Smart Textiles for Military Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2032

Smart Textiles for Military Market Research Report Information By Type (Passive Smart Textiles, Active Smart Textiles, Ultra-Smart Textiles), By Application (Health Monitoring, Energy Harvest and Protection, Mobility) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) ‚ÄďMarket Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/A&D/1125-CR | 134 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre | September 2019         

Smart Textiles For Military Market Speak to Analyst Request a Free Sample

Global Smart Textiles for Military Market Overview


Smart Textiles for Military Market Size was valued at USD 0.65 Billion in 2022. The smart textiles for military market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.764 Billion in 2023 to USD 2.7877 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.56% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The growing demand for effective textiles that can deliver crucial capabilities while maintaining military safety is a major market driver driving the  market. This can be ascribed to the increased need for cutting-edge military technologies with an emphasis on the health and well-being of soldiers.


Smart Textiles for Military Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Smart Textiles for Military Market Trends



  • Growing Military Modernization Initiatives and Defense Budgets to Drive Market Growth


The emergence of hegemony, unilateralism, and power politics, which have fueled several  crises due to fundamental shifts in the worldwide strategic environment, have jeopardized the design of international security systems. The uncertainty of territory claims between different countries, such as those made during the Middle East's Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran, is one of the key elements unsettling the geopolitical climate. Increasing military spending is the most common reaction from governments to improve national security. Military superpowers, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Australia, and India, have focused on enhancing the technological prowess of their armed forces. Several modernization projects are underway for the military services to guarantee that the existing defensive equipment is combat-ready. These programmes are now funded in part by increased defense spending.


The integration of electronics with clothes, which revolutionized the textile and military industries, is the cause of the development of smart textiles. Additionally, an increase in R&D has sparked the creation of smart textiles by incorporating materials like metallic fibers, conductive polymers, and optical fibers, giving them the ability to sense, conduct electricity, and transmit data. Additionally, utilizing organic polymers is anticipated to offer a remedy for the rigidity of inorganic crystals like silicon. A user-friendly and incredibly dependable system must also incorporate technologies into textiles to create power sources textiles and connectors in body armor. It is envisaged that these technological developments would encourage the development of smart fabrics for the military sector. Thus, driving the smart textiles for military market revenue.


Smart Textiles for Military Market Segment Insights


Smart Textiles for Military Type Insights


The smart textiles for military market segmentation, based on type includes passive smart textiles, active smart textiles and ultra-smart textiles. The active smart textiles segment dominated the market. Active smart textiles are intelligent materials that can sense, respond, and adapt to their environment. They have sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers that enable them to adjust the stiffness or flexibility of their physical characteristics in reaction to pressure or temperature changes outside of themselves.


Smart Textiles for Military Application Insights


The smart textiles for military market segmentation, based on application, includes Health Monitoring, Energy Harvest and Protection and Mobility. The health monitoring category generated the most income. The market is expanding due to increased defense spending and a focus on enhancing military security. Military personnel must be protected from the elements and potential fighting threats if they are to operate there for an extended period. Because of their overall defensive and offensive potential, biological and chemical agents continue to represent serious dangers.


Figure 1: Smart Textiles for Military Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Smart Textiles for Military Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Smart Textiles for Military Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American smart textiles for military market will dominate this market since the product has been adopted in the protection and mobility application. As part of their attempts to defend the world, the U.S. military is dispatched on a number of missions. Therefore, they must perform effectively in a diverse geographic environment that could subject them to considerable weather fluctuations, such as extreme heat or cold.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: SMART TEXTILES FOR MILITARY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


SMART TEXTILES FOR MILITARY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe smart textiles for military market accounts for the second-largest market share. The market in Europe will develop as a result of the growing usage of smart textiles for applications involving health monitoring. TsNIITochMash, an important designer and manufacturer of weapons for the Russian military and MVD Internal Troops, and Ros Electronics, a major Russian electronics producer, have unveiled a new active camouflage textile that offers extreme scalability and can even be used on tanks and other military equipment. Further, the German smart textiles for military market held the largest market share, and the UK smart textiles for military market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Smart textiles for military Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The Asia-Pacific defense industry is gradually investing a significant amount of human, material, and financial resources into integrating smart wearable technology into the military and developing a military strategy for smart wearable device systems motivated by the innovation and quick uptake of smart wearable devices technologies. Moreover, China’s smart textiles for military market held the largest market share, and the Indian smart textiles for military market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Smart Textiles for Military Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the smart textiles for military market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, smart textiles for military industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  smart textiles for military industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the smart textiles for military industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the smart textiles for military market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include Advanced Fabric Technology LLC (US), DuPont (US), Ohmatex (Denmark), BAE Systems plc (UK), BeBop Sensors (US), Directa Plus SpA (Italy), Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherlands), Mide Technology Corporation (US), Outlast Technologies LLC (US) and WL Gore & Associates Inc. (US).


