Small Arms and Light Weapons (Salw) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020

Small Arms and Light Weapons generally called as SALW is used in illegal weapon control protocols. It refers to two different classes of weapons; Small Arms and Light weapons. Small arms are, weapons designed solely for individual use. They are available at lower end caliber spectrums. Small arms include handguns such as revolvers and self-loading pistols; shoulder arms such as carbines, rifles, sub-machine guns, grenade launchers and light machine guns. Conversely light weapons are arms designed to be used by a crew of two or three persons. Light weapons comprise anti aircraft guns, heavy machine guns, recoil less rifles, mounted grenade launchers, portable anti-tank missile and rocket systems, mortars, portable launchers of anti-aircraft missile systems and portable anti-tank guns. Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) find application in areas such as homeland security, military defense and civil utilities among others.

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The efficiency of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) can be easily increased by attaching suitable accessories to it. Thus the need for flexible types of arms can be effortlessly met with a variety of sophisticated accessories to cater various operational needs. For instance, laser range finder and night vision accessories can be easily fixed to a weapon for enhancing its features. This has transformed the infantry rifles to modular weapons.

The global trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is vigorous and diverse.. The technique of modern warfare is changing gradually and the army is highly inclined towards the use of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). Currently, the market has witnessed increased number of private individuals and recreational hunters buying imported shotguns and rifles along with countless rounds of ammunitions each year. Procurement of numerous foreign-sourced arms is...