Air Defense System Market (By Platform: Land Based, Sea Based, Air Based; By Range: Short Range Air Defense System, Medium Range Air Defense System, Long Range Air Defense System; By Type: Missile Defense System, Anti-Aircraft System, C-RAM System; By Component: Weapon System, Fire Control System, Command and Control System, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 – 2030


The global air defense system market size was valued at US$ 41 billion in 2021 and it is expected to hit US$ 65 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 5.25% from 2022 to 2030.

Air Defense System Market Size 2021 to 2030

Growth Factors

The rising defense expenditure in various developed and emerging countries for developing various missile and air defense systems, rising geopolitical instabilities, and changing nature of warfare are the prominent factors that are expected to boost the growth of the global air defense system market during the forecast period. The nature of the air warfare has changed with the introduction of more untraceable, agile, and lethal weapons that are autonomous in nature. Every country is trying to safeguard their territories against the potential adversaries. The increased importance of missiles and aircrafts in the modern-day warfare has significantly attracted huge investments towards the development and deployment of advanced air defense systems along the borders of countries. The huge government expenditures in the research and development of new and advanced air defense systems has led to the growth of the global air defense system market. The rapid spike in the military budgets owing to the geopolitical tensions has led to the growth of the air defense system market across the globe.

The various market players and their huge investments in the development of advanced air defense systems is expected to foster the market growth. For instance, in October 2021, Lockheed Martin invested in the development and manufacturing of hypersonic systems to be used against the emerging threats from the neighboring peer adversaries. The introduction of latest software and digital technologies is expected to enhance the performances of the air defense systems and ensure the safety of the aerial territories. The various manufacturers are increasingly adopting the various technologies such as high power lasers, mobile air defense integrated systems, multi-location radars, and missile warning systems that is expected to boost the demand for the latest air defense systems across the globe.

Report Scope of the Air Defense System Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size by 2030 USD 65 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030

CAGR of 5.25%

Largest Market Asia Pacific
Fastest Growing Region Europe 
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Platform, Range, Type, Component, Region
Companies Mentioned Hanwha Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, Saab AB, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bae Systems PLC, Thales Group, Rheinmetall AG, MBDA, Kongsberg Gruppen, Aselsan A.S., General Dynamics, L3 Harris, Elibit Systems

 

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the early 2020 has disrupted the industrial operations across various sectors across the world. Defense systems and technology is one of the industries that has faced immense disruption because of the pandemic outbreak. Halt in manufacturing systems across countries along with disruption in supply chain processes has negatively impacted the overall defense systems market growth and that in turn hampered the sir defense market pace. Because of the global lockdown scenario research & development activity for the improvement of anti-aircraft defense systems was hampered. Limited investment from the governments of various countries in their defense technology as large share of their economy was invested in catering the global demand for healthcare systems during the pandemic. This also expected to hinder the market pace for air defense systems in short-run and may drag the market from its current pace.

Platform Insights

Based on the platform, the land segment dominated the global air defense system market in 2021. It accounted for a market share of around 68% in 2021. The demand for the land based air defense systems is higher owing to the rising need for protecting ground stations and personnel from any incoming aerial threats. Various developed nations are engaged in manufacturing technologically advanced air defense systems. For instance Russia’s S-400 anti-craft weapon system is known to be among the most advanced air defense systems that are currently in operation. The nations like India and Turkey are the recent buyers of the S-400 systems. US is also procuring land based midcourse defense systems. Therefore, the rising demand for the land based air defense systems across the major markets has led to the growth of this segment.

Air Defense System Market Share, By Platform, 2021 (%)

Sea segment accounted for the second largest market share in 2021. This is attributed to the increased demand for the sea based air defense systems to protect the naval ships from any missile or other aerial adversaries. The navy of any country plays a crucial role in attacking as well as defending from the enemy. Hence, to protect that huge naval ships and naval bases, the demand for the sea based air defense systems is high across the major nations with naval forces.

Range Insights

Depending on the range, the medium range air defense (MRAD) system segment dominated the global air defense system market in 2021. The growing number of conflicts among countries such as China-Taiwan, China-India, China-Japan, Russia-Ukraine, and Israel-Middle East nations are the significant factor that are driving the demand for the MRAD systems. The risi9ngt conflicts to gain territorial ownership among the neighboring nations have boosted the adoption of the MRAD systems in almost all the major regions across the globe.

The growing importance to locate the aerial threats is stimulating the demand for the long range air defense (LRAD) system across the globe. The growing need to protect the territories, the major nations is deploying LRAD systems to counter and dismantle any incoming adversaries before it reaches the target. This factor is stimulating the growth of this segment significantly. Moreover, the LRAD systems are used as a tool to show-off the technological advancement and power to the other nations as a part of the defense strategy.

