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Air-based Tactical Data Link Market

Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Size, Share: By Component: Hardware, Software; By Platform: Rotary Wing, Fixed Wing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); By Application: Command and Control (C2), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Others; By Sales Channel; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Outlook

The global air-based tactical data link market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2024 and 2032. The market is being aided by the growing investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies by militaries around the world.

 

Key Trends in the Market

Tactical data link is a technology used for providing secure wireless communication in the military for the exchange of tactical data on field and command centres. Air-based tactical data link refers to the communication system used in military aviation for the exchange of data between aircraft and ships, ground stations, and command centres.

 

  • The growing geopolitical tension and conflicts around the world are likely to be the prime factors aiding the global air-based tactical data link market growth. Owing to these situations, military organisations are increasingly investing in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies as communication between groups is essential to make proper decisions.
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles require a datalink for communication with a ground control system. Datalink also enables the operator to remotely control the UAV and carry out various tasks and exchanges of data. The increasing adoption of unmanned aerial systems is expected to propel the global air-based tactical data link market demand in the forecast period. The effectiveness, safety, and success of UAV missions are heavily dependent on the reliability and capabilities of the data link systems used, which prompts organisations to increase investment in data link development.
  • The rising adoption of advanced networking technologies such as Link 16, Link 22, and MADL is one of the key global air-based tactical data link market trends. For example, a multi-function advanced data link (MADL) provides a high data rate with a multi-directional communication link. This data link technology allows coordinated tactics and engagements and provides the fifth-generation stealth aircraft with operational advantages, even in challenging environments.

 

Market Analysis

Based on components, the market can be bifurcated into hardware and software. The global air-based tactical data link market segmentation, based on platform, includes rotary wing, fixed wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

 

The market, based on application, is categorised into command and control (C2), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), and radio communication. Based on sales channels, the market division includes OEM and aftermarket. The major regional markets for air-based tactical data links can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global air-based tactical data link market, covering their competitive landscape and the latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments, and expansion plans.

 

  • BAE Systems plc
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • RTX Corporation
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • Metrea LLC
  • Terma A/S
  • Others

 

Market Share by Component

According to the global air-based tactical data link market analysis, the demand for software is expected to increase in the coming years owing to its capability of interoperability and support for different communication protocols, including link 11, link 16, and link 22, among others. Interoperability has become a key factor responsible for the development of the market as military forces from different nations are increasingly engaging in joint operations and exercises.

 

Market Share by Region

North America is likely to account for a significant portion of the global air-based tactical data link market share during the forecast period. The development of the regional market can be attributed to the increasing investment in military technology development, especially in the United States of America. In addition, the rising modernisation initiatives and the expansion of the military in Canada and the United States are further propelling the demand for tactical data links as it is crucial for real-time data exchange between different groups.

 

Competitive Landscape

BAE Systems plc is a British defence and aerospace company established in 1999. The company specialises in creating systems and products for different fields, including naval ships, submarines, armoured vehicles, military aircraft, electronic systems, and cybersecurity solutions. BAE Systems places a significant emphasis on research and development to stay at the forefront of technology and innovation in the defence and aerospace sectors.

 

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. is a prominent American multinational corporation renowned for its expertise in delivering cutting-edge technology and communication systems. The company primarily operates in the defence, government, and commercial sectors. The company came into existence after the merger of L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation in June 2019.

 

Terma A/S is a Danish aerospace and defence company that specialises in developing and manufacturing high-technology products and systems for various applications, primarily within the defence and aerospace sectors. The company manufactures technology in various categories including avionics, radar systems, command and control, and manufacturing services.

