1 INTRODUCTION 21
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 21
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 21
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 22
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 22
1.3.2 REGIONAL SCOPE 23
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 23
1.4 CURRENCY & PRICING 24
1.5 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL PARTICIPANTS 24
1.6 LIMITATIONS 24
1.7 MARKET STAKEHOLDERS 24

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 25
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 25
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 27
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 27
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 28
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 28
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 29
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 30
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 30
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 31
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 32
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 33

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 34

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 37
4.1 ATTRACTIVE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET 37
4.2 SMALL CALIBER AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY TYPE 37
4.3 AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET FOR LAND, BY TYPE 38
4.4 AUTOMATIC LAUNCHERS MARKET SHARE, BY TYPE, 2018 38
4.5 EUROPE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY CALIBER AND COUNTRY 39
4.6 NORTH AMERICA AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY PRODUCT 39
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5 MARKET OVERVIEW 40
5.1 INTRODUCTION 40
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 40
5.2.1 DRIVERS 41
5.2.1.1 Rising incidents of wars and cross-border conflicts 41
5.2.1.2 Rising demand for precision weapon systems 41
5.2.1.3 Advancements in automatic weapon systems 42
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 42
5.2.2.1 Declining defense budgets of advanced economies 42
5.2.2.2 Stringent manufacturing procedures 43
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 43
5.2.3.1 Increasing defense budgets of emerging economies 43
5.2.3.2 Increasing FDI in defense in emerging countries 44
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 44
5.2.4.1 Policy challenges for new technologies 44
5.2.4.2 Integration of automatic weapon systems with a wide range of platforms 45

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 46
6.1 INTRODUCTION 46
6.2 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 46
6.2.1 INTEGRATED WEAPON SYSTEMS 47
6.2.2 ADVANCED GUN SYSTEM 47
6.2.3 3D PRINTED GUNS 47
6.2.4 METAL INJECTION MOLDING (MIM) TECHNOLOGY 48
6.2.5 ADVANCED AUTOLOADERS FOR AUTOMATIC WEAPON 48
6.3 INNOVATIONS & PATENT REGISTRATIONS 49

7 AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY PRODUCT 50
7.1 INTRODUCTION 51
7.2 AUTOMATIC RIFLES 52
7.2.1 INCREASING DEMAND OF AUTOMATIC RIFLES BY INFANTRY ACROSS THE WORLD 52
7.3 MACHINE GUNS 53
7.3.1 LIGHT MACHINE GUNS (LMG) 54
7.3.1.1 Replacement of old machine guns with light machine guns is expected to fuel the growth of this market 54
7.3.2 MEDIUM MACHINE GUNS (MMG) 54
7.3.2.1 Developing next generation Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG) gives warfighters a distinct advantage in both extended and close-in fighting 54
7.3.3 HEAVY MACHINE GUNS (HMG) 54
7.3.3.1 Increasing use of tripod or vehicle mounted weapons are expected to drive the medium machine guns market 54
7.4 AUTOMATIC LAUNCHERS 54
7.4.1 GRENADE LAUNCHERS 55
7.4.1.1 Increasing demand of fully integrated 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher System from NATO countries is expected to drive this market 55
7.4.2 MISSILE LAUNCHERS 55
7.4.2.1 Asymmetric nature of warfare requires militaries deploy weapons with extended range and striking precision to impart optimum lethality while averting collateral damage. 55
7.4.3 MORTAR LAUNCHERS 56
7.4.3.1 Increasing investment to upgrade long range weapons by advanced economies 56
7.5 AUTOMATIC CANNONS 56
7.5.1 INCREASING DEMAND OF LIGHWEIGHT MEDIUM CALIBER WEAPONS IS FUELING THE GROWTH OF THIS MARKET 56
7.6 GATLING GUNS 57
7.6.1 INCREASED APPLICATION ON FIGHTER AIRCARFT AND NAVAL SHIPS IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE THIS MARKET 57

8 AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY END USE 58
8.1 INTRODUCTION 59
8.2 LAND 60
8.2.1 BATTLE TANKS 61
8.2.1.1 Battle tanks are mostly used during high intensity combat operations 61
8.2.2 ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES (AFVS) 61
8.2.2.1 The market for AFVs is projected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period 61
8.2.3 LIGHT PROTECTED VEHICLES (LPVS) 61
8.2.3.1 Increased demand for LPVs for patrolling and reconnaissance functions due to increasing cross-border terrorist threats 61
8.3 NAVAL 62
8.3.1 DESTROYERS 63
8.3.1.1 Increasing naval warfare to drive destroyers market 63
8.3.2 FRIGATES 63
8.3.2.1 Increasing demand for precision weapon system on naval platform is driving the demand for frigates 63
8.3.3 CORVETTES 63
8.3.3.1 Continuous upgradation on a naval platform assures that it is deployed with latest weapon technology 63
8.3.4 OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS (OPVS) 63
8.3.4.1 Increasing demand of small caliber weapons is expected to drive this market 63
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8.4 AIRBORNE 64
8.4.1 HELICOPTERS 65
8.4.1.1 The market for helicopter is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period 65
8.4.2 COMBAT SUPPORT AIRCRAFT 65
8.4.2.1 Replacement of legacy systems with advanced combat systems is expected to drive this market 65
8.4.3 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 65
8.4.3.1 Increasing need of different types of automatic weapon systems from incoming threats is driving this market 65
8.5 HANDHELD & STATIONARY 66

