Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023

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The global body armor and personal protection market is currently characterized by rapidly growing demand and not enough supply. Since combat operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US and allied forces have borne the brunt of frequent and deadly attacks from insurgents using various weapons such as improvised explosive devices (IED), mortars, rocket launchers, and increasingly lethal ballistic threats. Sir Jock Stirrup, the head of the British Armed Forces during the Iraq conflict, admitted that some troops sent into Iraq did not have the proper desert combat clothing and boots, while others did not get the body armor they should have had. In another incident, the lack of adequate body armor contributed to the death of a British Army sergeant in Iraq in 2006.

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An official report on the issues concerning the British Army criticized the MoD for failing to ensure that enough sets of the enhanced combat body armor were available for troops during the war. Furthermore, in April 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on shortages of critical force protection items, including individual body armor, primarily due to materials shortages, production limitations, and distribution problems.

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Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023

  1. 1. The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023 Product Synopsis This report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the global body armor and personal protection industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. Introduction and Landscape Why was the report written? The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013-2023” offers the reader detailed analysis of the global body armor and personal protection market over the next ten years, alongside potential market opportunities to enter the industry, using detailed market size forecasts. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? The global body armor and personal protection market is currently characterized by rapidly growing demand and not enough supply. Since combat operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US and allied forces have borne the brunt of frequent and deadly attacks from insurgents using various weapons such as improvised explosive devices (IED), mortars, rocket launchers, and increasingly lethal ballistic threats. Sir Jock Stirrup, the head of the British Armed Forces during the Iraq conflict, admitted that some troops sent into Iraq did not have the proper desert combat clothing and boots, while others did not get the body armor they should have had. In another incident, the lack of adequate body armor contributed to the death of a British Army sergeant in Iraq in 2006. An official report on the issues concerning the British Army criticized the MoD for failing to ensure that enough sets of the enhanced combat body armor were available for troops during the war. Furthermore, in April 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on shortages of critical force protection items, including individual body armor, primarily due to materials shortages, production limitations, and distribution problems. What makes this report unique and essential to read? “The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013-2023” provides detailed analysis of the current industry size and growth expectations from 2013 to 2023, including highlights of key growth stimulators. It also benchmarks the industry against key global markets and provides detailed understanding of emerging opportunities in specific areas. Key Features and Benefits The report provides detailed analysis of the market for body armor during 2013-2023, including the factors that influence why countries are investing or cutting expenditure on body armor. It provides detailed expectations of growth rates and projected total expenditure. Countries across the world are implementing extensive soldier modernization programs and have placed significant emphasis on the survivability component of soldier modernization. This focus on survivability has made it imperative for a large number of countries to procure body armor and other personal protection equipment for their armed forces. Moreover, most of these survivability programs are multi-year programs, which ensure that the procurement of body armor and personal protection equipment are carried out over a number of years and therefore, in the process have provided an impetus to the body armor and personal protection market. The major survivability-based The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  2. 