Global Fire Control System

Global Fire Control System Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-27)

By System (Target Acquisition & Guidance System, Ballistics Computer & Display & Interface Units, Navigation Systems, Power Systems, Auxiliary Systems, Stabilization Systems), By Platform (Land, Naval Read more

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Apr 2022
  • 223
  • AD55010

Market Definition

The fire control systems are critical components in projectile firing equipment that help to guide & target for course correction and help deliver weapons with precision. These systems include various components such as radar, sonar, rangefinders, Infrared Search & Track systems, etc. With the integration of these sensors, the desired pinpoint accuracy of the weapons delivery is being achieved as well the course correction of the weapons delivery is also attained with precision. The rising demand for military weapons across the defense industry stimulated the purchase of military weapon systems in the defense sector.

As a result, this intensified & necessitated the demand for fire control systems in military weapons. The market growth of fire control systems has also gained a sizeable market growth due to the advancements in the guidance technology for weapons as well as increasing demand for long stand-off range weapons used to deliver the payload with precision. This is further expected to grow with the increasing development of next-generation technologies of fire control systems in the land, sea, and air-based platforms.

Market Insights

The Global Fire Control System market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 5.22% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. Some of the reasons attributing to the growth were emerging geopolitical tensions in the Asia-Pacific & the Middle East regions that led to an increase in the defense expenditure by the leading militaries such as the US, Russia, China, India, and Saudi Arabia, etc. Amid ongoing developments viz., Russia-Ukraine crisis, South China Sea territorial dispute, Indo-China Border tensions, etc., the demand for fire control systems, along with the various land-, sea-, and air-based firing solutions would come into the picture.

In addition, the US & Canada increased their military budgets to enrich defense sector capabilities by purchasing automated military hardware, including fighter jets, aircraft, nuclear submarines, attack helicopters, offshore patrol ships, frigates, as well as upgrading their old fleets. Besides, the rising expenditure for the advancement of military equipment & infrastructure increased the demand for fire control systems as it provides greater accuracy & safety to soldiers during wars & in anti-terrorist operations. As per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Global defense budget for 2020 was USD1.96 trillion, which was relatively higher as compared to the global defense budget of USD1.79 trillion in the year 2017. This was used for the procurement of military weapons, operation & maintenance, military personnel research & development, etc.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2017-20
Base Year: 2021
Forecast Period: 2022-27
CAGR(2022-27) 5.22%
Regions Covered North America: USA, Canada
Europe: Germany, France, Italy, UK, Russia
Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia
South America: Brazil
Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey
Key Companies Profiled Elbit Systems Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation, Indra Sistemas, S.A., BAE Systems Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp., Safran Group, Ultra Electronics Group, Rheinmetall AG, Leonardo SpA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, L3Harris Technologies Inc, Raytheon Technologies Corp., SAAB AB, Thales Group, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Ltd
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion

Global Fire Control System Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-27)

In contrast, a cruise missile is another segment that has gained prominence with its high maneuverability as well as low-altitude flying capability. Besides, many countries such as Russia, China, India, the US, etc., have started the development & manufacturing of cruise missiles to gain accuracy in precision firing. In 2022, India signed an agreement with the Philippines to supply Brahmos, a system for anti-ship missiles valued at USD375 million. Thus, the trend for the integration of ground defense systems from countries across the globe is expected to grow further in the coming years, which would be crucial for the growth of the Fire Control System market.

Key Trends in the Market

  • Growing Demand for Automated Systems in the Battlefield

Automated systems demand is increasing across the globe due to growing advancements in technology. The deployment of automated systems on the battlefield lessens the risk to military personnel. Moreover, Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) are emerging as key automated systems to deploy on the battlefields. These automated systems hover over the targets, search for the location, and attack the target. This growing shift to deploy automated systems on the battlefield is expected to enhance the demand for fire control systems.

