Military protective clothing defends armed service personnel from a host of threats including blunt force trauma, ballistic and blast-related effects, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) hazards. 

Armed forces require high-performance protective clothing and CBRNE equipment to ensure soldier safety and preserve combat effectiveness. 

Finding the best military protective clothing and CBRNE protection solutions for military use  

Army Technology has listed some of the leading designers and manufacturers of military wearables and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protection equipment based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector. 

The list includes suppliers of a wide range of protective military clothing and equipment including protective suits, helmets, goggles, gloves, boots, and decontamination and first-aid kits, as well as collective protection systems such as tents, containers, special-purpose vehicles and CBRNE detection equipment for military applications. 

The list also includes suppliers of innovative fabrics, materials and technologies for clothing and devices used by armed forces personnel for protection against harsh operating environments and CBRN agents. 

The information contained within the download document is useful for military mission planners, strategists, army commanders, senior procurement executives, military environmental health and safety officers, and any other individual involved in the procurement and usage of protective wearables and CBRN defence solutions. 

The download contains detailed information on military PPE and CBRN protection equipment suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision. 

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of military equipment manufacturers, solutions providers and technology, can also be found here.

Types of military PPE and CBRNE protection solutions 

Defence and homeland security forces use different special-purpose PPE and CBRNE protection systems to avoid harm and contain hazardous materials. 

Types of protective equipment and systems used in military applications include, but are not limited to: 

  • Ballistic-resistant and blast-protective body armour 
  • High-impact protective suits, helmets, gloves and boots 
  • Military goggles, eye shields and sunglasses 
  • Chemical protective, firefighter and explosive ordinance disposal suits 
  • CBRN protective gas masks and hoods 
  • Bomb suppression blankets 
  • Waterproof and fire-retardant tents and mosquito nets 
  • Armour plates and bullet-resistant glass for military vehicles 
  • Chemical detectors and dosimeters 
  • CBRN detection systems for defence vehicles 
  • Decontamination systems for personnel and casualty operations, and 
  • Rapidly deployable laboratories for detecting and identifying chemical and biological warfare agents 

Trends in CBRN defence market 

The increasing instances of terror attacks, the growing preparedness to tackle chemical, biological and nuclear warfare, and the increasing defence expenditures by countries for developing and procuring advanced CBRN protection systems are fuelling the demand for CBRN defence equipment. 

Armed forces are seeking to protect their soldiers against any kind of CBRN agents and ensure their ability to conduct operations even in the case of pandemics, industrial disasters, or the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by state or non-state adversaries. 

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