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Military Tent & Shelter Market - By Type (Rigid, Non-rigid), By Manpower Capacity (Single Person, Two Person, More Than Two Person), By Application, By Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4916
  • Published Date: May 2024
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Military Tent & Shelter Market Size

Military Tent & Shelter Market was valued at USD 957.5 million in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 2% between 2024 and 2032. The growth can be attributed to the focus on mobility and rapid deployment capabilities and growing preference for technologically advanced portable solutions.

Military Tent & Shelter Market

The global military tent & shelter industry is heavily influenced by the need for quick setup and movement abilities. Military operations often require setting up bases or camps in different terrains quickly, which is facilitated by mobile tent and shelter systems. These shelters are crucial for various missions from combat to disaster relief. Rapid deployment shelters allow forces to adapt swiftly to changing conditions and remote areas and establish temporary command centers as needed. Traditional tent systems can be resource and time-intensive. Lightweight materials and modular designs have reduced setup times, allowing for better resource allocation and operational efficiency, thereby driving market growth.

Access to infrastructure is limited in rugged or poorly linked places, which adds complexity and costs. Setting up these tents requires detailed preparation, particularly in affected areas. As materials and completed products are sourced from a global supply network, disasters, politics, and trade restrictions can all cause delays, creating challenges in balancing inventory levels. International trade standards impose additional barriers, such as export controls and licensing, slowing down shipments and adding paperwork. Restrictions on sensitive items further complicate the situation, hampering the implementation of military tents and shelters.

Military Tent & Shelter Market Trends

Military units and missions require customized and adaptable shelters to fulfil their unique needs. Modular designs are customizable and scalable, allowing for quick deployment and reconfiguration to meet changing operational needs. 

Military shelters are being equipped with digital technologies, such as IoT sensors, data analytics, and remote monitoring systems, to improve situational awareness, resource allocation, and operational efficiency. These shelters are essential for humanitarian and disaster relief efforts including temporary housing, medical facilities, and logistics support during natural disasters, refugee crises, and emergencies.

Military Tent & Shelter Market Analysis

Military Tent & Shelter Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on type, the market is categorized into rigid and non-rigid. The non-rigid segment dominated the market with a share of 69% in 2023 and is expected to reach 743.3 million during the forecast period. The demand for lightweight, movable shelters that can be carried by air, land, or sea is fueling this expansion. Military forces rely on mobility to establish operational bases in multiple areas and deploy rapidly.

Military Tent & Shelter Market Revenue Share, By Manpower Capacity, (2023)

Based on manpower capacity, the market is segmented into single person, two person, and more than two person. The two-person segment was valued at USD 435.6 million in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% from 2024 to 2032. Manufacturers are incorporating modular features into two-person shelters, allowing for customization based on mission requirements and environmental conditions. Furthermore, the single person military shelters segment is expected to reach 339.5 million during the forecast period. There is a growing demand for single person military tents & shelters that are lightweight and compact for easy transport and deployment by individual soldiers.

Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into direct and indirect. The indirect segment dominated the market with a share of USD 618.6 million in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2024 to 2032. Military tent & shelter producers are partnering with specialist distributors and resellers that only sell military and security equipment. These partners have developed ties with military clients and understand their specific needs, allowing them easier access to target markets and end users.

Military Tent & Shelter Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Europe dominated the market for military tents & shelters with a 34% share in 2023 and is expected to grow at a robust CAGR of 2.0% during the projected period. The region’s increasing battlefield needs have prompted the deployment of armed forces in distant war zones and different terrains for training and strategic operations. NATO member countries strategically deploy European soldiers in various international peacekeeping operations. For example, in 2019, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded Rubb UK a contract of USD 12.8 million (GBP 9.5 million) to acquire and repair military shelters. Unrest across borders with neighboring nations necessitates the deployment of thousands of soldiers, creating a demand for movable military shelters and tents.

U.S. dominated the North America military tent & shelter market with a share of 226 million in 2023. The market is primarily spurred by the rising demand for militant security. The U.S. military shelter market is expected to generate considerable revenue over the projected period. The growing use of medical support systems for military applications, along with the demand for improved aircraft sheds, are expected to propel the country's deployable military shelter industry.

China is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.2%. The country’s demand for military shelters has expanded as the number of military units has grown. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is undergoing significant reforms, and the government has increased its spending more on military. The China government intends to convert the PLA into a dominant maritime power capable of controlling the Asia Pacific region including the South China Sea and Taiwan. China's rapid development in the defense sector is expected to augment the demand for deployable military shelters over the estimated timeframe.

Military Tent & Shelter Market Share

Military Tent & Shelter Market Company Share Analysis, 2023

The global military tent market is highly fragmented, with prominent players such as AAR Corp., General Dynamics, HDT Global, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, and Deployed Logix. Manufacturers are adopting strategic steps, such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and collaboration, to consolidate their market position and meet the growing consumer demand.

Military Tent & Shelter Market Companies

Major players operating in the military tent & shelter indstry include:

  • AAR Corp.
  • Alaska Structures
  • Anchor Industries, Inc.
  • AMSS Shelters
  • Deployed Logix
  • DEW Engineering and Development ULC
  • General Dynamics
  • Gumotex
  • HTS tentiQ GmbH
  • M. Schall GmbH & Co. KG
  • Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
  • TAM AS
  • Utilis SAS
  • Weatherhaven
  • Western Shelter

Military Tent & Shelter Market News

  • In April 2024, AAR Corp. started the construction of a new facility in Wood Dale, Illinois. The facility is intended to accommodate all 737 types including the 737-10, and give AAR an extra 80,000+ square feet of hangar and storage space.
  • In April 2024, the HDT Global entered into a USD 432 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with rigid wall shelters. They are designed to improve operational energy efficiency, optimize commonality, promote sustainability, and reduce lifespan costs. HDT's rigid wall shelters are designed for multi-domain operations and will facilitate the U.S. Army's modernization, mobilization, and protection efforts.

The military tent & shelter market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and volume (Thousand Units) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Rigid
  • Non-rigid

Market, By Manpower

  • Single person
  • Two person
  • More than two person

Market, By Application

  • Military
  • Emergency response
  • Medical/EMT
  • Humanitarian
  • Other

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Direct
  • Indirect

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America 
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for military tent & shelter was USD 957.5 million in 2023 and is expected to register 2% CAGR from 2024-2032 owing to the rising focus on mobility and rapid deployment capabilities and growing preference for technologically advanced portable solutions worldwide.

Military tent & shelter industry from the non-rigid segment held 69% share in 2023 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2024-2032 due to rising demand for lightweight, movable shelters that can be carried by air, land, or sea.

North America industry held 34% share in 2023 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2024-2032 due to increasing battlefield needs, prompting the deployment of armed forces in distant war zones and different terrains in the region.

Anchor Industries, Inc., AMSS Shelters, Deployed Logix, DEW Engineering and Development ULC, General Dynamics, Gumotex, HTS tentiQ GmbH, M. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, and Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, are some of the major military tent & shelter companies worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 503
  • Countries covered: 24
  • Pages: 270
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