Maritime Security Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Maritime Security Market: Information By System (Screening and Scanning, Communications, Surveillance and Tracking, Access Control and Detectors), By Threats and Vulnerabilities (Deep Water Security and Perimeter Security), By Application (Port and Shipyard, Vessel Security and Coastal Surveillance) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/0836-CR | June 2019 | Region: Global | 120 pages

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Market Overview

Global Maritime Security Market is Expected to Register a 7.08% CAGR During the Forecast Period. Countries around the world are focused on improving maritime security and, ultimately, pushing the market in order to fight terrorism and territorial conflicts and ensure protection.

Analysis of COVID-19

The pandemic of Covid-19 has had an immense impact on the world economy and foreign commerce. In the maritime sector, certain parts, but to an exceedingly differing degree, have been impacted. This is partially due to the existence of particular forms of activities, but also to individual organisations' flexibility and disaster management arrangements.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation that impacts the shipping industry substantially. Security-aware vessels will still be able to trade, but reliable, real-time, data-driven technologies will be needed to trade safely.

Therefore, with the increased risk that protection responses are disrupted due to widespread infection, a decline in piracy accidents is impossible to occur and a partial rise is eminently possible. It is crucial for vessels, vessel owners and the maritime community to rely on simple, data-driven and efficient solutions during this era of uncertainty, which will promote economic activity in this new reality.

Market Dynamics


R&D Investments to Drive Market Growth

Demand for various new maritime safety equipment is growing due to the rise in the number of undocumented immigrants worldwide. The demand for automated systems such as EO detection systems, underwater acoustic weapons systems, electronic barriers, MIRA Autonomous Control Equipment (MACE) and advanced defence systems has increased. In addition, the market for small satellites that are used to track merchant ships has risen significantly.

The increasing defence budget across different countries has contributed to an increase in spending in R&D as well as an increase in the number of maritime protection systems contracts. Vendors concentrate on providing better surveillance systems, communication systems, upgraded weapons, stealth UUVs, sensors, and threats from underwater contraband. The market has also witnessed a shift towards cost-effective and fully autonomous unmanned surface vessels (USVs).


Technological Advancements to Create Avenues for Market Players

The need to defend against new emerging threats, such as cyber-attacks, the rapid increase in international sea trade and regulatory compliance with maritime trade, has increased. The various rules and regulations for better integration and regulation of maritime security, which play an important role in the coordination of international trade by sea, are being implemented in order to drive the market. Technological advances and effective integration with new technologies such as smart containers, with skills such as GPS tracking, can provide the market with significant growth opportunities. In different parts of the world, unregulated sea regions can lead to various maritime security concerns across the globe.


Economic Downturn to Impede Market growth

There are few factors limiting market growth in the absence of uniform standards for maritime safety technologies & solutions and ungoverned marine regions. Economic downturns and unregulated marine regions are constraining the growth of the market. 

Segmental Analysis

By System

During the forecast period, the detector technology and systems segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR. Thanks to their efficiency and precision, laser range finder systems are rapidly replacing traditional systems, showing the highest CAGR in the category. However, owing to the exponentially increasing demand for video and underwater monitoring technology and services in this sector, the surveillance and tracking segment has the largest share of the maritime safety industry.

By vulnerabilities and threats

During the forecast period, the deep-water segment is expected to be larger. Deepwater defence devices provide protection for both underwater and above water perimeters. During the forecast span, the deepwater segment is predicted to report a CAGR of 6.50 per cent.

By Application

Due to greater danger susceptibility, vessel safety is projected to account for the largest market share over the forecast era. In addition, during the projected period, port and shipyard development is anticipated to be at the maximum CAGR.

Regional Assessment

North America to Lead Market Growth

The main demand for maritime defence is anticipated to be North America. During the projected period, the maritime protection market in North America is predicted to register a CAGR of 7.01 per cent. The US government's efforts to protect itself from threats such as piracy, insurgency, illegal trafficking, and cyberattacks are driving the expansion of the North American economy. In addition, Canada is a major maritime region, an important element in the growth of its economy. The policies of the Canadian government concentrate on oversight, supervision and regulation for the safety of its maritime sector. It is expected that such factors will fuel the development of the region's maritime protection industry.

China to Drive APAC Growth

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to experience the fastest growth due to the rise in maritime crime and the adoption of products by sea in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. With several Asian countries seeking jurisdiction over the Spratly Islands, China is also in conflict. Fuels, such unhealthy tensions among nations, require solutions for maritime security in the region. In addition, the rise in the defence budget of countries such as India and China has led to an increase in research and development by various suppliers in the field of maritime protection technology. All of the above factors are thus projected to boost the Asia-Pacific maritime safety market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players Focus on Expanding their Regional Footprint

The demand for global maritime defence is highly dynamic. Based on expense, efficiency, durability, and aftermarket services, vendors compete. Sellers must offer cost-effective and high-quality offerings in order to thrive and prosper in such a highly competitive climate.

In order to achieve an advantage over rivals, vendors have to rely on the global footprint network, house production capabilities, product deals, R&D spending, and a large customer base. In order to achieve greater productivity and lower prices, new tactics implemented by the aerospace industry raise OEM dependency on Tier 1 suppliers.  Global economic recovery and vendors' acquisitions create opportunities for players in the defence industry to compete and develop. Big players including Boeing and Airbus rely more on integration and less on the potential of internal manufacturing. This suppliers are moving towards a market model where they need to deal with fewer tier 1 suppliers and reduce direct contacts with tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers.

  • BAE Systems (UK)

  • Elbit Systems Ltd (Israel)

  • ESC Global Security (Estonia)

  • Harris Corporation (US)

  • Honeywell International Inc. (US)

  • Kongsberg Maritime AS (Norway)

  • Leonardo SpA (Italy)

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (US)

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (US)

  • Raytheon Company (US)

  • Saab AB (Sweden)

  • Signalis (France)

  • Sonardyne (UK)

  • TERMA (Denmark)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Westminster International Ltd (UK)

Recent Development

January 2021: Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI have agreed to extend their collaboration in the Central Mediterranean region to resolve the difficulties and threats to EU defence. Under the current operating agreement, Frontex will assist Operation IRINI with information obtained as part of the Agency's risk analysis programmes, such as the monitoring of vessels of concern on the high seas, as well as data from its Central Mediterranean aerial surveillance operations. 

January 2021: The Japanese coast guard tested maritime surveillance tools developed by the intelligence and space company of Raytheon Technologies onboard remotely piloted SeaGuardian aircraft in the aeronautical systems section of General Atomics. The flight test sequence was intended to assess the potential of the AN/DAS-4 sensor and SeaVue Extended Mission Capability radar from Raytheon Intelligence and Space to assist the service division in emergency relief, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue operations.

Report Overview

By System

  • Screening and Scanning

  • Communications

  • Surveillance and Tracking

  • Access Control

  • Detectors

By Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Deep Water Security

  • Perimeter Security

By Application

  • Port and Shipyard

  • Vessel Security

  • Coastal Surveillance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market is projected to register a moderate 7.08% CAGR in the forecast period.

The global market is touted to record a substantial market valuation by 2027.

The market is expected to observe substantial demand due to the growing technological innovations and the rise in global arms trades over the review period.

The communications segment is expected to observe substantial demand over the review period.

The vessel security segment is expected to secure the highest CAGR.

The APAC region is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

A few eminent market players operating in the global Maritime security market are BAE Systems (UK), Elbit Systems Ltd (Israel), ESC Global Security (Estonia), Harris Corporation (US), and others.