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Global Missile Seekers Market (2021 to 2026) - Miniaturization of Missiles and Their Components Presents Opportunities

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Dublin, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Missile Seekers Market by Technology (Active Radar, Semi-active Radar, Passive Radar, Infrared, Laser, Multi-mode), Missile Type (Interceptor, Ballistic, Cruise, Conventional), Launch Mode, and Region (North America, Europe, APAC, & RoW) - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global missile seekers market size is projected to grow from USD 5.3 billion in 2021 to USD 6.8 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2021 to 2026.

The market is driven by various factors, such as geopolitical instabilities, changing nature of warfare, increasing defense expenditure of emerging economies, and technological advancements in missile seekers.

The missile seekers market will majorly be driven by the changing nature of warfare in the forecasted year. The advancements in technology have led to the development of new and advanced defense systems, including air defense systems and guided missiles for hitting moving targets. The changing nature of warfare across the globe has led to the acquisition of advanced missile firing and defending capabilities by militaries of various countries. These militaries are increasingly engaged in low-intensity battles. One example of the changing nature of warfare was the Indian military's reply to the Pulwama attack, where the Indian Air Force fighter planes destroyed a terrorist camp in Balakot (Pakistan) using guided missiles.

Advanced missile defense capabilities help countries in defending themselves against rocket and missile attacks. For instance, Israel's Iron Dome air defense system prevented more than 2,500 missile and mortar attacks with a success rate greater than 90%. The missile seeker in such a system plays the most important role of making sure the missiles fired by the defense system hit the targets accurately. This fueled the development of more advanced air defense systems, which use ground-to-air missiles with guided seekers, with a success rate greater than 90%. Thus, the changing nature of warfare has resulted in the increased demand for highly advanced seekers for missiles from militaries across the globe.

The missile seekers market includes major players BAE Systems (UK), Boeing (US), Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), Raytheon Technologies (US), Safran Group (France), Thales (France), and Northrop Grumman Corporation (US). These players have spread their business across various countries includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and the Rest of the World. COVID-19 has impacted their businesses as well. Industry experts believe that COVID-19 has affected missile seekers production and services globally in 2020.

Infrared Technology: The largest segment of the Missile Seekers market, by Technology.

The infrared technology is projected to dominate the missile seekers market during the forecast period. Infrared technology is capable of tracking the heat generated by an object. In missile guidance systems, infrared tracks the target based on the heat generated by it. Infrared is a passive type of homing technology which is effective in anti-aircraft missiles as it detects the heat generated by the jet engines of aircraft. Cross-array seekers and rosette seekers make use of infrared technology to guide missiles.

Interceptor: The fastest-growing segment of the missile seekers market, by Missile Type.

Based on the missile type, interceptor missiles is projected to grow at the highest CAGR for the missile seekers market during the forecast period. Interceptor missiles are anti-ballistic missiles used to counter ballistic missiles like intercontinental and intermediate-range ballistic missiles launched from any enemy country and to counter aircraft and other missiles. S400, Arrow 2, Arrow 3, THAAD, Patriot missile defense system, and Barak 8 are interceptor missiles used to defend against any kind of airborne threats, such as helicopters, aircraft, UAVs, anti-ship missiles, and ballistic missiles.

Air-to-Air: The fastest-growing segment of the missile seekers market, by Launch Mode.

Based on the launch mode, the air-to-air segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR rate for the missile seekers market during the forecast period. Air-to-air missiles are launched from aircraft, helicopters, or unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to destroy enemy aircraft. The warhead types of air-to-air missiles are fragmentation warheads or continuous rod warheads. These missiles detect their targets using radars or infrared guidance systems and can fly at a very high speed. These missiles are long and have narrow cross-sections to reduce drag.

North America: The largest contributing region in the missile seekers market.

North America is projected to be the largest regional share of the global missile seekers market during the forecast period. Major companies, such as Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and SemiConductor Devices, and small-scale private companies, such as Excelitas Technologies Corp, Marotta Controls, and KODA Technologies Inc., are based in the US. These players continuously invest in the R&D of new & improved missile seeker designs.

The missile seekers market in North America is driven by the increasing need for advanced defense systems from the US military. Missile seekers are the systems used in missiles to guide them on the right trajectory to accurately hit the desired targets. Recent technological developments in defense systems, including guided missiles, have led to the increased demand for more efficient missile seekers.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Growth Opportunities in Missile Seekers Market
4.2 Missile Seekers Market, By Launch Mode
4.3 North America Missile Seekers Market, by Technology
4.4 Missile Seekers Market, by Country

