Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Research Global Report - Forecast till 2032

Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Research Report Information By Type (Armored and Unarmored), By Integrated Sensors (Radar, Camera and Others), By Aircraft Type (Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/A&D/2387-CR | 134 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe | April 2023         

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Global Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Overview


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Size was valued at USD 4.25 billion in 2022. The Maritime Patrol Aircraft market industry is projected to grow from USD 4.42 Billion in 2023 to USD 6.04 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.00% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Rising demand for increasing air defense capabilities and increasing radar technology advances are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Overview


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Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Trends



  • Rising Interest in Boosting Air Defence Capabilities and Growing Radar Technology Advances drive market growth


Due to border disputes and tensions in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Syria, the Middle East has long been a troubled area. Arms imports have increased due to regional power instability and local conflicts. Rising border disputes, the purchase of advanced weaponry, and political upheaval in nearby nations all contribute to the market's expansion. These worries have prompted a rise in defense spending and the purchase of military radars to identify potential threats, which is projected to propel the expansion of the military radar market. Moreover, these systems are projected to benefit from the transition from conventional combat to electronic and cyber warfare. Thus, this factor is driving the Maritime Patrol Aircraft market CAGR.


The producers are concentrating on creating and improving more accurate radar systems. The Maritime Patrol Aircraft market is moving in favor of using active electronically scanned array radars nowadays. The software may operate these radars without changing the hardware to alter and improve the targets. A new generation of AESA radars has been made possible by advances in solid-state technologies, such as Gallium Nitride. For instance, Comtech PST Corporation introduced a gallium nitride amplifier with the model number BPMC928109-1000 in January 2019 for X-band radar applications in marine vessel traffic management, military tracking, police vehicle speed detection, and air traffic control. Long-range and improved target detection capabilities are features of next-generation radars like the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defence Sensor (LTAMDS) from Raytheon and the Gallium Nitride (GaN) AESA radar from SAAB AB. The need for next-generation radars is rising as a result of expanding technologies and cyberattacks, which are propelling the Maritime Patrol Aircraft market expansion. Thus, this aspect is anticipated to accelerate Maritime Patrol Aircraft market revenue globally.


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Segment Insights


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Type Insights


Based on type, the Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market segmentation includes Armored and Unarmored. The Armored segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue. The global military modernization plan, the development of modular and scalable armored vehicles, and other factors drive the industry. Defense forces must prioritize better surveillance of maritime and land borders owing to the increased number of terrorist attacks worldwide, particularly those that target border areas. The reaction time between the identification of threats and their interception is often very high and rapid, making it challenging for armed personnel to deal with the situation successfully in some circumstances.


Figure 1: Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


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Maritime Patrol Aircraft Integrated Sensors Insights


Based on Integrated Sensors, the Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market segmentation includes Radar, Cameras and others. The Radar category generated the most income (70.4%). The demand for powerful radars that can precisely identify missiles traveling at hypersonic speeds is expected to enhance the demand for radars for defense applications. Most missile defense systems use missiles to intercept incoming threats and are either ship- or ground-based. Military radars should be able to track the location of the oncoming missile in three dimensions to accurately analyze threats' range, elevation, and distance.


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Type Insights


Based on Aircraft Type, the global Maritime Patrol Aircraft industry has been segmented into Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing. Fixed-Wing held the largest segment share in 2022. Due to rising demand for the expansion of the air force fleet and rising defense expenditures for combat aircraft, the fixed-wing category is predicted to be the largest segment in the market. Over the next 20 years, 14,000 military helicopters are anticipated to be produced worldwide, according to the Leonardo Company.


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific Maritime Patrol Aircraft market accounted for USD 1.94 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. China, Japan, and India are the key markets for maritime patrol aircraft in Asia-Pacific. Rising military spending, fueled by persistent tensions between Asia-Pacific nations, is anticipated to aid market expansion during the projected period. The governments in the Region are procuring new aircraft owing to the aging fleet of maritime patrol aircraft. 15 P-1s were sent to Japan to replace its fleet of P-3C Orions, which were self-developed. Additionally, China started mass manufacturing various airplanes, including early warning, antisubmarine, electronic, surveillance, and other special-purpose aircraft. Moreover, the China Maritime Patrol Aircraft market held the largest market share, and the India Maritime Patrol Aircraft market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


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


Figure 2: MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


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


North America dominates the market for maritime patrol aircraft. The area is widely recognized for having a navy installation with modern amenities. The number of maritime patrol aircraft used in North America is increasing exponentially. The key market drivers are the regulations that enable maritime activities. Additionally, the US defense industry is the main driver of the market. In 2025, North America will see the most demand. The profitability and market growth will also be highest over the anticipated era. The major players are constantly updating their products. In the long run, it will accelerate market expansion generally.


