Explosive Trace Detection [ETD] Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Explosive Trace Detection [ETD] Market Size was valued at 1137.50 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2250.60 million by 2030 with a growing CAGR of  8.91% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Explosives Trace Detectors are pieces of explosive detection hardware that can distinguish trace amounts of explosives. The detection location is refined by inspecting non-noticeable "trace" particulate measurements. ETD s and other devices are also used to detect narcotics. The hardware is primarily used in aeroplane terminals, strategic locations, and helpless territories considered vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) Market Revenue Analysis

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The growing need for aviation security and the strictness of public safety regulations are the primary drivers for the market. Furthermore, an increase in terrorist attacks around the world, an increase in the number of plane hijackings, and an increased concern for people's safety are expected to help the market grow. However, the high initial cost of installation is expected to be one of the major restraint factors for market growth.

Explosive trace detectors include advanced features such as integrated GPS, which allows users to receive precise target location as well as store and share data with other users via wired and wireless connections to improve communication. They also provide users with clear images of materials identified via the touchscreen colour display. These devices use Ground Penetrating Radar  technology to detect and identify organic and inorganic materials such as explosives, narcotics, and drugs. They also have features like expandable libraries, which help users store large amounts of data.



  • Aviation Security System Technological Advancements

  • Rising Number of Terrorist Activities Globally.


  • The thermo-redox system can only detect the presence of NO2 groups and cannot differentiate between explosives and potential interferents that contain NO2 groups.

  • Weaknesses in Trace Detection Systems


  • The acquisition and operational costs associated with ETD systems are high, which not only limits market growth but also creates challenges for government plans to improve public safety in general.

  • Increased terrorist attacks around the world, an increase in plane hijackings, and growing concern about people's safety are all expected to help the market grow.


  • ETD systems are becoming increasingly important in the fight against rising terrorist activity around the world.

  • Increased emphasis on the dependability and cost-effectiveness of explosive trace detection systems


The current market growth forecast for Global explosive trace discovery  by 2028 is expected to be lower than the previous COVID-19 estimates. The epidemic has had a devastating effect on the aviation, defense and maritime industry worldwide. Operations in the aviation and maritime industries have been severely affected, which has contributed to the growth of the explosive trace discovery market. Demand for explosive trace discovery acquisition programs has decreased, resulting in losses in the commercial sale of part of the producers.

Many governments around the world are focused on controlling the COVID-19 outbreak in their countries. Therefore, they invest heavily in health care products and in the production and / or purchase of vaccines. Therefore, the cost of new explosive trace discovery  acquisition programs is expected to be lower than pre-COVID estimates for the next few years. Demand is likely to reach pre-COVID levels in a few years, as the global economy develops more slowly, as affected organizations (airlines, urban transport systems, etc.) are allowed to operate at a greater extent in their capabilities.

Demand for acquisition is expected to grow in the area of ​​public safety and law enforcement due to the same benefits as real-time 3D color images provided by these devices. This segment is expected to record rapid growth in the explosive detection market.

Explosive tracking sensors offer functions such as LED indicator lights, sound alarms, real-time sensor map, and enhanced battery life, ideal for military and defense, commercial, transportation, and other fields. These functions allow users to experience improved security. Explosive tracking detectors also provide firmware updates by connecting to Wi-Fi, which keeps the device updated with the latest software.

Includes touch screen LCD displays that display battery-related information. This feature allows users to control device usage. In addition, explosive tracking identifiers enable users to store historical files and share data from the use of a wired or wireless connection, thus improving communication.

Over the forecast period, handheld detectors are expected to be the fastest-growing segment. Users benefit from enhanced detection and convenience thanks to features such as tri-mode operation and an open database. Over the forecast period, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9 percent.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR), bumper-to-bumper scanning, and an easy match feature are all available on vehicle-mounted explosive trace detectors. These features allow users to identify each container as it is scanned, saving time. Other detectors, such as robotics-based and biosensors, are expected to see an increase in demand due to technological advancements and components such as an onboard computer, compass, and accelerometer provided by these detectors. Over the forecast period, the segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5 percent.


By Technology

  • Thermo-Redox

  • Chemiluminescence

  • Amplifying Fluorescent Polymer

  • Mass Spectrometry

  • Ion Mobility Spectrometry

  • Colorimetrics & Automated Colorimetric

By Product Type

  • Handheld

  • Vehicle-Mounted

By Application

  • Military & Defense

  • Public Safety

  • Transportation

By End-Use

  • Critical Infrastructure

  • Costumes & Border Protection

  • Event Security

  • Law Enforcement

  • Ports

  • Event Security

By Type

  • Hand Held

  • Table Top

  • Other Detectors

Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) Market Segmentation Analysis

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The North American market holds the largest market share, thanks to the presence of explosive device manufacturers such as Auto clear, LLC, and L3 Technologies, Inc. The Asia Pacific region, on the other hand, is expected to witness high growth opportunities. due to the growing need for public safety and law enforcement. The development activities carried out by various security agencies in the explosive detection sector also enhance market growth. In addition, the increasing adoption of these devices in other sectors, such as transportation and goods, drives the growth of the regional market.

