Combat Helmet Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Combat Helmet Market Research Report Information by Application (Protection, Visual Assistance, and Communication), Material (Ballistic Fiber, Thermoplastic, and Metal), End User (Military Agencies and Law Enforcement Agencies), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/A&D/9156-HCR | 168 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe | September 2023         

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Combat Helmet Market Scenario

Combat helmet market is projected to reach USD 3.32 billion by 2030 and register a CAGR of 5.2% between 2020 and 2030.

Combat helmets are made with superior quality materials and are primarily usedto provide protection to the soldier’s head. Moreover, with the current development of combat helmets with integrated communication systems and visual assistance, the demand for combat helmets with such features has increasedover the last few years.

The global combat helmet market has witnessed high growth in recent years due to the increasing defense expenditure and rising cross-border disputes. Moreover, technological advancements in military helmets will offer lucrative growth opportunities to the market. However, the high cost of combat helmets is expected to hinder the growth of the market to some extent.

COVID-19 Analysis

According to MRFR, the current projections of global combat helmet market growth till 2027 are expected to be lower than pre-COVID-19 estimates. The pandemic has had a devastating negative impact on the defense industry across the world. In the defense industry, due to a decrease in tax revenues with a decrease in GDP, it is also expected to decrease the demand for new military aircraft, naval vessels, ground vehicles, related systems, and soldier equipment in the next few years. This is also expected to decrease the demand for combat helmets.

Many governments across the globe are focused on controlling COVID-19 outbreaks in their countries. Hence, they are investing more in healthcare equipment and the development of vaccines. Therefore, the defense expenditures on new products are expected to be lower in the next few years. The defense expenditure is expected to increase gradually during the forecast period after the pandemic ends.

Thus, it is expected that the global combat helmet market will grow at a slower rate in 2021 and 2022; from 2023, it will grow gradually.

Market Drivers

  • Increasing Defense Expenditures

Globally, military spending has increased significantly in recent years. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), global military expenditure rose by 2.6% to approximately USD 1.82 trillion from 2017 to 2019. The increase indefense expenditure is expected to boost the demand for advanced combat helmets that can be used for visual assistance during the night and with an in-built communication system.

Factors such as ongoing conflicts in the Middle East & Africa, long-standing tensions among the US & China, the US & Iran, India & Pakistan, and South Korea & North Korea, territorial disputes between countries in Asia-Pacific, and a focus on counterterrorism activities are pushing governments to strengthen their defense capabilities. A rise in military spending directly boosts the growth of the defense equipment industry, which covers everything from aircraft and weapons to combat helmets.


  • Technological Advancements in Military Helmets

Recently the global market has witnessed significant growth due to an increase in investments in the development of combat helmets with advanced protection and features.Over the years, terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda have been posing significant threats to the national security of various countries, which have resulted in the modernization and procurement of combat helmetsto curb such threats.Many players are investing in developing lightweight and rigid materials for combat helmets. Moreover, they focused on adding advanced features to helmets. This is expected to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.


  • High Cost of Combat Helmets

The current technological advancements in combat helmets include tough materials, fewerstructural week-points, fewer metal parts, and uniform protection. These technological advancements also increase the overall cost of helmets. Thus, to equip the entire military force with such helmets is difficult for low economy countries. Therefore, the high cost of combat helmets is expected to restrict the growth of the global combat helmetto some extent.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

Stringent Regulations are Driving the Need for Advanced Combat Helmets That areExpected to Bolster Market’s Growth Rate

The global combat helmet market growth is expected to be at a rate of 5.2% over the analysis period (between 2021 and 2027) on account of stringent regulations driving the need for advanced combat helmets.

Segment Overview

By Type

  • Protection

The protectionsegment accounted for the largest market share and is expected to register the highest CAGR during the review period. The primary use of combat helmets is for the protection of soldiers. Therefore, the use of combat helmets for protection is accounted for the largest market share in 2019.

  • Communication

This segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The development of combat helmets integrated with communication systems is expected to positively impact the market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, the demand for these helmets has been increasing for the last few years.

By Platform

  • Military Agencies

The military agencies segment dominated the combat helmet market in 2019. This is due to the high demand for advanced combat helmets forthe protection of soldiers. Moreover, to offer visual assistance during the night operations.

  • Law Enforcement Agencies

The segment is expected to witnessthe highest growth during the forecast period, 2019 to 2027. This is due to the rising terrorist attacks globally.

