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Sea Skimmer Missiles Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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Sea Skimmer Missiles Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)
Published: May 1, 2019 Content info: 92 Pages

Market Overview

The sea skimmer missiles market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period 2019-2024.

  • Low flying capabilities for avoiding radar detection possessed by the sea skimmer missile shall lead to various countries acquiring the sea skimmer missiles and this shall propel the growth of the market in the near future.
  • Technological advancement such as the usage of artificial intelligence in sea skimmer missiles shall be an opportunity for the market.
  • Growing maritime tensions are also forcing several countries to develop and procure advanced sea skimmer missiles.

Scope of the Report

Sea Skimming is a technique incorporated by most of the anti-ship missiles. The technique is primarily used to avoid radar and infrared detection during an attack. The Sea Skimmer missiles usually fly below 50 meters above the sea surface. During an attack, a warship can detect sea-skimming missiles only once they appear over the horizon allowing just 25 to 60 seconds of warning. The success of sea-skimming missiles depends on its exact implementation, the infrared and radar signature of the missile, and the sophistication of the detection equipment. Sea skimming can also increase the range of a missile due to ground effects. The report also covers the analysis of different launch missiles namely, Surface-To-Surface Missiles and Air-To-Surface Missiles.

Key Market Trends

Surface-To-Surface Missiles Segment are Projected to Grow at the Highest Pace

Currently, surface-to-surface missiles segment has the highest share of all the segments. There have been several developments in terms of surface-to-surface missiles. The RBS15 Mk3 missile manufactured by Saab AB is the latest generation, long range, Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) system. The system can be used as the main anti surface armament for any type of naval vessel. The RBS15 Mk3 has also been designed to operate in the naval scenario, from anti-ship engagement as well as land attack missions. Additionally, the missile has a range of 200 km and can be launched from ships, trucks, and aircraft. The missile also comes with high-precision GPS which helps for superior navigation. The missile system is in huge demand worldwide. In 2018, Saab AB, a Swedish defense contracting company announced that they have acquired orders from the German company Diehl Defence for delivering their RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missile system for the five new K130 corvettes. According to Saab AB, the order is worth USD 18.1 million. Deliveries for the missile system shall take place between 2019 - 2024. Thus, upcoming developments shall increase the focus on this segment, and this shall be the reason for its expected high CAGR.

North America is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

In the sea skimmer missiles market, North America shall experience the highest growth. The Department of Defense of the United States are now focused on developing and improving their naval combat systems owing to the growing maritime tensions. The United States has also developed various formidable missiles for sinking warships, the deadliest among them is the AG-84 Harpoon missile. These missiles fly with supersonic speed for about 150 miles using precision-guidance systems to skim over land or water, thus, making their detection harder. Additionally, the missiles can fly in unpredictable patterns upon being spotted thus making it harder to shoot them down. Thus, various ongoing developments in terms of sea skimmer missiles shall lead to its growth in North America in the near future.

Competitive Landscape

Various players such as MBDA, Saab AB, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Company hold significant market share as of December 2018. Various initiatives, as well as product innovations, which are being done by companies, have led them to strengthen their presence in the market. MBDA and Saab AB hold the major market share. In 2018, MBDA reported the success of their anti-ship missile, Sea Venom, which is being developed by Anglo-French funding. The Sea Venom is a sea-skimming missile which can fly for about 20 km at high subsonic speed. It has an imaging infrared seeker that provides "fire-and-forget" capability.

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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents


  • 1.1 Study Deliverables
  • 1.2 Study Assumptions
  • 1.3 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 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
    • 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
    • 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


  • 5.1 Launch Type
    • 5.1.1 Surface-To-Surface Missiles
    • 5.1.2 Air-To-Surface Missiles
  • 5.2 Geography
    • 5.2.1 North America
      • United States
      • Canada
    • 5.2.2 Latin America
      • Mexico
      • Brazil
      • Rest of Latin America
    • 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • 5.2.4 Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Rest of Europe
    • 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa


  • 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
  • 6.2 Vendor Market Share
  • 6.3 Company Profiles
    • 6.3.1 MBDA
    • 6.3.2 Raytheon Company
    • 6.3.3 The Boeing Company
    • 6.3.4 Kongsberg Gruppen AS
    • 6.3.5 BrahMos Aerospace
    • 6.3.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
    • 6.3.7 Defence Research & Development Organisation
    • 6.3.8 Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • 6.3.9 Saab AB


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