Remote Weapon Stations Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2032

Remote Weapon Stations Market Research Report Information By Component (Human Machine Interface, Sensors, Weapons, and Armaments), By Platform (Land, Naval, and Airborne), By Weapon Type (Lethal Weapons and Non-lethal Weapons), By Application (Military and Homeland Security), By Technology (Close-in Weapon Systems, Remote Controlled Gun Systems, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/A&D/8675-HCR | 168 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe | February 2024         

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Global Remote Weapon Stations Market Overview


Remote Weapon Stations Market Size was valued at USD 8.8 Billion in 2022. The Remote Weapon Stations market industry is projected to grow from USD 9.76 Billion in 2023 to USD 22.38 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.93% during the forecast period (2023-2032). A rise in the use of remote weapon stations on military vehicles and the increasing frequency of international conflicts are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Remote Weapon Stations Market Overview


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Remote Weapon Stations Market Trends



  • Growing need for remote weapon stations among the armed forces is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for remote weapon stations is driven by the rising demand in the world's armed services for remote weapons stations. Armed forces benefit from the remote weapons station's efficiency in close-quarters fighting. As a result, defense forces in industrialized and developing countries are showing rising interest in installing remote weapons stations. In addition, the market growth over the forecast period would be aided by the increasing use of remote weapon stations by native land security and enforcement agencies in response to rising political and regional conflicts in various parts of the world. There are many advantages to using this remote weapon station, including its high speed and accuracy in aiming and firing, its compatibility with existing systems, its user-friendliness, and the fact that the operator is exposed to very little danger.


Additionally, there have been numerous armed wars and disputes in the international economy over the past few years on the intrastate and interstate levels. Some of the ongoing wars today have also significantly affected the economy. As a result, many nations are investing largely to bolster their military capabilities by replacing antiquated equipment and technology with cutting-edge instrumentation. Demand for remote weapon stations has been rising due to rising investments in upgrading armored vehicles. For instance, the R400 Marine (R400-M) remote weapon station (RWS) from Electro Optic Systems (EOS) made its first public appearance at the INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition. As a result, it is anticipated that demand for remote weapon stations will increase throughout the projection period due to the rising border conflict. Thus, the driving factor of remote weapon stations market revenue.


Remote Weapon Stations Market Segment Insights


Remote Weapon Stations Component Insights


The remote weapon stations market segmentation, based on component, includes human machine interface, sensors, weapons, and armaments. In 2022, the sensors segment led the remote weapon stations market in revenue because it's possible that the use of sensor fusion technology and the sensor suite, which is regularly updated to give better detection and decision-making, is to blame for this growth. The freedom to quickly assess the tactical environment and react to threats is granted to the warrior by integrating data from key sensors.


Remote Weapon Stations Platform Insights


The remote weapon stations market segmentation, based on platform, includes land, naval, and airborne. The airborne category generated the most income (70.5%). Because while the RWS is commonly seen on attack helicopters, it is also fitted to utility and transport helicopters in numerous countries.


Figure 1: Remote Weapon Stations Market by Platform, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Remote Weapon Stations Market by Platform, 2022 & 2032


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Remote Weapon Stations Weapon Type Insights


The remote weapon stations market segmentation, based on weapon type, including lethal and non- lethal weapons. The lethal weapons sector is expected to develop at a CAGR of 10.93% over the projected period, making up the largest market share because it creates superior strength and having pepper spray, a whistle, a stun gun, or other self-defense tools on hand can help keep you safe and offer you peace of mind in the case of an assault.


Remote Weapon Stations Application Insights


The remote weapon stations market segmentation, based on application, includes military and homeland security. The category with the largest market share is a military, expected to grow fastest at a CAGR of 10.93% over the next several years. Although RWS is a good choice for providing defensive firepower to the military, many countries' armed services still favor manned turrets due to their installation and operation complications.


Remote Weapon Stations Technology Insights


The remote weapon stations market segmentation, based on technology, includes close-in weapon systems, remote controlled gun systems, and others. The category with the largest market share is a remote controlled gun systems, which is expected to grow fastest at a CAGR of 10.93% over the next several years. A remote gun controlled systems is a firearm-control device that allows a user to discharge a weapon from a distance.