Due to the expanding military modernization initiatives, Europe Maritime Patrol Aircraft is anticipated to grow significantly. Spain, Germany, and other countries where military spending has risen year after year are anticipated to make a demand. German defense electronics and sensor manufacturer HENSOLDT and Airbus Defence and Space agreed to a USD 1.70 billion contract in July 2020 to supply all new AESA Radars for the Eurofighter fleets of Germany and Spain. According to the contract, the business would provide the 130 aircraft with fighter aircraft radar components such as digital multi-channel receivers, antenna receivers, and transmitter modules. Further, the Germany Maritime Patrol Aircraft market held the largest market share, and the UK Maritime Patrol Aircraft market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading industry companies are investing significantly in R&D to broaden their product offerings, which will spur further expansion of the Maritime Patrol Aircraft products market. Important market developments include new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, greater investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Market participants also engage in several strategic actions to increase their worldwide presence. The Maritime Patrol Aircraft industry must offer products at reasonable prices to grow and thrive in a more cutthroat and competitive environment.


One of the primary business strategies manufacturers employ in the worldwide Maritime Patrol Aircraft industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector is local manufacturing to reduce operating costs. The Maritime Patrol Aircraft industry has recently provided some of medicine's most important benefits. Major players in the Maritime Patrol Aircraft market, including AVIC, Airbus S.A.S, RUAG Group, Boeing, Textron Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo S.p. A, Dassault Aviation, Saab AB, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, BAE Systems plc, Thales Group, Embraer S.A., Harbin Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The Boeing Company is an American multinational business that develops, produces, and markets aircraft, helicopters, rockets, satellites, telecommunications gear, and missiles globally. Additionally, the business offers leasing and customer support services. In February 2022, Boeing said it had given the Indian Navy the 12th P-8I maritime patrol aircraft. The MPA has antisubmarine warfare (ASW) capabilities and may be utilized in humanitarian aid and disaster response missions. Additionally, Boeing offers P-8I training, spare parts and field service representative help, and ground support tools, to the Indian Navy's flight crews.


The general aviation division of the conglomerate Textron was established in March 2014 due to the purchase of Beech Holdings, which includes the Beechcraft and Hawker Aircraft companies. Textron Aviation Inc. As part of a foreign military sale to Sri Lanka, Textron Aviation was given a contract for $11.4 million in February 2022 for a brand-new Beechcraft King Air 360ER aircraft. The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) would use the twin-turboprop aircraft, whose number was not disclosed in the statement, as a platform for maritime patrol.


Key Companies in the Maritime Patrol Aircraft market include



  • AVIS

  • Airbus S.A.S

  • RUAG Group

  • Boeing

  • Textron Inc.

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Leonardo S.p. A

  • Dassault Aviation

  • Saab AB

  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd

  • BAE Systems plc

  • Thales Group

  • Embraer S.A.

  • Harbin Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Industry Developments



  • December 2021 The sixth Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft was delivered to the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). The new search master radar, designed by Thales for the Rafale, is one of the technological features on board this aircraft.

  • July 2021 Germany said it would pay around USD 1.31 billion (EUR 1.1 billion) for five Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft. Germany claims that the acquisition addresses the urgent requirement to preserve a capacity for airborne submarine hunting and long-range maritime surveillance.


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Segmentation


Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Type Outlook



  • Armored

  • Unarmored


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Integrated Sensors Outlook



  • Radar

  • Camera

  • others


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Type Outlook



  • Fixed-Wing

  • Rotary-Wing


Maritime Patrol Aircraft 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 Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 4.25 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 4.42 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 6.04 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.00% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Integrated Sensors, Aircraft Type, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled AVIC, Airbus S.A.S, RUAG Group, Boeing, Textron Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo S.p. A, Dassault Aviation, Saab AB, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, BAE Systems plc, Thales Group, Embraer S.A., Harbin Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd
Key Market Opportunities Due to this, the maritime surveillance market is witnessing massive demand.
Key Market Dynamics Due to this, the maritime surveillance market is witnessing massive demand.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The maritime patrol aircraft market at USD 6 Billion, market Grow at a CAGR Of 4% by 2020 -2030

The Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.00% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Asia Pacific had the largest share in the Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market.

The key players in the Maritime Patrol Aircraft market are AVIC, Airbus S.A.S, RUAG Group, Boeing, Textron Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo S.p. A, Dassault Aviation, Saab AB, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, BAE Systems plc, Thales Group, Embraer S.A., Harbin Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd.

The Armored Maritime Patrol Aircraft category dominated the market in 2022.

The fixed-wing had the largest share in the Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market.

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