The directed energy weapon market is valued at USD 4.3 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 10.1 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 18.7%.
The key drivers propelling growth of the global directed energy weapons market is the defense of terrorist attacks, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials so that civilian lives and the national security of a country can be preserved. Directed energy weapons like lasers, high power microwaves, and electromagnetic weapons are being used to defend against attacks from threats like ballistic missiles, anti-satellite weapons, and nuclear weapons, etc.
The directed energy weapon market includes major players Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Raytheon technologies (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), The Boeing Company (US), Thales Group (France), Leonardo SPA (Italy), BAE Systems (UK), Elbit Systems (Israel) and L3Harris Technologies (US). These players have spread their business across various countries includes North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
The military segment of the market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2026.
Based on application, the military application segment is estimated to capture the largest share of 70.78% of the total directed energy weapons market in 2021 due to the increase in demand for precise technology in lethal weapons from military forces, globally
Based on platform, the Naval platform segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Naval directed energy weapon systems consist of weapons that are used in naval applications, for instance, on combat ships and submarines, among others. The naval segment is further divided into combat ships, submarines, and unmanned surface vehicles. Defense ships are specifically designed for use by coast guards and naval forces to ensure the security of water borders.
The North American region is estimated to account for the largest share of the directed energy weapons market in 2021
The directed energy weapons market in the North American region is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period, owing to increased investments in directed energy weapon technologies by countries in this region. Department of defense of the US and Canada are involved in the development of technologically advanced directed energy weapon platforms such as high energy lasers and high-power microwaves, which drives the market growth. Well-established and prominent manufacturers of directed energy weapon systems in this region include Lockheed Martin (US), Northrop Grumman (US), L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (US), and Raytheon (US).
Key Topics Covered:
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights 4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Directed Energy Weapons Market 4.2 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Product 4.3 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Range 4.4 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Technology
5 Market Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Market Dynamics 5.2.1 Drivers 188.8.131.52 Increased Demand in Combat Operations 184.108.40.206 Rising Modernization and Investments in Military Platforms 220.127.116.11 Rapid Advancements in Ai, Big Data Analytics, and Robotics Technologies 18.104.22.168 Increasing Focus on Development of Small, Compact Dew for Uav Platforms 5.2.2 Restraints 22.214.171.124 Restrictions on Anti-Personnel Lasers 126.96.36.199 Utilization of Dew for Law Enforcement Missions 188.8.131.52 Possibility of High Collateral Damage 5.2.3 Opportunities 184.108.40.206 Increase in R&D in Advanced Technologies 220.127.116.11 Complexities in Directed Energy Product Development 5.2.4 Challenges 18.104.22.168 Increased Barriers in Designing Military Dew Systems 22.214.171.124 Integrating Existing Systems with New Technologies 5.3 Impact of COVID-19 on Directed Energy Weapons Market 5.4 Operational Data 5.4.1 Expenditure on Dew Technology by the Us Government (2017 - 2020) 5.4.2 Ongoing Programs on Dew Technology Initiated by the Us Government (2020) 5.5 Ranges and Scenarios 5.6 Average Selling Price Trend 5.7 Value Chain Analysis of Directed Energy Weapons Market 5.8 Trends/Disruption Impacting Customer Business 5.9 Directed Energy Weapons Market Ecosystem 5.10 Porter's Five Forces Analysis 5.11 Regulatory Landscape 5.12 Trade Analysis
6 Industry Trends 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Technological Trends in the Directed Energy Weapons Market 6.2.1 High Energy Microwaves 6.2.2 Laser Beam Energy 6.2.3 Particle Beam Energy 6.2.4 Active Denial System 6.3 Use Case Analysis: Directed Energy Weapons Market 6.3.1 Northrop Grumman's Tactical High Energy Laser Offers Viable Defense Against Today's Threats 6.3.2 Turkey Becomes First Nation to Use a Directed Energy Weapon in Combat 6.4 Technology Analysis 6.5 Impact of Megatrends 6.5.1 Army Directed-Energy Weapons 6.5.2 Solid-State Lasers to Counter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 6.5.3 High Power Microwaves to be Used in Crowd and Riot Control 6.5.4 Directed Energy Weapons for Space and Satellite Security 6.6 Innovation & Patent Registrations
