Defense Ground Support Equipment Market Size By Equipment Type (Ground Power Unit (GPU), Air Start Unit (ASU), Air Conditioning Unit (ACU), Tow Tractor, Deicers), By Type (Fixed, Mobile), By Power Type (Diesel, Electric, Hybrid), By Aircraft (Fighter Jet, Transport Aircraft, Special Mission Aircraft) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Jan 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4486  |  Authors: Ankita Bhutani, Preeti Wadhwani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 215   |   Base Year: 2019




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Defense Ground Support Equipment Market size was estimated at over USD 500 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at 2% CAGR between 2020 and 2026.
 

Defense Ground Support Equipment Market Overview

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The ground support equipment is used for various support operation between aircraft landing and takeoff. Defense ground support equipment helps in providing safe operations of aircraft on ground, which include ammunition handling, cargo handling, ground power supply, aircraft towing, and moving heavy equipment. The ground support equipment is one of curial components for making aircraft combat ready and support in various services of aircraft during regular checks.
 

The defense ground support equipment has evolved with the development of new aircraft technology. Major industry leaders are providing equipment for the next-generation combat aircraft and investing significant capital in R&D activities for providing more advanced equipment.
 

Defense ground support equipment market witnessed low impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Defense projects are critical to national security and budget for these projects had been allocated prior to the pandemic. As a result, the demand for defense ground support equipment is unlikely to be affected during pandemic. However, several government administration’s passed orders to suspend production activities and temporarily shut down manufacturing plants to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The delayed reopening of shuttered manufacturing plants resulted in a reduced production of defense ground support equipment globally. Hence, the market will experience temporary disruption in production, demand and delivery of new equipment during COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Increasing demand for ground support equipment in the Asia Pacific region

Electric-powered GSE is predicted to witness 3% growth rate through 2026 owing to stringent government regulations for the reduction of carbon emission or zero emissions. Growing military expenditure with extensive investments in emerging economies of APAC including China, India, and Japan is supporting the segment growth during the forecast timeframe.
 

The ongoing trends in technological advancement for the development of defense ground support equipment with active investment in R&D by major players are anticipated to support the market progression. Government agencies and organizations in the region are engaged in signing strategic contracts with industry participants to provide ground support equipment.
 

Rising investment in defense ground support equipment program by the U.S.

Defense Ground Support Equipment Market Demand

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The rising defense expenditure in the U.S. is one of the major growth drivers for the defense ground support equipment market. The U.S. contributed more than 35% of the global military spending in 2018 and has the largest fleet size across the globe.
 

The Ground Power Unit (GPU) segment dominated more than 79% of revenue share in 2019 led by the increasing procurement of new & advanced combat aircraft and rising geopolitical tension, supporting the demand for ground power unit. In July 2019, Cummins Inc. received a contract from Robins Air Force Base for USD 8.4 million to provide BEAR Power Unit. The contract was signed for a 10-year term and under this agreement, the company will provide more than 100 units. The BEAR Power Unit is used as a prime power source for all the major air force expeditionary base.
 

Growing demand for mobile defense ground support equipment to support next-generation aircraft in the Europe region

Defense Ground Support Equipment Market Share

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Advancement in technology and formulations of various organizations for the development of next-generation aircraft are the major growth driver for the defense ground support equipment market in Europe. For instance, in July 2018, the UK initiated a strategic alliance with Sweden, followed by the participation of Italy for the development of next-generation fighter jets under the Tempest combat aircraft program. In June 2019, another alliance between Germany, France, and Spain was formulated termed as Future Combat Air System (FCAS) that was planned to be operational by 2040. Such initiatives taken by countries of Europe will improve the demand for highly customized mobile ground support equipment.
 

Acquisition of new aircraft, such as F-35, by various European countries including the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, and Poland has created a demand for customized and mobile ground support equipment required for the operation of fighter jets. Currently, European countries are focusing on integrated and mobile ground support equipment to support the next-generation fighter jet and advanced programs for the existing fleet, propelling the demand for mobile support equipment.
 

Rising demand for fighter jets in India

Defense Ground Support Equipment Market Size

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In India, Fighter jet segment is poised to attain a CAGR of 3% by 2026. The increasing defense budget and rising geopolitical tension with neighboring countries including China and Pakistan are supporting the market growth. In 2018, India has an active fleet strength of over 2,000 military aircraft including 694 combat aircraft, 77 special mission aircraft, and 248 transport aircraft.
 

Increasing defense expenditure in the Middle East and Africa

Middle East & Africa Defense Ground Support Equipment Market

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The rise in geopolitical tension within Gulf countries is promoting military expenditure, impacting the defense ground support equipment market expansion. Various government initiatives to strength the defense fleet and upgrades of existing fleet are boosting the market value. The demand for maintenance & support operation due to tough desert environment and urban condition fuels the demand for advanced support equipment Countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE are supporting the demand by increasing the defense budget.
 

Market characterized by long-term contracts

The market is a highly competitive business landscape. To gain competitive advantage, companies are opting for long-term contracts with government bodies and aircraft manufacturers.
 

The major companies operating in the market include Cavotec SA, Enersys, RASAKTI, Guinault, Atec Inc, MAK Controls & Systems Pvt Ltd, Unitron, Lp, JBT Corporation, TLD (Alvest Group), Tronair, Mulag Fahrzeugwerk, Rheinmetall AG, ITW GSE, Gate GSE, Mototok, Merlinhawk Aerospace, and Kit Aero.
 

The defense ground support equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, By Equipment

  • Ground Power Unit (GPU)
  • Air Start Unit (ASU)
  • Air Conditioning Unit (ACU)
  • Tow Tractors
  • Deicers

Market, By Type

  • Fixed
  • Mobile

Market, By Power Type

  • Diesel
  • Electric
  • Hybrid

Market, By Aircraft

  • Fighter Jets
  • Transport Aircraft
  • Special Mission Aircraft

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of defense ground support equipment was exceeded USD 500 million in 2019.
The industry share of defense ground support equipment is estimated to grow at over 2% CAGR between 2020 and 2026.
The major players operating in the market include Cavotec SA, Enersys, RASAKTI, Guinault, Atec Inc, MAK Controls & Systems Pvt Ltd, Unitron, Lp, JBT Corporation, TLD (Alvest Group), Tronair, Mulag Fahrzeugwerk, Rheinmetall AG, ITW GSE, Gate GSE, Mototok, Merlinhawk Aerospace, and Kit Aero.
The ground power unit is expected to have over 79% defense ground support equipment industry share in 2019 due to increasing procurement of new & advanced combat aircraft and rising geopolitical tension.
Electric-powered GSE will register around 3% gains during the forecast timeframe due to stringent government regulations for the reduction of carbon emission or zero emissions.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jan 2020
  • Pages: 215
  • Tables: 290
  • Charts / Figures: 27
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Countries covered: 20

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