Submarine Market Size, Industry Analysis Report By Type (Nuclear Powered Submarine, Diesel Electric Submarine, Ballistic Missile Submarine), By Platform (Commercial, Military), By Application (Surveillance, Combat, Marine Environmental Monitoring, Detection of Oil Resources, Scientific Research) & Region – Forecasts

  • 1970-01-01
  • 284
  • Aerospace & Defense

 Market Overview

The Global Submarine Market valued at USD 11,000 million in 2022 is anticipated to reach a value of USD 29,500 million in 2033, growing at a CAGR of 3.2%.


Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Forecast in 2022

USD 11,000 Million

Market Forecast in 2033

USD 29,500 Million

CAGR % 2023-2033


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


Report USP

Product Type, end-user industry, company share, company heatmap, company Capacity Technology Type capacity, growth factors and more

Segments Covered

Type, Platform, Application

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria

Key Companies

Navantia SA SME, Naval Group, FINCANTIERI S.p.A., Huntington Ingalls Industries, Hyundai Heavy Industries, General Dynamics Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Saab AB, ThyssenKrupp AG, United Shipbuilding Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


Submarine Market: Description

A submarine is referred to as a type of watercraft or vessel that is equipped with the ability to perform various underwater operations independently. It has the capacity to sustain beneath the water as well as on its surface for a long period. These water vessels are mostly deployed by armed forces to support ground troops by engaging enemy naval vessels using cruise missiles or torpedoes. Submarines are also deployed in cross border water surfaces to monitor malicious activities.

The growing deployment of submarines for military operations powered by the rising threats of maritime disputes across the globe is one of the major factors augmenting the outlook of this industry vertical. Furthermore, widespread technological advancements in the field along with increasing defense budgets across major economies are creating lucrative opportunities for the marketplace to prosper.

Moreover, the escalating demand for submarines to facilitate surveillance activities across international water borders is adding momentum to the expansion of this business sphere. Additionally, the surging focus of industry players to develop advanced unmanned water vehicles is positively swaying the dynamics of this marketplace.

Also, rising government investments to facilitate the development and deployment of nuclear submarines is aiding the progression of the marketplace. On the contrary, high costs pertaining to the manufacturing and deployment of submarines is hindering the remuneration scope of this industry.

There has been a steep rise in the instances of cross border disputes and terrorist activities across the globe. Apart from land and aviation segments, the concerned governments are focusing onto strengthening their maritime defense strategies.

This is turn has elevated the demand for military submarines which are equipped with the ability to launch attacks and monitor enemy vessels whenever required. This in turn is bolstering the growth of this market vertical.

Market players have shifted their emphasis onto developing their unmanned water vehicle portfolio. Hence, they are integrating advanced technologies into the watercrafts to enhance their functionality within reduced operational costs. Moreover, technologies such as AI and Machine learning are also being integrated into submarines to improve their automation abilities.

 Submarine Market- Segmental Analysis:

Type Insights

The nuclear powered submarine segment is slated to amass notable gains by 2033 owing to the increasing defense budgets across the globe.


Platform Insights

The military segment is expected to grow considerably over the stipulated timeframe due to the rising maritime disputes across the globe.


Application Insights

The combat segment is reckoned to bolster significantly over the forecast period ascribing to the surging instances of geopolitical tensions across various nations.


Regional Insights

The major regions constituting the geographical ambit of this business sphere are North America, Asia Pacific, MEA, Latin America, and Europe. Among these, North America is projected to garner a substantial revenue share over the forecast duration of 2023-2033. This is attributable to the rising maritime disputes, increase in defense budgets, and widespread technological advancements in the field.


Competitive Analysis

The prominent players characterizing the competitive terrain of this marketplace are Navantia SA SME, Naval Group, FINCANTIERI S.p.A., Huntington Ingalls Industries, Hyundai Heavy Industries, General Dynamics Corporation, BAE Systems PLC, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Saab AB, ThyssenKrupp AG, United Shipbuilding Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

·         In February 2022, PT PAL Indonesia inked a MoU with the domestic Naval department to jointly facilitate the research & development activities pertaining to submarines. This deal was signed as an initiative to strengthen the nation’s maritime military operations.


Submarine Market- Segmental Analysis

By Type

• Nuclear Powered Submarine

• Diesel Electric Submarine

• Ballistic Missile Submarine


By Platform

• Commercial

• Military


By Application

• Surveillance

• Combat

• Marine Environmental Monitoring

• Detection of Oil Resources

• Scientific Research

• Others


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