Military PPE is an important component of overall Military spending by major economies worldwide

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At present, Army engineers and scientists face ever-growing need to expand the capabilities of soldiers on the battlefield. As more powerful and versatile weapons, modern systems and gadgets are being increasingly added to the Military personal protection equipment, more innovations will be required to ensure their recharge.



Light weighting has been an ongoing trend in Military PPE market for a long time. In Oct 2019 Army scientists at the Army Natick Soldier Research, US developed a new process for moulding the polyethylene helmet material which could reduce weight by up to 40%,

Honeywell last year announced increased production capacity of its proprietary Spectra fiber, a strong, yet lightweight fiber made from ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is incorporated into Shield technology for use in advanced armor application.

The U.S. Army is testing a new 7.62-mm armour-piercing cartridge and if it succeds in creating that then demand for more resistant PPEs will surge worldwide



As of April 2020, US Defence Department reported more than 1,600 positive cases of coronavirus among service members and dependents, civilians, and contractors. In the light of growing infection in armed forces US defence secretary Mark Esper said, he was directing the use of face masks by the military worldwide to contain the virus spread.

In May 2020, The Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) planned to procure 1.4 million units of bullet proof vests worth $1.8 Billion by 2022 as it prepares for possible military conflicts against Taiwan and US. US has been at the forefront of pinning blaming China for COVID-19 spread backed by a sizeable number of European countries.

In May 2020, the Indian Navy patented a low cost PPE for use in healthcare services for the fight against the Pandemic. The Navy will also undertake the Transfer of Technology once the item is mature for production.

The PLA is also holding open tenders to procure ~0.9 Million units of hard armour plates for universal plate carriers and ~0.5 Million units of plates for enhanced ballistic vests,



China is a major supplier of body armour for protection against small-arms fire upto 7.62mm bullet. The global military PPE market size is estimated at $XX Billion


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Mar 2020- Researchers with the U.S. Army and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida have developed a vest that vibrates to warn disoriented pilots and help prevent aviation accidents

Jan 2020– Point blank enterprises introduced Introduces First Integrated Clothing and Body Armor System. The fabrics used are stain resistant

In Sep 2019, Army Futures Command began equipping two selected brigades to receive the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), The ENVG-B is a wireless, dual-tubed technology with a built-in thermal imager. It allows soldiers to see enemy heat signatures at night and in the daylight through smoke, fog and other battlefield obscurants. It also facilitates better depth perception, and the thermal image intensifier allows soldiers





Awarded RegionProductContract value($M)Supplier
May 2020USEnhanced Small Arms Protective Insert209Point Blank Enterprises
March 2020USX-Side Ballistic Insert265*2TenCate Advanced Armor
May 2020AustraliaSoft Armour1Craig International Ballistics
Jan 2020USBallistic helmets17.3ArmorSource LLC


There are more than 100 specialized Military PPE manufacturers worldwide.

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. is among industry’s leading innovator of advanced products and designs for ballistic protection application.

Dupont has dedicated nearly 50 people across the globe for continuous improvement of Kevlar fibers and the development of next generation protective equipment

ArmorSource helmets and ballistic solutions are used by US Army and Marin Corps, the armies of Italy, Netherland, Israel,Australia and many other Law-Enforcement organizations worldwide.



  1. AA Shield
  2. Ace Link Armor
  3. Body Armor Direct
  4. Point Blank Enterprises, Inc
  5. ArmorWorks
  6. Eagle Industries Unlimited Inc.
  7. BAE Systems
  8. DSM Dyneema
  9. Armorsource
  10. Du Pont
  11. Honeywell Advanced Fibres and Composites



  1. Military personal Protection Equipment Market Size and Forecast (2020-2025), M units and $M
  2. Market share of major vendors, by region
  3. New product development in past 12 months
  4. New contracts awarded in past 12 months by region
  5. Impact of COVID-19 on Military PPE Market
Sl noTopic
1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers


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