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Non-Lethal Weapons Market: 2013-2018

Global non-lethal weapons market: $1.14 billion industry forecast by 2018

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The global non-lethal weapons market is suggested to have reached a value of around $880.5 million in 2013, and is forecast to grow to a total of $1.14 billion by the end of 2018. This suggests a CAGR growth rate of 5.42% between 2013 and 2018.

Non-lethal weapons are specially designed and employed to incapacitate an individual or a vehicle while reducing injury to personnel and damage to property and surrounding. Non-lethal weapons thus offer a wide range of capabilities for the conduct of war and in the support of homeland defense. The peace keeping operations of 1990s had previously triggered interest in spending on non-lethal weapons. The protest triggered by economic crisis, political dissentient and unrest across the nations are



the major drivers for Non lethal weapons, more over changes in the security situation have emphasized the need for non-lethal weapons which would act as an option between shout and shoot, that is, between verbal warning or psychological operation and using lethal force.

United States is the most attractive market for Non lethal weapons. It is a matured market with most of the market leaders situated in this region. The United States non-lethal weapons market is estimated to be $183.0 million in 2013 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.05% to reach $234.2 million by 2018.

Europe is expected to spend around $1,921.9 million, while Asia is anticipated to spend $1,146.1 million on these weapons between 2013 and 2018. Crowd dispersal non-lethal weapons segment is expected to have the highest demand in this market.

The lessons learned from recent wars in Afghanistan and the prevailing unrest across the globe had led to an increase in demand for new and effective non-lethal capabilities which in turn has reflected in the need for increase in R&D cost. Since there seems to be a rapid interest in non-lethal weapons across the globe, many countries lack clarity in terms of requirement and training, and the doctrine needed for the armed services to induct such non-lethal capability, which is expected to act as a restraint to the market.

Anti Vehicle NLW, Blunt impact NLW, Direct Energy NLW, Crowd Disperse rounds and other electrical non lethal weapons are currently being manufactured by this industry. Apart from the existing non-lethal weapons technology, a number of new capabilities are being developed-; mainly by the U.S. Few of the developmental projects are non-tethered munitions, sensor fused non-lethal munitions, distributed sound and light array, vehicle & vessel stopping devices, and multi-frequency radio-frequency vehicle stopper.

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