Tactical Data Link Market Research Report - Forecast till 2028

Tactical Data Link Market Research Report: Information, By Component (Hardware and Software), Platform (Airborne, Sea-Based and Land), Application (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare, Command & Control, and Radio Communication) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America) - Forecast till 2028

ID: MRFR/A&D/8045-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 168 pages

Tactical Data Link Market Scenario


Tactical Data Link Market is projected to reach USD 9,230 Million by 2028 at a CAGR of 6.21%. The market is highly fragmented with the presence of a large number of players catering to the increasing demand. Armies of various countries such as the US are investing in modernizing and upgrading their communication technology to offer enhanced connectivity to the soldiers. In November 2019, the Australian Army signed a contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation to procure tactical data link systems and training. The contract enabled the Australian Army to provide enhanced and secure communication to its soldiers.


Market Synopsis


The Tactical Data Link Market is expected to register significant growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as the rising security threats across the globe. Furthermore, the increasing demand for improved interoperability among the armed forces, the increasing defense expenditure of developing countries such as China and India, and the development of advanced military communication equipment are also expected to drive the market growth. However, stringent military standards and loss of data across data links might hamper the growth of the market.


Market USP


The growing demand for real-time information on the battlefield is expected to increase the adoption of tactical data link systems.


Tactical Data Link Market Drivers



  • Increasing Military Expenditure: Increasing military expenditure of countries such as China and India owing to rising cross-border conflicts and territorial conflicts in the region is expected to increase the demand for the tactical data links market.




  • Rising Security Threats Across the Globe





  • Increasing Demand for Improved Interoperability among the Armed Forces




Market Restraints



  • Stringent Military Standards

  • Loss of Data across Data Links


Tactical Data Link Market Segmentation


By Component



  • Hardware: The hardware segment dominated the Tactical Data Link Market in 2019. Tactical data link hardware offers benefits such as high data rate, secured communication, dependability, and high performance. Such benefits offered by hardware are expected to drive the market growth.



  • Software: The software segment is expected to grow at higher CAGR during the forecast period from 2020 to 2028. Software assists in planning, managing, and troubleshooting tactical data link networks, real-time battlefield information, and fast communication. These features provided by the software are expected to drive market growth. However, issues related to cybersecurity might hamper the growth of the segment.


By Platform



  • Airborne: The segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period from 2020 to 2028, owing to the increasing investments by countries such as China and India in modernizing aircraft fleets and procuring new military aircraft. Furthermore, the growing development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is also expected to drive the growth of the segment.



  • Sea-Based: The increasing adoption of tactical data link systems by the navies of countries such as Sweden are also expected to drive the growth of the segment.



  • Land: The segment dominated the global tactical data link market in 2019. Factors such as the growing demand for secured and enhanced communication on the battlefield is expected to drive the segment growth during the review period.


By Application



  • Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR): The segment dominated the Tactical Data Link Market in 2019 due to the rising demand for enhanced surveillance for border protection against rising global terrorism.



  • Electronic Warfare: The US Navy is adopting tactical data link systems for electronic warfare (EW) jamming of enemy communications and radars and to coordinate weapon firings.



  • Command & Control: The segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the review period from 2020 to 2028. The tactical data link enables the transmission of information on a near-real-time or real-time basis. This assists the military forces in effective decision making and planning missions.



  • Radio Communication: The growing demand for enhanced and secured communications by land, naval, and airborne forces is expected to drive the growth of the segment.


By Region



  • North America: North America dominated the global tactical data link market in 2019 due to the presence of prominent companies such as Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Company.



  • Europe: Increasing adoption of tactical data link systems by the naval forces of countries such as Sweden and the UK is expected to drive the market growth in Europe.



  • Asia-Pacific: The Tactical Data Link Market in this region is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing military expenditure and rising territorial conflicts in the region are encouraging the army agencies to invest in tactical data link systems.



  • Middle East & Africa: Increasing initiatives undertaken by the governments of countries such as Turkey to provide enhanced communication to the armed forces is expected to drive the market growth in the region.



  • Latin America: Increasing procurement of advanced military equipment by the Brazilian Army for enhanced border surveillance is expected to drive the market growth in the region.


Tactical Data Link Market Key Players



  • Honeywell International, Inc. (US)

  • United Technologies Corporation (US)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Raytheon Company (US)

  • BAE Systems (UK)

  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)

  • General Dynamics Corporation (US)

  • Northrop Martin Corporation (US)

  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (US)

  • Leonardo SpA (Italy)


Other Prominent Players



  • Saab AB (Sweden)

  • Curtiss-Wright (US)

  • Tactical Communications Inc (US)

  • Bharat Electronics Limited (India)

  • Viasat, Inc. (US)

  • Aselsan AS (Turkey)

  • Leidos (US)

  • thyssenkrupp AG (Germany)

  • TERMA (Denmark)

  • IBM (US)



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 9,230 Million (2028)
  CAGR   6.21% (2020-2028)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2028
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Platform, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Honeywell International, Inc. (US), United Technologies Corporation (US), Thales Group (France), Raytheon Company (US), BAE Systems (UK), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), General Dynamics Corporation (US), Northrop Martin Corporation (US), L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (US), Leonardo SpA (Italy)
  Key Market Opportunities   Stringent Military Standards
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing Military Expenditure.
  • Rising Security Threats Across the Globe.
  • Increasing Demand for Improved Interoperability among the Armed Forces.
  • Development of Advanced Military Communications Equipment


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Global tactical data link market is projected to hold a market value of USD 9.230 million by 2028.

    Global tactical data link market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.21% by 2028.

    Global tactical data link market can be segmented into component, platform, application, and region.

    Strict military standards and loss of data across data links are the restraining factors of the global tactical data link market.

    Leonardo SpA (Italy), General Dynamics Corporation (US), BAE Systems (UK), Northrop Martin Corporation (US) are some of the key players of the global tactical data link market.