Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Analysis and it is Segmented by Type (Area Denial, Ammunition, Explosives, Gases and Sprays, Directed Energy Weapons, and Electroshock Weapons), Application (Law Enforcement and Military), and by Country (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Rest of Europe. The report offers market size and forecasts for Europe's Non-lethal Weapons Market in value (USD million) for above all segments.

Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Size

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Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR > 2.00 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market Major Players

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Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Analysis

The European non-lethal weapons market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 2% during the forecast period.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly impacted the Europe non-lethal weapons market's growth. In several countries in Europe, non-lethal weapons were used to disperse the crowd during the lockdowns. Protests related to racial unrest and Capitol attacks increased the purchase of non-lethal weapons in the Europe region.

The riots and other crises in countries, like Romania, Serbia, Russia, Italy, France, and Spain, are forcing the law-enforcement agencies in the region to procure non-lethal weapons for riot-control. This is generating the demand for non-lethal weapons in the area.

Additionally, the development of new types of non-lethal weapons by various players across several countries in the region is expected to increase its market prospects.

Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market according to our research experts:

The Law Enforcement Segment is Expected to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

Non-lethal weapons and related equipment have a vital role in law enforcement, which aims to protect individuals and uphold the law. They may be used as a less dangerous alternative to firearms, in order to reduce the risk of harm to members of the public and to criminal suspects, or in situations where some degree of force is necessary but where the use of firearms would be disproportionate. Moreover, the use of physical force (e.g., hands, fists, feet) by officers will increase the odds of injury to officers and suspects alike. Law enforcement agencies include special, local, state police, federal agencies, or drug enforcement administration that use non-lethal or less-lethal weapons to avoid injury to officers in close contact situations. Advances in less-lethal technology offer the promise of more effective control over resistive suspects with fewer serious injuries. The use of non-lethal weapons by police forces is on the rise, due to political unrest in recent years. The political turmoil in the region was the driving factor for extreme violence and riots in 2021. In April 2022, Violent riots erupted in the central Swedish city of Orebro on Friday as counter-protesters attacked police ahead of a planned right-wing extremist demonstration. The growing requirement for crowd control weapons is propelling the growth of the law enforcement segment of the market studied. The Law Enforcement segment will continue to experience high growth rate owing to the fact many European nations.

Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market:  UK police spending, ( In Billion GBP) FY2018 - FY2022

The United Kingdom to Dominate the Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market

The United Kingdom currently has the highest market share in the non-lethal weapons market. This is mainly due to the development of new less-lethal weapons that are efficient and less harmful in subduing the threat. The UK Army developed a new non-lethal weapon called Variable Kinetic System (VKS), to help soldiers in Afghanistan irritate and deter potential adversaries. The weapon fires paintball-like projectiles filled with a hot pepper solution. Moreover, the majority of law enforcement and police officers carry less-lethal weapons, like Tasers, batons, and canisters of mace spray that are less harmful when compared to traditional firearms. The Non-Lethal Weapons market in the United Kingdom will continue to grow as the number of assaults on police officers in the country is increasing, prompting the government to strengthen the police. 140,228 full-time equivalent (FTE) officers were in the post as of 31 March 2022 in the 43 territorial police forces in England and Wales. this was an increase of 4% on March 2021 (up 4,927 FTEs from 135,301 officers), excluding transfers, 12,789 new police officers (FTE) joined the 43 territorial police forces in England and Wales in the year ending March 2022, an increase of 662 (or 5.5%) on the previous year. This is the second-highest number of joiners in a year since records began, just behind the year ending March 2020 when there were 12,883 joiners (excluding transfers). excluding transfers, 8,117 (FTE) police officers left the 43 territorial police forces in England and Wales in the year ending March 2022.

the police officer leaver rate (leavers as a proportion of headcount at the start of the year) was 6.0%, similar to levels seen between the financial years ending 2016 and 2019, and follows a dip in the leaver rate seen in the previous year coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. An increse in the number of police personals will directly increase the Non-lethal market in the country.

Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market: Number of Police Workforce, England and Wales, 2019-2022

Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Industry Overview

The Europe Non-Lethal Weapons market is moderately consolidated. Some of the prominent players in the Europe non-lethal weapons market are Fiocchi Munizioni SpA, FN Herstal, Rheinmetall AG, RUAG Group, and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Currently, the companies (non-lethal weapons manufacturers) are investing in the R&D of weapons and ammunition that may have no lasting physical damage on the victim but is equally effective in controlling and dispersing crowds without the firing of expensive ammunition. Such developments may help them to take a prominent position in the market in the region in the years to come.

Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Leaders



  3. Rheinmetall AG

  4. RAUG Group

  5. General Dynamics Corporation

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Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market Concentration
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Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market News

In June 2022, FN Herstal and Fiocchi enter into a new agreement, The partnership includes a licensing agreement that specifically covers the manufacture and supply of 5.7x28mm ammunition to the US commercial market, based on FN Herstal's original design and technology, further reinforcing the long-term cooperation between the two global players.

In January 2022, Rheinmetall has developed a new version of its tried-and-tested, highly effective Maske smoke/obscurant grenade.

Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Report - 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Area Denial

      2. 5.1.2 Ammunition

      3. 5.1.3 Explosives

      4. 5.1.4 Gases and Sprays

      5. 5.1.5 Directed Energy Weapons

      6. 5.1.6 Electroshock Weapons

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Military

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 By Country

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share**

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 Fiocchi Munizioni SpA

      2. 6.2.2 FN Herstal

      3. 6.2.3 Rheinmetall AG

      4. 6.2.4 RUAG Group

      5. 6.2.5 BAE Systems PLC

      6. 6.2.6 The Safariland Group

      7. 6.2.7 Raytheon Company

      8. 6.2.8 General Dynamics Corporation

      9. 6.2.9 AARDVARK


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Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Industry Segmentation

Non-lethal weapons are defined as all weapons that can cause pain/irritation to humans on contact either to the skin or any of the human senses, without any permanent damage to any of the senses or bodily functions of humans. Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market is segmented by type, By Application, and By geography. By type, the market is segmented into Area Denial, Ammunition, Explosives, Gases and Sprays, Directed Energy Weapons, and Electroshock Weapons. By application, the market is segmented into Law Enforcement, Military. By geography, the market is segmented into Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Spain,Rest of Europe. 

Area Denial
Gases and Sprays
Directed Energy Weapons
Electroshock Weapons
Law Enforcement
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Research FAQs

The Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 2% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

FIOCCHI MUNIZIONI SPA, FN HERSTAL, Rheinmetall AG, RAUG Group and General Dynamics Corporation are the major companies operating in the Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market.

The report covers the Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Non-lethal Weapons Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Industry Report

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Europe Non-Lethal Weapons Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)