  • In 2021, Ukraine Government planned to buy 24 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles from Turkey.

Market Segmentation

Based on the Platform:

  • Land
  • Naval
  • Airborne

Of them all, for the militaries around the world, land-based weapons have been an essential component of increasing the firepower as well as being a force multiplier. Land-based systems such as main battle tanks, armored fighting vehicles, and light protection vehicles, with their presence, can improve operational capability in terms of offensive firepower as well as provide a formidable defense against enemies.

The modernization of tanks with integrated day & night operational capability, enhanced & precision firing capability, and superior protection against projectiles have attracted the countries to maintain a substantial part of their fleet in mechanized formation. Furthermore, the US & Russia have been the forerunners in the integration of advanced fire control systems in their respective main battle tanks.

  • In the year 2018, General Dynamics announced to unveil its light armored tank Griffin III with a total weight of 40 tons. Using ATLAS, an artificial intelligence-based system, the Griffin tanks will be equipped with automatic targeting, which would allow for automatic locking & will also allow for easy identification of enemy or friendly vehicles during combat.

Based on the Weapon Class:

  • Automatic Guns
  • Launchers

Among the two, the Launch-based systems are expected to retain a sizeable market share in the fire control system in the forecast period. Launch systems such as multi-barrel rocket launchers, missile launchers, and grenade launchers provide long-range firepower to the militaries, helping in eliminating enemy targets. The demand for launchers has gained momentum with the growing need for both offensive & defensive capability missile systems across the globe. Both ballistic & cruise categories of missile technologies have undergone massive technological advancements leading to achieving a high degree of precision, long-range, as well as enhanced delivery of payload.

In addition to guidance systems in rocket launchers, guided torpedoes, and mortars, a high level of strike precision has also been achieved, making it necessary to replace older generation hardware in leading militaries with the next generation of guided launchers.

  • In 2021, the US government permitted the sale of Javelin anti-tank guided missiles and Rocket launcher systems to Lithuania estimating a total cost of USD125 million. As planned, the deal is expected to be completed in 2026, including the delivery of all systems to Lithuania.

Regional Landscape

Geographically, the Global Fire Control System Market encompasses five regions:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • The Middle East & Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Of all regions globally, North America is expected to hold a major market share of fire control systems in the forecast period. With the high availability of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for defense systems such as aircraft, missiles, naval, and land-based systems, the demand for fire control systems has grown exponentially. North American countries such as the US & Canada are also major defense exporters of military hardware, which has helped to increase the demand. As per the US Department of State, the US arms exports were raised from USD170.09 billion to USD175.08 billion, accounting for about 2.8% growth in the financial year 2020.

Moreover, the increasing focus on the deployment of precision-guided weapons, developments in the automatic weapon system, high investments in research & development as well as modernization programs in the defense sectors are some of the significant dynamics fueling the growth of the fire control system across North American countries such as the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Additionally, the requirement for military hardware such as advanced target acquisition & guidance systems, auxiliary systems, and other fire control weapon systems is growing across air, land, and sea defense domains. Thus, the ongoing investments, developments, and advancements in the defense sector to expand military competencies would further strengthen the market for fire control systems during 2022-27. For instance:

  • In 2021, the US Air Force announced to purchase of 42 next-generation AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control segment with a total investment of around USD124.9 million.

Recent Developments by Leading Companies

  • In 2021, L3Harris Technologies launched Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC) system for the US army.      
  • In 2021, Thales Australia signed a contract with Rheinmetall Defense Australia for manufacturing the important weapon components for the new Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles for the Australian army.
  • In 2021, Lockheed Martin Canada signed a contract with MBDA to integrate the Sea Ceptor air defense weapon system on the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).
  • In 2018, Thales signed a contract with the German Navy for the delivery of new corvettes(K130).

