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Directed Energy Weapons Market

Directed Energy Weapons Market Size study, by Technology (High energy laser, High power radio frequency (microwave weapons), Electromagnetic weapons, Sonic weapons), by Application (Homeland Security, Military), by Platform (Land, Airborne, Naval, Space), by Type (Lethal Weapon, & Non-Lethal Weapon), and by Regions | Global Market Forecasts 2022-2028

Report Id: SNS/A&D/1124 | May 2022 | Region: Global | 125 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

Directed Energy Weapons Market Size was valued at USD 4.7 billion in 2021, and is expected to reach USD 15.78 billion by 2028, and grow at a CAGR of 18.9% over the forecast period 2022-2028.

The growing demand for a laser especially for the navy, regulations, and legal impact of DEWs have resulted in the growth of the targeted energy weapons market. In addition, the need for accuracy has added to the popularity of the market. However, the arms transfer policy and insufficient funding limit the growth of the market to a large extent. On the other hand, rising international security costs and technological advances are expected to provide greater opportunities for key market players.

Directed Energy Weapons Market Revenue Graph

A weapon that emits concentrated energy and can transfer that energy to the target is called directed nuclear power. The targeted arms market is known for making very strong beams. They mainly use a single vision system to track a target or simply focus on that target. Lasers are considered to be the most advanced type of DEW weapon. In addition, these rays can be easily redirected through mirrors to damage invisible objects in the source.

Growing local conflicts and the growing need for advanced military equipment in warfare systems are improving the global market for targeted weapons. In addition, the growing investment of a few defense and military organizations in developing existing infrastructure to improve national security also accelerates the market growth. In addition, the increase in threats from hypersonic weapons, especially missiles, results in the need for more powerful weapons of mass destruction in the missile trajectory. Apart from this, the increasing adoption of specific nuclear weapons to protect civilians in many chemicals, biological, radiological, and nuclear emergencies also strengthen market growth. Apart from this, the emergence of various military-based UAVs and drones combined with targeted power weapons to provide precise long-range accuracy and remote operation is driving the global market. In the years to come, the introduction of a few advanced solutions, such as high-energy lasers for the deterrence of cruise missiles, will continue to stimulate the global nuclear power market.



  • High market demand

  • Rising modernization


  • Lasers are Anti-personnel


  • Enhancing R&D

  • High accuracy


  • Rising barrier in DEW system

  • Complexity of design


The pandemic-affected year revealed an unchanged position of contractors, who are now better positioned and thus immune because they will most likely not feel the impact of COVID-19 in the short- to mid-term. While manufacturing is slow for the same reasons that aircraft manufacturing is, demand over the next two years is unlikely to be influenced because resources for these projects were delegated prior to the pandemic, and the projects are critical to national security. Because nations tended to rely on domestic producers for essential military equipment, the defense industry was shielded from global shocks. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economies of countries all over the world. Directed energy weapon manufacturing, including systems, subsystems, and components, has also been impacted. Although directed energy weapons are critical for national integration, supply chain disruptions have temporarily halted their production processes. The level of COVID-19 exposure, the level at which manufacturing operations are running, and import-export regulations, among other factors, all influence the resumption of manufacturing activities. While businesses may still accept orders, delivery schedules may not be fixed.


By Application

Because of the increased employment of directed energy weapons by military forces, the military is the largest segment. Throughout the projected period, the homeland security application is expected to increase at a rapid CAGR.

By Platform

The ground-based category is expected to dominate the overall directed energy weapon market share over the forecast period.

By Type

Throughout the forecast period, the lethal weapon segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace. The massive R&D funding, particularly in lethal weapons, is one of the key factors expected to propel the directed energy weapons market forward.

By Technology

The high-energy laser technology segment is expected to be the most important during the review period. As these drones can spend more time in the air, the high-power microwave technology segment of the directed energy weapon market is growing at the fastest rate.


