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Guided Munitions Market Research Report Information By Product (Tactical Missile, Guided Rockets, Guided Ammunition, and Loitering Munition) By Technology (Infrared, Semi-Active Lasers, Navigation System, Anti-Radiation, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And The Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.


ID: MRFR/A&D/4643-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| April 2024

Global Guided Munitions Market Overview


Guided Munitions Market Size was valued at USD 23.9 Billion in 2022. The Guided Munitions market industry is projected to grow from USD 24.9 Billion in 2023 to USD 35.2 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.40% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased demand for the defense organization for guided missiles and rockets and rising national security concerns throughout the world are the key market drivers enhancing the growth of market.


Guided Munitions Market Overview


Source The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Guided Munitions Market Trends



  • Growing demand for defense programs is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for guided munitions is being driven by the rising demand for defense programs to defend the nation against several threats. There is a rising demand from defense organizations for precision-guided missiles and rockets, increased military spending, and also to reduce collateral damages. The rising defense budgets throughout the  economies are fueling market growth. The growing terrorist activities, and rising utilization of smart weapons are some of the crucial factors increasing the demand for guided munitions.


The rising national security concerns and the idea that some nations can cede their diplomatic, security, and economic interests to others are expected to boost the growth of missiles and rockets demand in the defense industry, therefore, adding up to the growth of the market. An important component of military operations is the vigorous utilization of  positioning systems and inertial navigation systems that can pinpoint the target, whether mobile or stationary and precisely target and destroy it with the least amount of time and collateral damage. There is rising demand for precision attacking techniques in the army, navy, and air force. The development of telecommunication technologies has gone through a radical change owing to the changing nature of the  economy, further improving the effectiveness of rockets and missiles in combat situations. The nations are extensively emphasized gaining a piece of technologically advanced warfare equipment in order to showcase their dominance in the  scenario.


The introduction of new technologies and advancements of new-generation missile and air systems is a major driving factor for the guided munition industry growth. These advancements in missile fuel the demand for defense shields, which can surge the market demand for guided munition. Governments throughout the globe are engaged in advancing their stealth aircraft and also making investments in superior surveillance systems to combat stealth technologies. Therefore, the continuous improvements for a new generation of guided air and missile defense systems are anticipated to boost the demand for different technologies related to guided munition like laser, INS, GPS, radar, etc, hence creating a demand for the products. Thus, driving the Guided Munitions market revenue.


However, the extremely complicated weapon guidance system can be one of the major factors hampering the growth of the market. Also, the high cost of production might affect the growth of the market ly.


Guided Munitions Market Segment Insights


Guided Munitions Product Insights


The  Guided Munitions market segmentation, based on product, includes Tactical Missiles, Guided Rockets, Guided Ammunition, and Loitering Munition. The tactical missiles segment dominated the market, accounting for the largest market revenue due to its ability to damage the targets and its long-range travel. These missiles can be integrated with nuclear warheads with the navigation systems and can be launched from the surface and air in order to destroy the targets at desired locations. Further, the guided rockets are foreseen to experience moderate growth in the estimated time due to their low cost and lightweight properties.


Guided Munitions Technology Insights


The  Guided Munitions market segmentation, based on technology, includes Infrared, Semi-Active Lasers,  Navigation Systems, Anti-Radiation, and Others. The  navigation system segment dominates the market, accounting for the highest market revenue in 2021. Modern weapons utilize GPS for target guidance and location, mainly the precision-guided munition system. The defense industry also uses GPS to attain an advantage during combat and covert operations. It is expected that significant GPS utilization in precision-guided weapons like missiles, uncrewed aerial vehicles, and rockets will increase the growth prospects for the technology throughout the forecast period. Further, rising investments are also being made in creating cutting-edge wearables technologies like smartwatches with GPS are anticipated to boost the market growth.


Figure 1:  Guided Munitions Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Guided Munitions Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Source The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Guided Munitions Regional Insights


By region, the study gives market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Guided Munitions market area dominates the market due to the availability of key market players and continuous investments in the R&D activities for developing new and advanced technology to penetrate the missile defense system. Further, the military developments throughout the region are also expected to improve artillery and missiles, thus boosting the market growth in this region.


