Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market is segmented by Vehicle Type (Combat Vehicles, Troop Transport Vehicles, Other Vehicle Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts by value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

armored vehicle fire suppression systems market overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %
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Market Overview

The Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period (2021-2030).

COVID-19 has deleteriously affected the defense supply chain, which has usually been resilient to global trade shocks. The existing practice of protectionism has increased the transaction costs, making previously established arrangements uneconomical. In some cases, specific trade sanctions have made it impossible for producers to maintain relationships with suppliers, especially for high technology goods. The trade obstacles were escalated by COVID-19 and the production schedules for several military equipment have already been disrupted. The COVID-19 pandemic could also influence regional capability planning as strategic priorities change and societal resilience and non-military threats become higher priorities. Furthermore, defense firms using multi-sourced components may consider that it is in their interests to reduce reliance on components from other regions due to the potential of similar supply chain disruptions. In addition, a potential move to reduce dependency on international suppliers could increase supply chain costs for system manufacturers and integrators alike.

Despite the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 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. The escalating geopolitical rift in regions such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle-East has been generating demand for new armored vehicles to enhance the current capabilities of the ground forces. This, in turn, has created a parallel demand for fire suppression systems to mitigate the damage and threat to both passengers and critical systems. However, the high R&D costs associated with the systems and the fast pace of evolution of new weaponry such as high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads lower the effective service life and efficacy of such systems, rendering them incapable of providing optimal protection.

Scope of the Report

Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems are installed onboard military vehicles to control the eruption and spread of fire caused due to a variety of factors including hostile weapon fire, engine malfunction, etc. These systems are designed to suppress the spread of fire before they can damage critical systems while also protecting the passenger cabin from external fire.

The Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market is segmented by Vehicle Type and Geography. By Vehicle Type, the market is segmented into Combat Vehicles, Troop Transport Vehicles, Other Vehicle Types; and by Geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa. Other Vehicle Types include supporting vehicles used by the global armed forces on the battlefield.

The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the Armored Fire Suppression Systems Market across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (USD million).

Vehicle Type
Combat Vehicles
Troop Transport Vehicles
Other Vehicle 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
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Combat Vehicles to Witness Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The crew compartment in armored combat vehicles such as infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) provides limited space for the body movement of troops. This escalates a hazardous situation wherein the occupants may be subjected to lethal fire burn or suffocation due to smoke inhalation. Most current fire suppression systems are solid-based, however, the recent advancements in technology, such as the introduction of gas-based suppression agents that are less corrosive and have high oxygen deprivation capability, have driven the adoption of gas-based armored vehicles fire suppression systems.

Most countries have undertaken armored vehicle procurement or upgrade plans to modernize and enhance their military prowess. Even smaller countries based in third-world regions are also inducting new armored vehicles into active service. For instance, in October 2021, the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) commissioned the locally manufactured Chui IFV into active service. The Chui variant is being built in Uganda under a technology transfer agreement to further contribute to the growth of the country’s defense industry. The different variants of the Chui include a mortar platform, recoilless gun platform, and battlefield ambulance. The various configurations necessitate the installation of a multi-faceted fire suppression system based on the type of situations the platform is expected to operate in. Thus, with the demand for armored vehicles on the rise, the subsequent requirement for fire suppression system/components for both linefit and retrofit operations are also anticipated to increase during the forecast period.

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North America to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

North American countries, especially the US and Canada are amongst the top military spenders globally. The US has actively deployed its troops in conflict-affected regions such as the Middle-East wherein large-scale use of rocket-propelled explosive projectiles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) pose a major threat to the safety of armored vehicles and troops inside them. This factor has significantly propelled the market development of safety measures such as fire suppression and extinguishing systems for Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), IFVs, etc. Moreover, the increasing use of sophisticated sensor systems to detect a fire outbreak has also enhanced the complexity of the system, which in turn, has driven the cost of such systems. Modern fire suppression systems, such as those produced by Ares, can detect a fire in less than 3 milliseconds and suppress it within 250 milliseconds. In 2020, the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) issued an information request to Joint Armored Ground Mobility Systems (JAGMS) for the procurement of new armored vehicles capable of carrying 9-11 passengers. New armored vehicle programs such as the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) are envisioned to drive the demand for fire suppression systems market in the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The armored vehicles fire suppression systems market is highly competitive and is marked by the presence of many prominent players competing for a larger market share. Some of the prominent players in the market are N2 Towers Inc., Spectrex Inc., and Fire Protection Technologies, among others. The stringent safety and regulatory policies in the defense segment are expected to restrict the entry of new players. Furthermore, since a contract for armored vehicles requires high technological expertise and spans over several years, careful identification and continuous monitoring of associative risks are required to be undertaken to assess their effects on the operational parameters of the manufacturing company. The assessment includes consideration for technical requirements, the listing of scheduled and associated tasks, and detailed cost analysis. Moreover, since the associated risks regarding the technical aspects, scheduling of activities and costs are subjected to change based on macroeconomic factors and subsequently influence the associative profits of the associated parties in a contract.

Recent Developments

  • As of October 2021, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain were planning to procure a total of 3,200 new heavy armored platforms worth more than USD 11.5 billion by 2035.
  • In June 2021, Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) announced a strategic collaboration with HIFraser to deliver automatic fire suppression systems (AFSS) for the range of armored vehicles currently being presented by Hanwha for consideration by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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 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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Combat Vehicles

      2. 5.1.2 Troop Transport Vehicles

      3. 5.1.3 Other Vehicle 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. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Australia

        6. 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. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Turkey

        4. Egypt

        5. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Halma plc

      2. 6.1.2 N2 Towers Inc

      3. 6.1.3 Fire Protection Technologies

      4. 6.1.4 Spectrex Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Marotta Controls Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Bulldog Direct Protective Systems

      7. 6.1.7 Kidde-Deugra Brandschutzsysteme GmbH

      8. 6.1.8 ExploSpot Systems Pty Ltd.

      9. 6.1.9 Nero Industries

      10. 6.1.10 Mikro-Pulssi Oy


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2030.

The Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

N2 Towers Inc, Spectrex Inc., Kidde-Deugra Brandschutzsysteme GmbH, Fire Protection Technologies, Halma plc are the major companies operating in Armored Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems Market.

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