Smart Textiles for the Military Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Smart Textiles for the Military Market Research Report: By Type (Passive Smart Textiles, Active Smart Textiles and Ultra-Smart Textiles), Application (Health Monitoring, Energy Harvest and Protection & Mobility) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/1125-CR | September 2019 | Region: Global | 134 pages

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Market Scenario


Smart textiles are the integration of electronic components and textiles for enhanced military functionality. They are created out of materials that include optical fiber, conductive polymers, metal, and nanoparticle coatings to provide UV protection, water-repellency, anti-bacterial, or self-cleaning properties. Smart textiles also have protection, monitoring, and technological capabilities. The global smart textiles for the military market is expected to grow owing to factors such as the increased need for improved military performance and the growing integration of high-performance miniaturized electronic systems. Furthermore, the increasing demand for lightweight textiles is also expected to drive the market growth.


However, stringent government regulations pertaining to the utilization of chemicals for manufacturing military clothing and high costs of smart textiles might hamper the market growth.


Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market is projected to reach USD 2,439.4 Million by 2025 growing at 17.56% CAGR during the forecast period.


Segmentation of the Global Smart Textiles for the Military Market


Based on type, the global smart textiles market has been divided into passive smart textiles, active smart textiles, and ultra-smart textiles. The passive smart textiles segment accounted for the largest market share in 2018. However, the ultra-smart textiles segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Ultra-smart textiles are the third generation of smart textiles and can sense, react, and adapt to environmental conditions or stimuli. An ultra-smart or intelligent textile essentially comprises a unit that works like a brain, with cognition, reasoning, and activating capacities. Hence, the segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 18.11% during the forecast period.


Based on application, the global market has been segregated into health monitoring, energy harvest and protection & mobility. The energy harvest segment dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 17.77% during the forecast period. Smart textiles offer benefits to energy harvesting industry such as safety and protection. Hence, the segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.


Based on the region, the global smart textiles market has been categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America is estimated to acquire the most significant market share in 2018 and is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as high military expenditure and technology advancements are expected to drive the growth of the market in the region.


Key Players


The key players in the global smart textiles for the military market are Advanced Fabric Technology LLC (US), BAE Systems plc (UK), BeBop Sensors (US), Directa Plus SpA (Italy), DuPont (US), Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherlands), Mide Technology Corporation (US), Ohmatex  (Denmark), Outlast Technologies LLC (US), and WL Gore & Associates Inc. (US).


Research Methodology


The market values and forecasts are derived using MRFR research methodology, which includes secondary research, primary interviews, data triangulation, and validation from an in-house data repository and statistical modeling tools.


Secondary Research


In this process, data is collected from various secondary sources, including annual reports, SEC filings, journals, government associations, aerospace & defense magazines, white papers, corporate presentations, company websites, and paid databases.


Primary Research


In this process, both the demand- and supply-side parties are interviewed to extract facts and insights into the market forecast, production, trends, and projected market growth. Industry stakeholders such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives across the value chain are approached to obtain key information.


Key Insights



  • Market sizing, forecast, and analysis: detailed coverage of the market segment and sub-segments

  • Regional/country trends and forecast: detailed analysis of the market in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, along with key countries in each region

  • Market dynamics intelligence: market drivers, opportunities, trends, restraints, Porter’s five forces, supply chain, and value chain analysis

  • Technology trends, regulatory landscape, and patent analysis outlook

  • Competitive intelligence: market share analysis, financial analysis, product benchmarking, and strategic developments including joint ventures, product launches, and mergers & acquisitions

  • Regional attractiveness and related growth opportunities


Report Customization


MRFR offers report customization to valued customers. Below are the options available for customization:



  • Company Profiles


In-depth profiling of additional market players (3 to 4 companies)



  • Country-Level Analysis


Detailed analysis of a country-level market and related segments as per the report scope (subject to data availability)


Intended Audience



  • Smart textiles manufacturers

  • Defense organizations

  • Clothing companies

  • Research institutes

  • Regulatory bodies



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The passive smart textiles segment took the lead in 2018.

The key market restraints include strict government norms with regard to the use of chemicals in the manufacturing of military clothing along with the high costs associated with smart textiles.

The market value by 2025 can be USD 2,439.4 Million.

The market is supposed to expand at a rate of 17.56% in the coming years.

Growing need for better military performance along with the rising integration of advanced miniaturized electronic systems are some of the growth rendering factors in the global market. The heightened demand for lightweight textiles also benefits the market.

North America is currently in the lead.

1 Executive Summary

1.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis

1.1.1. Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type

1.1.2. Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application

1.1.3. Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Region

2 Market Introduction

2.1. Market Definition

2.2. Scope Of The Study

2.3. Market Structure

2.4. Key Buying Criteria

2.5. Market Factor Indicator Analysis

3 Research Methodology

3.1. Research Process

3.2. Primary Research

3.3. Secondary Research

3.4. Market Size Estimation

3.5. Forecast Model

3.6. List Of Assumptions

4 Market Insights

5 Market Dynamics

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Drivers

5.3. Restraints

5.4. Opportunities

5.5. Challenges

5.6. Market/Technological Trends

5.7. Patent Trends

5.8. Regulatory Landscape/Standards

6 Market Factor Analysis

6.1. Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

6.1.1. R&D

6.1.2. Manufacturing

6.1.3. Distribution & Sales

6.1.4. Post-Sales Monitoring

6.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

6.2.1. Threat Of New Entrants

6.2.2. Bargaining Power Of Buyers

6.2.3. Threat Of Substitutes

6.2.4. Rivalry

6.2.5. Bargaining Power Of Supplies

7 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Passive Smart Textiles

7.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027

7.3. Active Smart Textiles

7.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027

7.4. Ultra-Smart Textiles

7.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027

8 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Health Monitoring

8.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027

8.3. Energy Harvest

8.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027

8.4. Protection & Mobility

8.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027

9 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Region

9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Country, 2020-2027

9.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.2.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.2.4. US

