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Global Active Protection System (APS) Market 2017-2021

Global Active Protection System (APS) Market 2017-2021

About Active Protection System (APS)

Active protection systems (APS) is a technology that integrates radars, sensors, fire control technology, and interceptors to detect, target, and negate incoming enemy fire. For decades, armored tanks and combat vehicles were the only sources of protection for the crew and vehicle against shells, rockets, and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). However, with the rising developments in the field of anti-tank weapons, the need to develop systems that can actively detect, identify, track, and shoot down these missiles has led to the development of active protection systems (APS).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global active protection system (APS) market to grow at a CAGR of 6.29% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global active protection system (APS) market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Active Protection System (APS) Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • General Dynamics
  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • Raytheon
  • Rheinmetall
  • Saab
Other prominent vendors
  • ASELSAN
  • Israel Military Industries (IMI) Systems
  • NORINCOGROUP
Market driver
  • Development of aircraft APS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limited number of suppliers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of modular APS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Active Protection System (APS) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global active protection system (APS) market: General Dynamics, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, and Saab.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ASELSAN, Israel Military Industries (IMI) Systems, and NORINCOGROUP.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is development of modular APS. Modular APS aim to incorporate capabilities that will be functional even against future missiles. Hence, the vision for modular APS is to develop a suite of plug-and-play systems that will be able to adapt to the different threats as well as different army vehicles.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is development of aircraft APS. With the proven success of APS for ground vehicles, OEMs are now focusing on developing APS for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Helicopters, which usually hover at low altitudes, are highly vulnerable to damage from man portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) or shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles. To counter such damage, Orbital ATK unveiled its first Helicopter Active Protection Systems (HAPS) in 2015 at a Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). The APS can identify an incoming threat and launch and guide a Kill Vehicle to the precise location to detonate the warhead at a point where the RPG is rendered ineffective.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is limited number of suppliers. The substantial technical skill set required for the development of APS is one of the major concerns in the industry, and not many countries or defense equipment manufacturing firms possess this capability. Though there is a need for APS, the limited number of suppliers and the high cost of APS limit the procurement and growth of the global APS market. The US, which is one of the most advanced and largest military spending nation in the world, does not have an APS of its own and its APS are still under in their development phase.

Companies Mentioned

General Dynamics, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Saab, ASELSAN, Israel Military Industries (IMI) Systems, and NORINCOGROUP.

  • Executive Summary
  • Scope of the Report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global APS market 2017
    • Global APS market
      • Table Global APS market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global APS market by type
      • Table Global APS market by type 2016 (%)
      • Table Global APS market by type 2021 (%)
      • Table Segmentation of global APS market by type 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global hard-kill APS market
      • Table Sequence of events in hard-kill APS
      • Table Global hard kill APS market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Examples of hard-kill APS
    • Global soft-kill APS market
      • Table Global soft-kill APS market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Examples of soft-kill APS
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - market share & forecast
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APS market in EMEA
      • Table APS market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA - Year over year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APS market in Americas
      • Table APS market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas - Year over year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • APS market in APAC
      • Table APS market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year over year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision Framework
  • Drivers and Challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Development of modular APS
    • Emergence of next-generation APS
    • Incorporation of RPG shield initiative
      • Table Advantages of RPG Shield
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Major vendors of global APS market 2017
    • General Dynamics
      • Table General Dynamics: Business segmentation 2016
      • Table Characteristics of Iron Fist
    • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
      • Table Rafael Advanced Defense Systems: Business offerings by application
    • Raytheon
      • Table Raytheon: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Raytheon: Products
    • Rheinmetall
      • Table Rheinmetall: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • Saab
      • Table Saab: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Saab: Products
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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