Ballistic Protection Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Poland, China, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE), Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

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Ballistic Protection Market size will witness significant growth due to rising external and internal security threats among various countries. Increasing competition among various countries for showcasing their power is expected to fuel ballistic protection market growth.


Increasing conflicts between various countries coupled with growing asymmetric warfare situations is projected to drive ballistic protection market. For instance, rise in global wars including, Lebanon, ISIS & Syrian civil wars, conflicts between the U.S. & North Korea and Indo-Pak conflict over Kashmir has increased the demand for such products for shield.


Growing terrorist attack and increasing government spending for strengthening defence sector to safeguard borders are the key factors propelling the ballistic protection market. Further, rise in extremist activities, particularly in developing countries will provide lucrative opportunities for industry growth. Rising need for newer devices and gadgets with continuous technological advancement is likely to support the industry growth.


The need for providing better shield to armed forces with the development of newer and more damaging armaments has further supported the product scope. For this purpose, numerous fibers and advanced materials have been developed over time for increasing shield against the offensive weapons.

However, high price associated with the ballistic protection equipment is anticipated to hinder industry growth over forecast period. Moreover, high equipment weight affects mobility negatively that is projected to hamper the ballistic protection market growth. Growing usage of improved raw materials for reducing the product’s weight is likely to create new opportunities in the industry.


Ballistic protection uses a protective clothing that is utilized for defending soldiers or individuals from ammos, bullets and fragments of the exploded materials. It is used to protect human body from the severe damages. The product enables the law and military enforcement personnel for becoming more effective in unsafe situations.

The product is available in two types including, vehicle and body armour that is available in both hard and soft form. It is manufactured using various materials which includes aramid fiber, lexan carbon fiber, plastic and glass fiber. Aramid holds a major share globally owing to its properties including, durability, high strength and functionality. This material is also in huge demand among manufacturers of defence apparels and equipment worldwide due to its lightweight property.

Ballistic protection is used in various applications named, body armour, helmets, face shield and vehicle armour. Soft armour is projected to be the fastest growing segment as it dissipates energy over a larger area on exposure to the higher impacts due to its high modulus of elasticity. Hard armours are relatively thicker and more rigid as it is manufactured using polymer composites that are reinforced with ceramics and steel. With rising demand for soft armour, globally companies are mainly investing in research & development activities in a bid for developing and manufacturing light weight & composite materials, that can be employed in manufacturing of the product.

The product is used in various end-user segments including, defence, commercial and homeland security. The defence sector holds major share owing to rising conflict among various countries globally. Factor including, growing regional violence is estimated to propel ballistic protection market demand.

North America, led by the U.S. for ballistic protection market is projected to remain largest industry due to high defence spending by the U.S. government. Besides, growing involvement of the U.S. military in the middle east regions including, Iraq & Syria and rising concern over the terrorist attacks are few of the key drivers for the industry growth in the region.

Asia-Pacific ballistic protection market is expected to exhibit substantial growth as countries are strengthening their defence system with continuously increment in the government spending. Hostile relations between some of the countries in Asia including, Korea, China, India and Pakistan, China, and Korea is the chief reason behind high investment on the ballistic protection equipment in the region.   

Global ballistic protection market is consolidated in nature with the presence of few prominent players in the industry holding maximum share. Some of the key players operating in the ballistic protection market include DuoPont, 3M, Honeywell, BAE Systems and Royal Tencate. Other prominent players include Survitec Group, Point Blank Enterprises, Morgan Advanced Materials, Eagle Industries, Armor Works Enterprises, Ceradyne and Rheinmetall AG Australian Defence Apparel.

Increase in research & development activities along with rapid technological advancements are the main trends observed among industry players over the past few years. This industry is highly competitive as vendors are competing based on reliability, product quality, cost and aftermarket services. For surviving and succeeding in this intensively competitive industry, it is crucial for the vendors to provide high-quality and cost-effective solutions with latest materials and technology to the end-users.

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2013 to 2016; Growth Projections: 2017 to 2024.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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