2. soldier modernization programs of North America, which include the procurement of body armor and personal protection systems, are the acquisition of Force Protection Systems and components for the US Army, and the Buffalo A2 Bar Armor Kits program. The Asia-Pacific survivability market is dominated by Australia's Land 125 Phase 3B program and India's procurement of survivability equipment for the F-INSAS program. In Europe the main contributor to the survivability-based soldier modernization equipment procurement is the UK's Future Infantry Soldier Technology (FIST) program, which includes several body armor types and other soldier protection equipment in its ambit. Key Market Issues Reducing the weight of soldier equipment without compromising protection and combat performance is a key challenge for the body armor and personal protection industry. Modernization of soldier systems to protect and empower the soldier has resulted in an exponential increase in the total weight being carried. The combined weight of equipment prevents them from being agile, mobile, and effective war fighters, and the lives of soldiers are being put at risk as heavy life saving equipment is often being left behind. Defense agencies worldwide are focusing on sourcing and integrating the most affordable, lightweight soldier equipment and technology to reduce the burden to personnel. For example, the US, through its Nett Warrior program, is making substantial progress in lightening the soldiers' load while still delivering next generation capabilities. The UK defense ministry plans to reduce the load on soldiers from 70 kg to not more than 25 kg under the Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier (RBDS) program. Furthermore, the defense ministries are funding research and development projects, which focus on reducing the weight of equipment, power, and communication systems that soldiers carry. All the capability areas such as lethality - soldier's weapons and ammunition; survivability and mobility - body armor, clothing, helmet, and equipment; C4ISR - radios, wearable computers, and optics, have to be integrated to reduce the weight. The fact that in a 36 hour patrol, a British soldier will end up with 12.25kg solely in power, suggests the potential for reducing the weight of power systems that a soldier carries. Recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of women as active duty troops. In the US, women currently make up 14% of the total troops, with the number projected to increase to over 25% in the next decade. Even though current laws prohibit women from engaging in combat, this is expected to change in the future. The US has already started designing and manufacturing body armor for women, but this is still in its nascent stage and is witnessing teething problems. Women's bodies have a different curvature that the male body armor does not account for, which makes it uncomfortable and dangerous. According to Massachusetts Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, “the current body armor used by women hits them improperly in the back and too high in the neck, thereby making it hard for them to maneuver". A study conducted by the US Army concluded that the ill-fitting male armor interfered with women aiming their weapons and encumbered them from getting in and out of vehicles, all of which are obviously potentially deadly problems. Another major challenge the industry is facing is that apart from the US, no other country is seriously involved in developing body armor and other personal protection equipment specifically for women. Key Highlights The US military is developing new body armor for female troops to provide them with increased protection on the battlefield. The new outfit is tailored specifically for the female form and consists of more curves in the chest and hips, shorter torsos, and narrower shoulders. The improvements to the existing armor follow concerns about the gear being raised by female soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, which was deployed to war in 2009. According to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Lozano, a female body armor developer, the old suit rubbed on the hips, and the vests were too long in the front, which would result in the creation of pressure The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  3. 