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Signal Intelligence Market Research Report: Information By Type (Electronics Intelligence (ELINT), Communication Intelligence, and Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence (FISINT)), By Application (Land Based, Airborne, Naval, and Space) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/ICT/6155-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| May 2024

Signal Intelligence Market Overview

Signal Intelligence Market is projected to grow from USD 17.21 Billion in 2024 to USD 24.88 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.71% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for Signal Intelligence was valued at USD 16.33 billion in 2023.

Growing interconnect and dependency on information exchange through various communication channels, increasing internet penetration, expansion of digital devices, and evolved telecommunications infrastructure are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Figure 1: Signal Intelligence Market Size, 2024-2032 (USD Billion)

Signal Intelligence Market Overview 2

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

Signal Intelligence Market Trends

The increasing presence of signals intelligence in the public domain drives market growth.

Market CAGR for signal intelligence is driven by the Increasing presence of signals intelligence in the public domain. Signal intelligence capabilities are majorly used by the government and defense sector, but signal intelligence solutions are expanding their reach in other applications areas, including maritime domain awareness; Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum mapping; eavesdropping, jamming, and hijacking of satellite communications; and cyber-surveillance. Maritime domain awareness is the most mature commercial signal intelligence application, which effectively understands any vessel or object in the maritime domain that could affect security, safety, economy, or the environment. Various industries are now equipped with SIGINT systems for protection and security.

Furthermore, the rise of surveillance for using a public health crisis to cloak emergency-implemented surveillance techniques. Several market players provide innovative solutions to help naval forces drive the demand for signal intelligence market revenue. For instance, in September 2020, Rohde & Schwarz, a leading naval communications intelligence solutions provider, introduced the multichannel naval COMINT system that helps increase situational awareness on naval vessels and expand surveillance abilities. The system can detect and monitor communications in HF (high frequency), UHF (ultra-high frequency), and VHF (very high frequency) bands.

Additionally, with technological advancements, signal intelligence is increasingly gathered using unmanned aerial vehicles such as drones. With the growth in shifting velocities and frequency signals used for intelligence techniques, this information is the foundation for aerial surveillance, military and defense systems, safety measures, and security control. These systems help collect critical information on international terrorist organizations and their activities. Along with the rise of terrorism, these signals serve as powerful deterrents for military officials and national governments. The signals assist in identifying potential dangers that national security forces could encounter shortly. This intelligence aids in developing insights into opponent goals, dispute areas, threat capabilities, and necessary countermeasures. The technology suite includes a variety of sensors, sonars, radars, command and control centers, and quick interception boats outfitted with a specific suite of sensors.

The growing utilization of the electromagnetic spectrum for civil and commercial applications for activities, including broadband and navigation and live television streaming, has implemented the usage of numerous frequencies for several electronic devices. This has made frequency detection difficult. Militaries worldwide are concentrating on gathering intelligence regarding threats through the detection of frequency hopping, a tactical indicator to display threat category, the density of transmission, signal parameters and other applicable information.

Signal Intelligence Market Segment Insights

Signal Intelligence Type Insights

The signal intelligence market segmentation, based on type, includes electronics intelligence (ELINT), communication intelligence, and foreign instrumentation signals intelligence (FISINT). The communication intelligence segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue (5.72 Billion). In developing economies, category growth is driven as it helps militaries with real-time decision-making and provides a strategic benefit on the battleground. The system collects the enemy's data from their communication system, including voice or text messages. However, electronics intelligence (ELINT) is the fastest-growing category due to its huge utilization in managing processes in disrupted and isolated areas by keeping the aviators, ground forces, and sailors in the loop with the control center and gathering.

Figure 1: Signal Intelligence Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Signal Intelligence Market, by Type

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

Signal Intelligence Application Insights

The signal intelligence market segmentation, based on application, includes land-based, airborne, naval, and space. The airborne category generated the most income (70.4%). Signal intelligence solutions help achieve universal situational awareness, air-force management, and comprehensive, collaborative mission planning. These solutions are critical in real-time decision-making. However, naval is the fastest-growing category due to the use of innovative technology to collect and scan apprehended foreign communication systems and non-communications. They identify and process intercepted signals, then analyze them to determine target identification and operational patterns. They then use this data to create combat, strategic, and tactical intelligence decisions.

