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Worldwide X-Band Radar Industry to 2030 - Network-centric Warfare Driving the Adoption of X-band Radar in the Defense Sector -

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DUBLIN, January 20, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "X-Band Radar Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2030)" report has been added to's offering.

The X-Band Radar Market is projected to witness a CAGR of around 4.5% during the forecast period (2021-2030).

Companies Mentioned

  • Japan Radio Co. Ltd


  • Terma AS

  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Saab AB

  • IAI Group

  • Thales Group

  • Leonardo SpA


  • Reutech Radar Systems

  • Vaisala

  • Indra Sistemas SA

Key Market Trends

Network-centric Warfare Driving the Adoption of X-band Radar in the Defense Sector

The Defense sector is anticipated to continue its dominance in the market in focus during the forecast period due to the increasing use of network-centric warfare (NCW) technologies. NCW was devised by the US military during the 1990s and requires a thorough integration of sensors, communication networks, command centers, and associated platforms to achieve complete situational awareness and perfect synchronization between sensors and responders in a fast-paced environment.

The focus of NCW is the assimilation of minimum information that needs to be exchanged. Therefore, effective ways to capture that information and best portray it into actionable intelligence require the integration of precise navigation sensors to triangulate the position of a military platform for effectively serving the mission. Most X-band radars are used along with airborne, naval, and satellite platform radars for target integration.

Militaries around the world are making considerable long-term strategic investments in X-band radar and are promoting NCW as part of military transformation. In April 2017, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded a USD 10 million contract to Raytheon Technologies Corporation to continue the development of hardware and software that will add gallium nitride or GaN semiconductor technology to the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense X-band radar. The GaN enhances the range, search capabilities, and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) capabilities of the AN/TPY-2 radar. On this note, in April 2021, the US MDA awarded a USD 243 million modification to the aforementioned contract for a single unit of the N/TPY-2 radar system to support Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Battery #8.

North America to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

The US defense forces aim to achieve total technological dominance over their rival nations and hence are frequently fielding state-of-the-art technologies to gain a tactical advantage on the battlefield. In November 2017, the US Navy initiated the improvement process of the current AN/SPQ-9B X-band radar and created a next-generation low-cost, lightweight, active phased array radar by 2027. The new radar system is envisioned to have multiple capabilities, including anti-aircraft search and tracking, surface target search and track, detecting submarine periscopes, and identifying unidentified targets.

The US Navy envisions to equip these systems, with an estimated cost of around USD 30 million per unit, on its entire fleet. The US Navy wants to develop baseline concepts for FXR, come up with realistic SWAP-C and effective isotropic radiated power, or EIRP estimates based on flyaway cost. Hence, the US research agencies are actively engaging in R&D activities to develop a proof of concept of sophisticated software programmable X-band radar systems using low-cost antenna array technology with digital beamforming architecture based on multiple receiver channels. As of June 2018, the US military was envisioning installing a missile defense radar in Hawaii at a potential cost of USD 1 billion to identify any ballistic missiles fired from North Korea or elsewhere.

Key Topics Covered:





4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

5.1 Platform

5.1.1 Airborne

5.1.2 Terrestrial

5.1.3 Naval

5.2 Geography

5.2.1 North America

5.2.2 Europe

5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

5.2.4 Latin America

5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa


6.1 Company Profiles


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