Global Fighter Aircraft Market, By Type (Conventional Takeoff & Landing, Short Takeoff & Landing, Ve

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Global Fighter Aircraft Market, By Type (Conventional Takeoff & Landing, Short Takeoff & Landing, Vertical Takeoff & Landing), By Region (North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Rest of the World) – Market Size & Forecasting (2016-2025)

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The Fighter Aircraft Market is estimated to register substantial growth during the forecast period owing to increasing demand from various applications during the forecast period. Also, this market has witnessed the number of key developments by major companies operating in the market including new product development, partnerships, contracts, and so on.

A fighter aircraft can be termed as a high-speed military aircraft, which possesses the capability for carrying out air-to-air combat missions. High speed, ease in maneuvering, and relatively smaller size are considered to be the hallmarks of the fighter aircraft. These aircraft can also carry heavy payloads, and are capable of performing electronic warfare, ground attack, and air-to-air combat.

As countries strive to improve their aerial combat capabilities, several nations are upgrading their current fighter jets or replacing their aging fleet new generation aircraft, with sophisticated and advanced features. Technology advancements in stealth and precision weapons are further supporting the development of the fighter aircraft market, since, every nation want their combat capabilities to be up-to-date. However, the development and adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles can act as a restraint for fighter jets. Budget limitations can also discourage a few smaller nations from opting for next-generation fighter jets, which in the forecast period can hinder the market growth.

Segment Analysis

Based on aircraft type, the conventional take-off & landing segment is expected to have the highest share during the forecast period. Conventional take-off and landing refer to a method, in which an aircraft accelerates along the ground until they have enough power for take-off. Most of the fighter aircraft, being currently manufactured, are based on a conventional take-off and landing configuration. Currently, there are various programs, which are going on, in terms of conventional take-off and landing fighter aircraft. Under the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, the US Department of Defense (DOD) is planning to acquire more than 2,400 new generation F-35s. More than 1,700 aircraft of the complete purchase will be F-35A. Moreover, the F-35A is expected to replace the F-16 and the F-15 fighter aircraft. Singapore is also planning to replace the country’s aging F-16 fighter jets, with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. These developments will further propel the development of the fighter aircraft market.

In the fighter aircraft market, North America is expected to experience the highest growth. Various developments in the North American region, in terms of fighter aircraft, are expected to lead to its high growth. The US Air Force, since the end of the Second World War, has been regarded as the supreme air force of the world. Currently, the United States has over 2,000 fighter aircraft, and the US Department of Defense is now focused on upgrading its fighter aircraft fleet. Additionally, the USAF (the United States Air Force) plans to increase its fighter aircraft squadron from 55 to 65 in the coming years, in order to deal with the growing military might of China and Russia. In 2018, Lockheed Martin announced its plan to develop an updated version of its F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft for the USAF. Lockheed Martin plans to combine the top features of the F-35 and the F-22 aircraft into the F-22 Raptor Hybrid aircraft. Thus, various ongoing developments, in terms of fighter aircraft, are expected to lead its growth in North America, in the near future. Also, the US has the biggest military budget in the world. According to the US Department of Defense, their budget for 2018 was USD 686.1 billion which is way more than China's USD 177.6 billion, which is the second-biggest spender on military

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Upgrading and replacing of aging fleets of several nations

  • Technology advancements in stealth and precision weapons

  • Development and adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles

  • Budget limitations discouraging a few smaller nations from opting for next-generation fighter jets

Key Developments:

  • In February 2019, Dassault Aviation (France) reported the first delivery of the Rafale fighter aircraft, for Qatar. The first Rafale delivery happened on schedule after a contract was signed between Qatar and Dassault Aviation for 24 Rafale fighter aircraft, in order to equip for the Qatari Air Force.

  • In April 2019, Lockheed Martin (US) inaugurated its new F-16 production line in Greenville, South Carolina. Since then, F-16 tools and machinery have been placed in a newly refurbished hangar in Greenville which was previously in Fort Worth, Texas. The firm will start producing F-16 Block 70 aircraft later this year.

Regional Analysis

North America, Western Europe, and the Asia Pacific are estimated to dominate the fighter aircraft market by regions during the forecast period. North America region includes the US, Canada, and Mexico. This region is dominated by the US with a substantial market share. The presence of key players operating in the market along with an established infrastructure and government spending are expected to drive the demand in the region. Western Europe consists is another major region with countries such as Germany, UK, France, and Italy. Some of these countries are major exporters of aerospace & defense technologies to the World. In addition to this, there has been strong government spending on development and acquisition of new technologies in recent years. The Asia Pacific consisting of China, Japan, India, and South Korea is estimated to register the highest CAGR for fighter aircraft market during the forecast period. The Middle East and Eastern Europe regions have a strong potential for fighter aircraft market during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: Airbus Defence and Space, BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Alenia Aermacchi, Chengdu Aircraft Industry, Dassault Aviation, HAL, KAI, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, Shenyang Aircraft, and Sukhoi...

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Conventional Takeoff & Landing

  • Short Takeoff & Landing

  • Vertical Takeoff & Landing

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Type

  • Western Europe:

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Type

  • Eastern Europe:

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Type

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Type

  • Middle East:

    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Type

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (Latin America, Brazil, Rest of the World)

    • By Type

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