GLOBAL MILITARY RADAR MARKET
- Navy seeks SPY-6 radar systems and advanced weapons to arm a new fleet of unmanned surface vessels (USVs).
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $3.6 Billion U.S. Battlefield Communications Node Contract.
- US Navy asks L3Harris for kits to install digital datalinks for allied helicopters to share communications from radar under $10.4M deal.
- General Atomics to provide Gray Eagle unmanned combat aircraft and communications in $131.6 million deal
- S. Navy has taken delivery of the first AN/SPY-6 radar array for the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack Lucas.
- German parliament in June approved a contract award to aircraft manufacturer Airbus worth almost $3 billion for a new version of the active electronically scanned array radar, dubbed Captor-E.
- Mitsubishi electric has been awarded a contract for Horizon 2 Air Surveillance radar system acquisition project worth $103.5M by Japanese Government.
- Britain moves forward with its own Typhoon radar worth $420M primed for electronic warfare.
- MDA says Alaska-based missile defence radar system worth $347M will be operational in 2021.
Radars have been used by Militaries across the globe for past 80 years now. What used to be just a blip on the screen when a contact was made, now even basics radars can detail on the size of object and type of contact.
As battlefields become non-linear and a 360-degree protection is more important than ever, the role of an advanced radar system is even bigger now.
Modern radar systems now feature advanced materials, solid-state modules, digital signal processors, and complex A-D converters to provide more information to military users who need the best possible capability in small, compact, and efficient packages.
MILITARY RADAR MARKET DYNAMICS
The military radars have come a long way and the market is moving towards modern electronically-scanned array radars, the advantage is that a simple software change can change what targets they’re optimized against: without making any changes to the hardware.
Solid-state technology turned out to be the biggest game changer in development of new age radars. Coupled with RF chips, allowed them to move to active electronically steered arrays
Russia is looking to further expand and upgrade its surveillance capabilities in the arctic region. During 2014-2019, Russia constructed three Resonance-N radar installations, two of which are located in the Arctic. The advanced radar system is designed to detect and track up to 500 targets simultaneously traveling at speeds up to Mach 20.
Among the important opportunities that every Radar manufacturer must look into is that today’s radar systems are not capable of seeing far enough out to detect hypersonic weapons. The new gen Radar systems will need to see thousands of kilometres (rather than hundreds) out to provide warning about incoming hypersonic threat. To know more about Hypersonic missiles market, read our report
Radar signal processing is one of the most demanding embedded computing applications known in deployed military and aerospace systems. Signal processing demands fall into two general categories—converting signals from analog to digital, and then back into analog, and making sense of signals once they are digitized.
U.K. Royal Navy Orders Saab Digital Towers at Air Station Culdrose’s satellite airfield.
TRENDS IN MILIATRY RADAR MARKET
- The development of new radar systems is now shifting away from dish antennas towards active electronically steered arrays (AESA), consequently, there is a demand for high-power signal amplification distributed across the array.
- Makers of traditional radar and electronic warfare equipment are, introducing modular instruments and additional modelling and simulation during different test phases. Modelling and simulation reduce the need for expensive full-system testing and aids in identifying and solving problems earlier in the testing process to reduce schedule risk
- Platform miniaturization is driving the consolidation of radio frequency systems. Next gen radars, Electronic Warfare receivers, and communications will share the same sensor platform and will be tested as on integrated unit
- BAE to Provide MIDS-LVT Link 16 to France, Italy, Germany and Spain. The MIDS-LVT terminal provides at-a-glance portrayal of targets, threats, and friendly forces on an easy-to-understand relative position display
- Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) technology has been added to conventional radar to help detect and magnify weaker signals.
- Israel’s Camero-Tech Launches Xaver System to Detect Live Objects Behind Walls.
- Rosoboronexport, Russia to Display Anti-Stealth Aircraft Radar at Aero India,2021. The solid-state radar is based on modern hardware components and digital signal processing and generation technology. It features high energy potential and increased immunity. The radar is designed to detect, track, locate and identify air targets of various classes.
The National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, or NASAMS, can be integrated with the GhostEye MR radar from Raytheon Missiles & Defense.
The United States and 11 allies presently utilise this medium-range air defence system that was developed in collaboration with Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace and has been in use for more than three decades. The broad use of NASAMS demonstrates the highest level of consumer confidence.
By integrating with NASAMS, GhostEye MR unquestionably raises the bar for that system. This radar significantly boosts the overall efficacy of the air defence capability by extending the range and altitude that the tried-and-true NASAMS defends.
As a part of NASAMS, the sensor increases the effectiveness and performance of the system’s effectors, particularly RMD’s Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Extended Range version, or AMRAAMER.
Active electronically scanned array, or AESA, and military-grade gallium nitride, or GaN, combined into the GhostEye MR provide the sensor a significant advantage.
The medium-range sensor, the newest member of RMD’s GhostEye family of radars, takes use of similarities with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, technology that the business is producing for the U.S. Army.
These developments are currently being applied to the GhostEye MR mission set. The architecture of our GhostEye family of radars is scalable and modular, enabling a wide range of operations. Everything is logistically efficient, economical, and simple to integrate.
