Armored Vehicle Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Armored/Infantry Vehicles Market Trends & Share. The market is segmented by Type (Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP), Main Battle Tank (MBT), and Other Types) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD Billion) for all the above segments.

Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Size

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Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 25.25 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 32.21 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 4.99 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Analysis

The Armored Fighting Vehicles Market size is estimated at USD 25.25 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 32.21 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.99% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Despite the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, the market for armored fighting vehicles remained unaffected, as the procurement projects were on track and the sales and revenues of armored vehicles increased steadily for the manufacturing companies. However, there were some supply chain disruptions pocketed for certain vehicle models owing to the complexity and critical component requirements of the integrated subsystems.
  • The widening of geopolitical rifts and rising instances of cross-border conflicts in regions such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa has been the primary demand driver for the procurement of new armored vehicles to enhance the combat capabilities of the ground forces. Currently, the majority of the armed forces globally are operating old and aging armored vehicles. To replace the aging armored vehicles fleet, the armed forces are investing in the procurement of new-generation armed vehicle programs with enhanced efficiency, lethality, and surveillance capabilities. There is a growing emphasis on developing local manufacturing capabilities in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and African regions. The development of new armored vehicle models by local armored vehicle manufacturers is anticipated to increase their presence in the regional market.

Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Trends

Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to Dominate Market Share

  • The infantry fighting vehicle segment is expected to show its domination during the forecast period. Increasing procurement of IFVs and rising defense expenditure are driving the segment's growth. Infantry fighting vehicles effectively carry mechanized infantry units into battle and provide direct-fire support. These IFVs can be fitted with modular add-on armor and composite or spaced laminated armor for protection against various munitions or rounds.
  • According to the US Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the total acquisition costs for the US Army's ground combat vehicles are forecasted to average about USD 5 billion per year through 2050, of which USD 4.5 billion for procurement and USD 0.5 billion for RDT&E. The projected acquisition costs are mainly for remanufactured and upgraded versions of existing vehicles.
  • Also, the US Army plans to procure an optionally manned fighting vehicle, which will replace the Bradley armored personnel carrier, a new mobile protected firepower tank, which will be lighter than an Abrams tank, and an armored multi-purpose vehicle, which will replace the M113 armored personnel carrier.
  • Also, the Australian Army is currently in talks with armored vehicles for the acquisition of about 450 tracked IFVs under Project LAND 400 Phase 3, which will replace M113AS4 armored personnel carriers in service of the Army. The total acquisition cost of the vehicles is estimated to be worth up to USD 27 billion. Such large-scale procurements and growing expenditure on the upgradation of the current fleet may further propel the growth of this segment during the forecast period.
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Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to the robustly growing military spending of the countries in the region. Due to the increasing geopolitical tensions in the region, countries like China, India, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan are significantly investing in the procurement of new armored vehicles to replace their aging fleets that have been in operation for over 30 years. Earlier in March 2021, the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of Japan announced its plan to replace the light armored vehicles (LAV) due to their issue of lower cabin space and high emissions from engines.
  • In December 2022, the Indian Army revealed that an acceptance of necessity was granted for the procurement of new Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles (Tracked). As of February 2023, the United States government may allow the Transfer of Technology (ToT) for the Stryker armored personnel carrier (APC) to India. Although it is not yet clear whether the Indian Army is willing to go for a domestically produced APC over imported ones, the deal for the Stryker armored personnel carrier (APC) is expected to provide a boost to India's defense manufacturing industry.
  • Likewise, the Indian Ministry of Defense awarded Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) a contract worth USD 146 million (INR 1,056 crore) to supply light specialist vehicles (LSVs). Under the contract, the company is expected to deliver 1,300 LSVs from 2021 through 2025. The countries in the region are robustly developing their local manufacturing capabilities to support their regional armed forces. For instance, China's NORINCO has been focusing on increasing the production and sales of domestically manufactured armored vehicles for the past few years. Such developments are anticipated to accelerate the growth of the market in this region.
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Armored Fighting Vehicles Industry Overview

The armored fighting vehicles market is moderately fragmented, with many international and regional players in the market. Some of the prominent players in the market are General Dynamics Corporation, Oshkosh Corporation, BAE Systems plc, Rheinmetall AG, and Nexter Group. For decades, the market for armored fighting vehicles was highly consolidated, with few international players accounting for the majority share of the market.

