Radar is a system for detecting/tracking the presence, direction, distance, and speed of objects such as aircraft, ships, and other objects. Radars usually operates in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) or microwave part of the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum, and these radio waves used to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects such as aircraft, spacecraft, guided missiles, ships, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the radar manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for 39.0% share in the market. The geopolitical instability and the growing territorial and maritime conflicts in Asia-Pacific region will necessitate the radars demand from countries, such as China, India, Australia, and Japan, to track and identify unauthorized entry of aircrafts and ships into the country. North America was the second largest region accounting for 27.3% share in the market. North America leads the global military market in terms of expenditure and technological advances. Investments in missile defense programs in the regions are increasing, and are expected to continue to increase in the near future, thus generating a high demand for radar systems.Africa was the smallest region accounting for 3.9% share in the market.
Rising Use Of Passive Radars
Use of passive radars are gaining traction in the market due to its advantages across wide range of defense and civil applications and cost effectiveness . Passive radars use the existing electromagnetic signals from the atmosphere to support imaging and tracking capabilities, whereas the regular/active radar sends out electromagnetic signals to the target and receives reflected signals from the target. Passive radars use ambient radio signals for tracking and surveillance and are less expensive to operate. Some of the examples of passive radar systems are Silent Sentry by Lockheed Martin, Celldar by Roke Manor Research Limited, and Homeland Alerter 100 by Thales Group.
Companies Covered: Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, and Lockheed Martin Corporation
Market Segments Included: Civil Radars, Military Radars
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