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Friday, 14 October 2016

AESA systems, security concerns boost demand for airborne fire control radar

The emergence of active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems, coupled with the rising security concerns in world nations, has led to growth in the airborne fire control radar market.


The global environment witnesses dramatic socio-economic and political changes between countries and international bodies. In this scenario, the issue of national security and sustenance of military technologies takes paramount importance for reigning governments. The rise in research and development activities on warfare techniques has augmented the airborne fire control radar market.

There is greater implementation of fire control radars in military aircraft due to growing security concerns with respect to territorial conflicts between nations. Each country is actively investing mammoth sums of money in creating a larger and distinguished defense base. The increasing focus of militaries in employing surveillance radar technology with greater accuracy in target location has ensured that there is greater need for weapon control radars. Along with the transition towards AESA (active electronically scanned array) systems, the world airborne fire control radar market is expected to grow exponentially.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Airborne Fire Control Radar Market to Reach $3,455 Million, Globally, by 2022

"By region, Asia-Pacific is projected to be one of the fastest growing airborne fire control radar markets during the forecast period, due to the strong economic growth and rising military expenditure, industrial development, and civil unrest situations in countries including India, Japan, and China."

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Airborne Fire Control Radar Market - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 - 2022", forecasts that the global airborne fire control radar market is expected to reach $3,455 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2016 to 2022. X-band segment is expected to witness highest growth rate, while region-wise North America is projected to lead the market during the forecast period.


Over the years, the demand for air and missile radar systems has increased significantly, owing to adoption of active electronically scanned array (AESA)-based systems, rise in concern for border security, automation of defense and surveillance radar systems, increase in military spending in various developing countries and others.

Radar has been extensively used by the defense industry after the Second World War and is now among the crucial component in military communications. High number of advancements in the recent years in radar technologies has given rise to increased flexibility of the tools. This has also resulted in the development of AESA in the airborne fire control radar systems. These types of phased array radar systems are much more precise, making it easier for airborne fire control radar in easy tracking of the target.

Furthermore, territorial conflicts in Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa pose a major challenge in todays environment. The cause for such conflicts includes a mix of political and economic interests, normative reasons, and struggle over scarce natural resources. It has been seen in the past that territorial conflicts were the leading cause of war, especially if two countries disagreed over specific parts of territory. Due to this, the countries have secured their borders with effective technologies through air, water, and land; this increase in security concerns gives rise to the demand for airborne fire control radar systems worldwide.

In terms of frequency band, S-band accounted for the maximum revenue share during the forecast period. In addition, X-band airborne fire control radar is expected to grow at the fastest rate.

North America accounted for majority of the global market share in 2015, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period.

Key Findings of the Airborne Fire Control Radar Market:


  • In the year 2015, S band segment dominated the overall airborne fire control radar market in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3%.
  • North America generated the highest revenue among all regions in 2015.
  • Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region with India, China, and Japan as the leading countries for airborne fire control radar market.
  • U.S. and China accounted for the majority of the share, in terms of revenue, responsible for nearly 50% of the total market.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, SAAB Group, Thales Group, and Airbus Group are leading players in global airborne fire control radar market. They have adopted various strategies such as contracts & agreements, new product launches, expansion, and partnerships to sustain in the market.