Directed Energy Weapons Market By Technology (High energy laser (Fiber Laser, Chemical Laser, Free Electron Laser, Solid -State Laser), High power microwave, Particle beam), Products (Lethal, Non- lethal), Application (Defence, Homeland security), Industry Trends, Estimation & Forecast, 2017 - 2025

January 2019

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Directed energy weapons (DEW) are the weapons that emit focused energy and can transfer that energy to damage a target. DEW are capable of selecting targets which are discrete, operate at speed of light and can cause disruptive effects to personnel, facilities and equipment. Lasers are considered to be most matured type of DEW weapon. The directed energy weapons are known to generate extremely powerful beams, comprising of acoustic energy, atomic particles and electromagnetic energy. Moreover, these beams can be easily re-directed by mirrors to damage the targets that are not visible from source.

Directed Energy Weapons Market Determinants

The key factor driving the growth of global directed energy weapons market is the increasing demand for non- lethal deterrents. Moreover, the rising demand for laser weapons in naval forces, and the need for precision in weapons are also responsible for the growth of the market. On the other hand, high development cost of directed energy weapons, and inadequate testing facilities act as major hurdles in the growth of the market. However, advances in commercial technology and increased deployment of UAVs are expected to create huge opportunities for the market growth in the upcoming years.

Segment Analysis

The global directed energy weapons market is segmented on the basis of technology, product, application, end user and geography. By technology, the market is segmented into high energy laser, high power microwave, and particle beam. The high energy laser system is further segmented into fiber laser, chemical laser, free electron laser, and solid- state laser. On the basis of product, the market can be segmented into lethal product and non- lethal product. Application wise, the market is segmented into defense and homeland security. By end user, the market is bifurcated into ship-based, airborne, gun-shot, and land vehicle. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific market is expected to hold a dominant foothold in the global market due to the investments made in research and development of directed energy weapons, in countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Australia.

Some prominent vendors in the market are The Raytheon Company, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and L-3 Communications Ltd. In July 2017, The Air Force gave Boeing a $349 million contract and Northrop Grumman a $329 million award to advance the technology needed to replace the Minuteman III missiles that date to the 1970s.


By Technology

• High energy laser

o Fiber Laser
o Chemical Laser
o Free Electron Laser
o Solid -State Laser

• High power microwave
• Particle beam

By Products

• Lethal
• Non- lethal

By Application

• Defence
• Homeland security

By End user

• Ship-based
• Airborne
• Gun-shot
• Land -vehicle

Directed Energy Weapons Market By Geography

• North America

o U.S.
o Canada

• Europe

o Germany
o France
o UK
o Italy
o Russia
o Rest of Europe

• Asia-Pacific

o China
o Japan
o India
o South Korea
o Australia
o Rest of Asia-Pacific

• Rest of the World

o Latin America
o Middle East
o South Africa


• The Raytheon Company
• BAE Systems
• Northrop Grumman Corporation
• The Boeing Company
• Lockheed Martin
• L-3 Communications Ltd.

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