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High-Frequency (HF) Military Communication Market - By Frequency Range, By Component, By Platform (Land, Naval, Airborne), By Application (Command & Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, reconnaissance, Routine operations), Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7162
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

High Frequency Military Communications Market Size

High Frequency Military Communications Market was valued at over USD 2 Billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 8% between 2023 and 2032. In the military, secure and encrypted communication is of paramount importance. HF communication systems are valued for their ability to provide secure, anti-jamming, and anti-interception capabilities. As threats to information security increase, the demand for more sophisticated and secure HF communication solutions grows. The concept of network-centric warfare emphasizes the need for efficient and interconnected communication systems. HF systems are integrated into broader military networks to enhance interoperability and situational awareness.

High Frequency Military Communications Market

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High-Frequency (HF) Military Communication is a vital part of military infrastructure, facilitating secure, long-range, and reliable communication in various operational scenarios. The HF Military Communication market encompasses the development, production, and sale of communication equipment and systems tailored for military use within the high-frequency spectrum.

The rapid evolution of communication technologies, including satellite and digital systems, has indeed led some militaries to shift their focus towards newer communication methods, which can potentially reduce investments in HF (High-Frequency) communication. Satellite and digital communication systems typically offer much higher data transmission rates than traditional HF systems. This is crucial for modern military operations that rely on real-time data, video conferencing, and large file transfers.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had several significant impacts on the High-Frequency (HF) Military Communication market, as it did with many industries worldwide. The pandemic introduced challenges, disruptions, and opportunities for the HF Military Communication sector. The pandemic disrupted global supply chains, affecting the availability of critical components and materials needed to produce HF communication systems. This led to delays in manufacturing and delivery of equipment. The pandemic highlighted the need for secure and reliable communication, not only in military settings but also for disaster response and healthcare coordination. This increased demand for communication solutions that could operate in challenging and remote environments.

High Frequency Military Communications Market Trends

The adoption of digital platform is a prominent trend. Modern HF systems often incorporate digital signal processing, software-defined radios (SDR), and data networking capabilities. This enables more efficient and versatile communication, as well as the integration of HF with other digital communication technologies. The ability to establish communication in remote and austere environments is a key trend. HF systems are designed to support mobile and tactical operations, providing reliable communication in challenging terrain and rapid deployment scenarios.

There is a growing emphasis on interoperability. Military forces are seeking communication solutions that can seamlessly connect with various platforms, including satellites, tactical data networks, and other communication technologies. This trend enhances the effectiveness of joint and coalition operations. Security remains a top priority. The market is seeing increased demand for HF communication systems with advanced encryption and anti-jamming capabilities to protect sensitive military information from cyber threats and electronic warfare.

High Frequency Military Communications Market Analysis

 High-Frequency Military Communication Market Size, By Frequency Range, 2021- 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on Frequency range, the market is segmented into 18-20 MHz, 20-22 MHz, 22-25 MHz, 25-30 MHz. The 22-25 MHz High frequency military communications, segment dominated the market in 2022, accounting to register a CAGR of about 9% over the forecast period.

  • HF communication in the 22-25 MHz range may offer enhanced anti-jamming capabilities, making it more resilient to electronic warfare and intentional interference, which is crucial in military applications.
  • HF communication systems in this range may offer sufficient data throughput for various military communication needs, including voice, data, and video transmission.
  • Effective spectrum management and allocation are important drivers for the use of this specific frequency range. Governments and regulatory bodies may allocate this range for military purposes, ensuring access and availability.
  • The 22-25 MHz range may be compatible with existing military communication infrastructure, making it a cost-effective choice for upgrading or expanding communication capabilities.
  • The availability of funds and budget allocation for HF communication systems operating in this specific frequency range is a significant growth driver. Adequate funding enables the development and deployment of advanced systems.
High-Frequency Military Communication Market Share, By Type, 2022

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Based on platform, the high frequency military communications market is segmented into land, {armored vehicle}, naval, {ships, submarine}, airborne, {fixed wing, rotatory wing, unmanned vehicles. The military segment held a market share of over 9% in 2022 and is estimated to grow over the forecast period.

  • Airborne platforms, such as fighter jets, transport planes, surveillance aircraft, and drones, can maintain reliable communication, both within the aircraft itself and with ground control stations and other aircraft.
  • The Airborne segment includes communication solutions that allow military aircraft to communicate with other aircraft, ground stations, and naval vessels. This inter-platform communication is vital for joint operations.
  • Many military aircraft have satellite communication capabilities, enabling them to access secure and long-range communication components via satellites. This is particularly important for global military deployments.

Airborne communication systems must support both voice and data communication. Voice communication ensures real-time interaction among crew members, while data communication allows for the transmission of vital mission data and imagery.

China High-Frequency Military Communication Market Size, By Region, 2021- 2032 (USD Million)

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The region of Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, accounting for a market share of over 9.5. The Asia-Pacific region is characterized by ongoing geopolitical tensions, territorial disputes, and regional security challenges. These factors drive the need for advanced military communication systems, including HF platform, to ensure secure and reliable communication in potentially hostile environments. As countries in the APAC region often engage in joint military exercises and cooperate with regional allies, interoperability is a critical consideration. HF systems that support interoperability with regional and international partners are in demand. The region faces growing cybersecurity threats. Protecting HF communication systems from hacking, jamming, and other cyberattacks is a significant focus, ensuring the integrity and security of military communications.

High Frequency Military Communications Market Share

The high frequency military communications industry is highly competitive owing to the presence of key players such as:

  • Harris Corporation (L3Harris Technologies)
  • Thales Group
  • Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins)
  • Elbit Systems
  • Leonardo DRS

Significant investments in R&D to gain technological competitiveness and aggressive business strategies including technological launches as well as collaborations and long-term agreements with clients to capture market share are positively impacting market growth.

High Frequency Military Communications Industry News

  • In May 2021, One Web launched 36 new LEO satellites. The LEO satellites launch was part of the ‘‘five to 50 program", which would help deliver broadband internet connectivity across key countries like the U.S., U.K., Alaska, Iceland, Northern Europe, Greenland, Canada, and the Arctic seas.

The High frequency military communications market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, by Frequency Range

  • 18-20 MHz
  • 20-22 MHz
  • 22-25 MHz
  • 25-30 MHz

Market, by Platform

  • Land  
  • Naval
    • Ships 
    • Submarine    
  • Airborne       
    • Fixed wing    
    • Rotatory wing          
    • Unmanned Vehicles  

Market, by Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

Market, by Application

  • Command & Control
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, reconnaissance
  • Routine operations
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Sandeep Ugale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

High frequency (HF) military communications industry size surpassed USD 2 billion in 2022 and may witness over 8% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 driven by the rising importance of secure and encrypted communication.

HF military communications market size from the 22-25 MHz frequency range segment is anticipated to observe 9% CAGR through 2032 to offer enhanced anti-jamming capabilities in wide range of military applications.

Asia Pacific high frequency military communications market size is expected to witness appreciable CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to ongoing geopolitical tensions, territorial disputes, and regional security challenges.

Some of the HF military communication companies are Harris Corporation (L3Harris Technologies), Thales Group, Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins), Elbit Systems, and Leonardo DRS.

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