The Military and Civil Aviation Passive Radar Market: 2013 - 2023

Published: June 2013
No. of Pages: 85
   

Synopsis

Passive radar is different from traditional forms of radar in that it dies not emit any electromagnetic radiation. Instead, it relies on reflections from other electromagnetic signals in the atmosphere in order to provide a radar picture. Passive radar provides a number of distinct advantages that will allow it to corner a significant portion of defense, homeland security, and civilian radar markets. In addition to cost-efficiency, passive radar is also covert, an effective counter to stealth technologies, and environmentally friendly.

The market for passive radar is still in its infancy, and few companies have developed effective, marketable systems. However, as the technology becomes more sophisticated and affordable, more and more competitors can be expected to enter the market, particularly in defense and homeland security.

By the end of 2023, we expect passive radar technology investments to account of more than $10 billion in revenue, following a CAGR of nearly 36% between 2013 and 2023. This report focuses on the two markets where passive radar technology has the greatest potential: civilian aviation and military radar applications.

The report presents vendor strategies, overall depictions of potential growth in both sectors, as well as detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of global and regional drivers and limitations on market potential from 2013 till 2023.

The report comes with an associated excel datasheet covering quantitative data from all revenue projection forecasts presented within the report.

Key Findings

The report has the following key findings:

  • At present, the market for passive radar is still in its infancy, and few companies have developed effective, marketable systems
  • Overall spending on passive radar technology will surpass $10 Billion annually by the end of 2023
  • The flexibility of deployment, together with stealth and surveillance capabilities will drive passive radar investments to comprise nearly 41% of the total military radar spending between 2013 and 2023
  • Cost efficiency, spectrum congestion and emerging urban applications are the key drivers impelling passive radar investments in civil aviation

Topics Covered

The report covers the following topics:

  • The business case for passive radar technologies
  • Market drivers and limitations for civilian aviation and military applications
  • Profiles and strategies of key industry players
  • Global and regional market forecasts for passive radar investments:
  • Submarket forecasts are categorized in the following two categories:
  • Military & Homeland Security passive radar market
  • Civil Aviation passive radar market

Regional forecasts are categorized in the following six categories:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Latin & Central America

Key Questions Answered

The report answers to the following key questions.

  • How big is the opportunity for passive radar technology and what is the size of the total addressable market?
  • What are the key military and civil aviation applications of passive radar technology?
  • What are the market drivers and barriers for the adoption of passive radar technology?
  • Which region will witness the highest level of investments and growth on passive radar?
  • Which key industry players are investing in passive radar technology?

List of Companies Mentioned

The following companies have been mentioned in the report.

  • Applied Radar
  • BAE
  • Bruel and Kjaer
  • Cambridge Pixel
  • Cassidian
  • Cobham
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • DRS Technologies
  • EADS
  • ELTA Systems
  • Ettus Research
  • EUROCONTROL (European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation)
  • Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)
  • Finmeccanica
  • Frequentis
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Helios Remote Sensing Systems
  • Honeywell
  • Indra
  • Information Systems Laboratories
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • ITT Corporation
  • Kelvin Hughes
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Longbow LLC
  • NATS
  • NIIP
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Company
  • Roke Manor Research
  • Royal Air Force
  • Saab AB
  • Selex ES
  • Telephonics
  • Terma
  • Thales Group
  • ThalesRaytheonSystems
  • The Boeing Company

The Military and Civil Aviation Passive Radar Market: 2013 - 2023

Table of Contents

List of Figures 5

1 Chapter 1: Introduction 6
1.1 Executive Summary 6
1.2 Topics Covered 8
1.3 Key Questions Answered 9
1.4 Key Findings 10
1.5 Methodology 11
1.6 Target Audience 12
1.7 Companies Mentioned 13

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of Passive Radar Technology 15
2.1 Passive Radar 15
2.1.1 What is passive radar? 15
2.1.2 Passive Coherent Location 15
2.1.3 The Need for Sophisticated Software Processing 17
2.1.4 Passive Coherent Location vs. EMA and PESA 17
2.2 Market Outlook 19
2.2.1 An Infant Market 19
2.2.2 Future Opportunities: A $10 Billion Market by 2023 19

