Non-Lethal Weapons market Size, Trends, Global Growth


Global Non-Lethal Weapons industry Key Players

The key players in the global non lethal weapons market include Armament Systems & Procedures Inc. (USA), Amtec Less-Lethal Systems Inc. (USA), Axon Enterprise, Inc. (the USA), Condor Non-Lethal Technologies (Brazil), Combined Systems, Inc. (the USA), Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. (Canada), FN Herstal, S.A. (Belgium), Nonlethal Technologies Inc. (USA), Mission Less Lethal Technologies (USA), and United Tactical Systems LLC (USA).


Intending to reduce fatalities, non-lethal weapons (also called less-lethal weapons) are used by both the military and the law enforcement forces. Market Research Future (MRFR) has published a research report about the global nonlethal weapons market that calculates a raise for this market at 8% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) during the forecast period between 2018 and 2023.

The crucial factors supporting the non-lethal weapons industry growth include increasing political disputes & civil unrest and militarization of law enforcement agencies. Other factors contributing to the market growth include the rise in defense expenditure (especially in emerging economies) and subsequent investments in procuring defense systems by military authorities. However, stringent regulations and subsequent delays in procurement processes can hamper market growth.

The global non-lethal weapons market has been segmented on the basis of disabling mechanism, end-users, type, and lastly, region. Based on the disabling mechanism, this market has been segmented into impact, intense sound/lights, and irritant chemicals. As per end-users, the market has been segmented into law enforcement agencies and military.

By type, the market has been segmented into direct contact weapons and directed energy weapons (DEW). A DEW is a ranged weapon that can damage its target with highly focused energy. This energy can be in the form of laser, microwaves and particle beams.

The regional segmentation of the global non-lethal weapons market segments the market into the regional markets known as North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and rest of the world (RoW). North America is the largest regional market because the United States of America (USA) spends a lot on defense. In the USA, the market can grow because the US Department of Defense (DOD) is investing in the development of less lethal weapons. The law enforcement bodies use various kinds of non-lethal weapons to control violent crimes in the USA. After the USA, Canada is the most important country-specific market in this region.

The Asia Pacific region is another important regional market because in many countries of this region, law enforcement agencies are short of manpower and hence, law & order problems caused by civil unrest are common. Therefore, law enforcement agencies need a non-lethal weapons market can be strong in this region. Important country-specific markets in this region are China, India, and Japan, followed by the remaining countries of the Asia Pacific region.

Europe is another significant regional market due to the technological advancement that is second only to North America. Important country-specific markets in this region are France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom (UK), followed by the remaining countries of Europe.

Latest Industry News

China is developing a non-lethal weapon that uses microwave radar tech to inflict horrible pain on targets that are under the human skin. 24 FEB 2019

Russia has fitted optical interference weapon in two warships. This weapon can induce hallucinations and vomiting among its adversaries. 4 FEB 2019

St. Paul police has tested the PepperBall pistols for safer arrests. 5 FEB 2019

The US Army Contracting Command is in talks with potential vendors in industry and academia, inviting ideas to help build its Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS). The Army wants ATLAS to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to give ground-combat vehicles autonomous targeting capabilities. These capabilities are expected to allow weapons to acquire, identify, and engage targets at least three times faster than the current manual process. 26 FEB 2019

Global Non-Lethal Weapons Market Report: by Type (Direct Contact Weapons and Directed Energy Weapons), by Disabling Mechanism (Impact, Irritant Chemicals and Intense Sound/Light), by End-User (Law Enforcement and Military) and by Region – Forecast to 2023 @

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