ID: MRFR/AERO/3152-CRR | October, 2018 | Region: Global | 140 pages | Cooked Research Reports
Global Submarine Market Research Report: by Type (Nuclear Powered Submarine, Diesel Electric Submarine, Ballistic Missile Submarine), by Application (Detection of Oil Resources, Surveillance, Others), by Platform (Commercial, Military), and Region - Forecast to 2023
The global submarine market is expected to exhibit a 4.24% CAGR from 2018 to 2023 (forecast period), as per the latest report by Market Research Future (MRFR) owing to tremendous demand for unmanned underwater vehicles. Submarines are a vital part of navy fleets imperative in combat, surveillance, counter-surveillance, and other missions.
Modernization and upgradation of naval fleets by replacing legacy naval vessels can drive the market growth over the forecast period. This is buttressed by socio-political tensions among countries. The recent surge of the acquisition of nuclear powered submarines by developed nations can propel the market demand in the coming years. Ballooned defense budget of prominent nations is likely to work in favor of the submarine market.
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the market complete with statistical graphs to support the forecasted figures. Our analysts make insightful predictions regarding the scope of the market and its future prospects. MRFR’s report includes a thorough analysis of the global submarine market segmented on the basis of type, application, platform, and region. Numerous growth strategies undertaken by companies as well as the latest trends driving the market are outlined in the report. The market share of all prominent players and their current position is discussed in minute detail. It analyzes new revenue sources for players and emphasizes on the various strategies implemented by players.
By type, the submarine market is segmented into diesel electric, ballistic missile, and nuclear powered submarines. Major applications comprise marine environment monitoring, detection of oil resources, scientific research, surveillance, combat, and others. ‘Others’ is further segmented into oceanography, marine biology, and others. By platform, the market is segmented into commercial and military. The segments covered in the submarine market report are analyzed with respect to five regions namely – North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA), Asia Pacific (APAC), and Europe. The report discusses in detail the various players residing in these regions and their respective strategies to climb up the market standings.
Key players in the submarine market include Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (South Korea), General Dynamics (U.S.), Huntington Ingalls Industries (U.S.), Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (India), FINCANTIERI S.p.A. (Italy), Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.), Thales Group (France), Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan), BAE Systems (U.K.), and Saab AB (Sweden).
The report offers a comprehensive analysis on the profiles on these market players and assesses their current standing in the market. Company history coupled with annual turnover, profit margins, segmental share, SWOT analysis, growth strategies, expansion techniques, and latest R&D initiatives are discussed in minute detail.
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Submarine Market – Summary
The global submarine market is expected to grow at an impressive 4.24% CAGR during the forecast period (2018-2023) to scale valuation of USD 28,656.3 million by the end of 2023. Market Research Future’s (MRFR) report on the submarine market further incorporates a detailed analysis of drivers and segments that can impact the market profoundly in the coming years. Submarines are underwater naval vessels which can be used for exploration, combat, reconnaissance, surveillance, and other missions.
Increase in maritime conflicts owing to socio-political tensions among countries can spur the submarine market demand over the forecast period. Taking a cue from this trend, various nations are upgrading their naval vessels and embedding them with the latest technology to serve as a bulwark against enemy forces. Rising demand for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) for carrying heavier payloads can net higher revenues for the global market till 2023.
Modernization of the existing flotilla of several navies can enhance the overall defense of developing and developed nations. Nuclear powered submarines are gaining prominence owing to rising fossil fuel prices and scarcity of renewable energy sources. This is exemplified with the deal signed between BWX Technologies and the U.S. Navy in 2015 for the manufacture of nuclear reactors. Retrofitting and maintenance costs of submarines can impede the market growth. But 3D printing and vessel replacement programs by governments offer new avenues for expansion.
By type, the global submarine market can be segmented into nuclear powered, ballistic missile, and diesel electric submarines. The nuclear powered segment can exhibit a 4.48% CAGR during the review period due to its numerous advantages over conventional underwater vessels. The ballistic missile segment is predicted to exhibit the highest CAGR owing to its ability to target enemies over long distances. On the other hand, the diesel electric segment can induce market demand owing to its usage in Russia, China, Romania, Algeria, and Vietnam.