Market Dynamics:

Key Driver: Growing Demand for Precision Weapons

The demand for precision weapons is increasing, owing to various factors such as rising expenditures on defense, increasing terrorism, and increasing border conflicts. These weapons are designed to attack the intended target precisely & reduce collateral damage. They are used for air, ground & land operations. Additionally, the governments of developed countries such as the US, Russia, etc., invest heavily in modernizing defense platforms. Thus, manufacturers are shifting towards developing precision weapons.

  • In 2021, EDGE Group secured a USD880 million contract from the UAE Armed Forces to supply precision-guided weapons.

Furthermore, precision-guided munitions comprise various weapons such as KM-8 Gran & Kitolov-2M, equipped with fire control systems. Thus, growing emphasis on reducing collateral damage would increase the demand for precision weapons, thereby enhancing the market for the fire control system.

Possible Restraint: High Research & Development Costs

The defense industry requires sustained funding for research & development activities. The designs, development, and production of weapons, missiles, tanks, fighter jets, fighter helicopters, etc., are highly expensive & time-consuming, making them a highly capital-intensive activity. In addition, the integration of fire control systems with these platforms is complex and requires a lot of research & development. Besides, developing countries such as India, Indonesia, etc., rely on developed nations for military hardware & advanced technologies. Moreover, the advancements in technologies require huge funds. Thus, high research & developments costs pose a challenge for the Fire Control System market.

Growth Opportunity: Growing Focus on Localized Manufacturing

With the high cost associated with the acquisition of defense hardware from other countries, many of the leading defense importer countries are adopting the strategy to locally manufacture defense goods to reduce the cost of the military as well as to become self-reliant in the case of any trade embargo or military conflict. According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India has set the defense manufacturing target at USD25 billion by 2025. Additionally, countries such as Japan, and South Korea are focusing on localized manufacturing of military fighter aircraft & enhancing their indigenous platform development capabilities. For instance:

  • In 2020, the Japanese Government announced the timeline for the development & fielding of its locally made next-generation fighter jet. The production of the prototype is planned to commence in 2024. The new fighter jets are expected to replace about 90 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries F-2 fighters.

This growing emphasis on local manufacturing would require the installation of new engines, avionics, and fire control systems. Thus, it is expected to enhance the demand for the fire control system.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:

  1. What are the overall statistics or estimates (Overview, Size- By Value, Forecast Numbers, Segmentation, Shares) of the Global Fire Control System Market?
  2. What are the region-wise industry size, growth drivers, and challenges?
  3. What are the key innovations, opportunities, current & future trends, and regulations in the Global Fire Control System Market?
  4. Who are the key competitors, their key strengths & weaknesses, and how do they perform in the Global Fire Control System Market based on the competitive benchmarking matrix?
  5. What are the key results derived from surveys conducted during the Global Fire Control System Market study?

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The Global Fire Control System Market is expecting around 5.22% CAGR from 2022 to 27.

A. The Weapon Class segment is anticipated to emerge as an opportunity area for the leading players in the market during the forecast period.

A. The growth opportunities driving the Global Fire Control System Market are the rising deployment of remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS) attached growing focus on government localized manufacturing of military fighter aircraft & enhancing their indigenous platform development capabilities.