7 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Technology 7.1 Introduction 7.2 High Energy Laser 7.2.1 Solid-State Laser 126.96.36.199 Solid-State Lasers are Used in Numerous Major Military Applications 7.2.2 Fibre Laser 188.8.131.52 High Power Fiber Lasers with High Efficiency are the Future of Directed Energy Lasers 7.2.3 Free Electron Laser 184.108.40.206 Free Electron Lasers with Megawatt Level Output are to be Used for Strategic Missile Defense Purposes 7.2.4 Chemical Laser 220.127.116.11 Chemical Lasers Provide Precision with Destructive Capability at the Speed of Light. 7.2.5 Liquid Laser 18.104.22.168 Liquid Lasers Provide Better Performance due to Continuous Cooling by Liquid Circulation 7.3 High Power Radio Frequency (Microwave Weapons) 7.3.1 Narrow Band High Power Microwaves 22.214.171.124 Narrow Band High-Power Microwaves Can Cause Temporary as Well as Permanent Damage to Target 7.3.2 Ultrawide Band High Power Microwaves 126.96.36.199 Ultra-Wideband High-Power Microwaves Offer Increased Immunity to Interference due to Lower Spectral Power Density 7.4 Electromagnetic Weapons 7.4.1 Particle Beam Weapons 188.8.131.52 Charged Particle Beam Weapons 184.108.40.206.1 Charged Particle Beam Weapon Causes Near-Instantaneous and Catastrophic Superheating at the Surface 220.127.116.11 Neutral Particle Beam Weapons 18.104.22.168.1 Neutral Particle Beam Weapon Smashes an Electrically Neutral Beam of High Energy Hydrogen Atoms into Its Target to Damage It 7.4.2 Laser-Induced Plasma Channel (Lipc) 22.214.171.124 an Intense Laser-Induced Plasma Can be Equally Powerful as Lightning During Storm 7.5 Sonic Weapons 7.5.1 Sonic Weapons Use a Focused Beam of Sound to Damage Their Target
8 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Application 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Homeland Security 8.2.1 Riot Control 126.96.36.199 Authorities are Developing Advanced, Non-Lethal Weapons to be Used in Riot Control Tactics 8.2.2 Airport Protection 188.8.131.52 Directed Energy Weapons to Safeguard Airports from Incoming Missiles, Mortars, Anti-Aircraft Missiles, Drones, and Other Threats 8.2.3 Anti-Drug Smuggling 184.108.40.206 Increase in Creative and New Technologies to Smuggle Drugs Across Country Borders to Fuel the Directed Energy Weapons Market 8.2.4 Critical Infrastructure Protection 220.127.116.11 Ground-Based Laser Weapons to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Terrorist Attacks 8.2.5 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (Cbrne) Defense 18.104.22.168 High-Energy Lasers Can be Placed on to Strategic Locations to Intercept Ballistic, Nuclear Missiles and Destroy Them on Course 8.3 Military 8.3.1 Border Protection 22.214.171.124 Demand for Better Intelligence, Force Modernization, and Meeting Equipment Needs to Fuel the Directed Energy Weapons Market 8.3.2 Tactical Air and Missile Defense 126.96.36.199 Directed Energy Weapons to Defend Against Nuclear-Armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Icbms) and Shorter-Ranged Non-Nuclear Tactical and Theater Missiles 8.3.3 Maritime Protection 188.8.131.52 Directed Energy Weapons to Against Sea-Skimming Cruise Missiles 8.3.4 Military Base Protection 184.108.40.206 Directed Energy Weapons on Strategic Positions to Defend Military Bases Against Incoming Threats Like Missiles and Drones 8.3.5 Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense 220.127.116.11 High-Performance Tactical Missile Defense Systems Could Now Influence Military Force Deployment Strategies 8.3.6 Anti-Satellite Missile Defense 18.104.22.168 Directed Energy Anti-Satellite Weapon System Uses a High-Energy Beam to Kill or Destroy a Killer Satellite 8.3.7 Command, Control, and Information Warfare 22.214.171.124 High-Power Electromagnetic Weapons Can Disable Destroy the Electronics of Command and Communication Systems 8.3.8 Battlefield Air Interdiction 126.96.36.199 Solid-State and Fiber Lasers are as Pervasive in Combat as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 8.3.9 Close Air Support (Cas) 188.8.131.52 Directed Energy Vehicles Offer Incredible Speed and Range, Accuracy, and Limited Collateral Damage in Close Air Support
9 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Platform 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Land 9.2.1 Armored Vehicles 184.108.40.206 Combat Vehicles 220.127.116.11.1 Easy Installation of Directed Energy Weapons on Combat Vehicles to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 18.104.22.168 Combat Support Vehicles 22.214.171.124.1 Energy-Efficient and Accurate Directed Energy Weapons to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 126.96.36.199 Unmanned Armored Ground Vehicles 188.8.131.52.1 High Demand for Combat Unmanned Armored Ground Vehicles to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 9.2.2 Handheld Directed Energy Weapons 184.108.40.206.1 Compact, Light and Energy-Efficient Directed Energy Weapons to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 9.2.3 Weapon Systems 220.127.116.11 Launch Systems 18.104.22.168.1 Demand for Precision Targeting and Attack, to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 22.214.171.124 Defense Systems 