Space Militarization Market

Space Militarization Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Capability (Defense and Support), Solution (Space-based Equipment, Space Stations, Satellites, Ground-based Equipment and Logistics & Services) and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23502

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Space Militarization Market is accounted for $53.7 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $100.7 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period. Utilizing space-based resources for command, control, communication, surveillance, and reconnaissance tasks is referred to as militarizing space. The militarization of space is distinct from the weaponization of space. Military spacecraft like communications and imaging satellites have operated in outer space, and some ballistic missiles fly through it while in flight.

According to DIA, which acts as the Pentagon’s top intelligence arm, explains in detail “key counterspace concepts” in the report, including: Cyberspace threats, “directed energy weapons,” and threats to orbital space systems. Both China and Russia, according to the intelligence report, are developing these capabilities – from laser weapons to ground-based anti-satellite missiles.

Market Dynamics:


Advancing space manufacturing

Innovative technologies are incorporated into space manufacturing to enhance space goods and services. The space industry is advancing with the introduction of advanced robotics, 3D printing, and light-based manufacturing. Due to improvements in manufacturing techniques, large space structures, reusable launch vehicles, space shuttles, and satellite sensors are now a reality. For instance, A US-based startup called Momentus offers reusable rockets that lower the cost of getting to space. The reusable vehicles de-orbit into another orbit following the final drop-off. The reusable spacecraft has robotic arms and can dock, perform proximity maneuvers, and refuel. It is suitable for a wide range of in-orbit services. Such factors are accelerating market growth.


High investments

However, there are some disadvantages to space militarization. Cost is one of the most important factors. It is very expensive to launch and maintain satellites, and these expenses can add up very quickly. Additionally, cyberattacks and jamming can render military satellites useless. Finally, they are influenced by the weather, which can limit their effectiveness in some locations.


Growing focus on Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

As the quantity of satellites and space debris in orbit increases, space situational awareness (SSA) is becoming more and more crucial. The need for the creation of cutting-edge sensors, tracking systems, and analytical tools to improve SSA capabilities is growing as a result of the need to efficiently check, track, and predict potential collisions or threats in space. Modern sensors are essential for SSA improvement. These sensors can be installed on satellites, terrestrial telescopes, or specific platforms for space surveillance. Operators can also extract useful insights from these catalogs through the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics, enabling well-informed decision-making in space operations. Overall, the increasing demand for better SSA creates enormous opportunities for the creation of cutting-edge sensors, tracking technologies, and analytical tools.


Concerns regarding space debris

Military spacecraft can contribute to the buildup of space debris, which puts operational satellites and other space infrastructure at risk. The growth of space debris may have a negative impact on the long-term viability of space activities and may lead to collisions that exacerbate the debris issue. By conducting missile tests, displaying anti-satellite weapons, or destroying satellites, the militarization of space can increase the amount of space debris already present. Even minor debris particles can cause significant damage or even the total destruction of important assets during collisions. This puts at risk satellite-dependent critical services like communication, navigation, weather monitoring, and others. The loss of these tools could have a significant impact on military and civilian operations, limiting market growth.

Covid-19 Impact

Organizational activities have been hampered or stopped worldwide as a result of government restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Although demand for downstream space applications has soared during the pandemic, aiding many projects in staying afloat and presenting new opportunities for space utilization, the COVID-19 crisis also had an impact on the space industry. Additionally, governments came to the sector's aid, offering much-needed assistance. The pandemic has highlighted how crucial government support is for growing commercial space companies, especially for smaller ones that heavily rely on their governments as investors in new ventures and regulators of their operations during this time.

The satellites segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

During the forecast period, the satellites segment is expected to hold the largest market share. Accessible from almost anywhere, military satellites offer a trustworthy source of intelligence. Satellites can provide a thorough view of activity on the ground, in the air, and in the oceans due to their orbit around the earth. Due to this, the military can now precisely track enemy movements and keep an eye out for impending threats. A high-resolution image of the landscape and any structures can be obtained from a satellite. Identifying targets, planning missions, and evaluating the success of their strategies are all made simpler for military personnel as a result. The ability to detect and keep an eye on radio and other communications signals is another benefit of using satellites.

The defense segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The Defense segment is anticipated to experience the highest growth during the anticipated time frame. The development of new ISR, EW, and space-based weapons is driven by the competition to become a space power nation. These weapons are being developed by nations to defend their space assets and fend off foreign attacks. For instance, both China and the United States are creating new space-based armaments like ASAT and directed energy weapons. Such developments are augmenting the sector's expansion.

Region with largest share:

During the forecast period, North America is anticipated to register the market's highest share for space militarization. The US economy is increasingly dependent on space-based assets, as evidenced by the growing importance of space for the US economy. In communication, navigation, weather prediction, and other areas as well, these resources are essential. These space-based systems' efficient operation is crucial to the US economy. In order to maintain its military superiority and deter potential enemies, the US military is also investing heavily in the militarization of space, which is fostering the region's development.

