The military radars market is projected to grow from USD 14.0 billion in 2020 to USD 17.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.4 percent during the forecast period. Increasing threats from high-speed missiles and aircraft have led to an increase in demand for surveillance and fire control radars.
Rise in the defense spending of emerging economies, growing regional tensions, and an increasing number of inter-country conflicts are major factors driving the military radars market. The increasing deployment of ballistic and stealth missiles in active war zones has also led to a significant increase in the demand for military radars across the globe. Other applications of military radars include airborne fire control, surveillance activities, ground mapping and coastal surveillance. The use of military radars in all these applications is fueling the growth of the military radars market, globally.
Based on the application, the air and missile defense segment is expected to lead the military radars market share during the forecast period
Ongoing modernization programs in airspace monitoring in Asia Pacific region, activities such as sea-based military operations, drug trafficking, illegal migrations, demand for early warning threat detection systems, continuous demand for mine detection systems and equipment by U.S. military to tackle conflicts in the Middle East and Asia Pacific will drive the market for air and missile defense radars, globally.
Under Platform segment, Naval subsegment is estimated to be the largest and fastest-growing market
The naval platform is estimated to be the largest and fastest-growing segment in the military radars market. The growth of this segment can be attributed to Increased efficiency and higher accuracy of ship-based naval radar systems drive this segment. The demand for effective weapon guidance systems for naval ships is boosting the growth of ship-based naval radars. Increasing investments by the Asian countries for the development of ship-based radar systems is further propelling the industry growth. More than half of the global shipbuilding activities are conducted in countries such as China, Japan and South Korea will drive the market for naval radars.
Based on the product type, the surveillance and early airborne warning radar segment is expected to lead the military radars market share during the forecast period
The surveillance and early airborne warning radar segment is estimated to have the largest market share by value. Ongoing military modernization, replacement of obsolete radars and introduction of digital signal processing and solid-state modules are additional factors expected to drive the surveillance and early airborne warning radars market during the forecast period. The demand for technologically advanced early airborne warning radar systems is increasing as various major manufacturers from developed countries are developing carefully-shaped fighters which leads to a significant reduction in its detection range.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation (U.S.), Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.), Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel), Thales Group (France) and Leonardo S.P.A. (Italy) are some of the leading players operating in the military radars market.