Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Market by Component (Solution and Service), Type (Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Communications Intelligence (COMINT)) and Application (Ground, Airborne, Naval, Space, and Cyber): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026

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Signals Intelligence Market Outlook - 2026

Signals intelligence is the process of gaining information by collection and analysis of electronic signals and communications of a given target. It works through intelligence gathering by the intervention of signals. These signals might be between people or from electronic signals, which are not directly used in the communication sector. It provides information to an organization or individual with support for making decisions and possibly gaining a strategic advantage. 

Signal intelligence has two main fields, one is COMINT (Communications Intelligence), which is gathered through accessing communications of individuals and other is ELNIT (Electronic Intelligence), which is gathered using electronic sensors. It has also been extended to encompass information gathered from other types of signal interception and disruption of these signals. It forms one of the core systems in military defense and falls under the category Intelligence, Surveillance, And Reconnaissance (ISR). SIGINT systems offer intelligence on threat capabilities, composition, disposition, and intentions. Thus, these services are further expected to propel the growth of the Signals intelligence market.

In addition, ELINT helps strategists develop insights to manage operations in disputed areas and other significant locations, and inform aviators, sailors, and ground forces about the threats they may encounter in the future or in the present. This may include gathering data from the enemy’s electronic defense network, particularly electronic devices, for instance radars, surface-to-air missile systems, aircraft, and electronic transmitters. These factors are expected to boost the adoption of the SIGINT software, which, in turn, supports the Signals intelligence market growth.

Increase in terrorism, growth in defense budget of major countries across the globe, and modernization or replacement of an ageing defense system are the major factors that drive the growth of the Signals intelligence market. In addition, growth in adoption of electronic intelligence across numerous industries, fuels the growth of the SIGINT market. However, high cost associated with signals intelligence deployment and inability of the software to address multiple threats hamper the market growth. Furthermore, increase in presence of signals intelligence in the public domain is anticipated to provide major opportunities for the SIGINT market.

The Signals intelligence market is segmented into component, type, application, and region. In terms of component, it is bifurcated into solution and services. By type, it is bifurcated into Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Communications Intelligence (COMINT). By application, it is segmented into ground, airborne, naval, space, and cyber. region-wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The key players profiled in the SIGINT market analysis are BAE Systems., Thales Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation., Lockheed Martin Corporation., Raytheon Company., Elbit Systems Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, Mercury Systems, Inc., and Harris Corporation.


  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market along with the current Signals intelligence market trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • Information about the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their impact analysis on the SIGINT market share is provided.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers and suppliers operating in the Signals intelligence industry.
  • The quantitative analysis of the market size from 2019 to 2026 is provided to determine the market potential.


By Component

  • Solution
  • Services

By Type

  • Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
  • Communications Intelligence (COMINT)

By Application

  • Ground
  • Airborne
  • Naval
  • Space
  • Cyber

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe 
    • UK
    • Germany 
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific 
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America 
    • Middle East
    • Africa


  • BAE Systems
  • Thales Group
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Raytheon Company
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Mercury Systems Inc.
  • Harris Corporation


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