Geopolitical and economic factors such as territorial expansionism, security of Sea Lanes of Communications (SLOC)/offshore energy assets, expanding surface and submarine fleets, non-state actor-led to conflict, and the associated displacement of population mandate the need to increase maritime awareness and interdiction capabilities and to keep the airborne maritime surveillance buoyant. The maritime surveillance market is currently in an upward cycle due to the US Navy’s P-8 procurement program that has annual spends of approximately $2 billion, and recent sales of P-8 into Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

Operators are also developing different approaches to the concepts of maritime patrol and surveillance through man-unmanned teaming (MUM-T), off-board integration of sensors, and multi-mission emphasis through roll-on/roll-off capabilities. Several nations are moving towards an integrated EEZ approach based on a layered surveillance architecture and multi-source surveillance assets such as satellites, surface fleets, UAVs, MPAs, MSAs, underwater combatants etc. belonging to multiple authorities. This Concept of Operations may reduce the need to field a large MPA/MSA fleet in the long run and may have a negative impact on the market (although this is not expected to be a deciding factor during the forecast period).

Through this research, Frost & Sullivan provides an assessment of airborne maritime surveillance programs, opportunities, forecasts, technology trends, and also a country wise assessment of capability analysis, opportunities, and future maritime surveillance aircraft acquisition plans. The study covers the global market for fixed-wing Maritime Patrol and Maritime Surveillance aircraft. It lists key aircrafts fielded by different countries based on their mission types and traces their replacement timelines and upgrade evolution. The study does not cover Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) or Rotary Wing. The market is broken down by committed, planned, and forecasted revenues.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer
• What are the committed, planned, and upcoming opportunities in the airborne maritime surveillance aircraft market in the next 10 years?
• What geographical markets are growing?
• What are the key success factors that OEMs should consider in the market?
• What drives the need for MPA/MSA aircraft in different nations and how do their procurement preferences differ?
• What are the major programs underway and planned within these markets and what opportunities do they open up for OEMs/contractors?
• Are there any airborne maritime surveillance capability gaps that need to be anticipated?