Sonobuoy Market - Trends Forecast Till 2028

Sonobuoy Market by Technology (BT, SAR, DICASS, DLC, DIFAR, LOFAR, EER, ADAR, VLAD), Function (Active, Passive, Special Purpose), By Application (Defense, Commercial), Size (A, B, C), Deployment (Spring, Pneumatic, Free Fall, Cartridge) and region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America)

Published Date: December, 2021

Base Year Estimate: 2020

Report ID: D-AD-SM-992


Number of Pages: 317

Domain: Aerospace & Defense

Sonobuoy Market – Trends Forecast Till 2028

The global market for Sonobuoy estimated at USD 287.4 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a CAGR of 6.6% over the analysis period 2020-2028.

A sonobuoy (a portmanteau of sonar and buoy) is a relatively small buoy (typically 13 cm or 5 in, in diameter and 91 cm or 3 ft long) expendable sonar system that is dropped/ejected from aircraft or ships conducting anti-submarine warfare or underwater acoustic research. A tactical sonar system for transmitting submarine activity, the sonobuoy is a core technology for anti-submarine warfare.

Significant growth in the maritime industry across the globe, the increasing adoption of sonobuoys to detect the presence of other submarines and monitor underwater seismic wave are some of the factors that have supported long-term expansion for Sonobuoy Market.

Sonobuoy Market Size Analysis

North America is the largest demand region (sales value share 68% in 2017). Sonobuoy product demand is in a certain space, and the main consumer countries are moderately developed countries and developed countries.

Sonobuoy Market is segmented into function, application, technology, deployment and region.

On the basis of Function

  • Active
  • Passive
  • Special Purpose

On the basis of Application

  • Defence
  • civil

On the basis of Technology  

  • Bathythermo Buoy,
  • Search & Rescue Buoy
  • Directional Command Activated
  • Data Link Communications
  • Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording
  • Low Frequency Analysis and Recording
  • Extended Echo Ranging
  • Air Deployable Active Receiver
  • Vertical Line Array Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording

On the basis of Deployment

  • Spring
  • Pneumatic
  • Free-fall
  • Cartridge

On the basis of Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Insights are provided for each region and major countries within the regions

Sonobuoy Market Primary Respondent


Key Players

  • ERAPSCO (joint venture between Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI)
  • Radixon
  • Thales Group
  • Sealandaire Technologies, Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

Recent Developments

  • Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. announced an order worth US$ 71.3 Mn for multi-static sonobuoys for airborne ASW operations. The order, placed on 28th July 2021, is to ERAPSCO in Columbia City, Ind., for 20,000 AN/SSQ-125 multi-static sonobuoys.
  • Northrop Grumman has partnered with sonobuoy designer Ultra Electronics to advance its efforts in creating sonobuoy dispensers for ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Engineers at Northrop Grumman are testing the feasibility of its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to carry as many as 40 sonobuoys on a mission. The prototype was recently tested off the coast of California in a mock combat scenario.

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Report Scope


Report Feature


Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.6% during the forecasting period, 2021-2028

Historical Data


Forecast Years


Base Year


Units Considered

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report Segmentation

function, application, technology, deployment and region.

Report Attribute

Market Revenue Sizing (Global, Regional and Country Level) Company Share Analysis, Market Dynamics, Company Profiling

Regional Level Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa

Country Level Scope

U.S., Japan, Germany, U.K., China, India, Brazil, UAE, South Africa (50+ Countries Across the Globe)

Companies Profiled

ERAPSCO (joint venture between Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI), Radixon, Thales Group, Sealandaire Technologies, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation

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