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Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Market - By Component (Transmitters, Receivers, Antennas, Sensors), By Application (Flight Testing, Remote Sensing, Launch Vehicles, Unmanned Systems), By Transmission (Wired, Wireless), By Platform, Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6551
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Industry Analysis

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Market size was valued at over USD 1.5 billion in 2022. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7% between 2023 and 2032 owing to the expanding industrial & manufacturing sectors. The growing adoption of unmanned systems including UAVs and autonomous vehicles is driving the demand for telemetry solutions. These systems often operate remotely and require reliable communication links for control, data transmission, and situational awareness. Telemetry systems enable operators to remotely monitor & control such unmanned systems, facilitating applications in reconnaissance, surveillance, agriculture, and disaster response.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Market

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Aerospace & defense telemetry involves the wireless transmission of data from aircraft, spacecraft, or military systems to ground stations. It enables real-time monitoring, control, and analysis of critical parameters for mission success, safety & performance optimization.


The aerospace and defense industries are subject to stringent regulations & standards imposed by national and international authorities. Compliance with these regulations can be challenging and time-consuming, impacting the development & deployment of telemetry systems. Meeting regulatory requirements often requires additional resources and can lead to project delays.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on the aerospace & defense telemetry market. The pandemic disrupted global supply chains, affecting the production and distribution of components & materials essential for telemetry systems. This led to delays in manufacturing and project timelines, impacting the delivery of telemetry solutions. During the pandemic, many governments faced economic challenges, leading to budget constraints and reprioritization of spending. This impacted the funding for defense projects including those related to telemetry system development and deployment.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Market Trends

A prominent trend in this market is the integration of AI and data analytics in aerospace & defense telemetry. Telemetry systems are incorporated with AI and data analytics to extract meaningful insights from vast datasets. These insights empower operators and engineers to identify patterns, predict anomalies, and optimize system performance, leading to better decision-making & resource allocation. Miniaturization in electronics facilitates the development of smaller & lightweight telemetry equipment. This innovation has allowed the integration of telemetry systems into smaller platforms such as microsatellites, UAVs, and wearable devices. The ability to gather & transmit telemetry data from compact systems is broadening the applicability of telemetry technology.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Transmission Segmentation

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Market, By Transmission, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on transmission, the aerospace & defense telemetry market is divided into wired and wireless. The wireless segment held a market share of over 50% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace over the forecast period. The increasing adoption of unmanned systems including UAVs and autonomous vehicles requires wireless communication for remote control, data transmission, and real-time monitoring. Wireless telemetry enables operators to control these platforms from a distance, enhancing their versatility. It also eliminates the need for extensive cable installations, which can be complex and time-consuming. This simplifies the setup process, reduces installation time, and minimizes potential points of failure.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Component Segmentation

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Market Share, By Component, 2022

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Based on component, the aerospace & defense telemetry market is segmented into transmitters, receivers, antennas, sensors, and others. The receiver’s segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% through 2032. Receivers with real-time processing capabilities enable operators to monitor telemetry data as it is collected. This real-time monitoring is crucial for time-sensitive operations, allowing operators to respond promptly to anomalies or deviations from expected behavior. As telemetry systems adopt advanced communication technologies, such as satellite links and advanced modulation schemes, receivers need to be capable of interfacing with these technologies. Modern receivers are designed to be compatible with a wide range of communication protocols and frequency bands.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Regional Analysis

U.S. Aerospace & defense Telemetry Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

North America dominated the global aerospace & defense telemetry market with a share of over 35% in 2022. The North America defense sector is increasing the demand for telemetry solutions. The U.S. and Canada have well-established defense industries with diverse requirements, ranging from surveillance and reconnaissance to missile testing and military exercises. Telemetry systems are integral to monitoring and ensuring the success of these defense operations. The U.S. government has allocated significant budgets to aerospace and defense programs. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. government allocated a defense budget of over USD 750 billion in FY 2022. These investments support the development of advanced technologies including telemetry systems that enhance mission success and national security.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Industry Leaders

Major players operating in the aerospace & defense telemetry market are Airbus, BAE Systems, Cobham Aerospace Communications, Collins Aerospace, Curtis wright Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., JDA Systems, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Norsat International Inc., Safron Group, Spectrum Antenna & Avionics System (P) Limited, Tecom Industries Inc, Verdant Telemetry & Antenna System. These players focus on strategic partnerships and new model launches & commercialization for market expansion. They are also heavily investing in research to introduce innovative technologies and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Aerospace & Defense Telemetry Industry News

  • In February 2022, Smiths Interconnect received a manufacturing contract from Lockheed Martin to develop High Gain High Sensitivity (HGHS) Antenna systems that will protect the U.S. Navy ships against threats during mission-critical operations.

The aerospace & defense telemetry market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Component

  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Antennas
  • Sensors
  • Others

By Application

  • Flight Testing
    • Aircraft Flight Test Telemetry
    • Rocket and Spacecraft Test Telemetry
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Testing
  • Remote Sensing
    • Earth Observation Satellites
    • Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring
    • Oceanographic Data Collection
  • Launch Vehicles
    • Rocket Launch Telemetry
    • Payload Deployment Monitoring
  • Unmanned Systems
    • UAV Telemetry
    • Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Telemetry
    • Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Telemetry
  • Others

By Transmission

  • Wired
    • Electric Cable
    • Fiber Cable
  • Wireless
    • Radio Frequency (RF) Telemetry
    • Satellite Telemetry
  • Others

By Platform

  • Aircraft
    • Fixed-wing Aircraft
    • Rotary-wing Aircraft
    • UAVs for Military and Surveillance
  • Spacecraft
    • Satellites
    • Space Probes
    • Crewed Spacecraft
  • Ground Vehicles
    • Armored Vehicles
    • Military Trucks
    • Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)
  • Naval Vessels
    • Warships
    • Submarines
    • Patrol Boats
    • Naval Drones
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for aerospace & defense telemetry was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2022 and will register 7% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the expanding industrial & manufacturing sectors worldwide.

Aerospace & defense telemetry market size from the receiver component segment will witness 6% CAGR from 2023-2032 on account of its real-time processing capabilities.

North America registered 35% revenue share of the aerospace & defense telemetry in 2022 and is expected to garner significant CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the well-established defense industries across the region.

Airbus, BAE Systems, Cobham Aerospace Communications, Collins Aerospace, Curtis wright Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., and JDA Systems are some of the major aerospace & defense telemetry companies worldwide.

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