Global military apparel industry expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2027 –


DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Military Apparel Market by End-User (Army, Navy, Air Force), Technology, Apparel Type (Headwear, Eyewear, Wristbands, Hearing Aids, Bodywear), and Region (North America, Europe , Asia-Pacific, Middle East, rest of the world) – Forecast to 2027″ report has been added to from offer.

The global military apparel market is expected to grow from USD 3.1 billion in 2022 to USD 3.4 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2022 to 2027.

The military clothing market is expected to grow owing to the soldier modernization programs undertaken by several countries across the globe. These nations are actively integrating advanced technologies such as advanced head-mounted displays, body diagnostic sensors, advanced personal wearables, improved navigation and communication devices, and other types of military wearables into their list of standard equipment for soldiers to improve their combat effectiveness.

Land forces segment is expected to lead the market share in end-user segment during the forecast period

On the basis of end-user, the land forces segment is expected to dominate the market share over the forecast period as most of the current generation wearable technologies are designed to enhance the combat effectiveness of land forces , as these personnel are often exposed to unsafe working conditions leading to anxiety, depression and an increased risk of death from external danger.

The vision and surveillance segment is expected to dominate the military apparel market over the forecast period

Based on technology, video and surveillance segment is expected to dominate the military apparel market over the forecast period. The market is also witnessing a huge demand for products based on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Additionally, advancements in night vision helmet technologies are also driving the market as these technologies help the armed forces carry out critical missions at night or in low visibility conditions.

Headwear Segment Expected to Account for Largest Share in 2022 Based on the type of garments, the headwear segment is expected to dominate the military apparel market during the forecast period. This segment has been segmented into Eyewear, Bodywear, Hearing Aids, Wristbands. There is a huge demand due to the integration of headwear with advanced technology (Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)) is the driving factor for the apparel segment.

Asia-Pacific is expected to account for the largest share in 2022

Military Clothing Industry has been studied for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share in 2022, and the Middle East is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The escalation of geopolitical tensions in the regions has encouraged investments in the adoption of modern wearable technologies of the soldiers, which furthers the growth potential of the targeted market in the regions.

Market dynamics


  • Develop lightweight and robust portable systems

  • Asymmetric warfare encourages the adoption of military wearable technologies


  • Conventional warfare systems are preferred over advanced systems in developing countries

  • Supply chain disruptions


  • Develop and integrate advanced technologies to enhance current generation military handheld capabilities

  • Integration of nanotechnology in military wearable subsystems


  • Lack of strategic clarity and technological readiness

  • Reduce the weight of military clothing without compromising protection and combat performance

Companies cited

  • Aselsan AS

  • BAE Systems API

  • Bionic Power Inc.

  • Elbit Systems Ltd.

  • Epsilor-Electric Fuel Ltd.

  • General Dynamics Society

  • Glenair Inc.

  • Interactive Wear SA

  • L3Harris Technologies Inc.

  • Leonardo SpA

  • Lockheed Martin Company

  • Milpower Source Inc.

  • Northrop Grumman Company

  • Rheinmetall AG

  • Saab AB

  • Safariland LLC

  • Safran S.A.

  • S&T Engineering

  • TE Connectivity Ltd.

  • Teledyne Flir LLC

  • Thales Group

  • PLC TT Electronics

  • Ultra-electronic

  • Viasat Inc.

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