Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Research Report: Information by Type (Stirling, MESMA, Fuel Cells, and Others), Fit (Line Fit and Retro Fit), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/1847-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2019-2025 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Scenario


Air-independent propulsion (AIP) is the latest marine propulsion technology, which allows a submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen. AIP is fitted or retrofitted on submarine hulls as an auxiliary source, with the diesel engine to handle surface propulsion. Earlier, diesel locomotive submarines had an underwater endurance for a few days and needed to travel back to surface for charging their batteries. As battery technology improved, the endurance of those submarines improved; however, it did not last for enough time. These batteries run out of charge in 4 to 5 days and need to be recharged. This is done by snorkeling, which exposes submarines to enemy radars, making them an easy target. Thus, the requirements of a system that may enable diesel-electric submarines to recharge their batteries without running their engines are increasing. AIP systems can allow them to continue sailing underwater and remain unseen. They are majorly used for enhancing the performance of small defensive submarines.


For instance, Siemens Industry Solutions Division signed an agreement with the Italian navy to provide two submarines with fuel cell technology for air-independent propulsion. The PEM fuel cell system takes charge of the power supply; hence, it will enable air-independent propulsion of submerged boats. Similarly, DRDO builds AIP propulsion systems that could be fitted in the Scorpene submarines under technology transfer from a French defense company, DCNS. The French company, DCNS, is also working on hydrogen fuel cell propelled AIP system for submarines.


Moreover, owing to the increasing importance of submarines in naval warfare, submarine technology upgrade programs are expected to drive the marketplace for combat systems, among others will be thought of because the indirect factors are driving the AIP systems market. AIP technology will be installed on existing older generation submarines by inserting a replacement hull section throughout a retrofit. The rise in popularity of new submarine technology is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. The factors responsible for the growth of air-independent propulsion systems for the submarine market are the need for extended submerged periods, cost efficiency, increased investment in R&D, and technological advancements in submarine systems.


The global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine market is expected to reach USD 17,430.0 million 2025, growing at 2.05% CAGR during the forecast period.


Segmentation of the Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market


Based on type, the global market has been segmented into stirling, MESMA, fuel cells, and others. The stirling segment accounted for the largest market share in 2018 and is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025. In a stirling engine, the heat is produced in a combustion chamber that is separated from the actual engine. The whole system works in a closed system, thus forces the pistons in the engine to move and produce mechanical energy. They ensure low-power consuming operations and are much less noisy than the conventional diesel generators of submarines.


Based on fit, the global market has been divided into line-fit and retrofit. The line-fit segment accounted for the largest market share in 2018 and is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The growing need for technology advancement in the shipbuilding and submarine building is expected to drive the segment growth during the forecast period.


Based on the region, the market has been categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America is estimated to acquire the most significant market share in 2018. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025. Technological advancements and increasing military expenditure by developing economies such as China and India are driving the market in the Asia-Pacific.


Intended Audience



  • Submarine manufacturers

  • Maritime companies

  • Technology companies

  • Government authorities

  • Research institutes

  • Regulatory bodies


Key Players


The key players in the global air independent propulsion systems for submarine market are Saab AB (Sweden), Siemens AG (Germany), China Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (China), UTC Aerospace Systems (US), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), General Dynamics Corporation (US), Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway), Naval Group (France), and United Shipbuilding Corporation (Russia)


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


Report Customization


MRFR offers report customization to valued customers. Below are the options available for customization:




  1. Company Profiles




In-depth profiling of additional market players (3 to 4 companies)




  1. Country-Level Analysis




Detailed analysis of a country-level market and related segments as per the report scope (subject to data availability)



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine is estimated to acquire the market value of USD 17,430.0 million by 2025.

global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine is likely to expand at a CAGR of 2.05% by 2025.

North America is anticipated to dominate the global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine market.

The APAC region is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway), Naval Group (France), and United Shipbuilding Corporation (Russia) are some of the renowned players of the global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine market.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis

1.1.1. Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type

1.1.2. Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit

1.1.3. Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Region

2. Market Introduction

2.1. Market Definition

2.2. Scope of the Study

2.3. Market Structure

2.4. Key Buying Criteria

2.5. Market Factor Indicator Analysis

3. Research Methodology

3.1. Research Process

3.2. Primary Research

3.3. Secondary Research

3.4. Market Size Estimation

3.5. Forecast Model

3.6. List of Assumptions

4. Market Insights

5. Market Dynamics

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Drivers

5.3. Restraints

5.4. Opportunities

5.5. Challenges

5.6. Market/Technological Trends

5.7. Patent Trends

5.8. Regulatory Landscape/Standards

6. Market Factor Analysis

6.1. Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

6.1.1. R&D

6.1.2. Manufacturing

6.1.3. Distribution & Sales

6.1.4. Post-Sales Monitoring

6.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

6.2.1. Threat of New Entrants

6.2.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

6.2.3. Threat of Substitutes

6.2.4. Rivalry

6.2.5. Bargaining Power of Supplies

7. Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Stirling

7.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

7.3. MESMA

7.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

7.4. Fuel Cells

7.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

7.5. Others

7.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

8. Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Line Fit

8.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

8.3. Retro Fit

8.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

9. Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Region

9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020-2027

9.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.2.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.2.4. US

