Military Wearable Market by Product Type (Eyewear, Headwear, Wristwear, and Bodywear), Technology (Device Based and Clothing-Based), End User (Ground Forces, Airborne Forces, and Naval Forces): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2019–2030)

Code: BMIRE00025801 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Aerospace and Defense | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market was valued at US$ 4.7 billion mark in 2021 and is expected to hit US$ 9.9 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 10.7% during the forecast period.

The Rising Health Awareness for Soldiers Among Armed Forces has been Significantly Growing with the High Adoption of Military Wearable Technologies.

The increasing demand for detecting fatigue and stress among the soldiers is one of the major concerns propelling the higher investments in the military wearable technologies. As the physical and metal fatigue of the soldiers can affect their  efficiency during any operation, it becomes necessary to monitor the health status of every warfighter across the defense forces worldwide. Various countries are investing heavily in the development of technologies. Several government authorities are also collaborating with different wearable technology market vendors to develop customized wearable technologies for their respective armed forces. For instance, in June 2021, under the Pentagon’s Compact Vapor Chemical Agent Detector (CVCAD) Program, the US Pentagon awarded a contract to Teledyne FLIR to develop the very first wearable chemical detector for the US armed troops.

The ground forces segment is expected to pace up the adoption of military wearables worldwide. The growing demand for fatigue and stress among ground forces to boost the operational efficiency of the first line soldiers that can also provide advantages related to the safety of the armed personnel, is one of the major factors catalyzing the adoption of military wearable technologies among the ground forces worldwide.

Within the report, the market is segmented into product type, technology, end user, and geography. By product type, the market is further segmented into eyewear, headwear, wristwear, and bodywear. On the basis of technology, the market is bifurcated into device based and clothing-based. By end user, the market is segmented into ground forces, airborne forces, and naval forces. Geographically, the market is sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

Exoskeleton Technologies is a Far-Reaching Technology that Empowered the Growth of Futuristic Innovations.

The development of skeleton suits for armed forces is one of the major factors that is likely to generate huge opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period. Exoskeleton suits augment the strength of armed soldiers and provide additional safety along with reduction in more than 50% of the load of the mission supplies they carry. Also, exoskeleton systems that are being developed (currently under testing phase) for armed forces to provide additional advantages that reduces fatigue and exhaustion of soldiers at low oxygen environments. Further, the growing demand to enhance additional load capacity on soldiers is another major factor expected to boost the adoption of exoskeleton technologies during the forecast period.

The Growing Demand for Wearable Communication Gears and Smart Clothing is another of the Major Factors Accelerating the Market Growth.

The growing adoption of wearable sensors and communication devices is another major factor catalyzing the military wearable market growth. Several government and armed forces are investing heavily for the development and procurement of wearable communication gears for their respective armed forces. For instance, in March 2022, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) of the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a contract worth US$ 19.4 million to Integrated Tactical Technologies (iT2) for the development of wearable two-way communication gears for Wireless Soldier Project of the US DoD.

Another factor that is catalyzing the market growth is the adoption of sensor-based smart clothing among armed forces. Many armed troops are deployed across cold and icy border locations. Smart clothing provides advantages such as inbuilt thin and flexible heaters capability for such soldiers that can keep the soldiers energetic for such environments. Moreover, the biometric sensors attached with smart clothing provides real-time health monitoring of soldiers to keep them safe in terms of health and diet. Another advantage that sensors provide in the smart clothing is tracking capability of the soldiers. In case any soldier has been stuck in any severe condition with no supplies, the sensors mounted on their uniform enable the troops to track the soldier. This factor boosts the operational capability of armed troops. Such factors are propelling the adoption of military wearable technologies among the military forces.

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Recent Strategic Developments in Military Wearable Market

The military wearable market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In May 2021, the US army awarded a nine-year contract worth US$ 1.25 billion for the supply of Conformal Wearable Batteries for ground forces.
  • In April 2021, the US Pentagon awarded a contract worth US$ 21.88 billion to Microsoft to supply and provide related support services for augmented reality headgear for their soldiers for the period of 10 years.
  • In May 2021, the US army awarded a contract worth US$ 168 million to batteries and communication system manufacturer Ultralife for the supply of conformal wearable batteries for the period of next 3 years.

The military wearable market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. ASELSAN, BAE Systems plc, Elbit Systems Ltd, General Dynamics Corporation, L3Harris Technologies Inc., Raytheon Technologies, TE Connectivity Ltd, TT Electronics plc, ZEPHYR, and QinetiQ are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Component providers
  • Smart clothing manufacturers
  • Exoskeleton manufacturers
  • Military wristwear manufacturers
  • Military headgear manufacturers
  • Military eyewear manufacturers
  • Software integrators
  • Military-related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Electronic component suppliers
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Product Type:
    • Eyewear
    • Headwear
    • Wristwear
    • Bodywear
  • Technology
    • Device Based
    • Clothing-Based
  • End User:
    • Ground Forces
    • Airborne Forces
    • Naval Forces
  • Region
    • North America
      • US
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  • Companies profiled
    • ASELSAN
    • BAE Systems plc
    • Elbit Systems Ltd
    • General Dynamics Corporation
    • L3Harris Technologies Inc
    • Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    • TE Connectivity Ltd
    • TT Electronics plc
    • SaaB AB
    • QinetiQ
  • ASELSAN
  • BAE Systems plc
  • Elbit Systems Ltd
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • TE Connectivity Ltd
  • TT Electronics plc
  • SaaB AB
  • QinetiQ
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