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Global Electronic Attack (EA) market growing to $8.5 billion, says Strategy Analytics

by Asif Anwar | Nov 27, 2015

Market will grow at a CAGR of 3.8% through 2024

Boston, MA - November 26, 2015 – RF-based Electronic Attack (EA) systems such as radar, communications and RCIED (radio controlled improvised explosive device) jammers will dominate the market for EA system spending, increasing to 70% of the total market in 2024. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service series of Electronic Attack (EA) forecasts, outline global defense expenditure trends segmented on a regional basis before breaking out the expected spend on EA incorporating systems, hardware, support and related services across the land, air and naval domains.

·         The North American region, and specifically the US, will drive spending on EA systems especially for airborne and shipborne EA systems and account for the largest end market over the entire forecast period.

·         Land-based EA systems will represent the second largest market in dollar terms and dominate total shipments.

·         The total number of EA system shipments is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% through 2024 to reach 10,844 units.

Strategy Analytics Global Electronic Attack (EA) Market and Technology Forecast: 2014 - 2024 outlines analysis looking at the total EA sector providing segmentation detail related to form factors, platforms, frequency, power and associated enabling technology trends and component demand. The associated Land Electronic Attack (EA) Market and Technology Forecast: 2014 - 2024Airborne Electronic Attack (EA) Market and Technology Forecast: 2014 - 2024 and Shipborne Electronic Attack (EA) Market and Technology Forecast: 2014 - 2024 data models provider a deeper dive into system shipments segmented across the different domains.


“There will be an increasing emphasis towards systems that can support multi-band and/or wideband operation to combat the increasingly complex spectrum environment. Key drivers for growth will include the upgrading of capabilities by leveraging the advantages of wideband materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and digital RF memory (DRFM) capabilities,” notes Asif Anwar, Director at Strategy Analytics. “The associated market for component technologies will grow from $457 million to almost $1.2 billion in 2024. While vacuum tube-based solutions will continue to dominate, programs such as the US-based Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) and Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) programs will contribute to the market for GaN becoming a staple ingredient in the makeup of future EA systems.”


Strategy Analytics’ analysts will be available at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention to discuss trends and outlook for electronic warfare markets.    


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