Non-lethal weapons are primarily designed to incapacitate human beings to avoid fatalities. These weapons are deployed for various purposes such as riot situations, limitation of civilian access to restricted areas, combat situations, self-defense, and others. Non-lethal weapons are known as less-lethal weapons, less-than lethal weapons, and pain inducing weapons. Non-lethal weapons include explosives, gases & sprays, directed energy weapons, conducted energy weapons. Non-lethal weapons are primarily used by military organizations, law enforcement agencies, and civilians for self-protection.
The adoption of non-lethal weapons has increased due to rising number of civil unrest situations, upsurge in budgetary expenses for military applications, increased awareness about benefits associated with less-lethal self-defense weapons, introduction of advanced & innovative technologies, and others. However, rise in the number of instances of non-lethal weapons causing casualties to humans in the recent years have restricted the growth of the non-lethal weapons industry. Moreover, stringent and varied weapon laws and opposition from human rights associations are some of the factors restricting the non-lethal weapons market growth. Moreover, upsurge in research and development initiatives, untapped developing markets, and increased funding by government organizations to launch advanced non-lethal weapons are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the non-lethal weapons industry.
The world non-lethal weapons market is segmented on the basis of type, technology, application, and geography. The products covered in the report include explosives, gases & sprays, directed energy weapons, and conducted energy weapons. Based on the technology used by these weapons, the non-lethal weapons market is categorized into chemical non-lethal weapons, acoustic non-lethal weapons, electromagnetic non-lethal weapons, and mechanical non-lethal weapons. Three major application areas of non-lethal weapons are military organizations, law enforcement agencies, and civilians for self-protection. The non-lethal weapons market is analyzed on the basis of geography, which includes North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (UK, France, Germany, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa). Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region, owing to rising number of civil unrest situations, and growing demand of non-lethal weapons in countries such as China, India, and Japan. The key players profiled in this report include Condor Non-Lethal Technologies, Combined Systems, Inc., PepperBall Technologies, Inc., Safariland, LLC (Armor Holdings, Inc.), General Dynamics Corporation, AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., Lamperd, Inc., TASER International, Inc., LRAD Corporation, and Chemring Group PLC.
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the non-lethal weapons market along with current trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
The report provides information regarding key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their impact analysis.
Porter’s Five Forces model illustrates the competitiveness of the non-lethal weapons market by analyzing various parameters such as threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, strength of buyers, and strength of suppliers operating in the market.
The value chain analysis of the industry signifies the key intermediaries involved, and elaborates their roles and value additions at every stage of the value chain.
The quantitative analysis of the non-lethal weapons market size for the period of 2014–2022 has been provided to elaborate the market potential.
Key market segments:
The market is segmented based on type, technology, application, and geography.
Explosives, Gases, and Sprays
Directed Energy Weapons
Conducted Energy Weapons
Chemical Non-Lethal Weapons
Acoustic Non-Lethal Weapons
Electromagnetic Non-Lethal Weapons
Mechanical and Kinetic Non-Lethal Weapons
Law Enforcement Agencies
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Key Benefits
1.3 Key Market Segments
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Secondary Research
1.4.2 Primary Research
1.4.3 Analyst Tools and Models
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 CXO Perspective
CHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 Market Definition and Scope
3.2 Key Findings
3.2.1 Top Impacting Factors
3.2.2 Top Winning Strategies
3.2.3 Top Investment Pockets
3.3 Value Chain Analysis
3.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Buyers low switching costs and low forward integration in the market leads to moderate bargaining power of supplier
3.4.2 High product differentiation and unavailability of substitutes enables moderate bargaining power of buyer
3.4.3 Presence of renowned players in the market, high capital requirement and low switching costs restricts the entry of new entrants moderately
3.4.4 Enhanced product quality and unique features minimizes the threat from substitutes in the market
3.4.5 Unequal sized as well as less number of competitors and significant brand loyalty in the market enables moderate intensity of competitive rivalry
3.5 Market Share Analysis, 2015
3.6.1 Technologically advanced solutions
3.6.2 Rising demands of crowd control weapons
3.7.1 Government regulations and environmental concerns
3.8.1 Increasing budgetary expenses in military
3.8.2 Research and Development initiatives
CHAPTER 4 WORLD NON-LETHAL WEAPONS MARKET BY TYPE
4.1 Directed Energy Weapons
4.1.1 Key Market Trends
4.1.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
4.1.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.2 Conducted Energy Weapons
4.2.1 Key Market Trends
4.2.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
4.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.3 Explosives, Gases and Sprays
4.3.1 Key Market Trends
4.3.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
4.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
CHAPTER 5 WORLD NON-LETHAL WEAPONS MARKET BY APPLICATION
5.1 Law Enforcement Agencies
5.1.1 Key Market Trends
5.1.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
5.1.3 Market Size and Forecast
5.2.1 Key Market Trends
5.2.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
5.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
5.3 Personalized Application
5.3.1 Key Market Trends
5.3.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
5.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
CHAPTER 6 WORLD NON-LETHAL WEAPONS MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY
6.1 Chemical Non-Lethal Weapons
6.1.1 Key Market Trends
6.1.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
6.1.3 Market Size and Forecast
6.2 Acoustic Non-Lethal Weapons
6.2.1 Key Market Trends
6.2.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
6.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
6.3 Electromagnetic Non-Lethal Weapons
6.3.1 Key Market Trends
6.3.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
6.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
6.4 Mechanical and Kinetic Non-Lethal Weapons
6.4.1 Key Market Trends
6.4.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
6.4.3 Market Size and Forecast
CHAPTER 7 WORLD NON-LETHAL WEAPONS MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
