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Non-Lethal Weapons market is segmented by product type (Gases and Sprays, Area Denial, Ammunition, Electroshock Weapons, Directed Energy Weapons, and Explosives), by Technology (Mechanical & Kinetic, Electromagnetic, chemical, and others), By End-User (Law Enforcement, and Military), Regional and industry analysis forecast period 2022 to 2027.

Published: January, 2022
ID: 9578
Pages: 175

Non-lethal weapons market Growth & Size (2022 - 2027)

The non-lethal weapons market was valued at USD 9,087.89 million in 2021 and is predicted to grow at USD 14,640.09 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.93%.

The non-lethal weapons market is predicted to become an important part of law enforcement and asymmetric warfare over the next six years. Non-lethal weapons are designed to disable people and equipment without injuring them. They help reduce fatalities, permanent injuries to employees, and unintended property damage in the targeted area or environment. They also assist in resolving the expansion of force situations by directly impacting personnel and giving psychological impacts. As a result, they're widely used for military policing tasks like crowd control and dispersal, defending convoys and other forms of route control, transporting or guarding prisoners of war, and maintaining security details or guard duties.

Market Drivers:

Non-lethal weapons have effectively replaced traditional weapons such as guns, grenades, and other technology-advanced solutions. Non-lethal weapons are growing due to rapid technological advancements. Moreover, there is a significant demand for non-lethal weapons technologies such as electromagnetic weapons, laser interdiction systems, multi-flash bangs, active denial weapons, and other non-lethal weapons technologies, which are further responsible for the non-lethal weapons market's growth. The development of non-lethal weapons has been supported by government-funded research and innovative organizations. Innovation accounts for a significant amount of a company's revenue. As a result, the non-lethal weapons market is expected to grow during the forecast period. In addition, non-lethal weapons, such as pepper sprays, have been created to help women fight against crime. This element is also supporting the market to grow.

Market Restraints:

Non-lethal weapons can nonetheless cause injury, regardless of their design aim. This is especially true for technologies that interact with sufficiently sensitive body parts, such as kinetic munitions used on the head, neck, eyes, stomach, and urogenital regions. As a result, some analysts consider "non-lethal" a misnomer and suggest characterizing them as "less-lethal." At the same time, other sources define "non-lethal" to minimize the likelihood of creating fatalities or lasting damage without requiring zero probability. Furthermore, the impacts have always lasted for a short time because the design objective is to avoid/minimize persistence. As a result, some effects may be transient, while others may last for a certain amount of time. Therefore, these factors tend to restrain the global non-lethal weapons market growth.

Segmentation Analysis:

By Product Type:

  • Gases and Sprays
  • Area Denial
  • Ammunition
  • Electroshock Weapons Directed Energy Weapons 
  • Explosives
  • Others

Ammunition holds the most significant global non-lethal weapons market share in the upcoming years based on product type. The market for the non-lethal ammunition segment is highly fragmented, with only a few companies offering traditional non-lethal weapons. There are various manufacturers in the United States that have been funded and maintained by the government and can meet both short- and long-term demands. Therefore, as the supply chain is localized and supported by government finance and logistics, they may boost concentrate on certain ammunition and increase production rate on short notice.

By Technology:

  • Mechanical & Kinetic
  • Electromagnetic 
  • Chemical
  • Others

Based on technology, the chemical segment is estimated to have the highest market share revenue in 2020, primarily because of the increasing demand for non-lethal chemical weapons such as tear gas, aerosols, smoke grenades, and chemical projectiles by law enforcement agencies around the world.

By End-User:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Military

Military Segment is anticipated to have the highest non-lethal weapons market share during the forecast period. As the military's responsibility in policing civilian populations has grown, the role of the armed forces or military has shifted dramatically. Military units are involved in ongoing international wars that direct contact with civilian people in today's world. In addition, soldiers serving on humanitarian missions are subject to tight engagement rules. In addition, militaries are ready to operate in MOOTW (Military Operations Other Than War) scenarios, in which lethal force is prohibited. With less-lethal weapons such as rubber bullets, batons, foam, bean bag rounds, and sponges failing to achieve their goals, there is an increasing desire for weapons that may achieve pain compliance without the risk of mortality.

