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Global Light Weapons Market 2016-2020

Global Light Weapons Market 2016-2020

About Light Weapons

The widespread availability, simplicity, durability, portability, cost-effectiveness, lethality, and easy concealment of light weapons make them popular with legitimate military groups, police, and civilians. They also find their use in low-intensity conflicts involving government forces (military and police) and non-state actors (guerrillas, ethnic militias, warlords, and brigands).

Light weapons include the following:

  • Grenade launchers
  • Hand-held under barrel grenade launchers
  • Heavy machine guns
  • Landmines
  • Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS)
  • Mortars
  • Portable anti-aircraft guns
  • Portable anti-tank guns
  • Portable launchers of rocket systems and anti-tank missiles
  • Recoilless rifles
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global light weapons market to grow at a CAGR of 4.66% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global light weapons market for 2016-2020. It provides a global overview, market shares, and segmentation by weapons type, and growth prospects by region (Americas, EMEA, and APAC).

The market is divided into the following segments based on type:
  • Unguided weapons
  • Anti-tank guided weapon
  • MANPAD
Technavio's report, Global Light Weapons Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BAE Systems
  • FN Herstal
  • Orbital
  • Raytheon
  • Rheinmetall
Other prominent vendors
  • Bharat Dynamics
  • Heckler and Koch
  • Ordnance factory board
  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Market driver
  • Increase in demand for light weapons
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Absence of international treaty
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Shift toward digitized guns
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Light Weapons Market 2016-2020Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Light Weapons Market: BAE Systems, FN Herstal, Orbital, Raytheon and Rheinmetall.Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bharat Dynamics, Heckler and Koch, Ordnance Factory Board, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Manufacturers of small arms in the global light weapons market are adopting latest technology in their manufacturing process. This is an ongoing trend in the market and is expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period. The latest developments in the global weapons market are gun-centric apps, high-tech weapons, and tech-infused optical shooting weapons.”According to the report, the global trade in small arms and light weapons is vigorous and diverse. Foreign-sourced arms are made available by militaries and law enforcement agencies worldwide. The purchase of imported rifles and shotguns by private individuals and recreational hunters is boosting the sales and hence the market growth.Further, the report states that according to the United Nations, there is no control to the growing availability of small arms in open and underground markets, which account for over 600 million small arms. No international agreements or treaties exist to regulate the arms trade, which is leading to the illegal trade of these weapons, resulting in the civilian deaths and casualties.

Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, FN Herstal, Orbital, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Bharat Dynamics, Heckler and Koch, Ordnance Factory Board, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global light weapons market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global light weapons market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table List of leading countries in arms export
      • Table Major weapons importer regions
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
  • Global aerospace and defense value chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense value chain system
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global light weapons market by type
      • Table Global light weapons market by type
      • Table Global light weapons market by type 2015
      • Table Global light weapons market by type 2020
      • Table Global light weapons market by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global light weapons market for unguided weapons
      • Table Global light weapons market for unguided weapons 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global light weapons market for anti-tank guided weapons
      • Table Global light weapons market for anti-tank guided weapons 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global light weapons market for MANPADS
      • Table Global light weapons market for MANPADS 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global light weapons market by geography
      • Table Global light weapons market by geography 2015
      • Table Global light weapons market by geography 2020
      • Table Global light weapons market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Light weapons market in the Americas
      • Table Light weapons market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table US Army budget 2003-2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Leading countries exporting weapons 2012 ($ millions)
      • Table Key countries importing weapons 2012 ($ millions)
    • Light weapons market in EMEA
      • Table Light weapons market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Key weapon exporting countries 2012 ($ millions)
      • Table Key weapon importing countries 2012 ($ millions)
    • Light weapons market in APAC
      • Table Light weapons market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Key weapons exporting countries 2012 ($ millions)
      • Table Key weapons importing countries 2012 ($ millions)
  • Key leading regions
    • Table Key leading regions
  • Market drivers
    • Increase in demand for light weapons
    • Growing demand for anti-tank guided weapons (ATGW)
    • Growing demand for man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Absence of international treaty
    • Increase in civilian casualties
    • Reduction in defense budgets
      • Table Global defense budget cuts for the period 2012-2016
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Shift toward digitized guns
      • Table List of smart guns
    • Introduction of 3D printed guns
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global light weapons market: Vendors
    • BAE Systems
      • Table BAE Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table BAE Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table BAE Systems: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table BAE Systems: Consolidated order backlog of 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table BAE Systems: Key capabilities
    • FN Herstal
      • Table FN Herstal: Key capabilities
    • Orbital ATK
      • Table Orbital ATK: Business segmentation 2015 (%)
      • Table Orbital ATK: Business/product segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Orbital ATK: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Raytheon
      • Table Raytheon: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 (%)
      • Table Raytheon: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 (in $ billions)
      • Table Raytheon: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Raytheon: Consolidated order backlog 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
    • Rheinmetall
      • Table Rheinmetall: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Rheinmetall: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Rheinmetall: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Rheinmetall: Consolidated order backlog and order intake by 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Rheinmetall: Key defense capabilities
    • Key vendors: Recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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