The Global Mechanical Mine Clearance System Market, By Product Type (Mine Flail, Mine Tiller and Combined Machine) By Operation (Manual Operation and Remote Control Operation/Robotic Vehicle),and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC and Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2027”, is expected to be valued at US$ 58.0 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.0 % during the forecast period (2019-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.
A mine clearance system is a special type of equipment used in demining activities, in which it effectively removes active mines. There are two types of demining activities including mechanical demining and manual demining. In manual demining, removal of active mines is done with humans and with the help of animals namely dogs and rats. On the contrary, mechanical demining is done with specialized equipment, which safer and faster method of demining. Various types of demining machines are used in mechanical demining including mechanical mine clearance system/vehicle (MMCS), mine-protected vehicles, and ground protection machines.
The global mechanical mine clearance system market was valued for US$ 42.3 Mn in 2019 is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period
Multi-functional characteristics of MMCS is expected to boost the global mechanical mine clearance system market growth over the forecast period
Mechanical mine clearance system can be used on any type of terrain since, particularly where manual demining is not possible. The effective interchangeability between the mountings, i.e. the mine flail or mine tiller or mine plough as per the requirements of the current operation and the demining action. This allows user to perform tasks with a single mine clearance machine instead of deploying different machines for different tasks. Moreover, multi-functional skills to perform all the tasks efficiently and with enhanced precision is expected to boost the demand for MMCS in the near future. MMCS can be used in agricultural fields and construction sites even after its operational life is over and is damaged due to blasts. Thus, these factors are expected to support growth of the global mechanical mine clearance system market during the forecast period.
Provision of MMCS with enhanced safety and faster operation time can present lucrative growth opportunities
Although mechanical mine clearance system is more advantageous and effective tool for demining than manual method, the overall process cannot be completed singlehandedly by using one of them. Mechanical demining vehicles can be operated remotely, away from actual site of operation. The operators can sit safely inside armored vehicles to protect them from blast and high-speed projectiles. This technology has facilitated zero human loss during removing active mines globally, which has also reduced significant time in the operation. Major manufacturers can capitalize on the market by providing advanced demining vehicles with remote control capabilities.
Scarcity of skilled workers to operate MMCS is expected to hinder the global mechanical mine clearance system market growth during the forecast period
Low availability of skilled workers to operate specific machines that may indirectly result in safety issues and low output is a major restraining factor. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, around 40% of mechanical demining market is into rental business, which primarily provides trained workers for appropriate production work. Moreover, the operator should be able to operator the machine properly with adequate training for effective operation. The remote control operated mine clearance machines are usually operated with the help of a camera and display arrangement by an operator. The operator will be inside the safe armored area or vehicle from where he operates the demining vehicle, hence prior practice and training to them are of utmost importance. Therefore, these factors are expected to hamper the global mechanical mine clearance system market growth during the forecast period.
The importance of demining activities is increasing across the globe. Military sector has been using demining machines for so many years. However, it has been used to remove active mines from worn-torn zones. These lands can be used for road construction or public infrastructure development. Governments in countries such as Libya, Vietnam, and Afghanistan are focused on removing active mines, in order to accelerate the construction of public infrastructure.
According to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), 2007, the quality of land essentials to sustain humanity has increased to over 54 acres per person. According to the same source, the earth can only provide around 39 acres for every individual living today. A large portion of land around the world is being contaminated with landmines and if these lands are used for rehabilitation of human race, it would be advantageous. Thus, these factors can provide major growth opportunities.
Key players operating in the global mechanical mine clearance system market are CEFA, Hydrema Holding ApS, Scanjack AB, Rheinmetall AG, MineWolf Systems AG, Armtrac Limited, DOK-ING d.o.o., Aardvark Clear Mine Ltd., Way Industries A.S., Pearson Engineering Limited, and Digger DTR — Demining Technologies.