Defense Electronics Obsolescence Market Size $4.15 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 7.7%

Defense Electronics Obsolescence Market Size Worth $4.15 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 7.7%

The global defense electronics obsolescence market size is expected to reach USD 4.15 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Defense Electronics Obsolescence Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Platform (Airborne, Naval and Land); By Systems (Sensors, Electronic warfare systems, Targeting Systems); By Type; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

In the defense electronics obsolescence market, the advancing age of defense systems worldwide serves as a major driver for growth. With aging systems, components gradually become obsolete, prompting a demand for obsolescence management solutions. These solutions aim to prolong the lifespan of existing equipment and uphold its operational efficiency, countering the challenges posed by aging infrastructure. The rising need for obsolescence management solutions stems from the imperative to maintain the reliability and effectiveness of defense systems despite component aging. Through these solutions, defense organizations circumvent the expensive and disruptive process of replacing entire systems. Instead, they opt to selectively upgrade or replace obsolete components, thereby maximizing the value of their current investments.

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Remanufacturing and reverse engineering old components present a significant opportunity in the defense electronics obsolescence sector. They help mitigate the challenges linked to rapid technological obsolescence. This strategy extends the operational life of critical equipment without the need for extensive overhauls. Consequently, defense organizations can sustain capability and readiness over time while more effectively managing costs. Remanufacturing involves restoring old or worn-out parts to such new conditions, often incorporating the latest technological advancements. This process helps avoid the substantial costs and logistical challenges associated with sourcing new, consistent replacements for outdated systems. Additionally, it promotes the recycling of old materials and parts, reducing waste and environmental impact. By updating only the necessary parts, defense organizations can maintain the functionality and reliability of current equipment at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new systems.

Reverse engineering involves disassembling and analyzing the design of outdated parts to create new, improved, or functionally equivalent parts. It is particularly useful when documentation is missing, or original manufacturers no longer produce a component. Defense companies can enhance their security and self-reliance by using reverse engineering to address supply chain vulnerabilities and reduce dependency on external suppliers.

Defense Electronics Obsolescence Market Report Highlights

  • The airborne segment dominated the market in 2023, driven by the fact that military aircraft heavily rely on complex electronics that are prone to obsolescence.
  • The sensors segment accounted for a significant market share in 2023 and is expected to maintain its growth. Sensors play a crucial role in defense systems, providing vital data for applications like surveillance, reconnaissance, target tracking, and navigation.
  • North America holds a significant revenue share in the global Defense Electronics Obsolescence market, driven by its strong industrial foundation, state-of-the-art technology, and significant defense spending.
  • The global key market players include Raytheon Technologies Corporation, BAE Systems, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Thales, Elbit Systems Ltd., Actia Group, Like Technologies, Whistler Technology, Altium and Assel Poland.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Defense Electronics Obsolescence market report based on platform, systems, type, and region:

Defense Electronics Obsolescence, Platform Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Airborne
    • Combat Aircraft
    • Transport Aircraft
    • Special Mission Aircraft
    • Combat Helicopters
  • Naval
    • Submarines
    • Patrol Vessels
    • Mine Countermeasures Ship
    • Amphibious Ships
    • Aircraft Carriers
    • Destroyers
    • Frigates
    • Corvettes
  • Land
    • Armored Personnel Carriers
    • Light Armored Vehicles
    • Combat Support Vehicles
    • Armored Combat Support Vehicles
    • Mine-Protected Vehicles
    • Combat Vehicles
    • Main Battle Tanks
    • Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Defense Electronics Obsolescence, Systems Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Sensors
    • Magnetic Sensors
    • Biometric Sensors
    • Humidity/Temperature Sensors
    • Proximity Sensors
    • Infrared Sensors
    • Motion Sensors
    • Lidar Sensors
    • Pressure Sensors
    • Radiation Sensors
  • Electronic warfare Systems
    • Jammers
      • Transmitter
      • Receiver
      • Control Unit
      • Display
  • Targeting system
    • Electro-optic & Infrared
      • Beam Expander
      • Optical Sensor
      • Detector
      • Signal Processor
      • Transmitter
      • Receiver
    • Radars
      • Digital Signal Processors
      • Power Amplifier
      • Duplexer
      • Antenna
      • Transmitter
      • Receiver
  • Communication System
    • Transponders
    • Transreceivers
    • Antennas
    • Transmitters
    • Receivers
  • Navigation System
    • Navigation Computer
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Inertial Navigation System (INS)
      • Altimeter
      • Magnetometer
      • Gyroscope
  • Human machine Interface
    • Primary Flight Display
    • Multi-function Display
    • Navigation Display
  • Flight Control Systems
    • Digital Flight Control Computers

Defense Electronics Obsolescence, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Functional Obsolescence
  • Technology Obsolescence
  • Logistics Obsolescence

Defense Electronics Obsolescence, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Defense Electronics Obsolescence Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 2.29 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 4.15 billion


7.7% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Platform, By Systems, By Type, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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