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Global SONAR Systems Market 2015-2019

About SONAR system

A SONAR system works on using the same technology that is used by animals such as dolphins and bats for detecting objects. The technology was first recorded by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490, but intense research on it started after the Titanic mishap. During the World War I, the need to detect submarines fueled more research for SONAR system development. A SONAR system is divided into two types: active and passive. Active SONAR system is mostly used for civilian purposes like oil exploration activities, fishing, and hydrographic and nautical charting activities. Passive SONAR system is used for military activities.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global SONAR systems market to grow at a CAGR of 7.01% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global SONAR systems market during the period 2015-2019. For ascertaining the market size and vendor share, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of SONAR systems.

Technavio's report, Global SONAR Systems Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Key vendors
  • Kongsberg Maritime
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Thales
  • Ultra Electronics
Other prominent vendors
  • Altas Elektronik
  • Edge Tech
  • Exelis
  • Neptune Sonar
  • Northrop Grumman
  • R-2 Sonic
  • Sound Metrics
  • Teledyne Reson
Market driver
  • Increased demand for nautical charts
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Adverse effect on marine life
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • More focus on evolution than new product development
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Sonar Systems Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Sonar Systems Market: Kongsberg Maritime, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales and Ultra Electronics
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Altas Elektronik, Edge Tech, Exelis, Neptune Sonar, Northrop Grumman, R-2 Sonic, Sound Metrics and Teledyne Reson
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Sonar manufacturers are expected to focus more on the evolution of technology than on the development of new products. Sonar technology has already attained a level of maturity in terms of technological development. Future innovation and development will essentially be brown field site and it will have only incremental changes from its baseline. However, such incremental changes will be for new products and not for already installed sonars.”
According to the report, with the rise in globalization and offshoring activities, and with the sea as the primary route for trade, countries are trying to improve the safety standards for navigation. To achieve this, numerous nautical charting activities and surveys are being conducted. Ships are provided with sonar navigational charts to record their real-time status. For instance, the government of Canada plans to invest $22.7 million until 2020 to improve the safety of marine transportation in the Arctic using nautical charting. More than 95% of the total goods are transferred by sea routes in this region. These activities will nurture the growth of the sonar systems market globally.
Further, the report states that the use of sonar faces severe criticism from environmental activists due to the high-intensity waves from sonar systems which can damage the hearing ability and change the behavior of these species.

Companies Mentioned

Kongsberg Maritime, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales, Ultra Electronics, Altas Elektronik, Edge Tech, Exelis, Neptune Sonar, Northrop Grumman, R-2 Sonic, Sound Metrics, Teledyne Reson

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global sonar systems market
      • Table Segmentation of global sonar systems market by application
    • Top vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table Global sonar systems market ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global sonar systems market by application 2014-2019
    • Global sonar systems market in hydrographic charting
      • Table Global sonar systems market in hydrographic charting 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global sonar systems market in offshore oil and gas
      • Table Global sonar systems market in offshore oil and gas 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global sonar systems market in port and harbor management
      • Table Global sonar systems market in port and harbor management 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global sonar systems market in coastal engineering
      • Table Global sonar systems market in coastal engineering 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global sonar systems market by geography 2014-2019
      • Table Global sonar systems market by geography 2014
      • Table Global sonar systems market by geography 2019
    • Sonar systems market in North America
      • Table Sonar systems market in North America 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Sonar systems market in Europe
      • Table Sonar systems market in Europe 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Sonar systems market in APAC
      • Table Sonar systems market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Sonar systems market in ROW
      • Table Sonar systems market in ROW 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Kongsberg Maritime
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Raytheon
      • Table Thales: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Thales: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Thales: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Ultra Electronics
      • Table Ultra Electronics: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Ultra Electronics: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
      • Table Ultra Electronics: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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