Body Armor Plates Market

Body Armor Plates Market by Applications (Civilians, Defense, and Law Enforcement Protection), Materials (UHMWPE, Composite Ceramic, Aramid, Steel, and Others), Levels (Level IV, Level III, Level II, Level IIA, and Level IIIA), and Regions (Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast 2021 – 2028

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The global body armor plates market size is projected to register a considerable CAGR during the forecast period, 2021–2028. The growth of the market is attributed to the increasing incidence of territorial disputes and growing investment in defense expenditure worldwide.

Body Armor Plates Market key takeaways

A person's body armor plates are defensive armor plates that are fitted into a carrier or bulletproof vest and can defend by themselves or enhance the vest's protection. These are metal shields that were once used to protect soldiers' bodies during battle. Furthermore, these are generally used in bullet-resistant vests to provide additional protection from rifle and handgun rounds.

Moreover, armor plates are constructed of a combination of ceramics and bullet-resistant textiles. Armor made of ceramic hard plate can withstand rifle and armor-piercing bullets. Hence, this improves safety and eliminates any bullet injury to the human body in a combat situation.

Additionally, body armor is becoming more common in modern times, as security guards, police officers, and other individuals use it to reduce traumatic injuries and defend themselves from unforeseen deadly dangers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the daily lives of billions of people all around the world. The social distancing and organization’s operational shutdown measures have been established to slowdown the spread. Furthermore, the virus's and containment measures' effects have been felt on both the supply and demand sides of the economy, resulting in substantial drops in global economic production. In addition, manufacturing activities have been significantly impacted due to the temporary shutdown of production units in several weapon and tactical gear exporting countries.

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities

  • Increasing number of terrorism threat along with growing use of lethal weapons by criminals is expected to upsurge the market growth in the coming years.
  • Rising focus on border security by governing agencies of several countries is one of the major factors propelling the market expansion during the forecast period.
  • Growing investment in advanced synthetic fibers to develop flexible, lightweight, and covert products for better protection is estimated to boost the market growth.
  • Lack of adequate development in the area of body armor in less developed economies and less focus on advanced body armor plates are expected to hamper the market expansion.
  • Growing geopolitical conflict, rising acts of violence & terrorism, and increasing safety concerns of armed forces are anticipated to offer great opportunity for market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The report on the global body armor plates market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.

Attributes

Details

Report Title

Body Armor Plates Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast

Base Year

2020

Historic Data

2018–2019

Forecast Period

2021–2028

Segmentation

Applications (Civilians, Defense, and Law Enforcement Protection), Materials (UHMWPE, Composite Ceramic, Aramid, Steel, and Others), and Levels (Level IV, Level III, Level II, Level IIA, and Level IIIA)

Regional Scope

Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa

Report Coverage

Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast

Key Players Covered in the Report

Craig International Ballistics (Pty) Ltd; Safariland, LLC; BAE Systems PLC; Aegis Engineering Ltd; Pacific Safety Products Inc.; Point Blank Enterprises, Inc; Kejo Ltd. Co.; Hellweg International; Ceradyne Inc.; Ballistic Body Armour Pty.; and Armored Republic, LLC.

 

Market Segment Insights

Defense segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace

Based on applications, the global body armor plates market is segregated as civilians, defense, and law enforcement protection. The defense segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period, owing to the rising demand for defense suits along with improved stabs & ballistic resistance for soldiers.

Moreover, in recent years, the number of military operations has been increased due to various reasons such as, hostile activities, growing terrorism, and frequent regional conflicts. Following these tragedies, developed economies such as, the United States, France, and Canada, are concentrating on improving personal protection for military forces and procuring bulletproof vests for their military personnel as a protection.

However, since the National Institute of Justice was instrumental in designing modern body armor for police officers, the law enforcement protection segment is anticipated to register a substantial growth during the forecast period due to the rising crimes and riots in various parts of civil society all around the world.

Composite ceramic segment is projected to expand at a considerable CAGR

On the basis of materials, the market is divided into ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), composite ceramic, aramid, steel, and others. The composite ceramic segment is projected to expand at a considerable CAGR due to its superior thermal stability.