7.1 North America
7.1.1 Key Market Trends
7.1.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
7.1.3 Market Size and Forecast
7.2.1 Key Market Trends
7.2.2 Key Drivers and Opportunities
188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe
7.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
7.3.1 Key Market Trends
7.3.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
7.4 Latin America, Middle East, and Africa (LAMEA)
7.4.1 Key Market Trends
7.4.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
220.127.116.11 Latin America
18.104.22.168 Middle East
7.4.3 Market Size and forecast
CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES
8.1 TASER International, Inc.
8.1.1 Company Overview
8.1.2 Company Snapshot
8.1.3 Business Performance
8.1.4 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.2 Chemring Group Plc
8.2.1 Company Overview
8.2.2 Company Snapshot
8.2.3 Business Performance
8.2.4 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.3 General Dynamics Corporation
8.3.1 Company Overview
8.3.2 Company Snapshot
8.3.3 Business Performance
8.3.4 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.4 Condor Non-Lethal Technologies
8.4.1 Company Overview
8.4.2 Company Snapshot
8.4.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.5 Combined Systems, Inc.
8.5.1 Company Overview
8.5.2 Company Snapshot
8.5.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.6 PepperBall Technologies (United Tactical Systems, LLC)
8.6.1 Company Overview
8.6.2 Company Snapshot
8.6.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.7 Safariland, LLC (Armor Holdings, Inc.)
8.7.1 Company Overview
8.7.2 Company Snapshot
8.7.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.8 LRAD Corporation
8.8.1 Company Overview
8.8.2 Company Snapshot
8.8.3 Business Performance
8.8.4 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.9 Lamperd, Inc.
8.9.1 Company Overview
8.9.2 Company Snapshot
8.9.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.10 AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc.
8.10.1 Company Overview
8.10.2 Company Snapshot
8.10.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
The popularity of non-lethal weapons for handling critical riot situations has significantly increased, owing to factors such as minimal causalities, availability of cost-effective & advanced products, high efficiency to incapacitate targets, and others.
Increasing budgetary expenses in defense sector, proactive research & development initiatives by market players, funding from government organizations, rising incidence of civil unrest, and other factors drive the market growth for non-lethal weapons industry. In addition, the adoption of non-lethal weapons, such as TASER, pepper sprays, and smoke bombs has increased among law enforcement agencies worldwide due to supportive government regulations and availability of low-cost products. Moreover, developments are under pipeline to introduce advanced weapons in directed energy weapons segment. For instance, Governments of U.S., China, and India have taken initiatives to develop advanced active denial systems to control riots. Increased awareness about benefits associated with the use of non-lethal self-defense weapons has fueled the demand for non-lethal weapons among civilians. However, stringent regulation and variations in weapon laws in specific regions limit the growth of non-lethal weapons industry.
In 2015, explosives, gases, and sprays accounted for maximum revenue shares in the overall non-lethal weapons market size due to their high demand, and availability of low-cost products. The latest developments in this segment are expected to boost the non-lethal weapons market growth. For instance, in July 2014, General Dynamics Corporation launched a 66-mm grenade system, Medusa and flashbang grenades. In 2014, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) tested the first-of-its-kind multicolored smoke bombs used for signaling by the U.S. army. In addition, in 2015, the directed energy weapons segment was the fastest growing segment, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period due to increasing scope of applications and technological advancements in this sector.
The chemical non-lethal weapons segment dominated the global market in 2015. Furthermore, acoustic non-lethal weapons segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 9% during the forecast period due to increasing military expenditures, inclination towards mass crowd repellent weapons, and continuous technological improvements in product features.
In 2015, law enforcement agencies segment generated the highest revenue in the global market, followed by the military segment. Moreover, personal application segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period due to factors such as increased number of violent crimes & homicide rates, increased awareness about personal safety and availability of low cost products.
North America accounted for majority of the global market share in 2015, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Introduction of advanced non-lethal weapons technologies, such as active denial systems, coupled with increased awareness among consumers is expected to boost sales in this region.
Key findings of the Non-Lethal Weapons Market:
In 2015, explosives, gases, and sprays segment dominated the overall non-lethal weapons market in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period.
Acoustic non-lethal weapons segment is expected to grow at a remarkable CAGR of over 9% from 2016 to 2022.
Directed energy weapons segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 9% during the forecast period.
Law enforcement agencies segment is projected to generate the highest revenue in the market during the forecast period.
In 2015, North America generated the highest revenue among all regions in the global non-lethal weapons market.
General Dynamics Corporation, TASER International, Inc., LRAD Corporation, and Chemring Group PLC. are some of the prominent players in the market. Market players have focused on technological advancements of products, and partnerships & acquisitions for expansion in the market. For instance, in January 2016, Taser International, Inc. announced the launch of its latest non-lethal self-defense weapon, TASER Pulse, for personalized application segment to expand its customer base and increase product offerings in non-lethal weapons market. In April 2016, Safariland, LLC announced its partnership with ECM Technologies to expand its presence in South Africa.
Combined Systems, Inc.
PepperBall Technologies, Inc.
Safariland, LLC (Armor Holdings, Inc.)
General Dynamics Corporation
AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc.
TASER International, Inc.
Chemring Group PLC