Airborne Pods Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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

Global Airborne Pods Market is Segmented by Aircraft Type (Combat Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, and Others), by Pod Type (ISR, Targeting, Self-Protection/Countermeasure, and Others), by 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

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

  • Airborne pods are an external pod structure, which is 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 an aircraft. For instance; cameras, radars, and sensors may be equipped in wings, fuselage, whereas detectors, sensors, and the 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 size of camera and sensors. Environment cooling system helps to keep the atmosphere cool inside the pod when it gets heated due to fast processing and high-speed of aircraft, particularly in the combat aircraft, at higher altitudes.
  • It is very essential for a sensor or camera lenses to endure at 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 pods 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 provide 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 heavyweight and significant maintenance cost will downturn the growth of the global airborne seeds market.

Airborne Pods 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.

Airborne Pods Market 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.

Airborne Pods Industry Competitive Landscape

  • Companies are undergoing contracts with the military, and testing for airborne pods 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 next-generation short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera sensor, which is capable of seeing laser strobes in real-time and can be incorporated into the 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.

Key market segments covered

By Pods Type

  • Reconnaissance Cameras (“Recce Pod”)
  • Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Pod
  • Electronic Warfare (“EW Pod”)
  • Self-Protection Pod

By Platform Type

  • Fighters
  • Helicopters
  • UAVs
  • Others

By Sensors Type

  • Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack (EW/EA)
  • Electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors
  • Optical & Radar Based Reconnaissance
  • Infrared Countermeasures
  • Others

By Range Type

  • Short-Range Airborne Pods
  • Intermediate-Range Airborne Pods
  • Long-Range Airborne Pods

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