 

Other global air-based tactical data link market players include RTX Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A., Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Thales Group, Elbit Systems Ltd., and Metrea LLC, among others.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Component
  • Platform
  • Application
  • Sales Channel
  • Region
Breakup by Component
  • Hardware
  • Software
Breakup by Platform
  • Rotary Wing
  • Fixed Wing
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Breakup by Application
  • Command and Control (C2)
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Radio Communication
Breakup by Sales Channel
  • OEM
  • Aftermarket
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • BAE Systems plc
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • RTX Corporation
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • Metrea LLC
  • Terma A/S
  • Others

 

*While we strive to always give you current and accurate information, the numbers depicted on the website are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the main report. At Expert Market Research, we aim to bring you the latest insights and trends in the market. Using our analyses and forecasts, stakeholders can understand the market dynamics, navigate challenges, and capitalize on opportunities to make data-driven strategic decisions.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description   

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market by Component
        8.4.1    Hardware
            8.4.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.2    Software
            8.4.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.5    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market by Platform
        8.5.1    Rotary Wing
            8.5.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.2    Fixed Wing
            8.5.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.3    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
            8.5.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.6    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market by Application
        8.6.1    Command and Control (C2)
            8.6.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.2    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
            8.6.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.3    Electronic Warfare (EW)
            8.6.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.4    Radio Communication
            8.6.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.7    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market by Sales Channel
        8.7.1    OEM
            8.7.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.7.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.2    Aftermarket
            8.7.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.7.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.8    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market by Region
        8.8.1    North America
            8.8.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.8.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.8.2    Europe
            8.8.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.8.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.8.3    Asia Pacific
            8.8.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.8.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.8.4    Latin America
            8.8.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.8.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.8.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.8.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.8.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9    North America Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
10    Europe Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        10.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        10.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price  
15    Competitive Landscape
    15.1    Market Structure
    15.2    Company Profiles
        15.2.1    BAE Systems plc 
            15.2.1.1    Company Overview
            15.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.1.4    Certifications
        15.2.2    L3Harris Technologies, Inc. 
            15.2.2.1    Company Overview
            15.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.2.4    Certifications
        15.2.3    RTX Corporation 
            15.2.3.1    Company Overview
            15.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.3.4    Certifications
        15.2.4    General Dynamics Corporation 
            15.2.4.1    Company Overview
            15.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.4.4    Certifications
        15.2.5    Leonardo S.p.A. 
            15.2.5.1    Company Overview
            15.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.5.4    Certifications
        15.2.6    Curtiss-Wright Corporation 
            15.2.6.1    Company Overview
            15.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.6.4    Certifications
        15.2.7    Thales Group 
            15.2.7.1    Company Overview
            15.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.7.4    Certifications
        15.2.8    Elbit Systems Ltd. 
            15.2.8.1    Company Overview
            15.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.8.4    Certifications
        15.2.9    Metrea LLC 
            15.2.9.1    Company Overview
            15.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.9.4    Certifications
        15.2.10    Terma A/S 
            15.2.10.1    Company Overview
            15.2.10.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.10.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.10.4    Certifications
        15.2.11    Others
16    Key Trends and Developments in the Market


List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Component (USD Million), 2018-2023
3.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Component (USD Million), 2024-2032
4.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Platform (USD Million), 2018-2023
5.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Platform (USD Million), 2024-2032
6.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2023
7.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2024-2032
8.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Sales Channel (USD Million), 2018-2023
9.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Sales Channel (USD Million), 2024-2032
10.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2023
11.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2024-2032
12.    North America Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
13.    North America Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
14.    Europe Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
15.    Europe Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
16.    Asia Pacific Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
17.    Asia Pacific Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
18.    Latin America Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
19.    Latin America Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
20.    Middle East and Africa Air-based Tactical Data Link Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
21.    Middle East and Africa Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
22.    Global Air-based Tactical Data Link Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2024 and 2032.

The market is driven by the rising geopolitical tension and increasing military spending of countries around the world.

The increasing adoption of advanced networking technologies and the rising utilisation of UAVs are the key trends aiding the market.

The major regional markets are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Hardware and software are the various components of air-based tactical data link.

The different applications include command and control (C2), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare, and radio communication.

The several sales channels of air-based tactical data link OEM and aftermarket.

The key players in the market include BAE Systems plc, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., RTX Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A., Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Thales Group, Elbit Systems Ltd., Metrea LLC, and Terma A/S, among others.

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