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Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market Research Report Information By fit (Line, Forward), By subsystem (Electronic attack, Electronic support, Non-combat systems) and By Platform (Combat Aircraft, Military transport aircraft, Combat helicopters, UAVs, Others) Forecast to 2030


ID: MRFR/A&D/5281-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| June 2024

Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market Overview


Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market Size Is Anticipeted to Reach at a USD 4,910 Million, Market Grow At A CAGR Of 5.20% By 2020 -2030


Aircraft survivability equipment includes a wide range of systems and fitting to increase the survivability of the aircraft and to reduce its threats from all kinds of external threats. To simply put, the Aircraft survivability equipment is designed to minimize the damage from the traditional misses and other projectiles, as well as electronic equipment designed to prevent the aircraft from falling into electronic attacks. Aircraft survivability equipment plays a crucial role in air defense, and it is a major part of the air force expenditure. 


This equipment maximizes the survivability of an aircraft against the growing threat. The threats have increased significantly, and it is becoming more complex due to combat missions in different countries. That is why governments around the world are planning to upgrade the infrastructure and the system to meet future threats. The governments are encouraging the replacement of the legacy system for aircraft safety and surveillance by a highly advanced multi-threat protection system. The Aircraft survivability equipment can work together with the existing systems, and they can integrate with the mission systems of different platforms. It will propel the Aircraft survivability equipment market growth. 


Additionally rising deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles in the defense and commercial sectors is anticipated to increase the Aircraft survivability equipment value. The advancement in technology is adopted by commercial and defense aircraft to make the aircraft better and efficient. Aircraft survivability equipment allows the aircraft to be more flexible, and due to this, the aircraft manufacturers are heavily investing in the Aircraft survivability equipment, which is again propelling the demand of the Aircraft survivability equipment market. 


Covid-19 Analysis 


In 2019, the emergence of coronavirus gave rise to the covid-19 pandemic. Within months the virus was spread among all the corners of the world. The pandemic affected business sectors and individuals’ lives as well. The world economic growth slowed down as the governments around the world decided to impose a lockdown to reduce the spreading of the virus. At that time, there was no vaccine or medicine was there to fight the virus, and the only solution was to stay at home or maintain social distance.


The imposition of lockdown interrupted the production of products. Again the shortage of laborers was one of the major reasons behind the lack of production. The demand of supply couldn’t meet the due to the lack of supply. As a result, many markets faced losses. The aircraft survivability equipment market was also one among them. Now the spread of the virus has decreased, and vaccines are also available to fight the virus. Due to this, the market is again coming back to its normal situation. But the emergence of the new variant has again questioned so many things, and it is one of the major concerns for the world. 


Market Dynamics



  • Drivers In The Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market¬†


One of the major drivers in the Aircraft survivability equipment market is the replacement of the traditional equipment with a more advanced version. The traditional equipment is not good enough to tackle the modern threats, and due to this, the aircraft manufacturer is adapting to the new technology to make safer and better aircraft designs. Additionally, militaries around the world are investing highly to make aircraft better and faster. They are upgrading all their aircraft by installing modern Aircraft survivability equipment; the rise in asymmetric warfare also increases the importance of aircraft to the military and will force the military to invest in aircraft survivability equipment. For example, in 2021, US Air Force requested USD 47.72 billion for the research and development of new technology. Increasing threats and troubles related to guerilla warfare around the world is also a major factor that will boost the market trends. 



  • Opportunities For The Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market


The increasing number of aircraft to strengthen the military will bring opportunities to the Aircraft survivability equipment market. The defense sector plays a big role in the Industry growth. The equipment acts like an aircraft protection system and alerts the aircrew regarding the laser, missile, and fire threat. Additionally, the Aircraft survivability equipment is lightweight and reduces the overall power consumption, which will generate opportunities for the Industry. 



  • Challenges In The Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market


Aircraft survivability equipment is very costly and has a very sophisticated nature. They identify the threats and characterize them as infrared, ultraviolet, and acoustic, so it requires many things that are costly, which can be a challenge for the market. The market key players are trying to come up with solutions to solve these challenges, which is likely to boost the market growth in the aircraft survivability equipment market forecast period. 



