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Smart Textiles For Military Market

Smart Textiles for Military Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type and by Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Smart Textiles for Military Market Outlook – 2027

Smart textiles are the integration of textiles and electronic components for enhanced military functionality. These are created out of materials that include metals, conductive polymers, optical fiber, and nanoparticle coatings to provide water-repellency, ultra-violet (UV) protection, anti-bacterial, and self-cleaning properties. The main aim of smart textiles is to reduce the weight of battery packs, connecting cables, and electronic gadgets to improve the soldier's survival in war fields. In addition, smart textiles come with monitoring, protection, and technological capabilities. Moreover, improvement in the performance of soldiers by enabling them better mobility and fast connectivity fosters the growth of the smart textiles for the military market globally. 

COVID-19 Scenario Analysis: 

  • Smart textiles for military production is anticipated to be more agile after the end of COVID-19.
  • The supply chain disruption is expected to affect the future growth of the companies due to lockdown.
  • The revenue is not being generated for the companies due to the ongoing pandemic, which is expected to result in major losses across the year.
  • Companies have to deal on a significant margin basis to revive the market.
  • A huge monetary loss has been accounted for in the revenue generation of the smart textiles for military companies due to the lockdown.

Top Impacting Factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers, and Impact Analysis

There is an increase in the need for improved military performance, creating the urgency of integrating smart textiles in the military & defense segment. In addition, the deployment of miniaturized electronic systems makes smart textiles an important component of military operations. Moreover, the major market players are intending toward creating lightweight textiles to enhance more solid mobility in the war field, which in turn is anticipated to generate more demand during the forecast period. in addition, technological advancements in wearable textiles are anticipated to boost the demand for the global smart textiles for the military market. However, factors such as the high cost of smart textiles and stringent government regulations on the utilization of chemicals for manufacturing military clothing are expected to hamper the market growth.

The global smart textiles for military market trends are as follows:

Surge in the application in military & defense

Many countries across the globe are integrating smart textiles in their military base to enhance the performance of their soldiers with increased mobility and connectivity to miniaturized electronic gadgets. Moreover, these smart textiles are capable of sensing and reacting to thermal, chemical, electrical, mechanical, magnetic, and other sources of environmental stimuli in a predetermined and well-programmed way, ensuring competent performance at the war field. Furthermore, the integration of accelerometers, heart rate sensors, and many others to garments such as gloves, trousers, coats, and others allow the release of moisturizers or medication into the skin. In addition, these fabrics help to control the materials that regulate body temperature and muscle vibration during physical exertion.  

Technological advancements to foster the market growth

The evolution of smart textiles can be attributed to the amalgamation of electronics with clothing, revolutionizing the military and textile industry. In addition, rise in R&D has initiated the development of smart textiles with the integration of materials such as metallic fibers, conductive polymers, and optical fibers, enabling sensing, electrical conductivity, and data transmission capabilities to smart textiles. Moreover, the use of organic polymers is expected to provide a solution to overcome the stiffness of inorganic crystals such as silicon. Furthermore, the integration of technologies in textiles for the development of power sources textiles and connectors in body armor is crucial in creating a user-friendly and extremely reliable system. Such technological advancements are anticipated to foster the growth of smart textiles for the military market. 

Key Benefits of the Report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global smart textiles for the military industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with a detailed analysis of the global smart textiles for military market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global smart textiles for the military market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 
  • The report provides detailed global smart textiles for military market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in the coming years. 

Questions Answered in the Smart textiles for military Market Research Report:

  • What are the leading market players active in the smart textiles for the military market?
  • What the current trends will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What future projections would help in taking further strategic steps?

Smart Textiles for Military Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Passive Smart Textiles
  • Active Smart Textiles
  • Ultra-Smart Textiles
By Application
  • Health Monitoring & Diagnostics
  • Energy Harvest
  • Camouflage
  • Temperature Monitoring & Control
  • Protection & Mobility
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

WL Gore & Associates Inc., DuPont, Outlast Technologies LLC, BAE Systems plc., Koninklijke Ten Cate BV, Ohmatex, Advanced Fabric Technology LLC, BeBop Sensors, Directa Plus SpA, Mide Technology Corporation

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