However, over the past few years, due to the global trend of indigenous manufacturing, many new local players have entered the market in the Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern regions. Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), STREIT Group, Nurol Makina, BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticarest AS (BMC), and Katmerciler HIZIR, among others, are some of the local players based out of the Middle Eastern region. 

To further enhance their footprint in the market, the local players are signing long-term contracts to meet the requirements of the regional armed forces. In this regard, companies in Turkey have been rapidly expanding their presence in Middle Eastern and North African countries through strategic partnerships with the local defense authorities. Due to high competitiveness in the market, the international players are investing in the development of next-generation armored vehicle models with autonomous capabilities as well as advanced weapons and electro-optic infrared sensor suites, which will enhance situational awareness and survivability of the military personnel on the battlefield.

Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Leaders

  1. Rheinmetall AG

  2. General Dynamics Corporation

  3. Nexter Group

  4. BAE Systems plc

  5. Oshkosh Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Armored Fighting Vehicles Market News

  • March 2023: Australian and German officials signed an agreement to cooperate on the procurement of the new combat reconnaissance vehicles, based on the Boxer family of armored fighting vehicles and equipped with a 30-millimeter gun. The deliveries will start in 2025.
  • December 2022: Japan selected Patria-built armored modular vehicles (AMV) to replace the Type-96 8X8 wheeled armored personnel carriers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

      2. 5.1.2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

      3. 5.1.3 Mine-resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

      4. 5.1.4 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Turkey

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 General Dynamics Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Rheinmetall AG

      3. 6.2.3 BAE Systems plc

      4. 6.2.4 Textron Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Elbit Systems Ltd.

      6. 6.2.6 Oshkosh Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Nexter Group

      8. 6.2.8 Denel SOC Ltd.

      9. 6.2.9 FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş.

      10. 6.2.10 BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticarest AS

      11. 6.2.11 Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)

      12. 6.2.12 Patria Group

      13. 6.2.13 Hanwha Corporation

      14. 6.2.14 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.


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Armored Fighting Vehicles Industry Segmentation

An armored vehicle is a technologically advanced vehicle that is fitted with partial or complete armor plating for protection against bullets, shell fragments, and other projectiles. Armored vehicles are majorly used by armed forces and move either on wheels or on continuous tracks.

The armored fighting vehicles market is segmented based on type and geography. By type, the market is segmented into armored personnel carrier (APC), infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP), main battle tank (MBT), and other types. The other types consist of self-propelled artillery, light armored vehicles, reconnaissance vehicles, light utility vehicles, bridge vehicles, engineering vehicles, recovery vehicles, military trucks, and heavy equipment transport (HET) military vehicles. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East, and Africa. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts across the major regions. 

For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (USD).

Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
Mine-resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Other Types
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Armored Fighting Vehicles Market Research FAQs

The Armored Fighting Vehicles Market size is expected to reach USD 25.25 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 4.99% to reach USD 32.21 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Armored Fighting Vehicles Market size is expected to reach USD 25.25 billion.

Rheinmetall AG, General Dynamics Corporation, Nexter Group, BAE Systems plc and Oshkosh Corporation are the major companies operating in the Armored Fighting Vehicles Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Armored Fighting Vehicles Market.

In 2023, the Armored Fighting Vehicles Market size was estimated at USD 24.05 billion. The report covers the Armored Fighting Vehicles Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Armored Fighting Vehicles Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Armored Fighting Vehicle Industry Report

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Armored Vehicle Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)