Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Market Size & Share, by Application (Cyber Intelligence, Ground-Based Intelligence, Naval Intelligence, Space Intelligence, Airborne Intelligence); Type {Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communications Intelligence (COMINT)} - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Aug 08, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Signals Intelligence Market size is estimated to reach USD 30 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 5% by 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of signals intelligence was USD 14 billion. Owing to technological advancement, signals intelligence is widely collected with the help of unmanned ariel vehicles such as drones. As the speed and frequency of signals used in intelligence technology increase, this information serves as the basis for aerial surveillance, military and defense systems, security operations, and public order control. In May 2020, U.S. Army announced that they are planning to pick signals intelligence and unmanned ariel vehicle for Africa from Textron AAI. 

With global terrorism on the rise, these has been increasing investment by military authorities and governments. In August 2020, the Taiwan government announced an increased defense budget of USD 1.6 billion. This signal helps national security forces identify potential threats they are about to encounter. This technology suite includes a high-speed interceptor with various sensors, radar, sonar, a command and control center, and a special sensor suite.  

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Signals Intelligence Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Prevalence of Signals Intelligence in Public Domain – Previously signal intelligence was highly used by the government or the defence sector but now slowly it is being incorporated by the public domain sector too. The public domain is one of the significant commercial applications of signal intelligence which provides an effective `understanding of any object or vessel present in the public domain that can affect the security, safety, or environment. Nowadays, many organizations are adopting signal intelligence for their safety and security. For instance, In 2020, Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD 15 million contract from Energean Israel to provide a complete floating production storage and offloading platform solution for the Kalish Tanin offshore gas field. 
  • High Adoption of Electronic Systems – Greater adoption of electronic systems for intelligence is expected to boost the signals intelligence (SIGINT) market in the projected period. 
  • Increasing Use of Electromagnetic Spectrum – The increasing use of the magnetic sensor spectrum in civil and commercial applications for activities such as live TV streaming, broadband, and navigation has resulted in the use of different frequencies in some electronic devices. Armed forces around the world focus on gathering information on threats through frequency hopping detection, a tactical indicator that indicates threat category, transmission density, signal parameters, and other relevant information.  
  • Increasing Research and Development Activities – Key market players are carrying out significant research and development activities intending to provide innovative solutions. The companies take a few initiatives to incorporate a few technologies into their existing solutions to gain maximum market growth. 


  • High Cost Associated with Signal Intelligence System Deployment – The integration of advanced and innovative technologies is a continuous challenge in the front military sector owing to its high cost which is simply out of the budget. Countries around the world are researching and exploring to find out alternative techniques to fit into the military budget. Therefore, signal intelligence now is shifting from the military sector to the commercial sector. 
  • Inability to Address Various Threats 
  • Lack of Skilled Labour 

Signals Intelligence Sector: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 14 billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~USD 30 billion

Regional Synopsis

  • 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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Signals Intelligence Segmentation

Application (Cyber Intelligence, Ground-Based Intelligence, Naval Intelligence, Space Intelligence, Airborne Intelligence)

The cyber intelligence segment in the signals intelligence market is expected to hold the largest revenue share by the end of 2035. The aerospace and military industry is giving rise to technologies such as AI, machine learning, industry 4. o, and others which further are responsible for the digital transformation of the defense sector. The defense sector is venturing into analytics and integrating cloud services which further is expected to aid them in improving productivity. However, this growing digitalization is anticipated to create fabulous opportunities for cybercriminals, and cybercrime activities are expected to take place more here as compared to some other industries, resulting in the growth of the segment in the market.

Type {Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communications Intelligence (COMINT)}

Signals intelligence (SIGINT) market from the communications intelligence (COMINT) segment is projected to account for significant market growth with a share of 60 % in the forecast period. This tool is specifically used by the military in order to take real-time decisions on the battlefield. It helps in collecting information from enemy troops, consisting of both text and voice message that aids the army in getting updated with the latest piece of information and plan.

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


  • Cyber Intelligence
  • Ground-Based Intelligence
  • Naval Intelligence
  • Space Intelligence
  • Airborne Intelligence


  • Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
  • Communications Intelligence (COMINT)

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Global Signals Intelligence Industry- Regional Synopsis

North American Market Statistics

The signals intelligence (SIGINT) market in the North America is expected to grow widely in the projected period with increasing investment in the military and defense sectors. The North America region has the biggest investment in the military and defense sector, mostly owing to increased spending in the United States. As per the U.S., Department of Defense, The U.S. Navy is expected to spend around USD 59 billion on military personnel accounting for around 25% of the budget plan.  The increasing number of terrorist attacks in recent years has forced the regional government to implement a strong physical security strategy.

APAC Market Analysis

The Asia Pacific signals intelligence (SIGINT) market is expected to be the fastest-growing market with a market revenue of 25 % in the predicted period. The market is growing at the fastest rate owing to growing security and border threats from neighboring countries. Increasing technological advancement and rapid economic growth in countries such as China, and India have contributed to the growing investment in APAC signal intelligence. 

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Companies Dominating the Signals Intelligence Landscape

    • Raytheon Technologies Corporation
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    • Elbit Systems Ltd.
    • General Dynamics Corporation
    • Rheinmetall AG
    • Mercury Systems, Inc.
    • Harris Corporation
    • BAE Systems.
    • Thales Group
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    • Saab AB


In The News

  • Saab AB launched the latest FCAS Center in the UK as an epicenter for participation in the Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) program. The UK and Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding on FCAS cooperation in July 2019. Saab leads Sweden's FCAS industrial holdings in close collaboration with the Swedish Ministry of Defense.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd. announces that he has won a contract worth USD 70 million to provide electronic warfare (EW) solutions for overseas customers. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide ground-based electronic warfare and signals intelligence (SIGINT) units with electronic support, countermeasures, and command and control systems.  

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 5134
  • Published Date: Aug 08, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The rising prevalence of signals intelligence in the public domain and the increasing use of electromagnetic spectrum are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the acetone market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Harris Corporation, BAE Systems., Thales Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation., Saab, and others.

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

The market in North America 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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