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Weapon Mounts Market Research Report Information By Type (Static Mounts and Non-Static Mounts), By Mode of Operation (Manned and Remotely Operated), By Platform (Land, Maritime, and Airborne), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/A&D/8644-HCR | 174 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| July 2024

Global Weapon Mounts Market Overview


The Weapon Mounts Market Size was valued at USD 1.6 Billion in 2023. The Weapon Mounts market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.712 Billion in 2024 to USD 2.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.86% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased defense expenditures for the military sectors and across the globe are the key market drivers boosting market growth.


Weapon Mounts Market


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Weapon Mounts Market Trends



  • Factors driving the market growth of the Weapon Mounts Market


The market CAGR for the weapon mounts market is being driven by the increasing investments in the military sector. An increase in the adoption of advanced war equipment, military operations, and more investments in defense systems are expected to support the market. With a significant impact on worldwide economies due to territorial and political conflicts, there has been a huge increment in spending on measures for military and tactical operations.


Additionally, the foreground adoption of armored vehicles is expected to increase the growth of the weapon mounts market during the forecast period. The growth in imbalanced warfare is compelling the military forces to opt for easy and convenient passing over capability. Owing to this, the demand for APC (armored personnel carriers) and LAV (light armored vehicles) is continuously up flowing in the recent scenario. The demand for easy movements and increasing military budgets every year have been reflected in the attraction for armored vehicles among the military forces.


Another factor attracting military forces towards armored vehicles is the capability to battle cross-border conflicts. The makers of armored transport are integrating their vehicles with advanced technologies, including countermeasure systems, command, sensors, and control systems (C2), weapon mounts, and fire control systems. Relating to the fact that armored vehicles are capable of carrying rocket launchers and machine guns, the demand for weapon mounts on armored vehicles is increasing rapidly, which is supporting the growth of the weapon mount market.


However, stability issues and the heavy weight of more solid portable mounts may hinder the growth of the market. But technical advancements in the mounting mechanism have offered non-static and static ways to operate the mounted weapons, which can be modified and converted according to the dimensions of the weapons, including machine guns, automatic guns, and others. Also, the mounts can be directly and remotely operated. Increasing investments in defense systems and the prevalence of no human harm in critical zones are expected to deploy unmanned vehicles and aircraft. Thus, driving the Weapon Mounts market revenue.


Weapon Mounts Market Segment Insights



  • Weapon Mounts Type Insights


The Weapon Mounts market segmentation, based on type, includes static mounts and non-static mounts. The non-static mounts segment dominated the market. Further, growing demand for the movement of mounted weapons on vehicles and ground operations is likely to assist the demand for non-static weapon mounts during the forecast period. Militaries around the globe are spending money on the possession of advanced mechanisms for mounting specialty weapons, thus supporting the market positively. These mounts are used in on-ground military operations, training, naval, and tactical operations, thus affecting the demand in a positive way.


However, Static mounts are expected to show significant growth during the estimated time since these mounts are used to fix targeting in the defense ground. Rising demand for unmanned war components at fixed locations such as borders and critical zones is expected to install static weapons, thus supporting the demand for static mounts.



  • Weapon Mounts Mode of Operation Insights


The Weapon Mounts market segmentation, based on mode of operation, includes manned and remotely operated. The remotely operated category generated the most income, owing to its versatility and effective target commitment. These systems often have the ability to track automatically to assist the gunner in monitoring the target continuously and shooting it accurately in motion. Furthermore, the manually operated category is always involved in boosting total customer engagement and experience.



  • Weapon Mounts Platform Insights


The Weapon Mounts market segmentation, based on the platform, includes land, maritime, and airborne. The land segment dominated the market. An increasing number of investments in the defense system all around the world, majorly for land activities, is expected to support the demand for weapon mounts positively. The mounts installed on the land find applications in infantry fighting vehicles, tanks, protected vehicles, armored carriers, and mortar carriers. These are mainly fixed mounts that require improved stability when mounted on moving objects.


However, the airborne platform segment is expected to show significant growth during the forecast time, attributed to the demand for combat aircraft by major air forces across the world.


Figure 1:  Weapon Mounts Market, by Mount Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Weapon Mounts Market, by Mount Type, 2022 & 2032


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  • Weapon Mounts Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American weapon mounts market area will dominate this market, owing to the presence of leading players like Raytheon Company, CrysystemsInc, Ohio Ordance Works Inc, and significant others. The growing number of investments from these market players and the development in the technologies are projected to assist the overall growth of the weapon mount industry during the forecast period.


