DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Smart Textiles For Military Market - Segmented by Purpose (Sensing, Energy Harvest, Thermal, Luminescence, Protection & Mobility and Healing), Type (Active Smart, Passive Smart and Ultra Smart), Geography - Market forecasts and Analysis (2018-2023)" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.
The smart textiles market in military is expected to register compound annual growth rate of 13.45% in the forecast period till 2022
Smart textiles aim to reduce the weight of the electronic gadgets, battery pack and connecting cables to improve survivability of soldier at war fields.
Thermal vests with automatic temperature control can be built at home for costs as low as $30-$40. But the Thermal vests worn by soldiers in the front line need to be bullet proof, robust, flexible but hard and durable as they can decide life and death in much more challenging conditions.
The smart vests have replaced tangible wires, reduced the need for battery and reduced the chances of gadget failure up-to 50% by adding redundancy. This has saved at least 40% cost on protective vests procurement and maintenance. Additionally, a smart vest connected to sensors can help in targeting enemy, avoiding traps, tracking friendly and in providing emergency healing.
The next war will see soldiers with almost equal firepower, the only factor that will decide victory is the protective vest worn by survivors. Armies have been funding the development of smart vest that can improve the soldier's mobility, speed and performance or make them invisible, since early 1970s. Success is still far but the recent developments can still tilt the balance in favour of the smart vests in a war situation.
The key players in the smart textiles for military market are BAE Systems, Intelligent Textiles Ltd and Textronics Ltd ITL is the current supplier of smart vests to the US Defence forces. A number of non-military OEMs are shifting focus towards supplying military grade smart textiles. But it will need them a decade of experience and expertise to serve any important military tender.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview And Trends
4. Market Dynamics
5. Global Smart Textiles For Military Market, Segmented By Purpose
6. Global Smart Textiles For Military Market, Segmented By Types
7. Global Smart Textiles For Military Market, Segmented By Geography
8. Competitive Landscape
9. Key Vendor Analysis (Overview, Products & Services, Strategies)
10. Future Outlook Of The Market
- Globe Manufacturing Company
- Bae Systems
- Intelligent Textiles Ltd.
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Gentherm Inc
- Schoeller Technologies Ag
- Texas Instruments Inc
- E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co.
- Milliken & Company
- Ohmatex Aps (Denmark)
- Outlast Technologies Llc
- Koninklijke Ten Cate Nv
- Noble Biomaterials Inc.
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