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Active Protection Systems Market to Surpass $4.15 Billion

New York, U.S., Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Active Protection System Market Overview

According to a comprehensive research report by Market Research Future (MRFR), “Active Protection Systems Market Insights by Platform, Type, End User and Region – Forecast to 2028the market is expected to reach USD 4.15 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 6.50% between 2020 and 2028.

Market scope

Active protection systems are state-of-the-art, next-generation systems installed or integrated into a combat vehicle to detach themselves from enemies. An integrated radar system coupled with launchers, countermeasure munitions and sensors is used to design active protection systems. This allows the system to effectively take down any type of interfering missile threat. Apart from that, the system boasts of high accuracy, reducing collateral damage. It provides high-performance and effective anti-tank protection for armored fighting vehicles such as light tanks, main battle tanks, wheeled armored vehicles, as well as armored infantry fighting vehicles.

Additionally, active protection systems help track, detect, employ and intercept several forms of protection that are activated at a sufficient distance from the defended vehicle. These are used to destroy, disrupt or degrade an incoming projectile or missile. This helps to reduce penetrating ability and reduce lethal impact, thus ensuring vehicle survivability.

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Report attribute Details
Market size 2030 4.15 billion
CAGR 6.50% (2020-2028)
Year of reference 2020
Forecast period 2020-2028
Historical data 2019
Forecast units Value (USD billion)
Report cover Revenue forecasts, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends
Segments Covered By platform, type, end user and region
Geographical areas covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America
Key Market Drivers
  • There is an increasing expansion of cyber attacks and hence the market demand is skyrocketing.

Market Competitive Landscape:

Significant vendors in the active protection system market include

  • Rheinmetall AG (Germany)
  • Safran Electronics & Defense (France)
  • Saab AB (Sweden)
  • Raytheon Company (USA)
  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
  • Airbus Group (Netherlands)
  • KBM (Russia)
  • Israel Military Industries (Israel)
  • Artis, LLC (USA)
  • Aselsan AS (Turkey)

These players are mainly involved in new technological and product launches and developments to strengthen their global presence and positions in the active protection system industry. These players are also focusing on foraying into new markets by introducing technologically innovative and cost-effective infrastructures and platforms. In addition to product launches and innovations, these companies also adopt partnership agreement and contract strategies.

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Market factors:

Rising demand for innovative combat systems, rising demand for highly advanced battle tanks and increasing government funding for military and defense are expected to drive the active protection system market. But the high installation and acquisition costs along with the upsurge in cyberattacks might hamper the market growth rate. That said, the widespread deployment of active trophy systems, the increase in terrorist threats and attacks, and the growth in R&D activities for new defense systems will be great opportunities for the global market in the long run.

Various economies are developing autonomous weapon systems to bolster their military capabilities as well as troops to deal with conflicts around the world. Rapid advancements in weapon firing systems, sensor technologies, and various auxiliary systems aim to elevate the performance capabilities and accuracy of the current suite of active protection systems (APS).

Additionally, the focus on increasing the range of a variety of weapon systems has given way to many unmanned weapon technologies that effectively neutralize any target without human intervention.

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Market constraints:

The market for active protection systems may face challenges in the coming years in the form of limited areas of engagement and the need for substantial financing to acquire such advanced systems.

In addition, the fact that various countries do not meet American standards and use defense systems acquired from other nations, such as Russia, Germany and France, will be a major challenge.

COVID 19 analysis

The COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown have been brutal for the defense industry, with manufacturing facilities temporarily shut down and government funding cut. Acquiring new advanced systems has been difficult following the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic due to the global economic crisis.

However, with the lifting of the lockdown and the focus on limiting the spread of the new coronavirus, players are now able to continue their activities and also focus on strengthening their supply chains. This may mean a faster recovery for the active protection systems industry in the years to come.

Market segmentation

By platform

The key segments, depending on the platform, are land, naval and airborne.

Per end user

The end users of the active protection systems market are Defense as well as Homeland Security.

The defense segment is the market’s biggest winner, in terms of value. Active protection systems are widely deployed in the defense sector, to ensure that armored fighting vehicles are safe from enemy fire. They can be installed on wheeled or tracked armored combat or combat helicopters, naval warships, logistics vehicles, etc.

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By platform

The platform based segments of the market are main battle tanks, armored amphibious vehicles (AAV), mine resistant ambushes (MRAP), ground vehicles, armored personnel carriers (APC), light protected vehicles (LPV), among others.

By type

The types of kill systems are electro-optical jammers, soft kill system, infrared decoy, radar decoy and others.

The types of soft kill systems considered in the report are electro-optical jammers, infrared decoys, radar decoys and others. Between these, the radar decoy segment covers maximum market share while the infrared decoy segment will occupy the second place in the coming years.

Regional outlook

The market for active protection systems is booming in both North America and Latin America. The North American market can be segmented into Canada and the United States.

However, the market leader is Europe, with the region expected to maintain its leadership throughout the reporting period. The European market for active protection systems has been growing rapidly due to continuous advancements in warfare platforms with increasing use of latest technologies. Russia and the UK are the most lucrative markets in the region, with both countries seeing increased investment in active protection systems as well as related technologies.

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