Military Navigation Systems Market

Military Navigation Systems Market : Global Industry Analysis 2016 - 2020 and Opportunity Assessment 2021 - 2031

Market Overview

The military navigation system is applied to military missions for navigation purposes in enemy territories.  The military navigation system is designed to meet the requirement of military transport aircraft. It helps to carry out various strategic or tactical military air transport operations in hostile environments. The military navigation system provides efficient, flexible, and highly reliable navigation and guidance solution for various airborne systems, handheld receivers, precision-guided munitions, and embedded applications.

The military navigation system can be used in various military applications for force deployment, vehicle navigation, and logistical support. The military navigation system provides a wide range of benefits such as handheld receivers for soldiers, navigational devices for vehicles, and GPS-aided navigational systems for unmanned aircraft, and GPS-aided navigational systems for aircraft, among others. The reliability of such benefits drives growth for the military navigation systems market.

What are the Key Trends Impacting Growth of the Military Navigation Systems Market?

The military forces across the globe have been focused on the integration of navigation systems with ships, aircraft, unmanned systems, rockets, and missiles, which is expected to create new growth opportunities for the military navigation system market during the forecast period.  As per the finding of the report, the global military navigation system is anticipated to experience an upsurge over the forecast period due to various factors such as a rise in the number of conflicts, advanced missile defense capabilities with the help of a navigation system.

Furthermore, the military navigation system is also used to find out forces location information, remotely operated vehicles, and to avoid disruption of satellite transmissions. There are military applications such as GPS Jammer Location (JLOC) which is designed to determine interference threats vis GPS technology, and send alerts to armed forces when a threat is detected. Such factors are fueling growth for the military navigation systems market during the forecast period. 

How is the Increasing Demand for Advanced air and missile defense system reshaping the Market?

Developments in New-Gen missiles with advanced technologies including a medium extended air defense system, and others are major factors to strategic installations and platforms, such as military ships and airbases. The varying nature of conflicts between several countries has resulted in the rising demand for advanced rockets and missiles from armed forces around the world, which is projected to drive the military navigation system market.

The military navigation system offers various applications such as forces location, forces deployment, forces navigation, communication network timing, and all-weather and across-the-clock operation. Such factors surge in the demands for military navigation system market growth during the forecast period. 

What are the Major Driving Factors for Military Navigation System Market?

There is an increasing demand for artillery systems and missiles owing to geopolitical issues and instabilities and changing nature of warfare, which is expected to drive the growth of the military navigation systems market. The military navigation system offers different features such as signal with anti-jamming characteristics, identification, high accuracy, and more flexibility. The reliability of such features propelling the demand for the military navigation system market. 

Advantages and benefits such as command & control, search and rescue, combat and security, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), targeting and guidance, are the primary factors resulting in an increasing number of military navigation system providers offering a new and innovative platform for business continuity. The integration of technologies/systems such as IoT, satellite-based radio navigation systems, digital navigation systems, and others can be expected to lead to the development of the military navigation system market with much more capabilities and improved performance.

What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain Growth of the Military Navigational System Market?

Some of the major challenges hampering the growth of the global military navigation system market are high development and maintenance costs and weak signal and other operational challenges. Measurement errors from the inertial navigation system and declining in the procurement of defense equipment due to limited funding for defense in under-developed economies, which in turn, hinders the growth of the military navigation system market.

Competitive Landscape

Key players such as

are actively involved in offering military navigation system for different applications. 

What Strategies are the Key Players Adopting for Increasing their Market Share in the Military Navigational System Market?

The military navigational system provider’s major strategy lies in focusing on cutting-edge technologies which are specialized but comprehensive. It drives the products which lie in the fields related to aerospace and defense and are not yet commercialized or are commercialized on a lower scale. The company tries to be a pioneer in the market to gain heavy profits and be the first point of contact for customers.

In October 2018, Safran launched a complete range of naval inertia navigation systems for both surface vessels and submarines. It also covered the full spectrum of naval requirements in terms of navigation precision, based on a wide variety of models in the family.

The military navigational system key vendors partner with other companies such as information technology systems providers in the market to drive out more quality and logical products in the market. It is generally seen to partner with companies who work with the necessary and latest technology, which would benefit the standard product of the key players.

In June 2019, Safran and Orolia are partnered to offer the latest resilient positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions for military forces, especially in GNSS-denied environments. This partnership provides mission-critical equipment for land, air, sea, and space programs in environments where GNSS signals are not available or degraded.

What are the Key Opportunities for Military Navigational System Market?

The aerospace & defense industry is coming ahead with several technological/system innovations, and various military navigation solution providers are focusing on providing navigation military systems such as new hybrid navigation systems and inertial navigation systems, and others. The military navigation solution providers can focus on the advancements of products with small antennas, airborne products, test and training instrumentation, and radio-frequency technology for connected military navigation systems. Moreover, the development of such connected military navigational systems is opening new areas of innovation for military navigation solution providers.

Why the U.S. is a Big Market for Military Navigational System Market?

The U.S. is estimated to be the dominant market in 2021 in terms of revenue sales for the military navigational system market. Product launches and product innovation is expected to remain as the key strategy of key players in this market to increase their sales growth.

The growth of the military navigational system market in North America is attributed to the rise in the adoption of a new hybrid navigational system and the next generation of a global positioning system for the U.S. air force in this region. Also, the factors such as upgrade and enhanced military navigational systems, continuous technological advancements, and government investments in military and defense systems are promoting the growth of the U.S. military navigational system market.

Why China has high growth opportunities for Military Navigational System Market?

China and India are creating potential growth opportunities for the growth of the military navigational system market owing to the development of rocket and missile systems and the conflict situation between China and India.  The aerospace and defense sectors are growing rapidly in the East Asia region owing to a high number of Tier II & Tier III military navigation system manufacturers and solution providers, which in-turn has to increase the demand for military navigational systems in the region drastically.

The China Government focuses on innovating new and advanced military navigational products to meet the growing demand from end-users. This strategy helps it maintain a distinctiveness in the marketplace. In July 2020, China launched the BeiDou navigation satellite system for its military space forces. It also provides an independent navigation structure for its increasingly modernizing military.

What is the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak on Military Navigational System Market?

Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been an impact on the military navigation system market and has also disrupted production and supplies the military navigational products in the global market. Governments of key countries such as the U.S., China, and Germany that play a major role in sustaining market stability have legislated countrywide lockdowns to control infections. Social distancing measures and a ban on cross-border travel have resulted in regional transport infrastructures and sporting venues taking a hit. Military navigational system providers spending on solutions that operate on modern as well as upcoming navigational technologies are estimated to grow at an average rate of 8% during the forecast period.

Key Segments of Military Navigational System Market Covered in the Report

Based on Component:

  • Hardware
    • GPS Receiver
    • Radar Altimeter
    • Others
  • Software
  • Services
    • System Integration
    • Security Consulting
    • Support & Maintenance

Based on Platform:

  • Aviation/Air-based
  • Marine-based
  • Ground-based

Based on Application:

  • Command & Control
  • Search and Rescue
  • Targeting & Guidance
  • Combat & Security
  • Others

Based on the Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

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