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Military Gas Mask Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Mask Type (Full face Gas Mask, Half face Gas Mask), By Product Type (Non-Powered, Powered), By Application (Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological Defense) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI103370 | Status : Ongoing



A gas mask is used to protect a wearer from poison gas. Military gas masks protect defense forces and homeland security personnel from toxic gases such as sulfur and chlorine. These masks cover the nose, mouth, and eyes of the wearer and have transparent eye lenses, filter cartridge canisters, a flexible face cover, and straps.

 Growing political conflicts, an increase in terrorism, and unrest in various countries across the globe create demand for military gas masks. Rising emphasis on improving soldier safety and on protecting them against improvised explosive device attacks by insurgents propels the military gas masks market.

The full-face gas mask is widely adopted by military forces and first responders across the world. The full-face gas mask provides more comfort and protection to the face. The full-face masks are heavier than half-face masks, but they offer full protection for the eyes, mouth, nose, thus, provides more safety. In the military, the growing chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats drive the need for adopting various troop protection measures such as full-face masks.

Key Market Driver -

• Growing incidences of accidents related to radioactive particulate matter diffusions, chemical spillages, and the outbreak of biological threats drives the growth of the market.

Key Market Restraint -

• High cost associated with the gas masks, and difficulty in breathing in oxygen-deficient atmospheres hampers the market growth

Market Segmentation:

By mask type, the market segmented into the full-face gas mask and half face gas mask. Based on the product type, the market segmented into non-powered and powered. By application, the market classified into chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological defense. From a geographical standpoint, the market categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

Key Players Covered:

Major key players that are present in the global military gas mask market are Avon Protection (The U.S.), 3M (The U.S.), KCWW (The U.S.), MSA (Pennsylvania), Johnson Controls (The U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (The U.S.), AirBoss of America Corp. (Canada), Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), RPB Safety (The U.S.), RSG Safety (Netherland), and among others.

Key Insights

  • The growing emphasis on soldier’s protection from toxic gases and explosives propels the growth of the market.

Regional Analysis:

The military gas mask market is analyzed across five major regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. At present, North America holds the highest market share in the military gas mask market. The United States is a major procurer of military gas masks and constantly upgrading its military and first responder protection systems. Presence of key players such as are Johnson Controls (The U.S.), 3M (The U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (The U.S.), Avon Protection (The U.S.), AirBoss of America Corp. (Canada), and others drive the growth of the market across North America.

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth in the military gas mask market during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to an increased focus on the modernization of warfare technologies in emerging economies such as India and China. Increasing Europe is anticipated to witness moderate growth owing to the growing tensions between countries, increasing military expenses, and rising riots, and hostile agitations. In the Rest of the World, the market will witness moderate growth due to the increasing use of gas masks from the military sector.

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By Mask Type

  • Full face Gas Mask

  • Half face Gas Mask

By Product Type

  • Non-Powered

  • Powered

By Application

  • Chemical

  • Biological

  • Nuclear

  • Radiological Defense

By Geography

  • North America (The U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (The U.K., Germany, France, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World (Latin America, and The Middle East & Africa)

Military Gas Mask Market Industry Developments

  • In March 2019, U.S. Army had signed a contract of worth USD 245 million with Avon Protection for M53A1 chemical biological protective mask systems. The M53A1 gas mask provides protection against traditional chemical and biological agents, select toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), and particulate matter including radioactive dust.

  • In July 2014, Avon Protection Systems Inc. had signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to produce 1, 35,000 M50 mask systems.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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