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Global Electronic Warfare Support (EWS) market growing to $8.6 billion, says Strategy Analytics

by Asif Anwar, Eric Higham | Feb 11, 2016

Market will grow at a CAGR of 3.7% through 2024


Boston, MA - February 11, 2016 - RF-based Electronic Warfare Support (EWS) systems such as RWRs (Radar Warning Receivers), DF/COMINT (Direction Finding and Communications Intelligence) and ESM/ELINT (Electronic Support Measures and Electronic Signals Intelligence) will dominate the market for EWS system spending, accounting for 73% of the total market in 2024. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service series of Electronic Warfare Support (EWS) forecasts, outline global defense expenditure trends segmented on a regional basis before breaking out the expected spend on EWS incorporating systems, hardware, support and related services across the land, air and naval domains.

·         Spending on EWS systems installed on airborne platforms will account for 36% through 2024. Developing and maintaining land-based EWS capabilities will represent the second largest end market.

·         EWS systems include both RF (radio frequency) -based and EO-IR (electro-optical and infra-red) and laser-based TWRs (Threat Warning Receivers) which will account for the third largest market, followed by DF/COMINT systems with spending on ESM/ELINT systems accounting for the largest market. Collectively, these sectors will account for account for 93% of total spending on EWS through 2024.                                                                                   .

·         The total number of EWS system shipments is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% through 2024 to reach 9,319 units.


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


“A renewed emphasis on developing and maintaining conventional EWS capabilities to enable operations in a congested and contested spectrum environment will drive spending and also underpin demand for new systems and upgrading existing capabilities,” notes Asif Anwar, Director at Strategy Analytics. “In the area of RF-based EWS, this will be underpinned by an emphasis on direct and fast digital synthesis of the RF signals across the full breadth of the frequency spectrum driving demand for wideband solid state RF component technologies coupled with higher performing wider bandwidth digital receivers. The associated market for semiconductor components will approach $232 million in 2024.”

Strategy Analytics’ insights into the global EW (Electronic Warfare) and Radar markets will presented in an AOC (Association of Old Crows) Virtual Series webinar on March 3 at 12pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Strategy Analytics expert, Asif Anwar, will also be available at AOC Electronic Warfare Europe 2016 taking place on May 10-12 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to discuss the challenges that will shape the future outlook for electronic warfare markets.            


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