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Global Directed Energy Weapons Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Type (Non-Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon), Technology (Particle Beam Weapons, High Power Microwave Technology, and High Energy Laser Technology), Application (Homeland Security and Military), Platform (Naval, Ground-Based, and Airborne), and Regional (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and Rest of the world) – Industry Forecast (2022 to 2027)

Published: January, 2022
ID: 9611
Pages: 175

Global Directed Energy Weapons Market Size (2022 to 2027)

The global directed energy weapons market is anticipated to reach USD 24.49 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of over 29% from 2022 to 2027.

The directed energy weapon emits highly concentrated energy and consists of a laser, microwave, and particle beams to destroy the target. Directed energy weapons are used to protect against nuclear, radiological, biological, and chemical tragedies to preserve national security. The rise in popularity of high-quality, integrated, accurate, and cost-effective energy weapons by defense forces is expected to stimulate the market during the forecast period. However, there are gaps in the operational performance of the targeted energy weapons market, such as the high cost of weapons development and vulnerability to degradation by the external environment. Directed energy weapons offer a variety of advantages, such as accuracy, low cost per shot, and scalable effects that will be useful across the entire spectrum of combat operations compared to conventional kinetic weapons. The strong growth of directed energy weapons in defense applications will ensure the disruptive change of war tactics in the military. Therefore, this has led to an increase in R&D spending to develop directed energy weapons.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global directed energy weapons market:

The COVID-19 pandemic can trigger a significant global economic crisis, which affects all industries. One of the industrial sectors affected by the coronavirus storm is aerospace. The COVID-19 epidemic has almost wholly stopped global air traffic. While air traffic has consistently shown a robust recovery from past crises, there is a wide debate on how traffic will recover from the current crisis and what it will mean for the civil aviation industry, supply chain, and after-sales support companies. In commercial aviation, companies experience production disruptions and a slowdown in demand when workers return home, passengers stop traveling, and customers delay delivery of new aircraft. The demand for parts is also declining because less maintenance is currently required. In addition, aircraft manufacturers are inherently capital intensive, raising short-term concerns about cash flow and liquidity. On the defense side, subcontractors are better positioned because they will not feel the impact of COVID-19 in the short or medium term. Although production may decrease for the same reasons as in aircraft manufacturing, demand in the next two years is unlikely to be affected. Budgets for these projects were allocated before the pandemic, and the projects are essential to national defense.

MARKET DRIVERS:

The global market for directed energy weapons is expected to grow due to increased demand for lethal and precise weapons during the forecast period.

Huge investments in weapons development associated with its demonstration are expected to increase the world market during the forecast period. Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) are capable of selecting discrete targets. They operate at the speed of light and can have detrimental effects on personnel, facilities, and equipment. Such a weapon also emits a beam that includes acoustic energy, atomic particles, and electromagnetic energy. The changing nature of war in the global environment is expected to stimulate the world market during the forecast period. Additionally, directed energy weapons can damage the target with minimal damage. Other features such as effectiveness against fast-moving objects, coverage of multiple target areas, unlimited charger, and long-range and precise targeting are expected to impact the world market during the forecast period positively. Furthermore, the increase in protests, riots, political disputes, and conflicts is expected to positively impact world demand in the coming years. Therefore, the defense should be a heavy consumer of directed energy weapons.

MARKET RESTRAINTS:

The high-cost arms transfer protocol is expected to hamper the global DEW market during the forecast period. In addition, development costs, including technological hurdles, are also significant challenges in limiting the global market from 2022 to 2027.

REPORT COVERAGE:

REPORT METRIC

DETAILS

Market Size Available

2022 TO 2027

Base Year

2021

Forecast Period

2022 TO 2027

CAGR

29%

Segments Covered

By Type, Technology, Application & Platform.

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Applied Companies, Textron, BAE Systems, MBDA, and Moog Inc.

 

This report on the global directed energy weapons market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.

Directed Energy Weapons Market - By Type:

  • Lethal Weapon
  • Non-Lethal Weapon

The lethal products segment is expected to experience growth during the forecast period. These deadly items, primarily intended for military usage, include the rail gun, electromagnetic bombs (e-bombs), plasma cannon (electrothermal accelerator), microwave gun, plasma grenade, navy laser cannon, gun-launched guided projectile, automatic shotguns, and many more. In addition, lethal directed energy weapons are the subject of significant research, development, testing, and demonstration efforts.

Directed Energy Weapons Market - By Technology:

  • Particle Beam Weapons
  • High-Power Microwave Technology
  • High-Energy Laser Technology

According to technology, the high-energy laser category accounted for the largest share in 2021. During the forecast period, this market sector is expected to expand at a CAGR of 19.06 percent. This expansion can be due to the simple installation of high-intensity laser weapons and sparse power requirements. In addition, they have almost no duration of flight compared to conventional munitions, allowing for more protracted decision-making and speedier reaction times.

Directed Energy Weapons Market - By Application:

  • Military
  • Security

The military department is an avid user of energy weapons, and they are expected to continue dominating the market during the forecast period. Although the directed-energy weapons are regarded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as being "mainly used as a direct means to damage, disable, or destroy hostile equipment, facilities, and troops." the homeland security also uses the weapons but not as much as the military.