  1. Introduction
    1. Research Process
    2. Assumption
    3. Market Segmentation
    4. Market Definition
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Expert Verbatim- What our Experts Say?
  4. Global Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
    1. Market Size and Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share and Analysis
      1. By System
        1. Target Acquisition & Guidance System
          1. Fire Control Radar
          2. Sonar
          3. Rangefinder
        2. Ballistics Computer & Display & Interface Units
        3. Navigation Systems
        4. Power Systems
        5. Auxiliary Systems
        6. Stabilization Systems
        7. Others
      2. By Platform
        1. Land
          1. Main Battle Tanks
          2. Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
          3. Light Protected Vehicles (LPV)
          4. Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems(MRLS)
          5. Unmanned Ground Vehicles
          6. Artillery Systems
            1. Air Defense System
            2. Howitzers
            3. Mortars
        2. Naval
          1. Destroyers
          2. Frigates
          3. Corvettes
          4. Oshore Patrol Vessels (OPV)
          5. Amphibious Ships
          6. Submarines
          7. Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs)
        3. Airborne
          1. Attack Helicopters
          2. Fighter Aircraft
          3. Special Mission Aircraft
      3. By Weapon Class
        1. Automatic Guns
          1. Rifles
          2. Machine Guns
          3. Gatling Guns
          4. Autocannons
        2. Launchers
          1. Automatic Grenade Launchers
          2. Missile Launchers
          3. Rocket Launchers
          4. Mortar Launchers
          5. Torpedo Launchers
      4. By Range
        1. Short Range (0-9 Km)
        2. Medium Range (9.1-80 Km)
        3. Long Range (Above 80 Km)
      5. By Region
        1. North America
        2. South America
        3. Europe
        4. Middle East & Africa
        5. Asia-Pacific
      6. By Company
        1. Revenue Shares
        2. Strategic Factorial Indexing
        3. Competitor Placement in MarkNtel Quadrant
  5. North America Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
    1. Market Size and Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share and Analysis
      1. By System
      2. By Platform
      3. By Weapon Class
      4. By Range
      5. By Country
        1. US
        2. Canada
    3. The US Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    4. Canada Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
  6. South America Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-2027
    1. Market Size and Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share and Analysis
      1. By System
      2. By Platform
      3. By Weapon Class
      4. By Range
      5. By Country
        1. Brazil
    3. Brazil Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
  7. Europe Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-2027
    1. Market Size and Analysis
    2. Market Size and Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    3. Market Share and Analysis
      1. By System
      2. By Platform
      3. By Weapon Class
      4. By Platform
      5. By Country
        1. Germany
        2. Italy
        3. France
        4. The UK
        5. Russia
    4. Germany Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    5. Italy Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    6. France Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    7. UK Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    8. Russia Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
  8. Middle East & Africa Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-2027
    1. Market Size and Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share and Analysis
      1. By System
      2. By Platform
      3. By Weapon Class
      4. By Range
      5. By Country
        1. Saudi Arabia
        2. Israel
        3. Turkey
    3. Saudi Arabia Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    4. Israel Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    5. Turkey Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
  9. Asia-Pacific Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-2027
    1. Market Size and Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share and Analysis
      1. By System
      2. By Platform
      3. By Weapon Class
      4. By Platform
      5. By Country
        1. China
        2. India
        3. Japan
        4. South Korea
        5. Australia
    3. China Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    4. India Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    5. Japan Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    6. South Korea Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
    7. Australia Fire Control System Market Outlook, 2017-
      1. Market Size and Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share and Analysis
        1. By System
        2. By Platform
        3. By Weapon Class
        4. By Range
  10. Global Fire Control System Market Policies, Regulations, System Standards
  11. Global Fire Control System Market Trends & Insights
  12. Global Fire Control System Market Dynamics
    1. Growth Drivers
    2. Challenges
    3. Impact Analysis
  13. Global Fire Control System Market Hotspot and Opportunities
  14. Global Fire Control System Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  15. Competitive Outlook
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. System Portfolio
      2. Brand Specialization
      3. Target Markets
      4. Target Systems
      5. Research & Development
      6. Strategic Alliances
      7. Strategic Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles (Business Description, System Segments, Business Segments, Financials, Strategic Alliances/ Partnerships, Future Plans)
      1. Elbit Systems
      2. General Dynamics Corporation
      3. Indra
      4. Bae Systems
      5. Lockheed Martin
      6. Safran Group
      7. Ultra Electronics
      8. Rheinmetall AG
      9. Leonardo
      10. Northrop Grumman Corporation
      11. L3 Harris
      12. Others
  16. Disclaimer
Fire Control System Market Segmentation