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Posted by Nita on April 20th, 2021

Global Air-Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market – Overview

According to a recent study report published by Market Research Future, the global market for air-independent propulsion systems for submarine market will grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period. The market is expected to witness slow but steady growth until 2022, which will be a growing fast at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period (2017 -2022).  

The high demand for air-independent propulsion systems for the submarine market is due to the growing need for extended submerged periods, cost-efficiency, and increased investment in research and development, thus increasing the participation of manufacturers. Rapid technology advancement, along with the increased focus of OEMs on strengthening naval capabilities, is expected to result in an increase in submarine expenses and add to the growth of the market. However, the engineering challenges in existing fuel cell technologies act as a barrier to the growth of air-independent propulsion systems for the submarine market. The revolution of second-generation submarine results in many naval submarines upgrading technologies with AIP batteries and fuel cells.

Air-independent propulsion technology design to allow the diesel submarines to operate without having to access the surface for atmospheric oxygen.  This will helps diesel submarines to carry out operations in a stealthy manner reducing their chances of being seen by enemy ships and aircraft. The AIP systems comprises of an engine, fuel, a generator attached to the engine, and a battery. The popularity of these systems has risen and there is a large number of navies seeking to build submarines with AIP systems. These days, several AIP schemes are under development or already in operation, can increase slow-speed endurance to as much as a month. While it is still dwarfed by the potential of nuclear power, AIP offers diesel submarines a remarkable increase in capability.

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Industry/ Innovation/ Related News:

January, 2018 – RoKN’s started operations of KSS-2 diesel-electric submarine that allow the boat to remain submerged for up to two weeks.

December, 2017 – DCNS SA, signed a contract with Indian Navy to commission the first Scorpene diesel-electric submarines – INS Kalvari to developed for all types of mission related to surface, vessel warfare, anti-submarine warfare, long-range strikes and intelligence gathering.

July 2014 – SAAB had acquired Swedish shipbuilder Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB to strengthen its position in the market.

Global Air-Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market – Segmentation

The global Air-Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market is segmented into 3 key dynamics for the convenience of the report and enhanced understanding;

Segmentation by Fit                          : Comprises Line Fit and Retro Fit

Segmentation by Type                      : Comprises Stirling, Mesma, Fuel Cells and Others

Segmentation by Regions                 : Comprises Geographical regions - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America.

Key Players:

SAAB AB (Sweden), Siemens AG (Germany), DCNS SA (France), China Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (China), UTC Aerospace Systems (U.S.), Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.), General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway) are some of the prominent players profiled in MRFR Analysis and are at the forefront of competition in the global Air-Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market.

Global Air-Independent Propulsion Systems for Submarine Market: Regional Analysis

North American region is dominating the market of the global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine market due to countries such as U.S., Canada, spending heavily on their naval capabilities. These investments are targeted on the submarine building.  

Asia Pacific market is referred to as the second-largest air-independent propulsion system market due to factors such as high demand for naval submarines with high endurance capabilities have fuelled the demand for global air-independent propulsion systems for submarine market. For instance, China invested heavily on its naval capabilities as a part of their strategic investment to increase their naval capabilities.

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