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Advanced Materials (AdMs) in Defense - Thematic Intelligence

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  • 71 Pages
  • August 2023
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5733397
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Advanced materials (AdMs) are a critical field of expertise within the aerospace and defense sectors, and the development of materials with unique physical and mechanical properties is key to delivering innovations in the design of ballistic armor, personal protective equipment, hypersonic weapons systems, aircraft, space systems, and many other fields. Investment in this field has remained relatively constant due to its ubiquity in the defense sector, however, the emergence of new applications for AdMs and new threats such as hypersonic weapons are driving a global re-evaluation of the importance of AdMs to military modernization efforts. As such, several major military powers including China, India, Russia, the UK, and the US have re-asserted the importance of developing AdMs to help attain national security objectives and have increasingly prioritized AdMs development and manufacturing initiatives in recent years to reflect this new macro-strategic defense policy.

This report provides an overview of the advanced materials market, outlines advances in technology and key programs, and provides insight into current procurement and research trends.

Key Highlights

  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the defense market
  • Analysis of the various defense related advanced materials projects currently under development, as well cross-industry research initiatives which could impact the future applications of these technologies

Who Should Buy

  • Our thematic research product, supported by our thematic engine, is aimed at senior (C-Suite) executives in the corporate world, decision makers, and institutional investors
  • Corporations: Helps CEOs, CTOs, and other senior executives of companies understand this key theme, the competitive environment, and the market opportunities
  • Investors: Helps fund managers and other major investors focus on investment opportunities in Defense and understand the market around advanced materials


  • The key defense challenges that forces and defense sector suppliers face are covered
  • The investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole advanced materials value chain are covered
  • Highlights from the range different advanced materials research and development programs currently being undertaken by various military organizations and defense companies

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the advanced materials theme
  • Understanding how spending on advanced materials will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

Table of Contents

  • Executive summary
  • Players
  • Technology briefing
  • Advanced materials - an overview
  • Nanomaterials
  • Metamaterials
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Multi-functional materials
  • Materials for energy storage and generation
  • Ammunition
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Aircraft composites
  • Trends
  • Technology Trends
  • Macroeconomic trends
  • Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Case Studies
  • Timeline
  • Value Chain
  • Nanomaterials
  • Metamaterials
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Multi-functional and composite materials
  • Energy harvesting & storage materials
  • Companies
  • Leaders
  • Disruptors
  • Sector Scorecards
  • Aerospace, defense and security scorecard
  • Glossary
  • Further reading about our Thematic Research methodology
  • About the Publisher
  • Contact the Publisher
List of Tables
  • Technology trends
  • Macroeconomic trends
  • Regulatory trends
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Companies: Leaders
  • Companies: Disruptors
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
List of Figures
  • Leading players in the advanced materials theme
  • Defense applications for advanced materials (AdMs)
  • AdMs patent filing trends by company, 2013-2023
  • AdMs patent filing trends by country, 2013-2023
  • Job trends in the advanced materials theme, 2019-2023
  • The advanced materials in defense timeline
  • The advanced materials in defense value chain
  • The nanomaterials value chain
  • The metamaterials value chain
  • The biomimetic materials value chain
  • The multi-functional and composite materials value chain
  • The energy harvesting & storage materials value chain
  • Sector scorecard - Companies
  • Sector scorecard - Thematic
  • Sector scorecard - Valuation
  • Sector scorecard - Risk

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Airbus
  • DuPont
  • Honeywell International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • QinetiQ
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Teijin
  • Arconic
  • Echodyne
  • Metamaterials Technologies
  • Heraus Group
  • Hexcel Corp
  • Nobel Biomaterials
  • Suprapolix
  • Alpine Advanced Materials
  • Boeing
  • Dipole Materials
  • Elitac
  • Tencate
  • EaglePicher
  • Enersys
  • Graphene Manufactruing Corp
  • Graphenano
  • Lyten
  • Polyjoule
  • Denchi Power
  • Power Japan Plus
  • AVIC
  • BIAM
  • Marshall Advanced Composites
  • NP Aerospace
  • Permali Gloucester
  • Superior Graphite
  • Rusnano
  • Alphacore
  • Plasmonics
  • Oceanit
  • Samyang Comtech
  • Vadient Optics
  • Gingko Bioworks
  • Nanorobotics
  • Synthace
  • Zymergen
  • Butler Technologies
  • CeramTec
  • Dermisense Health
  • Massa Products Corp
  • ProHuman Technologies
  • Stitch Partners