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Global Combat Vehicles Market Analysis, Forecast to 2026

Global Combat Vehicles Market Analysis, Forecast to 2026

The combat vehicles market will undergo significant transformations after years of market stagnation and preference over modernisation programmes. As platforms are reaching the end of their lifespan, substantial renewal opportunities are in line and a slow growth is projected. Market revenues are estimated to grow by almost by $5 billion during 2017–2026 and at a compound annual growth rate of 2.2%.

Frost & Sullivan new market analysis of combat vehicles studies the future market trends and evolution for the next 10 years and across the following segments:
• Main battle tanks
• Infantry fighting vehicles
• Armoured personnel carriers
• Protected patrol vehicles
• Amphibious assault vehicles
• Reconnaissance vehicles
• Armoured recovery vehicles
• Armoured engineering vehicles

An in-depth analysis of operational requirements, budget priorities, and disruptive technologies impacting procurement and modernisation programmes is provided across 7 regions (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America), including country insights and upcoming fleet renewal opportunities.

Key Question this Study will Answer
• What are the macro level drivers and restraints?
• How are changing operational concepts impacting armour vehicle designs?
• What are the current budget pressure and spending priorities?
• What is the market growth rate?
• What is the market size by contracted, planned, and forecasted programmes?
• Is there any change of business patterns in traditional distribution channels?
• Who are the top 10 producers?
• How will the competitive environment be impacted by market trends?
• What are the technology trends and challenges regarding vetronics and open systems architecture?

In addition, an analytical overview of leading manufacturers (BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Textron Land and Marine Systems, KNDS, Rheinmetall, Iveco, UVZ, Patria, Renault Trucks Defence & Security, etc.) and market position by product segments are also provided, based on 2016 installed fleet.

The market size is expressed in programme revenues and units. Units comprise current and projected installed vehicle fleet of conventional military forces (Army, Naval Infantry, and Special Forces).

Market Revenues Cover Contracted, Planned, and Forecasted Programmes
• Contracted: On-going programmes already signed before the base year.
• Planned: Programmes officially announced by Ministries of Defence and expected to be signed during the short term (1 to 3 years). This
includes pending tenders and requests for proposals (RFPs).
• Forecasted: Programmes expected in the near term (more than 5 years) based on the analysis of current fleet age, operational
requirements, and geopolitical constraints.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Market Overview
    • Market Scope
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Combat Vehicles Market
    • Combat Vehicle Market-Macro Level Analysis
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Combat Vehicles Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Combat Vehicles Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Combat Vehicle Market: Revenues and Number of Units Forecast, Global, 2016-2026
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Total Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Global, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
    • Fleet Renewal Analysis
      • Table Total Combat Vehicles Market: Projected Retirements vs Planned Procurements, Global, 2016-2026
    • Projected Revenue by Vehicle Types
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Projected Revenues by Vehicle Types, Global, 2016-2026
    • Projected Revenue by Vehicle Types Discussion
    • Per Cent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Per Cent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis- Total Combat Vehicles Market
    • Combat Vehicles Market Analysis-Competitive Forces
    • Market Share
    • Annual Revenue Evolution
      • Table Total Combat Vehicle Market: Leading OEMs 3 Years Consecutive Revenue, Global, 2014-2016
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Combat vehicle Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Global, 2016
    • Top Competitors Profiles
    • Competitive Map-Key JVs And Partnerships to Watch
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Changing Concepts: Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T)
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Recycling Legacy Vehicle to become UGVs
    • Growth Opportunity 3-New Design: The New Light Tank
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Fleet Analysis-Main Battle Tanks
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MBT Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Main Battle Tanks
    • Main Battle Tanks Discussion
    • Main Battle Tanks Outlook
  • Fleet Analysis-Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table AIFV Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles
    • Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles Discussion
    • Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles Outlook
  • Fleet Analysis-Amphibious Assault Vehicles
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table AAV Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Amphibious Assault Vehicles
    • Amphibious Assault Vehicles Discussion
    • Amphibious Assault Vehicles Outlook
  • Fleet Analysis-Armoured Personnel Carriers
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table APC Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Armoured Personnel Carriers
    • Armoured Personnel Carriers Discussion
    • Armoured Personnel Carriers Outlook
  • Fleet Analysis-Reconnaissance Vehicles
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Recce Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Reconnaissance Vehicles
    • Reconnaissance Vehicles Discussion
    • Reconnaissance Vehicles Outlook
  • Fleet Analysis-Protected Patrol Vehicles
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table PPV Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Protected Patrol Vehicles
    • Protected Patrol Vehicles Discussion
    • Protected Patrol Vehicles Outlook
  • Fleet Analysis-Armoured Engineering and Recovery Vehicles
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table AEV and ARV Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Armoured Engineering and Recovery Vehicles
    • Armoured Engineering and Recovery Vehicles Discussion
    • Armoured Engineering and Recovery Vehicles Outlook
  • Market Technology Trends
    • Vetronics and Open Architecture-Challenges Roadmap
    • Standardised Open Architecture-Retrofit and Line Fit Challenges
    • Vetronics Open Architecture and Level of Systems Prioritisation
    • Integrating Combat Vehicles in Multi-domains Warfare
    • Disruptive Technologies to Counter New Threats
    • Combat Vehicles World Threats Map
    • UGVs Maturity-From 3D Operations to Dismounted Soldier Wingman
  • Regional Analysis
    • Revenue Forecast by Region-Map
  • Africa
    • Africa Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Africa, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Asia-Pacific Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Asia-Pacific, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • Central Asia
    • Central Asia Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Central Asia, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • Europe
    • Europe Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Europe, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • The Middle East
    • Middle East Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Middle East, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • North America
    • North America Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, North America, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • South America
    • South America Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type
      • Table Combat Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, South America, 2016-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programme Type Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Acronyms
    • List of Other Companies
    • Learn More-Next Steps
    • Image Source

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