Fiber Optic Cables Market for Military and Aerospace Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Fiber Optic Cables Market for Military and Aerospace Market Research Report: Information By Type (Single-Mode and Multi-Mode), Application (Avionics, Cabin Interiors, Communication Systems, Electronic Warfare, Flight Management Systems, In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) Systems, Radar Systems and Others), End-Use (Commercial, Military and Space) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/8852-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 168 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2020–2026 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Scenario


Global Fiber Optic Cables Market for military and aerospace market is projected to register a CAGR of 1.91% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2026. Fiber optic cable is made from strands of glass fibers that are capable of transmitting data modulated in the form of light waves with a diameter (single thread) slightly bigger than that of hair. It is a technology that uses glasses to transfer data at high speed, without any data loss, offers immunity to electromagnetic interference, can be used in long-distance applications, and has a high bandwidth. However, these glass fibers are prone to damage. The aerospace and military industries are adopting fiber optics rather than metal ones, as fiber optic cables can be used in harsh environments. In aircraft, the metal wires need to be placed carefully due to vulnerability to lightning, which is not the case with optic fiber cables.


Market Synopsis


Global Market for Fiber Optic Cables for the military and aerospace market is expected to register significant growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as the increasing number of aircraft deliveries and increasing demand for throughput and reliability. Furthermore, the growing focus of authorities on replacing existing cables for better military and aerospace applications is also expected to drive the growth of the market. Additionally, enhanced products offered by companies such as Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is also expected to drive the growth of the market. For instance, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies’ LITEflight fiber optic cable is specifically designed to provide maximum performance and durability in the demanding conditions found in aerospace, military, industrial, and other harsh environments.


However, the complex maintenance and installation of fiber optic cables and issues related to physical damage and transmission loss might hamper the growth of the market.


Market USP


The growing adoption of fiber optics cables over copper cables as they offer benefits such as lightweight, rugged design, and strength is expected to drive the growth of the market.


Market Drivers



  • Increasing demand for throughput and reliability



  • Increase in need for lightweight systems: Manufacturers are focusing on implementing fiber optic cables in aircraft to enhance strength, efficiency, and other properties to reduce data loss and overall weight.



  • Rising focus of authorities on replacement of existing old cables


Market Restraints



  • Complex maintenance and installation of fiber optic cables

  • Issues related to physical damage and transmission loss

  • Stringent regulatory norms


Segmentation


By Type



  • Single-mode: The segment dominated the market in 2019 and is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the review period owing to the increasing use of these single-mode fiber optic cables for longer distance communication, which is expected to drive the growth of the segment.



  • Multi-mode: The segment is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, 2020 to 2026, as they offer benefits such as low ownership cost, high bandwidth, high speed, and good alignment tolerance, which is expected to drive the growth of the segment.


By Application



  • Avionics: Fiber optic cables offer enhanced signal integrity and assist in reducing the weight of avionics systems. Such features are likely to drive the growth of the avionics segment in the global market during the forecast period.



  • Cabin Interiors: The segment is expected to grow with a significant CAGR during the review period, 2020 to 2026. This growth can be attributed to as fiber optic cables are used for important insulations for safer functions present in aircraft cockpit and cabins.



  • Communication Systems: The segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the increasing use of fiber optic cables for C5ISR applications for high-speed communication in rugged terrains by the army.



  • Electronic Warfare: The segment is expected to grow owing to the increasing use of fiber optic cables to connect defense units such as command centers and military weapon stations.



  • In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) Systems: The segment dominated the market in 2019, owing to the growing adoption of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems by aircraft that require high-quality cables for smooth transmission of data.



  • Radar Systems: This segment is expected to grow owing to the increasing adoption of radar systems by the military and aerospace industries to offer enhanced surveillance capabilities to the army personnel and pilots.


By End-Use



  • Commercial: The segment dominated the market in 2019. The increasing commercial aircraft orders owing to the rising air passenger traffic is expected to drive the growth of this segment. Furthermore, the growing demand for more electric and connected aircraft is also expected to drive the growth of the segment.



  • Military: The segment is expected to grow owing to the increasing demand for advanced communication systems and radar systems by the army personnel for enhanced surveillance and communication capabilities in rough terrains.



  • Space: The segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period from 2020 to 2026, owing to the increasing demand for space launch vehicles and satellites. Furthermore, the growing adoption of UAVs is also expected to drive the growth of the segment.


By Region



  • North America: North America dominated the fiber optic cables market for military and aerospace market in 2019 due to the presence of prominent companies such as Amphenol Corporation and Raytheon Technologies Corporation.



  • Europe: The presence of aircraft OEMs such as Airbus SAS is expected to drive the market growth in the region.



  • Asia-Pacific: The market in this region is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing military and aerospace industries in countries such as China, Japan, and India are expected to increase the demand for fiber optic cables in the region.



  • Rest of the World: Increasing aircraft deliveries in the Gulf countries, Brazil, and South Africa are expected to drive the growth of the regional market.


Key Players



  • Amphenol Corporation (US)

  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US)

  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (US)

  • Corning Incorporated (US)

  • Finisar Corporation (US)

  • L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (US)

  • OFS Fitel, LLC (US)

  • AFL (US)

  • TE Connectivity (Switzerland)

  • Radiall (France)

  • Prysmian Group (Italy)

  • Optical Cable Corporation (US)

  • Timbercon, Inc. (US)