Many different defense and military applications use linear actuators. Defense linear actuators assist in ensuring the safety of your business as well as the effectiveness of your equipment by assisting with logistics, transport, weapon operation, and other essential applications. Linear actuators are frequently subjected to harsh weather, significant impacts, and other environmental disturbances. Because of this, the motion control systems utilized in the defense industry must be robust, effective, and trustworthy. Motion control, the delivery of torque, and equipment automation all frequently involve linear actuators. They are a frequently used part in a variety of vehicles, including gun carriers, cargo planes, landing platforms, fighter jets, tanks, and marine vessels. Many elements aboard land-based boats, such as cargo trucks and combat vehicles, rely on linear actuators. Electric linear actuators can be used for any type of motion control, including turret control, gun elevation, weapon location, and door/hatch actuation. In comparison to hydraulic actuators, electromechanical LPD and CPD systems are far safer. This is because, in contrast to hydraulic actuators, our electric actuators are totally sealed and do not run the risk of fluid leaks.
Marine vessels are essential to the defense sector because they can transport hundreds of crew members while travelling great distances without needing maintenance. Actuators are widely used in boats, submarines, and fighter aircraft carriers for a myriad of functions. Low-maintenance motion control methods are necessary for naval defenses to keep a consistent state of preparedness. Electric actuators are made from premium components and are intended to require less maintenance. Numerous naval applications, such as cargo conveyors, jet blast deflector operations, load ramp positioning, and hatch actuation, make use of our naked roller screws and LPD/CPD actuators. To transfer supplies, monitor activities in a region, and perform other crucial operations, fighter jets, cargo planes, and other aircraft are utilized in the defense sector. When it comes to airborne military applications, safety comes first. For this reason, a growing number of military equipment producers are converting from hydraulic to electric linear actuators. Strong actuators are designed to perform flawlessly under challenging conditions. Numerous airborne military applications, such as inlet guiding vanes, test stands, hatch/door control, and fuel valve control, commonly make use of actuators
Major factors driving growth of the market
Increasing demand for a variety of defense platforms will drive the growth of actuators market. Actuators are used in multiple defense platforms such as airborne, naval, land based platforms and also on precision guided munitions and missiles. There is an increasing demand for all these platforms due to procurements programs, sustainment programs and modernization programs, this will drive the growth of defense actuation systems market.
Trends Influencing Growth of The Market
Electric actuators continue to gain momentum and demand over hydraulic actuators. Electric actuators are cleaner, quieter, energy efficient and outperform hydraulic actuators. Since hydraulic actuators require constant maintenance and not scalable, electric actuators remain the favorite among OEMs and MROs. Hence advancements in electric actuator technology will influence the growth of the market. There is also consistent demand for aircraft actuators or aerospace actuators.
Increasing defense spending will drive the market for new procurement activities. Procurement will also be driven by prevailing geo political conditions in Europe and the Asia Pacific. Cross border aggression will give way to increased procurement of a wide range of platform that use actuators. The majority of the growth will be from the Europe and Asia Pacific region.
The T-150 UAV has a wingspan of 2.5 m, a length of 4.8 m and a weight of 110 kg. The T-150 UAV is capable of carrying more than 400 lbs (180 kg) of payload for surveillance purposes, including cameras and sensors such as radar; this is nearly twice the size of Merlin’s internal payload bay and making it more suitable for carrying heavier loads would add another important capability than just conducting ASW attacks from 30 km away.
In order to update the electronic warfare system on two U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters, Boeing has begun installing a digital avionics system made by BAE Systems. Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System, which replaces the fleet’s present analogue technology-based EW self-protection suite, will be installed on a total of 43 aircraft units with the assistance of the two firms, according to a statement released by Boeing on Thursday. On December 14, 2020, USAF awarded the aircraft builder a $79.6 million sole-source contract to support EPAWSS low-rate initial production. On December 31, 2020, USAF issued a $189.3 million amendment to broaden the scope of work.
The DRDO-designed and developed ABHYAS drone weighs 75 kg and will serve as a target for various missile systems. It can also be employed as a decoy aircraft because it can reach an altitude of more than five kilometers at half the speed of sound. During the test flight, the aircraft’s capabilities at low altitude, including sustained level and high mobility, were shown. The target aircraft was being tracked by several tracking instruments, including radar and an electro-optical targeting system, that were deployed by ITR. The target aircraft was being flown from a ground-based controller in a pre-designated low-altitude flight route.