3. points that in some instances would impact blood flow and cause some discomfort, thereby making it difficult for women soldiers to properly aim their weapons and enter or exit vehicles. The US Army adopted various solutions to rectify these problems including shortening the vest, re-cutting the arm holes, adding fabric to improve arm and shoulder movement, and making the vest ride closer to the neck. In addition, custom adjustment straps were added to help fit the wearer. These improvements, in addition to allowing for a more comfortable fit, also allow women soldiers to hold their weapons closer to their bodies. Another improvement was to put in additional folds of cloth, such as is found in women's blouses, to give the vest a more three-dimensional form for a firmer fit. One of the major areas of emphasis for armies across the world is reducing the weight of body armor and other personal protection equipment used by their troops in combat. Scientists are continuously looking at new materials and composites that offer enhanced protection with less weight. For example, the US Marine Corps is fielding a new helmet that offers 6% more fragmentation protection and the ability to stop 9 mm rounds, which weighs 3 pounds and is about a half-pound lighter than the previous Kevlar helmet being used by the army. Furthermore, the new Interceptor body-armor system, which was widely used by soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, consists of lightweight boron-carbide protective plates, making it weigh a little more than 16 pounds, compared to 25 pounds for the previously used flak jacket. The US Army is funding research to get this weight down to under 10 pounds in the near future. Another area of research that is helping armies to reduce body armor weight is nanotechnology. The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN), established at MIT in 2002, is currently in the second of two five-year contracts with the US Army Research Office. It is in the process of developing a battle suit as thin as spandex and containing health monitors and communications equipment. table Of Content 1 Introduction 1.1 What Is This Report About? 1.2 Definitions 1.3 Summary Methodology 1.4 About Strategic Defence Intelligence 2 Executive Summary 3 Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market Size And Drivers 3.1 Body Armor And Personal Protection Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 3.1.1 Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market To Show Positive Growth During The Forecast Period 3.2 Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market - Regional Analysis 3.2.1 North America Dominates The Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 3.2.2 Demand For Soft Armor And Protective Head Gear In The Us To Support The Global Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 3.2.3 Body Armor And Personal Protection Market Expected To Grow At A Cagr Of 4.58% In The The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  4. 4. Asia-pacific Region 3.2.4 Europe Is Expected To Register A Robust Growth In Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 3.2.5 Body Armor And Personal Protection Market In The Middle East To Increase During The Forecast Period 3.2.6 Brazil Expected To Be The Highest Spender In The Body Armor And Personal Protection Sector In The Latin American Region 3.2.7 Markets In Africa Expected To Increase Over The Forecast Period 3.3 Body Armor And Personal Protection Sub-sector Market Size Composition 3.3.1 Soft Armor Segment To Account For The Highest Expenditure In The Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 3.3.2 Hard Armor Expected To Constitute The Second Largest Segment 3.3.3 Market Size Of Protective Headgear Segment Expected To Rise At A Cagr Of 2.34% During The Forecast Period 3.3.4 Clothing Segment To Account For 14% Of Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 3.3.5 Market For Boots To Grow At A Cagr Of 6.08% Over The Forecast Period 3.4 Demand Drivers And Growth Stimulators 3.4.1 Shortage Of Body Armors Driving The Market 3.4.2 Technological Innovations Driving The Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 3.5 Defense Budget Spending Review 3.5.1 European Capital Expenditure Expected To Increase During The Forecast Period 3.5.2 Asian Defense Budgets Expected To Increase At A Robust Pace 3.5.3 North American Defense Expenditure Projected To Increase Marginally During The Forecast Period 3.5.4 Modernization Programs Likely To Drive Defense Expenditure In South American Countries 3.5.5 Military Budgets Of African Countries Expected To Increase During The Forecast Period 3.5.6 Defense Budgets Of Middle Eastern Countries Likely To Increase During The Forecast Period 3.6 Defense Modernization Review 3.6.1 Debt Crisis In Europe Leading To Postponement Of Modernization Plans 3.6.2 Arms Race In Asia Reflected In Modernization Plans 3.6.3 North American Modernization Plans Marginally Affected By Economic Recession 3.6.4 Modernization Programs In South America Driven By Replacement Of Obsolete Armaments 3.6.5 African Countries Mainly Spending On Infantry Weapons, And Surveillance And Monitoring Equipment, To Slow Growing Crime Rate 3.6.6 Middle Eastern Countries Pursuing Modernization Of Air Force And Air Defense Systems 4 Industry Trends, Recent Developments And Challenges 4.1 Technological Developments 4.1.1 Improved Soldier Helmets To Prevent Head And Brain Injuries 4.1.2 Cosworth Introduces Soldier Worn Electronics Demonstrator 4.1.3 Double Sided Combat Uniforms To Enhance Soldier Survivability 4.1.4 Unequal Technologies Launches Defcon Technology For Protective Gear 4.1.5 Fabric Being Developed To Protect Against Cut Wounds 4.2 Market Trends The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  5. 