By application, the submarine market can be segmented into detection of oil resources, combat, marine environmental monitoring, scientific research, surveillance, and others. The combat segment is expected to grow at a 4.60% CAGR owing to high demand for UUVs in warfare. The surveillance segment can display the second strongest CAGR owing to these vessels need for underwater missions.
By platform, the market is segmented into commercial and military. The former can witness growth at 4.43% CAGR over the forecast period due to various opportunities in Asia Pacific. Retrofitting of new components in legacy submarines as well as integration of air-independent propulsion (AIP) in modern submarines can lead to new projects. On the flip side, the military segment can experience a 3.92% CAGR due to submarines playing a vital role in fortifying the defenses of nations.
Geographical analysis of the submarine market spans across namely North America, Latin America (LATAM), Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).
The North American region has the largest potential to dominate the market till the end of the forecast period. Heavy demand for nuclear-powered submarines and advanced combat technologies can facilitate the regional valuation to USD 10,588.3 million by 2023. Modernization of naval fleets undertaken by the Canadian government are likely to spur the regional submarine market.
The Europe submarine market can experience a 4.11% CAGR over the forecast period lead by Russia, U.K., France, and Germany. The enlarged defense budget of nations such as the U.K. to improve the technology of dreadnoughts can positively spur market demand.
The MEA region can accrue massive demand from companies operating in the oil & gas sector. Israel and Iran are promising destinations as these regions require submarines to fortify their defenses. On the other hand, the LATAM submarine market can enjoy a 4.01% CAGR over the forecast period.
Significant players influencing the global submarine market are BAE Systems (U.K.), Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (South Korea), FINCANTIERI S.p.A. (Italy), General Dynamics (U.S.), Huntington Ingalls Industries (U.S.), Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan), Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.), Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (India), Saab AB (Sweden), Thales Group (France), and others.
Global Submarine Market: Competitive Landscape
General Dynamics Corporation, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and DSME Co. Ltd. are the major five players operating in the global submarine market. General Dynamics held the largest share among top five players with a share of 23.03%, in 2017, followed by Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems with respective shares of 18.98% and 8.27%. These companies continue to retain their strong global presence through expansions, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships & collaborations, and extensive product portfolio.
General Dynamics is the leading company in the submarine market. The company focuses on expanding its business in the emerging naval markets, such as India and China. As, India and China have witnessed increasing military expenses, in the recent years, these countries are actively involved in the development of advanced underwater vehicles and submarines.
Lockheed Martin Corporation is primarily engaged in a wide range of products to customers in a variety of industries and customer segments. It focuses on contracts from the government as well as international clients to improve its overall financial position. Moreover, the company has been involved in developing a number of unmanned underwater vehicles and is primarily focusing on acquiring more contracts/customers from the emerging regions, such as the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
BAE Systems, a merger between the General Electric, Marconi Electronic Systems, and British Aerospace, provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company focuses on expansion as a strategy, Moreover, the rise in the number of contracts and partnerships with the governments and major players, indicates the company’s focus on obtaining a higher number of clients for its business growth.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company, which is partnered with government agencies and established players. The company mainly focuses on the expansion in developing countries. As most of the Asian countries are investing more on defense projects, especially on underwater vehicles, the company is looking for an opportunity for new contracts to cater to the Asian countries; China, Japan, and India, in particular.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) is involved in premium shipbuilding. With the highest defense export records in Korea, it is actively moving forward to expand its market share in the naval ship market based on experience and technical expertise. The company focuses on rapid advancements in the naval sector and it is looking for new opportunities in the Middle East region, in particular. With the new development and support contracts for submarines, the company would increase its market share and the overall revenue.
The growth of the market vendors is dependent on market conditions, government support, and industry development. Players focus on strengthening their presence worldwide through partnership & collaboration followed by mergers & acquisitions during the forecast period. These strategies are widely adopted to increase their presence and the customer base. The competitive environment in the market is likely to intensify further due to the increase in new product developments and business expansions.