Press Release

Nov, 22 2023

Increase in the Emphasis on Safety and Security across Europe Drives the Demand for Europe Search and Rescue Equipment Market

Over the last decade, there is an increase in the emphasis on safety and security worldwide; this can be attributed to factors, including evolving threats and the growing recognition of the importance of preparedness and emergency response. The evolving threat landscape, characterized by terrorism and criminal activities, has significantly contributed to the increase in emphasis on safety and security. Governments and organizations worldwide recognize the need to enhance security measures to safeguard their citizens, critical infrastructure, and assets.

Moreover, there is a growing Europe awareness of the need for preparedness and proactive measures to ensure the safety and security of communities. This awareness has led to increased investment in safety and security measures, including search and rescue equipment, by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private entities. The focus is on equipping emergency responders and search and rescue teams with advanced tools and technologies to enhance their capabilities and effectiveness.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Europe Search and Rescue Equipment Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030 and is expected to reach USD 32,861,140.49 thousand by 2030. The increase in the severity of disasters is projected to propel the market's growth as this is causing its increasing demand in various countries.

Key Findings of the Study

Europe Search and Rescue Equipment Market

Growth in Technological Advancement in SAR Equipment

Technological advancements are the development and implementation of new or improved technologies that bring significant improvements in the product, solution, and services associated with the products. In the context of search and rescue equipment, technological advancements have revolutionized the capabilities and effectiveness of these tools, enabling better detection, communication, and response. Technological advancements in search and rescue equipment enable quicker and more accurate detection, location, and extraction of individuals in distress. Improved efficiency translates to faster response times, increasing the chances of successful rescues and minimizing potential risks. Moreover, advanced technologies in search and rescue equipment enhance the safety of both rescuers and survivors. For instance, drones can assess dangerous or inaccessible areas, reducing the need for human rescuers to expose themselves to potential hazards. This not only safeguards the lives of search and rescue personnel but also enables more efficient and effective operations.

Technological advancements provide search and rescue teams with better situational awareness, enabling them to make informed decisions. It includes real-time communication systems to thermal imaging cameras. These advancements contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the search area, improving the chances of locating and rescuing individuals quickly and efficiently.

The increased demand for advanced equipment, driven by the advantages of improved functionality and efficiency, is anticipated to propel market growth.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015 – 2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Thousand

Segments Covered

Type (Search Equipment, Communication Equipment, Rescue Equipment, Technical Equipment, Logistics Equipment, Medical Equipment, and Planning Equipment), Platform (Airborne, Maritime, and Ground), Application (Rugged Terrains, Urban and Suburban Locations, and Combat Sites), End User (Defense, Police and Homeland Security, Disaster Management, Fire Departments, Healthcare/EMS, and Others)

Countries Covered

Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Turkey, and Rest of Europe

Market Players Covered

Cubic Corporation (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), ACR Electronics Inc. (U.S.), Textron Inc. (U.S.), Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), Aeromarine SRT (Ukraine), Thales (France), General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), Petzl (France), Raytheon Technologies Corporation (U.S.), Savox Communications (Finland), Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), BAE Systems (U.K.), Teledyne FLIR LLC (U.S.), Life Support International, Inc. (U.K.), Safran (France), Becker Avionics GmbH (Germany), General Atomics (U.S.), MRT (Part of WESCOM GROUP) (U.K.), Avon Protection (U.K.), LALIZAS (Greece), Cohort plc (U.K), Jotron (Norway), and JW FISHERS (U.S.), among others

Data Points Covered in the Report

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Segment Analysis:

The Europe search and rescue equipment market is segmented into four notable segments, which are on the basis of type, platform, application, and end user.

  • On the basis of type, the market is segmented into search equipment, communication equipment, rescue equipment, technical equipment, logistics equipment, medical equipment, and planning equipment.

In 2023, the search equipment segment is expected to dominate the Europe search and rescue equipment market

 In 2023, the search equipment segment is expected to dominate the market with 33.55%, as it plays a critical role in search and rescue operations by aiding in the identification, location, and recovery of individuals in distress.

  • On the basis of platform, the market is segmented into airborne, maritime, and ground.

In 2023, the airborne segment is expected to dominate the Europe search and rescue equipment market

 In 2023, the airborne segment is expected to dominate the market with 43.10% as it provides wide coverage and exceptional mobility, making it highly effective in search and rescue operations.