5. 4.2.1 The Us Army Developing Better Body Armors For Women Troops 4.2.2 Countries Investing Significantly To Make Body Armor And Personal Protection Equipment Lighter 4.3 Industry Consolidation 4.3.1 Joint Programs Expected To Increase Over The Forecast Period 4.3.2 Companies Are Expected To Consolidate In The Face Of Global Defense Budget Cuts 4.4 Key Challenges 4.4.1 Reducing The Burden Of Soldiers Poses A Key Challenge For Body Armor Market 4.4.2 Body Armor For Women Still In Its Nascent Stage 5 Swot Analysis Of The Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 5.2 Strengths 5.2.1 Soldier Survivability Propelling The Market For Body Armor And Personal Protection 5.2.2 Technological Advancements Driving The Market The Market For Body Armor And Personal Protection 5.2.3 Spread Of Asymmetric Warfare Across The Globe 5.3 Weaknesses 5.3.1 Weight Of Equipment Decreasing Mobility 5.3.2 High Unit Costs Of Individual Protection Equipment 5.4 Opportunities 5.4.1 Demand For Lighter Body Armor To Drive The Sector In The Forecast Period 5.4.2 Soldier Modernization Programs Fuelling Demand For Body Armor And Personal Protection Equipment 5.5 Threats 5.5.1 Us And European Economic Crisis 5.5.2 Shrinking Military Expenditure To Impact Demand For Advanced Technology Body Armor And Personal Protection Equipment 6 Country Analysis - Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 6.1 United States Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.1.1 Soft Armor Equipment Expected To Account For The Largest Share Of Us Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 6.1.2 Spending On Protective Headgear Expected To Decline During The Forecast Period 6.1.3 Hard Armor Segment Is Expected To Constitute The Third Largest Market Share In The Us 6.2 Russia Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.2.1 Soft Armor Segment Expected To Lead The Russian Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 6.2.2 Expenditure On Hard Armor To Be Robust During The Forecast Period 6.3 The United Kingdom Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.3.1 Hard Armor Market To Register Robust Growth During The Forecast Period 6.3.2 Protective Clothing Market In The Uk To Increase During The Forecast Period 6.4 France Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.4.1 Hard Armor Segment Expected To Account For The Largest Share During The Forecast Period The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  6. 6. 6.4.2 Soft Armor Segment Expected To Grow At A Cagr Of 3.2% Over The Forecast Period 6.4.3 Protective Clothing To Constitute 10% Of French Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 6.5 Australia Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.5.1 Hard Armor To Account For The Highest Proportion Of Expenditure By Australia On Body Armor And Personal Protection 6.5.2 Soft Armor Accounts For The Second Largest Share Of Australian Spending On Body Armor And Personal Protection 6.5.3 Spending On Protective Headgear Expected To Be Us$303 Million During The Forecast Period 6.6 Indian Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.6.1 Hard Armor Equipment Expected To Account For The Largest Share Of Indian Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 6.6.2 Protective Headgear Segment Expected To Grow At A Cagr Of 3.87% Over The Forecast Period 6.6.3 Soft Armor Segment Is Expected To Constitute The Third Largest Market Share In India 6.7 China Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.7.1 China's Expenditure On Hard Armor To Account For The Highest Proportion Of Expenditure 6.7.2 Soft Armor Segment Is Expected To Exhibit A Cagr Of 4.42% During The Forecast Period 6.7.3 Protective Headgear Expected To Constitute The Third Largest Market Share In China 6.8 Israel Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.8.1 Soft Armor Segment Expected To Lead The Israeli Body Armor And Personal Protection Market 6.8.2 Protective Headgear Market In Israel To Increase During The Forecast Period 6.9 Saudi Arabia Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.9.1 Saudi Arabia's Expenditure On Protective Headgear Segment To Increase At A Cagr Of 4.75% 6.1 Brazil Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.10.1 Hard Armor To Account For The Highest Proportion Of Expenditure By Brazil On Body Armor And Personal Protection 6.10.2 Soft Armor Accounts For Second Largest