9.2.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.2.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.2.5. Canada

9.2.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.2.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.2.6. Rest Of The North America

9.2.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.2.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3. Europe

9.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Country, 2020-2027

9.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.3.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.4. UK

9.3.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.3.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.5. Germany

9.3.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.3.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.6. France

9.3.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.3.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.7. Russia

9.3.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.3.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.8. Rest Of Europe

9.3.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.3.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4. Asia-Pacific

9.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Country, 2020-2027

9.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.4.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.4. China

9.4.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.4.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.5. Japan

9.4.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.4.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.6. India

9.4.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.4.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.7. Australia

9.4.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.4.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.8. Rest Of Asia-Pacific

9.4.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.4.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5. Middle East & Africa

9.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Country, 2020-2027

9.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5.4. UAE

9.5.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.5.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5.5. Saudi Arabia

9.5.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.5.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5.6. Israel

9.5.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.5.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5.7. Rest Of Middle East & Africa

9.5.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Type, 2020-2027

9.5.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027

10 Competitive Landscape

10.1. Competitive Overview

10.2. Competitor Dashboard

10.3. Major Growth Strategies In The Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market

10.4. Competitive Benchmarking

10.5. Market Share Analysis

10.6. Advanced Fabric Technology LLC: The Leading Player In Terms Of Number Of Developments In The Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market

10.7. Key Developments & Growth Strategies

10.7.1. Application Launches/Service Deployments

10.7.2. Mergers & Acquisitions

10.7.3. Joint Ventures

11 Company Profiles

11.1. Advanced Fabric Technology LLC

11.1.1. Company Overview

11.1.2. Products/Services Offered

11.1.3. Financial Overview

11.1.4. Key Developments

11.1.5. SWOT Analysis

11.1.6. Key Strategies

11.2. BAE Systems Plc

11.2.1. Company Overview

11.2.2. Products/Services Offered

11.2.3. Financial Overview

11.2.4. Key Developments

11.2.5. SWOT Analysis

11.2.6. Key Strategies

11.3. BeBop Sensors

11.3.1. Company Overview

11.3.2. Products/Services Offered

11.3.3. Financial Overview

11.3.4. Key Developments

11.3.5. SWOT Analysis

11.3.6. Key Strategies

11.4. Directa Plus SpA

11.4.1. Company Overview

11.4.2. Products/Services Offered

11.4.3. Financial Overview

11.4.4. Key Developments

11.4.5. SWOT Analysis

11.4.6. Key Strategies

11.5. DuPont

11.5.1. Company Overview

11.5.2. Products/Services Offered

11.5.3. Financial Overview

11.5.4. Key Developments

11.5.5. SWOT Analysis

11.5.6. Key Strategies

11.6. Koninklijke Ten Cate BV

11.6.1. Company Overview

11.6.2. Products/Services Offered

11.6.3. Financial Overview

11.6.4. Key Developments

11.6.5. SWOT Analysis

11.6.6. Key Strategies

11.7. Mide Technology Corporation

11.7.1. Company Overview

11.7.2. Products/Services Offered

11.7.3. Financial Overview

11.7.4. Key Developments

11.7.5. SWOT Analysis

11.7.6. Key Strategies

11.8. Ohmatex

11.8.1. Company Overview

11.8.2. Products/Services Offered

11.8.3. Financial Overview

11.8.4. Key Developments

11.8.5. SWOT Analysis

11.8.6. Key Strategies

11.9. Outlast Technologies LLC

11.9.1. Company Overview

11.9.2. Products/Services Offered

11.9.3. Financial Overview

11.9.4. Key Developments

11.9.5. SWOT Analysis

11.9.6. Key Strategies

11.10. WL Gore & Associates Inc.

11.10.1. Company Overview

11.10.2. Products/Services Offered

11.10.3. Financial Overview

11.10.4. Key Developments

11.10.5. SWOT Analysis

11.10.6. Key Strategies

12 Appendix

12.1. References

12.2. Related Reports

12.3. List Of Abbreviations

13 Industry Insights

14 List Of Tables

Table 1 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Region, 2020-2027

Table 2 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 3 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market Size, By Region, 2020-2027

Table 7 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Size, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 8 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Size, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 9 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Size, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 10 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Size, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 11 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Type Market, By Region, 2020-2027

Table 12 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Type Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 13 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Type Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 14 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Type Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 15 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Type Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 16 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Application Market, By Region, 2020-2027

Table 17 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Application Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 18 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Application Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 19 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Application Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 20 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Application Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 21 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Region, 2020-2027

Table 22 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type, 2020-2027

Table 23 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application, 2020-2027

Table 24 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 25 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type, 2020-2027

Table 26 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application, 2020-2027

Table 27 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 28 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type, 2020-2027

Table 29 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application, 2020-2027

Table 30 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type, 2020-2027

Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application, 2020-2027

Table 33 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 34 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type, 2020-2027

Table 35 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application, 2020-2027

15 List Of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process Of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top-Down And Bottom-Up Approaches

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 Impact Analysis: Market Drivers

FIGURE 5 Impact Analysis: Market Restraints

FIGURE 6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

FIGURE 7 Value Chain Analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share, By Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 10 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share, By Application, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 12 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share (%), By Region, 2020

FIGURE 13 Global Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 14 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 15 North America: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 16 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 Europe: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 18 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Asia-Pacific: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 20 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Middle East & Africa: Smart Textiles For The Military Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)