The radome market is valued at USD 2.9 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 5.8 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 15.1 % from 2023 to 2028. The radome market is experiencing growth due to extensive research in radome structure and material technologies. A key driver propelling the growth of the global radome market is the increasing aerospace modernization programs. Increased adoption of military UAVs by developing countries will also act as an important driver of the global radome market.
Prominent companies in this industry are primarily located in North America and Europe. General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc (US), Raytheon Technology Corporation (US), Saint Gobain (UK), Cobham (UK), and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (Israel) are recognized as key players in the radome market. Key radome manufacturers are constantly developing new materials and manufacturing techniques that can improve the performance and durability of radomes. These advancements are making radomes more attractive for a wider range of applications. They are also focusing on partnerships and collaborations to expand their market presence and offer comprehensive solutions to customers.
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General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc (US)
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc an integral subsidiary of General Dynamics, offers vital solutions to defense, intelligence, and cybersecurity clientele across every domain. With its headquarters situated in Fairfax, Virginia, General Dynamics Mission Systems boasts a global workforce of over 12,000 individuals The company is a technology integrator and original equipment manufacturer possessing extensive domain knowledge in land, sea, air, space, and cyber. They build products and provide technology for platforms such as combat vehicles, submarines, aircraft, satellites, and advanced systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems is a leading provider of aircraft radomes and other mission-critical products and services. For over seven decades General Dynamics have had a successful legacy of designing, producing and testing over 65,000 radomes to meet the needs of more than 45 different types of aircrafts.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US)
Raytheon Technologies Corporation, known as Raytheon, is a major provider of products for defense, government, and cybersecurity. In 2018, it joined forces with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), which operates through Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Otis, and Carrier. Raytheon specializes in advanced sensors, imaging technology, electronic warfare, and missile defense systems. The company offers radar technology for air and missile defense, surveillance, air traffic control, and maritime surveillance. Additionally, Raytheon is involved in space technologies, including a space tracking and surveillance system for detecting and tracking ballistic missiles.
Raytheon also provides radar products for military and commercial use globally. Some of its offerings include radar systems like the AN/APG-82(V)1 AESA Radar and the APG-79 AESA. The company manufactures protective enclosures called radomes for antennas and radars. Beyond that, Raytheon is engaged in various other sectors, such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, flight controls, communication systems, navigation systems, and more.
In addition to creating these products, Raytheon offers services like overhaul and repair, technical support, training, fleet management solutions, and information management. These services are part of its aftermarket support, ensuring that the systems and products continue to perform effectively over time.
Saint-Gobain operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A. and employs more than 176,450 people worldwide, with additional locations in North America.Saint-Gobain operates through three business segments: innovative materials, construction products, and building distribution, and serves customers in the aerospace, automotive, construction, defense, energy and environment, industrial, life sciences, and transportation markets. The company manufactures aircraft and ground-based radomes for optimum telephone (SATCOM) and television (DBS) reception via satellite. Sheergard, one of the aerospace radome products, has quartz/epoxy construction providing superior signal transparency, improved impact resistance, greater durability, and easier maintenance. These radomes incorporate the most advanced lightning protection system. For more than 65 years Saint-Gobain Aerospace has designed and manufactured Radomes to support flight safety and reliable, high-quality connectivity for all segments of the aerospace industry. With state-of the art engineering and advanced manufacturing capabilities, their Radomes deliver the highest RF transparency and structural durability. The company also specializes in Radome repairs at their FAA certified repair stations.
Saint Gobain has developed solutions for the latest radar technologies such as Synthetic Aperture (SAR), Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR), moving target indicator, and target acquisition. Their special mission Radomes are generally used with advanced radar systems for surveillance, hyper-spectral scanning, synthetic vision, live television, and satellite communication.
Northrop Grumman (US)
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a prominent American aerospace and defense technology company, organized into four key business segments: Aerospace Systems, Innovation Systems, Mission Systems, and Technology Services. The company specializes in providing electronic warfare products and solutions through its Mission Systems segment..
In the realm of protective materials for launch systems, Northrop Grumman excels in creating shields that guard against a range of challenges, including extreme temperatures, X-rays, direct lightning strikes, thermal fluctuations, and erosions from rain and dust. In the context of radomes, the company is renowned for its ceramic radomes, incorporating advanced features such as RF transparent ice prevention mechanisms and ballistic protection. Leveraging expertise in design, analysis, integration, nondestructive testing, and fiber-placement proficiency, Northrop Grumman consistently produces high-quality, lightweight composite structures.
Northrop Grumman operates globally, maintaining a presence in 25 nations and having offices in key locations such as Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the UAE. Notable subsidiaries include Northrop Grumman Aviation, Inc. (Canada), Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems International Company (UK), Northrop Grumman Overseas Holdings Inc. (Ireland), Northrop Grumman Space Operations (US), and Northrop Grumman Tactical Systems (US). The company faces competition from major players like Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), BAE Systems (UK), and Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US).
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a global leader in the aerospace and defense industry, with a strong presence in both military and commercial markets. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and maintains a wide range of products and services, including Aircraft, Missile systems, Space systems, Electronics and defense systems, Cybersecurity solutions etc.
IAI is organized into four business segments i.e Military Aircraft Group, Missiles and Space Group , Elta Systems and Avionics Group. IAI is committed to providing its customers with high-quality radomes that meet their specific needs. In order to compute and reduce the radome effects on the antenna, IAI is equipped with specialized and tailored in-house software, as well as more general and commercial EM software. IAI have been actively designing, analyzing, testing, manufacturing and repairing radomes for more than 30 years for major companies world-wide. IAI radomes are found all over the world (military, civilian) on propeller aircrafts, business jets, fighter jets, helicopters, marine vehicles, ground systems and much more.Their material design complies with strict environmental conditions, and all materials and coatings are tested according to MIL-STD-810G.
Radome Market by Offering (Radome Body, Accessories), Application (RADAR, SONAR, Communication Antenna), Platform, Frequency, and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Rest of the world) - Global Forecast to 2028
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