Secondary surveillance radar (Secondary Surveillance Radar, SSR) refers to a radar that can monitor active, reflective targets in controlled airspace. Compared with the primary radar used to monitor passive reflective targets, the secondary radar can emit a specific pattern and its interrogation signal and receiving the response signal from the active, reflective target transponder. After the response signal is processed, the code, altitude, bearing, and distance of the active target equipped with the transponder are displayed. It is mainly used in ground interrogation radar.
The Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market likely to grow with a noteworthy rate during the forecast period, 2020-2027. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rise in demand for SSR in approach and en-route surveillance across Southeast Asia. Additionally, the surge in demand for 3D air defense radars, and drone detection radars for airports will propel the growth of the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market in the future periods. Further, the growing number of airports across Southeast Asia and the integration of surveillance radar systems with satellite navigation systems that allow air traffic control operators to track aircraft will foster the growth of secondary surveillance radar market. Also, the growing usage of SSR to detect and position aircraft and receives additional information, such as their identity and altitude, will positively impact the secondary surveillance radar market.
Moreover, there is a need for new, low-cost, high-probability detection radar coupled with original state-of-the-art surveillance technologies to provide cutting-edge, reliable hardware to air traffic operators around Southeast Asia. These factors are expected to foster the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market size in the coming years. The secondary surveillance radar (SSR) monitors active, reflective targets in controlled airspace and is generally not used alone. Still, its antenna and the primary antenna of the surveillance radar are operated together in synchronization. Furthermore, the benefits of SSR, such as fully redundant with automatic switch- over and hot-swapping functions, ensure high availability and boost the industry growth. The growing air traffic and runway infiltrations need a surveillance system to detect the aircraft’s position to control air traffic. These vital factors will propel the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar industry.
The latest breakthrough in radar technology, combined with the demand for miniaturized, economic, and high-precision radar for military and commercial applications, has brought a renaissance in radar technology and applications. Many upcoming technological growth areas, such as driverless cars, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and various commercial/civil applications, depend on solid-state radar and some new manufacturing processes and design methods. This renaissance is the product of the upgrade and development of military radar, stealth and jamming technologies, and the elimination of traditional radar solutions. The widespread use of advanced digital signal processing (DSP), flexible RF transceivers, and cutting-edge antenna technology is accelerating this change.
Southeast Asia has always been a market known for its rapid economic growth. In the past ten years, the air passenger load factor in Southeast Asia has increased from slightly over 200 million in 2008 to 530 million in 2018, which has more than doubled. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines in Southeast Asia has favored by the consumer market and has received a large number of air ticket orders.
At the same time, ASEAN governments have worked together to relax air traffic control, which has much promoted the market supply of the aviation industry. The ASEAN member countries have jointly signed the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement on the Comprehensive Opening of Passenger Air Services, which aims to gradually eliminate some specific Aviation industry barriers, such as restrictions on passenger seat capacity and industry competition.
Based on the configuration, the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market segregated into Antenna unit (ASSR), Antenna switch, Control transponder, Dual interrogator-receiver units, Dual extractors, Maintenance display unit, and Control and monitoring system. The dual interrogator-receiver units segment captured the largest secondary surveillance radar market share in 2019. It is owing to dual interrogator-receiver units provide interrogations generation, reply receiving, and processing in individual interrogation modes.
The Control and monitoring system will grow with a significant CAGR during the forecast period because it is responsible for controlling, on-line monitoring the parameters of transmitter/receiver and extractor, and for communication with respective subsystems.
Based on the application, the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market is classified into commercial, national security, defense & space. The defense & space held the largest market share in 2019, which is projected to grow substantially over the forecast period. It is primarily attributed to the rise in demand for SSR in the applications of border surveillance and the requirement of man-portable radars for battlefield surveillance, among others.
The commercial will grow with a lucrative rate during the forecast period due to SSR air traffic control for the civil authorities and information source about aircraft location and movement parameters.
Based on the country, the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market segmented into Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, and the Rest of Southeast Asia. Singapore is expected to generate the maximum revenue by the end of 2027 in the secondary surveillance radar market. It is owing to the ongoing modernization of aircraft, ships, border surveillance systems, and growing aerospace and military spending.
Malaysia will be the fastest-growing country in the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market by 2027. It is due to the demand for SSR in border surveillance, intelligence, reconnaissance, and modern air defense systems.
Companies such as Indra Sistemas, Northrop Grumman, The Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Thales, Harris Corporation, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, and NEC Corporation are the key players in the Southeast Asia secondary surveillance radar market.