CBRN Defense Market Trends & Forecast 2032
CBRN Defense Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2023-2032

CBRN Defense Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive); By Equipment; By End-Use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Published Date:May-2023
  • Pages: 116
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2422
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Historical Data: 2019-2021

Report Outlook

The global CBRN defense market was valued at USD 18,116.7 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period. The CBRN defense market is experiencing growth due to technological advancements, increasing terrorism activities, and agreements among governments to protect against weapons. The demand for security measures against potential threats worldwide has increased due to rising global unrest. Organizations, including simulators, protective fabrics, and uncrewed aerial vehicles, are working on technological innovations to combat CBRN threats. These advancements have increased CBRN defense equipment's civil and commercial applications across industries.

CBRN Defense Market Size

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Special armed services are established by most organizations to deal with CBRN threats, making them reliable and associated with actions designed to minimize risks. The alarming increase in terrorist activities, changing geopolitical outlook, and advancements in guns and equipment have contributed to the growth of the global market. Several government agencies and defense departments have created efficient countermeasures to protect citizens and military personnel from CBRN weapons. The primary focus is on protecting military personnel from vulnerable attacks.

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the CBRN defense market, increasing the demand for CBRN defense equipment, such as protective suits and masks, due to the need for protective measures against biological threats. Many companies have shifted their focus toward producing CBRN defense equipment, and the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technological innovations in the market. However, the pandemic has also resulted in budget cuts and supply chain disruptions, limiting the investment in CBRN defense equipment and causing delays and increased costs.

CBRN Defense Market Share, Size, Trends

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The demand for CBRN defense solutions is growing rapidly due to increasing global threats. Terrorist attacks, regional conflicts, and geopolitical tensions are rising, leading governments and defense organizations to invest heavily in advanced CBRN defense systems and technologies to protect their citizens and critical infrastructure.

The adoption of unmanned systems for CBRN defense has been increasing rapidly. Drones, robots, and uncrewed ground vehicles can detect, identify, and neutralize CBRN threats without exposing humans to the risk of contamination. Adopting these unmanned systems increases the efficiency and effectiveness of CBRN defense.

Technological advancements in sensors, detectors, protective clothing, decontamination systems, and air filtration systems are driving the development of more efficient, reliable, and effective CBRN defense solutions. These advancements are further enhancing the capabilities of CBRN defense and increasing the level of protection provided to citizens and critical infrastructure.

Governments worldwide are increasing their spending on CBRN defense solutions to address the growing threats from CBRN agents. The United States has significantly increased its defense budget for CBRN defense systems, including developing next-generation chemical and biological detection systems. The commercial sector is also increasingly adopting CBRN defense solutions to protect critical infrastructure such as airports, seaports, and nuclear power plants. This has led to a significant increase in the demand for advanced CBRN defense systems and technologies.

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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Chemical segment dominates the market and continue its dominance over the forecast period

The chemical segment is anticipated to be the largest market revenue generator. This segment includes detection, recognition, and safety equipment against chemical agents. Protective wearables such as hazmat suits, respirators, gloves, and footwear are included in this segment. These tools play a crucial role in safeguarding personnel and limiting the spread of chemical agents.

The biological segment is expected to hold the highest CAGR in the coming years due to the increasing threat of bioterrorism and the need for enhanced capabilities to detect and respond to biological threats. This segment involves advanced detection, protection, and decontamination technologies to safeguard against biological threats. This includes using personal protective equipment (PPE), air filtration systems, and biological detection systems to detect and identify biological agents in the environment.

Respiratory systems segment is anticipated to hold largest revenue share over forecast period

The Respiratory Systems segment is expected to grow steadily with the largest market revenue and highest CAGR rate in the forecast period due to the increasing demand for effective respiratory protection against CBRN threats. The Respiratory Systems segment is essential to the global CBRN defense market.

This segment includes respiratory protective equipment, such as gas masks and respirators, that provide critical protection against CBRN agents. These systems are designed to filter out hazardous airborne particles and gases, ensuring that personnel can safely breathe in contaminated environments.

Armed forces segment dominated the market in 2022

The Armed Forces segment dominated the global market due to the increasing focus on soldier modernization programs and the need for enhanced CBRN defense capabilities. Governments and defense organizations are investing heavily in developing and procuring advanced CBRN defense systems and technologies to ensure the safety and well-being of their armed forces personnel.

The Armed Forces segment encompasses a wide range of CBRN defense equipment and systems, including protective clothing, detection and identification systems, decontamination systems, and respiratory systems. These systems are designed to provide maximum protection to armed forces personnel against CBRN threats in any environment, including combat zones, training facilities, and disaster response scenarios.

North America dominated the global market in 2022

North America dominated the global industry in 2022 and is likely to maintain its dominance over the anticipated period. Growing renovation and restoration of commercial applications including residences, gyms, hotels, and corporates coupled with the growing expansion and spurred product demand in countries like US and Canada are primary factors propelling the growth of the region’s market.

However, Europe region accounted for a significant revenue share and witnessed considerable growth due to the growing number of product innovations and introduction to new styles and appearances, and high consumer disposable incomes. Several key players in the market are developing and launching a variety of products in different styles, antique designs, and aesthetics, which is encouraging customers to opt for these types of mirrors in their homes and bathrooms.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include Thales Group, Smiths Group plc, Mine Safety Appliances, Karcher Futuretech GmbH, Bertin Technologies, Argon Electronics, Battelle Memorial Institute, Blücher, Nexter Group KNDS, Chemring Group PLC, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Avon Protection, Bruker Corporation, Cristanini S.p.a, and Leidos.

Recent Developments

  • In March 2023, Bruker Corporation has launched significant bioinformatics advancements for 4D-Proteomics on its timsTOF platform, including the development of a new de novo sequencing algorithm in collaboration with Rapid Novor Inc.
  • In September 2022, Bertin Technologies has signed the agreement to acquire the Finnish company Environics. This transaction helps to expand the business in CBRN threats

CBRN Defense Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 18,857.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 33,468.5 million


6.6% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

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

Thales Group, Smiths Group plc, Mine Safety Appliances, Karcher Futuretech GmbH, Bertin Technologies, Argon Electronics, Battelle Memorial Institute, Blücher, Nexter Group KNDS, Chemring Group PLC, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Avon Protection, Bruker Corporation, Cristanini S.p.a, and Leidos.


The global CBRN Defense market size is expected to reach USD 33,468.5 million by 2032.

Key players in the CBRN defense market are Thales Group, Smiths Group plc, Mine Safety Appliances, Karcher Futuretech GmbH, Bertin Technologies, Argon Electronics, Battelle Memorial Institute, Blücher.

North America contribute notably towards the global CBRN defense market.

The global CBRN defense market expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period.

The CBRN defense market report covering key segments are type, equipment, end-use, and region.