126.96.36.199.1 Demand for Low-Cost Alternative of Interceptor Rockets to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 9.3 Airborne 9.3.1 Helicopters 188.8.131.52 Low Cost of Engagement and Easy Installation to Fuel the Demand for Directed Energy Weapon Systems 9.3.2 Fighter Jets 184.108.40.206 Demand for Military Fighter Aircraft to Attract OEMs, Which Will Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.3.3 Special Mission Aircrafts 220.127.116.11 Demand for Precision Strike Ability Using Special Mission Aircraft to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.3.4 Tactical UAVs 18.104.22.168 Demand for Low Equipment Size, Weight, and Power Consumption Weapons in UAVs to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.4 Naval 9.4.1 Combat Ships 22.214.171.124 Demand for Precise and Accurate Attack Naval Weapons to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.4.2 Submarines 126.96.36.199 Demand for Ability to Penetrate Below the Water Surface Without Attenuation, to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.4.3 Unmanned Surface Vehicles 188.8.131.52 Demand Unmanned Surface Vehicles with Combat Capabilities to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.5 Space 9.5.1 Satellite 184.108.40.206 Demand Technical Superiority and Dominance in the Space Arena to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.5.2 Space-Based Interceptors 220.127.116.11 Demand for Low Reaction Time and High Attack Speed to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons 9.5.3 Earth to Space Weapons 18.104.22.168 Anti-Satellite Weapons 22.214.171.124.1 Demand for Space Security and Preparedness to Drive the Market for Directed Energy Weapons
10 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Product 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Lethal Weapons 10.2.1 Rail Gun 10.2.1.1 Rail Gun Causes Damage to the Target by Firing a Projectile with High Speed, Mass, and Kinetic Energy 10.2.2 Electromagnetic Bombs 10.2.2.1 High Level Electromagnetic Bombs Can Destroy Electronics Systems, Mid-Range Levels Can Corrupt Computer Data 10.2.3 Plasma Cannon 10.2.3.1 Plasma Cannon Uses a Plasma Discharge Instead of a Chemical Propellant 10.2.4 Microwave Gun 10.2.4.1 Power Efficient Generate Very High-Power Levels of Repeated Short Pulses and Very Little Heat 10.2.5 Navy Laser Cannon 10.2.5.1 Navy Laser Cannons Counter Surface Craft and Uavs and Can Installed on Combat Ships and Destroyers 10.2.6 Gun Launched Guided Projectile 10.2.6.1 a Gun-Launched Guided Projectile is a Low Drag, Guided Projectile and Can Execute Multiple Missions from Several Gun Systems 10.3 Non-Lethal Weapons 10.3.1 Pulsed Energy Projectile 10.3.1.1 Pulsed Energy Projectile Ablates the Target's Surface and Creates a Kind of Small Amount of Exploding Plasma 10.3.2 Active Denial System (Ads) 10.3.2.1 Active Denial System Fires a High-Powered Beam of 95 Ghz Waves at a Target to Energize Water and Fat Molecules in the Skin and Instantly Heating Them 10.3.3 Dazzler 10.3.3.1 a Dazzler Uses Intense Directed Radiation to Temporarily Disable Its Target with Flash Blindness 10.3.4 Sonic Gun 10.3.4.1 Sonic Guns Fire Extremely High-Power Sound Waves to Damage or Destroy the Eardrums of a Target 10.3.5 Taser Guns 10.3.5.1 Taser Guns Fire Two Dart-Like Electrodes Which Deliver a Modulated Electric Current to Disrupt Voluntary Control of Muscles, Causing Neuromuscular Incapacitation. 10.3.6 Stun Guns 10.3.6.1 Stun Guns are Not Preferred Over Tasers by Law Enforcement Agents
11 Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Range 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Less Than 1 Km 11.2.1 Solid-State Lasers Offer Better Performance in Less Than 1 Km Range 11.3 More Than 1 Km 11.3.1 Long Range Weapons Offer Defense Against Anti- Uav Operations, Rockets, Artillery, Propelled Grenades, Missiles, Laser-Guided Ammunition
12 Regional Analysis
13 Competitive Landscape 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Competitive Overview 13.3 Competitive Leadership Mapping 13.3.1 Star 13.3.2 Emerging Leader 13.3.3 Pervasive 13.3.4 Participant 13.3.5 Competitive Leadership Mapping (Startups/SMEs) 126.96.36.199 Progressive Companies 188.8.131.52 Responsive Companies 184.108.40.206 Dynamic Companies 220.127.116.11 Starting Blocks 13.4 Market Share of Key Players, 2020 13.5 Ranking and Revenue Analysis of Key Players, 2020 13.6 Competitive Benchmarking 13.7 Competitive Scenario 13.7.1 New Product Launches 13.7.2 Deals, 2017-2021 13.7.3 Others 13.8 Company Profiles 13.8.1 Lockheed Martin Corporation 13.8.2 Raytheon Technologies Corporation 13.8.3 Northrop Grumman Corporation 13.8.4 Thales Group 13.8.5 Bae Systems plc. 13.8.6 The Boeing Company 13.8.7 Textron Inc. 13.8.8 Rheinmetall Ag. 13.8.9 L3Harris Technologies 13.8.10 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems 13.8.11 Moog Inc. 13.8.12 Qinetiq Group plc 13.8.13 Honeywell Inc. 13.8.13 Honeywell Inc. 13.8.14 Dynetics 13.8.15 Elbit Systems Ltd 13.8.16 Eagle-Picher 13.8.17 Radiance Technologies 13.8.18 Applied Research Associates 13.8.19 Applied Technology Associates 13.8.20 Roketsan 13.8.21 General Atomics 13.8.22 Leonardo 13.8.23 Mbda 13.8.24 Epirus Inc. 13.8.25 Aqwest LLC.