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Analysis

Protection racket – keeping the military body armour business booming

However tight budgets are, defence departments are always willing to invest in body armour and helmets, and the US military is the world's biggest market for protective gear. With the US drawdown from Afghanistan underway and sequestration biting hard, Honeywell, 3M Ceradyne and BAE Systems explain how technological innovation and new opportunities will keep the sector buoyant.

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