PUBLISHER: The Business Research Company | PRODUCT CODE: 1245932
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“Light Weapons Global Market Report 2023 ” from The Business Research Company provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the market.
This report focuses on light weapons market which is experiencing strong growth. The report gives a guide to the trends which will be shaping the market over the next ten years and beyond.
Where is the largest and fastest growing market for light weapons? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market going forward? “The light weapons market global report ” from The Business Research Company answers all these questions and many more.
The report covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional and country breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. It traces the market's historic and forecast market growth by geography.
Major players in the light weapons market are: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Alliant Techsystems Inc., Rheinmetall AG, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Thales Group, Heckler & Koch, F N Herstal, SAAB AB, MBDA Inc., BAE Systems plc, Rostec, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation, John Cockerill (Cockerill Maintenance), Elbit Systems, Arsenal JSCo and Indian Ordnance Factories Organization.
The global light weapons market grew from $11.29 billion in 2022 to $12.58 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The light weapons market is expected to grow to $18.39 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 10.0%.
The light weapons market consists of sales of assault rifles, pistols, rifles, and submachine guns. Values in this market are: 'factory gate' values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers) or directly to end customers. The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods.
The light weapons refer to weapons designed for use by two or three persons serving as a crew can be carried and used by a single person. These are incendiary devices, crew-served kinetic firearms, or shoot explosive munitions.
North America was the largest region in the light weapons market in 2022. North America is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the forecast period. The regions covered in the light weapons market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.
The main types of light weapons includes HMG, light cannon, MANPAT, mortar, MANPAD, grenades, missiles, launcher, ATW and landmine. The HMG (heavy machine gun) are the weapons that can fire 500 to 1,000 rounds per minute and will keep firing as long as the trigger is pressed back, or the ammo supply is depleted. These weapons are made from materials such as steel and polymers technologies used in these weapons include guided and unguided. The main application of light weapons are in defense and homeland security.
The increasing instances of terrorist activities and conflicts and the rise in the number of illegal activities will propel the growth of the light weapons market. Terrorist acts entail the use or threat of violence to instill fear in a large number of people, not only the direct victims. Light weapons such as pistols, rifles, submachine guns, assault rifles, and light machine guns are used by law regulators to control terror activities. As terrorist activities, conflicts, and illegal activities grow, there will be an increased demand for light weapons to mitigate them. For instance, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an American think tank, in the United States, the number of terrorist attacks increased from 1.5% to 6.4% between 2019 and 2020, which raises the security issue in a country. Thus, the increasing instances of terrorist activities and conflicts and the rise in the number of illegal activities which will contribute to the growth of the light weapons market.
The evolution of technology is a key trend gaining popularity in the light weapons market. Technology is shaping how wars are fought, borders are protected, crooks are caught, and individual rights are defined. The evolution of technology has led to the development of guided weapons with a high target hit ratio, which is supported through a range of accessories. Weapon sights, night vision equipment, targeting lasers, laser rangefinders, and fire control systems are just a few examples. For instance, in November 2021, the Bangladesh Navy received QW-18A MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense Missile System) from China. The QW-18A MANPADS is an upgraded version of the QW-18 which offers electric-servo control actuators which will increase the guidance and flight characteristics and will offer the air defense system with improved capability against supersonic cruise missiles.
In September 2020, Adani Land Defence Systems Technologies Ltd., an Indian manufacturer of defense equipment and an arm of Adani Enterprises acquired a 51% stake in PLR Systems Private Ltd for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition of a major stake, Adani and IWI (an existing shareholder in PLR) will offer indigenously manufactured defense equipment to the army personnel and an equal number of paramilitary forces and state police forces. PLR Systems Private Limited is an Indian aerospace and defense company offering light weapons.
The countries covered in the light weapons market report are: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK and USA.
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
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