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Military Communications Market Research Report Information By System (Satcom Systems, Radio Systems, Security Systems, and Management Systems), By Application (Command & Control, Situational Awareness, Routine Operations, and Others), By Platform (Airborne, Ground-Based, and Naval), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.


ID: MRFR/A&D/2328-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| May 2024

Global Military Communications Market Overview


Military Communications Market Size was valued at USD 53.502 billion in 2023. The military communications market industry is projected to grow from USD 59.38722 Billion in 2024 to USD 123.29 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.56% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The increased use of man-pack radios for command-and-control applications and the expanding use of cutting-edge data links is the key market driver enhancing market growth.


Military Communications Market


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


Military Communications Market Trends


The increased use of man-pack radios for command is driving the market growth.


Conflicts have significantly increased almost everywhere globally over the past ten years. The creation and acquisition of missile defense systems is a response to the escalating tensions between several nations, including India-China, India-Pakistan, Israel, China-Taiwan, China-Japan, and many Arab countries. For instance, Russia started delivering S-400 missile defense systems to India in November 2021 after India paid nearly $5 point 5 billion for them in 2018. In February 2020, Russia delivered the second regimental set of S-400 Triumf long-range interceptor-based air defense systems intended for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Six nations have overlapping claims to the South and East China Seas, a region rich in hydrocarbons and natural gas through which trillions of dollars in annual international trade flows. Regional claimants like Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines have become more aggressive as China expands its naval dominance and builds military bases on artificial islands. The U. S. has also increased its military activities and maritime presence in the seas, indicating the country's increased role in the conflicts. If these conflicts are not handled properly, some of Asia's thriving trade channels could become the site of ongoing battles, escalating regional tensions. During the forecast period, the market for missile defense systems is anticipated to grow due to the rise in conflicts between nations seeking to dominate in the commercial or defense sectors. The cost of defending the world has been increasing exponentially lately. Defense spending increased by 2 points 6 percent from the previous year to $1,981 billion in 2020, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2020, the military sector consumed 2.4 percent of the world's GDP. Consequently, increased military spending has accelerated the adoption of effective missile defense systems, including the U. S. the Russian S-400, Israel's Iron Dome, and the United States Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).


Increased defense spending makes it possible to implement expensive but essential missile defense system technologies, even though their deployment is expensive and requires significant capital expenditures for their integration into various platforms. The need for modernization and the installation of sophisticated defense technologies by governments to thwart threats and offensive attacks from foreign nations has also been created by advancements in weapons and attacking capabilities worldwide.


 As a result, during the forecast period, an increase in defense spending is anticipated to create new opportunities for the market for missile defense systems to expand. The Iron Dome is one of the widely used missile defense systems. It is an anti-missile system that is reportedly 90% effective and is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence is used by the Iron Dome to determine whether the incoming barrage of short-range rockets and missiles will target the general populace or vital state infrastructure. Among the threats that the AI system recognizes, assesses, and ultimately prevents are guided missiles, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The vast data from missile tests may also be useful for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) analysis. Terabytes of data are typically produced during a ground-based midcourse defense test. AI can streamline data processing and offer critical insights to enhance the missile defense system's performance. New opportunities for using AI to complete extremely difficult tasks faster than conventional methods have emerged due to the rapid advancements in deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Applications for the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system of the Army include tracking object identification and classification, defense design, and dynamic planning and tasking. As a result, it is anticipated that during the forecast period, the market for missile defense systems will grow faster due to an increase in the incorporation of AI. Thus, driving the military communications market revenue.


Military Communications Market Segment Insights


Military Communications System Insights


The military communications market segmentation, based on system, includes satcom systems, radio systems, security systems, and management systems. The satcom systems segment dominated the market, establish and realize network-centric capabilities for the armed forces, SATCOM is a crucial element. Additionally, geographical difficulties have frequently made it more difficult for terrestrial networks, which are generally considered unreliable.


Design elements of SATCOM technology enable communication channels on platforms that are air-to-ground, air-to-air, ship-to-ship, and ship-to-shore. The communication satellite terminals allow tactical communication networks to be integrated more easily on mobile platforms, ships, and aircraft. Because of this, there is an increasing need for platforms with portable satellite terminals for battlefield situational awareness missions.


Military Communications Application Insights


Based on application, the military communications market segmentation includes command & control, situational awareness, and routine operations. The command & control category generated the most income due to the increased use of man-pack radios for command-and-control applications, increased border conflicts, and political tensions between nearby nations. The growth results from the introduction of fighter planes' avionics systems from the next generation. Wideband voice, video, and data will be available to military forces through cutting-edge systems.


