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Global Smoke Grenade Market 2016-2020

Global Smoke Grenade Market 2016-2020

About Smoke Grenade

A smoke grenade is a canister-type non-lethal (also called less lethal or less than lethal) munition that is primarily used either as a signaling or a screening device for the movement of troops and military equipment. Such grenades emit a significantly larger amount of smoke compared to conventional smoke bombs, which are predominantly used in fireworks. Owing to its superior screening capability, the use of smoke grenades has been substantially increased in the modern combat environment.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global smoke grenade market to grow at a CAGR of 6.65% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global smoke grenade market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market from the procurement of military grade smoke grenades, as well as the sales of commercial smoke munitions.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Smoke Grenade 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
  • DIEHL BGT Defence
  • NonLethal Technologies
  • Rheinmetall Defence
  • Safariland
  • 3rd Light
Other prominent vendors
  • Chemring Ordnance
  • Combined Systems
  • Dae-Kwang Chemical
  • Sport Smoke
Market driver
  • Increased riots and protests in urban areas
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Operational constraints arising from accidental explosions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Handheld multi-shot grenade launchers
  • 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 Smoke Grenade Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global smoke grenade market: DIEHL BGT Defence, NonLethal Technologies, Rheinmetall Defence, Safariland, and 3rd Light.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Chemring Ordnance, Combined Systems, Dae-Kwang Chemical, and Sport Smoke.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Development of eco-friendly smoke grenades will be a key trend for market growth. Owing to the growing concern regarding safety, there have been increasing efforts among both defense organizations and private suppliers to develop eco-friendly smoke grenades, which can be a possible alternative to the existing generation of smoke grenades that are in operation. Since World War II, the US Army has been primarily using smoke grenades that are composed of hexachloroethane and zinc oxide. However, there is a high probability of discharging a toxic smoke-borne substance (zinc chloride) during the use of these grenades.”

According to the report, increased riots and protests in urban areas will be a key driver for market growth. Ongoing civil unrest and regional conflicts around the world are a major factor driving the market growth. This increase in the number of conflicts across the world has significantly raised the demand for non-lethal weapons. Law enforcement personnel often use smoke grenades and tear gas to disperse and control hostile civilians involved in riots in urban areas. In April 2015, the Maryland State Police and the National Guard troops of the US made use of smoke grenades and pepper balls in a riot control situation in Baltimore, Maryland, US. Law enforcement personnel also used similar smoke canisters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, in July 2016 as a measure to disperse rioting crowds.

Further, the report states that although the use of smoke grenades is not restricted to military and defense personnel, there are certain guidelines that civilians are required to adhere to while using smoke grenades. However, in recent times, many incidents have taken place that pose a challenge to the commercial smoke grenade industry. In June 2016, two juveniles were charged for igniting smoke grenades in the cafeteria of a high school during lunch time in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. As per the police investigation, it was revealed that at the time of the setting off of the smoke grenades, the cafeteria was filled with students and staff members, and could have resulted in serious injuries. Police identified those smoke grenades as the ones commonly used in the game of paintball.



Companies Mentioned

DIEHL BGT Defence, NonLethal Technologies, Rheinmetall Defence, Safariland, 3rd Light, Chemring Ordnance, Combined Systems, Dae-Kwang Chemical, Sport Smoke.

  • 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
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Key takeaways of global smoke grenade market
    • Key buying criteria
      • Table Key buying criteria in global smoke grenade market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global smoke grenade market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global smoke grenade market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Segmentation of global smoke grenade market by end-users
      • Table Segmentation of global smoke grenade market by end-users 2015 and 2020
      • Table Segmentation of global smoke grenade market by end-users 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Military and defense smoke grenade market
      • Table Military and defense smoke grenade market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Law enforcement smoke grenade market
      • Table Law enforcement smoke grenade market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Commercial and civil smoke grenade market
      • Table Commercial and civil smoke grenade market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Different uses of smoke grenade in commercial space
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global smoke grenade market by geography
      • Table Global smoke grenade market by geography 2015 and 2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global smoke grenade market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smoke grenade market in Americas
      • Table Smoke grenade market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smoke grenade market in EMEA
      • Table Smoke grenade market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smoke grenade market in APAC
      • Table Smoke grenade market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Effective in combating laser-based weapons
      • Table Laser defense combat platforms
    • Increased riots and protests in urban areas
    • Growing use of smoke canisters in shootings and photography
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Illicit use of smoke grenades
    • Operational constraints arising from accidental explosions
    • Concerns about use of smoke grenades and other non-lethal weapons on civilians
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing acceptance of vehicle-mounted grenade launchers
      • Table Key features of JLTV
      • Table Key vehicle-mounted smoke grenade launching systems
    • Development of eco-friendly smoke grenades
      • Table Four basic eco-friendly compositions for smoke screening operation of the US Army (under consideration)
    • Handheld multi-shot grenade launchers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table List of vendors in global smoke grenade market
    • DIEHL BGT Defence
      • Table DIEHL BGT Defence: Key smoke screen products
      • Table DIEHL BGT Defense: Key capabilities
    • NonLethal Technologies
      • Table Key smoke grenades
      • Table NonLethal Technologies: Key capabilities
    • Rheinmetall Defence
      • Table Rheinmetall Defence: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Rheinmetall Defence: Key product portfolio
      • Table Rheinmetall Defence: Organic growth strategy of defense business
      • Table Rheinmetall Defence: Operating locations
    • Safariland
      • Table Safariland: Key product portfolio
    • 3rd Light
      • Table 3rd Light: Key product portfolio
      • Table 3rd Light: Key industries served
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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