Radar Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type (Detection & Search, Targeting Radars, Weather Sensing Radars, Mapping Radars and Navigational Radars), Component (Transmitter, Receiver, Antenna and Other Components), Frequency Band, Range, Platform, Application, End User and By Geography
Estimated Year Value (2023)
US $43.28 BN
Projected Year Value (2030)
US $98.71 BN
CAGR (2023 - 2030)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa
Highest Growing Market
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Radar Market is accounted for $43.28 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $98.71 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period. Radio detection and ranging (RADAR) is a very sophisticated electrical device used to track an object using radio waves. A transmitter produces an electromagnetic signal, which is then transmitted into space by an antenna to form radar. It employs radio waves to measure an object's spread, speed, and angle while it is inside its radius. It can recognize, find, follow, and see objects of various things at large distances. Radar’s are used in military, law enforcement, space exploration, remote sensing, aircraft navigation, ship Navigation and air traffic controller.
According to The Hindu news report 2023, the defence ministry signed two contracts at a total cost of over ?3,700 crores for 4D multi-function phased array radar with electronic steering in both azimuth and elevation for surveillance, detection and tracking of aerial targets for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Increasing demand of phased array radar
Phased-array radars can map terrains with excellent precision due to their widespread usage of small radiating components in their antennas. These customised antennas can concentrate the radar's radiation into high-energy pencil beams that can be electrically guided without moving the antenna construction. Phased-array antennas have an advantage over parabolic antennas because they may arrange the transmission and reception beams in line with certain operational modes. Phased array radar's functions such as identifying, categorizing, tracking, and locating targets are propelling the market demand.
Governments across regions are extremely vigilant in authorizing the trade of defense equipment and technologies, including radar. Defense equipment manufacturers need to comply with various rules and regulations pertaining to the sale of products & services laid down by the respective governments. Non-compliance with them can result in severe consequences, including the imposition of fines and penalties, termination of contracts, and civil or criminal investigation.
Rise in advanced radar systems
Digital signal processing makes use of the most advanced radar systems. They are able to decipher data from noisy environments. The distance to an object may be accurately determined by modern radar devices. Multiple inputs, digital beam forming (DBF) methods, intelligent signal coding, and multiple outputs are some of its advantages. They can also categorize groupings of trajectories. Additionally, advanced radars have advantages over conventional prime-focus reflector antenna systems. These factors collectively are accelerating market expansion.
Performance compromises may result from technological mismatches between transmitter power and antenna size. Radar's sensitivity issues and increased receiver noise might further limit the usefulness of the technology. To overcome these technological constraints, ongoing research and development activities are needed, which can be time- and money-consuming. In addition, sophisticated algorithms, ghost targets, reflections, and interference mitigation are impeding industry expansion.
The radar market has been profoundly affected by COVID-19. As the government imposed severe lockdowns to stop the virus's spread in the early stages of the pandemic, factories in a number of nations experienced closures. In order to combat inflation, several nations cut their defense spending, which had an impact on the market for radar systems. Lockdowns are lifted and limitations are loosened in the post-pandemic period. Radar manufacturers are permitted to resume limited production activities.
The airborne segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The airborne segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. In fighter aircraft, radar is used to track down and manage air-to-air missiles, rockets, and guns. The strategic and tactical planning of a safe flight trajectory is made possible by the airborne radar. It is a crucial instrument for pilots to evaluate the severity of convective weather that is in front of the aircraft. In the face of dangers from RF jamming and surface-to-air missiles, they detect, track, and identify targets. The segment's expansion is being boosted by its fast performance, wide field of vision, secure, and robust features.
The military applications segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The military applications segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to its numerous applications such as ground surveillance, missile control, fire control, air traffic control (ATC), moving target indication (MTI), weapons location, and vehicle search. Bombers utilise it to locate surface targets, manoeuvre across terrain, and avoid potential hazards. Radar systems send a high-frequency signal in the direction of the target. The military use this technology as a defensive and an offensive weapon, which is promoting the expansion of the segment.
Region with largest share:
Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. The utilization of radar technology surged in this region due to the existence of various SMEs and industrial facilities. Modern naval radars with cutting-edge technologies are in high demand from developing countries like China and India. China has created military radars that are capable of seeing several kinds of bombers and fighter planes. Additionally, the need for anti-ballistic missile defence systems in the Asia-Pacific region has contributed to market expansion.
Region with highest CAGR:
North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Major radar manufacturers, academic institutions, and defence contractors are based in this region. the United States controls a substantial portion of the North American radar market. This region features cutting-edge technology developments, a strong defence infrastructure, and superior defence capabilities. The region's significant defence spending and rising modernization initiatives are fostering market expansion.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Radar Market include Thales Group, BAE Systems, Honeywell International Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell Collins Inc., Harris Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A, SRC Inc., Saab AB, Airbus Defense and Space Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, Infineon Technologies AG, Raytheon Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
In May 2023, Thales and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed a contract to supply multifunction radar systems for the Indian Navy's surface ships.
In April 2023, Northrop Grumman unveiled its Digital Affordable Sensor System (DASS), a next-generation radar system designed for advanced airborne surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
In March 2023, Raytheon Technologies announced that it has selected as lead systems integrator for the improved maritime enhancements to the relocatable over-the-horizon radar, which will provide long range detection to prevent drugs from entering the United States.
