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Non-Lethal Weapons Market - Snapshot

The global non-lethal weapons market is currently driven by growing adoption of advanced technology for the development of non-lethal weapons and demand for crowd control weapons to tackle protests and riots. Directed energy weapons such as Active Denial System (ADS) is a very effective non-lethal crowd control weapon suitable for deployment in unstable mob hit areas. Additionally, stun grenades, flash grenades, tear gases, water cannons, Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) and others are being demanded by major regions. In 2017, the global non-lethal weapons market was valued at US$ 3,847.7 Mn and is anticipated to reach US$ 6,591.8 Mn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

There has been a significant increase in protests and political instability over the last decade. Various countries across the globe have seen some major uprisings and social instability. In order to control crowds, governments are employing non-lethal weapons, which do not cause any threat to human life while controlling turbulence and law breaking. Demand for non-lethal weapons has increased to cope up with these challenges, and it is expected to boost this market over the forecast period.


The market for non-lethal weapons is expected to grow during the forecast period with the advancement in technology and increasing number of manufacturers of non-lethal weapons. With the development of alternative types of weapons, technology has played a crucial role in the growth of the non-lethal weapons market. Advances in various scientific fields, such as chemicals, electronics, electromagnetic, computers, and acoustics are producing new opportunities for weapons development. These technological developments provide accuracy in serving various tactical and strategic military tasks without increasing their destructive power. Technologically enhanced weapons help the military and law enforcement agencies to perform their operations effectively and reduce collateral damage without compromising on safety. Newer technologies include high-power microwave weapons capable of disabling unprotected electronic systems, advanced portable lasers for use against sensors and personnel, as well as chemical and biological agents capable of lowering the performance of equipment and/or attackers. Product innovation has also improved due to the various government policies and contracts related to the procurement of advanced weapons for various military and law enforcement requirements. The market for non-lethal weapons is expected to surge due to these factors.

However, legal restrictions on the possession of less lethal and self-defense weapons by civilians is likely to be the limiting factor for the growth of the non-lethal weapons market. The use of less lethal and self-defense weapons are intended to cause temporary injury and no fatal damage. However, the improper use of civilian less lethal and self-defense weapons on human beings can cause major injuries. These factors are expected to hamper the growth of the global non-lethal weapons market over the forecast period 2018-2026.

With the objective of expanding the market and meeting the demand, a number of players are increasing their offerings through strategic mergers & acquisitions and partnerships. Some of the prominent players identified in the non-lethal weapons market includes - BAE Systems Plc., Combined Systems, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc., LRAD Corporation., PepperBall Technologies, Inc., Safariland, LLC, Stringer Solutions, TASER International, Inc.,  The Boeing Company, The Raytheon Company, and Yellow Jacket Case.

Non-Lethal Weapons Market to Gain Momentum Owing to Rising Need for Crowd controlling at public assemblies

The increasing adoption of latest technology for manufacturing non-lethal weapons is expected to promote the growth of the global non-lethal weapons market in the coming years. In addition to this, the rising demand to control crowd in cases of protests, riots, and other gatherings by the governments of various nations are also adding boost to the overall growth of the market for non-lethal weapons.

There has been a critical expansion in fights and political unsteadiness in the recent past. Different nations across the globe are witnessing some significant uprisings and social chaos. To control swarms, governments are utilizing non-lethal weapons, which don't make any danger human existence while controlling choppiness and law breaking. Interest for non-lethal weapons has expanded to adapt up to these difficulties, and it is projected to aid in expansion of the market in the coming years.

With the improvement of elective kinds of weapons, innovation has assumed a significant part in the development of the non-lethal weapons market. Advances in different logical fields, like synthetic compounds, gadgets, electromagnetic, PCs, and acoustics are creating new freedoms for weapons improvement. These mechanical advancements give exactness in serving different strategic and vital military assignments without expanding their ruinous force. Mechanically upgraded weapons help the military and law requirement offices to play out their tasks successfully and diminish inadvertent blow-back without settling on wellbeing.

Fresher advances incorporate high-power microwave weapons fit for impairing unprotected electronic frameworks, progressed convenient lasers for use against sensors and staff, just as synthetic and organic specialists equipped for bringing down the presentation of gear or potentially assailants. Item development has additionally improved because of the different government arrangements and agreements identified with the acquisition of cutting edge weapons for different military and law authorization prerequisites. The market for non-lethal weapons is relied upon to flood because of these variables.

