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CBRN Defense Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive), By Equipment; By End-Use (Defense, Homeland Security, Civil & Commercial); By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: May 2022
  • Pages: 120
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2422
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018 - 2020

Report Summary

The global CBRN defense market was valued at USD 17.44 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period. Factors such as rising technological innovations, rapid increase in terrorism activities, and increasing agreements among governments for protecting from several weapons boost CBRN defense market growth during the forecast growth.

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Furthermore, rising global unrest increases the market demand for security measures against potential threats worldwide. As a result, organizations are working on technological innovations to combat CBRN threats. With technologically advanced solutions such as simulators, improved protective fabrics, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), there is an increase in civil and commercial applications of CBRN defense equipment across industries.

Nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) research organizations have begun to work on better CBRN defense solutions and equipment. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economies of countries worldwide. The manufacturing of these systems and solutions has been relatively unaffected. Manufacturing techniques have come to a halt due to supply chain disruptions.

Further, most organizations have special armed services to deal with CBRN threats. CBRN threat makes it reliable and is associated with many actions designed to minimize the risks to individuals and groups from CBRN agent disclosure. The global market is being driven by an alarming increase in terrorist activities, a changing geopolitical outlook, and technological advancements in guns and equipment. Several government agencies and defense departments create robust and efficient countermeasures to protect citizens and military personnel from CBRNe weapons.

Governments and militaries are working together to create the framework needed to combat the threats posed by CBRNE incidents. The emphasis is on protecting military personnel from any vulnerable attacks. For instance, in December 2021, Environics ordered the Finnish maritime militaries to install CBRN monitoring equipment in 21 vessels. However, the rising costs of CBRN security services and products limit the CBRN defense market growth.

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Major public and private players' agreements and contracts for developing these detection systems and investment for CBRN components. In November 2021, Environics was awarded and signed a significant contract with the VARD. The agreement calls for three CRN detection equipment, the first two will be delivered in 2022 and the third in 2023. Also, in November 2021, The Department of Defense granted a prospective USD 99 million sole-source agreement to the US market arm of British technology company Chemring to develop technology to detect biological weapons agencies in maritime surroundings.

Further, in the same month, Safety (US) signed a USD 4 million contract with the US Department of Health and Human Facilities to manufacture elastomeric air-purifying respiratory protection for the national stockpile. MSA LLC, a subsidiary, will manufacture the product. Thus, these contracts and investments by the major players are driving the CBRN defense market growth during the forecast period.

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Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on type, equipment, end-use, and region.

By Type

By Equipment

By End-Use

By Region

  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
  • Explosive
  • Protective Wearables
  • Respiratory Systems
  • Detection & Monitoring Systems
  • Decontamination Systems
  • Simulators
  • Information Management Software
  • Defense
    • Armed Forces
      • Air force
      • Army
      • Navy
      • Others
    • Homeland Security
      • Police
      • Fire safety department
    • Civil & Commercial
      • Critical infrastructure
      • Medical
      • Industrial
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Insight by Type

Based on the type of market segment, the chemical market segment is expected to be the most significant revenue contributor in the global market. Chemical defense encompasses detection, recognition, and safety equipment used against chemical agents. This device consists of protective wearables, including hazmat suits, respirators, gloves, and footwear.

Chemical agents are detected using wearable electronics and laboratory test instruments. This portion will be driven by the significant rise in chemical warfare threats. In December 2021, Teledyne FLIR confirmed a development contract with the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Science and Technology Office (DTRA JSTO); estimates suggest that up to $15.7 million to create novel ground threat mapping and visualization tools.

Moreover, based on the end-use, the defense market segment is anticipated to have the largest market share. Military and homeland security are included in the defense segment. The defense segment employs CBRN defense equipment such as detection and decontamination systems. One of the primary reasons for CBRN defense is safeguarding against chemical, biological, or radiological threats. Such protection can be obtained through various means, including suits and masks accessorized by military personnel who contact all these materials during operations.

Geographic Overview

In terms of geography, North America had the largest market share. The U.S. generates the most market demand for these systems in North America. The country is also heavily investing in the R&D of CBRNE defense systems. For example, the U.S. 2020 Budget and efforts required investments in national security at the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

The DHS budget requests $120 million in R&D funds to support diagnose, and protect against radiological, nuclear, chemical, and biological threats; $57 million in R&D to enhance border monitoring and law enforcement abilities to identify and prevent unlawful behavior; and $37 million in cybersecurity R&D. North American countries' funds in development and contract documents are expected to drive the market demand for sophisticated CBRNe defense equipment market during the forecast period.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major market players operating in the global CBRN defense market include Argon Electronics, Battelle Memorial Institute, BLUCHER GmbH, Nexter group KNDS, Chemring Group PLC, Avon Rubber PLC, Leidos Holdings Inc., FLIR Systems Inc, Avon Protection Systems Inc., Blücher GmbH Bruker Corporation, Chemring Group PLC, Cristanini SPA, Environics Oy., FLIR System, Kärcher Futuretech GmbH, MSA Safety Inc., Smiths Group PLC, and Thales Group.

CBRN Defense Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2021

USD 17.44 Billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 27.10 Billion


5.1% from 2022 - 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Type, By Equipment, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

Argon Electronics, Battelle Memorial Institute, BLUCHER GmbH, Nexter group KNDS, Chemring Group PLC, Avon Rubber PLC, Leidos Holdings Inc., FLIR Systems Inc, Avon Protection Systems Inc., Blücher GmbH Bruker Corporation, Chemring Group PLC, Cristanini SPA, Environics Oy., FLIR System, Kärcher Futuretech GmbH, MSA Safety Inc., Smiths Group PLC, and Thales Group.

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