Middle-East and Africa Non-lethal Weapons Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Middle-East and Africa Non-lethal Weapons Market is segmented by Type (Ammunition, Explosives, Gases and Sprays, and Other Types), End-user (Law Enforcement and Military), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

middle east and africa non-lethal weapons market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The Middle-East and Africa non-lethal weapons market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

  • The increasing dissatisfaction against the local governments in countries, like Lebanon, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Libya, among others, is leading to an increase in major violence and riots, which is encouraging the law enforcement agencies to procure new non-lethal weapons to effectively tackle a dangerous situation.
  • With the presence of very few players in non-lethal weapons manufacturers in this region, there is a profitable scenario for new companies to enter the Middle-East and Africa non-lethal weapons market.
  • However, the low GDPs of the African countries and few investments in the development of less-lethal weapons in the Middle Eastern countries, like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, may hamper the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Non-lethal weapons are defined as all the weapons that can cause pain/irritation 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 the victim. The market is segmented into ammunition, explosives, gases and sprays, and other types, based on the type of non-lethal weapon. The other types include electro-shock weapons, like tasers and area denial weapons used by police and military.

Gases and Sprays
Other Types
End User
Law Enforcement
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

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

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. In the past few years, violent attacks on law enforcement agents had increased in the region prompting law enforcement agencies to provide their agents with non-lethal weapons, such as police batons, expandable batons, tasers, and other electronic stun devices and chemical agents, such as OC and CS to protect themselves and others from threats possessed by violent suspects. Civilian unrest in countries like Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, etc. is on the rise, forcing law enforcement agencies to increase the procurement of non-lethal weapons to control the violent crowds efficiently. There have been grants by the governments for the use of advanced non-lethal weapons in case of emergencies. For instance, in 2017, the Kenyan Police Service (KPS) received at least 6 Jino riot control vehicles, firearms, ammunition, and teargas, as a part of preparations against the public protests before the general elections. Such procurements by the local law enforcement agencies and police to counter-attack the riots are propelling the segment's growth during the forecast period.

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Rest of Middle-East and Africa to Register the Highest CAGR

The widespread protests and the riots taking place in various countries in the region, such as Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Palestine, have encouraged the procurement of non-lethal weapons for effectively dispersing the crowd prior to a security escalation. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Iraq that started in July 2018 in the southern metropolis of Basra resulted in police firing tear gas and gunshots at rioters, who had laid siege to city hall and torched the headquarters of several Iranian-backed political parties. Similarly, since October 2019, Lebanon has witnessed ongoing violent anti-government protests. Such incidents have led to the procurement of non-lethal weapons, as a measure of crowd control in this region.

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Competitive Landscape

Some of the few prominent players in the Middle-East and Africa non-lethal weapons market are Safariland LLC, Lamperd Inc., ISPRA Ltd, Advanced Pyrotechnics LLC, and Rheinmetall AG. Currently, there are only a handful of non-lethal weapons manufacturers in this region. Hence, market penetration is easy for new players. The local companies are also collaborating to venture into the manufacturing of non-lethal weapons. For instance, Advanced Pyrotechnics LLC is a joint venture company between Tawazun & MP3, based in the UAE. The company was formed in 2016 and is into the manufacturing of flashbang, non-lethal 40 mm ammunition with different effects, and colored and screening smoke, etc. However, new ventures of local players in the market can restrain the growth of international players in the region.

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 Ammunition

      2. 5.1.2 Explosives

      3. 5.1.3 Gases and Sprays

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Military

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 5.3.2 South Africa

      3. 5.3.3 United Arab Emirates

      4. 5.3.4 Qatar

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ISPRA Ltd

      2. 6.2.2 Safariland LLC

      3. 6.2.3 Lamperd Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Condor Non-lethal Technologies

      5. 6.2.5 Genasys Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Rheinmetall AG

      7. 6.2.7 Advanced Pyrotechnics LLC


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Middle-East and Africa Non-lethal Weapons Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Middle-East and Africa Non-lethal Weapons Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Safariland, LLC, Rheinmetall AG, Advanced Pyrotechnics LLC, ISPRA Ltd., Lamperd, Inc. are the major companies operating in Middle-East and Africa Non-lethal Weapons Market.

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