits, which employ motion and rotation sensors to continually determine through dead reckoning the location, the orientation, and the velocity of a moving object without the need for external references, were purchased by the US Army from Honeywell International for USD 7.7 million.
    • For DARPA's Blackjack satellite constellation, Raytheon created the autonomous mission management sensor system known as the Pit Boss. In order to offer constant worldwide coverage for several applications, such as missile warning, it will network sensors.

    The overall competitive landscape has been affected due to these mergers and acquisitions. The following are the major players in the military sensors market:

    • TE Connectivity Ltd
    • Raytheon Company
    • Thales Group
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • General Electric Company
    • BAE Systems plc
    • Ultra Electronics
    • Aerosonic LLC (Transdigm Group)
    • Viooa Imaging Technology Inc.
    • Imperx Inc.
    • Microflown Avisa BV
    • Vectornav Technologies LLC

    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 10 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

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    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The military sensors market valued at US$ 9.1 billion in 2021.

    The military sensors market is to reach at US$ ~12.9 billion in 2028.

    The military sensors market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period.

    North America has had rapid expansion in the market for military sensors over the past ten years, and it is anticipated that it will maintain its leadership position during the forecast period.

    The major players in the military sensors market are TE Connectivity Ltd, Raytheon Company, Thales Group, KONGSBERG GRUPPEN ASA, Honeywell International Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Electric Company, BAE Systems plc, Ultra Electronics, Aerosonic LLC (Transdigm Group), Viooa Imaging Technology Inc., Imperx Inc., Microflown Avisa BV, Vectornav Technologies LLC.

    The military sensors market is studied from 2016 - 2028.


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