IoT In Aerospace And Defense Market Size To Reach USD 255.90 Bn By 2032

Published Date : 02 Jan 2023

The IoT in aerospace and defense market size was evaluated at USD 47 billion in 2022 and is expected to be worth around USD 255.90 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 19% over the forecast period 2023 to 2033.

The term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the use of networked sensors and actuators to monitor and control the environment and the objects and people that move through it. 

In order to provide precise and up-to-date information on energy usage throughout the whole production phase, aerospace companies are implementing IoT-enabled smart meters in the manufacturing of aero planes. These drones can relay real-time data to the command center, record live photos, and track the terrain and locations of the enemies. IoT has limitless potential for the aviation sector. The airline sector may concentrate on improving passenger safety, lowering costs, system maintenance, efficiency, security, and customer experience by using IoT effectively.

Report Highlights

  • On the basis of components, the hardware segment is the leading segment and is expected to make the largest contribution to the IoT in the aerospace & defense market. The hardware market for IoT aerospace & defense is expanding due to the increased demand for IoT devices, low-cost hardware needs, and the requirement for multiple sensors and chips for smart devices. The market for IoT in aerospace and military is predicted to grow as a result of the improved security for IoT devices, which includes content protection, virus detection, authentication, and theft deterrent.
  • On the basis of application, the highest CAGR is projected for the real-time fleet management segment during the forecasted period. The internet of things is a cutting-edge technology that functions by joining various items to create a network and enables data sharing between them. Data is gathered and processed through the network using sensors and gateways. Because IoT has made fleets smarter and more effective, the fleet industry has seen a significant transformation in how it can be operated. Real-time tracking of fleet whereabouts and conditions is made possible by IoT-based sensors. Additionally, they make a substantial contribution to the analysis of other fleet characteristics including the truck's speed and braking system.

IoT In Aerospace And Defense Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 47 Billion
Market Size by 2032 USD 255.60 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 19%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Segments Covered By Component, By Connectivity Technology, By Deployment Mode, By Application and By End-User
Regions Covered  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Regional Snapshots

North America has dominated the market with the highest revenue share in 2021. The North American market is expanding as a result of technologically advanced infrastructure, high Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, and rising demand for IoT in aerospace and defense tools. The advancements in technology and the need for innovation is rising the IoT in the aerospace and defense market.

Market Dynamics


The need for global IoT in the defense market has grown as a result of the requirement for increased national security. It is crucial that this sector has access to cutting-edge technology because the defense industry in an area is viewed as a vital asset for the national territory. As a result, the need for military IoT in the defense sector has been rising quickly lately. Defense IoT is crucial to achieving this goal since national territories urgently require increased physical protection on a broad scale. 

The rise of the worldwide IoT in the defense market has also been significantly influenced by the availability of a unified global electronic manufacturing base. The IoT in the defense market is being driven by the benefits of IoT in terms of high connection, enhanced security, and quick decision-making abilities. An increasing need for innovative and dependable services is another factor driving the IoT in the defense industry. 

Additionally, the majority of conventional security solutions created for enterprise systems do not work with Internet of Things (IoT) devices. On the other side, the IoT's enormous power consumption during conflicts or battles can possibly impede the development of the IoT in the defense sector. IoT usage in the aerospace sector is changing both ground and air operations. Aerospace manufacturers, for instance, are utilizing IoT to create and implement strong analytical methods to increase operational efficiency. 

IoT's extensive connectivity makes it possible for devices to work together and promotes efficient coordination, cooperation, communication, and interoperability between people and machines. These are undoubtedly the key components of effective and lucrative operations in the aircraft industry. 


Many of these IoT-based technologies continue to have high total costs of production, which are also rising. As industry-defining developments have an impact on the IoT, its connected technologies, and its affected industries, many developers are aware that spending will continue to rise for the foreseeable future. Connectivity and interoperability are two considerations that designers take into account when integrating IoT management. Engineers must incorporate capacity planning to sustain connectivity while managing the billions of devices spread across networks.

The goal of enabling all devices to operate and interact with one another without sacrificing performance, degrading user experience, or affecting security is interoperability, which is more difficult to do.


Globally, the Internet of Things has grown significantly, with a focus on civil applications. IoT is a model that considers the pervasive presence of many intelligent items in the environment. Through wireless and wired connections, they can interact and work together to create new applications and services in order to accomplish shared goals. Items and things can be identified and intelligently created by contextually choosing, collecting information, and sharing with other items.

By combining sensor systems, actuators, and control systems with existing military infrastructures, the military may become more effective and efficient. Using networked cameras and flying drones, survey the battlefield to map the terrain and enemy positions and send the information to the command center. Using this knowledge, the officials are able to make strategic decisions.

These drones could potentially be used for independent border patrols and to notify military personnel of any violations or threats. Due to the fact that it is unmanaged and can be operated remotely, this prevents any personal losses from occurring and this could be an opportunity to grow more in defense.


Some IoT gadgets gather extremely private data. Devices collect data that includes sensitive information in the defense sector. Voice assistants, internet-connected cameras, and other similar devices can listen in on people's conversations and activities. IoT equipment used in manufacturing has access to private data regarding methods and processes. For IoT devices, protecting this data is a regular challenge.

Due to the fact that they must transfer data to cloud-based servers for processing and are controlled by mobile devices and web-based portals, these devices are usually made to be accessed from the public Internet. They are known for having weak security as a result. Poor passwords, unpatched vulnerabilities, and other concerns with IoT security can put the sensitive data they store in risk.   

Recent Developments

The IIoT development capabilities for hardware and software are being significantly and immediately measured accelerated by FreeWave and ModuSense. The joint venture enables increased agility to shorten the time it takes to market new products.

Key Market Players

  • AT & T

Market Segmentation

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By Connectivity Technology

  • Cellular
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite Communication
  • Radio Frequency

By Deployment Mode

  • On-Premise
  • Cloud

By Application

  • Fleet Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Security
  • Others

By End-User

  • Space Systems
  • Ground Vehicles
  • Others

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