Active Protection System Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Active Protection System Market Research Report: Information by Platform (Airborne, Land-based, and Naval), Type (Hard Kill System and Soft Kill System), End User (Defence and Homeland Security), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/4641-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 110 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2018-2025 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Scenario


Active protection systems are sub-systems combined into or installed on combat vehicles. Several countries in Asia-Pacific have acquired hard or soft kill capabilities for a variety of threats, including Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPGs) and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs). These protection systems are used for detection and neutralization of threat projectiles before they strike/reach their target. The fast-paced development of anti-tank missiles will be one of the key factors that will have a positive impact on the market. The rising improvements and deployment of new-generation anti-tank missiles have induced the need for more improved Asia-Pacific for ground vehicles. Moreover, the manufacturers of combat vehicles are developing and installing new Asia-Pacific to guard the crew and their armored vehicles against any damages. For instance, in September 2017, the US Army signed a contract with General Dynamics. This contract was related to the installation of the Trophy system on new and existing combat vehicles of the US Army. Such developments will drive the demand for Asia-Pacific.

The implementation of RPG shield initiatives will be one of the major trends that will contribute to the growth of this market in the forecast period. In addition, to overcome encounters, such as the heavyweight of countermeasures and the limited zone of engagement, Asia-Pacific vendors are constantly focusing on developing innovative and advanced systems. One of the major vendors, Control Products Corporation, has already developed a patented RPG Shield technology. This technology is lightweight and consists of a nonstop-rotating drum countermeasure targeting and launching system that offers faster reaction as compared to the conventional gun and gimbal turret system while shooting incoming RPGs. Based on platform, the global active protection system market was dominated by the land-based segment in 2017. Developing countries, such as China and India, are building large forces of Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) and armored vehicles. These countries are investing more in automated technologies and focusing on manufacturing a wide range of fighting vehicles. For example, In November 2016, India signed an agreement with Russia for 464 T-90 main battle tanks. This is expected to help the country improve its defense capabilities significantly. Based on type, the global active protection systems market can be divided into soft-kill and hard-kill systems. The soft kill systems segmented can be further sub-segmented into infrared decoy, radar decoy, electro-optics jammers, and others. Among these, the radar decoy segment leads the market and is trailed by infrared decoy segment. The hard-kill systems, consisting of rocket/missile-based Asia-Pacific, light weapon defense Asia-Pacific, directed energy Asia-Pacific, reactive armor, and others are also estimated to witness steady growth, in the forecast period.

Segmentation of the Global Active Protection System Market


Europe is expected to dominate the market in the future, due to increased spending on advanced airborne targeting systems by countries, such as the UK, France, and Russia and the upgrades and procurement of targeting pod-based aircraft. Russia’s dominance in the Europe active protection system market can be attributed to the country’s aircraft upgrades programs. Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The major factors driving the market in Asia-Pacific are the geopolitical instabilities and the rapid automation of defense systems. The growing price of radar systems is expected to hinder the market in the region.

However, the rise in demand for the expansion of secured network against cyber-attacks is expected to create new opportunities in the market, during the forecast period. The market in Asia-Pacific consists of a limited number of multinational and regional suppliers. The market is in the expansion stage, and the vendors compete based on innovative technologies and are upgrading their existing systems with automated systems, focusing on the quality and reliability of the system. To withstand the competition, the major vendors in the Asia-Pacific market would need to recognize and respond to the rising trends of geopolitical situations.
Europe is an emerging region for the active protection system market. One of the key factors driving the European Asia-Pacific market is the continuous improvement of warfare platforms with newer and advanced technologies. Moreover, Russia and the UK are the two major countries that increasingly invest in Asia-Pacific and related technologies. As a whole, the global active protection system market is estimated to witness a CAGR of more than 7%, during the forecast period from 2018 to 2025.

Intended Audience



  • Ammunition manufacturers

  • Aircraft manufacturers

  • Software developers

  • Component providers

  • Regulatory bodies

  • Government authorities

  • Research institutes

  • Regulatory bodies


Key Players


The key players in the global active protection system market are Artis, LLC (US), Aselsan A.S. (Turkey), Airbus S.A.S (Netherlands), IMI Systems Ltd. (Israel), KBM (Russia), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel), Raytheon Company (US), Safran (France), and Saab AB (Sweden).

Research Methodology


The market values and forecasts are derived using MRFR research methodology, which includes secondary research, primary interviews, data triangulation, and validation from an in-house data repository and statistical modeling tools.

Secondary Research


In this process, data is collected from various secondary sources, including annual reports, SEC filings, journals, government associations, aerospace & defense magazines, white papers, corporate presentations, company websites, and paid databases.

Primary Research


In this process, both the demand- and supply-side parties are interviewed to extract facts and insights into the market forecast, production, trends, and projected market growth. Industry stakeholders such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives across the value chain are approached to obtain key information.

Key Insights



  • Market sizing, forecast, and analysis: detailed coverage of the market segment and sub-segments

  • Regional/country trends and forecast: detailed analysis of the market in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, along with key countries in each region

  • Market dynamics intelligence: market drivers, opportunities, trends, restraints, Porter’s five forces, supply chain, and value chain analysis

  • Technology trends, regulatory landscape, and patent analysis outlook

  • Competitive intelligence: market share analysis, financial analysis, product benchmarking, and strategic developments including joint ventures, product launches, and mergers & acquisitions

  • Regional attractiveness and related growth opportunities


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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Definition

2.2.2 Research Objective

2.2.3 Assumptions

2.2.4 Limitations

2.3 Research Process

2.3.1 Primary Research

2.3.2 Secondary Research

2.4 Market Size Estimation

2.5 Forecast Model

3 Market Landscape

3.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.1.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.1.3 Threat of Substitutes

