Military Communications Market

Military Communications Market: Technological Advancements & Propelling Demand for C4ISR Systems to Drive Growth in Developing Markets: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) and Opportunity Assessment (2018 - 2028)

  • 2018-06-05
  • REP-GB-627
  • 296 pages
 Military Communications Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Military Communications Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Military Communications market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Military Communications market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

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Military communications constitute a vital part of the security, economic, and scientific capabilities of several countries, worldwide. Regional governments are increasingly focusing on advanced communications technologies for enhanced   operational efficiency for improved security and digital communication capabilities. With growing use of smart devices and sensors in the defense sector, the market for military communications is likely to encounter with abundant revenue generation opportunities in near future. Expanding military investments are expected to uplift the global military communications market. In addition, demand for military communication systems is also constantly on the rise in disaster relief centers, to deliver quick response.

Growth of semiconductor industry due to downscaling of chemical and material costs, is expected to pose a cascading impact on the military communications market. The governments of several countries are taking numerous initiatives to facilitate the manufacturing of military communication systems and solutions, which is another strong factor that will support the growth of military communications market. Extended and rapid economic growth in Asia and increasing sophisticated military technology are transforming the global defense landscape. Rapid developments in defense infrastructure in various countries of the region are creating huge demand for military-technical capabilities.

Revenue Slump to Deter North America’s Military Communications Market Growth

The critical need for communication equipment for protecting information and the urgency of maintaining consistent communication between the military forces are the core dynamics fueling the growth of the military communications market in North America. Connected technology and robust network environment will continue to fuel the market for military communications in North American region, through 2028. On the flipside, Western Europe, in terms of growth rate, will possibly outgrow North America’s market, which is primarily attributed to strong presence of a majority of key players in European region.

Strong Growth Opportunities Await Developing Asian Economies in Military Communications Market

Through the next decade, North America is anticipated to lose its market value share, owing to highly progressing regions such as China, South East Asia and others of APAC, and Japan. The development of space infrastructure in emerging economies is presumed to create lucrative growth opportunities for several military communication solution providers. Growth in the defense infrastructure and satellite communication in ASEAN countries and prominently in India, has been creating immense scope for the growth of military communications market. Multiple government initiatives towards the technological development of military communications will also support the growth of the market during the next few years. Growing need for upgraded communication systems, aerial surveillance vehicles, and battle space management systems is creating rapid demand for C4ISR (Control, Command, Communication, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems in the region.

Excellent penetration of IoT in military operations is significantly impacting military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Moreover, the exponential growth of the IoT industry is producing more powerful and energy-efficient military communication equipment. Technological advancements in miniaturization, low power computing, radio frequency identification, and M2M communication are a few other significant factors expected to potentially push the prospects of the global military communications market over 2018-2028. During this projection period, the global market for military communications is foreseen to expand at a CAGR of 9.9%, attaining a value in excess of US$ 68 Bn through 2028.

An Overview of the Global Military Communications Market with Reference to the Global Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector Outlook

The global digital ecosystem has been continuously evolving over the last few years. The worldwide ICT sector has witnessed some key disruptions of late and governments of various economies are devising and implementing smart and inclusive regulations to govern sector penetration and facilitate technology connectivity to all parts of the world. Even as the world of technology prepares for a massive revolution with unimaginable advancements powered by machine intelligence, here are some of the key drifts presently trending the global ICT sector:

  • Mobile as the new internet accessibility engine: Currently, about three-fourths of internet usage is through mobile phones, with an increasing usage witnessed in low-income and middle-income countries. Yet, over half the world’s population is bereft of mobile broadband internet services. Mobile data providers have accepted this challenge and are targeting niche, unpenetrated markets with high-speed connectivity offerings to increase their customer base.

  • Cloud computing to shoot beyond the sky: Cloud is a potent catalyst in all technological advances of the 21st Cloud is transforming the way enterprises handle big data, and ICT companies are looking to deploy new mechanisms and tools to “speak to data” and acquire the relevant information capable of impacting cross sector business growth.

  • Swifter integration of networks and technologies: ICT will continue to disrupt industries and with an increasing shift in focus towards cross-functional platforms that integrate networks, devices, and technologies, a structured integration of communication applications and protocols is fueling new service offerings.

  • An app-led technology universe: If mobile is at the heart of the ICT revolution, mobile apps are the arteries that pump in the necessary innovation for survival. The rise of start-ups offering a plethora of mobile apps is set to revolutionize the entire paradigm of the global ICT sector.

  • Cyber readiness is the norm: A rapid digitalization has also upped the risk of cybercrimes and cyber-attacks. Mobile companies are working to build secure ICT servers and networks and cyber readiness is of paramount importance today while introducing new products and services in the global market.

Research Methodology

FMI utilizes robust methodology and approach to arrive at market size and related projections. The research methodology for this report is based on 3 dimensional model. We conduct about 45-60 min duration detailed interviews with product manufacturers; apart from this we also collect market feedback from industry experts. To validate this data, we interact with senior panel members having more than 10 years of experience in relevant field. The panel members help in validating the findings and fill the gaps if any.  In addition, we leverage on our existing pool of information, paid database and other valid information sources available in public domain. Usually industry interactions extend to more than 50+ interviews from market participants across the value chain.

Data Collection

FMI collects data from secondary sources including company annual reports, association publications, industry presentations, white papers, and company press releases apart from these we leverage over paid database subscriptions and industry magazines to collect market information and developments in exhaustive manner. After being done with desk research, detailed questionnaire and discussion guide is formulated to initiate primary research with key industry personnel; the discussion aims at collecting key insights, growth perspectives, prevalent market trends and quantitative insights including market size and competition developments. Both of these research approaches help us in arriving at base year numbers and market hypothesis.

Data Validation

In this phase, FMI validates the data using macro and micro economic factors. For instance, growth in electricity consumption, industry value added, other industry factors, economic performance, growth of top players and sector performance is closely studied to arrive at precise estimates and refine anomalies if any.

Data Analysis and Projection

Data analysis and projections were made based on proprietary research frameworks and statistical analysis, which was further validated from industry participants. These frameworks include Y-o-Y growth projections, macro-economic factor performance, market attractiveness analysis, key financial ratios, and others.

For public companies we capture the data from company website, annual reports, investor presentations, paid databases. While for privately held companies, we try to gather information from the paid databases (like Factiva) and based on the information we gather from databases we estimate revenue for the companies. In addition, the team tries to establish primary contact with the companies in order to validate the assumptions or to gather quality inputs.

Standard Report Structure

  • Executive Summary

  • Market Definition

  • Macro-economic analysis

  • Parent Market Analysis

  • Market Overview

  • Forecast Factors

  • Segmental Analysis and Forecast

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competition Analysis

Market Taxonomy

The global military communications market has been segmented into:

End User




  • Air Force

  • Land Force

  • Naval Force

  • Systems

    • Satellite Communication Systems

    • Radar & Sonar Systems

    • Radio Systems

  • Services

    • Consulting

    • Testing & Integration

    • Support & Maintenance

  • ISR

  • Situational Awareness

  • Command & Control

  • North America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • Latin America

  • SEA and Others of APAC

  • China

  • Japan

  • MEA

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