Airborne Pods Market

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> Global Airborne Pods Market Expected to reach a high CAGR 4.2% By 2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Airborne Pods Market is Segmented by Aircraft Type (Combat Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, and Others), Pod Type (ISR, Targeting, Self-Protection/Countermeasure, and Others), Enclosure Type (Composite and Metal), By Sensor Type (EO/IR, EW/EA, IRCM, and Others), By Range Type (Short, Intermediate, and Long), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

[150 Pages Report] The Global Airborne Pods Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).

Airborne Pods Market - Strategic Insights



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Aircraft Type, By Pod Type, By Enclosure Type, By Sensor Type, By Range Type, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other vital insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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  • Airborne pods are external pod structures, which are designed to provide better aerial targeting, recognition, detection, data linking, identification, communication, and self-defensive capabilities in an aircraft. It converts a standard plane into a warfare or surveillance aircraft.
  • Earlier, systems and components of pods were individually used in different units of aircraft. For instance; cameras, radars, and sensors may be equipped in wings, and fuselage, whereas detectors, sensors, and components, are used separately in some warfare helicopters.
  • In the airborne pod, there are many components such as data link systems, sensors, environment cooling system, radars, and modem assembly which helps an aircraft to overcome difficulties, like recognizing, detecting, and aiming a target in diverse ranges.
  • The data link system provides real-time data linking from air-to-air, air-to-water, and air-to-ground operations in various ranges; the range depends upon a lot of factors, such as lenses and the size of the camera and sensors. An environmental cooling system helps to keep the atmosphere cool inside the pod when it gets heated due to the fast processing and high speed of aircraft, particularly in combat aircraft, at higher altitudes.
  • A sensor or camera lenses need to endure the required atmosphere for specific image processing.

Market Drivers

  • Composite materials have become the recurrent choice in fabricating components as the materials offer the advantages of a lightweight, high strength-to-weight ratio, and also improve the overall pod aesthetics.
  • This will boost the global aircraft pod market.
  • The modernized aircraft pod design is amusing in composites with reduced aerodynamic drag, due to its smooth airflow design. It helps to carry more components inside a pod, due to its lightweight and provides more cabin space inside the seed, which will drive the global airborne pods market.

Market Restraints

  • Metals such as aluminum and steel, are used for manufacturing airborne pods. The heavy weight and significant maintenance cost will downturn the growth of the global airborne seeds market.

Market Segmentation

By sensors type

  • The global airborne pods market is segmented by sensor type, which includes Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack (EW/EA), electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors, Optical & Radar Based Reconnaissance, Infrared Countermeasures, and Others. The electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) segment is dominating the global airborne market. Due to the Increasing demand for Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) pods and the growing emergence of Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) pods due to security reasons.

Geographical Share

  • The global airborne pods market is segmented by geography, North America is dominating the global airborne market, and it is expected to grow in the forecasting period, Due to the largest fleet of combat aircraft in the US.
  • Rising military aircraft fleet size with a significant focus on their upgrade boosts the demand for airborne pods market in North America. The critical pod manufacturers are located in the USA to support the military and OEMs, helping the region to own more advanced airborne pods.
  • Asia-Pacific has also witnessed the growth of the Airborne pods market, driven by an increased military budget of China and India and the rest of Asia Pacific, continuous upgrade of aircraft fleet, and higher investment in procuring and developing UAVs will further strengthen the market in this region.

Competitive Landscape

  • Companies are undergoing contracts with the military, and testing for airborne pod sensors to develop new product technologies.
  • In September 2018, Raytheon has additional purchase orders of USD 12.5 million with US-based aerospace and Defense Company CPI Aerostructures for the next-generation jammer mid-band (NGJ-MB) external jamming pod capability.
  • In August 2018, UTC Aerospace System started testing for a next-generation short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera sensor, which is capable of seeing laser strobes in real-time and can be incorporated into various ground, sea, and air platforms.
  • In August 2018, Boeing Co. started a contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF), worth USD 208.3 million, to provide sensors designed to help F-15 fighter aircraft pilots detect and track airborne threats.


What is the Airborne Pods Market growth?

The market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2%.

What is the Airborne Pods Market size in 2021?

The size was valued at USD YY million in 2021.

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