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

The Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Report is Segmented by Type (Amphibious Armored Vehicles and Hovercraft) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers the Market Size in Value Terms in USD for all the Abovementioned Segments.

Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Size

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Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Summary
Study Period 2019-2029
Market Size (2024) USD 2.71 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 3.96 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.92 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market North America

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Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Analysis

The Military Amphibious Vehicle Market size is estimated at USD 2.71 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 3.96 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.92% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The increase in defense budgets, especially in emerging economies, drives the global market for amphibious vehicles. As territorial disputes are increasing all over the world, nations are now focusing on enhancing their military capabilities. An increase in defense expenditures and the rising necessity to perform military search and rescue, assault, and combat support operations in shallow waters are the main drivers for the market studied. The growing global emphasis on securing maritime borders and ensuring coastal defense has fuelled the demand for military amphibious vehicles. These versatile vehicles offer strategic advantages by enabling rapid deployment and maneuverability across both land and water, addressing the evolving security challenges in coastal regions.

Ongoing advancements in technology, including amphibious vehicle design, propulsion systems, and materials, are driving the growth of the market studied. Innovations such as enhanced amphibious capabilities, improved speed, and increased payload capacities contribute to the modernization of military fleets, fostering the adoption of these vehicles by defense forces worldwide. Many armed forces worldwide are undertaking modernization programs to enhance their capabilities. As part of these initiatives, there is a growing emphasis on acquiring technologically advanced and versatile equipment, including amphibious vehicles. However, factors such as their limited operability, the requirement of time-to-time maintenance of the amphibious vehicles, the high cost of maintenance, etc., are projected to challenge the growth of the market studied during the forecast period.

Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Trends

The Amphibious Armored Vehicles Segment Dominates the Market During the Forecast Period

Due to its multifaceted capabilities, the amphibious armored vehicles segment is poised to dominate the market. These vehicles are equipped with advanced armor, enabling them to withstand various threats, both on land and in aquatic environments. Their ability to seamlessly transition between different terrains, coupled with advanced weapon systems, positions them as crucial assets for modern military operations. Furthermore, the integration of cutting-edge communication and surveillance technologies enhances the effectiveness of these vehicles in dynamic combat scenarios, making them indispensable for defense forces globally. Amphibious armored vehicles are equipped with specialized features for amphibious assault operations. Their design allows for efficient troop transport from naval vessels to the shore, enabling amphibious landings in contested areas. The integration of advanced assault capabilities, including firepower and troop-carrying capacity, contributes to the sustained growth of this segment.

For instance, in April 2023, BAE Systems PLC received a USD 400 million contract to deliver an additional 227 BvS10 amphibious all-terrain armored vehicles to Germany. The award is a part of the joint procurement signed by Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom in 2022 to seek a collaborative all-terrain vehicle to support Arctic operations. The deliveries of AGV are set to begin in 2024 and continue through 2030. The BvS10 and its unarmored “Beowulf” AGV variants are designed for optimal maneuverability in all terrain, including steep mountain environments, snow, sand, and swamps. Their NATO-standard amphibious capability is expected to enable forces to operate across coastal waters and flooded fields. Such developments are anticipated to drive the growth of the market studied in the coming years.

Military Amphibious Vehicle Market: Land Platforms, By Type, UK Armed Forces, 2022

North America Expected to Witness Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

North America is anticipated to experience the highest growth in the military amphibious vehicle market. This growth can be attributed to increased defense budgets, geopolitical tensions, and the need for rapid response capabilities in the region. The United States is expected to invest significantly in modernizing its military amphibious capabilities to address evolving threats. The presence of key market players, coupled with ongoing research and development activities, further positions North America as a focal point for the expansion of the military amphibious vehicle market.

The United States is investing huge amounts in the development of advanced land-based vehicles. In this regard, the United States is currently working on its Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) intended to replace the 40-year-old Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) with the Marine Corps. For instance, in March 2023, the US Marine Corps (USMC) awarded BAE Systems PLC a USD 256.8 million contract for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) under a third order for full-rate production (FRP). BAE Systems PLC also has a contract for two other ACV variants: ACV-R and ACV-30. The ACV Recovery (ACV-R) variant will replace the legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle Recovery variant (AAVR7A1) and will provide direct field support, maintenance, and recovery. The ACV-30 variant mounts a stabilized, medium-caliber remote turret system that provides the lethality and protection the marines need while leaving ample room for troop capacity and payload. The US Marine Corps approved full-rate production on the ACV-P vehicle in 2021, and the ACV is currently being fielded to Marine Corps Fleet Marine Force units. Such programs are expected to help the growth of the market studied in North America during the forecast period.

