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Military Actuators Market Research Report Information By Type (Linear, Rotary), By System (Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic) By Component (Cylinders, Drives, Manifolds, and Servo Valves), By Application (Land, Maritime, and Airborne), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/A&D/9221-HCR | 174 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| May 2024

Global Military Actuators Market Overview

Military Actuators Market Size was valued at USD 0.94 Billion in 2023. The Military Actuators market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.98982 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.43 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.70% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increasing demand for unnamed systems and miniaturized actuators are the key market drivers boosting market growth.

Military Actuators Market

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

Military Actuators Market Trends

  • The growing need for miniaturized actuators is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for Military Actuators is driven by the growing need for miniaturized actuators, unnamed systems, and technologically advanced weapons. Technological advancements in actuator technology and the growing adoption of 3D printing technology in the production of actuators are the major trends in the military actuators market. Military forces across the globe are continuously enhancing their weapon systems to maintain their superiority over their adversaries.

Additionally, unmanned systems are increasingly being used by militaries across the globe for a variety of missions, such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and target acquisition. For instance, in September 2018, the US Army awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for the production of MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. The MQ-8C Fire Scout is an upgraded version of the MQ-8B Fire Scout and is equipped with improved sensors, a more powerful engine, and a larger payload capacity. Miniaturization of actuators is a key trend in the military actuators market as it enables the integration of actuators into smaller weapons systems, such as missiles and drones. For instance, in September 2018, the US Department of Defense awarded a contract to Raytheon for the production of Miniature Air Launch Missile (MALM) actuators.

The actuators are used in various applications such as landing gear, flight control surfaces, and missile and bomb bay doors. The increasing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles is expected to boost the demand for actuators during the forecast period. However, the high cost of actuators and the stringent regulations associated with their use are the major challenges faced by the market players. The increasing demand for electric actuators is projected to provide opportunities for market players. Thus, driving the Military Actuators' market revenue.

Military Actuators Market Segment Insights

  • Military Actuators Type Insights

The  Military Actuators market segmentation, based on type, includes linear and rotary. The rotary segment dominated the market during the forecast period owing to their use in gates and valves and precision control applications in the defense and aviation industries. Further, these actuators provide zero backlashes and high torque and are suitable for harsh and unfavorable operating conditions. Due to their demand for certain applications in military operations, the rotary actuators are expected to generate significant revenues in the coming years during the forecast timeline.

However, the linear segment is anticipated to rise at a high rate due to the smooth operation and positioning accuracy of linear actuators. Also, they offer high repeatability, versatility, reliability, and several other advantages, making them preferred over other actuator types in the military actuator industry.

  • Military Actuators System Insights

The  Military Actuators market segmentation, based on system, includes mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic. The hydraulic category generated the most income. This is attributed to the advantages such as high peak power and load ratings and explosions, shock, and spark handling capabilities.

However, mechanical actuators are also expected to show significant growth since they are used across military operations where linear movements, including elevation, translation, and linear positioning, are required. They offer several advantages, such as high reliability, operational simplicity, and precision in positioning.

Further, electrical and pneumatic segments are also anticipated to show a significant rise during the forecast period owing to their improved performance, low maintenance cost, improved security, and lightweight.

  • Military Actuators Components Insights

The  Military Actuators market segmentation, based on components, includes cylinders, drives, manifolds, and servo valves. Due to a rise in the usage of direction control valves and electronically modulated valves, the servo valves segment dominated the market throughout the forecasted period.

However, the Cylinder segment is anticipated to rise at a high growth rate owing to their use for transporting, storing, and dispensing gases in defense and military vehicles. Additionally, due to their growing usage in controlling motor speed to lessen shock dangers, the demand for drives is expected to remain modest for the whole projection period.

Since manifolds are employed in surface warships and submarines, the manifolds market is expected to grow. Manufacturers are encouraged to combine these many components into a system by technological advancement and rising demand from the defence sector for more sophisticated and improved protective systems.

  • Military Actuators Application Insights

The  Military Actuators market segmentation, based on application, includes land, maritime, and airborne. The market's dominance by the land segment throughout the projection period can be attributed to the demand for high-tech protective gear, growing homeland security concerns, and government initiatives that have boosted the demand for military actuators.

