Despite the existence of a broadly accepted regime of international agreements for preventing the development, stockpiling, proliferation and use of certain CBRNE weapons, terrorist groups and some states are keen on having these weapons and substances and increasing their stockpiles. CBRNE threats still pose severe challenges to military operations and homeland security due to their disruptive, destructive, and potentially devastating effects. Moreover, expanding urbanization and global industrialization create broader risks and threats, such as the accidental release of toxic industrial materials and nuclear leaks or their deliberate misuse. Therefore, defense and security forces take these threats into consideration continuous and seek innovative and robust passive defense and mitigation measures with companies to enable the troops to continue effective military operations in a CBRN environment and protect civilian life and infrastructures.

The Covid-19 Pandemic illustrated how the world is vulnerable and unprepared for potential CBRNE threats. In the wake of the Covid 19 experience, demand for counter CBRNE research investments and procurements are expected to grow. In order to increase reaction time against the threats and mitigate their adverse effects, breakthrough technologies such as AI, internet of things (IoT), advanced materials, nanotechnology and remote sensing will be leveraged in novel CBRNE solutions.

This report focuses on CBRNE Defense, which can be split into seven segments - Detection and identification, protection, decontamination, disposal, software, simulation and training, and consultancy and system design.


  • Because the detection and identification of CBRNE threats is an expensive, meticulous, dangerous and painful endeavour for CBRNE protection forces, countries seek novel solutions.
  • The prevalence of terrorism worldwide increases the risk that terrorist strategies will evolve from traditional methods such as suicide attacks to biological, chemical, radioactive and nuclear attacks, which are potentially much more dangerous.
  • The CBRNE defense market is mainly driven by potential terrorist attack threats and hostile neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern regions.

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