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The global special mission aircraft market size is projected to grow from USD 13.5 billion in 2020 to USD 18.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2020 to 2025. The market is driven by various factors, such as increasing usage of UAVs in military operations, growing need for air-to-air refueling to support overseas deployment, and rise in demand for emergency medical service helicopters.
The special mission aircraft market includes major players Boeing (US), Lockheed Martin (US), Dassault Aviation (France), Textron Aviation (US) and Northrop Grumman (US). These players have spread their business across various countries includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and South America. COVID-19 has impacted their businesses as well. Industry experts believe that COVID-19 could affect special mission aircraft production and services by 7–10% globally in 2020.

“Military Aviation: The largest segment of the special mission aircraft market, by platform. “
The military aviation segment is expected to be the largest market by value. The growth of the military aviation segment of the special mission aircraft market can be attributed to the growing demand for special mission aircraft for usage in various special missions carried out by the military forces such as reconnaissance and surveillance operations.

“Air-Launch/Rocket Launch: The fastest-growing segment of the special mission aircraft market, by application. “
Based on application, the air-launch/rocket launch segment is projected to be the highest CAGR rate for the special mission aircraft market during the forecast period. These special mission aircraft are provided with capabilities to carry out missions related to releasing a rocket, missile, or other aircraft payloads. The payload is often tucked under the wing of the launch aircraft.

“Sensors: The fastest-growing segment of the special mission aircraft market, by (payload) type. “
Based on the payload type, the sensors segment is projected to be the highest CAGR rate for the special mission aircraft market during the forecast period. The optical sensors are used for military or law enforcement applications that include both visible and infrared sensors. EO/IR systems provide total situational awareness during day and night and in low light conditions. Many types of radar are used in aviation, such as area radars, surveillance radars, and approach radars. ELINT sensors support multiple operational applications such as ESM for situational awareness and real-time creation of EOB (Electronic Order of Battle), Early Warning, Passive Air Situation Picture, and in-depth analysis of the intercepted signals.

“Defense: The fastest-growing segment of the special mission aircraft market, by end-user. “
Based on the end-user, the defense segment is projected to be the highest CAGR rate for the special mission aircraft market during the forecast period. Military special mission aircraft are used for ground attack missions, air-to-air combat, and maritime/naval attack by defense forces worldwide. Various federal law enforcement agencies around the world such as the National Security Agency (NSA) (US), Federal Security Service (FSB) (Russia), National Security Council (NSC) (India), and Ministry of State Security (MSS) (China), among others, are using special mission aircraft for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and border protection activities.

“North America: The largest contributing region in the special mission aircraft market.”
North America is projected to be the largest regional share for the special mission aircraft market during the forecast period. The US is one of the largest developers, operators, and exporters of special mission aircraft and systems, globally, and thus accounts for a large share of the North American region in the global special mission aircraft market.

North American countries it is home to prominent players manufacturing a wide range of technologically improved avionics systems and aircraft components. Leading aircraft manufacturers, such as the Boeing Company and Textron Inc., and major aircraft system and component manufacturers, such as Honeywell Aerospace, Inc., Collins Aerospace, UTC Aerospace Systems, Woodward, Inc., and Moog Inc., are headquartered in the US.
As per the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the US was the leading military spender in 2019, at USD 732 billion, which was as much as the next eight top military spender countries in 2019. Military contracts acquired by US companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin have generated substantial revenue for this region in the market.

Breakdown of primaries
The study contains insights from various industry experts, ranging from component suppliers to Tier 1 companies and OEMs. The break-up of the primaries is as follows:

  • By Company Type: Tier 1–35%; Tier 2–45%; and Tier 3–20%
  • By Designation: C Level–35%; Directors–25%; and Others–40%
  • By Region: North America–40%; Europe–30%; Asia Pacific–20%; Middle East & Africa–5%; and Latin America-5%

Boeing (US), Lockheed Martin (US), Dassault Aviation (France), Textron Aviation (US) and Northrop Grumman (US) are some of the leading players operating in the special mission aircraft market report.

Research Coverage
The study covers the special mission aircraft market across various segments and subsegments. It aims at estimating the size and growth potential of this market across different segments based on platform, application, type, end-user, point of sale, and region. This study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to their product and business offerings, recent developments undertaken by them, and key market strategies adopted by them.

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  • This report is expected to help market leaders/new entrants with information on the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall Special Mission Aircraft Market and its segments.
  • This study is also expected to provide region wise information about the applications, and wherein special mission aircraft is used.
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