Weather Radar Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Platform (Airborne, Land-Based), By Application (Military, Aviation, Meteorology & Hydrology), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614335
  • Pages : 145

A weather radar is an instrument that determines the weather intensity by sending electromagnetic pulses into the atmosphere. The instrument is majorly used in depicting weather results for military, aviation, and meteorology applications. Growing climatic fluctuations resulting from human activities have created extreme climatic conditions such as heavy rainfall which has positively impacted the demand for weather radars in countries where climate change has become a major issue. According to the India Meteorological Department, in 2021, the annual rainfall in the country averaged over 105% of its long-period average. Furthermore, the growing technological innovations and developments in weather forecasting are also expected to push the market demand for weather radar, thereby propelling the overall market growth during the forecast period.

Based on application, the weather radar market is segmented into military, aviation, and meteorology & hydrology. Meteorology & hydrology is expected to hold a market share of XX% in the weather radar market and is projected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. The high-quality data provided by weather radar is used in determining various weather aspects such as rainfall and precipitation among others. With the growing danger of natural disasters such as storms, floods, and hurricanes among others, the demand for effective weather forecast systems has shown a significant increase resulting in major activities such as product innovations, launches, and the development of weather radars. For instance, in June 2022, India Meteorological announced to purchase of 11 doppler weather radars to improve the country’s ability in forecasting extreme weather events such as thunderstorms and rainfall at local levels. The department is aiming to install 60 doppler weather radars in different locations across the country by 2024-2025. Moreover, in December 2022, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia jointly purchased a weather radar system for providing better weather forecasting in North Georgia where severe weather has formed a consistent threat to people. Moreover, in September 2019, China installed its first C-band phased array meteorological radar system in its Jiangsu Province as per China Meteorological Administration is the most frequent tornado-hit region in China.

Product approval and high demand for better weather forecasting solutions for the civil and air force are expected to boost the market demand for weather radars. Weather radar finds major applicability in the aviation sector both civil and air force as it enables the pilot in assessing the convective weather lying ahead of the aircraft that can cause severe turbulence. The growing aerospace sector has positively impacted the demand for more efficient weather monitoring radar systems, thereby leading to new product approvals. For instance, in November 2022, AVIC Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute and Collins Aerospace announced that the companies received TSO certification from Federal Aviation Administration for COMAC’s C919 Weather Radar Flat Plate Antenna which will be manufactured and used in civil aircraft. Furthermore, the growing spending on military aircraft has also created an urge to equip them with improved weather radar systems which have led to agreement establishments between the country's air force authority and major providers of such solution. For instance, EWR Radar Systems, in March 2020, entered into a US$20.7 million contract with the Digital Directorate of the Air Force Aerospace Management Systems Division, in which the company would provide 22 portable doppler radars which will enable the US air force in better forecasting of the structure of severe weather.

Recent developments

  • In June 2022, Vaisala launched its C-band Weather Radar WRS300 which through solid-state power amplification provides weather forecasting information relating to rain, snow, graupel, and hail across large areas. The radar’s solid-state technology provides a superior lifespan in comparison to the traditional klystron and magnetron vacuum tubes.
  • In January 2022, the India Meteorological Department launched four new Doppler weather radars, one each in Delhi, Mumbai, Leh, and Chennai for improving the weather forecast system in these cities.  
  • In June 2021, advanced weather radar system provider Advanced Radar Company acquired Radiometric Corporation, whose acquisition forms a part of the company’s strategy to provide its customers with a unique state-of-the-art weather decision support tool.

Covid-19 Impact on the Weather Radar Market

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected weather forecasting and observation activities especially through aircraft, as the restrictions and global lockdown declined aircraft travel which made it difficult for scientists to develop weather reports regarding the upper atmosphere. According to the World Meteorological Organization, during the COVID period, aircraft meteorological measurements saw an average drop of 75% to 80% in comparison to normal. However, with the ease of the government restrictions the weather and climate report services are showing a steady growth which is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for weather radars in the future, thereby augmenting the overall market growth.

Weather Radar Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Platform, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Honeywell International Inc, EWR Radar Systems, Toshiba Infrastructure & Solutions Corporation, Beijing Minstar Radar Co Ltd, GAMIC GmbH, Furuno Electric Co Ltd, Aerodata AG, Garmin Ltd, Leonardo Germany GmbH 
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Platform
    • Airborne
    • Land-Based
  • By  Application
    • Military
    • Aviation
    • Meteorology & Hydrology
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Others


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 Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

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. Airborne

5.3. Land-Based



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Military

6.3. Aviation

6.4. Meteorology & Hydrology 



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. Italy

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Australia

7.6.6. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. Honeywell International Inc

9.2. EWR Radar Systems

9.3. Toshiba Infrastructure & Solutions Corporation

9.4. Beijing Minstar Radar Co Ltd

9.5. GAMIC GmbH

9.6. Furuno Electric Co Ltd

9.7. Aerodata AG

9.8. Garmin Ltd

9.9. Leonardo Germany GmbH

Honeywell International Inc

EWR Radar Systems

Toshiba Infrastructure & Solutions Corporation

Beijing Minstar Radar Co Ltd


Furuno Electric Co Ltd

Aerodata AG

Garmin Ltd

Leonardo Germany GmbH