Share Of Brazilian Spending On Body Armor And Personal Protection 6.11 Peru Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.11.1 Peru's Expenditure On Soft Armor Segment To Increase At A Cagr Of 3.33% 6.12 South Africa Market Size And Forecast 2013-2023 6.12.1 Hard Armor To Account For The Highest Proportion Of Expenditure By South Africa On Body Armor And Personal Protection 7 Major Body Armor And Personal Protection Programs 7.1 Hard Armor 7.1.1 Uk - Future Infantry Soldier Technology (fist) Program 7.1.2 Australia - Land 125 (phase-3b) 7.1.3 India - Finsas (phase-1) 7.2 Soft Armor 7.2.1 Us - Dla Troop Support - Outer Tactical Vests And Improved Outer Tactical Vests Procurement Program 7.2.2 India - Modular Bullet Proof Vests Procurement The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  7. 7. 7.3 Protective Headgear 7.3.1 Us - Next Generation Combat Helmet Program 7.3.2 Us - Foliage Green Advanced Combat Helmets Program 7.3.3 Australia - Better Combat Helmets Program 7.4 Clothing 7.4.1 Us - Uniform Integrated Protection Ensemble Program 7.4.2 France - Felin Infantry Combat Suite - Clothing 7.5 Boots 7.5.1 Us - Procurement Of Rugged All-terrain Boots 7.5.2 Us - Procurement Of Mountain Combat Boots 8 Competitive Landscape And Strategic Insights 8.1 Competitive Landscape Overview 8.1.1 Ceradyne Inc.: Overview 8.1.2 Ceradyne Inc.: Products And Services 8.1.3 Ceradyne Inc.: Alliances 8.1.4 Ceradyne Inc.: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.5 Ceradyne Inc.: Financial Analysis 8.1.6 Combat Clothing Australia: Overview 8.1.7 Combat Clothing Australia: Products And Services 8.1.8 Combat Clothing Australia: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.9 Armorsource: Overview 8.1.10 Armoursource: Products And Services 8.1.11 Armoursource: Alliances 8.1.12 Armoursource: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.13 Bae Systems: Overview 8.1.14 Bae Systems: Products And Services 8.1.15 Bae Systems: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.16 Bae Systems: Financial Analysis 8.1.17 Honeywell: Overview 8.1.18 Honeywell: Products And Services 8.1.19 Honeywell: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.20 Honeywell: Financial Analysis 8.1.21 Survitec Group Limited: Overview 8.1.22 Survitec Group Limited: Products And Services 8.1.23 Survitec Group Limited: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.24 Plasan Sasa Composite Materials: Overview 8.1.25 Plasan Sasa Composite Materials: Products And Services 8.1.26 Plasan Sasa Composite Materials: Recent Announcements And Strategic Initiatives 8.1.27 Plasan Sasa Composite Materials: Alliances 8.1.28 Anjani Technoplast: Overview 8.1.29 Anjani Technoplast: Products And Services The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
  8. 8. 8.1.30 Anjani Technoplast: Recent Announcements And Strategic Initiatives 8.1.31 Anjani Technoplast: Alliances 8.1.32 M Cubed Technologies: Overview 8.1.33 M Cubed Technologies: Products And Services 8.1.34 M Cubed Technologies: Recent Announcements And Strategic Initiatives 8.1.35 M Cubed Technologies: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.36 Sarkar Defence Solutions: Overview 8.1.37 Sarkar Defence Solutions: Products And Services 8.1.38 Sarkar Defence Solutions: Alliances 8.1.39 Sarkar Defence Solutions Limited: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.40 Point Blank Body Armor Inc: Overview 8.1.41 Point Blank Body Armor Inc.: Products And Services 8.1.42 Point Blank Body Armor Inc: Recent Announcements And Strategic Initiatives 8.1.43 Point Blank Body Armor Inc: Alliances 8.1.44 Point Blank Body Armor Inc: Recent Contract Wins 8.1.45 Bates Footwear, Inc.: Overview 8.1.46 Bates Footwear, Inc.: Products And Services 8.1.47 Bates Footwear, Inc.: Recent Announcements And Strategic Initiatives 8.1.48 Bates Footwear, Inc.: Recent Contract Wins 9 Appendix 9.1 Methodology 9.2 About Sdi 9.3 Disclaimer ResearchMoz(http://www.researchmoz.us/) is the one stop online destination to find and buy market research reports & Industry Analysis. We fulfill all your research needs spanning across industry verticals with our huge collection of market research reports. We provide our services to all sizes of organizations and across all industry verticals and markets. Our Research Coordinators have in-depth knowledge of reports as well as publishers and will assist you in making an informed decision by giving you unbiased and deep insights on which reports will satisfy your needs at the best price. Contact: M/s Sheela, 90 State Street, Suite 700, Albany NY - 12207 United States Tel: +1-518-618-1030 USA - Canada Toll Free 866-997-4948 Email: sales@researchmoz.us Website: http://www.researchmoz.us/ The Global Body Armor and Personal Protection Market 2013 - 2023
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