In the MEA region, investments made by explosive tracking technology providers such as Chemring Group PLC boost market growth. For example, Chemring

Group PLC has launched its new office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to improve its position in the UAE acquisition market.


  • North America
    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Players are FLIR Systems, Implant Sciences Corp, NUCTECH Co. Ltd., Recent Events, Autoclear, Biosensor Applications AB, Detecta Chem, Smiths Detection, Westminster International, American Innovations and Other Players

Implant Sciences Corp-Company Financial Analysis

Explosive Trace Detection Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 1137.50 Million
Market Size by 2030 US$ 2250.60 Million
CAGR CAGR of 8.91% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Technology (Thermo-Redox, Chemiluminescence, Amplifying Fluorescent Polymer, Mass Spectrometry, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, and Colorimetrics & Automated Colorimetric)
• By Product Type (Handheld, Vehicle-Mounted)
• By Application (Military & Defense, Public Safety, Transportation)
• By End-Use (Critical Infrastructure, Costumes & Border Protection, Event Security, Law Enforcement, Ports, and Event Security)
• By Type (Hand Held, Table Top and Other Detectors)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles FLIR Systems, Implant Sciences Corp, NUCTECH Co. Ltd., Recent Events, Autoclear, Biosensor Applications AB, Detecta Chem, Smiths Detection, Westminster International, American Innovations.
DRIVERS • Aviation Security System Technological Advancements
• Rising Number of Terrorist Activities Globally.
RESTRAINTS • The thermo-redox system can only detect the presence of NO2 groups and cannot differentiate between explosives and potential interferents that contain NO2 groups.
• Weaknesses in Trace Detection Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

According to SNS insiders, the Explosive Trace Detection Market size was USD 10.44 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 18.98 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of  8.91% over the forecasted period.

Many governments around the world are focused on controlling the COVID-19 outbreak in their countries. Therefore, they invest heavily in health care products and in the production and / or purchase of vaccines. Therefore, the cost of new explosive trace discovery  acquisition programs is expected to be lower than pre-COVID estimates for the next few years

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War

4.3 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Explosive Trace Detection Market, by Technology

8.1 Thermo-Redox

8.2 Chemiluminescence

8.3 Amplifying Fluorescent Polymer

8.4 Mass Spectrometry

8.5 Ion Mobility Spectrometry

8.6 Colorimetric's & Automated Colorimetric

9. Explosive Trace Detection Market Segmentation, by Product Type

9.1 Handheld

9.2 Vehicle-Mounted

10. Explosive Trace Detection Market Segmentation, by Application

10.1 Military & Defense

10.2 Public Safety

10.3 Transportation

11. Explosive Trace Detection Market Segmentation, by End-Use

11.1 Critical Infrastructure

11.2 Costumes & Border Protection

11.3 Event Security

11.4 Law Enforcement

11.5 Ports

11.6 Event Security

12. Explosive Trace Detection Market Segmentation, by Type

12.1 Hand Held

12.2 Table Top

12.3 Other Detectors

13. Regional Analysis

13.1 Introduction

13.2 North America

13.2.1 USA

13.2.2 Canada

13.2.3 Mexico

13.3 Europe

13.3.1 Germany

13.3.2 UK

13.3.3 France

13.3.4 Italy

13.3.5 Spain

13.3.6 The Netherlands

13.3.7 Rest of Europe

13.4 Asia-Pacific

13.4.1 Japan

13.4.2 South Korea

13.4.3 China

13.4.4 India

13.4.5 Australia

13.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

13.5 The Middle East & Africa

13.5.1 Israel

13.5.2 UAE

13.5.3 South Africa

13.5.4 Rest

13.6 Latin America

13.6.1 Brazil

13.6.2 Argentina

13.6.3 Rest of Latin America

14. Company Profiles

14.1 Recent Events

14.1.1 Financial

14.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

14.1.3 SWOT Analysis

14.1.4 The SNS view

14.2 Smiths Detection

14.3 Westminster International

14.4 Detecta Chem

14.5 FLIR Systems

14.6 Implant Sciences Corp.

14.7 NUCTECH Co. Ltd

14.8 American Innovations

14.9 Autoclear

14.10 Biosensor Applications AB

15. Competitive Landscape

15.1 Competitive Benchmarking

15.2 Market Share Analysis

15.3 Recent Developments

16. Conclusion

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