Signal Intelligence Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American signal intelligence market will dominate, with heavy investment in the defense sector in countries. Significant initiatives have been undertaken to identify and address the growing cyber security concerns in the defense sector will boost the market growth in this region. Further, the US signal intelligence market held the largest market share, and the Canadian signal intelligence market was the fastest-growing market in the North American 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: Primary Research, MRFR Database, Secondary Research, and Analyst Review

Europe's signal intelligence market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising advancements in information technology, upgradation of existing weapons with surveillance, intelligence, and increasing volume of classified data gathered from various systems have demanded the use of enhanced and reliable cybersecurity solutions for the defense industry which drives the market growth in this region. Further, the German signal intelligence market held the largest market share, and the UK signal intelligence market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific signal intelligence Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is owing to rising incidences of terrorist attacks in recent years that have compelled the region's government to implement robust physical security strategies. Hence, the companies in the country are actively focused on their product innovation strategies to offer enhanced security solutions catering to the defense industry. Moreover, China’s signal intelligence market held the largest market share, and the Indian signal intelligence market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Signal intelligence Key Market Players & Competitive Insights.

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the signal intelligence market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking numerous 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 signal intelligence industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the signal intelligence industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the signal intelligence market, including BAE Systems (UK), Lockheed Martin (US), Northrop Grumman (US), Thales (France), Raytheon (US), Elbit Systems (Israel), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

CACI International Inc is a provider of information technology solutions and services. The company provides business systems, communications, space operations and resiliency, command and control, communications, cyber security, health, intelligence services, enterprise information technology, investigation solutions and litigation support, resilient communications technologies and surveillance and reconnaissance solutions. CACI serves the US Department of Defense, government, and commercial markets. It also provides solutions and services for intelligence, defense and federal civilian customers to support government transformation and national security missions. In Feb 2023, CACI International signed a five-year cooperative R&D agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center to develop and test advanced capabilities of Tactical SIGINT, radio technology on a demonstration satellite.

Elbit Systems Ltd (Elbit Systems) designs and develops systems and equipment for aerospace, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). The company offers advanced electro-optics and countermeasures systems, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned surface vessels, military aircraft, airborne systems, helicopter systems, aerostructures and systems, helmet-mounted systems, and land and naval systems. Elbit Systems upgrades military platforms and develops new technologies for homeland security, defense, and commercial aviation markets. In June 2022, Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that the firm had been awarded a contract to supply an Electronic Warfare (EW) solution to international customers for USD 70 million. Under the agreement, Elbit Systems would provide ground-based EW and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) units equipped with Electronic Support Measures, Counter Measures, and Command and Control systems.

Key Companies in the Signal intelligence market include

Signal Intelligence Industry Developments

May 2023: Saab Kockums delivered a new signal intelligence (SIGINT) naval vessel, HMS Artemis, to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. With this, the Swedish Navy has found a suitable replacement for the ship HMS Orion, which is more than three decades older.

November 2022: Saab announced a contract for the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of two SIGINT ships for the Polish Ministry of Defense's procurement authority, the Armament Agency. The agreement is now in existence because all requirements have been satisfied. As a result, Saab has now recorded an order intake worth about SEK 6.7 billion.

Signal Intelligence Market Segmentation

Signal intelligence Type Outlook

  • Electronics Intelligence (ELINT)

  • Communication Intelligence

  • Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence (FISINT)

Signal Intelligence Application Outlook

  • Land Based

  • Airborne

  • Naval

  • Space

Signal intelligence 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 16.33 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 17.21 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 24.88 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.71% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Growth Factors, Market Competitive Landscape, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, 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 BAE Systems (UK), Lockheed Martin (US), Northrop Grumman (US), Thales (France), Raytheon (US), Elbit Systems (Israel), General Dynamics (US), Saab (Sweden), HENSOLDT (Germany), Indra (Spain), and Mercury Systems (US)
Key Market Opportunities Increasing terrorism to remain a threat
Key Market Dynamics Growing defense budgets of major countries across the globeThe increasing presence of signals intelligence in the public domain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The signal intelligence market size was valued at USD 16.33 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.71% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the signal intelligence market.

The key players in the market are BAE Systems (UK), Lockheed Martin (US), Northrop Grumman (US), Thales (France), Raytheon (US), Elbit Systems (Israel), General Dynamics (US), Saab (Sweden).

The communication intelligence category dominated the market in 2022.

Airborne had the largest share of the market.

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