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Armored Vehicles Market

Armored Vehicles Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Application, Drive Type and Vehicle Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026

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Author's: Lalit Katare & Anvay Sonpimple | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Armored Vehicles Market Statistics - 2026

The global armored vehicles market size was valued at $15.96 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $21.97 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.2% from 2019 to 2026. Europe accounted for the highest share in 2018 and is anticipated to maintain its lead in the global market throughout the forecast period.

Factors such as rise in demand for armored vehicles owing to militarization of law enforcement agencies and increase in demand for bulletproof vehicles are anticipated to propel the growth of the armored vehicles market. However, decrease in national defense budgets hinders the growth of the market. Further, adoption of unmanned combat vehicle and production of modular armored vehicles provides remarkable growth opportunities for the players operating in the global market.

Armored Vehicles Market

Armored vehicles can be defined as military vehicles, commercial, or passenger vehicles that are fitted with complete or partial armor plating for protection against bullets, shell fragments, or any other projectiles. Armored vehicles that are used by the defense forces can either move on continuous tracks or wheels. They play a vital role when it comes to reconnaissance, frontline combat, and modern battlefield from logistics.

Armored vehicles serve a wide array of indispensable purposes across both defense and commercial sectors. In defense applications, these vehicles play a crucial role in ensuring the safety & security of military personnel and equipment. Armored personnel vehicles provide enhanced protection during tactical operations and transportation of troops, while main battle tanks deliver unmatched firepower and robust defense capabilities on the battlefield. Infantry fighting vehicles offer a potent combination of mobility and offensive capability, making them vital assets for ground forces. Other armored vehicles, such as armored reconnaissance vehicles and armored recovery vehicles, provide specialized support in reconnaissance missions and vehicle recovery operations.

In the realm of commercial use, the armored vehicle industry caters to diverse requirements with a range of specialized offerings. Armored SUVs and sedans find application in executive protection and high-profile transportation, providing an unrivaled level of safety & security for VIPs. Limousines designed with armored features offer discreet protection for VIPs during travel, ensuring their well-being and safety. In addition, armored cash-in-transit vehicles offer robust security for the transportation of valuables, minimizing the risks associated with such operations. Moreover, special purpose armored vehicles, tailored to specific needs, serve in industries such as mining, construction, exploration, and safeguarding personnel & assets in challenging environments.

Armored vehicles continue to evolve and innovate, incorporating advanced technologies to enhance protection, mobility, and operational effectiveness. With their extensive applications in defense and commercial domains, these vehicles prove vital assets in safeguarding lives, resources, and critical operations, thus reinforcing their significance in today's dynamic security landscape.

Armored Vehicles Market
By Application
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Commercial is projected as the most lucrative segments

Armored vehicles used in a wide range of applications in defense as well as commercial use. The armored vehicles used by defense forces include armored personnel vehicle, main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicle, and other. Whereas, the armored vehicle industry for commercial use include armored SUVs, sedan, limousine, cash-in-transit vehicles, and other special purpose vehicles.

Armored Vehicles Market
By Drive Type
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Wheel is projected as the most lucrative segments

The global armored vehicles market segmentation is based on application, drive type, vehicle type, and region. Based on application, the market is divided into defense and commercial. Based on drive type, it is bifurcated into wheel and track. Based on vehicle type, the market is categorized into armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, main battle tanks, tactical truck, bus, limousine, sedan, and others. Based on region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Armored Vehicles Market
By Vehicle Type
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Armored personnel carrier is projected as the most lucrative segments

Key players including Oshkosh Defense, LLC, BAE Systems, Rheinmetall AG, General Dynamics Corporation, International Armored Group, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. (KMW), Lenco Industries, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, STREIT Group, INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, and others holds major armored vehicles market share.

Armored Vehicles Market
By Region
2026
Europe 
North America
Asia-Pacific
LAMEA

Europe would exhibit the highest CAGR of 5.0% during 2019-2026.

Top Impacting Factors:

Rising demand for armored vehicles owing to militarization of law enforcement agencies

Militarization can be defined as the process in which the civilian police force adopts the military model principles that include obtaining the equipment, tactics, mindsets, and culture of the military. Coverage of police militarization and public awareness has majorly focused on the acquisition of military equipment such as aircraft, weapons, and armored vehicles. For instance, since early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Defense’s 1033 program provided law enforcement agencies special access to the military-grade equipment. In addition, this program is now extended by President Trump. Further, around 8,000 law enforcement agencies utilized this program to access more than $6 billion worth of military equipment such as bayonets, grenade launchers, machine guns, and armored vehicles. Thus, increased militarization encourages the use of military tactics and military equipment, which in turn propel the armored vehicles market growth.

Increasing demand for bulletproof vehicles

The rising security challenges arising out of the increasing insurgent activities and crime rate is propelling the demand for civilian armored vehicles. In addition, armored vehicles are gaining popularity with number of public figures, and elite groups are adopting armored passenger vehicles for a greater sense of security. Leading automobile manufacturers are launching wide range of bulletproof vehicles to meet this rising demand for armored vehicles. For instance, in March 2019, Land Rover, a leading provider of luxury vehicles, launched the 2020 Range Rover Sentinel that contains armored glass and ballistic steel plate inside its body. Thus, rise in demand for bulletproof vehicles is anticipated to boost the growth of the armored vehicles market.