Regional Analysis:

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle-East-America

The Asia-Pacific is expected to have the highest CAGR of 8.5 % during the forecast period. The need for less-lethal weaponry has intensified in recent years, as tensions in Kashmir have risen and protests have erupted across India. In addition, occasional riots and civil unrest, such as demonstrations and protests in Eastern Chinese cities, often linked with labor-related, environmental, and educational issues, have led to the use of non-lethal ammunition by police forces, which, collectively, may have a positive impact on the market's growth.

North America is predicted to hold the highest market share in 2020. This is because it experienced increased violence-related incidents, and law enforcement agencies' demand for non-lethal weapons is driving the non-lethal weapons market. Furthermore, growing concerns about personal safety may lead to an increase in the market for non-lethal weapons in the United States. In addition, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is now concentrating on creating non-lethal weaponry to reduce the likelihood of fatalities and permanent damage.

In the non-lethal weapons market, the United Kingdom currently had the largest market share in 2020. This is primarily due to the development of new non-lethal weapons that are effective and safe in combating the threat. For example, to assist soldiers in Afghanistan irritate and deter prospective opponents, the UK Army developed the Variable Kinetic System (VKS), a new non-lethal weapon. The weapon fires Paintball-like projectiles packed with a hot pepper solution. Furthermore, as compared to traditional firearms, most law enforcement and police officers carry less-lethal weapons such as Tasers, batons, and mace spray canisters.

Recent Developments:

On October 18, 2021, a company in Uttar Pradesh created non-lethal weapons for the Army to employ in Galway. In addition, a Noida-based company has developed non-lethal weapons for security forces based on traditional Indian weapons used in man-to-man combat.

Taser International declared that their non-lethal weapons are ready for the Indian security forces to deal with Army's club in China.

Market Key Players:

  • The Safariland Group           
  • Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.
  • Textron systems
  • Nonlethal Technologies
  • BAE Systems Plc.
  • Taser International 
  • The Boeing Company
  • Pepper Ball Technologies Inc.
  • ISPRA by Ei Ltd.
  • Rheinmetall

Impact of COVID-19 on Non- Lethal Weapons Market

The Covid-19 pandemic compelled governments worldwide to impose stringent lockdowns and make social distance essential to stop the virus from spreading. As a result, numerous organizations began offering work-from-home programs as a safety precaution. As a result, demand for non-lethal firearms for personal use fell sharply over the world. Moreover, the Non-lethal weapons manufacturing facilities were compelled to partially or entirely shut down due to the national shutdown. Thus, the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused delays in actions and initiatives aimed at developing breakthrough non-lethal weapon solutions around the world.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Non- Lethal Weapons market, By Product type                          

                                6.1.1 Gases and Sprays 

                                6.1.2 Area Denial             

                                6.1.3 Ammunition           

                                6.1.4 Electroshock Weapons      

                                6.1.5 Directed Energy Weapons

                                6.1.6 Explosives

                                6.1.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.1.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.9 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Non- Lethal Weapons market, By Technology                             

                                6.2.1 Mechanical & Kinetic          

                                6.2.2 Electromagnetic    

                                6.2.3 chemical   

                                6.2.4 others       

                                6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Non- Lethal Weapons market, By End-User                 

                                6.3.1 Law Enforcement 

                                6.3.2 Military     

                                6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Non- Lethal Weapons market, by Region                        

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2022 - 2027)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Product type    

                                7.2.3 By Technology       

                                7.2.4 By End-User           

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Product type    

                                7.3.3 By Technology       

                                7.3.4 By End-User           

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Product type    

                                7.4.3 By Technology       

                                7.4.4 By End-User           

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Product type    

                                7.5.3 By Technology       

                                7.5.4 By End-User           

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Product type    

                                7.6.3 By Technology       

                                7.6.4 By End-User           

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 The safariLand Group                             

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.                       

                8.3 Textron systems                      

                8.4 Nonlethal Technologies                        

                8.5 BAE Systems Plc.                      

                8.6 Taser International                  

                8.7 The Boeing Company                             

                8.8 Pepper Ball Technologies Inc.                             

                8.9 ISPRA by Ei Ltd.                         

                8.10 Rheinmetall                             

                8.11 CADRE HOLDINGS INC.                        

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  1. Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Product, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Conducted Energy Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Gases and Sprays Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Water Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Technology, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Mechanical and Kinetic Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Chemical Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Acoustic Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Electromagnetic Non-Lethal Weapons  Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Military  Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Law Enforcement Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Civilians Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )

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