Airborne Pods Market, by Aircraft Type (Combat Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, and, Others), by Pod Type

Published Date: April 2020 | Report Code : AD2062369


Airborne Pods Market, by Aircraft Type (Combat Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, and, Others), by Pod Type (ISR, Targeting, Countermeasure, Others), by Material Type (Composites, Metals), by Sensor Type (EO/IR, EW/EA, IRCM), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America) – Market Size & Forecasting to 2028

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Report Code : AD2062369

Status : Published April 2020

The global airborne pods market size was valued at USD 3.03 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.12% during the forecast period. Airborne pods are an external pod structure designed to deliver better aerial detection, recognition, communication, identification, and targeting capabilities to an aircraft. Its major application is to convert the normal aircraft into the surveillance aircraft.

The growth in defense budgets and growth in demand for ISR missions owing to the rising tension of security across the globe are the factors that will propel the global airborne pods market during the forecast period. Increasing demand for advanced targeting system is supporting the demand of airborne pods across the globe. Furthermore, the lack of skilled workforce, and higher production cost, are some of the major constraints on Airborne Pods market growth.

Considering the current scenario, the rise in military expenditure across various developing economies is driving the growth of the airborne pods market. Advancement in technology and procurement of advanced raw material by various manufacturers is anticipated to boost the growth of the airborne pods market. Therefore, the airborne pods market is expected to increase soon owing to its advantages provided to the aircrafts.

Key Factors Impacting the Growth of Airborne Pods Market:

  • Technological advancements
  • Increasing market demand for advanced and modernized aircraft pod designs.
  • Increase in competition in the market

The industry professionals are looking forward to increasing the application of airborne pods and expand its use in the end-use industries to enhance its revenue opportunities in the global market. Moreover, the airborne pods market is currently witnessing high growth due to an increase in defense budget from the various developed and developing countries such as the US, Germany, China, Japan, India, France, and the UK. The airborne pods market segmentation is based on aircraft type, pod type, material type, sensor types, and region.

 Aircraft Type Outlook:

The aircraft type for the generation of revenues in the global airborne pods market is combat aircraft, helicopter, UAV, and others. The combat aircraft segment is predicted to account for the largest share in airborne pods market. This is because of the rising tension of security prevailing across different economies.

Pod Type Outlook:

Based on pod type, the airborne pods market is classified into ISR, targeting, countermeasure, and others. ISR pods dominated the pod type of airborne pods market in 2018 and is foreseen to dominate during the forecasted years followed by countermeasure and targeting pods.

Sensor Type Outlook:

Based on sensor type, the airborne pods market has been segmented into EO/IR, EW/EA, and IRCM. In 2019, the EO/IR dominated the sensor type segment by accounting the largest market share in the airborne pods market owing to the deployment of ISR pods being used for intelligence, and surveillance. While, EW/EA was the fastest growing segment owing to an increase in acquisition of combat aircraft by different combat aircraft.

Regional Outlook:

Based on the region, the global airborne pods market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Rest of the World. In terms of revenue, North America holds a dominant position in the global Airborne Pods market. The region's dominance is attributable to highest growth in this region owing to the presence of largest military aircraft fleet. In Europe, the growth of Airborne Pods is driven by safety regulations by the France government in near future. Furthermore, Asia Pacific is estimated to project the fastest growth rate in the global Airborne Pods market during the forecast period. This growth can be accredited to several factors, such as an acquisition and upgradation of existing aircraft fleet due to rising tensions in China is driving the demand of airborne pods in Asia-Pacific region.

The report analyzes factors affecting the airborne pods market from both demand and supply side and further analyses market dynamics affecting the market during the forecast year such as driver, restrain, opportunities and future trends. The report also provides comprehensive Porter’s model analysis on the Airborne Pods market for all six regions namely; North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and the Rest of the world.

Competitive Landscape

The airborne pods is a consolidated market comprising moderately small players. Key market players are involved in offering start-to end applications of Airborne Pods. Similarly, other business models such as joint venture and market entry strategies are helping prominent vendors to make their presence felt in the Airborne Pods market and increase their product portfolio. The key leading players in the market include Thales Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, UTC Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, Harris Corporation, S.G.D. Engineering Ltd., Airborne Technologies, Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC, CPI Aerostructures, and others.

This report also includes the profiles of key airborne pods market companies along with their SWOT analysis and market strategies. In addition, these competitive landscapes provide a detailed description of each company including future capacities, key mergers & acquisitions, financial overview, partnerships, collaborations, new product launch, new product developments, and other latest industrial developments.

Key Developments in Airborne Pods Market:

  • In October 2019, Collins Aerospace purchased of almost USD 9.9 million for DB-110 DB-110 airborne reconnaissance pods for Saudi Arabia from the US Foreign Military
  • In July 2019, Israel’s Rafael and IAI’s Elta Systems signed up to upgrade the Litening 5 and Reccelite XR allweather stand-off airborne electro-optic targeting pods with a synthetic aperture radar imagery intelligence payload
  • In March 2017, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) secured a $200m contract to supply targeting and surveillance pods to an undisclosed country in Asia

What Does This Report Provide?

This report provides a detailed understanding of the global airborne pods market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the market.

Market Segmentation:

By Aircraft Type

  • Combat Aircraft
  • Helicopter
  • UAV
  • Others

By Pod Type

  • ISR
  • Targeting
  • Countermeasure
  • Others

By Material Type

  • Composites
  • Metals

By Sensor Type

  • EO/IR
  • EW/EA
  • IRCM

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Pod Type
    • By Material Type
    • By Sensor Type
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, Russia, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Pod Type
    • By Material Type
    • By Sensor Type
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Pod Type
    • By Material Type
    • By Sensor Type
  • Middle East & Africa
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Pod Type
    • By Material Type
    • By Sensor Type
  • South America
    • By Country (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Rest of South America)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Pod Type
    • By Material Type
    • By Sensor Type

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