Global Advanced Combat Helmet Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Oct 2016
  • Pages: 54
  • SKU: IRTNTR9829

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This market research report identifies players like ArmorSource, BAE, Gentex, and Honeywell to be the key vendors in the global ACH market. This research report also presents a detailed segmentation of the market by end-use (defense and homeland security) and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global advanced combat helmet (ACH) market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global advanced combat helmet (ACH) market to grow at a CAGR of almost 4% by 2020. Increased warfare, armed conflicts, cross-border tensions, and conflicts between countries are propelling the demand for ballistic protection equipment such as ACH and lightweight advanced combat helmets (LW-ACH). The market is also witnessing an increased demand for protective fabric in these ballistic helmets, which can be used against cut wounds. Growing concerns about the combatant's protection have compelled several manufacturers to focus on the development of breathable and fireproof army helmets that can protect the wearer from slash-type attacks. These army helmets are also compatible with the current night vision goggles (NVG), communications packages, nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense equipment, and body armor.

The manufacturers are shifting toward the usage of advanced, strong, and lightweight materials such as aramid fibers, titanium, aluminum, ceramic, and polymer to reduce weight and increase the strength of the armor system.  Such light-weight materials enhance mobility and flexibility of ACH and provide effective protection. At present, the UN and NATO peacekeeping troops are using ceramic-plated armor vehicles to protect themselves against mines, direct fire, artillery, and mortar shrapnel.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly competitive, and the vendors compete on the basis of cost, product quality, reliability, and aftersales service to gain traction. To sustain themselves in the market, vendors are offering cost-effective and high-quality lightweight material helmets to the end users. Mergers and acquisitions coupled with increased collaboration with alliance partners worldwide will drive the ACH market during the forecast period. Vendors in the market are also investing in developing lightweight, cost-efficient, and effective ACH for the military and law enforcement forces.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • ArmorSource
  • BAE
  • Gentex
  • Honeywell

Other prominent vendors in the ACH market include ArmorWorks Enterprises, Ceradyne, Eagle Industries, Morgan Advanced Materials, Point Blank Enterprises, and Survitec Group.

Segmentation by end-use and analysis of ACH market

  • Defense
  • Homeland security

The defense segment will continue to dominate the ACH market during the forecast period and is anticipated to occupy more than 75% of the total market share.  The growing need to strengthen regulations and actions on the use of guns and ammunitions and increase the efficiency of police officers and their safety equipment are driving market growth during the forecast period. Several benefits offered by ACH to armed personnel will result in higher investments and greater procurement during the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of ACH market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

During 2015, the Americas dominated the ACH market and accounted for around 44% of the overall market revenue. Factors such as rising terrorist threats and increasing demand for ballistic protection armor for the army in war zones have propelled the use of ACH in the region. South America shows strong potential for market growth because countries in this region are increasingly adopting modernization programs to improve their armed forces.

 Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global ACH market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global ACH market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global ACH market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global ACH market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global ACH market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation  by end-use

  • Market segmentation by end user
  • Global defense ACH market
  • Global homeland security ACH market

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Market share by geography
  • ACH market in Americas
  • ACH market in EMEA
  • ACH market in APAC

PART 08: Market drivers

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

  • ArmorSource
  • BAE Systems
  • Honeywell International
  • Key vendors' recent developments
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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