Moreover, alumina ceramic plates are mostly given to people stationed in regions where great temperature resistance is required. Furthermore, silicon carbide is also utilized to make ceramic plates in some circumstances. Ceramic plates with this design, on the other hand, are more expensive than alumina ceramic.

However, the steel segment is anticipated to expand significantly in the coming years. One of the most widely utilized materials for protective shields and plates is responsible for the segment growth. In addition, steel is being cost-effective and can provide protection against a variety of bullets and missiles. Furthermore, a steel plate can be hidden behind the user's clothing, making it ideal for a Very Important Person (VIP).

Body Armor Plates Market by materials

Level IV segment is estimated to gain a large revenue share

Based on levels, the global body armor plates market is segmented into level IV, level III, level II, level IIA, and level IIIA. The Level IV segment is estimated to gain a large revenue share during the forecast period.

The adoption of the final version of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 0101.07 is expected to improve ballistic resistance test techniques and performance standards. Furthermore, the new NIJ standard is planned to introduce new threat levels for rifle protection. Thus, aforementioned factors are driving the segment growth in the coming years.

North America is anticipated to constitute a key market share

In terms of regions, the market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America is anticipated to constitute a key market share during the forecast period, owing to the ongoing government military projects such as the Extremity Protection program and the Soldier Protection System-Torso, which provide full body armor to the armed services.

Furthermore, the area is home to leading countries that control the worldwide market for military expenditure. For example, the United States spent approximately USD 731.56 billion on its military in 2019. With such a large budget for military applications and services, the development and acceptance of armor plates in the North American market has been accelerated.

However, the market of Asia Pacific is projected to gain a large revenue share during the forecast period due to the rising unprecedented clashes and armed standoffs particularly on the Indo-China border.

Moreover, a large number of active military soldiers in the region demands the adoption of upgraded body armor for their protection. As a result of this, India is a major exporter of protective helmets and innovative ballistic vests to over 250 forces in over 100 nations, including the militaries of the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and France along with the Japanese and American police forces.

