Tactical Communication Market

Tactical Communication Market By Product (Manpack Radios, Handheld Radios, Vehicular Inter-communication Radios), By Platform (Underwater, Airborne, Land, Shipborne), By Technology (Time Division Multiplexing, Next Generation Networks), By Application & Regional Forecast 2022-2032

Analysis of Tactical Communication market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Tactical Communication Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global tactical communication market is projected to rise at a CAGR of 5% over the 2022-2032 forecast period. The market is expected to secure a market value of around US$ 30.02 billion by 2032, up from US$ 18.43 billion in 2022.

Demand for SATCOM is predicted to rise at a significant CAGR over the forecast period, attributed to the increasing adoption of SATCOM for defense operations and enhanced tactical communications services for various platforms.

Report Attributes


Tactical Communication Market Size (2022)

US$ 18.43 Billion

Projected Year Value (2032)

US$ 30.02 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)


Europe Market Share (2022)


Key Companies Profiled

  • Harris Corporation
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Ultra Electronics
  • Iridium Communications Inc.
  • Raytheon Company
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • L-3 Communications Holdings
  • Ultra Electronics
  • BAE Systems PLC

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Tactical Communication Demand Analysis (2017-2021) Vs. Market Outlook (2022-2032)

“Evolution of Wireless Networking Driving Demand for Tactical Communication Devices”

Wireless communication systems have changed communication standards drastically in the past 20 years; latest innovations such as tactical communications in digital signal processing and compression technology have helped in tackling the problem of miscommunication.

Tactical mask communications are improved communication systems created and implemented to enable effective military communications from one command, person, or location to another on a battlefield, particularly during combat.

Tactical communication can be done in any of the following ways: written, oral, visual, and audio. Integrated tactical communication systems are dependable and secure systems that assist in command and control operations.

For tactical communication, confidentiality is of utmost importance. Because of the developing trend of asymmetric warfare, such as mass devastation, terrorism, economic fraud, and cyber-attacks, tactical equipment such as tactical scopes are being improved for the military.

To improve combat effectiveness, the world's armed services are focusing on strengthening the network-based communication capabilities of tactical communication equipment across the land, air, and sea domains, which is propelling the tactical communication market forward.

According to Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, demand for tactical communication systems is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5% between 2022 and 2032.

Tactical communication market forecast by Fact.MR

What is Complementing Tactical Communication Market Growth?

“Rapid Deployment of Advanced Communication Systems to Enhance Defense Communication Security”

The defense sector has two fundamental requirements: the security of highly secret information and the preservation of constant communication. Assume that critical data is not properly protected or that real-time data is not appropriately sent. In such instances, residents' safety would be compromised and international issues may ensue.

Defense communication encompasses all areas of armed forces' information and data transfer for well-organized operations, military surveillance, order, and management.

Moreover, to transfer information to individuals and across geographic boundaries, communication relies on a large and complex network of physical components and software. Escalating conflicts among countries around the world are raising military spending.

Innovative tactical communication technologies that provide discreet, precise, and secure real-time data transmission are procured with these large military investments.

As a result, the tactical communication & protective system market is likely to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period as more communication systems with increased security and privacy features emerge.

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Which Recent Market Trend is Paving the Way for Start-ups?

“New Companies Adopting Wireless Technologies to Replace Old Communication Systems”

For secure data transfer and network architecture, emerging communication technologies such as SATCOM, very high-frequency communication, and ultra-high frequency communication are replacing old wired communication systems.

  • The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Program (WIN-T) allows the U.S. Army to provide safe phone and data communications to its soldiers on the battlefield without the requirement for permanent infrastructure.
  • The U.S. military is creating Joint All-Domain Command and Control, a complete, integrated, and compatible wireless networking platform (JADC2). The system is powered by 5G. It will link sensors from all military sectors into a single network, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Space Force, and Marine Corps.
  • Collins Aerospace presented its novel directional communications network, which is part of the DARPA Pheme project, for tiny aerial platforms such as UAVs operating in hostile areas. It exhibited connection in the CJADC2 battlespace.

How Opportunistic are the Growth Prospects for Tactical Communication across Regional Market?

“Rising Efforts to Develop Military Communications Equipment and Modernization of Defense Sector in Europe, Asia, & North America”

North America and Europe dominate the tactical communication market with 28% share.

High spending on military tactical communications gear in the United States and the presence of prominent communication systems and equipment producers are the factors driving market growth in North America.

Special operations tactical communications are in high demand for well-established aerospace, military, and defense sectors in Europe. Government organizations are launching several projects to build advanced military communication and technology systems, thereby boosting demand for tactical communication solutions in the aerospace and defense industries.

Asia Pacific is expected to experience long-term growth in the market due to the implementation of network-centric warfare. Furthermore, increased military spending by countries such as China and India to create advanced military systems and modernize the defense sector is propelling the Asia Pacific tactical communication market forward.

Category-wise Insights

Which Platform is Likely to Contribute the Most to Tactical Communication Market Expansion?

“Growing Preference for Land Platforms to Gather Situational Awareness for Threat Identification

By platform, the tactical communication market can be classified into underwater, airborne, land, and shipborne. The land platform in the market is projected to rise at the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

Land-based forces have the largest manpower strength and operate the most vehicles, thus militaries all over the world are beefing up their land-based mission capabilities. Land-based communication networks are improving, enabling ground forces to use efficient wireless communication equipment and cellphones while on the move in ground vehicles or as dismounted infantry.

Increased necessity for encrypted communication for land-based forces has resulted in communication solutions in a smaller form factor, such as manpack radios, that improve mobility.

Present 5G and upcoming 6G networks are intended to create new horizons in tactical communication for military units on the land by providing them with more data bandwidth, which will result in faster data speeds, better connectivity, and greater range. These technologies are also projected to create opportunities for land platforms during the projection period.

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Competitive Landscape

Tactical communication system & radio suppliers use organic and inorganic growth techniques such as mergers and acquisitions, and are developing new technologies to support communication systems. They are also entering into long-term contracts and collaborations with air, naval, and land forces across the world to deliver advanced communication technologies.

For instance :

  • In 2020, Elbit Systems Ltd. announced its selection for providing the Canadian Armed Forces with Satellite on the Moment (SOTM) communication systems by Rheinmetall Canada Inc., as a part of the Land Command Support System Extension.

Key Segments Covered in Tactical Communication Industry Research

  • Tactical Communication Market by Product :

    • Manpack Radios
    • Handheld Radios
    • Vehicular Inter-communication Radios
    • High Capacity Data Radios
    • Multiband Radios
    • Networking Radios
    • SATCOM
    • VHF/UHF Radios
    • Video Processors
    • Other Product Types
  • Tactical Communication Market by Platform :

    • Underwater Tactical Communication Systems
    • Airborne Tactical Communication Systems
    • Land Tactical Communication Systems
    • Shipborne Tactical Communication Systems
  • Tactical Communication Market by Technology :

    • Time Division Multiplexing
    • Next Generation Networks
  • Tactical Communication Market by Application :

    • Integrated Strategic Resources
    • Communication
    • Combat
    • Command & Control
    • Other Applications
  • Tactical Communication Market by Region :

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the market value for tactical communication?

The global tactical communication market is valued at US$ 18.43 billion.

What valuation will the market reach by 2032?

The market is set to reach a valuation of US$ 30.02 billion by 2032.

Which regions are leading the tactical communication market?

North America and Europe lead with 28% combined market share.

At what CAGR will the tactical communication market rise?

The market for tactical communication systems is set to rise at 5% CAGR.

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