Automatic Weapons Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Global Automatic Weapons Market Research Report: Information by Product (Automatic Rifles, Machine Guns, Light Machine Guns, Medium Machine Guns, Automatic Launchers, Grenade Launchers, Missile Launchers, Mortar Launchers, Automatic Cannons, and Gatling Guns), End Use (Land, Naval, and Airborne), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/6312-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 133 pages

Market Scenario


The global automatic weapons market is expected to gain significant traction during the forecast period. Increasing incidents of terrorism and armed conflict among countries are the primary drivers for market growth. Furthermore, technological advancements have led to the development of high-precision weapons systems, which is expected to fuel the demand for automatic weapons in various regions. However, stringent manufacturing standards and defense budget restrictions are expected to hinder market growth during the forecast period.          


A growth in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the defense industry is expected to accelerate market growth in developing economies in Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Moreover, continuous improvement in the design of automatic weapons is expected to encourage market growth during the forecast period. However, market players face challenges such as strict policies regarding the use of certain automatic weapons, which are expected to restrain market growth.


Segmentation of the Global Automatic Weapons Market Automatic Weapons Market


On the basis of product, the market has been segmented into automatic rifles, machine guns, light machine guns (LMG), medium machine guns (MMG), automatic launchers, grenade launchers, missile launchers, mortar launchers, automatic cannons, and Gatling guns. The automatic rifles segment is expected to register substantial growth during the review period owing to the widespread use of these weapons in the army, navy, and air force. Furthermore, market players are investing heavily in the upgradation of rifle designs to improve operational capabilities and firing accuracy.


Based on end use, the market has been segmented into land, naval, and airborne. The naval segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR as automatic weapons  can be customized as per requirement for the navy. Furthermore, automatic weapons in the navy can be mounted on close-in weapon systems (CIWS) that can search, evaluate, and destroy potential threats, which is expected to drive the growth of the segment.


By region, Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period. The growth is characterized by an increase in defense investments to develop high-precision weapons systems in China and India. For example, in 2018, an Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd developed remote weapons stations for armored vehicles.


Intended Audience



  • Computer hardware solution providers

  • Law enforcement agencies

  • Defense organizations

  • Government authorities

  • Defense companies

  • Research institutes

  • Regulatory bodies


Key Players


The key players in the global automatic weapons market are General Dynamics Corporation (US), Northrop Grumman (US), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), ST Engineering (Singapore), KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Russia), Heckler & Koch AG (Germany), FN Herstal (Belgium), Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC (US), Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd (Israel), China North Industries Corporation (China), Denel Land Systems (South Africa), Kalashnikov Concern (Russia), BAE Systems (UK), Barrett Firearms Manufacturing (US), and Ukroboroprom (Ukraine).


Research Methodology


The market values and forecast are derived using the MRFR research methodology, which includes secondary research, primary interviews, data triangulation and validation from an in-house data repository, and statistical modeling tools.


Secondary Research


In this process, data is collected from various secondary sources, including annual reports, SEC filings, journals, government associations, aerospace & defense magazines, white papers, corporate presentations, company websites, and paid databases.


Primary Research


In this process, both the demand- and supply-side parties are interviewed to extract facts and insights into the market forecast, production, trends, and projected market growth. Industry stakeholders such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives across the value chain are approached to obtain key information.


Key Insights



  • Market Sizing, Forecast, and Analysis: Detailed coverage of the market segment and sub-segments

  • Regional/Country Trends and Forecast: Detailed analysis of the market in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, along with key countries in each region

  • Market Dynamics Intelligence: Market drivers, opportunities, trends, restraints, Porter’s five forces, supply chain, and value chain analysis

  • Technology Trends, Regulatory Landscape, and Patent Analysis Outlook

  • Competitive Intelligence: Market share analysis, financial analysis, product benchmarking, and strategic developments including joint ventures, product launches, and mergers & acquisitions

  • Regional attractiveness and related growth opportunities


Report Customization


MRFR offers report customization to valued customers. Below are the options available for customization:


Company Profiles

In-depth profiling of additional market players (3 to 4 companies)


Country-Level Analysis

Detailed analysis of a country-level market and related segments as per the report scope (subject to data availability)



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The development and subsequent rise in demand for high-precision weapons systems are estimated to define the market progress.

A 7.62% CAGR is estimated to guide the market in the upcoming period.

Heckler & Koch AG (Germany), F.N. Herstal (Belgium), KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Russia), and Colt’s Manufacturing Company L.L.C. (U.S.) are a few of the notable contenders in the market.

The APAC regional market is estimated to lead the international market in the coming period.

An ascendant revenue level is estimated for the market in the forecast period.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis

1.1.1. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Product

1.1.2. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use

1.1.3. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Region

2. Market Introduction

2.1. Market Definition

2.2. Scope of the Study

2.3. Market Structure

2.4. Key Buying Criteria

2.5. Market Factor Indicator Analysis

3. Research Methodology

3.1. Research Process

3.2. Primary Research

3.3. Secondary Research

3.4. Market Size Estimation

3.5. Forecast Model

3.6. List of Assumptions

4. Market Insights

5. Market Dynamics

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Drivers

5.3. Restraints

5.4. Opportunities

5.5. Challenges

5.6. Market/Technological Trends

5.7. Patent Trends

5.8. Regulatory Landscape/Standards

6. Market Factor Analysis

6.1. Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

6.1.1. R&D

6.1.2. Manufacturing

6.1.3. Distribution & Sales

6.1.4. Post-Sales Monitoring

6.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

6.2.1. Threat of New Entrants

6.2.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

6.2.3. Threat of Substitutes

6.2.4. Competitive Rivalry

6.2.5. Bargaining Power of Supplies

7. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Automatic Rifles

7.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.3. Machine Guns

7.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.4. Light Machine Guns (LMG)

