Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and landmines are preferred arsenals of terrorist outfits. IEDs are homemade bombs constructed by using military and non-military components, and they have become a bigger threat in unconventional warfare against terrorist outfits, especially in Middle Eastern countries. Counter-IED (C-IED) and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) equipment are in high demand because of shortage of trained bomb squad personnel. EOD equipment helps in countering IED by detection, mitigation and disposal activities. EOD equipment market can be segmented into portable X-ray systems, projected water disruptors, bomb containment chambers, EOD suits and blankets, EOD robots, explosive detectors, search mirrors and among others.
Military EOD robots and unmanned systems are being adopted by armed forces and law enforcement agencies as they are very effective in countering IED and landmine threats. Some of the major counter-IED robotic and unmanned systems include: Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS), Remote Ordnance Neutralization System (RONS), Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS), Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV), etc.
Some of the major players operating in EOD equipment market include: Safariland LLC, iRobot Corp, Northrop Grumman, NABCO, Inc., United Shield International Ltd, API Technologies Corp., and Cobham plc and among others.
Police and defense modernisation programs are driving the growth of EOD equipment market. North America is the leading market for counter-IED and EOD equipment followed by major Western-allied powers like the UK, Canada and Australia. Recent surge in terrorist activities globally will also increase EOD equipment demand.
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