Global Defense Composites Market 2022-2032

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A prominent market trend that is anticipated to assist the expansion of this business is the rise in the procurement and upgrading of armored vehicles (across the land/naval and aerial platforms). The recycling of waste products within the military sectors is another factor that is anticipated to propel the expansion of this market.

Description

In the 1940s, composite armors were devised. They are made up of layers of two or more materials that have vastly diverse chemical and physical characteristics. Materials such as metals, polymers, and ceramics are used to make composite armor. A significant portion of the market for composite armor materials is accounted for by the Chobham armor. It is a laminate armor made of sandwiched layers of titanium, steel, ceramic, and nylon.

Both shaped charge bombs and kinetic energy penetrators can be effectively deflected using composite armor. Heavy metal reinforcement is used by material producers to strengthen composites’ defenses against kinetic energy penetrators. The most common types of composite materials used in the industry are ballistic fiber, carbon fibers, and glass fibers. A significant portion of the automobile aftermarket accounts for the use of glass fiber composites. The material is utilized to make automotive parts and to build an automobile’s body. For instance, glass fiber was initially used to construct the Chevrolet Corvette.

Major factors driving the growth of the market

The increase in the armored vehicle (across the land/naval and airborne platforms) procurement and modernization is a significant trend in the broader market that is expected to support this industry’s growth. Another element that is projected to drive this market’s growth is the recycling of waste materials within military sectors. The number of persons concerned about their security and the incorporation of improved armor into civilian cars is expected to increase more quickly in the commercial sector.

Moreover, the growing proliferation of non-metallic substances within the market is another factor that is poised to drive the growth associated with composites within the global defense sector. The lightweight associated with composites is poised to drive its usage to improve mobility across defense and civilian automotive platforms. The increased use of composites in the design of satellite communication devices is another factor that is poised to drive the growth associated with the aerospace composites market.

Trends influencing the growth of the market

Growing investment and research within the domain of the material sciences is one of the main factors that is poised to drive the growth associated with Composites. Researchers have been trying to improve the strength associated with the existing product to destroy and deflect incoming projectiles. The increased lethality of weapons is noted to be one of the main factors that drive innovation within this market. The growth in penetration capabilities of various munitions threatens the security of the personnel which is expected to drive growth.

For instance, researchers in this market are looking at the use of micro laminated composite armor. It is a bio-inspired substance with the functionality and stiffness of composite armor. Inter-metallic compounds sustain the compound’s entire lamination structure. As of 2020, this new vertical has been studied by research institutions including Harbin Engineering University, Dalian University of Technology, No. 52 Institute, etc. According to ongoing research, silicone ceramic composites represent a prospective market with high potential for growth in the advanced composites industry. Additionally, research also dictates that in bulletproof vests, hybrid composites can be employed as ballistic inserts.

Another area of research with considerable growth potential is natural reinforced polymer materials. The market will expand as a result of its lower cost and advantages in sustainability over aramid and UHMWPE. Measured against commercially produced textiles like Dyneema are armored materials like PALF (30 percent Natural fibers made from pineapple leaves). The level IIIA Kevlar-based ballistic armor vests are to be developed with the help of the hard armor as supplementary support. On the integration of PALF, the material’s ballistic properties will change to level III.

Market Dynamics

Due to the adoption of the green aviation concept and the increased market penetration of green technology, the usage of lightweight materials in the aerospace and defense sector has expanded during the past ten years. The weight of the vehicle and its fuel usage directly correlates with the carbon footprint of a defensive platform. The fuel consumption of the same vehicle increases along with its weight. The growth in adoption of the green aviation concept translates to a direct increase in demand for aerospace composites.

Developments

The culmination of technologies like additive manufacturing and foam metal production is the result of greater investment in sophisticated manufacturing techniques. The market growth potential for composites will improve as lightweight materials become more widely used in the aerospace and defense industries. Increased research in the advanced composites segment is another factor poised to drive growth associated with this market.

Table of Contents

Market Definition

 

Market Segmentation

 

– By Type

– By Region

– By Application

 

10 Year Market Outlook

 

The 10-year market outlook would give a detailed overview of changing dynamics, technology adoption overviews and the overall market attractiveness is covered in this chapter.

 

Market Technologies

 

This segment covers the top 10 technologies that is expected to impact this market and the possible implications these technologies would have on the overall market.

 

Global Market Forecast

 

The 10-year market forecast of this market is covered in detailed across the segments which are mentioned above.

 

Regional Market Trends & Forecast

 

The regional market trends, drivers, restraints and Challenges of this market, the Political, Economic, Social and Technology aspects are covered in this segment. The market forecast and scenario analysis across regions are also covered in detailed in this segment. The last part of the regional analysis includes profiling of the key companies, supplier landscape and company benchmarking.

 

North America

 

– Drivers, Restraints and Challenges

– PEST

– Market Forecast & Scenario Analysis

– Key Companies

– Supplier Tier Landscape

– Company Benchmarking

 

Europe

Middle East

APAC

South America

 

Country Analysis

 

This chapter deals with the key defense programs in this market, it also covers the latest news and patents which have been filed in this market. Country level 10 year market forecast and scenario analysis are also covered in this chapter.

 

US

– Defense Programs

– Latest News

– Patents

– Current levels of technology maturation in this market

– Market Forecast & Scenario Analysis

 

Canada

Italy

France

Germany

Netherlands

Belgium

Spain

Sweden

Greece

Australia

South Africa

India

China

Russia

South Korea

Japan

Malaysia

Singapore

Brazil

 

Opportunity Matrix

 

The opportunity matrix helps the readers understand the high opportunity segments in this market.

 

Expert Opinions

 

Hear from our experts their opinion of the possible outlook for this market.

 

Conclusions

 

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Countries Covered

US

Canada

Italy

France

Germany

Netherlands

Belgium

Spain

Sweden

Greece

Australia

South Africa

India

China

Russia

South Korea

Japan

Malaysia

Singapore

Brazil

Regions Covered

North America

South America

Europe

Middle East

Asia

Segments Covered

By Region

By Type

By Application