Military Embedded Systems Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Military Embedded Systems Market Research Report: Information by Component (Hardware and Software), Product Type (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (TCA), Compact-PCI (CPCI) Boards, Compact-PCI (CPCI) Serial, VME BUS, OPEN VPX, Motherboard and Others), Application (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Command & Control, Communication & Navigation, Radar, Avionics, Vetronics, Cyber & Networking and others), Platform (Land, Airborne, Marine and Space), Technology (Edge Computing, Fog Computing and Mist Computing), Architecture (Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA), Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST), Deployment, Renewal and Seamless Life Cycle Support) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/8149-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 168 pages

Military Embedded Systems Market Overview


The military embedded systems market size is expected to grow at a CAGR rate of 6.32% in the forecast period. According to the military embedded systems market analysis, the military embedded systems global market was valued at $1.4 billion in 2020, and it is predicted to reach $19,560 million. An embedded military system is a combination of software and hardware specially designed to perform specific functions. An embedded military system can operate independently, or it can also be a part of a large system. It is designed for many predefined functions, and it is used in defense applications.

The embedded military system contains embedded systems such as sensors and operating systems for do certain utility functions and support the troops on the battlefield. The main job of the military embedded systems is to help the military commanders to analyze a huge amount of data to make the best decisions. The embedded systems are used to translate the critical data to get protection against the attack. The embedded systems are also used in the communication, surveillance, intelligence, equipment for real-time data analysis. Many factors are contributing to the growth of military embedded systems market trends.

The military embedded systems market forecast period will see rapid growth due to the rising demand for fuel-efficient aircraft. Additionally, recently there has been a huge demand for cloud computing technology in the defense sector. Also, the rise in portable devices equipped with embedded systems, technological development, electronic warfare, and rise in network-centric warfare, and wireless technologies will boost the demand of the military embedded systems market in the coming years. Now every country is trying to make their defense and military strong by implementing advanced technologies, and it will play a major role in the growth of military embedded systems global market revenue.

Covid-19 analysis

The covid-19 pandemic has highly affected all the large-scale businesses and the countries in the world. The virus was spreading rapidly, so the governments imposed lockdown across the countries in the world. Due to this, the production and supply chain was disrupted. Due to this, the manufacturing of military embedded systems was also affected. The embedded systems manufacturers were forced to stop the operation due to the lockdown. Also, the travel restrictions around the world caused problems for the supply of raw materials. The shortage of laborers was another major factor that influenced the military embedded systems market negatively. The situation is predicted to come back to normal after the post-covid situation, and the military embedded systems global market trends will rise again.

Market dynamic


  • Drivers


Technological advancement in network convergence is one of the major drivers of the military embedded systems market. Due to the rapid growth of technological advancement, it is possible to use a distinct network to carry the data from various systems with just one cable. Ethernet for the systems can carry a massive amount of data in the military and aerospace industries and with different data formats such as video, voice, and data from various applications and sensors. This is replacing the traditional multiple-purpose cables. It also eliminates the size, power, and weight and increases flexibility.


Additionally, the rise in the adoption of electronic warfare systems is another driver of the growth of military embedded systems. Electronic warfare uses radio, radar to attack the enemy. In 2019, the US Naval Research Laboratory gave a contract of $24 million to Abaco systems to develop high-quality embedded systems for electronic warfare. The warfare embedded systems will offer electronic jamming capabilities, and it will drive the military embedded systems market growth.



  • Opportunities 


The embedded systems are specially designed for the electronic warfare system, requiring high signal processing capacity. That is why defense system integrators use embedded systems technologies. Most of the radar systems used fixed waveforms that make it easier to spot and learn. But these days, advanced radars can generate hard-to-read waveforms, and it makes them harder to defeat. That is why the key players can have the opportunity to develop adaptive electronic warfare systems that are easier to detect.



  • Restraints


The increasing cost of military embedded systems due to technical expertise and advanced technologies is likely to restrain the military embedded systems market growth. With technological advancement, the size of the embedded systems has also reduced, and now they can fit into various portable platforms. But the development of this kind of technology requires highly skilled developers. And the code quality is also crucial to ensure its safety, and it is hampering the military embedded systems global market.



  • Challenges 


The complexity in the electronic systems design has increased, and it has increased the complications of the embedded systems. With the need for embedded systems, the complexity of its designs has also increased. Also, there is always a continuous upgrade required to match the design requirements. And it has become a major challenge for the vendors to keep pace with changing demand and technological developments. And failure to do so can lead to the cancellation of agreements and licenses. The key players are trying their best to keep up with the demand.