Decreasing national defense budgets

Governments of various countries are reducing the military expenditure and national defense budget, which in turn is impacting the growth of the global armored vehicles market. For instance, military expenditure in countries such as Algeria, Angola, and Sudan decreased by around 6.1%, 18%, and 49%, respectively, from 2017 to 2018. In addition, Saudi Arabia and France experienced a significant decrease of 6.5% and 1.4% in military expenditure and experienced decrease in their ranking in terms of military spending. Thus, decrease in national defense and military expenditure is anticipated to hamper the growth of the armored vehicles market.

Adoption of unmanned combat vehicle

Unmanned ground vehicles provide remarkable potential for naval operations as these vehicles play a crucial role in supporting Marine combat and assisting in the logistics operations ashore as well as afloat. The development and deployment of these unmanned vehicles that can operate in a wide range of high-risk situations require addressing of several technical challenges. However, many countries are working with a focus on development of unmanned armored vehicles. For instance, Singapore has been working on development of unmanned land systems for a long time with the GINTIC Institute of Manufacturing Technology under the project Diana. This project explored feasibility of development of indigenous technologies for autonomous armored vehicles. In addition, this project was followed by DSTA-led Project Ulysses, which adopted specifically modified Autonomous UGV (AUGV), an M-113 armored personnel carrier (APC). This vehicle has features such as laser scanner, steering actuators, brake, and other autonomous features, which enable autonomous and remote functioning of large vehicles at all times in natural or difficult terrain. Thus, adoption of unmanned armored vehicle is anticipated to provide remarkable growth opportunities for the players operating in the armored vehicles market. 

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Armored Vehicles Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Application
  • DEFENSE
  • COMMERCIAL
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By Drive Type
  • Wheel
  • Track
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By Vehicle Type
  • Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Main Battle Tanks
  • Tactical Truck
  • Bus
  • Limousine
  • Sedan
  • Other
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By Region
  • NORTH AMERICA  (US, CANADA, MEXICO)
  • EUROPE  (UK, GERMANY, RUSSIA, FRANCE, REST OF EUROPE)
  • ASIA-PACIFIC  (China, Japan, India, SOUTH KOREA, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (LATIN AMERICA, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA)
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Key Market Players

International Armored Group, Lenco Armored Vehicles, Lockheed Martin Corporation., Rheinmetall AG, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co., Oshkosh Corporation, Inc., BAE Systems., General Dynamics Corporation, STREIT Group, INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing

Analyst Review

The armored vehicles such as armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, main battle tanks, and others, are used by the defense forces for combat, reconnaissance, and transportation of troops on the battlefield. Whereas, commercial armored vehicles are majorly used for transportation of VIPs, huge quantity of money, and other commercial purposes. In addition, many countries are working with a focus on development of armored vehicle to serve in variety of applications such as reconnaissance, infantry transport, fire support, medical evacuation, and others.

Factors such as rising demand for armored vehicles owing to militarization of law enforcement agencies and increasing demand for bulletproof vehicles are anticipated to propel the growth of the armored vehicle market. However, decreasing national defense budgets is hindering the growth of market. Further, adoption of unmanned combat vehicle and production of modular armored vehicles offers remarkable growth opportunities for the players operating in the global armored vehicle market.

Among the analyzed regions, currently, Europe is the highest revenue contributor, and is expected to maintain its lead during the forecast period, followed by North America, LAMEA, and Asia-Pacific.

Author Name(s) : Lalit Katare & Anvay Sonpimple | Lalit Janardhan Katare
Frequently Asked Questions?

key players operating in the armored vehicle market are coming up with new competitive developments such as incorporation of artificial intelligence in armored vehicles for smooth and efficient operations in high risk situation and introduction of wide range of armored vehicles.

The global armored vehicle market was valued at $15.96 billion in 2018. Based on application, armored vehicles used for defense purpose holds around 81.1%, whereas commercial armored vehicles holds a share of 18.9%.

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National defense forces and security agencies are the major potential customers of armored vehicle market.

The leading players in armored vehicle market includes BAE systems, General Dynamics Corporation, INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, International Armored Group, and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co.. These players adopted different strategies so as to hold major market share in the armored vehicle market.

The company profiles of armored vehicle industry can be obtained from the company profile section mentioned in the report. This section includes analysis of top ten player’s operating in the armored vehicle industry as well as their last three-year revenue, segmental revenue, product offerings, key strategies adopted, and geographical revenue generated.

Based on the global armored vehicle market analysis, Europe accounts to be highest revenue contributor in 2018 and provides more business opportunities during the forecast period and is expected to see a lucrative growth during the forecast period which is also expected to provide more business opportunities for armored vehicle in future.

The leading players in armored vehicle market includes The Brinks Company, Dunbar Armored, Loomis, G4S, and Garda Cash Logistics.

The key growth strategies adopted by the armored vehicles industry players includes new product launch and development. These strategies opted by various industry players is leading to the growth of armored vehicle players.

Armored vehicles has various applications in defense forces as well as commercial purpose. In addition, the armored vehicles such as armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, main battle tanks, and others are used by the defense forces for combat, reconnaissance, and transportation of troops on the battlefield. Further, commercial armored vehicle is used for transportation of VIPs, huge quantity of money, and other commercial purpose.

Armored vehicle manufacturers have experienced a significant negative impact mostly not on the demand side, but on the supply side. In addition, armored vehicle manufacture had to shut down the production line in order to implement safety measures and lack of adequate financial means.

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Armored Vehicles Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026