Non-Lethal Weapons Market: Overview

This comprehensive report by Transparency Market Research analyzes and forecasts the non-lethal weapons market at the global and regional level. The report provides an analysis over the period 2016–2026, wherein 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and the base year is 2017. An in-depth and unbiased market assessment has been made to offer readers in-depth and accurate analysis. The report emphasizes on all the major trends and services playing a key role in the growth of the non-lethal weapons market during 2018 - 2026. It also focuses on market drivers, restraining factors, and opportunities of the non-lethal weapons market during the said period. The study provides a complete perspective about the non-lethal weapons market’s growth throughout the research study in terms of value (in US$ Mn) across various geographies, including Asia Pacific, South America, North America, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Europe.

The report includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides an extensive view of the global non-lethal weapons market. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis provided in the report helps to understand the competitive scenario in the global non-lethal weapons market. The study incorporates market attractiveness analysis, wherein the market segments for product, technology, and application are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and attractiveness in terms of opportunity. In order to give a complete analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the non-lethal weapons market, every geographic region mentioned in the report is provided with attractiveness analysis.

A market overview chapter explains the market trends and dynamics that include the market drivers, restraining factors, and opportunities for the current and future non-lethal weapons market. Market outlook analysis has been provided globally in the report. Additionally, the report also provides analysis of different business strategies being adopted by market leaders of the non-lethal weapons market. Market introduction chapter assists in gaining an idea of different trends and services related to non-lethal weapons.

Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market: Scope of the Report

The study provides a decisive view on the global non-lethal weapons market, by segmenting the market in terms of product, technology, and application. The report provides a detailed breakdown of the non-lethal weapons market region-wise and categorizes it at various levels, thus providing valuable insights at micro and macro levels.

The report further highlights the competitive scenario within the non-lethal weapons market, thus ranking all the major players according to key recent developments and their geographic presence. The insights for the non-lethal weapons market are the result of our extensive primary interviews, secondary research, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by considering the impact of different economic, political, social, legal, and technological factors.

On the basis of country, the North America market is bifurcated into Canada, the U.S., and Rest of North America. Furthermore, the Europe market is analyzed across France, Germany, U.K., and Rest of Europe. APAC non-lethal weapons market is also segmented at country level which includes China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East &Africa region covers the GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. Similarly, South America region includes Brazil and Rest of South America. The report provides all the strategic information required to understand the non-lethal weapons market. The report also provides insights related to the components and different applications according to the various geographical regions mentioned above.

Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market: Research Methodology

The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research and expert panel reviews. Secondary sources include annual reports, company websites, SEC filings and investor presentations, national government documents, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, statistical databases, etc.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the non-lethal weapons market, across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer new and fresh information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends, etc. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.

Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market: Competitive Dynamics

The research study includes profiles of leading companies operating in the global non-lethal weapons market. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. The key players profiled in the global non-lethal weapons market includes BAE Systems Plc., Combined Systems, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc., LRAD Corporation., PepperBall Technologies, Inc., Safariland, LLC, Stringer Solutions, TASER International, Inc.,  The Boeing Company, The Raytheon Company, and Yellow Jacket Case. Companies are focusing on expanding their business through strategic acquisitions and partnerships with several end-use industries.

The non-lethal weapons market has been segmented as follows:

Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market


  • Directed Energy Weapons
  • Conducted Energy Weapons
    • Stun Guns
    • Others
  • Gases and Sprays
  • Water Weapons
  • Others


  • Mechanical and Kinetic Non-Lethal Weapons
    • Blunt Impact Devices
    • Entanglements
    • Barriers
  • Chemical Non-Lethal Weapons
    • Malodorants
    • Foams
  • Acoustic Non-Lethal Weapons
    • Audible Weapons
    • Ultrasound Weapons
    • Infrasound Weapons
  • Electromagnetic Non-Lethal Weapons
    • Radio Frequency and Microwave Frequency
    • Infrared and Ultraviolet
    • Electroshock
    • Visible Light
  • Other Technologies



  • Military
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Civilian


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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