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Automatic Weapons Market

Automatic Weapons Market Size, Share & Segmentation by Type (Fully Automatic, Semi-Automatic), by Product (Automatic Rifle, Machine Gun, Automatic Launchers, Automatic Cannon, Gatling Gun), by caliber (Small Caliber, Medium Caliber, Large Caliber), by end-use (Land, Naval, Airborne) and By Regions | Global Market Forecasts 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/A&D/1122 | May 2022 | Region: Global | 125 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

Automatic Weapons Market Size was valued at USD 8.06 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 14.88 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 7.98% over the forecast period 2023-2030. The global market is seeing the emergence of market factors such as rising demand for precision weapon systems in the majority of developing and emerging countries, followed by advancements in land warfare systems and continuous upgradation of existing combat platforms. In addition, interconnected warfare is expected to drive the automatic weapons market during the forecast period ending in 2028.

Automatic Weapons Market Revenue Graph

Automatic weapons, which include semi-automatic and fully automatic firearms, are a type of self-loading weapon. An automatic firearm fire rounds indefinitely as long as the trigger is depressed and ammunition is present in the magazine. A semi-automatic firearm, on the other hand, fires one round with each trigger pull. Anti-aircraft machine guns, for example, have extremely high rates of fire to maximize the likelihood of a hit. These guns are also mounted on fast-attacking vehicles like tanks and other combat vehicles. Different governments are investing heavily in the acquisition of automatic weapons in order to act efficiently during warfare.



  • Terrorism increases

  • Armed conflict among countries

  • Enhancing technology


  • High defense budget

  • Stringent manufacturing standards


  • Identify rising demand

  • Always evolving


Because of the COVID-19 situation, the supply chain of spare parts for fully automatic weapons, such as machine gun components, has been hampered due to declared lockdowns around the world.

The unpredictable spread and outbreak of the coronavirus novel in 2020 did not present positive trends or news of automated arms market growth during the ongoing forecast period that will end in 2028. The advent of the epidemic challenged them to support humanity and their way of life.

The uninvited arrival of the Covid-19 epidemic has also had an impact on emerging markets such as drivers and restrictions and has disrupted the growing level of global market competition, followed by global demand and supply chain assets. 2028.

Registered revenues are declining in the 2020 epidemic year and maybe steadily rise since the beginning of the 2022 forecast period. This is because the global market saw a growing need to re-market the growing potential of the global market and therefore, to meet the demand of target audiences distributed in various parts of the world that are part of the market. Global market companies may choose to upgrade their operating systems and their strategy will support and win the competition.


We are constantly monitoring and updating reports on the political and economic uncertainty caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Negative consequences are widely anticipated around the world, particularly in Eastern Europe, the European Union, Eastern and Central Asia, and the United States. This dispute has had a significant impact on people's lives and livelihoods, as well as caused significant disruptions in trade dynamics. The potential effects of the ongoing war and uncertainty in Eastern Europe are expected to have a negative impact on the global economy, with Russia bearing the brunt of the long-term consequences.

This report examines the impact of demand and supply, pricing variants, vendor strategic uptake, and recommendations for the Automatic Weapons market in light of the most recent conflict update and global response.

By End-Use:

The automatic weapons market has been divided into four segments based on end-use: land, naval, airborne, and handheld & stationary. During the forecast period, the land segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR. The increasing focus on close combat systems, upgradation of existing armored platforms, need for connected warfare systems, and safety of soldiers in war-like situations, among other factors, can be attributed to the rising demand for automatic weapons.

By Type:

The use of automatic weapons in defense has grown significantly in recent years, owing primarily to the increased production of warfare platforms around the world. These warfare platforms necessitate weapon systems that can be operated semi-automatically or fully automatically.

By Product:

The automatic rifle segment leads the automatic weapons market in terms of product. Automatic rifles fire continuously until the last round is fired, whereas self-loading or semi-automatic rifles require the shooter to press the trigger after each shot. Self-loading rifles outperform automatic rifles in terms of accuracy. Given its large production and demand in Europe and the United States, the automatic rifles segment is expected to account for the largest share of the global automatic weapons market.


The key market player in the global automatic weapons market are General Dynamics Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Rheinmetall AG, ST Engineering, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, Heckler & Koch AG, and Other players.


by Type

  • Fully Automatic

  • Semi-Automatic

by Caliber

  • Small Caliber

  • Medium Caliber

  • Large Caliber

by Product

  • Automatic Rifle

  • Machine Gun

  • Automatic Launchers

  • Automatic Cannon

  • Gatling Gun

by End-Use

  • Land

  • Naval

  • Airborne

  • Handheld

Automatic Weapons Market Segment Chart


Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Rest of the World are the key regions considered for the global Automatic Weapons market study. North America leads the world in terms of market share due to the continuous upgrade of warfare platforms with newer technologies. Asia-Pacific, on the other hand, is expected to grow at the fastest rate between 2022 and 2028. Rising conflicts between nations, as well as the presence of Indo-Pacific strategic advantage, would create lucrative growth prospects for the Asia-Pacific Automatic Weapons market.


North America

  • USA

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • Germany

  • UK

  • France

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • The Netherlands

  • Rest of Europe


  • Japan

  • south Korea

  • China

  • India

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Israel

  • UAE

  • South Africa

  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Rest of Latin America

Automatic Weapons Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 8.06 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 14.88 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 7.98% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Type (Fully Automatic, Semi-Automatic)
• by Product (Automatic Rifle, Machine Gun, Automatic Launchers, Automatic Cannon, Gatling Gun)
• by caliber (Small Caliber, Medium Caliber, Large Caliber)
• by end-use (Land, Naval, Airborne)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles General Dynamics Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Rheinmetall AG, ST Engineering, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, Heckler & Koch AG, and Other players.
Key Drivers • Terrorism increases
• Armed conflict among countries
RESTRAINTS • High defense budget
• Stringent manufacturing standards

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition 

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Type 

8.1 Fully Automatic

8.2 Semi-Automatic


9. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by caliber

9.1 Small Caliber

9.2 Medium Caliber

9.3 Large Caliber


10. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by Product 

10.1 Automatic Rifle

10.2 Machine Gun

10.3 Automatic Launchers

10.4 Automatic Cannon

10.5 Gatling Gun


11. Global Automatic Weapons Market, by end-use

11.1 Land

11.2 Naval

11.3 Airborne


12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2    Canada

12.2.3    Mexico

12.3    Europe

12.3.1    Germany

12.3.2    UK

12.3.3    France

12.3.4    Italy

12.3.5    Spain

12.3.6    The Netherlands

12.3.7    Rest of Europe

12.4    Asia-Pacific

12.4.1    Japan

12.4.2    South Korea

12.4.3    China

12.4.4    India

12.4.5    Australia

12.4.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5    The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1    Israel

12.5.2    UAE

12.5.3    South Africa

12.5.4    Rest

12.6    Latin America

12.6.1    Brazil

12.6.2    Argentina

12.6.3    Rest of Latin America


13. Company Profiles

13.1 General Dynamics Corporation

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Northrop Grumman

13.3 Rheinmetall AG

13.4 ST Engineering 

13.5 KBP Instrument Design Bureau

13.6 Heckler & Koch AG 

13.7 Others


14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmark

14.2 Market Share analysis

14.3 Recent Developments


15. Conclusion

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