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Air Defense System Market - By Component, (Weapon System, Fire Control System, Command & Control (C2) System), By System (Missile Defense, Anti-aircraft, Counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar), By Range, By Application & Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI2136
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
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Air Defense System Market Size

Air Defense System Market size was valued at over USD 38.3 billion in 2022. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 7% between 2023 and 2032 owing to the expanding industrial & manufacturing sectors. The rising global air traffic and the expanding commercial aviation sector have led to an increased need for safeguarding airspace from potential threats. These factors have contributed to the demand for advanced air defense systems that can distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft.


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An air defense system is a network of technologies including radars, sensors, missiles, and command systems designed to detect, track & intercept airborne threats such as aircraft, drones, and missiles, safeguarding a region or nation from aerial attacks.


Ensuring the reliability, effectiveness, and safety of air defense systems demands rigorous testing & validation procedures. These processes can be time-consuming and resource-intensive, thereby restraining market growth. Delays in testing or unforeseen technical issues during validation can push back deployment schedules and increase costs.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on the air defense system market. The pandemic led to disruptions in global supply chains, affecting the availability of components, materials, and subsystems required for manufacturing air defense systems. Delays in sourcing parts led to production slowdowns & halts, impacting the delivery schedules of these systems. Lockdowns, travel restrictions & workforce safety concerns also led to reduced production capacities and workforce shortages in some regions.


Air Defense System Market Trends

Air defense systems were increasingly incorporating advanced sensors such as Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, which provide better detection and tracking capabilities. These integrated sensors enhance situational awareness and allow for more accurate target identification. With the rise of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) and drones, air defense systems are now integrated with specific counter-UAS capabilities. These systems aim to detect, track, and neutralize small drones & quadcopters, which can pose security threats. The market is witnessing a trend toward multi-layered defense, which involves the combining of different types of air defense systems, such as short-range & long-range missile systems, with ground-based radars and airborne early warning platforms. This approach aims to create a more comprehensive and effective defense against a wide range of threats.


Air Defense System Market Analysis

Air Defense System Market Size, By Component,

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Based on component, the air defense system market is divided into weapon system, fire control system, command & control (c2) system, and others. The Fire control systems held a market share of over 40% in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a lucrative pace. Fire control systems integrate data from various sensors such as radars, electro-optical systems, and infrared sensors. This sensor fusion provides a comprehensive and real-time situational awareness picture. By combining data from multiple sources, FCS can compensate for sensor limitations, such as radar shadow zones or jamming interference, leading to more accurate and reliable threat tracking. Fire control systems are integral components of network-centric warfare, allowing seamless data sharing with other elements of the air defense system such as missile launchers, command centers, and other FCS units. This real-time data exchange ensures that all components have access to the latest threat information and can work in a coordinated manner to effectively neutralize incoming threats.

Air Defense System Market Share, By System,

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Based on system, the air defense system market is segmented into missile defense system, anti-aircraft system, Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system. The missile defense system segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period. The proliferation of nuclear weapons and their potential delivery via missiles has led to an increased interest in missile defense systems. Nations are investing in these systems to mitigate the threat of nuclear missile attacks. Advancements in sensor technology, tracking systems, interceptors, and command & control systems have significantly improved the effectiveness of missile defense systems. These advancements make these systems more reliable and capable of intercepting a wider range of missile types.

U.S. Air Defense System Market Size,

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North America dominated the global air defense system market with a share of over 35% in 2022. North American countries, such as the U.S. and Canada, continuously modernize their defense capabilities to remain technologically advanced and maintain a strong deterrent against potential threats. Air defense systems are a critical component of these modernization efforts. North American nations, particularly the U.S., allocate substantial defense budgets to maintain military readiness and technological superiority. 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 budgets support research, development, and procurement of advanced air defense systems.


Air Defense System Market Share

Some of the major players operating in the air defense system market are

  • Saab AB
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Leonardo S.P.A.
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Thales Group
  • Kongsberg Gruppen
  • Raytheon Company
  • MBDA
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Aselsan A.S.
  • Hanwha Corporation
  • General Dynamics
  • Airbus Defence & Space
  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • Diehl Defence

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.


Air Defense System Industry News

  • In April 2022, Lockheed Martin signed a USD 4.7 billion contract to develop the radar and THAAD air defense system that will provide the United States and its allies a critical capability in defense against ballistic missiles and short and medium fire.

The air defense system 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

  • Weapon System
  • Turret System
  • Missile Launching System
  • Fire Control System
  • Air Defense Radar
  • Electro-optic Sensor & Laser Range Finder
  • Command & Control (C2) System
  • Others

By System

  • Missile Defense System
  • Anti-aircraft System
  • Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) System

By Range

  • Short Range Air Defense (SRAD)System
  • Medium Range Air Defense (MRAD) System
  • Long Range Air Defense (LRAD) System

By Application

  • Land
  • Naval
  • Airborne

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 air defense system was valued at USD 38.3 billion in 2022 and will register 7% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the rising global air traffic and the expanding commercial aviation sector worldwide.

Air defense system market size from the missile defense system segment will witness 8% CAGR from 2023-2032 on account of the proliferation of nuclear weapons and their potential delivery via missiles.

North America market for air defense system registered 35% revenue share in 2022 and is expected to garner significant CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the allocation of substantial defense budgets in the region.

Saab AB, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo S.P.A., BAE Systems PLC, Rheinmetall AG, Thales Group, Kongsberg Gruppen, and Raytheon Company are some of the major air defense system companies worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 314
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 200
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