Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market is segmented by Product Type (Personnel Protection Equipment, Crowd Dispersal Equipment), End User (Law Enforcement, Special Forces), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market_Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

  • The increasing dissatisfaction with the local governments in countries, like Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia is leading to an increase in major violence and riots, generating the demand for riot control equipment market in this region.
  • Technological advancements, in terms of less-lethal weapons, and along with unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and offensive purposes, like dropping low-velocity ammunition, pepper sprays are expected to provide growth opportunities for the market in the years to come.
  • These factors may continue to drive the demand for the market, as law enforcement agencies try to reduce fatalities and casualties in such events, which is expected to increase the demand for the Asia-Pacific riot control equipment market during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The Asia-Pacific riot control equipment market includes all the equipment used by police, military, or other security forces to controlling the crowd or dispersing a mob in a riot, protest, or demonstration. The scope of the market is limited to the development and procurement of personnel protection and crowd dispersal equipment in the Asia-Pacific. The personnel protection equipment includes body armor, riot shields, gas masks, batons, tasers, etc. The other offensive equipment segment includes riot control vehicles and riot control UAVs. The crowd dispersal equipment includes rubber bullets, wax bullets, plastic bullets, bean bag rounds, and sponge grenades.

Product Type
Personnel Protection Equipment
Crowd Dispersal Equipment
Law Enforcement
Special Forces
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Law Enforcement Segment to Dominate the Market

Currently, the law enforcement segment is experiencing the highest growth in the market and is anticipated to continue its dominance during the forecast period. The geopolitical conflicts in the region are encouraging the procurement and deployment of riot control equipment by law enforcement agencies. With the escalating tensions in the Kashmir Valley and protests all over India during the last decade, the demand for riot control equipment has increased. Also, occasional riots and civil unrest, such as demonstrations and protests in cities in eastern China, have led to the police forces resorting to the use of less-lethal weapons, which, collectively, shall have a positive impact on the growth of the market. There have been grants by the governments for the use of advanced non-lethal weapons in case of emergencies. The ongoing R&D of new crowd dispersal technologies is also envisioned to create a favorable outlook for the market.

Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market_End-user

China to Dominate the Market

China is one of the biggest emerging economies globally but is marred by several protests and demonstrations that often turn violent and result in loss of life and property. However, the enforcement agencies in the country are woefully underequipped, which sometimes results in unwanted casualties. The labor-related, environmental, and educational issues have led to the police forces resorting to the use of less-lethal ammunition, which has attributed to the positive outlook of the market in focus.

China is conducting extensive R&D to develop sophisticated riot control equipment that can tackle huge mobs without endangering the lives of law enforcement personnel. For instance, in September 2019, China designed a sonic weapon that selectively targeted individuals or groups in a crowd, leaving them unable to control muscle movement and render them easy pickings for riot police to round up. The procurement of new weaponry, combined with the ongoing R&D for developing sophisticated riot control equipment, is anticipated to drive the China segment of the market in focus during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market _Country

Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the Asia-Pacific riot control equipment market are Combined Systems Inc., Condor Non-Lethal Technologies, Axon (Taser International Inc.), Safariland LLC, and Lamperd Inc. Mergers and acquisitions between the market players in the recent past have helped the companies strengthen their market presence. For instance, in May 2018, VIEVU, a subsidiary of Safariland LLC, was acquired by Axon Enterprise Inc. As part of the agreement, Safariland and Axon entered into a 10-year agreement under which Safariland may become the preferred holster provider for Axon’s TASER Conducted Electric Weapons (CEW).

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Personnel Protection Equipment

      2. 5.1.2 Crowd Dispersal Equipment

    2. 5.2 End-user

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Special Forces

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. South Korea

        4. Thailand

        5. Japan

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Combined Systems, Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Condor Non-Lethal Technologies

      3. 6.1.3 Taser International (Axon Enterprise, Inc.)

      4. 6.1.4 Safariland, LLC

      5. 6.1.5 Lamperd, Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 NonLethal Technologies, Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Genasys Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 PACEM Defense LLC

      9. 6.1.9 Rheinmetall AG

      10. 6.1.10 Security Devices International Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Condor Non-Lethal Technologies, Axon (Taser International Inc.), Safariland, LLC, Lamperd, Inc., Combined Systems, Inc. are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Riot Control Equipment Market.

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