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Global Smart Textiles for Military Market - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Smart Textiles for Military Market - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The growing need for supportive and performance-enhancing garments has led to the rapid induction of smart textiles in the military sector. Smart textiles aim to reduce the weight of battery packs, electronic gadgets, connecting cables, etc. For instance, if a soldier wearing a ‘Smart Shirt’ gets injured during a war, the information on the wound and the soldier’s condition would be immediately transmitted to a medical triage unit near the battlefield. This helps the physician to determine the extent of a soldier’s injury, based on the strength of his heartbeat and respiratory rate, thereby helping to decide the priority for treating patients.

Developments in the technology of sensors and actuators have enabled the production of miniaturized products, which can be integrated without significantly increasing the weight of military uniforms or other similar products. Nanotechnology is expected to play a major role in the development of the new generation of the army uniforms and equipment. Governments across the world are focusing on equipping their soldiers with the latest firearms, including sophisticated military clothing that enhances the soldiers' performance during combat operations.

In April 2016, the University of Massachusetts and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology were granted USD 75 million by the US Department of Defense, for the development of smart textiles. Additional funds amounting to a total of USD 242 million were provided by the participating states and private organizations, as a partnership in developing advanced functional fibers. Indian Army, the second largest in the world, requires 18.6 million modular bullet-proof jackets and is open for tenders for 10 years. The budget allocated for this procurement is about USD 150 million, with provisions for a vest modernization program. This offers a great opportunity for military textile vendors to explore and produce in-house capabilities and products for soldiers, thus driving the military smart textiles market.

Key Developments in the Market

  • July 2017: MSA Safety Incorporated completed the acquisition of Globe Manufacturing Company, a firefighter turnout gear manufacturer.
  • Major players: GLOBE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BAE SYSTEMS, INTELLIGENT TEXTILES LIMITED, TEXTRONICS, LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATON, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. amongst others.

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    1. Introduction
    1.1 Research Methodology
    1.2 General Study Assumptions
    2. Research Methodology
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Analysis Methodology
    2.3 Study Assumptions
    2.4 Econometric Forecast Model
    3. Executive Summary
    4. Market Overview And Technology Trends
    4.1 Current Market Scenario
    4.2 Technology Trends
    4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    4.3.1 Bargaining Power Of The Suppliers
    4.3.2 Bargaining Power Of The Consumers
    4.3.3 Threat Of New Entrants
    4.3.4 Threat Of Substitute Products And Services
    4.3.5 Competitive Rivalry Within The Industry
    5. Market Dynamics
    5.1 Drivers
    5.1.1 Miniaturized Electronic components
    5.2 Restraints
    5.2.1 inadequate standards nd Regulaions
    5.3 Opportunities
    5.3.1 Development of Key Enabling Technologies
    6. Smart textiles for military market, segmented by application
    6.1 Sensing
    6.2 energy harvest
    6.3 thermal
    6.4 luminesence
    6.5 projectiona and mobility
    6.6 healing
    7. Smart textiles for military market, segmented by type
    7.1 Active smart
    7.2 apssive smart
    7.3 ultra smart
    8. Smart textiles for military market, segmented by geography
    8.1 North America
    8.1.1 US
    8.1.2 Canada
    8.1.3 Mexico
    8.1.4 Others
    8.2 Europe
    8.2.1 UK
    8.2.2 France
    8.2.3 Germany
    8.2.4 Italy
    8.2.5 Switzwerland
    8.2.6 Rest of Europe
    8.3 Asia-Pacific
    8.3.1 India
    8.3.2 China
    8.3.3 Japan
    8.3.4 South Korea
    8.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    8.4 South America
    8.4.1 Brazil
    8.4.2 Argentina
    8.4.3 Others
    8.5 Africa & Middle-East
    8.5.1 Saudi Arabia
    8.5.2 UAE
    8.5.3 South Africa
    8.5.4 Qatar
    8.5.5 Rest of Africa & Middle-East
    9. Competitive Landscape
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Market Structure & Analysis
    10. Company Profiles
    10.1 globe manufacturing company
    10.2 BAE systems
    10.3 Intelligent textiles limited
    10.4 Textronics
    10.5 Lockheed martin Corp.
    10.6 Gentherm Inc.
    10.7 Schoeller Technologies Inc.
    10.8 Texas Instruments Inc.
    10.9 El DuPont de nemours and co.
    10.10 Miliken and Company
    10.11 ohmatex Aps (Denmark)
    10.12 outlast technologies LLC
    10.13 Koniklijke Ten cate NV
    10.14 Noble Biomaterials Inc.
    11. Future Outlook of the Market
    12. Disclaimer

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