Augmented reality & virtual reality in Defense ecosystem is rapidly gaining traction due to its potential applications and the current success achieved in the implemented defense applications. Augmented reality & virtual reality in defense ecosystem application includes training environment simulation and tactical and operational training and monitoring. Product innovation and improved software solutions have increased the demand for augmented reality & virtual reality products in the augmented reality & virtual reality in defense ecosystem.
The augmented reality & virtual reality in defense devices are used for military personnel training, such as for virtual reality parachute jump experience and situational awareness maintenance. In addition to these, VR simulations for reconnaissance or infantry carriers, ground vehicles, armored vehicles, and mortar vehicles are implemented by defense departments for improving real-time decision-making. For instance, the US Army Fort Bragg, N.C. has developed a VR program for soldiers that offer realistic training with the least risk to life and health of soldiers.
Military also uses virtual reality for flight simulation, medical training, virtual boot camp, vehicle simulation, and battlefield simulation. For instance, Australia is financing the Defense Science Technology Group that develops VR training simulation program for the military. The US Army is planning to develop night vision goggles to enhance the augmented and virtual reality device capabilities on the battlefield.
|Components||Application||Raw Material||Devices||Software & Solutions|
|Sensors||3D modeling / Design||Silicon||Head-Mounted Displays||Documentation|
|IMU||Monitoring/ Maintenance||Glass||Hand-Held Devices||3D Modelling|
Global augmented reality & virtual reality in Defense Ecosystem
Based on regions, North America dominated the augmented reality & virtual reality in defense market in 2018 and is expected to witness similar trends in the coming years. The presence of major players in augmented reality & virtual reality in defense market, such as Microsoft, Google, HTC, and others, is driving the growth of augmented reality & virtual reality market in the region. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace with a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period. According to a market study in 2018, many country’s defense departments are expected to adopt augmented reality & virtual reality in the coming years. This is expected to drive the growth of augmented reality & virtual reality in defense market in Asia Pacific during the forecast period.
Augmented reality & virtual reality in defense solutions are provided by companies such as Upskill, RDECOM's Army Research Laboratory, HTC, Microsoft, etc. The major players in the augmented reality & virtual reality in the defense ecosystem are mainly focusing on joint ventures and partnerships for strengthening their presence in the market. In November 2018, Microsoft signed a contract of $480 Million with the US army to provide around 100,000 Hololens to the military branch for combat and training purposes. The market will witness high growth during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of the technology and the rising use of augmented reality & virtual reality by end-users.
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The major players operating in the global augmented reality & virtual reality in Defense Ecosystem are as follows:
|Company||Ecosystem Positioning||Total Revenue||Industry||Region|
|Microsoft||Product Manufacture||$110.4 Billion||Augmented reality & virtual reality||Global|
|Google LLC||Product Manufacture||$136.22 Billion||Augmented reality & virtual reality||Global|
|Lenovo||Product Manufacture||$14 Billion||Augmented reality & virtual reality||Global|
|HTC Corporation||Product Manufacture||$0.73 Billion||Augmented reality & virtual reality||Global|
|Product Manufacture||$55 Billion||Augmented reality & virtual reality||Global|
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|The requirement of robust HMDs for Defense and Industrial sectors will drive the demand for Metals in the material part of the AR-VR market||Head-Mounted Display||Defence||0.66%|
|Virtual reality headsets are used by defense forces for training purposes. These headsets help train soldiers for real situations such as for jungle and desert navigation. Additionally, they also train soldiers to go through the stresses of submarines, fighter jets, and parachute jumps||Head-Mounted Display||Defence||0.55%|
|Apr-21||Microsoft has signed a contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) worth $21.8 billion to supply the US Army with 120,000 augmented reality headsets. The AR headsets will be used by the US Army members and will provide soldiers with better situational awareness to make them a more effective fighting force.|
|Oct-19||Andruil, a defence startup has launched its first attack drone interceptor that primarily detects and destroys other drones. Interceptor can be incorporated with virtual border wall technology. It encompasses Oculus rift and is developed by the Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey.|
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