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Defence Radar Spending to Exceed $20B in 2028


AESA radar systems will drive GaN revenue, says Strategy Analytics

Market research company Strategy Analytics foreasts that Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) will increase spending for defence radar systems to more than $20 billion in 2028.

The company's latest Advanced Defence Systems (ADS) report 'Global Radar Market Forecast: 2018 - 2028' divides defence radar spending and shipments by region, domain and mission, along with expenditures by power level, frequency range, functional content and semiconductor technology.

The report forecasts that GaN will be the fastest growing device technology, with revenue increasing by a factor of four over the forecast period.

“AESA radar systems have become required equipment on most new platforms and major upgrades,” noted Eric Higham director of the advanced defence systems (ADS) service. “The increased capabilities and performance of AESA-based radars help expand mission envelopes and increase force multiplication.”

He went on to say, “The performance advantages of GaN are critical to the benefits of AESA radars, so despite the uncertain short-term COVID-19 implications, I remain optimistic that AESA radar deployment and GaN revenue will continue to grow quickly in the defence radar segment.”

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