Global Airport Metal Detectors Market size was valued at USD 174.5 Million in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 510.6 Million by 2032, at a CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period 2023 – 2032.

Airport Metal Detectors Market: Overview

Airport metal detectors are an important part of security measures at airports they assist detect possible threats to aviation safety. They are stationed throughout airports, such as entrances, inspection points, and boarding gates, to guarantee that people and their bags are checked for forbidden goods.

Furthermore, modern metal-detecting technologies may be used with additional safety precautions, including X-ray machines and body scanning devices, to increase overall security efficacy.

Technological advancements, which include the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms for machine learning, are boosting detection accuracy and minimizing false alarms in metal detectors, hence improving overall airport security efficiency.

Furthermore, the growing emphasis on improving the passenger experience while maintaining high security requirements is fueling the need for more compact, user-friendly, and discreet metal detector systems. Furthermore, the growing threat of terrorism and the necessity to prevent illicit objects from being taken onboard planes are prompting airports to invest in cutting-edge metal detecting technology.

Moreover, legislative regulations and standards enforced by aviation authorities are prompting airports throughout the world to improve and upgrade its safety infrastructure, including metal-detecting equipment.

By type, the metal segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. The airport metal detector market is being pushed by growing security concerns, strict regulations, and technological improvements.

Airports throughout the world prioritize safety, creating a growing demand for effective metal detecting technologies to screen passengers and avoid possible security concerns.

By application, the military segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. The military drives the airport metal detector market by requiring sophisticated security measures to identify guns, weapons of mass destruction, and various other threats during unit deployments, VIP visits, and to protect important infrastructure from possible assaults.

The North American airport metal detector industry is fueled by tight security rules, technological developments, and rising air passenger volume. These reasons lead to the increased use of sophisticated metal detection devices to improve airport security procedures.

Rapiscan Systems is an American privately held firm that manufactures walk-through detectors for metal and X-ray devices for checking airport bags and cargo. The company’s headquarters are in Torrance, California, and are responsible for research and development, the field of engineering, production, marketing and sales, and client service.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 174.5 Million
Projected Market Size in 2032 USD 510.6 Million
Market Size in 2022 USD 150.5 Million
CAGR Growth Rate 10.1% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Type, Application and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed the Global Airport Metal Detectors market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict depth scenarios of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Global Airport Metal Detectors industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

Global Airport Metal Detectors Market 2023–2032 (By Million)

List of the prominent players in the Airport Metal Detectors Market:

  • Smiths Detection
  • Garrett Metal Detectors
  • CEIA
  • Rapiscan Systems
  • Fisher Research Laboratory
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc.
  • NUCTECH Company Limited
  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
  • Todd Research Ltd
  • Astrophysics Inc.
  • Leidos
  • ADANI Systems Inc.
  • ZKTeco Inc.
  • Analogic Corporation
  • Makro Metal Detectors
  • Westminster International Ltd.
  • Nokta Makro Detectors
  • Fisher Labs
  • Fort Knox Metal Detectors
  • Barska Metal Detectors
  • Others

The Airport Metal Detectors Market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Explosives
  • Metal
  • Narcotics
  • Radioactivity
  • Others

By Application

  • Military
  • Civil

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America