Market Insight-Global Explosive Detection Technologies Market
Explosive detection technologies refer to a system or equipment that is used for destructive identification of explosive materials. Explosive detection is commonly used at ports, airports, and border control. There are two types of explosive detection equipment namely trace detection and bulk detection. Different technologies are used in explosive X-ray, infrared, biosensors, optical, non-optical, etc. Several types of machines are used to detect trace signatures of explosive materials, in which ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is the most common technology used, especially at the U.S. airports. Furthermore, gas chromatography (GC) is also used for detection, in order to separate molecules before detection.
The global explosive detection technologies market is estimated to account for US$ 6,462.1 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2019.
Market Dynamics- Driver
Increasing incidence of terrorist attacks has compelled security forces and other agencies to implement various security measures to counter this. In March 2016, a terror attack took place at Brussels Airport, while the suicide bombing took place in June 2016 at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Various government agencies across the globe are focused on improving their existing security establishments at airports. For instance, in August 2016, the Government of India mandated security audits to all airports in the country. In May 2012, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated 100% cargo screening at all airports in the U.S. Moreover, in August 2013, the European Commission (EC) mandated risk-based screening for cargo. These factors are expected to drive growth of the global explosive detection technologies market over the forecast period. Furthermore, increasing passenger volume across international airports is expected to boost the market growth in the near future. According to the International Air Transpiration Association (IATA), in 2015, global passenger volume was pegged at 3.8 billion.
Increasing pressure caused by withdrawal of defense forces in Afghanistan and Iraq has resulted in strengthening of military and police forces by providing advanced explosive detection equipment. Moreover, use of hidden explosives and improvised explosive device (IED) are constant threat for land-based military. Therefore, various government is allotting to fund for research and development laboratories for sensitive, reliable and selecting technology for detecting explosives. For instance, the University of Queensland, Australia receives grants of US$ 100,000 annually for research and development of explosive detection technologies, based on detection of chemical vapor. These factors are expected to boost the market growth in the near future.
North America region dominated the global explosive detection technologies market in 2018, accounting for 34% share in terms of volume, followed by Western Europe and Latin America, respectively.
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Various border checks are performed on vehicles, luggage, passengers, and containers at border security. This detection is done either with bulk detection or trace detection technologies. In case of chemical trace detection, ion mobility spectroscopy technique is utilized. If small quantity residue of explosives is left on hands, laptops and other items then it is detected by swabbing. In this test, sample is vaporized and chemical ions are separated. If sample is detected, an alarm is triggered. However, this process is labor intensive and becomes slow for large quantity. Furthermore, the explosive trace detection is majorly used at busy places, thus detection needs to be swift enough to process large number of screenings at short time. These factors are expected to hinder the market growth in the near future.
Terrorists are increasingly using improvised explosive device (IED) that can kill civilians and military personnel and destroy infrastructure. The IEDs can be in different forms and can be delivered to targets in numerous ways, which makes it challenging to trace by explosive detection technologies. This, in turn, is expected to hamper the market growth over the forecast period.
Increasing use of IEDs has led to use of chemical explosives instead of metal. Therefore, dogs and physical methods such as gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometer and electronic detection systems have become more sensitive, selective, and expensive. Development of portable and miniaturized units is expected to reduce cost of equipment. This, in turn, is expected to pose business opportunity for market players to develop low-cost devices to detect chemical explosives.
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Global Explosive Detection Technologies Market was valued at US$ 6044.9MN in 2018 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 11445.23MN by 2027 at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2019 and 2027
Key companies in the market are focused on product development and launches, in order to expand their product portfolio and gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in June 2016, Morpho Detection LLC introduce ‘Remote Connect’ for its latest generation ‘Itemiser' explosive trace detector (ETD) for airport security. In November 2015, Smiths Detection unveiled ‘TRACE-PRO’, a revolutionary detector for fast identification and evidence collection. Moreover, in June 2015, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. introduced ‘ClearScan’ explosive detection system for screening cabin bags at airport.
Key companies in the market are focused on strategic activities such as mergers and acquisitions, in order to expand their market presence. For instance, in July 2016, Implant Sciences, Inc. acquired Zapata Industries SAS of Marseilles, a France-based manufacturer company of commercial, defense and homeland security solution products. Furthermore, in April 2016, Smith Detection acquired Morpho Detection, a U.S.-based detection and security company, from Paris-based Safran S.A. in order to provide services to maintain and upgrade its installed base equipment and related products.
In Global Explosive Detection Technologies Market, by technology segment, the bulk detection segment dominated the global market in 2018, accounting for 57.0% share in terms of value, followed by trace detection.
Value Chain Analysis
Key companies operating in the global explosive detection technologies market are
Global players: Elbit Systems Ltd., Safran SA, Smiths Group plc, Implant Sciences Inc., Chemring Group PLC, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., Kromek Group plc, and OSI Systems Inc.
China Players: Guangzhou Skyscanner Electronic Equipment Co. Ltd, Tongfang Weishi Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai WeiEn Security Equipment Co., Ltd., Security Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd, Suzhou Aoteng Electron Technology Co., Ltd., and Kunshan Sanxun Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Explosive detection technology is technology used for detection of explosive material at Airports, border petrol security and ports. The explosive detection technology is divided into two types’ bulk detection and trace detection. There are various types of technologies used for the explosive detection. For instance, in bulk detection X-ray, Infrared, Electromagnetic and Others. In trace detection optical, non-optical, biosensors and others. The explosive detection technology finds its applications in critical infrastructure, military and defense, and airports. Several types of explosive detection equipment’s are used such as ion mobility spectrometry (IMS), this machine used to detect the traces of explosive material at airports. Another such type of equipment is gas chromatography (GC) it is used to separate molecules before detection.
Moreover government over the world making strict regulation for the explosive manufacturing to use certain easily detectable substances in the explosives. Such as, Montreal Convention 1991, a detection taggant is mandatory when explosives are made to make detection easier. For instance, Semtex, is adding DMDNB, a chemical substance easily detected by explosive detection equipment.
Rising thread of explosive attacks is expected to create significant growth opportunities for the adoption of explosive detection technologies over the forecast period. Moreover, method of attack is changing from tradition explosive attack to humanoid explosive attack, this mandates security agencies to change their explosive detection techniques. This factor is driving the growth of the explosive detection technology market.
However, strict rules and regulation related to Explosive detection technology development and investment in research and development at initial stages are expected to hamper the growth of explosive detection technology market the forecast period.
This report segments the global explosive detection technologies market on the basis Function as automated and manual. On the basis of technology as bulk detection and trace detection. The bulks detection market is further segmented into X-ray, infrared, electromagnetic and others and on the basis of trace detection market is segmented into optical, non-optical, biosensors and others. On the basis of end user, the market is segmented into airport, critical infrastructure, ports and borders and military and Defence.
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