Global Smoke Grenade Market, By Type (Burst Smoke Grenade, Micro Smoke Grenade, Wire Pull Smoke Grenade and Others), By End User (Military and Defence, Law Enforcement and Others) opportunities and forecast 2020-2027
Covid-19 Impact on Smoke Grenade Market:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its effect around the world, many defense and aerospace companies are facing its impact during this time around the world. For instance, commercial aviation companies in the U.S., France, Germany, and Canada are facing disruption in the production process and reduced demand as workforces staying at home, passengers stop traveling, and delay in delivery of new aircraft. Analysts expecting a drop from 3,000 to 4,000 aircraft during the pandemic period. On the defense side, contractors operating in the sector are in a better position, hence the impact of the pandemic is likely low in the short to mid-term. However, low demand due to budget constraints affecting the production as in aircraft manufacturing.Market Overview
Smoke grenades are the can-type grenades that are used as ground-to-ground or ground-to-air for signaling purposes, screening devices and target device for military unit movements. Smoke grenades has the exhaust holes on top and bottom to release the smoke when ignited. These smoke grenades are sometimes used in various airsoft events or paintball although these are not essentially of military grade.
One of the major factors contributing to growth of the market is the growing utilization of these smoke grenades in various riot controls in many countries around the globe. The easy availability and low cost of these smoke grenades is one of the key incentives for law enforcement agencies to acquire and use them in different countermeasure operations.
Smoke grenades are not lethal and are capable of providing the superior tactical advantages over the conventional lethal weapons in various riot control operations. Moreover, these are effective in fighting the effects of various laser-based weapons. Smokescreen created by the smoke grenades can proficiently deter the pressures of prevailing laser-based weapons.Segment Overview
The military and defence segment lead the market during 2019. Smoke grenades are generally used by military and naval forces for camouflaging and concealing purposes in the battlefields. The weapons are capable of creating a larger amount of the smoke that deliver thicker screen for swift movement of the soldiers.
The use of non-lethal smoke grenade launchers has become essential in recent years. Technological advancements in market have led to development of the new generation none or less lethal handheld smoke grenade launchers for police and military forces. Several companies in market are making investments in the technologies that develop lightweight and effective grenade launch systems which can be used for the both non-lethal and firepower applications. Owing to the rising concerns over the safety measures, sellers in the market are focusing on eco-friendly agents in manufacturing of smoke grenades to decrease the risk of toxic pollution.Regional Overview
The North America will continue to lead the global smoke grenade market and is expected to occupy more than half percentage share of the overall revenue by 2020. The U.S. accounts for single largest market for the smoke grenades and weaponries in the region. Most of the region’s growth is attributed to the extensive use of various non-lethal weapons, such as smoke grenades, pellet guns, and flash bangs by law enforcement agencies to control the violent gatherings.Competitor overview
To withstand themselves in the growing market, it is vital for the prevailing suppliers to identify the shifting demands and evolving trends and subsequently provide the optimum and integrated solutions. Players in the market are required to guarantee multidirectional raw material source networks to eradicate the cost overrun and the shortage of raw materials. The increasing emphasis on usage of less-toxic or hazardous raw materials in manufacturing of smoke grenades has created new business prospects for market players in terms of the product quality, while preserving cost-efficiency.Key Players
- Chemring Group PLC
- Condor Non-Lethal Technologies
- Combined Systems
- DAEKWANG CHEMICAL Co., Ltd.
- Enola Gaye
- Rheinmetall AG
- Safariland, LLC
- Sport Smoke, LLC
- 3rd Light Limited
- Burst Smoke Grenade
- Wire Pull Smoke Grenade
- Micro Smoke Grenade
By End User
- Military and Defence
- Law Enforcements
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of LAMEA