Electronic Warfare spending on a growth path to $19 Billion
Trends driving spending on the Electronic Warfare (EW) sector will be underpinned by the need to control an ever increasing complex spectrum environment, countering modern frequency agile radar systems and network-based IP-centric communications in conventional symmetric warfare scenarios, as well as combatting asymmetric threats from improvised explosive devices:
The Global Electronic Warfare Market Forecast looks at the total EW sector comprising electronic attack (EA) and electronic warfare support (EWS) systems, and electronic protection (EP) support services.
According to the report, North America will be the largest regional end market, and will continue to drive spending with a renewed emphasis on conventional systems, though the fastest spending will come from the Asia-Pacific region.
Further airborne EW systems will represent the largest market in dollar terms while system shipments will be dominated by the land domain.
"Spending on EW is starting to see a renewed emphasis based on the need to counter both conventional and asymmetric threats which are becoming increasingly sophisticated as a result of advances in radar and communications technologies, and this will result in the primary acquisition focus targeting the enhancement of EA and EWS capabilities," notes Asif Anwar, Director at Strategy Analytics.
"EA systems include radar, communications and RCIED jammers as well as infra-red and electro-optical countermeasures; EWS systems provide the ability to intercept, identify, and locate threats across the electromagnetic spectrum. We expect that these sectors will account for 91% of total EW expenditure with total system shipments are forecasted to grow to 21,332 units through 2024, split almost evenly between EA and EWS systems."