Military Communications Platform Insights


Based on the platform, the military communications market segmentation includes airborne, ground-based, and naval. The ground-based category generated the most income. Due to the continued increase in military deployment of the armed forces across the globe in all platforms, such as ground, naval, and aerial, for ISR operations, the ISR segment is predicted to grow significantly during the forecast period. Parsons Corporation and the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) agreed to a 250-million-dollar contract in March 2021 to create field ISR systems that offer the U.S. military reliable communication, surveillance, and security.


Figure 1: Military Communications Market, by Platform, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Military Communications Market, by Platform, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


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


Military Communications 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 communications market area will dominate this market, The U. S. In 2021, it was the country with the highest military expenditure worldwide. Leading communication systems and equipment manufacturers, including Collins Aerospace, General Dynamics Corporation, and Honeywell International Inc., are also present in the region. During the Predicted Period, Raytheon Company Northrop Grumman Corporation and would Support Growth.


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: MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


 MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


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


Europe’s military communications market accounts for the second-largest market share. The Thales Group and Cobham Plc companies that produce airborne and naval communication solutions are to blame, due to the ongoing pandemic, France and Germany are expected to experience moderate growth rates in Europe. Further, the German military communications market held the largest market share, and the UK military communications market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Military Communications Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. this is because developing nations like India and China have significantly increased commercial aircraft deliveries. Adopting network-centric warfare in the region will result in long-term market growth. A further factor is the increased military spending by developing nations like China and India, which will help the defense. Moreover, China’s military communications market held the largest market share, and the Indian military communications market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Military Communications 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 communications market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various 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. The military communications 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 military communications industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The military communications industry has offered some of the most significant advantages in recent years. Major players in the military communications market, including Airbus SAS (France), Alcatel (France), BAE Systems plc (UK), Collins Aerospace (US), General Dynamics Corporation (US), Harris Corporation (US), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Raytheon Company (US) and Thales Group (France), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Harris Corporation (US), The American technology company Harris Corporation served as a defense contractor, provider of information technology services, and manufacturer of wireless equipment, tactical radios, electronic systems, night vision devices, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the public, private, and commercial sectors. Their areas of expertise included electronic warfare, microwave weapons, and surveillance systems. To create L3Harris Technologies in 2019, it merged with L3 Technologies.


British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems plc. It is among the biggest defense contractors in the world, with operations in the United Kingdom, the United States, and several other nations. Among the many goods and services that BAE Systems designs develops, and produces are military aircraft, missiles, ships, submarines, and armored vehicles. In 1999, British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merged to form the business. It employs about 85,000 people worldwide and has its headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire, in the UK. In addition to being a significant supplier to the US military, BAE Systems has a long history of providing defense equipment to the UK armed forces. The FTSE 100 Index includes BAE Systems, traded on the London Stock Exchange. The company works in cyber security, intelligence, surveillance, defense, and aerospace markets.


Key Companies in the military communications market include.



  • Airbus SAS (France)

  • Alcatel (France)

  • BAE Systems plc (UK)

  • Collins Aerospace (US)

  • General Dynamics Corporation (US)

  • Harris Corporation (US)

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (US)

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (US)

  • Raytheon Company (US)

  • Thales Group (France).


Military Communications Industry Developments

For Instance, March 2022 A public sector enterprise (PSU) under the Ministry of Defence in India is called Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The business was founded in 1970 and is primarily involved in producing missiles and related defense gear. It is based in Hyderabad, India.


For Instance, March 2022 BDL manufactures a variety of missiles, such as surface-to-air missiles, anti-tank guided missiles, and anti-tank mines. The company also produces countermeasure dispensing systems, torpedo launchers, and other defense hardware. BDL exports its goods to other nations and is a significant supplier of defense equipment to the Indian Armed Forces.


Military Communications Market Segmentation


Military Communications Systems Outlook



  • Satcom Systems

  • Radio Systems

  • Security Systems

  • Management Systems


Military Communications Applications Outlook



  • Command & Control

  • Situational Awareness

  • Routine Operations

  • Others


Military Communications Platforms Outlook

  • Airborne

  • Ground-Based

  • Naval


Military Communications 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



Military Communications Report Scope
Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 53.502 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 59.38722 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 123.29 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.56% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered System, Applications, Platforms and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Airbus SAS (France), Alcatel (France), BAE Systems plc (UK), Collins Aerospace (US), General Dynamics Corporation (US), Harris Corporation (US), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Raytheon Company (US) and Thales Group (France)
Key Market Opportunities The increased use of man-pack radios for command-and-control applications
Key Market Dynamics The expanding use of cutting-edge data links


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The military communications market size was valued at USD 53.502 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.56% from 2024 to 2032.

North America had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are Airbus SAS (France), Alcatel (France), BAE Systems plc (UK), Collins Aerospace (US), General Dynamics Corporation (US), Harris Corporation (US), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Raytheon Company (US) and Thales Group (France).

The satcom systems military communications category dominated the market in 2022.

The ground-based channel had the largest share in the market.

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