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Underwater Warfare Market Research Report Information By System (Unmanned Systems, Sonar Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Weapons Systems, and Communications Systems), By Capability (Support, Protect, Attack, and Others), By Platform (Surface Ships, Naval Helicopters, and Submarines), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/A&D/20286-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| June 2024

Global Underwater Warfare Market Overview


Underwater Warfare Market Size was valued at USD 24.3 Billion in 2023. The underwater warfare market industry is projected to grow from USD 26.01 Billion in 2024 to USD 41.751 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.00% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The main market drivers propelling the underwater warfare market are the increase in demand for stealthy underwater warfare systems, the development of underwater drones for underwater warfare, and government backing for enhancing underwater warfare capabilities.


Underwater Warfare Market Overview


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


Underwater Warfare Market Trends



  • Growing technological improvements in underwater defense systems are driving the market growth


One of the main factors propelling the underwater warfare market CAGR is the increasing technological improvements in underwater defense systems. ly, countries are realizing the strategic value of protecting their marine borders and interests. As a result, new technology specifically designed for underwater defense is being developed and deployed at an increasing rate. Underwater surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities are improved with the use of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), which are outfitted with cutting-edge sensors and communication systems. Because sonar technologies have advanced, submarine activities can now be monitored more effectively, leading to increased detection and tracking capabilities. Additionally, large-scale underwater data processing has been improved by the incorporation of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, allowing for quicker and more precise decision-making. The evolution of stealth technology, including sophisticated coatings and materials, has additionally had a role in rendering underwater assets increasingly elusive and challenging to identify.


In the future, increased tensions between different countries as a result of more wars and conflicts are anticipated to fuel the growth of the underwater warfare market. A violent battle between nations or states is called a war. Armed forces frequently employ underwater warfare technology to counter underwater threats in order to sustain and manage conflict scenarios and safeguard national security. For instance, in July 2022, long-range artillery across the Dnipro River was being used by Ukrainian troops to target bridges; two attacks on the Antonivskiy Bridge in Kherson were reported by the UK Ministry of Defence in their update on the Russia-Ukraine War. Thus, the market for underwater warfare is expanding as a result of growing tensions between different countries brought on by an increase in wars and conflicts. Thus, the market for underwater warfare is expanding as a result of the increase in underwater dangers. Thus, driving the underwater warfare market revenue.


Underwater Warfare Market Segment Insights


Underwater Warfare System Insights


The underwater warfare market segmentation, based on system, includes Unmanned Systems, Sonar Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Weapons Systems, and Communications Systems. In 2023, the weapon systems segment dominated the market. In order to counter potential underwater threats, advanced weapon systems, including guided torpedoes, mines, depth charges, and rocket guns, are becoming more and more necessary. The market is expanding because of the growing investments made by naval forces throughout the world in the development and deployment of cutting-edge weaponry to retain control of the underwater domain.


Underwater Warfare Capability Insights


The underwater warfare market segmentation, based on capability, includes Support, Protect, Attack, and Others. The protect category generated the most income in 2023, fueled by several factors, including the increasing need to protect critical infrastructure and the rising dangers associated with underwater mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).


Underwater Warfare Platform Insights


The underwater warfare market segmentation, based on platform, includes Surface Ships, Naval Helicopters, and Submarines. The submarines category generated the most income in 2023, driven by an acceleration of technical advancement. Underwater warfare relies heavily on submarines to carry out a variety of activities. The market is expanding due to the increased development of submarines based on technological advancements, such as nuclear capabilities, greater sonar detection ranges, autonomous vehicles, and stealth submarines.


Figure 1: Underwater Warfare Market, by Platform, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Underwater Warfare Market, by Platform, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)


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


Underwater Warfare Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American underwater warfare market area will dominate this market. The area is home to a strong naval force that prioritizes technological dominance. The U.S. Navy's vast fleet of submarines, research facilities, and military contractors all help to ensure that North America leads the world in the market for underwater warfare. The region's strategic significance is emphasized by ongoing modernization programs and a dedication to preserving maritime dominance.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: UNDERWATER WARFARE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)


UNDERWATER WARFARE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)