Materials science company W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. services numerous sectors. Consumer goods, cables, electronic parts, fabrics, fibers, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, sealing, and vents are all part of its product line. Through its proprietary technologies with the polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), the firm creates solutions for medical implants, fabric laminates, cable, filtration, membrane, venting, fiber technologies, and sealing for a variety of industries. In March 2022, the first Gore-Tex stretch fabric technology was presented by W. L. Gore and Associates in the US for use in military raincoats.


DuPont de Nemours Inc, formerly DowDuPont Inc, offers materials and solutions based on technology. It provides materials and printing systems to the advanced printing sector and materials and solutions for the production of integrated circuits and semiconductors, addressing the manufacturing process's front and back ends. Adhesives, advanced printing solutions, animal nutrition, building supplies, biomaterials, electronic solutions, textiles, fibers & nonwovens, food & beverage ingredients, industrial films, medical devices, resins, and other products are among the company's product offerings.


Key Companies in the smart textiles for military market include



  • Advanced Fabric Technology LLC (US)

  • DuPont (US)

  • Ohmatex (Denmark)

  • BAE Systems plc (UK)

  • BeBop Sensors (US)

  • Directa Plus SpA (Italy)

  • Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherlands)

  • Mide Technology Corporation (US)

  • Outlast Technologies LLC (US)

  • WL Gore & Associates Inc. (US)


Smart Textiles for Military Industry Developments


September 2022: As part of the Defensie Materieel Organisatie (DMO) 'STRONG' program, Pincroft has revealed that it has created a new camouflage design for the Dutch Ministry of Defense. This program intends to provide all military members of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marechaussee with the necessary combat clothes and equipment. Carrington Textiles was the manufacturer of the fabric. The fabric weighs 210 g and is 50% cotton, 50% high-tenacity nylon, and 50% ripstop.


May 2022: The new maritime uniform for the Royal Australian Navy has begun to be distributed by the Australian Department of Defense. Workwear Group, Melbourne, and Bruck Textiles Group collaborated to create this uniform, which includes built-in fire-retardant characteristics in the fabric.


Smart Textiles for Military Market Segmentation


Smart Textiles for Military Type Outlook



  • Passive Smart Textiles

  • Active Smart Textiles

  • Ultra-Smart Textiles


Smart Textiles for Military Application Outlook



  • Health Monitoring

  • Energy Harvest and Protection

  • Mobility


Smart Textiles for Military Regional Outlook



  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Australia

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 0.65 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.764 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.7877 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 17.56% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Advanced Fabric Technology LLC (US), DuPont (US), Ohmatex (Denmark), BAE Systems plc (UK), BeBop Sensors (US), Directa Plus SpA (Italy), Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherlands), Mide Technology Corporation (US), Outlast Technologies LLC (US) and WL Gore & Associates Inc. (US)
Key Market Opportunities ·         The expanding demand for performance and innovative technology in clothing
Key Market Dynamics ·         The governments of all the nations are making every effort to concentrate on the use of cutting-edge military gear that will improve the soldier's effectiveness




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The smart textiles for military market size was valued at USD 0.65 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.56% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

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

The active smart textiles category dominated the market in 2022.

The health monitoring category had the largest share in the  market.

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‚Äô financial performance.
  • Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • Recommendations
Request Free Sample

Why Choose Market Research Future?

  • Vigorous research methodologies for specific market.
  • Knowledge partners across the globe
  • Large network of partner consultants.
  • Ever-increasing/ Escalating data base with quarterly monitoring of various markets
  • Trusted by fortune 500 companies/startups/universities/organizations
  • Large database of 5000+ markets reports.
  • Effective and prompt pre- and post-sales support.
Speak to Analyst
Leading companies partner with us for data-driven Insights.
Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo Client logo

Kindly complete the form below to receive a free sample of this Report

Please fill in Business Email for Quick Response
Invalid