Military Personal Protective Equipment Market Worth $28.33 Billion By 2027

The global military personal protective equipment market size is expected to reach USD 28.33 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising focus of defense agencies to ensure soldier survivability is projected to drive the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) in armed forces.

U.S., France, China, India, and Saudi Arabia were the major spenders on protective equipment for armed forces and accounted for around 60% of the global military spending in 2019. Increased spending on military activities by various governments coupled with a rising number of military recruits is anticipated to boost the demand for PPE over the forecast period.

PPE has become the crucial element in soldier safety. Military personal protective equipment are used to provide protection from severe damage caused due to interaction with physical, radiological, chemical, mechanical, electrical, or any bio-hazard. Growing awareness pertaining to security and safety of military personnel is projected to drive demand.

The military PPE market is exhibiting high demand for innovative products. Increasing R&D activity pertaining to military wearables to improve their strength, efficiency, and flexibility is projected to boost the market. For instance, usage of nanotechnology materials to produce flexible and lightweight armors is one of the trends that benefitting the market expansion.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Body armor segment dominated the market and accounted for 20.7% of the total demand in 2019 on account of growing demand for ballistic protection suits and rise in asymmetric warfare in various countries
  • Army as an end-use segment is anticipated to advance at a CAGR of 11.5% over the forecast period on account of growing emphasis on enhancing need for protective equipment for armed forces
  • North America emerged as the largest market for military personal protective equipment and accounted for 35.8% of the total demand in 2019 owing to higher military spending in countries including U.S. and Canada in the region
  • Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to increasing instances of warfare and border disputes in countries such as India, China, and Pakistan
  • Majority of manufacturers are engaged in offering products by implementing the most innovative and state-of-the-art technologies to ensure optimum comfort, durability, and protection to armed forces

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