Military Airborne Radar Market Research Report – Forecast to 2032

Military Airborne Radar Market Research Report Information By Component (Antenna, Transmitter, Duplexer, Receiver, Power Amplifier, Digital Signal Processor, Stabilization System, Graphical User Interface, Others), By Technology (Software-defined Radar (SDR), Conventional RADAR, Quantum Radar), By Platform (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Business Jets, Helicopters, UAVs, UAM, Aerostats), By Installation Type (New Installation, Upgradation), By Waveform (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW), Doppler, Ultra-wideband Impluse (UW

ID: MRFR/A&D/4461-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre | June 2023         

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Global Military Airborne Radar Market Overview


Military Airborne Radar Market Size was valued at USD 2.1 billion in 2022. The Military Airborne Radar market industry is projected to grow from USD2.268 Billion in 2023 to USD 4.19790 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.00% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). A rise in investment to strengthen the capabilities of air defense, technological advancements in military radar, and a rise in the purchase of combat aircraft are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.
Military Airborne Radar Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Military Airborne Radar Market Trends



  • Adoption of active electronically scanned arrays is driving the market growth


AESA technology is increasingly adopted in military airborne radars due to its improved range, detection, and tracking capabilities. AESA radars offer faster scan rates and more precise target identification, which makes them ideal for military applications. Integration of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) capabilities: SAR and GMTI are two key capabilities that are becoming more integrated into military airborne radars. SAR provides high-resolution images of the ground, while GMTI allows for detecting and tracking moving ground targets. The integration of these capabilities into a single radar system can provide enhanced situational awareness and mission effectiveness. Use of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology: GaN technology is being used in military airborne radars due to its improved power output and efficiency. GaN-based radars can operate at higher frequencies, which allows for improved detection and tracking of small targets at long ranges. Thus, this factor increases the market CAGR in the forecast period.


Additionally, rising security concerns and increasing defense budgets are instrumental in energizing the industry's growth prospects. Technological proliferation is positively impacting the industry and is leading to the development of lightweight radars. Strategic alliances among industry players and increased focus on border protection activities substantially create a high demand for military radar systems.


Modernization activities of military equipment and legacy systems across the globe are creating new avenues for market expansion. The Military Airborne Radar market revenue is anticipated to witness surges in demand owing to a rise in terrorism activities, inter-country conflicts, border infiltrations, and attack-prone borders. Military radars facilitate accurate detection, tracking, surveillance, ground mapping, and warning against stealth aircraft and weapons, providing security.


Military Airborne Radar MarketSegment Insights


Military Airborne Radar Component Insights


The Military Airborne Radar Market segmentation, based on components, includes antenna, transmitter, duplexer, receiver, power amplifier, digital signal processor, stabilization system, graphical user interface, and others. The antenna category dominated the market. This is because more people use AESA antennas because of how quickly and easily they operate. The antenna comprises several tiny antennas, each with its feed. The beam is electronically guided by adjusting the phase of the radio waves sent and received by each of the antenna's numerous radiating elements.


Military Airborne Radar Technology Insights


Based on Technology, the Military Airborne Radar Market segmentation includes Software-defined Radar (SDR), Conventional RADAR, and Quantum Radar. The software-defined Radar (SDR) segment dominated the military airborne radar market.SDR technology enables the radar systems software to reconfigure its hardware to adapt to different operating conditions, making it more flexible and adaptable than conventional radar systems. SDR technology improved signal processing capabilities, which can result in better detection and tracking of targets.


Figure1: Military Airborne Radar Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032(USD billion)
Military Airborne Radar Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Military Airborne Radar Platform Insights


Based on the platform, the Military Airborne Radar Market segmentation includes commercial aircraft, military aircraft, business jets, helicopters, UAVs, UAM, and Aerostats. The UAVs segment dominated the military airborne radar market. UAVs has increased significantly in military operations, and the demand for radar systems on these platforms has also grown. UAVs offer several advantages, such as lower costs, reduced risks to pilots, and the ability to perform missions that may be too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft.


January 2021: Doosan Bobcat (South Korea) announced a strategic equity investment in Einstein Systems (US). Doosan Bobcat manufactures construction, agriculture, landscaping, and ground maintenance equipment.


January 2021: Hensoldt signed a collaboration agreement with BIRD Aerosystems (Israel) to develop additional advanced radar control and display (RCD) capabilities in the HENSOLDT PrecISR advanced multi-mode radar family.


Military Airborne Radar Installation Type Insights


Based on installation type, the Military Airborne Radar Market segmentation includes new installation and upgradation. The Upgradation segment dominated the military airborne radar market due to budget constraints and the need to extend the lifespan of existing platforms.


January 2021: To create more cutting-edge radar control and display (RCD) capabilities in the HENSOLDT PrecISR advanced multi-mode radar family, Hensoldt inked a collaborative agreement with BIRD Aerosystems (Israel).


January 2021: The French government awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation in January 2021 for the supply of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne radar-equipped command and control aircraft.


