Explosive Detection Equipment Market Set to Grow Due to Wearable Sensors

by Nicolette Emmino

Technavio has released its research report on the global explosive detection equipment market for the forecast period 2019-2023. This explosive detection equipment market analysis report segments the market by application (hand-held detectors, ground-mounted screeners, and vehicle-mounted mobile detectors) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, and South Americas).

Technavio has released a new market research report on the global explosive detection equipment market for the period 2019-2023. (Graphic: Business Wire)

It is predicted that the global explosive detection equipment market size will grow by almost $3 billion during 2019-2023, at a CAGR of nearly 9%.

It is essential for security agencies to regulate and implement preventive security planning for aviation, maritime, air cargo supply chain, and offshore oil and gas transport sectors per global standards. As per the Department of Homeland Security, the use of ammonium nitrate in crafting explosives as a potential security threat that needs to be monitored for ensuring national safety. Hence, the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program was formed to regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate from a manufacturing facility for the prevention of the misappropriate use of the chemical in acts of terrorism.

The onset of wearable explosive detection equipment

Increasing security standards involves the use of reliable compact and portable IED detection equipment for ensuring effective identification of explosives used in IEDs. Earlier, tracing and detection equipment were bulky, which resulted in the limited scope of application. The advent of wearable sensors is expected to improve their applicability. A significant stride in the wearable sensor technology was witnessed in the last decade. In 2013, scientists developed a sensor capable of detecting low concentration of explosives and chemical in gaseous or liquid forms: the sensitivity of the device was in parts per trillion range.

“Nearly 35% of the market’s growth will come from the APAC region. Countries in this region are strengthening their security screening capabilities with advancement in technologies employed in EDS owing to the rising tension among neighboring countries, particularly the South China Sea dispute. Emerging economies such as China, South Korea, India, and Japan are continuously increasing their defense budgets to strengthen their national security. Therefore, the growing demand for hybrid screening hardware systems from military forces of different countries will augment demand,” says an analyst at Technavio.

To increase their explosive detection equipment market share, manufacturers are focusing on AI tools in EDS. Evolv Technology tested its high-speed body scanners at the Union Station in Washington. Companies such as the Smiths Group developed CORSYS which is an AI-driven solution that enables a significant increase in inspection precision.

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