The global military augmented reality headgear market to grow at a CAGR of 11.35% during the period 2017-2021.
The report, Global Military Augmented Reality Headgear Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend in the market is development of lightweight and low-cost AR headset. The increasing alarms with respect to the side effects by VR/AR headsets have led to the development of lightweight headgears. Manufacturers of AR headgears are especially focusing on decreasing the burden caused to the facial muscles in humans. Currently, most VR/AR headgears weigh approximately between four to six ounces.
According to the report, one driver in the market is expensive real-time military training. One of the important factors that contribute to the global military AR headgear market growth is the high cost of real-time training, which generates a need for an alternate source for training. Factors like the fuel cost associated with aircraft flights, the cost of procuring training ammunitions, and depreciation and depletion of military platforms during training eventually put pressure on the overall defense funding. This has propelled defense ministries across the globe to rely on different types of simulation and virtual training equipment.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is battery issues with AR headgears. The functioning of an AR headgear highly depends on the steadiness of its battery. The battery life and its capacity have been the major issues for all AR headgears used for commercial or military purposes. Especially, dismounted soldiers who use the military AR headgears depend primarily on the life span of the battery as they often do not have access to electricity. The lack of a good battery compels soldiers to carry external battery packs, which in turn add up as a burden to soldiers and increases the chances of avoiding AR headgears.