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:  WEAPON MOUNTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


WEAPON MOUNTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's Weapon Mounts market accounts for the second-largest market share due to being an exporter as well as a manufacturer of weapon mounts. Further, the German Weapon Mounts market held the largest market share, and the UK Weapon Mounts market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Weapon Mounts Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to increasing demand for ground, naval, and airborne platforms. Moreover, China’s Weapon Mounts market held the largest market share, and the Indian Weapon Mounts market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Weapon Mounts Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in R&D in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Weapon Mounts market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of 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 Weapon Mounts industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  Weapon Mounts industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Weapon Mounts industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the market. Major players in the Weapon Mounts market, including AEI Systems Ltd (UK), Capco LLC (US), Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (Norway), Crsystems Inc. (US), Fjord Defense AS (Norway), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


AEI SYSTEMS LIMITED is a Private limited company (Ltd.) company based at 35 BALLARDS LANE, LONDON, United Kingdom, which employs 18 people. The company started working on 17 June 2002. The company registration number is 04462335; its main line of business activity is the Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery. According to the latest statements issued on 2021-12-31, there are currently 18 directors. In Feb 2023, Managing Director Simon Angel announced that Turkish defense conglomerate Samsun Yurt Defense (SYS) completed an 80% investment into AEI Systems. SYS, the owner of the CANiK pistol brand, already make their own version of the 12.7mm M2HB as well as being in the process of making their own variety of Remote Weapon Stations under their Unirobotics brand, and their investments in AEI, an investment into medium caliber gun technology. For AEI, the result will be a much stronger financial base to allow for investment in the development of existing and future products.


KONGSBERG was founded in March 1814, by Poul Steenstrup. Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk (Weapons Factory) started producing rifles for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The year 1987 proved to be a turning point in the company's history. Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk was split into separate divisions with specific responsibilities within automotive parts, aircraft parts, gas turbines, oil installations, maritime equipment, drawing machines, and defense materials. In Feb 2023, Harwich Haven Authority made an announcement regarding the award of a contract to Kongsberg Norcontrol Ltd for the commissioning, supply, and support of a Vessel Traffic Services (TS) system and a Port Management Information System (PMIS). The VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) system is based on Kongsberg Norcontrol's 7th generation Vessel Traffic Services system that is in service with ports across the globe.


Key Companies in the Weapon Mounts market include



  • AEI Systems Ltd (UK)

  • Capco LLC (US)

  • Crsystems Inc. (US)

  • Fjord Defense AS (Norway)

  • FN Herstal (Belgium)

  • Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (Norway)

  • Leonardo Spa (Italy)

  • Military Systems Group, Inc. (US)

  • Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. (US)

  • WE Platt (Australia)


Weapon Mounts Industry Developments

For Instance, 2019 the Indian Ministry of Defense had started procuring the rifles, namely, 338 Lapua magnum Scorpio TGT and 50-caliber M95 sniper rifles that have potentially replaced the Russian Dragunov sniper rifles.


For Instance, 2018 one of the leading market players, Sunnex group, introduced the novel and upgraded version of the mount’s website, which helps the users to navigate on various devices and helps the user to get up-to-date information like product images, specifications, literature, and other details about machine mounts.


Weapon Mounts Market Segmentation


Weapon Mounts Type Outlook



  • Static Mounts

  • Non-Static Mounts


Weapon Mounts Mode of Operation Outlook



  • Manned

  • Remotely Operated


Weapon Mounts Platform Outlook



  • Land

  • Maritime

  • Airborne


Weapon Mounts 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



Market Size 2023 USD 1.6 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 1.71 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.7 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.86% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
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 Type, Mode of Operation, Platform, 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 AEI Systems Ltd (UK), Capco LLC (US), Crsystems Inc. (US), Fjord Defense AS (Norway), FN Herstal (Belgium), Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (Norway)
Key Market Opportunities Development of stabilized mounts Remotely operated systems
Key Market Dynamics Increase in defense expenditure. Investments by the prominent players


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Weapon Mounts market size was valued at USD 1.6 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.86% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are AEI Systems Ltd (UK), Capco LLC (US), Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (Norway), Crsystems Inc. (US), and Fjord Defense AS (Norway).

The Non-Static mount type dominated the market in 2022.

The remotely operated category had the largest share of the market.

The land category had the largest share of the market.

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