Defense Tactical Computers Market, Size & Share, by Type (Vehicle-Mounted, Handheld, Wearable); Platform (Land, Navy, Air Force) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 3873
  • Published Date: Aug 04, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Defense Tactical Computers Market size is predicted to reach USD 8 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of defense tactical computers was USD 5 Billion. The reason behind the growth is due to an increasing count of military vehicles across the world. To meet the security needs military forces around the globe are increasingly adopting military vehicles, which in turn rises the demand for defense tactical computers to manage huge amounts of data generated by these vehicles. For instance, in 2023, the aggregate number of ground combat vehicles among North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies was over 1 million, with armored vehicles accounting for the majority of these. Also, more than 12,400 main combat tanks were built.

The growing demand for rugged, high-performance, and dependable computing devices is believed to fuel the market growth. For instance, owing to the rising need for reliable and durable computing solutions in dynamic environments the market is set to grow in the near future. According to estimates, the global market for rugged devices is expected to reach over USD 7 billion by 2027.

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Defense Tactical Computers Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Demand for Tactical Communication Systems – It is expected that rising investment in military communication gear and the growing need for encrypted communication is to drive market growth. Further, to meet the demand for tactical communication defense tactical computers are needed since they are smaller in size, and offer secure encryption protocols.
  • Increase in Demand for More Advanced Military Technology- The need for minimizing uncertainty, and boosting military capabilities and efficiency is expected to result in increased demand for more advanced military technologies including defense tactical computers.
    In addition, factors such as the rise in digitization of the battlefield and the rising need for wearable computers will all contribute to the market's expansion.


  • Lack of Awareness related to Defense Tactical Computers in Lower Economic Regions - The lack of awareness is one of the major factors predicted to slow down the market growth. For instance, a lack of awareness in lower economic regions a lack of awareness may result in insufficient information on the uses of defense tactical computers, limiting their adoption in these areas.
  • Vulnerability to Cyber-Attack- For instance, defense computers are used for military operations which involve vast amounts of sensitive data which may attract cybercriminals from other nations.

Defense Tactical Computers Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 5 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 8 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Defense Tactical Computers Segmentation

Type (Vehicle-Mounted, Handheld, Wearable)

The vehicle-mounted segment in the defense tactical computers market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share in the coming years. The segment growth can be attributed to the increasing benefits offered by this type. Vehicle-mounted tactical computers are gaining popularity in the defense sector across the globe owing to the numerous benefits offered by them which may lead to an increase in their demand in the near future. For instance, vehicle-mounted tactical computers provide real-time data, improve firing accuracy, and allow easy communication within the military network.

Platform- (Land, Navy, Air Force)

The land segment is set to garner a notable share in the near future. The growth of the segment is driven by the growing usage of defense tactical computers. Land force missions frequently take place in critical and hazardous situations, necessitating the use of these computers to obtain real-time information about the situation and make informed judgments to prevent serious damage. Besides this, they also provide navigation tools to easily move across strange regions and find out the safest route.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

     By Type

  • Vehicle-Mounted
  • Handheld
  • Wearable

     By Platform

  • Land
  • Navy
  • Air Force

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Global Defense Tactical Computers Industry - Regional Synopsis

North America Market Statistics

Defense tactical computers market in North America is predicted to account for the largest share by the end of 2035. The market growth in the region is impelled by an increase in military spending. For instance, a high military budget can be utilized to modernize the armed forces and upgrade technologies to effectively support defense activities. This as a result is expected to rise the demand for defense tactical computers in the region. The United States leads the list of countries with the highest military spending in 2021, with over USD 745 billion predicted in 2023, rising to nearly USD 1 trillion by 2033.

APAC Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific defense tactical computers market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe. The growth of the market can be led by the growing government financing for the modernization of existing defense information-sharing platform systems. This may result in growing demand for defense tactical computers in the region as they allow for easy communication and data sharing between defense networks and can be successfully integrated into the network.

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Companies Dominating the Global Defense Tactical Computers Landscape

    • Saab AB
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • BAE Systems Plc
    • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
    • Cornet Technology Inc.
    • Curtiss-Wright Corp.
    • Elbit Systems Ltd.
    • General Dynamics Corp.
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • Leonardo Spa
    • Mercury Systems Inc.


In The News

  • Mercury Systems Inc. launched next-generation rugged edge servers with 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors known as Sapphire Rapids for aerospace & defense missions to address the rigorous needs of mission-critical workloads.
  • Curtiss-Wright Corp. introduced the mini modular mission computer Parvus DuraCOR 313 developed for best performance in the hardest military and aerospace situations in terms of size, weight, and power.

Author Credits:  Ipsheeta Dash, Sadaf Naaz

  • Report ID: 3873
  • Published Date: Aug 04, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demand for rugged, high-performance, and increasing count of military vehicles across the world are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of defense tactical computers is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Saab AB, BAE Systems Plc, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Cornet Technology Inc., Curtiss-Wright Corp., and others.

The vehicle mounted segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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