3 Chapter 3: Passive Radar in Civil Aviation 21
3.1 General Market Characteristics 21
3.1.1 Safety Regulations: Major Constraint 21
3.1.2 Applications: Air Traffic Control 21
3.1.3 Savings Potential: Market Driver 22
3.2 Market Valuation 23
3.2.1 The Average Contract Value for an Airport Radar System 23
3.2.2 The Total Addressable Market: 879 Airports Worldwide 23
3.2.3 How Big is Civil Aviation Passive Radar Opportunity? 24
3.2.4 What is the regional outlook? 26
3.3 Civil Aviation: Market Limitations 28
3.3.1 Safety Considerations 28
3.3.2 Economic Factors 28
3.3.3 System Capabilities 29
3.4 Civil Aviation: Market Drivers 30
3.4.1 Regulation 30
3.4.2 Market Expansion 31
3.4.3 Urban Applications 32
3.4.4 Spectrum Usage 32
3.5 Regional Market Analysis 33
3.5.1 North America 33
3.5.2 Asia Pacific 35
3.5.3 Europe 37
3.5.4 Middle East 39
3.5.5 Latin & Central America 41
3.5.6 Africa 43

4 Chapter 4: Passive Radar in the Military 45
4.1 General Market Characteristics 45
4.1.1 Healthy Outlook for Radar Investments despite Spending Cuts 45
4.1.2 Is ‘Target Acquisition’ on the Passive Radar Roadmap? 46
4.1.3 Surveillance Requirements Are Fuelling Growth 46
4.2 General Spending Trends 47
4.2.1 Expansion Trends: Ground, Airborne and Naval Surveillance 47
4.2.2 Short Term Deployments 47
4.2.3 Long Term ‘Persistent Surveillance” Deployments 47
4.3 Market Valuation 48
4.3.1 Passive Radar to Comprise 41% of the Total Radar Market 48
4.3.2 How big is the passive radar market for Military applications? 48
4.3.3 What is the regional outlook? 50
4.4 Military Market: Market Drivers 52
4.4.1 Stealth Applications 52
4.4.2 Surveillance Capabilities 53
4.4.3 Flexibility of Deployment 54
4.5 Military Market: Market Limitations 54
4.5.1 System Limitations 54
4.5.2 Complexity of Deployment and Systems Control 55
4.6 Regional Market Analysis 56
4.6.1 North America 56
4.6.2 Europe 58
4.6.3 Asia Pacific 60
4.6.4 China 62
4.6.5 Africa 63
4.6.6 Middle East 65
4.6.7 Latin & Central America 67

5 Chapter 5: Company Profiles 70
5.1 Smaller Competitors 70
5.2 Dominant Market Players 71
5.3 Cassidian 71
5.4 Indra 72
5.5 Lockheed Martin 73
5.6 Raytheon 74
5.7 Selex ES 75
5.8 Thales 76

6 Chapter 6: Additional Forecasts & Conclusion 77
6.1 Conclusion 77
6.2 Additional Forecasts 78
6.2.1 North America 78
6.2.2 Europe 79
6.2.3 Asia Pacific 80
6.2.4 Middle East 81
6.2.5 Africa 82
6.2.6 Latin & Central America 83

List of Figures

Figure 1: Passive vs. Active Radar Technology Comparison 16
Figure 2: Global Spending on Passive Radar Technology by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 20
Figure 3: Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 25
Figure 4: Regional Market Share of Passive Radar Spending in Civil Aviation: 2023 (%) 26
Figure 5: Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending by Region: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 27
Figure 6: North America Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 34
Figure 7: Asia Pacific Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 35
Figure 8: Europe Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 37
Figure 9: Middle East Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 40
Figure 10: Latin & Central America Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 41
Figure 11: Africa Civil Aviation Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 44
Figure 12: Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 49
Figure 13: Regional Market Share of Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2023 (%) 50
Figure 14: Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending by Region: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 51
Figure 15: North America Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 56
Figure 16: Europe Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 58
Figure 17: Asia Pacific Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 60
Figure 18: Africa Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 63
Figure 19: Middle East Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 66
Figure 20: Latin & Central America Military & Homeland Security Passive Radar Spending: 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 68
Figure 21: North America Passive Radar Spending by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 78
Figure 22: Europeon Passive Radar Spending by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 79
Figure 23: Asia Pacific Passive Radar Spending by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 80
Figure 24: Middle East Passive Radar Spending by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 81
Figure 25: Africa Passive Radar Spending by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 82
Figure 26: Latin & Central America Passive Radar Spending by Submarket (Military & Homeland Security, Civil Aviation): 2013 – 2023 ($ Million) 83

Published By: Signals and Systems Telecom
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