Body Armor Market Size, Share | Growth Report 2023-2028

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IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled “Body Armor Market Report by Product Type (Soft Armors, Hard Armors, Helmets, and Others), Type (Covert, Overt), Level (Level II, Level IIA, Level III, Level IIIA, Level IV), Material (Steel, Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Aramid, Composite Ceramic, and Others), Application (Military, Civil, and Others), and Region 2023-2028.” The study provides a detailed analysis of the industry, including the global body armor market share, size, trends, and growth forecasts. The report also includes competitor and regional analysis and highlights the latest advancements in the market.

Report Highlights

How big is the body armor market?

The global body armor market is expected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% during 2023-2028.

What is body armor?

Body armor, or ballistic armor, is a protective garment designed to shield individuals from various threats, primarily projectiles and other ballistic threats. It is typically worn by military personnel, law enforcement officers, security professionals, and sometimes civilians in high-risk professions or areas. It reduces the risk of injury or fatality in dangerous situations. It is constructed using advanced materials that offer a combination of strength, flexibility, and lightweight properties. The most common materials used in body armor include high-performance fibers like Kevlar, Dyneema, or Twaron and ceramic or metal plates.

These materials are layered or integrated into vests, plates, or full-body suits to protect specific body regions. The level of protection offered by body armor varies depending on the threat level it is designed to withstand. For instance, ballistic vests come in different levels, such as Level IIA, Level II, Level IIIA, and Level IV, each rated to stop specific types of ammunition with varying velocities and energies. In addition to ballistic protection, some body armor designs may incorporate stab or puncture resistance to guard against knife or spike attacks. At present, body armor finds extensive applications in enhancing personal safety for those operating in hazardous environments or facing potentially life-threatening situations across the globe due to its versatility and adaptability.

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What are the growth prospects and trends in the body armor industry?

The global body armor market is primarily driven by growing demand for personal protective equipment like body armor among military, law enforcement, and security personnel due to increasing security concerns and the rising instances of armed conflicts and terrorist activities. Moreover, numerous advancements in materials and technologies used in body armor manufacturing that improve the overall effectiveness and comfort of these products have accelerated the product adoption rate. Apart from this, the surge in investments in defense and law enforcement sectors by various countries has augmented the demand for advanced protective gear, including body armor.

Additionally, the rising awareness about the importance of personal safety and the increasing adoption of body armor by civilians in high-risk occupations and for self-defense are propelling the market growth. Besides this, stringent regulations mandating the use of protective equipment for law enforcement and military personnel in several regions have catalyzed market growth. Furthermore, the continuous research and development (R&D) efforts to create lightweight and durable body armor that provides multi-threat protection are contributing to the market growth. Other factors, including rising concerns regarding personal safety, security and increasing instances of terrorist activities, and rapid urbanization, are also anticipated to drive market growth.

What is included in market segmentation?

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Product Type:

  • Soft Armors
    • Plates and Inserts
    • Shields
  • Hard Armors
    • Plates and Inserts
    • Shields
  • Helmets
  • Others

Breakup by Type:

  • Covert
  • Overt

Breakup by Level:

  • Level II
  • Level IIA
  • Level III
  • Level IIIA
  • Level IV

Breakup by Material:

  • Steel
  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • Aramid
  • Composite Ceramic
    • Aluminium Oxide
    • Boron Carbide
    • Silicon Carbide
    • Others
  • Others

Breakup by Application:

  • Military
  • Civil
  • Others

Breakup by Region:

  • North America: (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific: (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe: (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America: (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Who are the key players operating in the industry?

The report covers the major market players including:

  • Armored Republic LLC.
  • BAE Systems Plc
  • Ballistic Body Armor Pty
  • Craig International Ballistics Pty. Ltd.
  • Hellweg International PTY Ltd.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Kejo Limited Company
  • Pacific Safety Products Inc
  • Point Blank Enterprises Inc.
  • Safariland LLC. (Maui Acquisition Corp.)
  • The 3M Company
  • S. Armor Corporation

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