Remote Weapon Stations Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American remote weapon stations market area will dominate this market because government's increased spending on military. In addition, increased spending on buying cutting-edge military hardware and a booming weapons industry in this region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: REMOTE WEAPON STATIONS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


REMOTE WEAPON STATIONS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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Europe’s remote weapon stations market accounts for the second-largest market share because of rapidly expanding technological capabilities and strengthening defense infrastructure. Further, the German remote weapon stations market held the largest market share, and the UK remote weapon stations market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific remote weapon stations market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. It is due to investing large sums in creating cutting-edge weapons, including remote weapon stations. Additionally, significant work has gone into developing state-of-the-art armament facilities. Moreover, China’s remote weapon stations market held the largest market share, and the Indian remote weapon stations market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Remote Weapon Stations Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the remote weapon stations market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the remote weapon stations industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturer use in the remote weapon stations industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the remote weapon stations industry has offered some of the most significant technological advantages. Major players in the remote weapon stations market, including Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), Raytheon Company (US), Elbit Systems (Israel), Saab AB (Sweden), Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), BAE Systems (UK), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), ASELSAN A.S (Turkey), FN Herstal (Belgium), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


KONGSBERG is an industry-leading technology firm that provides high-performance solutions for customers with mission-critical needs. The Company is proud of its 200-year history, during which it has met the needs of picky clients while adjusting to shifting market conditions. From the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space, as a technology company, we provide cutting-edge, dependable solutions that boost safety, security, and performance in the most challenging environments. We have over 11,000 coworkers in over 40 countries and conduct business globally. Our headquarters is in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg. Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, and Kongsberg Digital make up the group's three divisions. More than two centuries of expertise and the qualities of determination, creativity, reliability, and collaboration form the bedrock of Kongsberg Gruppen. Our mission is to be "World Class" by investing in our people, infrastructure, and approach. In April 2022, the government of Australia awarded Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) a massive contract for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) and associated hardware.


Elbit Systems Ltd. is a defense, homeland security, and commercial programs leader. Elbit Systems, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optical space systems, electronic warfare suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems, and munitions industries. The business also offers various support services like training and simulation systems. It works to improve existing platforms while creating new technologies for defense, homeland security, and commercial settings. In May 2023, Elbit Systems, Nippon Aircraft Supply (NAS), and Itochu Aviation inked a strategic partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooperation for various solutions. Elbit Systems will supply the primary components, technology, and expertise to NAS and Itochu as part of the MOU.


Key Companies in the Remote Weapon Stations market include

  • Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway)

  • Raytheon Company (US)

  • Elbit Systems (Israel)

  • Saab AB (Sweden)

  • Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy)

  • BAE Systems (UK)

  • Rheinmetall AG (Germany)

  • ASELSAN A.S (Turkey)

  • FN Herstal (Belgium)


Remote Weapon Stations Industry Developments

For Instance, March 2023 Collins Aerospace, a division of Raytheon Technologies, has released the OXYJUMPTM NG oxygen supply system for use in high-altitude parachute jumps. The revolutionary technology of the OXYJUMP NG system extends the range of possible missions, increases jumper safety, simplifies operation, and reduces the system's footprint compared to older models.


For Instance, May 2023 Elbit Equipment UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been granted a contract by the British Army's Project Vulcan to provide, maintain, and operate Ground Manoeuvre Synthetic Trainer (GMST) equipment for the Boxer armored vehicles and Challenger 3 tanks. The contract is valued at around $71 million.


Remote Weapon Stations Market Segmentation


Remote Weapon Stations Component Outlook



  • Human Machine Interface

  • Sensors

  • Weapons

  • Armaments


Remote Weapon Stations Platform Outlook



  • Land

  • Naval

  • Airborne


Remote Weapon Stations Weapon Type Outlook



  • Lethal Weapons

  • Non-lethal Weapons


Remote Weapon Stations Application Outlook



Remote Weapon Stations Technology Outlook



  • Close-in Weapon Systems

  • Remote Controlled Gun Systems

  • Others


Remote Weapon Stations Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

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Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 8.8 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 9.76 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 22.38 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 10.93% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Component, Platform, Weapon Type, Application, Technology,  and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), Raytheon Company (US), Elbit Systems (Israel), Saab AB (Sweden), Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), BAE Systems (UK), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), ASELSAN A.S (Turkey), and FN Herstal (Belgium)
Key Market Opportunities Constantly operating military upgrade initiatives
Key Market Dynamics Growing need for remote weapon stations among the armed forces Increase in terrorism and asymmetrical conflict around the world  




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The remote weapon stations market size was valued at USD 8.8 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.93% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), Raytheon Company (US), Elbit Systems (Israel), Saab AB (Sweden), Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy), BAE Systems (UK), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), ASELSAN A.S (Turkey), and FN Herstal (Belgium).

The airborne platform category dominated the market in 2022.

The remote controlled gun systems had the largest share in the market.

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