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Military Antennas Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Aperture Antennas, Array Antennas, Dipole Antennas), Component (Feed Horn, Feed Networks), Platform (Airborne, Marine, Ground), End User, and By Geography
|Military Antennas Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Aperture Antennas, Array Antennas, Dipole Antennas), Component (Feed Horn, Feed Networks), Platform (Airborne, Marine, Ground), End User, and By Geography|
Published: May 1, 2022
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According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Military Antennas Market is accounted for $3.83 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $5.88 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. Military antenna means any device that converts electronic signals to electromagnetic waves (and vice versa) effectively with minimum loss of signals. Military antennas are more ruggedized than regular commercial antennas to withstand harsh conditions. These military systems require antennas for transmitting and receiving data. Antennas should be rugged to withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Increasing demand for satellite communication (SATCOM) equipment
The satellite communication plays a crucial role in managing the integration of modern satellite communication into existing communications and reconnaissance architectures. As operational requirements have grown and technological innovations have progressed at a rapid pace, the bandwidth requirement has also grown exponentially. As a result, C4ISR relies heavily on satellite communication to address the challenges faced by modern deployed forces. The development of satellite communication infrastructure has helped in providing new terrestrial communication networks to grow operational agility. Therefore, the rise in satellite communication infrastructure will lead to rapid demand in the military antennas market.
Challenges associated with satellite antennas
Compatibility in a specific environment is subject to electromagnetic interference caused by radiofrequency or electrical noise from many sources. The military antennas are faced with significant EMC-related challenges due to the common use of high-power communication and external sources ranging within the UHF to Ka frequency bands. The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) design is integral to electrical components and systems, specifically modern communication spacecraft. Some of the challenges related to EMC for satellites are antenna systems compatibility, electrostatic discharge, conducted & radiated emission, plasma charging, and electromagnetic interferences between electronic units.
Rising transnational disputes
The increasing transnational disputes on the borders have led the government of countries such as China and India to strengthen their surveillance, security, and tracking capabilities. This led to a rise in the demand for advanced antennas. In the current digital era, aspects such as reliability, efficiency, and real-time communications are vital to succeed in network-centric operations. Hence, advanced antenna technology is deployed for security & surveillance purposes, which is expected to propel the growth of the market.
High cost of the technology
Communication systems on the battlefield are vital components for mission success. With advancements in communication technology, one can share critical intelligence data as well as seamlessly transfer command and control instructions to gain a tactical advantage in the battlefield. However, with technological advancements in military communication systems, the cost of equipment is rising higher and higher. The technological development for military communication is greatly influenced by fully-interoperable solutions. Therefore, equipment is expected to cost much more in the future, rendering it unaffordable for many nations. Therefore, the high cost is one of the major factors that may slow down the growth of the military antennas market.
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth owing to the growing up gradation of military antennas and procurement of military vehicles, the rising inventory of newly inducted airborne platforms, including unmanned aerial vehicles, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-generation fighter helicopters, and aircraft. The use of these airborne platforms is increasing in air defense roles, anti-submarine warfare, and air-to-ground support. The development of new missiles such as beyond-visual-range missiles and anti-radiation missiles for newly inducted platforms has further driving the demand for military antennas across the globe.
The reflectors segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The reflectors segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period due to the innovation in reflector design to decrease the assemble time. Reflectors are integrated into antenna assembly to modify the radiation pattern of the antenna so that the signal gain can be improved in target direction. Various manufacturers are focusing on improving the reflector design so that the assembly time can be decreased. For instance, in 2021, Airbus selected Ariane Group as the supplier of the satellite antenna reflectors for OneSat, its new satellite product, which is fully reconfigurable in orbit. OneSat will be fitted with the latest generation of ultra-light SPRINT antenna reflectors, which can be assembled in only 11 weeks compared with 24 weeks for ultra-light reflector technology.
Region with highest share:
North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the military expenditure, adoption of newer technologies and up gradation of existing systems and equipment by the U.S. army. For instance, in September 2020, Isotropic Systems and SES Government Solutions signed a contract with the U.S. Army for a multi beam terminal over SES's O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation to unleash next generation connectivity across the battlefield.
Region with highest CAGR:
Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to increase in the instances of terror attacks in the Asia Pacific region. Rapid and extended economic growth in Asia and rise of sophisticated military technology are transforming the global defense landscape. Rapid developments in defense infrastructure across various countries of the region are creating huge demand for military-technical capabilities. Providers of military antennas can focus on expanding their businesses in countries of the region. In addition, the increase in defense expenditures of India and China, among others, and the expansion of military commands in emerging economies has accelerated the demand for military antennas in the Asia Pacific region.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Military Antennas Market include Alaris Holdings Limited, Amphenol Corporation, Antcom Corporation, Antenna Products, AvL Technologies Inc, Cobham, Comrod Communication AS, Eylex Pty Ltd, Harris, Hascall-Denke, Mobile Mark, Inc, MTI Wireless Edge, Rohde & Schwarz, and Southwest Antennas.
In October 2021, L3Harris Technologies was awarded a contract worth USD 5.7 million by the US Air Force Research Laboratory to integrate a low-Earth orbit terminal (antenna) into rotary-wing aircraft to further advance aerial communications capability.
In March 2021, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) signed a contract with the United States Government to develop advanced antenna technology solutions for hypersonic applications.
In October 2021, NASA selected L3Harris Technologies to conduct a second, advanced study to significantly improve the accuracy and timeliness of the US weather. This includes antenna and other avionics parts production.
In December 2020, Airbus was selected by Thales Alenia Space to build the advanced radar instrument for the 'Radar Observatory System for Europe in L-band' (ROSE-L) mission. ROSE-L will be equipped with the largest planar space radar antenna.
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Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.