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According to a recent report titled "Military Sensors Market Size and Regional Forecast, 2024-2027" by Fortune Business Insights™, the global military sensors market is poised for substantial growth, largely propelled by the emergence of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology. Specifically designed to record and monitor various conditions across diverse locations, WSN technology is expected to be a key driver of market expansion. The report indicates that the military sensors market achieved a value of USD 25.94 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 34.58 billion by 2027, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.91% during the forecast period.

A list of all the renowned military sensors manufacturers operating in the global market:

  • Honeywell International Inc. (The U.S.)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation (The U.S.)

  • TE Connectivity Ltd. (The U.S.)

  • Raytheon Company (The U.S.)

  • Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway)

  • BAE Systems PLC (The U.K.)

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Imperx, Inc. (The U.S.)

Browse In-depth Summary of This Research Insight:

Drivers & Restraints:

The military sensors market is experiencing rapid growth, largely driven by the increasing development of optical microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and RF MEMS devices. These advanced technologies are tailored to meet specialized military needs and offer notable advantages including high reliability, low power consumption, and compact sizes. MEMS sensors are extensively utilized in various military applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), missiles, battlefield tanks, drone electronics, and surveillance systems. However, it's worth noting that the intricate designs of these sensors may present challenges to market expansion in the foreseeable future.


Airborne Segment to Grow Rapidly Backed by Surging Usage of Military Helicopters & UAVs: The airborne segment accounted for 27.03% of the military sensors market share in 2019 and is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR in the coming years. This growth is attributed to the increasing usage of UAVs, fighter jets, and military helicopters, particularly in countries like India, China, and the U.S.

Regional Insights:

Rising Modernization Programs to Boost Growth in North America: North America dominated the military sensors market in 2019, generating USD 9.32 billion in revenue. The region is poised for continued growth, driven by government initiatives to conduct modernization programs and procure advanced technologies like 3D expeditionary long-range radar.

Europe to Grow Substantially Due to Increased Usage of EOIR Military Sensors: Europe is expected to experience substantial growth, fueled by the rising adoption of electro-optical infrared (EOIR) military sensors by the U.K. Defense Ministry.

Asia Pacific to Benefit from Geopolitical Tensions and Territorial Disputes: Asia Pacific is projected to witness growth due to escalating territorial disputes between countries like India and Pakistan, as well as geopolitical tensions between China and India. These factors are driving increased defense spending and the adoption of military sensor technologies in the region.

Competitive Landscape-

Key Players Focus on Gaining New Contracts to Compete with Their Rivals

The market for military sensors contains numerous prominent companies that are persistently striving to gain a competitive edge by procuring new contracts from government agencies. They are doing so to deliver their in-house military sensors. Below are two of the latest industry developments:

  • November 2020: BAE Systems won a contract worth USD 94 million from the U.S. Navy to deliver the latter with advanced technology. It will be used to develop several unmanned aerial systems.

  • May 2020: FLIR Systems received a second contract from the Army to provide unmanned aerial systems for the Soldier Borne Sensor program. The program is capable of offering real-time visual sector scanning.

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