Region with highest CAGR:

During the anticipated timeframe, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to have the market's highest growth rate. The need for space militarization in this region has grown as a result of the increasing military importance of space. China has one of the most aggressive space programs in the world, with an annual budget of roughly $8 billion for developing and enhancing its space capabilities and a goal of becoming a global space leader by 2050. With an independent space launch capability, missions sent to the Moon and Mars, and an anti-satellite (ASAT) capability, India, like China, sees space as a component of its grand strategy and a tool to protect and increase its power. In order to build its military space capabilities, India has made investments. In 2019, it established the Defense Space Agency as a separate space service and called for the formation of a Defense Space Research Organization. Such changes are promoting market expansion in the area.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Space Militarization Market include Airbus, Aselsan A.S., Bae Systems plc, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Leonardo S.P.A., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Saab Ab, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (Spacex), Teledyne Technologies Inc., Thales Group and The Boeing Company.

Key Developments:

In July 2023, IAI has signed a deal to acquire HELA Systems Private Limited, an ‘Indian subsidiary’ of ELTA Systems Ltd. IAI’s investment in Aerospace Services India is a strong demonstration of IAI's support for the Indian government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (Make in India) vision. The current deal also shows IAI’s commitment to its strong partnership with India’s DRDO in developing and supporting advanced systems for India’s Armed Forces.

In June 2023, IAI have announced the release of the ELM-2060PES, a new generation AESA SAR/GMTI Pod for Fighter Aircraft, recently developed by its defense systems subsidiary, ELTA Systems Ltd.

In June 2023, General Dynamics Land Systems announced today that it has been awarded a $712.3 million order by the U.S. Army for 300 Stryker DVHA1 vehicles. This latest order comes under a five-year contract signed in 2020 that includes an option for a sixth year. The Army is pursuing enhanced survivability and capability in its Stryker brigades with the technologically advanced DVHA1s.

Capabilities Covered:
• Defense
• Support

Solutions Covered:
• Space-based Equipment
• Space Stations
• Satellites
• Ground-based Equipment
• Logistics & Services

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
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
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Emerging Markets
3.7 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 Space Militarization Market, By Capability
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Defense
5.2.1 Weapons
5.2.2 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
5.2.3 Electronic Warfare
5.3 Support
5.3.1 Navigation
5.3.2 Communications

6 Global Space Militarization Market, By Solution
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Space-based Equipment
6.3 Space Stations
6.4 Satellites
6.4.1 GEO Satellites
6.4.2 IGSO Satellites
6.4.3 LEO Satellites
6.4.4 MEO Satellites
6.5 Ground-based Equipment
6.5.1 Anti-satellite Systems
6.5.2 Ground Control Stations
6.5.3 Ground-based Space surveillance Network
6.5.4 Launch Facilities
6.5.5 Tracking and Surveillance Systems
6.6 Logistics & Services
6.6.1 Logistics
6.6.2 Space Launch Services
6.6.3 Space Situational Awareness

7 Global Space Militarization Market, By Geography
7.1 Introduction
7.2 North America
7.2.1 US
7.2.2 Canada
7.2.3 Mexico
7.3 Europe
7.3.1 Germany
7.3.2 UK
7.3.3 Italy
7.3.4 France
7.3.5 Spain
7.3.6 Rest of Europe
7.4 Asia Pacific
7.4.1 Japan
7.4.2 China
7.4.3 India
7.4.4 Australia
7.4.5 New Zealand
7.4.6 South Korea
7.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
7.5 South America
7.5.1 Argentina
7.5.2 Brazil
7.5.3 Chile
7.5.4 Rest of South America
7.6 Middle East & Africa
7.6.1 Saudi Arabia
7.6.2 UAE
7.6.3 Qatar
7.6.4 South Africa
7.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

8 Key Developments
8.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
8.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
8.3 New Product Launch
8.4 Expansions
8.5 Other Key Strategies

9 Company Profiling
9.1 Airbus
9.2 Aselsan A.S.
9.3 Bae Systems plc
9.4 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
9.5 General Dynamics Corporation
9.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
9.7 L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
9.8 Leonardo S.P.A.
9.9 Lockheed Martin Corporation
9.10 Northrop Grumman Corporation
9.11 Raytheon Technologies Corporation
9.12 Saab Ab
9.13 Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (Spacex)
9.14 Teledyne Technologies Inc.
9.15 Thales Group
9.16 The Boeing Company

List of Tables
1 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Capability (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Defense (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Weapons (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Electronic Warfare (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Support (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Navigation (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Communications (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Solution (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Space-based Equipment (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Space Stations (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Satellites (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By GEO Satellites (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By IGSO Satellites (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By LEO Satellites (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By MEO Satellites (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Ground-based Equipment (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Anti-satellite Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Ground Control Stations (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Ground-based Space surveillance Network (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Launch Facilities (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Tracking and Surveillance Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Logistics & Services (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Logistics (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Space Launch Services (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Space Militarization Market Outlook, By Space Situational Awareness (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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