Small Caliber Ammunition Market

Small Caliber Ammunition Companies - Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel) and Thales (France) are the Key Players

The Small Caliber Ammunition market is projected to grow from USD 5.7 billion in 2024 to USD 7.0 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2024 to 2029.  Increasing geopolitical conflicts and increasing cross-border disputes globally are some of the factors fueling the growth of the market.

The small caliber ammunition market is primarily driven by the increasing defense budget globally. The advancements in the technologies of ammunition manufacturing have provided improvements in product efficiency and quality. The expansion of armed forces and homeland security worldwide has increased the demand for procurement of small caliber ammunition.

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Major Small Caliber Ammunition companies include:

  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)
  • Thales (France)
  • Olin Corporation (US)
  • General Dynamics Corporation (US)
  • Nammo AS (Norway)

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), Thales (France), Olin Corporation (US), General Dynamics Corporation (US), Nammo AS (Norway) are the leading players operating in the Small Caliber Ammunition market. These players have adopted various growth strategies such as contracts, agreements, acquisitions, expansions, new product launches, partnerships & certifications, investments, venture capital funding, new service launches, and research & development (R&D) activities to further expand their presence in the Small Caliber Ammunition market.

Elbit Systems Ltd. is a leading defense company that designs, develops, and supplies land, airborne, and naval systems and products for homeland security, defense, and commercial applications. It also provides multiple products and support services, including military aircraft and helicopter systems; commercial aviation systems and aerostructures, unmanned aircraft systems & unmanned surface vessels, electro-optic, night vision, & countermeasure systems; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems; and cyber systems.  Elbit Systems focuses on developing ammunition tailored for military and law enforcement applications within the Land  segment. The company operates a comprehensive 20,000-square-meter manufacturing facility that covers manufacturing, assembling, packaging, metallurgic processes, and in-house live firing testing of small caliber ammunition. Its key customers include Israel Defense Forces, the US Army, various NATO armies, and law enforcement agencies, highlighting the widespread adoption of Elbit Systems' ammunition solutions.

Thales is actively involved in the design, manufacture, and development of advanced technology systems & services for various applications in space,  aeronautics, ground transportation, security, and defense sectors. The company offers various products such as passive detectors, sonar, radar, surveillance, protection, combat, and intelligence systems. The company also provides security, communications, cybersecurity, network, and infrastructure systems to its customers across the globe. Australian Munitions a business unit of Thales subsidiary company  Thales Australia Ltd. specializes in manufacturing military-grade propellants, pyrotechnics, high explosives, small arms ammunition, medium/large caliber ammunition, aerial delivered ordnance, grenades, and explosive charges. Thales Australia Ltd. is one of the largest ammunition supplier to the Australian Defense Forces and a key provider of small arms ammunition to the New Zealand Defense Forces. Australian Munitions owns two distinct brands named ADI Powders and Australian Outback. The manufacturing facilities of Australian Munitions are located in Benalla (Victoria) and Mulwala (New South Wales).

Olin Corporation is a prominent global manufacturer of chemical products and a key player in small caliber ammunition production in the US. It operates through three business segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, Epoxy, and Winchester. The Winchester (Winchester Ammunition) segment specializes in manufacturing and marketing sports ammunition, reloading components, small-caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. Renowned as a premier developer and producer, Winchester caters to domestic and international retailers, law enforcement agencies, and military forces. Olin Corporation is a leading supplier of ammunition for recreational shooters, hunters, law enforcement, and the US Armed Forces. The company's manufacturing units are located across the US, with facilities in Augusta (Georgia), McIntosh (Atlanta), Charleston (Tennessee), St. Gabriel (Los Angeles), Henderson (Nevada), and Santa Fe Springs (California).

General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company that operates through four key business segments: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems, and Technologies. General Dynamics Corporation has strengthened its product portfolio by acquiring and integrating over 65 businesses. While supplying its products globally, its primary sales transactions and operations are concentrated in the US. The company is a major player on the international stage with a presence in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

Specializing in 5.56 mm and 0.50 caliber small caliber ammunition, the company manufactures training, ball, tracer, and armor-piercing small caliber ammunition for armed forces. It is a significant supplier of small-caliber ammunition for the Canadian armed forces. General Dynamics Ordnance   and Tactical Systems-Canada Inc. has   developed training systems under the Simunition (a product line of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada Inc.), catering to military and law enforcement applications. The two offerings under this trademark are the FX training and SecuriBlank systems

Nammo AS, is a Norway based aerospace and defense enterprise founded in 1998 through a collaboration between the Norwegian government and Finland's Patria, a defense manufacturer. The company generates its revenue through the two key segments: Defense & Aerospace and Commercial. The company operates globally through its four business units which includes Commercial Ammunition, Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition, Large Caliber Systems, and Aerospace Propulsion.

Nammo AS specializes in manufacturing shoulder-fired munitions, military and sporting ammunition, rocket motors for both military and space uses, and services for environmentally friendly demilitarization. The company through its subsidiaries  such as Nammo Sweden, Nammo Raufoss (Norway), Nammo Lapua (Finland), Nammo Palencia (Spain), Nammo Tactical Ammunition (US), and Nammo NAD (Norway) specializes in offering small and medium caliber ammunition for defense and homeland security applications. Nammo AS offers recognized brands like Lapua, Schonebeck, Vihtavuori, and Berger Bullets.

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Small Caliber Ammunition Market by Application (Military, Homeland Security), Caliber Type (9MM Parabellum, 5.56MM, 7.62MM, 12.7MM, 14.5MM, .338 LAPUA Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum), Bullet Type, Lethality and Region- Global Forecast to 2029

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