Cumulative growth analysis


The military embedded systems global market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR rate of 6.32%. Many factors support the growth of the military embedded systems industry. These factors are likely to boost the military embedded systems market revenue in the coming years as well.


Segmental analysis


The major segments in the military embedded systems global market are based on components, application, platform, technology, and services.



  • By component


Based on components, the military embedded systems global market is segmented into hardware and software. The hardware segment was accounted for the largest military embedded systems gmarket share in 2019 due to the increasing demand for portable wearables.



  • By application


Based on application, the military embedded systems market is segmented into Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), command & control, communication & navigation, electronic warfare, wearable, weapon & fire control, and others. The command & control segment was responsible for the highest military embedded systems market share in 2019. The Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the military embedded systems global market forecast period owing to the rising demand for military technology with ISR capabilities.



  • By platform


The military embedded systems market is segmented into land, marine, space, and airborne based on the platform. The land segment held the highest share of the military embedded systems global market in 2019, owing to the rising demand for advanced infantry vehicles. The airborne segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the forecast period.



  • By technology


The military embedded systems market is divided into edge computing, mist computing, and fog computing based on technology. The edge computing segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR rate during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of technologies that process bulk data faster.



  • By services


The military embedded systems market is segmented into design, test & certification, deployment, renewal, and seamless life cycle support based on services. The design segment is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR rate.


Regional analysis


The major regions in the military embedded systems market are North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the rest of the world. North America accounted for the highest share in the military embedded systems market and dominated the market in2019 due to the presence of major key players in this region. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow faster and register the highest CAGR due to increasing military expenditure in this region.


Competitive landscape


The major key players in the military embedded systems market are



  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US)

  • Mercury Systems, Inc. (US)

  • Xilinx, INC. (US)

  • EUROTECH (Italy)

  • General Dynamics Corporation (US)

  • General Micro Systems, Inc. (US)

  • Advantech Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • SMART Embedded Computing (US)

  • KONTRON AG (Germany)


Among these, Mercury Systems, Inc. (US) contributes highly to the military embedded systems market.


Recent developments



  • In February 2020, Kontron AG signed an agreement with Mouser Electronics for its COMs.

  • In January 2019, Elma Electronic (Switzerland) partnered with Curtiss-Wright’s (US) to support the C4ISR CMOSS.


Report overview


This military embedded systems market report includes the military embedded systems market outlook of the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market. It also describes the covid-19 impact on the military embedded systems global market. Additionally, this report highlights the drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities of the market. Furthermore, it gives detailed information on market segmentation, regional analysis, competitive landscape, and recent developments.


Segmental table


By component



  • Hardware

  • Software


By Application



  • Radar

  • Command & Control

  • Avionics

  • Electronic Warfare

  • Communication & Navigation

  • Weapon Fire Control System

  • Others


By Platform



  • land

  • marine

  • space

  • airborne


By Technology



  • Mist Computing

  • Fog Computing

  • Edge Computing


By Services



  • design, test & certification

  • deployment

  • renewal

  • seamless life cycle support



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 19,560 Million (2026)
  CAGR   6.31% (2019-2026)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Product Type, Application, Platform, Technology
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US), KONTRON AG (Germany), Mercury Systems, Inc. (US), Xilinx, INC. (US), EUROTECH (Italy), General Dynamics Corporation (US), General Micro Systems, Inc. (US), Advantech Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), Thales Group (France), SMART Embedded Computing (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   The growing use of electronic warfare systems for geospatial intelligence gathering
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rising demand for new and advanced electronic combat systems.
  • Increased focus on cloud computing and wireless technologies.
  • The emergence of electronic and network-centric warfare


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Global Military Embedded Systems Market’s CAGR is 6.31%.

    The revenue of the Global Military Embedded Systems Market will be USD 19,560 Million by 2026.

    The market USP of the Global Military Embedded Systems Market is the rising use of electronic warfare systems for geospatial intelligence gathering and technological advancements in network convergence.

    The market restraints of the Global Military Embedded Systems Market are issues related to designing military embedded systems and critical security procedures in embedded devices.

    The top players of Global Military Embedded Systems Market are Curtiss-Wright Corporation, KONTRON AG, Mercury Systems, Inc.