7.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.5. Medium Machine Guns (MMG)

7.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.6. Automatic Launchers

7.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.7. Grenade Launchers

7.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.8. Missile Launchers

7.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.9. Mortar Launchers

7.9.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.9.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.10. Automatic Cannons

7.10.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.10.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.11. Gatling Guns

7.11.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.11.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

8. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Airborne

8.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

8.3. Naval

8.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

8.4. Land

8.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

9. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Region

9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.2.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.2.4. US

9.2.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.2.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.2.5. Canada

9.2.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.2.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.3. Europe

9.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.3.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.3.4. UK

9.3.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.3.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.3.5. Germany

9.3.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.3.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.3.6. France

9.3.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.3.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.3.7. Russia

9.3.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.3.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.3.8. Rest of Europe

9.3.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.3.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.4. Asia-Pacific

9.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.4.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.4.4. China

9.4.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.4.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.4.5. Japan

9.4.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.4.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.4.6. India

9.4.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.4.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.4.7. Rest of Asia-Pacific

9.4.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.4.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.5. Middle East & Africa

9.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.5.4. UAE

9.5.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.5.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.5.5. Saudi Arabia

9.5.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.5.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.5.6. Rest of the Middle East & Africa

9.5.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.5.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.6. Latin America

9.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.6.4. Brazil

9.6.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.6.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

9.6.5. Rest of Latin America

9.6.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Product, 2020–2027

9.6.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by End Use, 2020–2027

10. Competitive Landscape

10.1. Competitive Overview

10.2. Competitor Dashboard

10.3. Major Growth Strategies in the Global Automatic Weapons Market

10.4. Competitive Benchmarking

10.5. Market Share Analysis

10.6. Bridgestone Corporation: The Leading Player in Terms of Number of Developments in the Global Automatic Weapons Market

10.7. Key Developments & Growth Strategies

10.7.1. Product Launches/Service Deployments

10.7.2. Mergers & Acquisitions

10.7.3. Joint Ventures

11. Company Profiles

11.1. General Dynamics Corporation

11.1.1. Company Overview

11.1.2. Products/Services Offered

11.1.3. Financial Overview

11.1.4. Key Developments

11.1.5. SWOT Analysis

11.1.6. Key Strategies

11.2. Northrop Grumman

11.2.1. Company Overview

11.2.2. Products/Services Offered

11.2.3. Financial Overview

11.2.4. Key Developments

11.2.5. SWOT Analysis

11.2.6. Key Strategies

11.3. Rheinmetall AG

11.3.1. Company Overview

11.3.2. Products/Services Offered

11.3.3. Financial Overview

11.3.4. Key Developments

11.3.5. SWOT Analysis

11.3.6. Key Strategies

11.4. ST Engineering

11.4.1. Company Overview

11.4.2. Products/Services Offered

11.4.3. Financial Overview

11.4.4. Key Developments

11.4.5. SWOT Analysis

11.4.6. Key Strategies

11.5. KBP Instrument Design Bureau

11.5.1. Company Overview

11.5.2. Products/Services Offered

11.5.3. Financial Overview

11.5.4. Key Developments

11.5.5. SWOT Analysis

11.5.6. Key Strategies

Other Prominent Companies Profiled in the Report:

11.6. Heckler & Koch AG

11.7. FN Herstal

11.8. Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

11.9. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd

11.10. China North Industries Corporation (Norinco)

11.11. Denel Land Systems

11.12. Kalashnikov Concern

11.13. BAE Systems

11.14. Barrett Firearms Manufacturing

11.15. Ukroboroprom

12. Appendix

12.1. References

12.2. Related Reports

12.3. List of Abbreviations

13. Industry Insights

Note: This table of contents is tentative and subject to change as the research progresses.


List of Tables

Table 1 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 2 North America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 3 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 6 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 7 Global Automatic Weapons Market Size, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 8 North America: Automatic Weapons Market Size, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 9 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market Size, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 10 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market Size, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 11 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market Size, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 12 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market Size, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 13 Global Automatic Weapons Product Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 14 North America: Automatic Weapons Product Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 15 Europe: Automatic Weapons Product Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 16 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Product Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 17 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Product Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 18 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Product Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 19 Global Automatic Weapons End Use Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 20 North America: Automatic Weapons End Use Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 21 Europe: Automatic Weapons End Use Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 22 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons End Use Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 23 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons End Use Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 24 Latin America: Automatic Weapons End Use Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 25 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027

Table 26 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027

Table 27 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 28 North America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 29 North America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027

Table 30 North America: Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027

Table 31 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 32 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027

Table 33 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027

Table 34 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027

Table 36 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027

Table 37 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 38 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027

Table 39 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027

Table 40 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 41 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027

Table 42 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027


List of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top-Down & Bottom-Up Approaches

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 Impact Analysis: Market Drivers

FIGURE 5 Impact Analysis: Market Restraints

FIGURE 6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

FIGURE 7 Value Chain Analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Automatic Weapons Market Share, by Product, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Product, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 10 Global Automatic Weapons Market Share, by End Use, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by End Use, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 12 Global Automatic Weapons Market Share (%), by Region, 2020

FIGURE 13 Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Region, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 14 North America: Automatic Weapons Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 15 North America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 16 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 Europe: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 18 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Asia-Pacific: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 20 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Middle East & Africa: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 22 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 Latin America: Automatic Weapons Market, by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)