Non-Lethal Weapons Market - Global Forecast to 2020 - New Study Released
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[ClickPress, Fri Apr 22 2016] Non-Lethal Weapons Market by End User (Military, Law Enforcement), Product Type (Direct Contact Weapons, Directed Energy Weapons), Technology (Electromagnetic, Mechanical & Kinetic, Chemical & Others) & Region - Global Forecast to 2020
"Increasing need of non-lethal weapons to facilitate human right violations"
The global non-lethal weapons market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 5.65 billion in 2015 to USD 8.37 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2015 to 2020. The market for non-lethal weapons is driven by critical factors, such as increasing political disputes and civil unrest, and militarization of law enforcement agencies, among others.
"Law enforcement segment to witness higher growth during the forecast period"
The key end users for non-lethal weapons market considered are military and law enforcement.
The law enforcement segment market is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, among end-users. Non-lethal weapons are used often to accomplish the objectives, such as discourage, delay or prevent hostile actions and limit escalations, among others. The military segment market is also growing at a modest rate as they are used in conjugation with lethal weapons systems to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of military operations.
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"North America dominates; Asia-Pacific to grow at the highest rate"
The North American region dominates the global non-lethal weapons market in 2015, and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. The U.S. is considered to be the largest developer, operator and exporter of non-lethal weapons globally, thereby constituting the largest share of the North American region in the global non-lethal weapons market. The main application of the non-lethal weapons market is for riot control, avoid post-conflict costs of reconstructions, temporary disable equipment, facilities and personnel and also to support commanders in contingency operations.
The market in Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This rapid growth can be attributed to the fact that more than 10 nations in Asia-Pacific currently have active non-lethal weapons programs, including China, India, Japan and South Korea, among others. With rapid advancements and adoption of technologies in the region, the non-lethal weapons market in Asia-Pacific is projected to grow significantly during the forecast period (2015 to 2020). Another key factor driving the growth of the Asia-Pacific market is the increasing investments and development of directed energy weapons, such as laser dazzlers and active denial systems. China has developed WB-1 MMW active denial systems, a non-lethal, microwave-directed energy weapons that can be used in crowd control, anti-pirate and anti-terrorism operations.
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