The maritime industry, on the other hand, is anticipated to grow quickly because it deals with frigates, corvettes, destroyers, and offshore patrolling vehicles, all of which use linear actuators for naval rotary hinge actuators, weapons robots, and other actuators like electromechanical steam turbine and valve actuators.

Figure 1:  Military Actuators Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Military Actuators Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032

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

  • Military Actuators Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Military Actuators market area will dominate this market, owing to the growing demand for advanced protection solutions in the military and defense sector. These factors will boost the market growth in this region.

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



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

Europe Military Actuators market accounts for the second-largest market share. The expansion of the industry is being driven nationwide by the US Department of Defense's rising buying of cutting-edge defence systems. Further, the German Military Actuators market held the largest market share, and the UK Military Actuators market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Military Actuators Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the prominence of China, India, and other Asian countries. The increasing political unrest and domestic conflicts are some of the major factors popping this market. Moreover, China’s Military Actuators market held the largest market share, and the Indian Military Actuators market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Military Actuators 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 Military Actuators market grow even more. Market participants 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 Military Actuators industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  Military Actuators industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Military Actuators industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Military Actuators market, including Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US), Triumph Group (US), Parker-Hannifin Corporation (US), Kyntronics (US), NOOK Industries, INC. (US), AMETEK, Inc. (US), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Joseph H. Nook created Nook Industries in 1969. This business is a leading producer and provider of high-end linear motion systems in the Greater Cleveland area. It provide our customers the freedom to design, build, and produce high-quality linear motion systems and solutions for their most difficult applications using their own ideas and our proven expertise. Nook was purchased and incorporated into Thomson Industries, Inc. in 2021. They are combining our linear motion knowledge to give clients approximately 130 years of experience, sharing and expanding on the strengths of each organisation.

In 1952, Elektro-Metall Export was founded as a manufacturer and designer of military and aeronautical hardware. Since that time, the business has worked on developing and manufacturing electromechanical aircraft parts for the  commercial and defence aerospace industries. Both the cutting-edge technology of our goods and the exceptional service they provide are highly valued by their clients. The firm made the decision in 2012 to end its working partnership with the GVZ (Güterverkehrszentrum) in Ingolstadt, and in 2014 it joined the TransDigm Group Inc.

Key Companies in the Military Actuators market include

  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US)

  • Triumph Group (US)

  • Moog, Inc. (US)

  • Meggitt plc (UK)

  • Venture Mfg. Co. (US)

  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation (US)

  • Kyntronics (US)

  • NOOK Industries, INC. (US)

  • AMETEK, Inc. (US)

  • Ultra Motion (US)

  • Elektro-Metall Export GmbH (Germany)

  • Honeywell International Inc. (US)

  • Safran (France)

  • Arkwin Industries, Inc. (US)

  • Hunt Valve Company (US)

Military Actuators Industry Developments

For Instance, June 2020 Triumph Group secured a long-term agreement for hydraulic utility actuation (HUA) valves to be used on the F-35. The four-year contract was awarded to the company's Triumph Systems & Support business.

For Instance, February 2019 Safran acquired the Electro Mechanical Systems business from Collins Aerospace. The business primarily focuses on pilot controls and actuators for aircraft.

Military Actuators Market Segmentation

Military Actuators Type Outlook

  • Linear

  • Rotary

Military Actuators System Outlook

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical

  • Hydraulic

  • And Pneumatic

Military Actuators Component Outlook

  • Cylinders

  • Drives

  • Manifolds

  • And Servo Valves

Military Actuators Application Outlook

  • Land

  • Maritime

  • And Airborne

Military Actuators 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 2023 USD 0.94 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.98982 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.43 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.70% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, System, Component, Application, 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, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US), Triumph Group (US), Parker-Hannifin Corporation (US), Kyntronics (US), NOOK Industries, INC. (US), AMETEK, Inc. (US)
Key Market Opportunities Increasing adaption to automated technologies
Key Market Dynamics Increase in defense expenditures Increasing R&Ds

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Military Actuators market size was valued at USD 0.94 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.70% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US), Triumph Group (US), Parker-Hannifin Corporation (US), Kyntronics (US), NOOK Industries, INC. (US), AMETEK, Inc. (US).

The rotary category dominated the market in 2023.

The hydraulic category had the largest share of the market.

The servo valves segment had the largest share in the market.

The land category had the largest share of the market.

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