Further, the prime countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  GUIDED MUNITIONS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


GUIDED MUNITIONS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


Source The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


The Asia-Pacific Guided Munitions Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the escalating geopolitical conflicts and the rising threat of terrorist attacks, and in response to increasing national security concerns, the countries in this region are investing largely in modernizing their armed forces. Moreover, China’s Guided Munitions market held the largest market share, and the Indian Guided Munitions market was the rapid-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Europe's Guided Munitions market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to their initiative to boost their cutting-edge and aggressive defense industrial base for the defense weapons system in this region. Further, the German Guided Munitions market held the largest market share, and the UK Guided Munitions market was the rapid-growing market in the European region.


Guided Munitions Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Guided Munitions market grow even more. Market players are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Guided Munitions industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  Guided Munitions industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Guided Munitions industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the defense sector. Major players in the Guided Munitions market, including BAE Systems Plc, Vertex Company, PTC Industries, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, General Dynamics Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Textron Inc., Hanwha Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


BAE Systems, Inc., the US subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, is an international defense, security, and aerospace company. The company offers some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defense, security solutions, and aerospace. The company delivers a full range of services and products for air, land, and naval forces and also advanced electronics, information technology solutions, security, and customer support services. In July 2020, the above UK-based aerospace company acquired the Collis Aerospace Military  Positioning System (GPS) businesses from Raytheon Technologies Corporation for 1.9 billion dollars. This will help BAE to expand GPS anti-spoofing and anti-jamming technology, which is important for a range of defense missions. Raytheon Technologies is a US-based aerospace and defense company that specializes in precision munitions and missiles.


The Vertex Company offers vertically integrated turnkey lifecycle support from concept definition to engineering and manufacturing; the company provides aviation maintenance,  contractor logistics support, specialized onsite mission execution, systems engineering and integration, high-consequence training programs, and integrated supply-chain solutions. In December 2021, the company acquired Raytheon Technologies' defense training and mission-critical solutions business lines for an undisclosed amount. This deal will assist the company in extending into highly specialized value-added technology solutions and services, including commercial training, mission-critical support solutions, and engineering and modernization capabilities. Raytheon Technologies is a US-based aerospace and defense company specializing in precision munitions and missiles.


Key Companies in the Guided Munitions market include



  • BAE Systems Plc

  • Vertex Company

  • PTC Industries

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Raytheon Company

  • General Dynamics Corporation

  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd

  • Textron Inc.

  • Hanwha Group

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation


Guided Munitions Industry Developments



  • For Instance, October 2022 PTC Industries and BAE Systems signed an agreement to generate titanium castings at the production facility of PTC Industry in Lucknow, Utter Pradesh, India, for the Indian155mm M777 Ultra-Lightweight Howitzer (ULH).  

  • For Instance, October 2022 Lockheed Martin has a contract to offer three Orion spacecraft for the Artemis Vi-VIII missions of NASA as part of the ongoing distribution of exploration vehicles for the Artemis program. These missions can send astronauts into the depths of space and across the moon.

  • For Instance, February 2021 Hydroxycut's newest creation, CUT Energy, a delectable clean energy drink, was released. This powerful mix was carefully formulated for regular energy drink consumers, exercise enthusiasts, and dieters looking to lose weight.


Guided Munitions Market Segmentation


Guided Munitions Product Outlook



  • Tactical Missile

  • Guided Rockets

  • Guided Ammunition

  • Loitering Munition


Guided Munitions Technology Outlook



  • Infrared

  • Semi-Active Lasers

  • Navigation System

  • Anti-Radiation

  • Others


Guided Munitions Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 23.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 24.9 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 35.2 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.40% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, The Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Technology, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled BAE Systems Plc, Vertex Company, PTC Industries, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, General Dynamics Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Textron Inc., Hanwha Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation  
Key Market Opportunities Advancement in technologies and increasing terror activities.
Key Market Dynamics Increase demand from defense organizations for guided rockets and missiles.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Guided Munitions market size was valued at USD 23.9 Billion in 2022.

The market is foreseen to grow at a CAGR of 4.40% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market

The key players in market are BAE Systems Plc, Vertex Company, PTC Industries, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, General Dynamics Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Textron Inc., Hanwha Group, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

The Tactical Missile category dominated the market in 2022.

The Navigation System had the largest share in the market.

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