Sonar System Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI2153
Rise in Sonar System Market size can be attributed to growing demand of sonars in preemptive defense processes, augmented implementation of it for the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) methods, and rising need from fishing industry. Increasing demand for unmanned underwater vehicles in the commercial exploration of oil and gas and continuing technological improvements in the arena of autonomous underwater vehicles will create positive outlook for industry expansion.
The increasing consumption of oil and gas worldwide is accelerating oil and gas exploration activities. Since unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are integrated with SONAR systems for seabed mapping and mining, the growth in offshore industries and the investment of oil companies in UUVs will propel the industry growth during the forecast period.
The growth of innovative SONARS for defense arena has led to a substantial surge in the government funding. The main funding programs introduced by the government will drive factors for industry growth. In March 2015, Kraken SONARs received USD 450,000 in subsidy from Industrial Research Assistance Program held by Canada's National Research Council for the expansion of high-resolution sonars based on Kraken’s Interferometric Synthetic Aperture sonar system technology.
The U.S. Navy bestowed USD 13,864,676 in funding to Lockheed Martin for the growth of an Acoustic Rapid Commercial-off-the-Shelf Insertion SONAR system. Such rising funding will propel the product demand. However, factors including radiations released from the product at high frequencies affects the water vegetation and marine life can hamper the industry growth.
Defense application is assessed to account for principal share of the industry. This segment is expected to raise at a higher pace in the stipulated period. In defense, sonars are used mostly in the naval ships. Major demand for the navigation sonars is primarily from countries involved in shipbuilding.
Commercial applications for the industry include the use of sonars in navigation, hydrographic surveys and fisheries. Increased usage in fish finding will boost the demand for it in the commercial segment. The fisheries application of the commercial industry segment is projected to grow at the maximum CAGR in the stipulated time frame.
General-purpose hull mounted segment is projected to account for the major share of the sonars market by product. These are fitted in ships' hull for the navigation purpose and threat recognition. The information segment and seabed imaging are anticipated to account for the second-largest industry share. These systems are used for sub bottom profiling and hydrographic surveying.
Vessel mount installation accounted for the majority of share of the industry. It is attributed to the upsurge in numerous defense and commercial shipbuilding events. The UUV segment is anticipated to rise at the highest stride. The increase in the use of UUVs in applications including seabed mapping, hydrographic survey, mine hunting and military surveillance has directed to the growth in demand for sonars in UUVs.
North America is anticipated to be the leader for vessel mount segment in the forecast period mostly owing to by big naval shipbuilding orders in the U.S. and Canada. Increase in defense expenditure for nautical shipbuilding and hydrographic gas & oil exploration in the Asia Pacific is expected to enhance the demand for the product.
Asia Pacific is expected to upsurge at the highest stride in the stipulated time owing to the increase of border conflicts in the countries including China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Australia. Significant investments by China in commercial and naval shipbuilding is one of the key factors fueling the industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Major players of the market include Atlas Elektronik, JRC, Furuno, L3, Kongsberg Gruppen, Navico, Lockheed Martin, Sonardyne, Raytheon, Thales, Ultra Electronics and Teledyne. Due to the high growth potential of this industry, the retailers and wholesalers are directing on developing innovative products to seizure more revenue share. Since the industry has nominal scope for product differentiation, vendors are investing significantly in R&D.
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