Soft Wall Military Shelter Market size is expected to account for a considerable growth rate from 2022 to 2028, driven by the rising demand for light-weighted, durable, and customizable shelters over the coming years. Increasing military operations that require troops to travel in assorted topography and environment and growing concerns regarding the reinforcement of military troops in several economies will shape the market outlook in the coming year.
These shelters are efficient, cost-effective, and require no expertise for their installation and deployment. Also, their capability to be set up in adverse terrain and environment makes them ideal for use in military purposes. Moreover, the improved versions of the product can protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The customizable benefits of the products will lead to a rise in demand.
Growing R&D activities by major industry players in addition to supportive government norms for improving the present infrastructure and introducing advanced technologies will strengthen the industry growth during the forecast timeframe. Several initiatives by the US army to set up Modified Extendable Rigid Wall Shelters, Army Standard Family Shelters, one-side, and two-side expandable shelters will boost the industry expansion.
The increasing application of soft wall military shelters in personnel accommodation, medical posts, storage, command, and control posts, will fuel the demand during the forecast timeline. Proliferating demand for these products in several regulatory organizations owing to their high durability and protecting qualities will shape the industry outlook in the coming years.
Soft wall military shelters can be bifurcated into inflatable shelters and integrated shelters, based on the type of products. Inflatable shelters are air-supported structures that require fewer mechanical parts for their deployment. They are eco-friendly, simple by design, and take up very little space. They are gaining traction over the last few years owing to their low energy production cost.
Based on the distribution channel, the soft wall military shelter market can be divided into aftermarket and OEM. The aftermarket segment is experiencing considerable growth led by the usage of these products in extreme climatic and topographic conditions. The increasing repair and maintenance requirements to fix damages and wear and tear in these shelters will foster the segment growth.
Based on product application, the soft wall military shelters can be segregated into warehouses, command posts, medical facility posts, and others. Among these, the market share from the warehouse segment is expected to register substantial gains. The expansion is driven by the growing need for food and water storage spaces during long-haul warfare. Furthermore, the increasing storage requirements for goods, equipment, military cargo, and materials during combats will lead to segment value.
North America's soft wall military shelter market is slated to witness considerable growth through 2028. The growing demand for these products in the US, leading to large-scale manufacturing processes across the region, will push the regional growth. Alongside, a considerable rise in defense budget implementation for the reinforcement of the military forces will also change the industry progression.
Some of the major industry leaders contributing to the soft wall military shelter market are Roder HTS Hocker Gmbh, Alaska Structures Inc., Weatherhaven, Big Top Manufacturing, Celina Tent, GORE-TEX, HDT Global, Gillard SAS, and CAMSS shelters. These companies often engage in M&As, collaborations, and similar business initiatives to consolidate their position in the industry.
The market experienced a trivial setback unlike, other industries that were massively impacted by the pandemic. The industry players were able to cope with the extreme losses as most of the contracts were long-term. The industry is likely to retain earlier growth levels during the forecast timeframe.