9 AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY CALIBER 67
9.1 INTRODUCTION 68
9.2 SMALL CALIBER 69
9.2.1 SMALL CALIBER WEAPONS ARE MOSTLY USED BY INFANTRY FOR SHORT RANGE FIRE 69
9.2.2 5.56MM 70
9.2.3 7.62MM 70
9.2.4 12.7MM 70
9.2.5 14.5MM 70
9.3 MEDIUM CALIBER 70
9.3.1 INCREASING DEMAND OF 30MM AND 40MM AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IS FUELING THE GROWTH OF THIS MARKET 70
9.3.2 20MM 71
9.3.3 25MM 71
9.3.4 30MM 71
9.3.5 40MM 71
9.3.6 OTHERS 72
9.4 LARGE CALIBER 72
9.4.1 ADVANCES IN WEAPON TECHNOLOGY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO INCREASING RANGE AND ACCURACY OF LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEM 72

10 AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY TYPE 73
10.1 INTRODUCTION 74
10.2 FULLY AUTOMATIC 75
10.2.1 INCREASING INVESTMENT IN DEVELOPING FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPON SYSTEM IN NORTH AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC IS FUELING THE GROWTH OF THIS MARKET 75
10.3 SEMI-AUTOMATIC 75
10.3.1 REGIONAL TENSIONS BETWEEEN VARIOUS COUNTRIES ARE ANTICIPATED TO FUEL THE DEMAND OF THIS MARKET 75
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11 AUTOMATIC WEAPONS MARKET, BY REGION 77
11.1 INTRODUCTION 77
11.2 NORTH AMERICA 78
11.2.1 US 84
11.2.1.1 Increasing procurement of automatic weapons in the country is driving the growth of the market 84
11.2.2 CANADA 85
11.2.2.1 Advancement in naval weapon system is expected to drive the growth of the market 85
11.3 EUROPE 87
11.3.1 RUSSIA 94
11.3.1.1 Continuous advancement in weapon technologies is expected to drive the growth of the market 94
11.3.2 GERMANY 95
11.3.2.1 To increase the war fighting capability, the demand of automatic weapons is expected to increase in near future 95
11.3.3 FRANCE 97
11.3.3.1 Increasing the demand of automatic rifles is expected to drive the growth of the market 97
11.3.4 ITALY 98
11.3.4.1 Presence of major companies that produces remote weapon station contributing to the growth of automatic weapons market 98
11.3.5 UK 99
11.3.5.1 Upgradation of existing firearms with automatic firearms is expected to drive the growth of the market 99
11.3.6 REST OF EUROPE 101
11.4 ASIA PACIFIC 102
11.4.1 CHINA 109
11.4.1.1 China development of its own indigenous weapon system to drive the growth of the market 109
11.4.2 INDIA 110
11.4.2.1 Upgradation of existing weapon system with advanced technology is expected to drive the growth of the market 110
11.4.3 AUSTRALIA 112
11.4.3.1 Continuous military modernization in vehicle mounted weapon system is expected to drive the growth of the market 112
11.4.4 JAPAN 113
11.4.4.1 Japan is focusing majorly on its defense capabilities due to tensions with other countries 113
11.4.5 SOUTH KOREA 114
11.4.5.1 Increasing defense expenditure in weapons systems by south Korean government will boost the demand of automatic weapons market 114
11.4.6 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 116
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11.5 MIDDLE EAST 117
11.5.1 SAUDI ARABIA 124
11.5.1.1 Significant investment in advanced technologies to strength its military capability is expected to drive the growth of the market 124
11.5.2 ISRAEL 125
11.5.2.1 Israeli government invest significantly to enhance its military strength to defend its territories threats 125
11.5.3 TURKEY 126
11.5.3.1 Turkish Defense Industry is focused on acquiring advanced weapons technologies that can aid in detecting and countering numerous threats 126
11.5.4 REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST 128
11.6 REST OF THE WORLD 129
11.6.1 AFRICA 134
11.6.2 LATIN AMERICA 135
12 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 138
12.1 INTRODUCTION 138
12.2 RANK ANALYSIS 140
12.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 141
12.3.1 CONTRACTS 141
12.3.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 142
12.3.3 PARTNERSHIPS & AGREEMENTS 143

13 COMPANY PROFILES 144
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
13.1 GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 144
13.2 NORTHROP GRUMMAN 147
13.3 RHEINMETALL AG 150
13.4 ST ENGINEERING 153
13.5 KBP INSTRUMENT DESIGN BUREAU 156
13.6 HECKLER & KOCH AG 158
13.7 FN HERSTAL 161
13.8 COLT’S MANUFACTURING COMPANY LLC 163
13.9 ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (IWI) LTD 165
13.10 CHINA NORTH INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (NORINCO) 167
13.11 DENEL LAND SYSTEMS 168
13.12 KALASHNIKOV CONCERN 169
13.13 BAE SYSTEMS 171
13.14 BARRETT FIREARMS MANUFACTURING 173
13.15 UKROBOROPROM 174
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

14 APPENDIX 176
14.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 176
14.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 179
14.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATION 181
14.3.1 COUNTRY-LEVEL ANALYSIS 181
14.3.2 ADDITIONAL COMPANY PROFILES (UPTO 5) 181
14.4 RELATED REPORTS 181
14.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 182