An early warning detection of missiles is done by Radar systems in the military, which is considered highly useful. Military radar also does surveillance of air and ground, air traffic control, navigation at sea, and many others. It is also used as terrorist scanner radar along with the camera, which uses UF (Ultrasonic Frequency) for several object detection that makes use of image processing to give higher protection at the border. Air defense system and radar procurement are rising rapidly due to increase regional instability and transnational disputes will drive the radar market. Moreover, the development of drones and UAVs will develop the growth of military radar in the forthcoming years. A military radar uses radio waves to determine the range, velocity, and angle of an object. Military uses Radars for many purposes they are to find the target and track their movements, takes countermeasure on incoming threats, for surveillance, and to direct other weapons. Military radars can also detect and classify targets such as the group of walking men, low-flying helicopters, and crawling men troops. Military radars are also used for weather detection and navigation purposes.
Major factors driving the growth of the market
The Middle East region is a region, which is conflict prone due to geopolitical tension and border conflicts in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Syria. These regions will have high imports of arms due to the above-mentioned reason and military sector investments are expanded. Manufacturers of arms are being more innovative and accurate in their development to meet the rising global demand. Many armed forces are using modern active electronically scanned array radar systems. These systems can be adjusted through software to optimize and change the targets without changing the hardware. These kinds of advancements will fuel the growth of the military radar market.
Trends influencing the growth of the market
A modern aircraft is designed to perform specific mission profiles; hence, the radar system, which is on board, must be capable to perform distinct mission profiles. For example, Radar is used in combat aircraft to find hostile aircraft and control air-to-air rockets, missiles, and other onboard weapons. In a bomber aircraft radar is used to fix or move, find surface targets, navigate and avoid obstacles. There is an increasing demand for a global aerial fleet, which in turn rise the demand for airborne radar. The multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) radar have many antennas that radiate arbitrary waveforms and are with digital receivers. The MIMO is developed to decrease the power, cost, weight, and size of conventional active electronically scanned array radars. There Radar enhances 3D range with its multiple receiving and transmitting antennas, which can operate, and different frequencies. This new MIMO technology can outperform the conventional AESA. Compared to AESA, MIMO has the highest jamming resistance. Advanced Protection Systems has launched FIELDctrl 3D MIMO radars. These radars are used by security, military, and other infrastructure industries.
Rising technological advancement in radar technology increases the market growth of the radar. The manufacturers are highly focused on developing and innovating more precise radar systems. The market is moving towards the modern active electronically scanned array radars adoption. A new generation AESA radars are given birth by the development of solid-state technology such as Gallium Nitride. Most of the drones are small and it’s hard to be detected through radars, the drones can be only detected when it has ADS-B or a transponder installed onboard. There is no solution to counter such a small drone on the radarscope. In addition, there is an increase in the adoption of commercial and private drones; radar system finds it difficult to handle such a large number of drones. Only few targets are shown by the inbuilt filters to avoid overloading. There is a restraint on the growth of the market due to an increase in the adoption of miniature drones and the inability to detect drones.
Hensoldt and OCCAR organization of joint armament cooperation signed a contract to replace the Radar Target Generator and upgrade the cobra artillery location radars. The Defense ministries of Israel and Slovakia signed a contract, which is worth USD 175 million to procure Radar Systems. Based on the agreement Slovak Air Force will procure Israel aerospace industries (IAI) developed 17 Radar systems from Israel.