Defence Electronic Market

Global Defence Electronic Market Research Report: By Vertical (Navigation, Communication, Display, C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Radar, Optronics), By Component (Hardware, Software), By System (Airborne, Marine, Land, Space), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Aerospace & Defence | December 2023 | Report ID: EMR00366 | Pages: 301

The global defence electronic market was valued at USD 187.31 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 262.53 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 4.92% from 2023 to 2031.

Defense electronics refers to electronic components and systems that are specifically designed for technological superiority in defense setup. It provides robust, high performance electronic detection, electronic protection, and electronic attack capabilities to support the success of missions and minimize casualties. Furthermore, the electronic solutions are developed by multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, in collaboration with commercial and academic counterparts.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

187.31 Billion

Projected Market Value (2031)

262.53 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Vertical, By Component, By System& Region

Segments Covered

By Vertical, By Component, By System & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Defence Electronic Drivers:

Increasing adoption of integrated defense electronic technologies

Increasing adoption of integrated defense electronic technologies for the electrical circuit is used by the military and police for defence purposes. In addition, the use of integrated defense electronics products provides multiple advantages, such as real-time decision-making, remote operations, and reprogramming of systems for defense against new and emerging threats. Armies, navies and air forces have conducted radar electronic warfare to deny, protect against and/or exploit the adversary use of radar systems. Thus, driving demand of the global defense electronic market.



Growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Investment Activities

Militaries around the world are increasingly viewing AI as a critical component of their long-term tactics and planning. The largest military firms are one of the most important channels for integrating emerging technologies such as AI-enabled technology into defense systems and platforms. With tech behemoths like Amazon and Google at the forefront of AI innovation, big military firms are under pressure to increase their innovation-related operations in order to keep up with the larger commercial sector. In the defense electronics sector, AI investment activities primarily focus on autonomous systems, cybersecurity, data analysis and intelligence, training and simulation, predictive maintenance, and communication and networking. Therefore, will create growth opportunities for the target market.



Effects of Geopolitical Uncertainties on the Defense Electronics Industry

Uncertainties in geopolitics have a direct impact on defense spending, international trade, and technology transfer. They put a pressure on international defense partnership programs. Diverging national interests and concerns about technology sharing provide a variety of problems for international defense cooperation. Trade wars and political sanctions have the potential to disrupt the global supply chain for defense electronics components and supplies. The reliance on suppliers involved in geopolitical crises results in possible supply constraints and increased shortages. This is expected hamper the growth of the target market.


Segment Overview

By Vertical

Based on vertical, the global defence electronic market is divided into navigation, communication, display, c4isr, electronic warfare, radar, and optronics. The communication segment dominated the global defence electronic market in 2022. This is attributed to communication systems include radio communication, satellite communication, and secure data networks, are critical for permitting real-time information sharing between military people and units. It is key for rising awareness about the situation and self-defense. During the forecast period, the radar segment is expected to increase rapidly.


By Component

Based on component, the global defence electronic market is divided into hardware, software. The hardware segment dominated the defence electronic market with the largest revenue share in 2022. This due to the hardware includes several equipment and systems, which are significant to the development & operation of electric defense. The hardware component facilitates the development of advanced defense systems and enable capabilities including commutations, surveillance, detection and control. Therefore, increasing demand of this segment in the global market.


By System

Based on system, the global defence electronic market is fragmented into airborne, marine, land, space. The airborne segment dominated the defence electronic market in 2022, owing to the avionics systems are important components of the segment, which includes flight control systems for aircraft control, navigation, communications and tracking. In addition, the MIL-STD-461 specification is widely used as a general basis for testing defence electronics. Voltage spike tests with 150 ns duration as defined in MIL-STD-461C are still relevant for testing airborne power systems. This is expected to fuel growth of this segment target market.


Global Defence Electronic Overview by Region

North America dominated the defence electronic market in 2022. This is attributed to increasing demand of the US defense electronics in this region. In response to the government and its partners operating in an increasingly complicated security environment, defense technology is rapidly evolving. The defense information systems agency and the department of defense information network are working to repurpose cutting-edge technologies including artificial intelligence, development, security, and operations, as well as zero-trust assets, to defend the Defense Department's global network. These all factor affecting the growth of the defence electronic market in this region.




Global Defence Electronic Competitive Landscape

In the global defence electronic market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global defence electronic market include Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Thales Group, BAE Systems plc, General Dynamics Corporation, Saab AB, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Leonardo S.p.A., Rheinmetall AG, Elbit Systems Ltd., Hensoldt AG, Hanwha Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, IndraSistemas S.A., Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., CACI International Inc, QinetiQ Group plc. and others.


Global Defence Electronic Recent Developments

  • In November 2023, BAE Systems has created specialized microelectronics tailored for advanced radar, electronic warfare, and communication applications in the next generation.


Scope of the Global Defence Electronic Market Report

Defence Electronic Market Report Segmentation



By Vertical

  • Navigation
  • Communication
  • Display
  • C4ISR
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Radar
  • Optronics

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

By System

  • Airborne
  • Marine
  • Land
  • Space

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


  • Available upon request



Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Defence Electronic Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global defence electronic market segmented by vertical, by component, by system& region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of defence electronic between 2019 and 2031.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global defence electronic market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of defence electronic among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global defence electronic market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • Business Executives
  • Industry Professionals
  • Academic and Research Institutions
  • Startups and Entrepreneurs
  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies
  • Investors and Trade Experts


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Frequently Asked Questions

The growth of the Defence Electronics Market is driven by factors such as increasing defense budgets, advancements in technology, the need for modernization of military equipment, and the rising demand for sophisticated electronic systems for communication, surveillance, and intelligence.
Technology advancement is a crucial factor in the Defence Electronics Market. The development of cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence, cyber warfare systems, and advanced sensors, enhances the capabilities of defense electronic systems, providing military forces with a strategic advantage.
Challenges in the Defence Electronics Market include the high cost of development and maintenance, cybersecurity threats, the complexity of integrating diverse electronic systems, and the need for compliance with stringent military standards and regulations. Overcoming these challenges requires continuous innovation and collaboration with industry and government stakeholders.
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2022.
The major players operating in the global defence electronic market include Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Thales Group, BAE Systems plc, General Dynamics Corporation, Saab AB, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Leonardo S.p.A., Rheinmetall AG, Elbit Systems Ltd., Hensoldt AG, Hanwha Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, IndraSistemas S.A., Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., CACI International Inc, QinetiQ Group plc. and others.

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