Directed Energy Weapons Market - By Platform:

  • Based Ground
  • Naval
  • Airborne

The naval weapons are anticipated to grow the most during the forecast period. Weapons utilized in naval applications, such as on combat ships and submarines, are included in naval-directed energy weapon systems. Combat ships, submarines, and unmanned surface vehicles are further grouped into the naval sector. In addition, Coast guards and naval troops can protect water borders by using defense ships specially constructed for this purpose.

Directed Energy Weapons Market - By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

North America led the global market for directed energy weapons (DEW). The market was followed by Europe due to high demand from the defense sector along with significant investments in weapons. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the outlook period. China has been the leading player in the market as the Indian market develops. Asian and Pacific countries are not only facing external threats, but internal conflicts are also increasing at a rapid rate. Terrorist threats are expected to boost regional demand for directed energy weapons. China is expected to be the primary market during the calculated period due to developments in laser defense. The Indian research organization DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) has plans to develop high-powered laser weapon technology. To improve the capacity of anti-ballistic missiles, India should develop the production of directed energy weapons (DEW) in the coming years. India is expected to emerge with a robust defense system during the forecast period.

KEY MARKET PLAYERS:

The global Directed Energy Weapons Market is concentrated with well-established players. Key players in the market include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Applied Companies, Textron, BAE Systems, MBDA, and Moog Inc. BAE Systems had the largest share of the Directed Energy Weapons Market in terms of sales and revenue in 2017.

RECENT MARKET DEVELOPMENTS:

  • In January 2021, BAE Systems acquired the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System and Raytheon Airborne Tactical Radios. These two companies are being sold to remove the antitrust regulatory requirements of the ongoing merger between Raytheon and United Technologies Corp.
  • In December 2019, Moog Inc acquired Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH and GAT Inc (GAT). GAT is a world leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality rotary couplings and slip rings.
  • In August 2019, the Rheinmetall Group and MBDA Deutschland agreed to collaborate in high-energy laser effectors.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods     

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends  

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Directed Energy Weapons Market, By Type                 

                                6.1.1 Non-Lethal Weapon           

                                6.1.2 Lethal Weapon      

       6.1.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Directed Energy Weapons Market, By Technology    

                                6.2.1 Particle Beam Weapons    

                                6.2.2 High Power Microwave Technology             

                                6.2.3 High Energy Laser Technology        

  6.2.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Directed Energy Weapons Market, By Application   

                                6.3.1 Homeland Security              

                                6.3.2 Military     

    6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.4 Directed Energy Weapons Market, By Platform    

                                6.4.1 Ground-Based       

                                6.4.2 Naval         

                                6.4.3 Airborne  

    6.4.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.4.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.4.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

       7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2027)    

                                7.2.1 By Country              

                                                7.2.1.1 USA

                                                7.2.1.2 Canada

                                7.2.2 By Type    

                                7.2.3 By Technology       

                                7.2.4 By Application        

                                7.2.5 By Platform             

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              

                                                7.3.1.1 UK

                                                7.3.1.2 France

                                                7.3.1.3 Germany

                                                7.3.1.4 Spain

                                                7.3.1.5 Italy

                                                7.3.1.6 Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Type    

                                7.3.3 By Technology       

                                7.3.4 By Application        

                                7.3.5 By Platform             

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              

                                                7.4.1.1 China

                                                7.4.1.2 India

                                                7.4.1.3 Japan

                                                7.4.1.4 South Korea

                                                7.4.1.5 South East Asia

                                                7.4.1.6 Australia & NZ

                                                7.4.1.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Type    

                                7.4.3 By Technology       

                                7.4.4 By Application        

                                7.4.5 By Platform             

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              

                                                7.5.1.1 Brazil

                                                7.5.1.2 Argentina

                                                7.5.1.3 Mexico

                                                7.5.1.4 Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Type    

                                7.5.3 By Technology       

                                7.5.4 By Application        

                                7.5.5 By Platform             

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                                7.6.1.1 Middle East

                                                7.6.1.2 Africa

                                7.6.2 By Type    

                                7.6.3 By Technology       

                                7.6.4 By Application        

                                7.6.5 By Platform             

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Lockheed Martin                      

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Northrop Grumman               

                8.3 Raytheon                    

                8.4 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems                  

                8.5 Applied Companies                 

                8.6 Textron                        

                8.7 BAE Systems                              

                8.8 MBDA                           

                8.9 Moog Inc                     

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                

Appendix                                           

                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  1. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market By Type, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Non-Lethal Weapon Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Lethal Weapon Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market By Technology, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Particle Beam Weapons Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global High Power Microwave Technology Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global High Energy Laser Technology Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Homeland Security Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Military Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market By Platform, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Ground-Based Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Naval Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Airborne Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )

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FAQ's

How much is the global directed energy weapons market going to be worth by 2027?

As per our research report, the global directed energy weapons market size is forecasted to grow to USD 24.49 billion by 2027.

What is the growth rate of the global directed energy weapons market?

The global directed energy weapons market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 29% from 2022 to 2027.

Does this report include the impact of COVID-19 on the directed energy weapons market?

Yes, we have studied and included the COVID-19 impact on the global directed energy weapons market in this report.

Which are the significant players operating in the directed energy weapons market?

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Applied Companies, Textron, BAE Systems, MBDA, and Moog Inc. are a few of the noteworthy companies in the global directed energy weapons market.

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