According to Custom Market Insights (CMI), the armored vehicles market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.36% during the forecast period. The market is expected to reach USD 27.83 billion by the year 2030 from USD 18.9 billion in the year 2021. As there has been an increase in cross-border troubles and an increase in the cases of asymmetric warfare the demand for armored vehicles is expected to grow during the forecast period.

In the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East region, the original equipment manufacturers are concentrating on providing better vehicles. There have also been increased cases of failure of these armored vehicles in the region which are electrical or mechanical in nature. This will hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period. As the manufacturing of the components and the automotive parts world acted during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market for armored vehicles had also dropped. Disruption in the supply chain and logistics had hampered the market. There were increased regulations for the import and export of various materials due to which the armored vehicles market was facing a major challenge.

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Regional Snapshots

The North American region is expected to have a larger market share during the forecast period. Technologically advanced armored vehicles and vehicles with advanced features are available in the American market. The United States government is also increasing the amount of money invested for research and development purposes that have and hence the quality of these vehicles. Manufacturers are also constantly focusing on providing innovative products in the market. There’s a growing demand for unmanned armored vehicles in the North American region for performing various functions.

The defense budgets of the countries like China and India have also increased in recent years and these nations are expected to procure a larger number of armored vehicles in the coming years period these nations are also creating a major demand for advanced vehicles.

All of these factors are expected to drive market growth in the coming years. The government of the United States is engaging in adopting modern techniques for the development of these vehicles. The presence of the various market players in the North American region will also play an instrumental role in the growth of the market. As that has been increased cases of political unrest and terrorism across the globe the demand for armored vehicles is expected to grow in the coming years. Most of the regions are expected to show steady growth in the coming years. The market players across the globe are also adopting the way of partnership by engaging with emerging nations across the globe in order to acquire the market.

Global Armored Vehicles Market 2023 – 2032 (By Mobility)

Market Dynamics


Cases of asymmetric warfare are expected to grow in the coming years due to which the market will have a positive impact. Increased cases of political instability are one of the factors that will drive market growth in the coming years. Constant political unrest due to social or cultural reasons will drive market growth in the coming years. Religious and economic conflicts between the nations will help in the growth of the market during the forecast period.

The government of various nations is adopting these vehicles in order to protect them against the insurgent attacks or the terrorist attacks that are predicted in the coming years. These vehicles are expected to grow in the Asia Pacific region especially for India as India is expected to adopt armored vehicles in order to carry out its operations in the Naxalite areas.


In the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East region, there are no manufacturers due to which the market growth will be hindered. Most of these market players are based in the European and North American regions. The Asia Pacific market and the Middle East market are emerging. The countries in the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East region are dependent on European and North American countries for procuring armored vehicles. Procuring these vehicles is extremely expensive due to which the market growth will be hindered during the forecast period. The demand for these vehicles will also be less due to its expensive procurement method.


There is a growing demand for unmanned systems across the globe, especially in the nations of the North American region and the European region. In order to perform the functions of surveillance and intelligence, many countries are adopting unmanned systems. As the budget for further defense systems in nations like Germany, Italy, and Spain is less the demand for unmanned systems will continue to grow as it will play an important role in replacing the army personnel.


In order to acquire the tanks a huge amount of money is required. In order to develop and design these tanks a lot of time is needed and it also requires higher technical expertise. These tanks need to be developed with unique capabilities for them to be highly lethal during the time of warfare. Developing such tanks is extremely expensive. This will be a major challenge in the growth of the market during the forecast period. As the number of features provided in an armored vehicle increases the cost of these vehicles also increases.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2021 USD 18.9 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2030 USD 27.83 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 6.36% CAGR (2022-2030)
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Prominent Players BAE Systems, Lenco Industries, Inc., Daimler AG (Mercedes Benz), Ford Motor Company, Rheinmetall AG, Textron, Inc., International Armored Group, IVECO, STAT, Inc., INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, Elbit Systems, Navistar, Inc., and Others
Key Segment By Product, Mobility, 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
Buying Options Request tailored purchasing options to fulfil your requirements for research.

Report Highlights

On the basis of the product, the main battle tanks segment will continue to grow well in the coming years period in order to strengthen the army of various nations governments are taking initiatives for the same. In order to protect their military forces from various attacks, governments are engaging in procuring and developing vehicles that provide ambush protection and vehicles that are mine-resistant.

On the basis of the type of mobility, the Weald segment will grow well during the forecast. These types of armored vehicles will be used for surveillance and intelligence purposes. These vehicles will also be used for transportation purposes and the market demand will be high in the coming years. Apart from the use of wheeled armored vehicles, there shall be increased use of tracked armored vehicles in the coming years. As the demand for the vehicles which are used on the rough lands is expected to grow in the coming years the demand for armored vehicles will increase during the forecast period.

Recent developments

  • A contract was signed between Israel’s aerospace industries and its defense ministry in the year 2021. According to the contract the organization is expected to engage in the manufacturing and supply of the Z-MAG Vehicles which are used in all different types of Terrains.

Global Armored Vehicles Market 2023 – 2032 (By Billion)

Segments covered in the armored vehicles market

  • By Product Outlook 
    • Combat Vehicles
      • Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)
      • Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV)
      • Light Protected Vehicles (LPV)
      • Main Battle Tanks (MBT)
      • Mine-resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
      • Tactical Vehicle
      • Others
    • Combat Support Vehicles
      • Armored Supply Trucks
      • Armored Command & Control Vehicles
      • Repair & Recovery Vehicles
      • Unmanned Armored Ground Vehicles
  • By Type 
    • Electric Armored Vehicles
    • Conventional Armored Vehicles
  • By Mobility 
    • Wheeled
    • Tracked
  • By Mode of Operation
    • Manned Armored Vehicles
    • Unmanned Armored Vehicles
  • By Point of Sale 
    • OEM
    • Retrofit
  • By System 
    • Engines
    • Drive Systems
    • Ballistic Armor
    • Fire Control Systems (FCS)
    • Navigation Systems

By Geography

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

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

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America