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PUBLISHER: Mordor Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1435776

North America Missiles and Missile Defense Systems - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

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The North America Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market size is estimated at USD 5.55 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 7.02 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.84% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

North America Missiles and Missile Defense Systems - Market

The missile and missile defense market in North America witnessed a mild impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased defense expenditure from the United States and Canada and rising procurement contracts of advanced missile systems from the defense forces drive the market during the pandemic period.

On account of the profound changes in the international strategic landscape, the configuration of the international security system has been undermined by the growing hegemonism, unilateralism, and power politics that have fueled several ongoing global conflicts. Military powerhouses, such as the United States and Canada, have been focused on augmenting their military firepower and defensive capabilities. To ensure the combat readiness of existing defense systems, several weapon modernization programs are currently underway to effectively upgrade the capabilities of the regional armed forces for effectively responding to security threats and accomplishing urgent, critical, and dangerous strategic missions.

However, the market may be deterred by the design challenges faced by system integrators to incorporate advanced features in their product portfolio without compromising on the payload capacity and range of a missile delivery platform. Designers are also required to ensure the availability of sophisticated integrated features and cross-compatibility with the advanced navigation sensors and subsystems from other system manufacturers, to develop a fully operational missile defense system, hence, rendering a complex outlook to the overall system design. Furthermore, the rapid technological disruption may also result in a feature under development being rendered obsolete even before integration into the system, escalating the financial risks for the market players.

North America Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market Trends

Missile Defense Systems is Expected to Lead the Market During the Forecast Period

The missiles defense systems segment is projected to show significant growth during the forecast period. Missile defense systems are deployed by global forces to detect, track, and neutralize incoming hostile missiles. The race for military supremacy is bolstering the procurement of new missile defense systems by nations across the world, and countries in North America are aiming to lead the race. The defense budget of the major North American countries, such as the US and Canada, has witnessed a modest Y-o-Y growth over the last decade. The FY 2023 US Department of Defense Budget request of USD 773.0 billion is a USD 30.7 billion, or 4.1% increase, from the FY 2022 enacted amount. The increasing defense expenditure is one of the primary reasons that is pushing the growth of the market. Through the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the United States is investing in its Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD), which is developed for missile defense against short to intermediate-range ballistic missiles on warships. Currently, the system uses the Aegis Weapon System of Lockheed Martin and the Standard missile of the Raytheon Company. In 2021, MDA requested USD 1,805.1 million for research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E). In addition, the US Navy is planning to install upgraded launchers on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Under the regional glide phase weapon system (RGPWS) program, the government is planning to deploy Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) launch cell, which can intercept hypersonic boost-glide vehicles. The development and procurement of advanced launch platforms are anticipated to propel the induction and integration of advanced missile defense systems and thereby drive the growth of the segment in North America.

United States is Projected to Show Remarkable Growth During the Forecast Period

The United States was estimated to account for the largest share in the North American missiles and missile defense systems market during the forecast year. The United States is the leading user of such weapon systems in North America, and it is currently focusing on upgrading its existing armada. Moreover, the country is a key exporter and consumer of such equipment globally. The country caters to the demand of its military partners for advanced weaponry, such as guided rockets, ballistic missiles, armed UAVs, submarines, and surface warships. The need to ensure national security and achieve military dominance propelled the need for such a vehicle, thereby, driving the growth of the market in the region. With potential adversaries, such as Israel, Russia, and China, fielding an increasingly diverse, expansive, and modern range of regional offensive missile systems that can threaten the US forces, its allies, and partners, the US DoD is actively expanding and modernizing the US regional missile defenses. In order to modernize its missile defense systems, the US DoD has actively increased its investments in this sector. The country has been testing improved variants of both the Aegis SM-3 and SM-6 missiles, and fielding a new sensor, to significantly increase Aegis missile defense capabilities. The US DoD also plans to improve the capability and reliability of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. The upgrades include equipping recently deployed GBIs with an advanced booster and a more capable Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). In December 2021, Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, was awarded a USD 578 million contract to produce 54 SM-2 Block IIIAZ all up round upgrades for the United States and 215 Standard Missile-2 all up rounds for seven partner nations. Such developments are envisioned to drive the growth prospects of the market in focus during the forecast period.

North America Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Industry Overview

The North American missiles and missile defense systems market is a slightly consolidated market as the majority of revenue is generated by a handful of players in the region. The prominent players in the North American missiles and missile defense systems market are Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, and General Dynamics Corporation. Vendors are modifying their offerings to enhance current capabilities and introduce revolutionary features as a means to deliver high lethality to their system offerings. This helps introduce highly differentiated products at competitive pricing.

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  • 1.1 Study Assumptions
  • 1.2 Scope of the Study




  • 4.1 Market Overview
  • 4.2 Market Drivers
  • 4.3 Market Restraints
  • 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
    • 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
    • 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


  • 5.1 Range
    • 5.1.1 Short
    • 5.1.2 Medium
    • 5.1.3 Intermediate
    • 5.1.4 Intercontinental
  • 5.2 Type
    • 5.2.1 Missile Defense Systems
    • 5.2.2 Air-to-air missiles
    • 5.2.3 Air-to-surface missiles
    • 5.2.4 Surface-to-surface missiles
    • 5.2.5 Surface-to-air missiles
  • 5.3 Country
    • 5.3.1 United States
    • 5.3.2 Canada


  • 6.1 Vendor Market Share
  • 6.2 Company Profiles
    • 6.2.1 Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    • 6.2.2 Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • 6.2.3 Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • 6.2.4 The Boeing Company
    • 6.2.5 General Dynamics Corporation
    • 6.2.6 Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
    • 6.2.7 BAE Systems plc
    • 6.2.8 L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
    • 6.2.9 Leidos
    • 6.2.10 THALES


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