Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)


Emphasis on Equipment (Rescue Equipment, Search Equipment, Communication Equipment, Technical Equipment, Medical Equipment, Logistics Equipment, and Planning Equipment); Platform (Airborne, Marine, and Ground-based); Application (Combat SAR and Urban SAR); Region/Country







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Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market
Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market

The Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment market is expected to register a steady CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period (2022-2028). The increasing criminal activities and terrorist attacks, and the occurrence of unpredictable natural disasters due to the ever-changing climate conditions are some of the major factors expected to drive the growth of this market.

Moreover, search and rescue equipment markets in the developing countries are also expected to witness high growth, owing to the rapid modernization and upgradation of search and rescue equipment by governments coupled with increasing funding for military and defense as well as disaster preparedness.

Furthermore, the method to conduct search and rescue (SAR) missions are evolving mainly due to the introduction of new technology and advanced equipment. In order to find missing individuals more swiftly and safely, a number of advancements have been made by various companies across the world to equipment like as cameras, searchlights, helmet-mounted displays, wireless crew communications, spin prevention technologies, and equipment. Governments of various developed countries have also played a major role in these innovations with their increase funding for SAR equipment as well as rising focus on population safety.

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, risk managers and compliance officers are struggling to tackle this pandemic. Increasing number of coronavirus cases has overall impacted numerous lives which has led to several fatalities and has affected the economic structure globally. Disasters and crisis occur with a greater frequency and a wider spread than ever before. Global crisis such as COVID-19, climate change, urbanization, population growth and conflict are creating fragility to all regions. Natural disasters, environmental emergencies, public health crisis, unrest, terrorism, mass displacement and migration are the consequences that first responders need to be prepared for.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst equipment, search equipment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on equipment, the search and rescue equipment market has been segmented into rescue equipment, search equipment, communication equipment, technical equipment, medical equipment, logistics equipment, and planning equipment, among others. The search equipment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, owing to the increasing demand for search equipment which is derived from the requirement of the equipment in SAR operations wherein, search equipment is used for the search and rescue of victims of natural disasters and other emergency situations to locate trapped victims.

“Amongst sales channel, urban SAR segment is projected to lead the search and rescue equipment market”

Based on application, the search and rescue equipment market has been segmented into combat and urban SAR. The urban SAR segment is projected to lead the search and rescue equipment market owing to the increased usage of search and rescue equipment for urban SAR operations. Furthermore, technological advancements by various equipment manufacturers have created significant opportunities for SAR equipment. Moreover, SAR equipment are used for various urban rescue operations. For instance, in case of fire rescue operations, rescue crews can discover buried people with the aid of search cameras, listening devices, and life detectors. In addition, specialized equipment has also been designed and upgraded to alert rescuers in the event that the nearby structures are unstable and at risk of collapsing, providing rescue crews with essential additional protection.

“North America to hold a significant share in the market”

North America is anticipated to be one of the largest regions for the Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment market, owing to the increasingly government support and funding to upgrade and provide new and advance equipment to SAR teams, especially in developed nations like U.S. and Canada. Countries around the world have been aggressive in terms of technological developments and research for search and rescue equipment and are diverting huge funds for SAR operations. For instance, the USD 34.2 million agreement, a joint effort of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is to help ensure the 28 US&R task forces are adequately equipped to perform effective disaster incident response. Similarly, Government of Canada announces $2.1 million to enhance search and rescue capabilities for people living with dementia. Thus, increase in the expenditure and focus on emergency lifesaving equipment is one of the key factors fueling the demand of region’s search and rescue equipment market.

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  • Detailed examination of drivers, restraints, key trends, and opportunities prevailing in the industry.
  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments.
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry.


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1.1.Market Definitions
1.2.Main Objective


2.1.Research Process of the Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market
2.3.Respondent Profile     










7.1.Rescue Equipment 
7.2.Search Equipment 
7.3.Communication Equipment
7.4.Technical Equipment
7.5.Medical Equipment 
7.6.Logistics Equipment 
7.7.Planning Equipment


9.1.Combat SAR
9.2.Urban SAR


10.1.North America    
 10.1.3.Rest of North America
 10.2.6.Rest of Europe 
 10.3.4.Rest of Asia-Pacific 
10.4.Rest of the World   


11.1.Market Drivers
11.2.Market Challenges
11.3.Impact Analysis






14.1.Demand Side Analysis
14.2.Supply Side Analysis




16.1.Competitive Landscape
 16.1.1.Porters Fiver Forces Analysis


17.1.Honeywell International Inc.
17.2.Rockwell Collins Inc.
17.3.Textron Systems 
17.4.General Dynamics Corporation
17.5.Raytheon Company 
17.6.Leonardo S.P.A. 
17.7.Thales Group 
17.8.Elbit Systems Ltd. 
17.9.Cubic Corporation 
17.10.Garmin Ltd. 



Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market Analysis (2022-2028)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global SAR Equipment market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of SAR Equipment in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global SAR Equipment market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the SAR Equipment market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the SAR Equipment market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments are included in the report as equipment, platform, and application. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of testing models in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the SAR Equipment market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as various types, propulsion types, and sales channels of SAR Equipment. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the SAR Equipment market sector across the globe.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global SAR Equipment market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., the top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast for 2028 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the SAR Equipment market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global SAR Equipment market in terms of products offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market


Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Primary research input was consolidated with secondary findings, turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market
Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Market

Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the global SAR Equipment market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas equipment, platform, and application in the global SAR Equipment market.

The main objective of the Global SAR Equipment Market Study

The current & future market trends of the global SAR Equipment market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the SAR Equipment market in terms of value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of equipment, platform, and application analysis of the regulatory framework for the SAR Equipment
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry.
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the SAR Equipment market for the major region.
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World.
  • Company profiles of the SAR Equipment market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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