Regional Analysis

North America Accounted for the Largest Market Share

North America comprises two major countries, namely, the US and Canada. North America leads in global military expenditure and technological advancements and thus generates a very high demand for combat helmets. Although Canada makes some investments in the development of such advanced weapons, the country’s market is primarily dependent on the US. The region accounted for the largest share in the global market in 2020, primarily due to the presence of prominent players, such as 3M Company, DuPont de Nemours Inc., and ArmorSource LLC, and high investments made by these companies in the development of advanced combat helmet.

In addition, the increasing military expenses by the US Department of Defense (DOD) on combat helmets, in recent years, have resulted in the market witnessing a significant surge in demand in this region.

APAC Races Ahead at the Fastest Rate as China and India Take the Lead

MRFR anticipates the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market to exhibit the fastest growth during the conjectured period due to the increased defense expenditure of key economies. The regional market growth is significantly driven by major countries, such as China, Japan, India, and Australia, due to the rising investments in combat helmets. Increasing military expenditure and rising territorial conflicts between neighboring countries such as China, South Korea, and North Korea are driving the combat helmet market in the region. According to SIPRI, China’s military spending increased from approximately USD 215 billion in 2016 to USD 250 billion in 2018. Additionally, military expenditure in India grew by around 9% from 2017 to 2019. Furthermore, military modernization activities and increasing development of soldier equipment by China, India, and other Asian countries are further driving the regional market's growth.

Competitive Landscape

Significant Investments by Players to Intensify Competition

The global combat helmet market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years due to increasing defense expenditure and naval modernization programs. The global combat helmet market is characterized by the presence of several global and regional vendors. The market is highly competitive, with all the players trying to gain maximum market share. Frequent changes in government policies, intense competition, and government regulations are the key factors that impact global market growth. The vendors compete based on cost, product quality, and reliability.

Key Players Operating in the Global Combat Helmet Market:

  • Avon Rubber Plc (UK)

  • BAE Systems (UK)

  • DuPont de Nemours Inc. (US)

  • Safariland Group (US)

  • ArmorSource LLC (US)

  • Honeywell International Inc. (US)

  • Revision Military Inc. (US)

  • MKU Limited (India)

  • Point Blank Enterprises (US)

  • Gentex Corporation (US)

Other Prominent Players Operating in the Global Combat Helmet Market:

  • ArmorWorks Enterprises, LLC (US)

  • Eagle Industries (US)

  • Morgan Advanced Materials PLC (UK)

  • Survitec Group Limited (UK)

Recent Developments

  • January 2020 –Avon Rubber Plc has acquired 3M's ballistic protection business, apart of the company’s advanced materials business. The unit includes lines of ballistic helmets, flat armor,body armor, and related helmetattachment products for law enforcement.

  • October 2020 – 3M Company launched a new Combat II Ballistic Helmet. It is lightweight with increased safety from the dangers of bullets and bomb fragments.

Report Overview

Scope of the Report

The scope of the report highlights drivers, opportunities, restraints, and challenges surrounding the global market. With easy-to-comprehend segmentation that includes product, technology, platform, and region, MRFR projections are based on historical and expected trends. Major firms active in the global market have been profiled and paired with the top strategies employed by them to remain competitive in the industry.

Segmentation Table


  • Protection

  • Visual Assistance

  • Communication


  • Ballistic Fiber

  • Thermoplastic

  • Metal

End User

  • Military Agencies

  • Law Enforcement Agencies

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 3.32 billion
  CAGR   5.2 % (2020–2030)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Application, Material, and End User
  Geographies Covered   
  Key Vendors   3M Company, BAE Systems, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Safariland Group, ArmorSource LLC, Honeywell International Inc., Revision Military Inc., MKU Limited, Point Blank Enterprises, and Gentex Corporation.
  Key Market Opportunities   
  Key Market Drivers   

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Combat helmet market register a CAGR of 5.2% between 2020 and 2030.

Avon Rubber Plc (UK),BAE Systems (UK),DuPont de Nemours Inc. (US),Safariland Group (US),ArmorSource LLC (US),Honeywell International Inc. (US),Revision Military Inc. (US),MKU Limited (India),Point Blank Enterprises (US),Gentex Corporation (US)

North America Accounted for the Largest Market Share

Key Questions Answered

  • Global Market Outlook
  • In-depth analysis of global and regional trends
  • Analyze and identify the major players in the market, their market share, key developments, etc.
  • To understand the capability of the major players based on products offered, financials, and strategies.
  • Identify disrupting products, companies, and trends.
  • To identify opportunities in the market.
  • Analyze the key challenges in the market.
  • Analyze the regional penetration of players, products, and services in the market.
  • Comparison of major players’ financial performance.
  • Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • Recommendations
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