Type Insights

Based on type, the missile defense system led the global market in terms of revenue in the year 2021 and expected to retain its dominant position during the forthcoming years. The prime factors attributed to the escalating growth of the segment include high demand for missile defense across military applications along with increased usage of missile during any war. In addition to this, increased investment from the government of Iran, Russia, China, the U.S., North Korea, India, and France are likely to prosper the market growth for air defense

On the other hand, anti-aircraft system predicted to register prominent growth over the forecast period owing to increasing emphasis of the governments of various nations towards strengthening their aircraft defense system. As of 2020, Russia, the U.S., France, and Israel have the best anti-aircraft system of the world. For instance, S-400 defense system of Russia is the third-generation surface to air anti-aircraft system that is used for fight with dense and multi target air strikes in various altitude ranging from ultra-low to high. The Russian Land Defense Forces are currently having the best class anti-aircraft systems and are also investing significantly in order to upgrade the quality of their defense systems. These initiatives taken by the government of various nations are likely to propel the anti-aircraft defense system during the upcoming years.

Component Insights

Weapon system held significant market revenue in the year 2021 in the global air defense system market. Prime factor supporting the prominent growth of the segment includes increasing emphasis of today’s warfare on missile improvement and modernization. Presently, almost every country is investing towards upgrading the quality of their missiles in order to make their defense system stronger and more compatible with other nations. For instance, in April 2022, the government of U.S. has proposed to invest around US$ 900 million in order to procure a new missile defense system from Guam. The initiative taken by the government of the U.S. was to address the rising threat of missiles from China. Similarly, other nations are also investing prominently in upgrading their missile technology along with their launching pads in respect to strengthen their defense system and technologies.

Region Insights

Asia Pacific is the largest and the fastest-growing market in the global air defense system market in 2021. The rising defense budgets of countries like China, India, South Korea, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Vietnam are the major drivers of the Asia Pacific air defense system market. The rising territorial disputes in the south Asia and South China Sea regions has significantly fostered the demand for the air defense system market across the region. The most prominent defense exporters like Russia, US, and Israel are witnessing a huge growth potential in the Asia Pacific region. The advanced technologies adopted by the major air defense system manufacturers are attracting the various emerging nations in Asia Pacific region to purchase those systems. China has border disputes with almost all of its neighbors, which is significantly driving the demand for the air defense systems among the neighbors of China. The rising investments in the development of advanced and untraceable missiles are boosting the expenditure towards the adoption of air defense systems.

Europe is also expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in a rapid spike in the demand for the air defense systems among the neighbor peers of Russia like Sweden, Finland, and Poland. The Nordic states in Europe considers Russia as a potential threat are deploying advanced air defense systems to protect their territories from Russian invasion.

Key Market Developments

  • In November 2021, India received its first batch of S-400 Air Defense system from Russia. The dealwas worth US$5.4 billion for five S-400 systems. This deal was signed between Russia and India during the Russian President Putin’s visit to India in 2018. Putin is scheduled to visit India in December 2021 to renew military co-operation agreement forReciprocal Exchange of Logistics Agreement.
  • In November 2018, Saudi Arabia entered into an agreement with the U.S. to buy 44 THAAD missiles and launchers for US$15 billion.
  • In October 2021, Lockheed Martin invested in the development and manufacturing of hypersonic systems to be used against the emerging threats from the neighboring peer adversaries.

The various developmental strategies adopted by the government of various nations and various market players such as agreements, partnerships, new product launches, and joint ventures are expected to significantly influence the growth of the global air defense system market in a positive way. The market players are constantly engaged in research and developmental activities to gain a competitive edge and gain market share.

Some of the prominent players in the global air defense system market include:

  • Hanwha Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Company
  • Saab AB
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Bae Systems PLC
  • Thales Group
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • MBDA
  • Kongsberg Gruppen
  • Aselsan A.S.
  • General Dynamics
  • L3 Harris
  • Elibit Systems
  • JSC Concern Vko "Almaz-Antey"
  • The Boeing Company
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
  • Leonardo S.P.A.

Segments Covered in the Report

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By Platform

  • Land Based
  • Sea Based
  • Air Based

By Range

  • Short Range Air Defense System
  • Medium Range Air Defense System
  • Long Range Air Defense System

By Type

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

By Component

  • Weapon System
    • Turret Systems
    • Missile Launching System
  • Fire Control System
    • Air Defense Radar
    • Electro-Optic & Laser Range Finder
  • Command and Control System
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of air defense system market?
The global air defense system market size was reached at US$ 41 billion in 2021 and it is anticipated to rake US$ 65 billion by 2030.
The global air defense system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.25% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the air defense system market are Hanwha Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, Saab AB, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bae Systems PLC, Thales Group, Rheinmetall AG, MBDA, Kongsberg Gruppen, Aselsan A.S., General Dynamics, L3 Harris, and Elibit Systems.
The surging investments by the market players in the research and development of advanced air defense systems is fueling the air defense system market growth.
The Asia Pacific region will lead the air defense system market over the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:1768
  • Category:Machinery and Equipment
  • No. of Pages:150+
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