In October 2021, Thales unveils a new ground based multi-mission radar for force protection - with unique simultaneous ground and low-level air surveillance, providing exceptional early UAV detection, in particular of micro-drones.
In March 2021, Leonardo signed contracts to supply weather radars to customers in the Middle East, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe, including Poland, France and Norway. The company has also enhanced its portfolio with the launch of SKIRON3D®, a state-of-the-art Doppler lidar system which can measure winds and detect hazardous wind-based phenomena.
• Detection & Search
• Targeting Radars
• Weather Sensing Radars
• Mapping Radars
• Navigational Radars
• Other Components
Frequency Bands Covered:
• Other Frequency Bands
• Short Range
• Medium Range
• Long Range
• Air Traffic Control
• Military Applications
• Ground Traffic Control
• Remote Sensing
• Weapon Guidance
• Intruder Detection
• Airspace Monitoring
• Airborne Mapping
• Other Applications
End Users Covered:
• Military & Defense
• Other End Users
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Radar Market, By Type
5.2 Detection & Search
5.2.1 Early Warning System
5.2.2 Surface Search System
5.2.3 Target Acquisition System
5.3 Targeting Radars
5.3.1 Battlefield & Reconnaissance Radar
5.3.2 Airborne Intercept Radar
5.4 Weather Sensing Radars
5.4.1 Millimetre Cloud RADAR
5.4.2 Weather RADAR
5.5 Mapping Radars
5.5.1 3D RADAR
5.5.2 Imaging RADAR
5.6 Navigational Radars
5.6.1 Terrain Following RADAR
5.6.2 Air Traffic Control RADAR
6 Global Radar Market, By Component
6.5 Other Components
7 Global Radar Market, By Frequency Band
7.9 Other Frequency Bands
8 Global Radar Market, By Range
8.2 Short Range
8.3 Medium Range
8.4 Long Range
9 Global Radar Market, By Platform
10 Global Radar Market, By Application
10.2 Air Traffic Control
10.3 Military Applications
10.4 Ground Traffic Control
10.5 Remote Sensing
10.6 Weapon Guidance
10.7 Intruder Detection
10.8 Airspace Monitoring
10.9 Airborne Mapping
10.10 Other Applications
11 Global Radar Market, By End User
11.4 Military & Defense
11.6 Other End Users
12 Global Radar Market, By Geography
12.2 North America
12.3.6 Rest of Europe
12.4 Asia Pacific
12.4.5 New Zealand
12.4.6 South Korea
12.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
12.5 South America
12.5.4 Rest of South America
12.6 Middle East & Africa
12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
12.6.4 South Africa
12.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
13 Key Developments
13.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
13.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
13.3 New Product Launch
13.5 Other Key Strategies
14 Company Profiling
14.1 Thales Group
14.2 BAE Systems
14.3 Honeywell International Inc.
14.4 Northrop Grumman Corporation
14.5 Rockwell Collins Inc.
14.6 Harris Corporation
14.7 General Dynamics Corporation
14.8 Leonardo S.p.A
14.9 SRC Inc.
14.10 Saab AB
14.11 Airbus Defense and Space Inc
14.12 NXP Semiconductors NV
14.13 Infineon Technologies AG
14.14 Raytheon Corporation
14.15 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
14.16 Lockheed Martin Corporation
List of Tables
1 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Detection & Search (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Early Warning System (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Surface Search System (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Target Acquisition System (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Targeting Radars (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Battlefield & Reconnaissance Radar (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Airborne Intercept Radar (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Weather Sensing Radars (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Millimetre Cloud RADAR (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Weather RADAR (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Mapping Radars (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Radar Market Outlook, By 3D RADAR (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Imaging RADAR (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Navigational Radars (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Terrain Following RADAR (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Air Traffic Control RADAR (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Transmitter (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Receiver (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Antenna (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Other Components (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Frequency Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Radar Market Outlook, By S-Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Radar Market Outlook, By X-Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Radar Market Outlook, By L-Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Radar Market Outlook, By C-Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Ku-Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Radar Market Outlook, By ka-Band (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Radar Market Outlook, By UHF/VHF (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Other Frequency Bands (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Range (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Short Range (2021-2030) ($MN)
35 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Medium Range (2021-2030) ($MN)
36 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Long Range (2021-2030) ($MN)
37 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Platform (2021-2030) ($MN)
38 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Airborne (2021-2030) ($MN)
39 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Land (2021-2030) ($MN)
40 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Space (2021-2030) ($MN)
41 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Naval (2021-2030) ($MN)
42 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
43 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Air Traffic Control (2021-2030) ($MN)
44 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Military Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
45 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Ground Traffic Control (2021-2030) ($MN)
46 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Remote Sensing (2021-2030) ($MN)
47 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Weapon Guidance (2021-2030) ($MN)
48 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Intruder Detection (2021-2030) ($MN)
49 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Airspace Monitoring (2021-2030) ($MN)
50 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Airborne Mapping (2021-2030) ($MN)
51 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
52 Global Radar Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
53 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Aviation (2021-2030) ($MN)
54 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Automotive (2021-2030) ($MN)
55 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Military & Defense (2021-2030) ($MN)
56 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Industrial (2021-2030) ($MN)
57 Global Radar Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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