Military Truck Market by Application (Cargo/logistics, Troop, Utility) – Global Forecast to 2027

The Global Military Truck Market is projected to grow from 15,677 units in 2019 to 20,171 by 2027, at a CAGR of 3.2%. Factors such as high demand for customized trucks, technological advancements, increasing popularity of transportation of military equipment, and continuous growth of army personnel are driving the military truck market.

Automatic transmission segment is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period

The automatic transmission is being adopted due to their fuel efficiency and comfort offered to the driver through automated gear shift and minimal torque interruption. For instance, Allison Transmission produces fully automatic transmissions for light-, medium- and heavy-duty military wheeled and tracked vehicles.

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Suppliers are concentrating on offering technologies with better efficiency rates, comfort levels, and durability, along with the minimal impact on the environment. The adoption of new technologies is also dependent on customer preferences, which differs by region. The benefit of high speed, more fuel efficiency, and reduced risk of engine stop during heavy loads increase the market for automatic transmission. In military purposes, these trucks offer all-terrain high-speed transport of troops, cargo, and other supplies.

Heavy trucks are expected to lead the military truck market during the forecast period

These heavy trucks are capable of operating off-road, in deep water, mud or snow. With a payload capacity of 1,000 kg, these trucks can tow weight of 3,000 kg. Also, manufacturers add protection from small arms fire, artillery shell splinters, grenades, small anti-personnel mines in these military trucks. Versions of heavy tactical 8×8, 10×10 axle configurations are manufactured by companies like Oshkosh Corporation, Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, and others. Heavy military trucks are used for select applications as they offer better torque at the wheel and peak power ratings. Some of the major applications are refrigeration, dumping, firefighting, disaster management, tankers, RMC, and containers.

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North America is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period

North America is expected to be the fastest-growing market. Border disputes and diplomatic developments between the US and Mexico has led to increasing procurement of army vehicles in the country, which includes military trucks and weapon systems. Hence, Mexico is looking forward to expanding its adoption of military equipment.

The Canadian government is also focusing on strengthening its military by procuring military equipment. For instance, The Canadian armed forces signed a contract of 628.98 USD million with Mack Defense includes the supply of new trucks, trailers, armor protection systems, and in-service support. In 2015, Mack Defense was awarded USD 834 million by the Canadian government to deliver 1,587 trucks with five years of in-service support.

The US Government awarded a contract worth USD 6.7 billion to Oshkosh Corporation for the development of JLTVs to replace its dependable but aging Humvee in 2016. The increased investments in the North American region for the development of advanced military trucks are also fuelling the growth of the market.

Key Market Players

The global military truck market is dominated by major players such as Oshkosh Corporation (US), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), IVECO S.p.A., (Italy), TATRA TRUCKS A.S., (Czech Republic), Arquus (France), Textron Inc., (US), General Dynamics (US), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), and many others.

Critical Questions:

  • How will customization of truck impact the growth of military truck?
  • What is the impact of electrification on the market?
  • What are the upcoming trends in the military truck market? What impact would they make post-2022?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by the top players to increase their revenue?
  • How will the change of transmission impact the growth of military truck?

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