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Geopolitical Instabilities Leading to Procurement of Advanced Missile Systems Changing Nature of Warfare Increasing Defense Expenditure of Emerging Economies Technological Advancements in Missile Seekers
5.2.2 Restraints Procurement of Conventional Warfare Systems Rather Than Advanced Precision-Guided Munition by Many Countries High Manufacturing Cost
5.2.3 Opportunities Miniaturization of Missiles and Their Components Support for Researchers and Manufacturers for Developing Missile Seeker Solutions Depleting Stock of Precision-Guided Missiles
5.2.4 Challenges Delivering Products of Highest Standards Every Time Regulations on the Use of Missiles
5.3 COVID-19 Impact Scenarios
5.4 COVID-19 Impact on Missile Seekers Market
5.4.1 Demand-Side Impact Key Developments from January 2020 to August 2021
5.4.2 Supply-Side Impact
5.5 Trends/Disruptions Impacting Customers' Business
5.5.1 Development of Highly Accurate Missiles Capable of Hitting Moving Targets (Stormbreaker)
5.5.2 Development of Akash Surface-To-Air Missile Systems from Bel
5.5.3 3-D Printed Missiles
5.6 Market Ecosystem
5.6.1 Prominent Companies
5.6.2 Private and Small Enterprises
5.6.3 End-users
5.7 Pricing Analysis
5.7.1 Average Selling Price Analysis of Missile Seekers in 2020
5.8 Tariff Regulatory Landscape for Defense Industry
5.9 Trade Data
5.9.1 Trade Analysis
5.10 Value Chain Analysis of Missile Seekers Market
5.11 Porter's Five Forces Model
5.12 Technology Analysis
5.13 Use Cases

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
6.2.1 Major Companies
6.2.2 Small and Medium Enterprises
6.2.3 End-users/Customers
6.3 Emerging Industry Trends
6.3.1 Reduction in Size
6.3.2 Imaging Infrared(I2R) Technology
6.3.3 Precision Guided Missile Seeker
6.3.4 Fiber-Optic Guidance Systems
6.3.5 Automatic Target Recognition (Atr)
6.3.6 Use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (Sar) in Missile Seekers
6.4 Innovations and Patents Registrations, 2012-2021
6.5 Impact of Megatrend
6.5.1 Use of Ai in Defense
6.5.2 Constant Innovation in the Defense Sector

7 Missile Seekers Market, by Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Radar
7.2.1 Active Radar High Accuracy Makes Active Radar An Attractive Technology
7.2.2 Semi-Active Radar Demand for Anti-Aircraft Systems Will Drive the Market
7.2.3 Passive Radar Simple Design to Drive Demand
7.3 Infrared
7.3.1 Imaging Infrared Technology to Drive Demand
7.4 Laser
7.4.1 Short-Range Missiles to Drive Demand
7.5 Multi-Mode
7.5.1 Need for High Accuracy in Unknown Terrain Will Drive Demand

8 Missile Seekers Market, by Missile Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Cruise
8.2.1 Need for Missiles to Travel Undetected Will Drive the Demand
8.3 Ballistic
8.3.1 Rising Border Disputes Will Fuel Growth
8.4 Conventional Guided
8.4.1 Growth in Combat UAVs Will Drive the Market
8.5 Interceptor
8.5.1 Border Tension Between Countries Will Fuel the Market

9 Missile Seekers Market, By Launch Mode
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Surface-To-Surface
9.2.1 Investment by Homegrown Companies Will Drive the Market
9.3 Surface-To-Air
9.3.1 Increase in Missile Defense System Will Drive the Market
9.4 Air-To-Air
9.4.1 Border Disputes Will Fuel the Market
9.5 Air-To-Surface
9.5.1 Increase in Overseas Combat Operations by Nato Countries Will Drive the Market

10 Regional Analysis

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Market Share Analysis of Leading Players 2020
11.3 Rank Analysis, 2020
11.4 Competitive Evaluation Quadrant
11.4.1 Missile Seekers Market Competitive Leadership Mapping Star Pervasive Emerging Leader Participant
11.4.2 Missile Seekers Market Competitive Leadership Mapping (SME) Progressive Companies Responsive Companies Starting Blocks Dynamic Companies
11.5 Competitive Scenario
11.5.1 New Product Launches
11.5.2 Deals

12 Company Profiles
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Key Players
12.2.1 Bae Systems
12.2.2 Boeing
12.2.3 Raytheon Technologies
12.2.4 Safran Group
12.2.5 Northrop Grumman Corporation
12.2.6 Leonardo S.P.A
12.2.7 Thales
12.2.8 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
12.2.9 Aselsan As
12.2.10 Semiconductor Devices
12.2.11 Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
12.2.12 Janos Technology LLC
12.2.13 Analog Devices
12.2.14 Defence Research & Development Organisation
12.2.15 Bharat Electronics Limited
12.2.16 Tata Advanced Systems
12.2.17 Excelitas Technologies Corp.
12.2.18 Diehl Defence
12.2.19 Tonbo Imaging
12.3 Other Key Players
12.3.1 Adani Aerospace & Defence
12.3.2 Mbda Missile Systems
12.3.3 Marotta Controls
12.3.4 Koda Technologies Inc.
12.3.5 Vem Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
12.3.6 Radionix

13 Appendix

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