SATCOM on the Move Market

SATCOM on the Move Companies - Thales Group (France) and L3Harris Technologies (US)) are the Key Players

The SATCOM on the move market is projected to grow from USD 17.7 Billion in 2021 to USD 42.8 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 19.3%. SATCOM equipment is an integral part of the communication in commercial and defense industry. The deployment of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites and constellations of satellites for communications applications has increased their demand across the globe. Other factors driving the market growth include growing demand for Ku- and Ka-band satellites, and the growing fleet of autonomous and connected vehicles used for various applications in the military and commercial sectors, which require customized SATCOM-on-the-move antennas.

Major SATCOM on the Move Companies Include:

  • L3Harris Technologies (US),
  • Honeywell International Inc.(US)
  • Thales Group (France)
  • Viasat, Inc. (US)
  • Hughes Network Systems (US)

Major manufacturers in this market are based in North America and Europe. Major focus was given to the development of new hardware due to the changing requirements of SATCOM equipment customers across the world. These players have adopted various growth strategies to strengthen their position in the market. These include product launches, contracts, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and new product development activities further to expand their presence in the SATCOM on the move market.

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L3Harris is a proven and recognized leader in the telecommunications industry, with thousands of installations worldwide. Serving both the military and commercial markets, L3Harris designs and manufactures standard and customized satellite communications equipment, including up/down converters, test loop translators, uplink power control (UPC) units, and redundant low noise amplifier (LNA) plates. It also offers state-of-the-art converter solutions for emerging very high-throughput satellite (VHTS) earth stations. In April 2021, L3Harris Technologies received contracts worth USD 50 million from a country in Asia for a fully integrated suite of manpacks and SATCOM terminals as part of the country’s software-defined radio modernization program.

Honeywell International Inc. invents and commercializes technologies that cater to some of the world’s most critical challenges in energy, security, global urbanization, and manufacturing. The company is one of the leading manufacturers and service providers of airborne SATCOM products, inflight connectivity, integrated flight decks, displays, and navigation and communication systems. In March 2019, Honeywell introduced a new mission communication system and the latest installation of the Aspire 200 communication system on Bell B429. It improved previous messaging and monitoring technologies used by fleet operators.

Thales (France) is a holding company engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, and selling of electronic equipment and systems for the aeronautics, naval, and defense sectors. It is a leading provider of precise sighting, detection, and identification systems and solutions to the defense industry. The company also functions as a prime contractor, aircraft electrical equipment supplier, systems integrator, and value-added service provider for civil and military programs. The Aerospace segment comprises various business divisions, namely, flight avionics, connected in-flight entertainment, microwave tubes, and space solutions. In December 2019, Thales received a contract from Iridium Certus to provide them with avionics and connectivity services. Moreover, it is the only company to offer Iridium SATCOM solutions for air, land, and sea with Thaleslink family of products.

Viasat, Inc. is an America-based communications company. It is a provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets. It offers broadband digital satellite communications and wireless networking services. It also provides satellite communications products such as network control systems, information distribution systems, modems, terminals, and simulation test equipment. In November 2020, Viasat UK Ltd. provided ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM) for the new Type 31 frigates delivered by Babcock Team 31 for the Royal Navy.

Hughes Network Systems provides a high-speed satellite internet service, HughesNet, which has over a million subscribers in the Americas. The company delivers services using very small aperture terminal satellites, digital subscriber lines, and wireless transport platforms. Hughes Network serves customers internationally. Millions of families across the Americas rely on HughesNet, the worlds leading satellite Internet service, to share photos, send and receive emails, listen to music, watch videos, work from home, and connect to distance learning. It serves residential, small business, government and defense, enterprise and franchise, and global and mobility customers. In May 2021, Hughes Network Systems announced that the company and OneWeb were selected by the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to demonstrate managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) services to connect the Arctic region to sites across the world.

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SATCOM on the Move Market by Platform (Land, Airborne, Maritime), Vertical (Government & Defense, Commercial), Frequency(C Band, L,&S Band, X Band, Ka Band, Ku Band, VHF/UHF Band, EHF/SHF Band, Multi Band, Q Band), and Region - Forecast to 2026

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