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GPS technology has revolutionized modern warfare. Military organizations regularly depend on satellite technology for accurate positioning, timing and communications. But GPS signals received on Earth are weak and susceptible to interference and intentional jamming. The signals are usually obscured by thermal noise and only observable with a tuned signal analyzer – in other words a GPS receiver.
GPS Anti-Jamming protects these receivers from interference and intentional jamming. Even a small jammer of about 10 Watts power can disrupt an unprotected C/A Code receiver for about 30 kilometers (line of sight).
GPS Anti-Jamming uses power minimization to reduce the effect of interference and jamming so that the GPS receiver can continue to operate correctly. These systems are mainly used for land, sea, air (including unmanned aerial systems) in the military field.
Over the next five years, the anti-jamming market will register a 6.3% CAGR in terms of revenue. The global market size will reach US$ 5090 million by 2024, from US$ 3540 million in 2019.
North America held the largest share of the Anti-jamming market in 2017, while the market in APAC is expected to be the second-largest by 2022. This growth of the market in APAC can be attributed to the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea between China and some South-East Asian countries, between Japan and North Korea, and disputes between South Korea and North Korea. These political tensions are expected to fuel the military expenditures in these respective countries, and a significant portion of this expenditure is expected to be invested in GPS anti-jamming.
In the rest of the world, the market is expected to grow at a moderate rate. The report evaluates that the volatile situation in Syria and the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group has prompted many of the regional powers there such as Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia to increase defense spending for their armed forces, which includes installing GPS anti-jamming systems.
Export control varies by country. In the U.S., a CRPA (controlled radiation pattern antenna) developed towards a defense program is likely to have International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions attached to it.
In Canada, CRPAs are subject to the Controlled Goods Program. In the UK, CRPAs sit on the “dual-use” export control list, which recognizes that CRPAs have both military and non-military application. An export license is usually required.
Of the major players of the Anti-Jamming market, Raytheon maintained its first place in the ranking in 2017, accounting for 6.80 % of the Global revenue market share in 2017, followed by Rockwell Collins with 3.57 revenue market share.
According to the report, the key manufacturers are: Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Novatel, Cobham, Mayflower, BAE Systems, Thales Group, Harris, and Hwa Create Technology.