Market Research Future (MRFR) reveals that the naval combat systems market could soar at a rate of 4% from 2020 to 2027.
Growth Enhancers and Deterrents
In the past decade, the need for higher safety level in naval and defence services has risen considerably across the globe. The focus is also on enhancing the efficiency while navigating vehicles, which has raised the demand for advanced naval combat systems. Technological innovations in these systems have helped ameliorate the effectiveness of the defence combating ability. These systems are widely used for offering complete awareness along with weaponry governance. To summarize, the naval combat systems industry can project healthy growth over the coming years, backed by the soaring need to improve naval defence systems worldwide.
Surge in encroachment and border tensions paired with the increase in technical innovations in naval combat systems have led to a higher demand over the years, in line with the heightened focus of countries on strengthening their armed forces. Growth in anti-ship missile attacks along with the rising probability of navy combat maneuvers in proximal seaside provinces has prompted the need for ships to have better self-defence abilities. In view of these conditions, navy ships are increasingly being fitted with automated combat systems, which can prove to be quite favorable for the global industry in the ensuing years.
The combat management system industry has a number of manufacturers that focus primarily on developing specialized software and hardware with multiple applications. Contracts are however, the commonly adopted strategies among the leading vendors in the global market.
The MRFR study aims to present an extensively detailed framework of the naval combat systems market, and for this purpose has segmented it into systems.
The major systems discussed in the report include C4ISR Systems, Weapon Systems, Signal & Communication Intelligence and Electronic Warfare. Integrated C4ISR systems are garnering momentum in the global market and are being widely adopted for maritime patrolling. ISR and SIGINT activities have also surged considerably in naval operations. The defense industry is progressively making use of SATCOM for effective communication. Another trend can be the surging deployment of UUVs in numerous ISR activities to conduct stealthy surveillance. This should be favorable for the C4ISR systems segment in the following years.
Geographically, the naval combat systems industry has been considered for Europe, MEA or Middle East & Africa, North America as well as APAC or Asia Pacific.
Asia Pacific is touted to be the biggest market in the next few years, expected to soar at a rate of 8% between 2020 and 2027 in the global market. Asia Pacific has managed to secure the top position due to the increasing defense spending in China and India. Besides, the growth in territorial conflicts and border tensions also drive the expansion rate of the APAC market. Escalating focus on intensive R&D activities to come up with advanced naval combat systems with enhanced features should also favor the regional market in the ensuing years.
North America is identified as one of the most lucrative markets for naval combat systems, thanks to the strong presence of world-renowned firms like Raytheon Technologies Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Also, the alarming rise in illegal trade, as well as immigration could lead to higher procurement of advanced unmanned underwater vehicles while fostering spending on naval combat systems to address national security issues.
Europe, with the soaring number of naval modernization programs in Russia and the UK, can witness robust growth over the following years. Mounting number of research and development activities backed by significant investments, for designing unmanned aerial vehicles can further push the market size in the region.
The most affluent vendors active the Naval Combat Systems industry include Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Sagem, L-3 Communication Systems, BAE Systems, Thales, Harris Corporation, to mention a few.
South Korea-based developer of naval combat systems, Hanwha Systems will now be supplying advanced combat systems to Philippine Navy for the latter’s new 3,100-tonne corvette that will be produced by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The combat system will be the ship’s veritable “brain,” with integration of numerous sensors, communication equipment and weapons.