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


Europe underwater warfare market accounts for the second-largest market share. Research and development in autonomous systems, anti-submarine warfare tactics, and sophisticated sonar technology are given top priority by countries like the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. In order to address common security issues, cooperative initiatives within the European Union improve the region's collective underwater warfare capabilities. Further, the German underwater warfare market held the largest market share, and the UK underwater warfare market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Underwater Warfare Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032 due to the escalating geopolitical tensions. Sonar unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and modern submarines are rapidly replacing the outdated fleets of the countries in the region. Underwater warfare market growth is being driven by growing government efforts and increased navy budgets for technology development. Moreover, China’s underwater warfare market held the largest market share, and the Indian underwater warfare market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Underwater Warfare Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the underwater warfare market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of 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 underwater warfare industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the underwater warfare industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the underwater warfare industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to defence. Major players in the underwater warfare market are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations, including Aish Technologies, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, General Dynamic Corporation, ASELSAN, BAE Systems plc, Elbit Systems Ltd, Saab AB, Naval Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman Corporation, L3Harris Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, Thales, and Thyssenkrupp AG.


For the aerospace industry, as well as command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Elbit Systems) designs and develops systems and equipment. Advanced electro-optics and countermeasures systems, military aircraft, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and unmanned surface boats, airborne and helicopter systems, aerostructures and systems, helmet-mounted systems, ground and naval systems are all offered by the firm. Elbit Systems creates novel technology for the defense, homeland security, and commercial aviation industries in addition to modernizing military aircraft.


L3Harris Technologies Inc. (L3Harris) offers technologies and products in the air, sea, land, space, and cyber domains. The company provides aviation, space and airborne, communication, and integrated mission solutions. Additionally, it offers networking and communications solutions for mission-critical infrastructure as well as pilot training for both military and commercial pilots. It provides services to a wide range of commercial and government clients, such as the US Department of Defense (DoD), US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, US Marine Corps, US Department of Defense, US commercial airlines, US military agencies, and significant aerospace and defense prime contractors.


Key companies in the underwater warfare market include



  • Aish Technologies

  • ATLAS ELEKTRONIK

  • General Dynamic Corporation

  • ASELSAN

  • BAE Systems plc

  • Elbit Systems Ltd

  • Saab AB

  • Naval Group

  • Huntington Ingalls Industries

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • L3Harris Technologies

  • Raytheon Technologies

  • Thales

  • Thyssenkrupp AG


Underwater Warfare Industry Developments


For Instance, January 2023 Raytheon Technologies Raytheon Technologies began developing miniature torpedo prototypes intended to both target and deflect enemy submarines and U.S. Navy submarines from approaching torpedoes.


For Instance, October 2022 Introducing the 'Herne' underwater drone from BAE Systems. Additionally, it unveiled the customizable autonomous underwater vehicle (XLAUV), which would be used in future battlespace. Known as "Herne," the underwater drone is designed to perform a variety of tasks, including mine hunting, counterattacks, and maritime monitoring.


Underwater Warfare Market Segmentation


Underwater Warfare System Outlook



  • Unmanned Systems

  • Sonar Systems

  • Electronic Warfare Systems

  • Weapons Systems

  • Communications Systems


Underwater Warfare Capability Outlook



  • Support

  • Protect

  • Attack

  • Others


Underwater Warfare Platform Outlook



  • Surface Ships

  • Naval Helicopters

  • Submarines


Underwater Warfare Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 24.3 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 26.01 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 41.751 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.00% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019-2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered System, Capability, Platform, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Aish Technologies, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, General Dynamic Corporation, ASELSAN, BAE Systems plc, Elbit Systems Ltd, Saab AB, Naval Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman Corporation, L3Harris Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, Thales, and Thyssenkrupp AG
Key Market Opportunities Growing government spending on development to maintain national security
Key Market Dynamics Need for underwater warfare is growing as combat scenarios worsen. Expansion of coalition operations and alliance agreements


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The underwater warfare market size was valued at USD 24.3 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.00% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the market.

The key players in the market are Aish Technologies, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, General Dynamic Corporation, ASELSAN, BAE Systems plc, Elbit Systems Ltd, Saab AB, Naval Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman Corporation, L3Harris Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, Thales, and Thyssenkrupp AG.

The protect category dominated the market in 2023.

The submarines category had the largest share in the market.

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