Military Amphibious Vehicle Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2022

Military Amphibious Vehicle Industry Overview

The military amphibious vehicle market is consolidated in nature due to the presence of a few players holding significant shares in the market. Some of the prominent players in the market are BAE Systems PLC, General Dynamics Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Textron Inc., and Rheinmetall AG. As several nations are planning to develop next-generation amphibious vehicles for their militaries, players are looking to grab such opportunities through technological innovations driven by continuous R&D. The market also witnesses a substantial presence of regional players catering to specific geographical demands. Factors such as product performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness play pivotal roles in shaping the competitive dynamics of the military amphibious vehicle market. Continuous research and development initiatives, coupled with a focus on meeting evolving defense requirements, are key strategies employed by market players to strengthen their positions in this dynamic landscape.

Most of the programs in the industry are long-term. Hence, several large-scale contracts are currently underway to develop and produce advanced amphibious vehicle variants as per end-user specifications. Gaining such contracts will help the players in terms of continuous cash-inflow, thereby helping their sustained growth during the forecast period. For instance, in September 2022, WFEL signed a contract with the Irish Defence Forces for the supply of the MGB Medium Girder Bridging System. The MGB variant will be supplied complete with handrails, making the system adaptable for military operations as well as disaster relief and emergency scenarios, such as the recent severe flooding situations seen in Europe.

Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Leaders

  1. Lockheed Martin Corporation

  2. Rheinmetall AG

  3. Textron Inc.

  4. BAE Systems plc

  5. General Dynamics Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Military Amphibious Vehicle Market News

July 2023: The Romanian government plans to acquire 16 Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for USD 120.5 million under a foreign military sales agreement. Romania ordered 16 AAV-7A1 (Personnel Variant), three AAVC-7A1 (Command Variant), and two AAVR-7A1 (Recovery Variant).

December 2022: The UK Commando Force was to receive 60 Future All-Terrain Vehicles (FATV) under the international Collaborative All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) program. The deliveries will start in February 2025, and the value of the contract is USD 153.4 million. As per the deal, BAE Systems PLC will see a total of 436 vehicles delivered across the three European countries, with the engines for all FATVs produced by Cummins in Darlington.

Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    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


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Amphibious Armored Vehicles

      2. 5.1.2 Hovercraft

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. North America

        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. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Qatar

        4. South Africa

        5. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 BAE Systems PLC

      2. 6.2.2 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 General Dynamics Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 Textron Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Rheinmetall AG

      6. 6.2.6 Griffon Hoverwork Ltd (GHL)

      7. 6.2.7 Tata Motors Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Arquus

      9. 6.2.9 Norinco Private Limited

      10. 6.2.10 WFEL Ltd

      11. 6.2.11 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

      12. 6.2.12 Oshkosh Corporation


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Military Amphibious Vehicle Industry Segmentation

An amphibious vehicle is a means of transport viable on land as well as on water. Amphibious armored vehicles and hovercraft are the two types of amphibious vehicles that are covered in the study. Their applications include, but are not limited to, combat, patrol, surveillance and reconnaissance, and search and rescue operations.

The military amphibious vehicle market is segmented by type and geography. By type, the market is segmented into amphibious armored vehicles and hovercraft. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts in 11 countries across major regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. The report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Amphibious Armored Vehicles
North America
North America
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
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Military Amphibious Vehicle Market Research FAQs

The Military Amphibious Vehicle Market size is expected to reach USD 2.71 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 7.92% to reach USD 3.96 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Military Amphibious Vehicle Market size is expected to reach USD 2.71 billion.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, Textron Inc., BAE Systems plc and General Dynamics Corporation are the major companies operating in the Military Amphibious Vehicle Market.

North America 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 Military Amphibious Vehicle Market.

In 2023, the Military Amphibious Vehicle Market size was estimated at USD 2.50 billion. The report covers the Military Amphibious Vehicle Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Military Amphibious Vehicle Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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