The global military protection glasses market is estimated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, owing to the militarization of law enforcement agencies across different countries and increasing use of glasses in the military. Furthermore, innovation in defense technology has enabled the increased use of protection glasses in combat operations, military bases, personnel transportation, bomb disposal, mine detection, intelligence, battle tanks, surveillance and reconnaissance, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and tactical tanks. It is expected that by the end of forecast period, military protection glass sales will be used significantly. Military glasses are precisely engineered and developed for high performance and rugged conditions. The efficiency of military protection glasses is expected to improve as further research and development are carried out in this market segment.
The growing use of protection glasses in the military industry and rising defense expenses is expected to drive the market growth. However, the high cost of manufacturing and research and development of military protection glasses is expected to restrain the market growth. Rapid technological advancements, increasing personal protection, will result in a rise in demand for protection glasses. However, the limited number of manufacturing facilities is presumed to restrain the growth of the military protection glasses market.
The military protection glasses market is segmented based on type, material, platform, and region. By type, the global market is segmented into laser safety, bulletproof, fire resistant, ballistic protection, and others. The ballistic protection segment is expected to register highest CAGR during the forecast period. Ballistic protection glasses are expensive to design and manufacture. By material, the global market has been segmented as glass fiber, quartz, sapphire, polycarbonate, and others. The polycarbonate segment is expected to grow at highest rate during the forecast period. Polycarbonate material is shatter-proof and a good insulator against heat and UV radiation.
Based on platform, the global market is segmented as armored vehicle, soldier based, tank, aircraft, and others. The armored vehicle segment is expected to register highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to rise in asymmetric warfare. Furthermore, factors such as growing military expenditures by major economies, and increasing government investments for modernization of military and law enforcement forces are expected to propel the market growth.
Segmentation of the Global Military Protection Glasses Market
The market in North America is expected to witness the highest growth during forecast period. The US is the largest market for protection glasses. Moreover, an increase in demand for protective systems in military is expected to boost market growth. Increasing purchase of armored vehicles in countries including China, India, and Japan is expected to contribute towards the regional market growth. The military protection glasses market is estimated to witness a CAGR of more than 14% during the forecast period, 2018 to 2025.
The key players in the global military protection glasses market are Honeywell International Inc. (US), Saint-Gobain Sully (France), Morgan Advanced Materials plc. (UK), Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan), Teijin Limited (Japan), DuPont (US), Schott AG (Germany), PPG Industries Inc. (US), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), and Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherlands).
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