Military Airborne Radar Waveform Insights


Based on Waveform, the Military Airborne Radar Market segmentation includes Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW), Doppler, and Ultra-wideband Impulse (UWB). The Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) segment dominated the military airborne radar market. This is due to their accuracy, range, and sensitivity. FMCW radar systems use a continuous wave frequency modulated with a linear frequency ramp. This Waveform allows for a wide range of operating frequencies, high accuracy, and excellent resolution.


Military Airborne Radar 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 airborne radar market area will dominate this market; programs and initiatives such as the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program and the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program are expected to incite growth in this 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.


Figure2: MILITARY AIRBORNE RADAR MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
MILITARY AIRBORNE RADAR MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's Military Airborne Radar market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the military spending heavily on such defense vessels, subsequently propelling industry growth. Further, the German Military Airborne Radar market held the largest market share, and the UK Military Airborne Radar market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


The Asia-Pacific Military Airborne Radar Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due tolarge-scale modernization activities of legacy systems and a rise in political tensions & border disputes. Moreover, China’s Military Airborne Radar market held the largest market share, and the Indian Military Airborne Radar market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Military airborne radar Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Military Airborne Radar market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The military airborne radar products industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global Military Airborne Radar industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The Military Airborne Radar industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages in recent years. Major players in the Military Airborne Radar market, including Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), L3Harris Technologies (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Thales Group (France), Elbit Systems (Israel), Hensoldt AG (Germany), Aselsan (Turkey), Leonardo SPA (Italy), Saab AB (Sweden), BAE Systems (UK), Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel)., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Hensoldt AG is a multinational corporation headquartered in Germany, focusing on sensor technologies for protection and surveillance missions in the defense, security, and aerospace sectors. The main product areas are radar, optoelectronics, and avionics.Hensoldt signed a collaboration agreement with BIRD Aerosystems (Israel) to develop additional advanced capabilities for radar control and display (RCD) in the HENSOLDT PrecISR advanced multi-mode radar family.


Bobcat Company is an American-based manufacturer of farm and construction equipment. Its American headquarters is in West Fargo, North Dakota, formerly Gwinner, North Dakota. Its European headquarters moved in 2017 from Waterloo, Belgium, to DobĹ™íš, Czech Republic.Doosan Bobcat (South Korea) announced a strategic equity investment in Einstein Systems (US). Doosan Bobcat manufactures construction, agriculture, landscaping, and ground maintenance equipment.


Key Companies in the military airborne radar market include



  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (US)

  • L3Harris Technologies (US)

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (US)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Elbit Systems (Israel)

  • Hensoldt AG (Germany)

  • Aselsan (Turkey)

  • Leonardo SPA (Italy)

  • Saab AB (Sweden)

  • BAE Systems (UK)

  • Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel)


Military airborne radar Industry Developments


January 2021: Northrop Grumman Corporation received a contract from the French government demanding the supply of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne radar-equipped command and control aircraft.


September 2020: Another company - BAE Systems, along with Leonardo (Italy), was known to have been awarded a contract worth USD 420.6 million for the development and supply of the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar for the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Euro fighter Typhoons, that is based on Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology.


June 2020: the same company that is - BAE Systems entered into a partnership with the Airforce Research Laboratory (AFRL) (US) for conducting the development of next-generation radars, electronic warfare, and communication technology. With this partnership, the global company will work on the development scenario of defense-critical GaN technologies, providing the Department of Defense (DoD) suppliers with the needed access to support warfighters.


Military Airborne Radar Market Segmentation


Military airborne radar Component Outlook



  • Antenna

  • Transmitter

  • Duplexer

  • Receiver

  • Power Amplifier

  • Digital Signal Processor

  • Stabilization System

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Others


Military airborne radar Technology Outlook



  • Software-defined Radar (SDR)

  • Conventional RADAR

  • Quantum Radar


Military airborne radar Platform Outlook



  • Commercial Aircraft

  • Military Aircraft

  • Business Jets

  • Helicopters

  • UAVs

  • UAM

  • Aerostats


Military airborne radar Installation Type Outlook



  • New Installation

  • Upgradation


Military airborne radar Waveform Outlook



  • Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW)

  • Doppler

  • Ultra-wideband Impulse (UWB)


Military airborne radar 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 Size2022 USD 2.1billion
Market Size 2023 USD 2.268billion
Market Size2032 USD 4.1979billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.00%(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 Component, Technology,Platform, Installation Type, Waveform, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, 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  Lockheed Martin Corporation (US),L3Harris Technologies (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US),Thales Group (France),Elbit Systems (Israel),Hensoldt AG (Germany),Aselsan (Turkey), Leonardo SPA (Italy),Saab AB (Sweden),BAE Systems (UK),Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel)
Key Market Opportunities Technological proliferation is positively impacting the industry and is leading to the development of lightweight radars.
Key Market Dynamics Major driving factors for phased Array.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Military Airborne Radar Market size was valued at USD 2.1 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.00% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), L3Harris Technologies (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Thales Group (France), Elbit Systems (Israel), Hensoldt AG (Germany), Aselsan (Turkey), Leonardo SPA (Italy), Saab AB (Sweden), BAE Systems (UK), Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel).

The Upgradation Military Airborne Radar category dominated the market in 2022.

The Software-defined Radar (SDR)based channel had the largest share in the global market.

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