Soldier Modernization – Thematic Research

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Soldier Modernization Thematic Report Overview

As concerns over the outbreak of a near-peer conflict were realized following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, the nature of this conflict has validated the focus of many armies worldwide on modernizing the capabilities of the modern infantry soldier to maximize their effectiveness on an increasingly networked, digitized, and unconventional battlespace. As demonstrated by hostilities in Ukraine, soldiers equipped with a convoluted mix of equipment—including legacy anti-vehicular weapons systems coupled with commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) products such as man-portable drones and thermal imaging sights can still deliver outsized effects against numerically and technologically superior adversary.

The Soldier Modernization thematic intelligence report provides an overview of the current landscape, including technology, macroeconomic, and regulatory trends, as well as key players. The report provides an industry-specific analysis based on GlobalData databases and surveys.

Report Pages 66
Regions Covered Global
Value Chain ·       Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

·       Small Arms and Weapons Systems

·       C4I Systems

·       Soldier ISR

Leading Companies ·       3M

·       AeroVironment

·       Aimpoint

Disruptor Companies ·       Advanced Functional Fabrics of America

·       Airbus

·       Atos

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Soldier Modernization – Industry Analysis

Due to the diverse range of products, systems, and technologies that comprise the global soldier modernization market, it becomes difficult to define its financial boundaries or metrics as nations around the globe categorize related expenditures using different methods. However, by undertaking a holistic review of the various market trends and geopolitical considerations which shape the value chains within the soldier modernization market, we can ascertain key insights and indicators of future development and growth over the next decade.

The Soldier Modernization industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Company filing trends
  • Hiring trends

Soldier Modernization - Value Chain Analysis

The soldier modernization value chain consists of clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE), small arms and weapons systems, C4I systems, and soldier ISR.

Clothing & PPE: One of the primary value chains in the field of soldier modernization revolves around the provision of clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to enhance survivability and agility. In recent years, certain products and technologies have contributed to situational awareness and sustainability as well. Soldier survivability is heavily dependent on signature management, protection from physical injuries, and protection from environmental factors during military operations. Signature management is achieved through a combination of visible light and IR spectrum camouflage, allowing soldiers to prevent their silhouettes and body heat from being detected by hostile forces or thermal imaging systems.

Soldier Modernization Value Chain Analysis

Soldier Modernization Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Companies

Some of the leading listed players associated with this theme are:

  • 3M
  • AeroVironment
  • Aimpoint

Disruptor Companies

Some of the interesting private companies associated with this theme are:

  • Advanced Functional Fabrics of America
  • Airbus
  • Atos

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Aerospace, Defense, and Security Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Aerospace, Defense, and Security Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Aerospace, Defense, and Security Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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Segments Covered in the Report

Soldier Modernization Value Chain Outlook

  • Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Small Arms and Weapons Systems
  • C4I Systems
  • Soldier ISR


  • The key defense challenges that forces and defense sector suppliers face are covered.
  • The investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole soldier modernization value chain are covered.
  • Highlights from the range different soldier modernization research, development and manufacturing programs currently being undertaken by various military organizations and defense companies.

Key Highlights

  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the defense market.
  • Analysis of the various defense related soldier modernization projects currently under development, as well cross-industry research initiatives which could impact the future applications of related technologies.

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the soldier modernization theme.
  • Understanding how spending on integrated soldier systems and related capabilities will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

Elbit Systems
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Samsung Electronics
Avon Protection
Crye Precision
Craig International Ballistics
NP Aerospace
Source Vagabond Systems.
FN Herstal
Heckler & Koch
Israeli Weapons Industries
SIG Sauer.
Lewis Machine & Tool Co.
Steyr Arms
BAE Systems
Vortex Optics
General Dynamics Mission Systems
,Teledyne FLIR.
AAI Corporation
Inventus Power
Ultralife Corp

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary

    • 1.1. Related reports
    • 1.2. Report type

  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing

    • 3.1. The imperatives of soldier modernization
    • 3.2. Outfitting infantry – Shifting priorities and emerging threats

  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Market size & growth forecasts
    • 5.2. Mergers and acquisitions
    • 5.3. Company filing trends
    • 5.4. Hiring trends
    • 5.5. Case studies
    • 5.6. Timeline

  • 6. Value Chain

    • 6.1. Cothing & personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • 6.2. Sall arms & weapons systems
    • 6.3. CI systems
    • 6.4. Sldier ISR

  • 7. Companies

    • 7.1. Lading companies
    • 7.2. Dsruptor companies

  • 8. Sector Scorecards

    • 8.1. Arospace, defense, and security sector scorecard

  • 9. Glossary
  • 10. Further Reading
  • 11. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 12. About GlobalData
  • 13. Contact Us

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