Military Embedded Systems focuses on embedded electronics, hardware, and software, for military applications through technical coverage of all parts of the design process. The embedded system is oriented to users, products, and applications, and it has strong specificity. The application of embedded systems to achieve intelligence in the military field of the military has become a significant issue today, relying on technology. To develop and enhance the country’s military capabilities, and comprehensively enhance the construction of science and technology in the military.
Global military embedded systems market size valued at USD 12.78 billion in 2019, which expected to reach USD 21.74 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.60% during 2020–2027. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to factors such as the surge in usages of compact architecture, which offer a high level of integration between control devices, sensors, and communication devices. Further, the growing demand for mobile command systems in the military & defense sector and the emergence of modern warfare systems are anticipated to enhance the military embedded systems demand. Additionally, the rising demand for mobile command systems in war zone areas will foster the growth of the military embedded systems market.
Various weapon control devices, tanks, ships, bombers, land, sea, and air various military electronic equipment, radar, electronic countermeasure equipment, military communication equipment, field command combat embedded systems can be seen in all kinds of special equipment. Moreover, the growing investments in network-centric solutions to strengthen the capacity of their defense communications systems will positively impact the growth of the military embedded systems market. Furthermore, the surge in modern electronic warfare & network-centric operations and increasing government expenditure in military operations in developed countries will trigger the growth of the market.
With the deepening of a new round of scientific and technological revolution, industrial revolution, and military revolution, intelligent warfare based on the network information system is becoming the primary form of future warfare. With the rapid development of electronic information technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, and the continuous penetration and deep integration of electronic information technology into other fields, the digitization, networking, and intelligence of various operational elements have been further deepened. The informatization warfare of the information system will enter a new development stage, and gradually form intelligent warfare based on the network information system.
Electronic warfare has become an essential part of military competition among major powers. The US Army’s major electronic warfare in 2019 includes ground-level systems (TLS), multifunctional electronic warfare-large unmanned aircraft airborne electronic warfare pod systems (MFEW-Air Large), and offensive network projects. In 2019, the Russian military deployed the Magnetic-21 electronic warfare system in the Central Military Region, the “Murmansk-BN” electronic warfare system in the Kaliningrad region. In 2019, India carried out the first kinetic energy anti-satellite test. It launched the first electronic reconnaissance satellite, conducted the first space soldier chess deduction, purchased new electronic warfare equipment, electronic warfare combat capabilities, especially space electronic warfare capabilities.
Based on the components, the global military embedded systems market bifurcates into hardware and software. The hardware segment held maximum military embedded systems market share in 2019. It is attributable to the surge in demand for driver-assistance systems and electromobility solutions for electric and hybrid combat vehicles, a rise in demand for portable wearables, and an increase in the use of multicore processors.
The software segment will continue lucrative growth in the forecast period. It is owing to the software includes modules such as RTOS and file system. RTOS has powerful real-time performance and can respond to user’s needs promptly. In the military field, RTOS is widely used, such as the precise positioning of missiles, etc., all use the RTOS real-time operating system in embedded systems.
Based on product, the global military embedded systems market segregated into Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture, Compact-PCI Board, Compact-PCI (CPCI) Serial, VME Bus, Open VPX, Motherboard & Computer-On-Module (COM), Single Board Computers, Micro-TCA and Advanced-MC, and Others. The advanced telecom computing architecture segment accounted for a higher revenue share in 2019 and expected to dominate the military embedded systems market by 2027. It is primarily attributed to the growing use of open standard architecture for global telecommunications infrastructure, critical military applications, and ruggedized military applications.
The Compact-PCI Board will grow with a lucrative growth rate in the forecast period. It is due to its help in reducing the obsolescence problem of avionics hardware and significantly reducing costs and complexity for hardware and software.
Based on the platform, the global military embedded systems market classified into Land, Airborne, Naval, and Space. The airborne segment will hold higher market potential by 2027. It is owing to the rising demand for open system avionics in special mission aircraft and development of mission-critical embedded systems and advanced electronic systems.
The land segment held a significant market share in 2019. It is due to the increasing demand for military embedded systems to improve shooting accuracy and reduce accidental injuries on the battlefield.
Based on technology, the global military embedded systems market categorized into edge computing, fog computing, and mist computing. The edge computing will witness significant growth in the forecast period. It is primarily attributed to the edge computing help in compute-intensive AI, autonomous vehicle, Electronic Warfare, radar, and sensor fusion applications require data center-class processing capabilities closer to the source of data origin.
Fog computing will be the fastest-growing segment in the estimated period due to fog computing helps to address the connectivity, bandwidth, latency, cost, and security challenges imposed by cloud-centric architecture.
Based on the application, the global military embedded systems market segregated into intelligence, surveillance, & reconnaissance (ISR), cyber & networking, electronic warfare, command & control, communication & navigation, sensor, camera, & display, weapon & fire control, wearable, and others. The intelligence, surveillance, & reconnaissance (ISR) held higher market potential in 2019. It is a growing procurement of advanced and high-tech surveillance & monitoring systems. The ISR modules include Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), radar, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).
The electronic warfare market exhibits a lucrative market share in 2019 and expected to generate significant revenue during 2020-2027. It is due to electronic welfare help to achieve its operational goals in military operations and help in monitors the electromagnetic environment around the military station.
Based on geography, the global military embedded systems market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific is slated to account for a significant share by 2027 in the military embedded systems market. The growth in the region can be attributed to the new developments in defense capabilities, advancements in wireless technologies, increased adoption of advanced lightweight armored vehicles.
North America is projected to provide significant growth opportunities due to the rising investments in artificial intelligence that have led to a rise in the adoption of military embedded systems in North America.
Companies such as Intel Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Kontron AG, Xilinx, Inc., Mercury Systems, Inc., Eurotech, General Dynamics Corporation, General Micro Systems, Inc., Advantech Co., ltd., Thales Group, Nxp Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, Abaco Systems, ADLINK Technology Inc., Aitech Defense Systems, Inc, Elma Electronic Inc., and Excalibur Systems are the key players in the global military embedded systems market.
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