  • On the basis of application, the market is segmented into rugged terrains, urban and suburban locations, and combat sites. In 2023, the rugged terrains segment is expected to dominate the market with 47.04% as rugged terrains, such as mountains, forests, deserts, or remote wilderness areas, present a higher risk of incidents and emergencies.
  • On the basis of end user, the market has been segmented into defense, police and homeland security, disaster management, fire departments, healthcare/EMS, and others. In 2023, the defense segment is expected to dominate the market with 38.55% because military forces are actively engaged in search and rescue operations, including combat missions and humanitarian assistance, requiring specialized equipment tailored to their unique needs.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research analyzes Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), BAE Systems (U.K), Safran (France), Thales (France), as the major players of the market.

Europe Search and Rescue Equipment Market

Market Development

  • In June 2023, General Atomics announced the recognition received by three of its senior engineers from the San Diego section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This recognition highlights GA-ASI's commitment to innovation and technical excellence in the development of UAS platforms crucial to Europe search and rescue operations. The expertise and pioneering work of these engineers have led to advancements in technologies such as Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) and the successful management of projects for the U.S. Marine Corps. These achievements further solidify GA-ASI's position as a leader in unmanned systems and reinforce its dedication to delivering state-of-the-art solutions for search and rescue missions worldwide.
  • In June 2023, LALIZAS successfully organized the inaugural LALIZAS Maritime Service Providers Summit on Aegina Island, Greece. The event brought together service partners from around 30 countries for two days of networking, presentations, and discussions. The summit provided an opportunity for LALIZAS to strengthen its collaboration with maritime service providers who play a crucial role in ensuring the proper care of lifesaving equipment. Presentations on Fire Safety & Rescue Services and the F&I Liferaft Exchange generated lively discussions and fostered the exchange of valuable insights. This summit enabled LALIZAS to enhance communication, establish synergies, and further develop cooperation with its Europe partners. The event also showcased the company's commitment to delivering top-quality safety products and services, reinforcing its position in the market.
  • In November 2022, Teledyne FLIR LLC unveiled the MUVE R430 drone sensor payload, designed to detect and identify radiation sources remotely. The R430 is integrated into unmanned aerial systems (UAS) such as the SkyRanger R70 and R80D SkyRaider. Leveraging proven technology from Teledyne FLIR's identiFINDER series, the R430 enables users to pinpoint and accurately identify radioactivity sources from a distance quickly. With visible and audible alerts, operators can create contamination maps, assess hazardous areas, and perform assessments in hard-to-reach environments. The compact and versatile design of the MUVE R430 makes it suitable for hazmat surveys, emergency response, and  environmental monitoring. Teledyne FLIR continues expanding its intelligent sensing technology line to provide comprehensive mission solutions for Europe search and rescue operations.
  • In May 2021, Teledyne Technologies finalized the acquisition of FLIR Systems, resulting in the formation of Teledyne FLIR LCC. Teledyne FLIR has offered a comprehensive range of imaging technologies, from X-ray to infrared, along with unmanned systems and imaging payloads. The transaction, valued at approximately USD 8.2 billion, positions Teledyne FLIR as a leading provider of search and rescue equipment worldwide.
  • In May 2020, Savox Communications announced that the Finnish Defence Forces had exercised its option for an additional purchase of Soldier Routers. This EUR 2 million order reinforces Savox's position as a trusted partner for the military, delivering advanced communication solutions. The Soldier Router, developed in close cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces, enhances situational awareness and enables the integration of existing field radios into modern command and control systems. This collaboration demonstrates Savox's ability to seamlessly combine existing technologies with new ones, meeting the evolving needs of defense organizations. Savox remains committed to providing innovative solutions for Europe search and rescue operation.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the Europe search and rescue equipment market is segmented into Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Turkey, and Rest of Europe.

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis:

Germany is the dominant and fastest growing country in the Europe search and rescue equipment market

Germany is expected to dominate the market owing to the rapid product development and increasing contract associated with SAR equipment. Germany will continue to dominate the market in terms of market share and market revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period. This is due to the growth in the technological advancement in SAR equipments. Additionally, rise in importance of IoT and AI technologies is propelling the market growth and is expected to further enhance the market growth rate in this region.

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