Global market player in Directed Energy Weapons market are BAE Systems PLC, The Boeing Company, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Quinetiq Group PLC, Raytheon Company, Rheinmetall AG, Textron Inc, and other players.


by Type:

  • Lethal Weapon

  • Non-Lethal Weapon

by Technology:

  • High energy laser

  • High power radio frequency

  • microwave weapons

  • Electromagnetic weapons

  • Sonic weapons

by Application:

  • Homeland Security

  • Military

by Platform:

  • Land

  • Airborne

  • Naval

  • Space

Directed Energy Weapons Market Segment Chart

Regional Analysis:

The North American region will take the lead in military development. Because of technological advancements in warfare platforms and collective defense budgets, North America is expected to dominate the market.

The majority of companies operating in the directed energy weapons market are based in the United States, further cementing the region's overall control of the global market. Military Spending to Strengthen APAC The Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing region in the directed energy weapon market, owing to rising terrorism incidents and border threats.


North America

  • USA

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • Germany

  • UK

  • France

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • The Netherlands

  • Rest of Europe


  • Japan

  • South Korea

  • China

  • India

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Israel

  • UAE

  • South Africa

  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Rest of Latin America

Directed Energy Weapons Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2021 US$ 4.7 Billion
Market Size by 2028 US$ 15.78 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 18.9% From 2022 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2028
Historical Data 2017-2020
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Technology (High energy laser, High power radio frequency (microwave weapons), Electromagnetic weapons, Sonic weapons)
• by Application (Homeland Security, Military)
• by Platform (Land, Airborne, Naval, Space)
• by Type (Lethal Weapon, & Non-Lethal Weapon)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles BAE Systems PLC, The Boeing Company, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Quinetiq Group PLC, Raytheon Company, Rheinmetall AG, Textron Inc, and other players.
Key Drivers • High market demand
• Rising modernization
RESTRAINTS • Lasers are Anti-personnel

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Market Definition 
1.2 Scope
1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Drivers
3.2 Restraints
3.3 Opportunities
3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis
4.1 COVID 19 Impact Analysis
4.2 Impact of Ukraine Russia War

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Type
8.1 Lethal Weapon
8.2 Non-Lethal Weapon

9. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Technology
9.1 High energy laser
9.2 High power radio frequency 
9.3 microwave weapons 
9.4 Electromagnetic weapons 
9.5 Sonic weapons

10. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Application
10.1 Homeland Security
10.2 Military

11. Global Directed Energy Weapons Market, by Platform 
11.1 Land
11.2 Airborne
11.3 Naval
11.4 Space

12. Regional Analysis
12.1 Introduction
12.2 North America
12.2.1 USA
12.2.2    Canada
12.2.3    Mexico
12.3    Europe
12.3.1    Germany
12.3.2    UK
12.3.3    France
12.3.4    Italy
12.3.5    Spain
12.3.6    The Netherlands
12.3.7    Rest of Europe
12.4    Asia-Pacific
12.4.1    Japan
12.4.2    South Korea
12.4.3    China
12.4.4    India
12.4.5    Australia
12.4.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific
12.5    The Middle East & Africa
12.5.1    Israel
12.5.2    UAE
12.5.3    South Africa
12.5.4    Rest
12.6    Latin America
12.6.1    Brazil
12.6.2    Argentina
12.6.3    Rest of Latin America

13. Company Profiles
13.1 BAE Systems PLC
13.1.1 Financial
13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered
13.1.3 SWOT Analysis
13.1.4 The SNS view
13.2 The Boeing Company
13.3 L3Harris Technologies Inc. 
13.4 Lockheed Martin Corporation 
13.5 Moog Inc.
13.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation
13.7 Quinetiq Group PLC
13.8 Raytheon Company
13.9 Rheinmetall AG 
13.10 Textron Inc.

14. Competitive Landscape
14.1 Competitive Benchmark
14.2 Market Share analysis
14.3 Recent Developments

15. Conclusion

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