9.2.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.2.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.2.5. Canada

9.2.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.2.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.3. Europe

9.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020-2027

9.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.3.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.3.4. UK

9.3.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.3.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.3.5. Germany

9.3.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.3.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.3.6. France

9.3.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.3.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.3.7. Italy

9.3.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.3.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.3.8. Rest of Europe

9.3.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.3.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.4. Asia-Pacific

9.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020-2027

9.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.4.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.4.4. China

9.4.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.4.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.4.5. Japan

9.4.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.4.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.4.6. India

9.4.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.4.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.4.7. South Korea

9.4.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.4.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.4.8. Rest of Asia-Pacific

9.4.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.4.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.5. Middle East & Africa

9.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020-2027

9.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.5.4. UAE

9.5.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.5.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.5.5. Saudi Arabia

9.5.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.5.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.5.6. Israel

9.5.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.5.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.5.7. Rest of Middle East & Africa

9.5.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.5.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.6. Latin America

9.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020-2027

9.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.6.4. Brazil

9.6.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.6.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

9.6.5. Rest of Latin America

9.6.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Type, 2020-2027

9.6.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020-2027

10. Competitive Landscape

10.1. Competitive Overview

10.2. Competitor Dashboard

10.3. Major Growth Strategies in the Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market

10.4. Competitive Benchmarking

10.5. Market Share Analysis

10.6. Honeywell International Inc.: The Leading Player in Terms of Number of Developments in the Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market

10.7. Key Developments & Growth Strategies

10.7.1. Fit Launches/Service Deployments

10.7.2. Mergers & Acquisitions

10.7.3. Joint Ventures

11. Company Profiles

11.1. China Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

11.1.1. Company Overview

11.1.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.1.3. Financial Overview

11.1.4. Key Developments

11.1.5. SWOT Analysis

11.1.6. Key Strategies

11.2. General Dynamics Corporation

11.2.1. Company Overview

11.2.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.2.3. Financial Overview

11.2.4. Key Developments

11.2.5. SWOT Analysis

11.2.6. Key Strategies

11.3. Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

11.3.1. Company Overview

11.3.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.3.3. Financial Overview

11.3.4. Key Developments

11.3.5. SWOT Analysis

11.3.6. Key Strategies

11.4. Lockheed Martin Corporation

11.4.1. Company Overview

11.4.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.4.3. Financial Overview

11.4.4. Key Developments

11.4.5. SWOT Analysis

11.4.6. Key Strategies

11.5. Naval Group

11.5.1. Company Overview

11.5.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.5.3. Financial Overview

11.5.4. Key Developments

11.5.5. SWOT Analysis

11.5.6. Key Strategies

11.6. Saab AB

11.6.1. Company Overview

11.6.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.6.3. Financial Overview

11.6.4. Key Developments

11.6.5. SWOT Analysis

11.6.6. Key Strategies

11.7. Siemens AG

11.7.1. Company Overview

11.7.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.7.3. Financial Overview

11.7.4. Key Developments

11.7.5. SWOT Analysis

11.7.6. Key Strategies

11.8. United Shipbuilding Corporation

11.8.1. Company Overview

11.8.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.8.3. Financial Overview

11.8.4. Key Developments

11.8.5. SWOT Analysis

11.8.6. Key Strategies

11.9. UTC Aerospace Systems

11.9.1. Company Overview

11.9.2. Fits/Services Offered

11.9.3. Financial Overview

11.9.4. Key Developments

11.9.5. SWOT Analysis

11.9.6. Key Strategies

12. Appendix

12.1. References

12.2. Related Reports

12.3. List of Abbreviations

13. Industry Insights

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

List of Tables

Table 1 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Region, 2020-2027

Table 2 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 3 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 7 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Size, by Region, 2020-2027

Table 8 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Size, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 9 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Size, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 10 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Size, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 11 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Size, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 12 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Size, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 13 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Type Market, by Region, 2020-2027

Table 14 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Type Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 15 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Type Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 16 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Type Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 17 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Type Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 18 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Type Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 19 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Fit Market, by Region, 2020-2027

Table 20 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Fit Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 21 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Fit Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 22 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Fit Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 23 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Fit Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 24 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Fit Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 25 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Region, 2020-2027

Table 26 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027

Table 27 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027

Table 28 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 29 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027

Table 30 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027

Table 31 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 32 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027

Table 33 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027

Table 34 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027

Table 36 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027

Table 37 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 38 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027

Table 39 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027

Table 40 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027

Table 41 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027

Table 42 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027

Table 43 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Application, 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 Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share, by Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 10 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share, by Fit, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Fit, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 12 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share (%), by Region, 2020

FIGURE 13 Global Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 14 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 15 North America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 16 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 Europe: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 18 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Asia-Pacific: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 20 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Middle East & Africa: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 22 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 Latin America: Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market, by Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)