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Rocket and Missile Market Size to Touch USD 71.79 Billion by 2027; Development of Guided Hypersonic Missiles by US and Russia to Fuel Market Growth

July 17, 2020 | Aerospace & Defense

The global rocket and missile market size is expected to reach USD 71.79 billion by 2027 owing to increasing utilization of solid propulsion systems in rockets. This analysis is contained in the Fortune Business Insights™ report, titled “Rocket and Missile Market Size, Share and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Missile and Rocket) By Platform (Airborne, Naval, and Ground) By Launch Mode (Surface-to-Surface, Surface-to-Air, Air-to-Air, Air-to-Surface, and Subsea-to-Surface,) By Propulsion (Solid, Liquid, Hybrid, Scramjet, Cryogenic, and Ramjet), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”. The report states that the market value stood at USD 52.54 billion in 2019 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.52% from 2020 to 2027.

However, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the market growth in 2020 is expected to be subdued. The primary reasons for this include massive supply chain disruptions, delaying or cancelling of defense expos, and shoring up of expenditure on healthcare by countries worst affected by the pandemic.

Thales Collaborates with Rheinmetall for Unguided and Guided Rockets

In January 2020, France-based Thales Group and Germany-based Rheinmetall announced an exciting collaboration to support the upcoming developments and qualification and production of unguided and guided rockets for helicopters and other platforms in Germany. Rheinmetall will leverage Thales’ expertise in rockets and combine it with its own experience in working with Bundswehr to meet future requirements in the country. The companies are also planning on expanding their partnership in the Tiger MK3 program, which involves wide range of operations surrounding guided missiles. Collaborations such as this one are the most prominent feature of the competition in this market.

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Frequent Naval Exercises between Major Economies to Augment Market Growth

The purpose of naval exercises is to exhibit and test the naval capacities of competing countries. Geostrategic alliances between countries have intensified in recent years and consequently, such displays of strength have become more frequent and intense. For example, in May 2019, the navies of the US, Japan, India, and the Philippines conducted a multilateral exercise in the South China Sea, showcasing a vast array of rockets and missiles and other weaponry in the disputed waters. Similarly, in December 2019, the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian navies joined forces to conduct naval drills in the Gulf of Oman. Here, Iran unveiled its “Bright Conqueror” short-range ballistic missile. Increasing frequency and intensity of naval drills will, therefore, accelerate the growth of this market.

Key Players to Develop Effective Threat Handling Missile Systems

Expanding military budgets in most of the world’s top economies is encouraging prominent players in the rocket and missiles market to engineer and introduce next-gen rockets and missiles to effectively manage threats. As a result, many of the market companies are injecting large amount of funds into R&D to gain a competitive edge over other players. Governments, too, are eliciting more aggressive involvement of private defense conglomerates in augmenting their nations’ defense capabilities.

Industry Development:

  • June 2020: The Swedish aerospace & defense major, Saab AB, successfully conducts the first test of its Saab Lightweight Torpedo from a submarine and a corvette on Sweden’s Baltic coast. The tests were carried out under the aegis of the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) and the torpedo will equip the Swedish and Finnish navies.

List of Players Covered in the Rocket and Missile Market Report:

  • Saab AB (Sweden)

  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Nammo AS (Norway)

  • MBDA  (France)

  • KONGSBERG (Norway)

  • Denel Dynamics (South Africa)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • ROKETSAN A.S.  (Turkey)

  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)

  • MESKO (Poland)

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (The U.S.)

  • General Dynamics Corporation (The U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

  • With a market size of USD 15.03 billion in 2019, North America is slated to dictate the rocket and missile market share in the forthcoming years owing to the strong presence of aerospace & defense industry giants such as Lockheed and General Dynamics in the region.

  • Increasing military expenditure by Saudi Arabia and Turkey is expected to propel the market in the Middle East.

  • The land-attack cruise missiles segment is anticipated to register highest growth as these cruise missiles can be launched from air, naval, and ground-based platforms.

Table of Segmentation:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Billion)

By Type

  • Missile

  • Rocket

By Platform

  • Airborne

  • Naval

  • Ground

By Launch Mode

  • Surface-to-Surface

  • Surface-to-Air

  • Air-to-Air

  • Air-to-Surface

  • Subsea-to-Surface

By Propulsion

  • Solid

  • Liquid

  • Hybrid

  • Scramjet

  • Cryogenic

  • Ramjet

By Region

  • North America (The U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (The U.K, Germany, France, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • The Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and the Rest of the Middle East)

  • Rest of the World (Latin America, and Africa)

Global Rocket and Missile Market
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  • 2019
  • 2016-2018
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