  • Restraint In The Aircraft Survivability Equipment Market


It takes so much effort and investment to replace the existing system with Aircraft survivability equipment. Due to this, many manufacturers don’t adopt this new technology which has become a major restraint in the market. Not all regions can afford this equipment or install the latest aircraft equipment. 



  • Cumulative Growth Analysis


In recent years, the need for highly advanced technology in the defense sector has significantly increased due to warfare. Now every country wants to have the best defense and protection system to strengthen their military. Due to this, the Aircraft survivability equipment market trends will rise, and the market is expected to reach $5,910 million by registering a CAGR of 5.20% in the forecast period.


Market Segmentation


The aircraft survivability equipment market is segmented on the basis of the sub-system, platform, fit type, and region.



  • By sub-system type, the market is segmented as electronic attack and electronic support. The electronic support segment senses the threats its demand will drive the growth of the market.



  • By platform type, the Industry is segmented as a combat helicopter, special mission, combat aircraft, and UAV. The combat aircraft segment holds the highest¬†Aircraft survivability equipment share¬†because of Growing threats that have paced up the need for Aircraft survivability equipment.¬†



  • Based on Fit type, the¬†survivability equipment market¬†is divided into fit and forward fit. The forward-fit segment is predicted to witness higher growth in the forecast period owing to the up-gradation of the old aircraft by defense organizations across the globe.¬†



  • Based on region, the¬†market¬†is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the rest of the world. In 2018, Europe was accounted for the highest aircraft¬†survivability equipment market share.¬†


Regional Analysis


The major regions in the aircraft survivability equipment market are North America, Asia-pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world. Among these, the North American region is expected to see significant growth in the market during the forecast period. The growth in this region is due to government support for the advancement of aircraft and increasing investment in the military sector.


Market in the Asia-pacific region has shown significant growth. This is due to the increased spending by the governments in the military sector and large-scale research and development activities in aircraft survivability equipment across the regions like India, China, and South Korea.


The European market will witness significant growth in the forecast period owing to increasing demand for the advancement in the equipment market, increasing government spending‚ÄĒadditionally the presence of strong key players.


Market Key Players


The major key players in the aircraft survivability equipment market are :



  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel),

  • Terma A/S (Denmark)

  • Ruag Holding AG (Switzerland)

  • BAE Systems (US)

  • Northrop Grumman (US)

  • Chemring Group (UK)

  • Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel),

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Raytheon (US)

  • Saab AB (Sweden)

  • Among these, Northrop Grumman highly contributes to the market.


Recent Developments


In 2021 March, the UK Ministry of defense awarded BE system. It is a contract worth $21 aircraft survivability equipment support. The contract is for four and half years that also includes annual service and repair.


In July 2021, the department of defense information analysis center awarded a contract to KBR. KBR is a technology and engineering solution company that provide services in support of navy training system and aircraft survivability equipment. This contract was worth $64.9 million and covers the training system hardware and software, and aircraft survivability equipment.


Report Overview


This report gives information on aircraft survivability equipment market outlook gathered from reliable sources. The report also highlights the impact of the covid-19 on the aircraft survivability equipment. Additionally, it covers market dynamics like drivers, opportunities, challenges, and restraints. It also includes regional analysis, market segmentation, recent development, and key players.


Segmental Table


By Fit:



  • Line

  • Forward


By Sub-System:



  • Electronic attack

  • Electronic support


By Platform:



  • Combat aircraft

  • Military transport aircraft

  • Combat helicopters

  • UAVs


By Region



  • North America

  • Asia pacific

  • Europe¬†

  • Rest of the world

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Aircraft survivability equipment Market Grow At A CAGR Of 5.20% By 2020 -2030

By 2023, the aircraft survivability equipment market can worth USD 4,910 million.

Thales Group (France), Ruag Holding AG (Switzerland), and Terma A/S (Denmark) are some well-established aircraft survivability equipment market players.

The expansion of the aviation sector to support the aircraft survivability equipment market.

North America aircraft survivability equipment market to surge in the assessment period.

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