Non-Lethal Weapons Market

Non-Lethal Weapons Market is anticipated to reach USD 5.65 Billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 8.2% during 2019-2028.


Non-Lethal Weapons are designed to cause pain or irritate the body's sensory system without doing any permanent damage to the body. There are many non-lethal weapons such as guns firing rubber/wax/plastic bullets, tear gas weapons, sting grenades, water cannons, pepper sprays, electric shock weapons and more. Non-lethal weapons are widely used for dispersing violent throngs, mass demonstrations, riots and more.


On the other hand, the increase in incidents of non-lethal weapons having an adverse effect on the bodies and subsequent demand by human rights groups to ban non-lethal weapons is acting as a growth dampener for this market. Restrictions on the use of non-lethal weapons and even outright prohibition in many countries are also hampering this Non-Lethal Weapons Market Development.


Rising incidents of political violence and demonstrations are prompting governments worldwide to provide non-lethal weapons to the police and military personnel. This is a major growth factor for the Non-Lethal Weapons Market. The increased inclination of government agencies to deploy weapons that do not cause death while protecting the police and military against armed mobs is also driving the growth of this market. The proliferation of new technologies for non-lethal weapons is also fuelling the growth of this market in the forecast period.

Key Players

Non-Lethal Weapons Market key players are  Amtec Less-Lethal Systems Inc. (US), United Tactical Systems LLC (US), Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. (Canada), Armament Systems & Procedures Inc (US), Nonlethal Technologies Inc. (US), Axon Enterprise Inc. (US), Mission Less Lethal Technologies (US), Combined Systems Inc. (US), FN Herstal S.A. (Belgium), Condor Non-Lethal Technologies (Brazil)

Market Segmentation:

On the basis of technology, the global Non-Lethal Weapons Market has been divided into chemical, electroshock, acoustic/light, kinetic or mechanical and others. The largest segment as per market share in 2020 was chemical. However, the electroshock segment is projected to grow fastest with a CAGR of 9.1% in the forecast period.

On the basis of product type, the Non-Lethal Weapons Market has been classified into explosives, gases and sprays, water weapons, directed energy weapons, conducted energy weapons, bullets and others. The explosives segment dominates the market and is projected to grow fast in the forecast period.

On the basis of application, the Non-Lethal Weapons Market is divided into law enforcement agencies, the military and citizens. The law enforcement agencies segment held the largest share in 2020 and is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 8.1% in the forecast period.

Regional Segmentation

On the basis of regions, the global Non-Lethal Weapons Market Statistics has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

North America held two-fifths of the market in the year 2020. However, Asia Pacific is estimated to register the highest CAGR of 8.5% in the forecast period due to increasing incidences of sponsored violent protests against the governments and porous borders, leading to more clashes between infiltrators and security forces.

Industry News

  • In October 2021, the Indian company Apasteron Pvt. Ltd. launched non-lethal weapons inspired by Indian epics for Indian security forces
  • In February 2021, San Jose Police launched new kinds of non-lethal weapons such as pepper gels, tether launchers and new TASERs


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