The combat aircrafts market is expected to reach US$ 512.8 billion by 2026; growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2019 to 2026. In this particular report, we have analyzed the global combat aircrafts market including fifth and sixth generation combat aircrafts from 2018 to 2026, and its future scope during this forecast period in terms of development, applications, technology development, key players, emerging players, key geographies and emerging geographies among others. Global sixth generation combat aircraft market at present is in its nascent stage or better called research and development phase but is expected to emerge commercially by 2030 or before. Although issues being raised with fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the world is paving its way towards sixth generation fighter planes and this would prove to be a defense solution of the future. Some of the fifth generation fighter jets that are in service are Chinese firm Chengdu’s J-20 fighter jet and Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor. The names are still easily countable but the technology boom has not given time to the defense companies to develop more number of aircrafts and the time has soon arrived for the sixth generation. Now, the New Generation Fighter (NGF) is a proposed sixth-generation jet fighter currently being developed by France’s Airbus Defense and Space and Germany’s Dassault Aviation.
European jet fighters namely Dassault’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon, and Spain’s F/A-18 Hornet is expected to be replaced by NGF project. These combat aircrafts would have brand new technology including a new Next European Fighter Engine being developed by MTU Aero Engines and Safran. It is also expected to be the part of the Next-Generation Weapon System, which would work with unmanned ‘wingmen’ in the form of autonomous drones. In the final list, the UK’s Tempest project in development with a consortium led by BAE Systems is also expected to fly in the near future with all its sixth generation technologies installed.
Further, Japan’s Mitsubishi F-3 is a sixth-generation future combat aircraft and its concept is derived from the Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin experimental aircraft for demonstrating advanced fighter technology. Another one, the Mikoyan MiG-41, also referred to as PAK DP, is a Russian interceptor future fighter aircraft concept, an advanced version of the fifth-generation or a sixth-generation aircraft altogether with a tremendous speed capability of at least four times the speed of sound (Mach 4) and this MiG-41 is expected to replace the older version, i.e., MiG-31. Even these aircraft is expected to be deployed by 2035 – 2040. The research & development is on its peak in the U.S. itself for developing new generation fighter aircraft. Simultaneous efforts are being made in the US, across its two branches of the military to develop sixth-generation future combat aircraft. The global combat aircrafts market is expected to witness a huge surge in research & development as well as in demand as safety being one of the major issues these days related to these aircraft. The U.S. is expected to be the leading country worldwide and is expected to foresee tremendous growth in the global combat aircrafts market. Major key players in the global combat aircrafts market are Dassault, MTU Aero Engines, Boeing, Safran, BAE Systems, Mitsubishi, Ishikawajima Heavy Industries, Lockheed Martin, Chengdu, Airbus Defense and Space, and Dassault Aviation SA, among others.
The Highlights of the Global Combat Aircrafts Market Report
Scope of Global Combat Aircraft Market
By Geography (Major Countries of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)