Global Radar Sensor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type Of Radar System (Bistatic Radar, Continuous Wave Radar, Instrumentation Radar, Weather Radar, Others), By Application (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Security & Surveillance, Industrial, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Oct 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061611537
  • Pages : 136

The global radar sensor market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 16.26% to reach US$25.033 billion in 2028 from US$8.719 billion in 2021.

Radar sensors are widely utilized for their ability to detect, locate, and track objects, making them essential components in numerous systems such as automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, and more. One of the primary growth factors for the global radar sensor market is the increasing demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles in the automotive sector. Radar sensors play a pivotal role in ensuring vehicle safety by enabling features like adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, and parking assistance.

Growing usage in the aerospace and defense sector

Radar sensors have long been integral to the aerospace and defense sector, playing pivotal roles in surveillance, target tracking, and overall situational awareness. However, recent advancements in radar technology have expanded their applications, intensifying the global radar sensor market. In the aerospace domain, radar sensors are increasingly employed for aircraft navigation and collision avoidance systems. They enable accurate altitude measurement, terrain mapping, and weather detection, thereby ensuring safer and more efficient flights. Moreover, the growth of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has amplified the need for radar sensors for various missions, including reconnaissance and surveillance. For instance, introduced in 2021, Mistral's Transmit-Receive Multi Modules (TRMM) are compact T/R Modules designed for S-Band Phased Array RADARS. Utilizing Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, these modules offer high efficiency within a small form factor, providing 100W Peak Transmit Power Capability per channel.

Rising investments in the USA Air Force

The Federal Budget Authority for the Department of the Air Force in the USA provides valuable insights into the growth of radar sensor usage within the aerospace and defense sector and its impact on the global radar sensor market. In 2020, the budget allocation stood at $21,732 million. However, there was a noticeable decrease in 2021 to $15,855 million, which could be attributed to various factors such as economic conditions and changing priorities. Nevertheless, the subsequent rise to $17,061 million in 2022 indicates a renewed commitment to strengthening defense capabilities, including investments in radar sensor technology. This suggests a positive trajectory for global radar sensor market growth as the aerospace and defense sectors continue to prioritize advanced radar systems to bolster security and surveillance capabilities.

The North American radar sensor market is expected to propel

During the projection period, a significant portion of the market share is anticipated to be held by North America because of the region's early adoption of emerging technologies and significant expenditures in R&D across several sectors. Furthermore, countries like the U.S. and Canada, have substantial military and defense expenditures, which will positively impact the radar sensor market growth.

The United States is anticipated to be the fastest-growing country in the North American region

In the United States radar sensors are required as a result of the fast-growing automation, including the advancement of Industry 4.0 and the move towards autonomous driving, which shows the growing requirement for presence and motion detection for improved safety and control. The development of 5G and the IoT, as well as rising R&D expenditures in the radar technology sector, are all factors in the expansion of the radar sensor market in the nation. In August 2023, according to RTX, the U.S. Air Force will be able to start testing a new medium-range radar sensor for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System because of several recently awarded government contracts. The $7 million in grants from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Strategic Development, Planning and Experimentation Office and the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Rapid Prototyping Program will help RTX to advance the development and testing of its GhostEye MR radar.

Rise in the automotive industry in the USA

The market potential for ADAS has been expanded to mid-range automobiles because of the recent attention on safety in the United States, such as the issuance of new regulatory guidance for automated vehicles - Automated Automobiles 3.0 by the NHTSA. This has led to an increase in manufacturing volume. Hence, radar sensors are being used by a large number of companies.

As per the data published by the United States Department of Transportation, vehicle registration in the nation, increased from 22,81,95,802 in the year 2020 to 23,27,81,797 in 2021. This significant increase in registration can be attributed to the rise in the use of radar sensors for consumer safety in automotive vehicles.

Market Key Developments

  • In June 2023, SICK introduced the RMS3xx radar sensor, blending SICK's advanced radar technology with reliable hardware and streamlined software.
  • In March 2023, Dulcolevel, a novel IIoT-compatible radar level sensor that offers real-time data on tank liquid levels, was introduced by ProMinent.
  • In April 2022, a motion-detecting radar sensor was introduced by InnoSenT. The IMD-2002 is an improvement on the popular IMD-2000 motion sensor. The product's unique feature is its ability to find identified items by gauging angle and distance.

Global Radar Sensor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$8.719 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$25.033 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 16.26% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Type of Radar System, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Geolux d.o.o., Baumer Holding AG, ASTYX GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, HENSOLDT Group, Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH, InnoSenT GmbH, Banner Engineering Corp., SICK AG
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type of Radar System
    • Bistatic Radar
    • Continuous Wave Radar
    • Instrumentation Radar
    • Weather Radar
    • Others    
  • By Application
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Security & Surveillance
    • Industrial
    • Others 
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The radar sensor market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 16.26% during the forecast period.
The global radar sensor market is estimated to reach a market size of US$25.033 billion by 2028.
Radar Sensor Market was valued at US$8.719 billion in 2021.
North America accounted for a major share of the radar sensor market.
One of the primary growth factors for the global radar sensor market is the increasing demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles in the automotive sector.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Bistatic Radar

5.3. Continuous Wave Radar

5.4. Instrumentation Radar

5.5. Weather Radar

5.6. Others     


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Automotive

6.3. Aerospace & Defense

6.4. Security & Surveillance

6.5. Industrial

6.6. Others  


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. UAE

7.5.2. Israel

7.5.3. Saudi Arabia

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Thailand

7.6.6. Taiwan

7.6.7. Indonesia

7.6.8. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Geolux d.o.o.

9.2. Baumer Holding AG

9.3. ASTYX GmbH

9.4. ZF Friedrichshafen AG

9.5. Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG

9.6. HENSOLDT Group

9.7. Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH

9.8. InnoSenT GmbH

9.9. Banner Engineering Corp.

9.10. SICK AG 

Geolux d.o.o.

Baumer Holding AG


ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG


Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH

InnoSenT GmbH

Banner Engineering Corp.