Aerospace and Defense Battery Market Analysis and Forecast 2023-2033 - Key Opportunities in the Emergence of Urban Air Mobility and eVTOL Vehicles

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The global aerospace and defense battery market has experienced remarkable growth in recent years due to the increasing advancements in technology and the emergence of new applications of batteries in space, aircraft, UAVs, and the defense sector. This growth is primarily driven by the government's efforts to advance the electrification of these sectors, which has demonstrated its continuous expansion and robust growth. Additionally, the market is driven by the growing adoption of commercial UAVs by e-commerce players and other civil professionals such as videography, remote monitoring, etc.

By leveraging UAV and battery-operated drones in military surveillance subsystems, authorities can enhance security, improve reliability, and optimize operational efficiency. Notable companies include Saft, ECOBAT, GS Yuasa International Ltd., Navitas System, Ultralife Corporation, and EaglePicher Technologies, among others. These companies heavily invest in research and development to introduce innovative and high-capacity batteries for aerospace and defense applications. The market is expected to witness continued growth as key players and government agencies invest in advanced technologies to enhance performance and effectiveness, leading to new opportunities for growth and innovation in the sector.

Increased investment from public and private industry has emerged as a significant driver of growth in the global aerospace and defense battery market. Batteries are vital for space exploration missions. These batteries power spacecraft, rovers, and other equipment used in space missions. Advances in battery technology have allowed for longer-lasting and more reliable power sources for these missions. Many countries have established national strategies and initiatives to promote space-based technology research and development.

These programs aim to accelerate advancements in battery technologies, support innovation in battery chemicals, and foster collaborations between industrial players. Also, the aerospace and defense battery market has a substantial industrial impact by enabling advancements in technology, increasing the efficiency and capabilities of aerospace and defense systems, and contributing to the overall safety and reliability of critical applications in these sectors. Additionally, it plays a role in shaping the future of sustainable aviation and defense technologies through the development of high-performance, lightweight batteries.

Market Segmentation

UAV Segment to Dominate Global Aerospace and Defense Battery Market (by Platform)

The global aerospace and defense battery market was led by the UAV platform application. It generated $5.30 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $14.35 billion in 2033 at a CAGR of 9.69% during the forecast period 2023-2033. UAVs have become integral components of modern military operations, surveillance, and civilian applications. One of the most significant trends impacting this segment is the increasing demand for longer endurance and higher payload capacity. This necessitates the development of advanced battery technologies capable of delivering extended flight durations and supporting sophisticated payloads such as high-resolution cameras and sensors.

Furthermore, the push toward miniaturization and lightweight UAV designs is driving innovation in battery materials and energy density. Lithium-ion and other advanced battery chemistries are being optimized to provide more power in smaller, lighter packages, allowing UAVs to achieve greater agility and operational flexibility. Moreover, safety and reliability concerns are spurring the development of battery management systems that enhance the overall performance and longevity of UAV batteries.

Lithium-Based Battery to be the Leading Segment in the Global Aerospace and Defense Battery Market (by Battery Type)

The global aerospace and defense battery market is expected to be dominated by the lithium-ion battery in the coming years. The market growth is attributed to the increasing focus of the aerospace and defense industry on electrification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve operational efficiency. Electric and hybrid-electric aircraft are gaining traction, and these innovations necessitate advanced lithium-ion battery technologies capable of meeting the stringent safety and performance requirements of aviation regulators. As the technology continues to evolve, offering enhanced energy density, faster charging capabilities, and improved safety features, it is expected to maintain its dominant position in the aerospace and defense battery market.

Emergence of Urban Air Mobility and eVTOL Vehicles

The emergence of urban air mobility (UAM) and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles in aerospace and defense represents a significant shift in the way people and cargo are transported and how military operations are conducted. UAM is an emerging concept in the aerospace and defense industry that envisions the use of eVTOL aircraft to provide on-demand air transportation within urban and metropolitan areas. As urbanization continues to grow, military forces may find themselves operating more frequently in densely populated urban areas. UAM technologies can offer new ways to transport troops, equipment, and supplies within urban environments while avoiding ground congestion and threats. Defense agencies often collaborate with commercial aerospace companies on research and development projects.

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The top established aviation and defense-grade battery providers hold around 68% of the presence in the market. The start-ups in the market hold around 32% of the global aerospace and defense battery market.

Key Companies Profiled:

  • Bren-Tronics, Inc.
  • Concorde
  • GS Yuasa International Ltd.
  • Lincad
  • Navitas System
  • Saft
  • Sion Power Corporation
  • WAE Technologies Limited
  • Shift

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages199
Forecast Period2023 - 2032
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2023$9.26 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2032$20.87 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate8.5%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Key Topics Covered:

1 Market
1.1 Industry Outlook
1.2 Business Dynamics
1.2.1 Business Drivers Growing Penetration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Electric Ground Vehicles in Defense Sector Increasing Electrification of Aircraft Rising Investment Activities to Support Deep Space Exploration
1.2.2 Business Challenges Stringent Regulation Impacting the Sales of Lithium Batteries Design Challenges Associated with the Size of Aircraft
1.2.3 Business Strategies
1.2.4 Corporate Strategies
1.2.5 Business Opportunities Growing Advancements in Battery Cell Materials for Long Endurance Emergence of Urban Air Mobility and eVTOL Vehicles Adoption of Miniaturized Electronic Devices and Wearable Technologies in Military Rising Integration of Space-Grade Batteries for Satellite Launch Missions

2 Application
2.1 Global Aerospace and Defense Battery Market (by Platform)
2.1.1 Market Overview
2.1.2 Space
2.1.3 Aircraft
2.1.4 UAV
2.1.5 Defense

3 Product
3.1 Global Aerospace and Defense Battery Market (by Battery Type)
3.2 Global Aerospace and Defense Battery Market (by Sales)

4 Region
4.1 Global Aerospace and Defense Battery Market (by Region)

5 Market Competitive Benchmarking & Company Profiles
5.1 Competitive Benchmarking
5.2 Company Profiles

6 Growth Opportunities and Recommendations
6.1 Growth Opportunities
6.1.1 Growth Opportunity 1: Development of Lightweight Batteries for UAVs in Defense Sector
6.1.2 Growth Opportunity 2: Adoption of Solid-State Batteries in Space Sector
6.1.3 Growth Opportunity 3: Innovation and Development of Lithium Metal Battery for Aircraft Applications

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