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Worldwide Sonar Systems Industry to 2026 - Featuring Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Thales Among Others

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Dublin, July 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Sonar Systems Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global sonar systems market reached a value of US$ 3.74 Billion in 2020. Sound navigation and ranging (SONAR) refers to a technique which employs sound waves for navigating, communicating, and detecting lost or hazardous objects. The sound waves are reflected from the objects and are detected by sonar systems which analyse the information contained in them. Sonar systems are generally divided into passive and active sonar. Active sonar systems emit acoustic waves into the water and listen to their echoes underwater, whereas, passive sonars do not generate their own signals and listen to the sounds produced by other vessels. Nowadays, sonar systems are widely used for fishing, hydrography, oil exploration, marine observation and nautical charting activities.

Global Sonar Systems Market Drivers:

On account of the rising number of terrorist attacks, governments across the globe are increasing their defence budgets for building warships and deploying nuclear submarines as a part of their military strategies. Moreover, the growing applications of sonar systems in preventive defence processes and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) have boosted their demand across the globe. In line with this, advanced systems are being developed, such as synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) which produces higher resolution images. In addition, consistent enhancements in the arena of autonomous underwater vehicles and rising demand for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for commercial exploration of oil and gas are also anticipated to bolster the growth of the market. Looking forward, the publisher expects the global sonar systems market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the mode of operation, the market has been segmented into active, passive and active cum passive.

  • Based on the product type, the market has been segmented into hull mounted sonar, towed array sonar, sonobuoys, dipping sonar and driver detection sonar.

  • Based on the installation, the market has been segmented into vessel mounted, airborne, towed, UUV, hand-held and pole mounted and others.

  • Based on the type, the market has been segmented into multi beam, side scan, single beam and synthetic aperture.

  • Based on the application, the market has been segmented into military, hydrographic charting, offshore oil and gas, port and harbour management, coastal engineering and others. Hydrographic charting currently represents the biggest application.

  • Based on the material, the market has been segmented into piezoelectric ceramics, piezoelectric single crystals, magnetostrictive materials and others.

  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, North America is the biggest market, accounting for the majority of the global sales.

The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Thales, Kongsberg Gruppen, Ultra Electronics, L3 Technologies, Teledyne, Sonardyne, Atlas Elektronik, Furuno, Navico and JRC.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global sonar systems market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?

  • What are the key regional markets in the global sonar systems industry?

  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global sonar systems industry?

  • What is the breakup of the global sonar systems market on the basis of mode of operation?

  • What is the breakup of the global sonar systems market on the basis of product type?

  • What is the breakup of the global sonar systems market on the basis of installation?

  • What is the breakup of the global sonar systems market on the basis of type?

  • What is the breakup of the global sonar systems market on the basis of application?

  • What is the breakup of the global sonar systems market on the basis of material?

  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global sonar systems market?

  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global sonar systems market?

  • What is the structure of the global sonar systems market and who are the key players?

  • What is the degree of competition in the global sonar systems market?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Sonar Systems Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Market Breakup by Mode of Operation
5.5 Market Breakup by Product Type
5.6 Market Breakup by Installation
5.7 Market Breakup by Application
5.8 Market Breakup by Type
5.9 Market Breakup by Material
5.10 Market Breakup by Region
5.11 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Mode of Operation
6.1 Active
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Passive
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Active cum Passive
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Product Type
7.1 Hull Mounted Sonar
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Towed Array Sonar
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Sonobuoys
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
7.4 Dipping Sonar
7.4.1 Market Trends
7.4.2 Market Forecast
7.5 Driver Detection Sonar
7.5.1 Market Trends
7.5.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Installation
8.1 Vessel Mounted
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Airborne
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Towed
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 UUV
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Hand-Held and Pole Mounted
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast
8.6 Others
8.6.1 Market Trends
8.6.2 Market Forecast

9 Market Breakup by Type
9.1 Multi Beam
9.1.1 Market Trends
9.1.2 Market Forecast
9.2 Side Scan
9.2.1 Market Trends
9.2.2 Market Forecast
9.3 Single Beam
9.3.1 Market Trends
9.3.2 Market Forecast
9.4 Synthetic Aperture
9.4.1 Market Trends
9.4.2 Market Forecast

10 Market Breakup by Application
10.1 Military
10.1.1 Market Trends
10.1.2 Market Forecast
10.2 Hydrographic Charting
10.2.1 Market Trends
10.2.2 Market Forecast
10.3 Offshore Oil and Gas
10.3.1 Market Trends
10.3.2 Market Forecast
10.4 Port and Harbour Management
10.4.1 Market Trends
10.4.2 Market Forecast
10.5 Coastal Engineering
10.5.1 Market Trends
10.5.2 Market Forecast
10.6 Others
10.6.1 Market Trends
10.6.2 Market Forecast

11 Market Breakup by Material
11.1 Piezoelectric Ceramics
11.1.1 Market Trends
11.1.2 Market Forecast
11.2 Piezoelectric Single Crystals
11.2.1 Market Trends
11.2.2 Market Forecast
11.3 Magnetostrictive Materials
11.3.1 Market Trends
11.3.2 Market Forecast
11.4 Others
11.4.1 Market Trends
11.4.2 Market Forecast

12 Market Breakup by Region
12.1 North America
12.1.1 Market Trends
12.1.2 Market Forecast
12.2 Europe
12.2.1 Market Trends
12.2.2 Market Forecast
12.3 Asia Pacific
12.3.1 Market Trends
12.3.2 Market Forecast
12.4 Middle East and Africa
12.4.1 Market Trends
12.4.2 Market Forecast
12.5 Latin America
12.5.1 Market Trends
12.5.2 Market Forecast

13 SWOT Analysis
13.1 Overview
13.2 Strengths
13.3 Weaknesses
13.4 Opportunities
13.5 Threats

14 Value Chain Analysis

15 Porters Five Forces Analysis
15.1 Overview
15.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
15.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
15.4 Degree of Competition
15.5 Threat of New Entrants
15.6 Threat of Substitutes

16 Price Analysis

17 Competitive Landscape
17.1 Market Structure
17.2 Key Players
17.3 Profiles of Key Players
17.3.1 Raytheon
17.3.2 Lockheed Martin
17.3.3 Thales
17.3.4 Kongsberg Gruppen
17.3.5 Ultra Electronics
17.3.6 L3 Technologies
17.3.7 Teledyne
17.3.8 Sonardyne
17.3.9 Atlas Elektronik
17.3.10 Furuno
17.3.11 Navico
17.3.12 JRC

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