Through safe software upgrades using software-defined aperture digital technology, Raytheon Missiles & Defense expands and adds capabilities. This technology is comparable to that used to update smartphones but far more advanced. Furthermore, these improvements can be made without removing the radar from service.
NEW CONTRACTS AWARDED IN MILITARY RADAR MARKET
March 2021- MDA says Alaska-based missile defence radar system worth $347M will be operational in 2021.
Feb 2021- South Korea’s Défense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a four-year development project valued $41M with LIG Nex1 to develop an indigenous long-range air defence radar.
Jan 2021- Slovakia to order 17 Israeli Radar Systems under a contract worth $182M.
Oct 2020- Northrop Grumman Corporation received a $91M contract for the additional production of AN/APR-39D(V)2 digital radar warning receivers (RWR) for US Military.
Oct 2020- General Atomics to provide Gray Eagle unmanned combat aircraft and communications in $131.6M deal.
Sept 2020- Britain moves forward with its own Typhoon radar worth $420M primed for electronic warfare.
Aug 2020- Mitsubishi electric has been awarded a contract for Horizon 2 Air Surveillance radar system acquisition project worth $103.5M by Japanese Government.
June 2020- German parliament in June approved a contract award to aircraft manufacturer Airbus worth almost $3B for a new version of the active electronically scanned array radar, dubbed Captor-E.
March 2020- Northrop Grumman won a $262 Million contract for Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars to be fitted on F-16 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force to be completed by December 2022
December 2019– SAAB received an order for components and subsystems from US Marine Corps. The contract value was $31.9 Million, and included options for additional systems over a five-year period. Deliveries expected between 2020 and 2024.
Nov 2019– Mercury Systems was chosen by Raytheon for its signal-processing and RF solutions as part of its advanced Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) program.
Sep 2019– Lockheed Martin signed a contract with the U.S. Army, worth $281 Million to develop Sentinel A4 radar, a high-performance modification of the Sentinel A3 (AN/MPQ-64A3) air and missile-defense radar
Sep 2019– Raytheon gained more than $500 Million in a modified contract for R&D of two types of advanced surveillance radar systems i.e. Transportable Radar Surveillance Control Model-2 (AN/TPY-2), and the Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) radar system
Aug 2019– HENSOLDT to deliver four TRS-3D radars with latest solid-state technology and signal processing software from 2021
Aug 2019– U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for a third lot of 15 Full Rate Production systems. Q-53 radar helps in protecting troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking, and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire.
July 2019– Raytheon won the contract to design, develop, produce, and sustain active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems for the entire U.S. Air Force B-52 fleet. The upgrade will improve mapping and detection range, increase in the number of targets it can simultaneously engage, and enhanced reliability. Production is scheduled to begin in 2024
June 2019– Saab received a follow-on order from the U.S. Navy for the Sea Giraffe Multi Mode Radar (MMR) for the Coast Guard
MILITARY RADAR MARKET SEGMENTATION
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Rest of the world
- Thermal Management
- Power Electronics
- Signal Processing
GLOBAL MILITARY RADAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
The global Military Radar market size is estimated at $XXM in 2020, growing at –% till 2025.The market will continue to be driven by retrofit and tech upgrade programs undertaken by Militaries across the globe.
Raytheon is using extensive automation and a new gen high-efficiency gallium nitride (GaN) material instead of the traditional gallium arsenide (GaS), to accelerate development of the Lower-Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor(LTAMDS). In Oct 2019, it won the $384 Million contract to deliver six production-representative units of the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS by end of 2022. In May 2020, it was also announced that Raytheon’s SPY-6 radar will be integrated into several US NAVY ships.
In Jan 2020, Italian defense group Leonardo announced that it will provide a RAT 31DL/M air-defence radar system to the Indonesian Air Force (IAF)
Placing real-time radar information on tactical networks and viewing the data through Internet-like interfaces may open new possibilities in disseminating radar to those who need it and blending information from one radar system with another or other kinds of sensors.
Raytheon is using extensive automation and a new gen high-efficiency gallium nitride (GaN) material instead of the traditional gallium arsenide (GaS), to accelerate development of the Lower-Tier Air & Missile Defence Sensor (LTAMDS).
GE Fanuc aims its embedded technology at medium-sized radar systems that call for multi-board embedded computers with five or six quad processors, and as many as 70 or 80 central processing units per enclosure.
BEL delivered Transmit/Receive Modules for Indian Rafale Jet’s RBE2 Radar to Dassault Aviation via Thales.
Hanwha Systems to develop and lead S. Korea’s Space Objects Tracking Project.
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Technovative Applications
- BAE Systems PLC
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Saab Group
- Thales Group
- General Dynamics
- Finmeccanica SPA
- Aselsan AS
- L3 Harris Tehnologies
- Terma A/S
THIS REPORT WILL ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
- Market Size and Forecast. Million units and $M(2020-2025)
- COVID-19 impact on Défense and Radar development spending
- Radar development strategies of Top 5 global Military spenders in 2020-21
- Market share of leading vendors,2020
- New product development in Military Radar Market