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One of the major research and development topics in the body armor market industry around the world today is the survivability component.
Body armor is a type of cloth used for protection with its main purpose being to absorb or deflect slashing bludgeon and penetrate attacks. Previously, only soldiers were given license to use it but nowadays, it is also used by police, security guards and individuals in order to feel secure and protect themselves from attacks.
Due to a recent rise in demand for body armor, a large number of countries have now indulged in acquiring body armor and other personal protection equipments for their armed forces. Some of the countries such as US, France and UK are making some development in this field so as to replace their current armor system by next generation body armor.
One of the trends of the body armor market is the improvement in materials. Traders have begun to use special fabrics in order to increase soldier’s performance as well as to protect the police officers and the soldiers who encounter blade attacks. Reducing the weight of the body armor without compromising with the quality is also a challenge faced by the body armor makers these days. The overall weight of the equipment stops them from being so lively in the war field, mobile and effective war fighters.
The weight and clumsiness cause soldiers to feel very unsafe as it is very difficult to carry heavy life saving equipment with them for so long and is left behind. According to digitaljournal.com, apart from the U.S., no other country is seriously involved in the manufacturing of body armor, which is another cause of concern for this market.
North America is the main market for body armor as the major survivability-based soldier modernization program is being conducted in this region which includes the development of body armor and personal protection system. In addition, there is also development by Asia Pacific market which is mainly dominated by Australia’s Land 125 phase 3B program and India’s development of survivability equipment for the F-INSAS program.