09 November 2020
Advanced Combat Helmet Market Report: Forecasts by Material (Metal & Alloys, Thermo Plastics, Composite, Ballistic Material), by Protection (Ballistic, Non Ballistic), by NIJ Level (NIJ Level llla, NIJ Level lll, NIJ Level ll, NIJ Level l), by End Use (Defence, Homeland Security) AND Regional and Leading National Market Analysis PLUS Analysis of Leading Companies AND COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios.
Global Advance Combat Helmet (ACH) market was valued at US$ xx billion in 2021 and is projected to reach at a market value of US$ xx billion by 2031. The growth of this market can be attributed to the increasing need for enhanced protection of military personnel, and advancement in lightweight and stronger materials for combat helmets.
Need for enhanced protection to save the soldiers from ballistic attacks
Military personnel face dangerous situations during military operations or mission and have a high risk of being injured from a bullet, a shrapnel and indirect fire. Hence, it is necessary that military personnel use enhanced protective gear such as advance combat helmets, and body armor. For instance, in September 2018, under the Integrated Soldier Systems project, the Australian Defense Force (ADF) procured basic equipment used by soldiers, such as body armor, helmets, hearing and eye protection and load carriage equipment. This project which entails new equipment upgrade will enable the military personnel to meet future threats and fight with enhanced capabilities in challenging situations, while being less detectable and less susceptible to hostile attacks.
Homeland security which includes law enforcement is responsible for defending the country from any domestic riots and conflicts. Law enforcement officers are required to be equipped with advance technology helmets to shield themselves from bullets, flying glass, and gun shots. The potential demand from homeland security for latest technological helmets may contribute to the growth of the ACH market. The protective gear such as ballistic helmets and body armor for military personnel needs to be lightweight so that they do not weigh the soldier down. Lightweight and stronger materials for combat helmets enable soldiers to move more easily and comfortably. Development of such lightweight materials is expected to provide several growth opportunities for the market players in near future.
COVID-19 Impact on Advance Combat Helmet (ACH) Market
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the various economic conditions of countries across the globe. Despite the pandemic, the defense industry is still witnessing a strong demand from the various military organizations. However, due to the pandemic most of the manufacturing facilities have been shut down and has also resulted in decline of production due to low manpower. This, will also lead to delay in military programs.
The key players in the Advance Combat Helmet (ACH) market are highly engaged in inorganic and organic strategies so as to strengthen their market position. These key players offer a wide range of products and invest heavily on R&D activity. Some of the company’s profiled in this report include BAE Systems, ArmorSource LLC, MKU Limited, Point Blank Enterprises Inc, Honeywell International Inc, Eagle Industries, DuPont, Ceradyne Inc, Morgan Advanced Material PLC and Survitec Group.
• In March 2017, Revision Military received a contract from the U.S. Army to produce lighter combat helmets for the US Army. This five year Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II contract is worth at around USD 98 million. Under this contract, Revision Military will produce a new helmet that weighs an average of 22% less than the one currently in use with the US Army.
• In May 2019, Gentex Corporation has received a contract from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) worth USD 95 million to supply SOCOM with its Ops-Core FAST SF Super High Cut Helmet.
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