Man-portable Communication Systems Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027
Report ID: GMI4255
Man-portable Communication Systems Market size is slated to gain exponentially from 2019 to 2025 driven by rising demand for handheld/wearable encrypted devices, such as radios, GPS, cellular devices, and other tactical communication systems, due to increasing safety concerns over data transmission and risks of data breaches. Man-portable communication systems offer strong security over voice & data transmission as well as anti-jamming features, disabling strategic signal barriers that hinder long-range communications. Another major driving force is the importance of portable communication systems in Command and Control (C2) military defense systems. C2 systems require highly encrypted two-way flow of information between ground soldiers and military control centers. Portable communication systems augment security and portability in C2 systems, ensuring total privacy and handling large volumes of information without errors. These systems are also beneficial for C2 usage due to their reduced size, lightweight, and low power consumption.
As countries across the globe modernize their armies to counter newer global threats (hostage situation, terrorist attacks), the focus is on reducing the burden for ground forces to keep them less fatigued and more efficient. Lightweight military communications equipment is being developed across the world including the UK government’s Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier (RBDS) initiative, ensuring soldiers to carry no more than 25 kgs while on the ground. The U.S. also developed ‘Nett Warrior’ program to reduce the burden on its military personnel. These developments are expected to further fuel the man-portable communication systems market market.
The man-portable communication systems market is segmented into platforms including land, naval, and airborne. Land-based platforms hold the majority of the market share due to greater bandwidth requirements, higher data traffic, and global usage by ground military forces. The emergence of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems for training ground soldiers have also contributed to the land-based market segment. Naval platform is also expected to grow as single-soldier espionage missions across global sea borders are increasing, rising the demand for low weight and high-powered communication systems.
Application wise, the man-portable communication systems market is segmented into Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Software Defined Radios (SDR), telephonic encryption, transceiver smartphones, two-way radios, homeland security, and commercial. The SDR segment is leading the market due to its flexibility, cost reduction, and power to drive communications over long distances, offering a wider reach. The facilities to handle various network standards, such as 2G,3G, and 4G, have also added to its popularity.
North America is the largest man-portable communication systems market. This can be attributed to a vast defense budget of the U.S. In 2018, the U.S. spent USD 648.2 billion on its defense, 36% of the world’s total expenditure (USD 1.8 trillion). The existing presence of standard encryption algorithm and cognitive radio systems in the U.S. Army also makes it easier to adopt portable communication tools. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow significantly as the major sub-continent nations including India, China, and Pakistan are investing in improving their military communications equipment. In July 2019, India invested USD 230 million in developing new communication satellites for its navy. The consistent geopolitical threats in this region including cross-border firing & terror threats have also driven governments to improve their tactical communication systems for improved security and military advantage.
The key players in the man-portable communication systems market are General Dynamics Corporation, Harris Corporation, L-3 Communications Holding Inc., Aselsan, Huawei, Rockwell Collins, ViaSat, Codan Limited, Leonardo, Raytheon, ITT Corporation, Ultra Electronics, Thales Group, BAE Systems PLC, Saab AB, Cobham PLC, and Elbit Systems Ltd. These enterprises are constantly working to improve portable communications, making them compliant with government regulations and leveraging the power of new high bandwidth technologies such as 5G.
Man-Portable Communication Systems Market, By Platform, 2014-2025 (USD Million)
Man-Portable Communication Systems Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (USD Million)
- Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
- Software Defined Radios (SDR)
- Telephonic encryption
- Transceiver smartphones
- Two-way radios
- Homeland security
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)
- South Korea
- Latin America
- South Africa
- BAE Systems PLC
- Cobham PLC
- Codan Limited
- Elbit Systems Ltd.
- General Dynamics Corporation
- Harris Corporation
- ITT Corporation
- L-3 Communications Holding Inc.
- Rockwell Collins
- Saab AB
- Thales Group
- Ultra Electronics
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