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Global Body Armor Market for Military Applications 2017-2021

Global Body Armor Market for Military Applications 2017-2021

About Body Armor

The global body armor market for military applications is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. One of the reasons for market growth is the increasing safety concerns for armed forces and the global presence of vendors offering a wide range of body armors. The market is also driven by increasing security threats across regions and advances in explosive devices, which has led to several deaths. Also, the increase in the defense expenditure will drive the growth of the body armor market for military applications. Several other factors that impact the growth of the market include growing violence and increase in the number of terrorist attacks. Also, modern warfare has become increasingly asymmetric, which includes counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global body armor market for military applications to grow at a CAGR of 6.65% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global body armor market for military applications for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of body armors at the manufacturer level.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Body Armor Market for Military Applications 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • MKU
  • 3M
  • BAE Systems
  • Ballistic Body Armor
Other prominent vendors
  • AR500 ARMOR
  • Combat Clothing Australia
  • Point Blank Enterprises
  • Craig International Ballistics
  • Kejo Limited Company
  • Pacific Safety Products
  • Hardshell
  • Rabintex
Market driver
  • Increase in defense expenses.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Difficulty in optimizing weight of body armor.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Ergonomically designed body armor.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Body Armour Market for Military Applications 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global body armour market for military applications: MKU, 3M, BAE Systems, and Ballistic Body Armor.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AR500 ARMOR, Combat Clothing Australia, Point Blank Enterprises, Craig International Ballistics, Kejo Limited Company, Pacific Safety Products, Hardshell, and Rabintex.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is increasing demand for liquid body armor. Liquid body armor is a bulletproof body armor made of layered and fabricated Kevlar synthetic fibers, which make it stronger than steel. Kevlar stops bullets by bending inside upon the impact. This can sometimes be harmful and often lead to death during the combat. To overcome these shortcomings, MORATEX developed a liquid called STF that enhances the flexibility and strength of the armor.”

According to the report, one driver in market is rise in security threats. The rise in conflicts, domestic terrorism, damage from attacks, cross-border terrorism, and other hazards pose a threat to national security. The world has been witnessing several conflicts such as ISIS conflict, Indo-Pak conflict over Kashmir, Syrian civil war, the Lebanon conflict, and the the US-North Korea tensions over the past decade. In combat fields, 95% of injuries sustained by military forces are caused by falling or flying glass, explosive fragments, and mortar shrapnel. The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ongoing war with ISIS have prompted defense agencies to improve PPE and body armors. Loss of lives in combat fields have necessitated the improvement in protective armors for troops.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is difficulty in optimizing weight of body armor. Although vendors are focusing on using lightweight material for manufacturing body armors, the weight of the body armor still poses a challenge for the market. High-performance body armors are integrated with specialized equipment, allowing the personnel to engage in combat without any hindrances. The weight of a body armor increases when it is combined with devices such as radio, ammunition, and optics. Body armors are also integrated with communication systems, face protection, video cameras, oxygen systems, and other advanced technologies. These devices add extra weight to the heavy armor, which affects the mobility, flexibility, and efficiency of the wearer.

Companies Mentioned

MKU, 3M, BAE Systems, Ballistic Body Armor, AR500 ARMOR, Combat Clothing Australia, Point Blank Enterprises, Craig International Ballistics, Kejo Limited Company, Pacific Safety Products, Hardshell, and Rabintex.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Model standards applied for body armors
  • Global body armor market for military applications
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by material
    • Market overview
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by material
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by material 2016
      • Table Global body armor market for military application by material 2021
    • Global metals and alloy-based body armor market for military applications
      • Table Global metals and alloy-based body armor market for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global aramid-based body armor market for military applications
      • Table Global aramid-based body armor market for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global thermoplastic-based body armor market for military applications
      • Table Global thermoplastic-based body armor market for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global other body armor materials market for military applications
      • Table Global other body armor materials market for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by product
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by product 2016
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by product 2021
    • Global soft body armor market for military applications
      • Table Global soft body armor for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global hard body armor market for military applications
      • Table Global hard body armor for military applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by geography 2016
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by geography 2021
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications by geography: CAGR 2016-2021
    • Body armor market for military applications in Americas
      • Table Body armor market for military applications in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Defense budget share in Central and South America by country 2013
    • Body armor market for military applications in EMEA
      • Table Global body armor market for military applications in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Factors driving demand for body armor
    • Body armor market for military applications in APAC
      • Table Body armor market for military applications in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Countermeasures for IED attacks
      • Table Top 10 countries by defense budget 2015
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Disadvantages of heavy body armor
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Ergonomically designed body armor
    • Increasing demand for liquid body armor
    • Trend toward lightweight raw material
      • Table Advantages of lightweight body armor
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • MKU
      • Table MKU: Business segmentation 2015
    • 3M
      • Table 3M: Business segmentation 2016
    • BAE Systems
      • Table BAE Systems: Business segmentation 2016
    • Ballistic Body Armor
      • Table Ballistic Body Armor: Product segmentation 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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