Body Armor Plates Market by Regions

1. Executive Summary
2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
3. Research Methodology
4. Body Armor Plates Market Overview
  4.1. Introduction
     4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
     4.1.2. Market Definition
  4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
     4.2.1. Industry Outlook
  4.3. Body Armor Plates Market Dynamics
     4.3.1. Market Drivers
     4.3.2. Market Restraints
     4.3.3. Opportunity
     4.3.4. Market Trends
  4.4. Body Armor Plates Market - Supply Chain
  4.5. Global Body Armor Plates Market Forecast
     4.5.1. Body Armor Plates Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.2. Body Armor Plates Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.3. Body Armor Plates Market Absolute $ Opportunity
5. Global Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
  5.1. Market Trends
  5.2. Introduction
     5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
     5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  5.3. Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     5.3.1. Civilians
     5.3.2. Defense
     5.3.3. Law Enforcement Protection
  5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
  5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Applications
6. Global Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
  6.1. Market Trends
  6.2. Introduction
     6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
     6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
  6.3. Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
     6.3.1. North America
     6.3.2. Latin America
     6.3.3. Europe
     6.3.4. Asia Pacific
     6.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
  6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
  6.6. Global Body Armor Plates Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
7. North America Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast
  7.1. Introduction
     7.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
  7.2. North America Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     7.2.1. U.S.
     7.2.2. Canada
  7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  7.4. North America Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     7.4.1. Civilians
     7.4.2. Defense
     7.4.3. Law Enforcement Protection
  7.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  7.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  7.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     7.7.1. By Country
     7.7.2. By Product Type
     7.7.3. By Application
  7.8. North America Body Armor Plates Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
8. Latin America Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast
  8.1. Introduction
     8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     8.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
  8.2. Latin America Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      8.2.1. Brazil
      8.2.2. Mexico
      8.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  8.4. Latin America Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     8.4.1. Civilians
     8.4.2. Defense
     8.4.3. Law Enforcement Protection
  8.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  8.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  8.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     8.7.1. By Country
     8.7.2. By Product Type
     8.7.3. By Application
  8.8. Latin America Body Armor Plates Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
9. Europe Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast
  9.1. Introduction
     9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     9.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
  9.2. Europe Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     9.2.1. Germany
     9.2.2. France
     9.2.3. Italy
     9.2.4. U.K.
     9.2.5. Spain
     9.2.6. Russia
     9.2.7. Rest of Europe
  9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  9.4. Europe Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     9.4.1. Civilians
     9.4.2. Defense
     9.4.3. Law Enforcement Protection
  9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  9.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     9.7.1. By Country
     9.7.2. By Product Type
     9.7.3. By Application
  9.8. Europe Body Armor Plates Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
10. Asia Pacific Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast
  10.1. Introduction
     10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     10.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
  10.2. Asia Pacific Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     10.2.1. China
     10.2.2. Japan
     10.2.3. South Korea
     10.2.4. India
     10.2.5. Australia
     10.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
  10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  10.4. Asia Pacific Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     10.4.1. Civilians
     10.4.2. Defense
     10.4.3. Law Enforcement Protection
  10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  10.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     10.7.1. By Country
     10.7.2. By Product Type
     10.7.3. By Application
  10.8. Asia Pacific Body Armor Plates Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
11. Middle East & Africa Body Armor Plates Market Analysis and Forecast
  11.1. Introduction
     11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     11.1.3. Middle East & Africa Average Pricing Analysis
  11.2. Middle East & Africa Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     11.2.1. Saudi Arabia
     11.2.2. South Africa
     11.2.3. UAE
     11.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  11.4. Middle East & Africa Body Armor Plates Market Size and Volume Forecast by Applications
     11.4.1. Civilians
     11.4.2. Defense
     11.4.3. Law Enforcement Protection
  11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
  11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Applications
  11.7. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     11.7.1. By Country
     11.7.2. By Product Type
     11.7.3. By Application
  11.8. Middle East & Africa Body Armor Plates Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
12. Competition Landscape
  12.1. Global Body Armor Plates Market: Market Share Analysis
  12.2. Body Armor Plates Distributors and Customers
  12.3. Body Armor Plates Market: Competitive Dashboard
  12.4. Company Profiles (Details: Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
     12.4.1. Craig International Ballistics (Pty) Ltd.
     12.4.2. Safariland, LLC
     12.4.3. BAE Systems PLC
     12.4.4. Aegis Engineering Ltd.
     12.4.5. Pacific Safety Products Inc.
     12.4.6. Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
     12.4.7. Kejo Ltd. Co.

Segments Covered in the Report
The global body armor plates market has been segmented on the basis of

Applications

  • Civilians
  • Defense
  • Law Enforcement Protection

Materials

  • UHMWPE
  • Composite Ceramic
  • Aramid
  • Steel
  • Others

Levels

  • Level IV
  • Level III
  • Level II
  • Level IIA
  • Level IIIA

Regions

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Players

  • Craig International Ballistics (Pty) Ltd.
  • Safariland, LLC
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Aegis Engineering Ltd.
  • Pacific Safety Products Inc.
  • Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
  • Kejo Ltd. Co.
  • Hellweg International
  • Ceradyne Inc.
  • Ballistic Body Armour Pty.
  • Armored Republic, LLC.

Some of the major players competing in the market are Craig International Ballistics (Pty) Ltd; Safariland, LLC; BAE Systems PLC; Aegis Engineering Ltd; Pacific Safety Products Inc.; Point Blank Enterprises, Inc; Kejo Ltd. Co.; Hellweg International; Ceradyne Inc.; Ballistic Body Armour Pty.; and Armored Republic, LLC.

These major players are putting efforts to improve the operational aspects of their products, as well as developing new products to diversify their portfolios. As a result, companies are concentrating on marketing strategies such as, collaborations, partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions.

For example, the Safariland Group and Fechheimer Brothers Company have announced the joint launch of XpertFit in December 2020, an advanced virtual sizing technology that offers a contactless self-measuring process of capturing body measurements through a mobile phone that officers can use when ordering safety uniforms and body armor.

For instance, in August 2019, Avon Rubber p.l.c. has purchased 3M's ballistic protection unit as well as the Ceradyne brand's rights. This purchase was part of a larger strategy to acquire a contract for body protection plates from the US Army.

Body Armor Plates Market by key players

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