Published: Jul, 2018

The vendor landscape of the global rockets and missiles market features a significantly consolidated nature, with only a handful of companies collectively holding a massive share in the market, observes Transparency Market Research in a recent report. The leading four companies in the market, namely Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Thales Group, and Raytheon Co. together accounted for over 65% of the market in 2016, commanding dominance with the help of innovative and technologically advanced products, vast pools of financial resources set aside for R&D purposes, and long-term contracts.

As competition continues to intensify, leading vendors are putting more emphasis on strategic collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions to expand their product portfolios and geographical outreach. More focus is also being put on R&D activities to introduce technologically advanced products at a steady pace.

According to the report, the global rockets and missiles market will exhibit a CAGR of 3.2% from 2017 and 2025, rising to a revenue opportunity of US$43.01 bn by 2025 from a revenue valuation of US$32.10 bn in 2016.

rockets missiles market

High Spending on Defense Continue to Make North America Lucrative Market

Of the key varieties of rockets in the market, the segment of artillery rockets presented the most lucrative business prospects in 2016. Highly acclaimed for their ability to destroy a multitude of weapons such as naval ships, tanks, submarines, and armored vehicles, artillery rockets are likely to remain one of the leading varieties of rockets in the global market over the report’s forecast period as well.

Geographically, the rockets and missiles market in North America is presently the leading revenue contributor to the global market. Holding a nearly 30% of the overall market in 2016, the regional market commanded dominance chiefly owing to the presence of the world’s most prominent names in the field of rockets and missiles and the high defense budget of the U.S. Over the forecast period as well, the region is expected to retain its dominance owing to the steady rise in defense budgets in key economies.

Focus of Developing and Developed Economies on Strengthening Defense Provide Promising Growth Opportunities

Of the number of factors working favorably for the global rockets and missiles market, the steady rise in defense budgets of developed as well as emerging economies globally has remained one of the most prominent ones over the past few years. As countries continue to plough more finances into their defense sectors, strengthening their artilleries to prepare themselves against the rising numbers of terrorist attacks, the uptake of advanced rockets and missiles has also increased.

Other factors driving the market include fast-paced advancements in supporting technologies, rising number of companies foraying into the market, and the vast rise in R&D activities aimed at the development of technologically advanced products. However, the market could be hindered owing to the high costs of new product varieties and concerns related to the potential malfunction of launchers.

This analysis of the global market for rockets and missiles is based on a recent market research report by Transparency Market Research, titled “Rockets and Missiles Market (Product - Rockets and Missiles; Rocket - Artillery Rockets and Air to Ground Rockets; Missiles - Surface to Air Missiles, Cruise Missiles, Anti-Ship Missiles, Anti-Tank Missiles, and Anti-Submarine Missiles) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025.”

For the study, the market has been segmented as follows:

By Product Types

  • Rockets
  • Missiles

By Rockets

  • Artillery Rockets
  • Air to Ground Rockets

By Missiles

  • Surface to Air Missiles
  • Cruise Missiles
  • Anti-Ship Missiles
  • Anti-Tank Missiles
  • Anti-Submarine Missiles
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Russia
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Turkey
    • Israel
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America

About Us

Transparency Market Research is a next-generation market intelligence provider, offering fact-based solutions to business leaders, consultants, and strategy professionals.

Our reports are single-point solutions for businesses to grow, evolve, and mature. Our real-time data collection methods along with ability to track more than one million high growth niche products are aligned with your aims. The detailed and proprietary statistical models used by our analysts offer insights for making right decision in the shortest span of time. For organizations that require specific but comprehensive information we offer customized solutions through ad hoc reports. These requests are delivered with the perfect combination of right sense of fact-oriented problem solving methodologies and leveraging existing data repositories.

TMR believes that unison of solutions for clients-specific problems with right methodology of research is the key to help enterprises reach right decision.


90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Tel: +1-518-618-1030
USA - Canada Toll Free: 866-552-3453