3.1.4 Segment Rivalry

3.1.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.5 Market Trends

5 Global Active Protection System Market, by Platform

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Airborne

5.2.1 Fighter Aircraft

5.2.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.2.1.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.2.2 Helicopters

5.2.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.2.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.2.3 Special Mission Aircraft

5.2.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.2.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.2.4 Others

5.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.3 Land-Based

5.3.1 Amphibious Armored Vehicles (AAV)

5.3.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.3.1.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.3.2 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

5.3.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.3.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.3.3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV)

5.3.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.3.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.3.4 Others

5.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.4 Naval

5.4.1 Submarine

5.4.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.4.1.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.4.2 Frigates

5.4.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.4.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.4.3 Destroyers

5.4.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.4.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

5.4.4 Others

5.4.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

5.4.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6 Global Active Protection System Market, by Type

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Hard Kill System

6.2.1 Rocket/Missile-Based

6.2.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.2.1.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.2.2 Light Weapon Defence

6.2.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.2.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.2.3 Directed Energy

6.2.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.2.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.2.4 Reactive Armor

6.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.2.5 Others

6.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.3 Soft Kill System

6.3.1 Electro-Optic Jammer

6.3.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.3.1.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.3.2 Radar Decoy

6.3.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.3.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.3.3 Infrared Decoy

6.3.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.3.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.3.4 Others

6.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7 Global Active Protection System Market, by End User

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Defence

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.3 Homeland Security

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

8 Global Active Protection System Market, by Region

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.2.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.2.5 US

8.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.2.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.2.6 Canada

8.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.2.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.3.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.3.5 UK

8.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.3.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.3.6 Germany

8.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.3.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.3.7 France

8.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.3.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.3.8 Italy

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.3.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.3.9 Rest of Europe

8.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.3.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.3.9.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.4 Asia-Pacific

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.4.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.4.5 China

8.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.4.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.4.6 Japan

8.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.4.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.4.7 India

8.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.4.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.4.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific

8.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.4.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.5 Middle East & Africa

8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

8.6 Latin America

8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Platform, 2020–2027

8.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020–2027

8.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast, by End User, 2020–2027

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profile

10.1 Artis, LLC

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Types/Services Offered

10.1.3 Financial Overview

10.1.4 Key Developments

10.1.5 Key Strategies

10.1.6 SWOT Analysis

10.2 Aselsan A.S.

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Types/Services Offered

10.2.3 Financial Overview

10.2.4 Key Developments

10.2.5 Key Strategies

10.2.6 SWOT Analysis

10.3 Airbus S.A.S

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Types/Services Offered

10.3.3 Financial Overview

10.3.4 Key Developments

10.3.5 Key Strategies

10.3.6 SWOT Analysis

10.4 IMI Systems Ltd.

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Types/Services Offered

10.4.3 Financial Overview

10.4.4 Key Developments

10.4.5 Key Strategies

10.4.6 SWOT Analysis

10.5 KBM

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Types/Services Offered

10.5.3 Financial Overview

10.5.4 Key Developments

10.5.5 Key Strategies

10.5.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Rheinmetall AG

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Types/Services Offered

10.6.3 Financial Overview

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 Key Strategies

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd.

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Types/Services Offered

10.6.3 Financial Overview

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 Key Strategies

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.8 Raytheon Company

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Types/Services Offered

10.8.3 Financial Overview

10.8.4 Key Developments

10.8.5 Key Strategies

10.8.6 SWOT Analysis

10.9 Safran

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Types/Services Offered

10.9.3 Financial Overview

10.9.4 Key Developments

10.9.5 Key Strategies

10.9.6 SWOT Analysis

10.10 Saab AB

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Types/Services Offered

10.10.3 Financial Overview

10.10.4 Key Developments

10.10.5 Key Strategies

10.10.6 SWOT Analysis

11 Appendix

1.1. References

1.2. Related Reports

1.3. List of Abbreviations

12 Industry Insights

Note: This table of contents is tentative and subject to change as the research progresses.

List of Tables

Table 1 Global Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 2 North America Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 3 Europe Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 6 Latin America Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 7 Global Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 8 Global Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027

Table 9 Global Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027

Table 10 Global Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027

Table 11 North America: Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 12 North America: Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027

Table 13 North America: Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027

Table 14 North America: Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027

Table 15 Europe: Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 16 Europe: Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027

Table 17 Europe: Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027

Table 18 Europe: Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027

Table 19 Asia-Pacific: Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 20 Asia-Pacific: Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027

Table 21 Asia-Pacific: Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027

Table 22 Asia-Pacific: Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027

Table 23 Middle East & Africa: Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 24 Middle East & Africa: Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027

Table 25 Middle East & Africa: Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027

Table 26 Middle East & Africa: Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027

Table 27 Latin America: Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 28 Latin America: Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027

Table 29 Latin America: Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027

Table 30 Latin America: Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027

List of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 Impact Analysis: Market Drivers

FIGURE 5 Impact Analysis: Market Restraints

FIGURE 6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

FIGURE 7 Value Chain Analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Active Protection System Market Share, by Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Active Protection System Market, by Type, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 10 Global Active Protection System Market Share, by End User, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Active Protection System Market, by End User, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 12 Global Active Protection System Market Share, by Platform, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 13 Global Active Protection System Market, by Platform, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 14 Global Active Protection System Market Share (%), by Region, 2020

FIGURE 15 Global Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 16 North America: Active Protection System Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 North America: Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 18 Europe: Active Protection System Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Europe: Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 20 Asia-Pacific: Active Protection System Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Asia-Pacific: Active Protection System Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 22 Middle East & Africa Active Protection System Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 Middle East & Africa Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 24 Latin America Active Protection System Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 25 Latin America Active Protection System Market, by Region, 2020–2027 (USD Million)