Directed Energy Weapons - Thematic Intelligence

Directed Energy Weapons - Thematic Intelligence


The development of directed energy weapons for military purposes has gained increased traction over the last few years as the requisite technology continues to mature and provide new opportunities for integration and deployment of these revolutionary new capabilities.

This report provides an overview of the directe energy weapons market, outlines advances in technology and key programs, and provides insight into current procurement and research trends.

Key Highlights
  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the defense market.
  • Analysis of the various directed energy weapons programs currently under development, as well hostorical directed energy research initiatives.
Who Should Buy
  • Our thematic research product, supported by our thematic engine, is aimed at senior (C-Suite) executives in the corporate world, decision makers, and institutional investors.
  • Corporations: Helps CEOs, CTOs, and other senior executives of companies understand this key theme, the competitive environment, and the market opportunities.
  • Investors: Helps fund managers and other major investors focus on investment opportunities in Defense and understand the market around directed energy weapons.
  • The key defense challenges that forces and defense sector suppliers face are covered.
  • The investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole soldier modernization value chain are covered.
  • Highlights from the range different loitering munitions programs currently being undertaken by various defense companies.
Reasons to Buy
  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the Directed Energy Weapons theme.
  • Understanding how spending on directed energy weapons will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

Executive Summary
Technology Briefing
Types of directed energy weapons
Laser weapons systems (LWS)
High power microwave weapons (HPMW)
High power sonic weapons (HPSW)
Particle beam weapons (PBW)
Directed energy weapons in combat
Land domain
Air domain
Naval domain
Space domain
Technology trends
Macroeconomic trends
Regulatory trends
Hiring trends
Patent trends
Industry Analysis
Market size and growth forecasts
Mergers and acquisitions
Case studies
The European Union
South Korea
The United Kingdom
The United States
Value Chain
Laser weapons systems
High powered microwave weapons
High powered sonic weapons
Particle beam weapons
Systems integrators
Leading companies
Disruptor companies
Sector Scorecards
Aerospace, defense & security sector scorecard
Who’s who
Thematic screen
Valuation screen
Risk screen
Further Reading
GlobalData reports
Our Thematic Research Methodology
About GlobalData
Contact Us
List of Tables
Table 1: Technology trends
Table 2: Macroeconomic trends
Table 3: Regulatory trends
Table 4: Mergers and acquisitions
Table 5: Leading companies
Table 6: Disruptor companies
Table 7: Glossary
Table 8: GlobalData reports
List of Figures
Figure 1: Who are the leading players in the directed energy weapons theme and where do they sit in the value chain?
Figure 2: Directed energy weapons – technology flowchart
Figure 3: The combat applications of directed energy weapons
Figure 4: Directed Energy Weapons hiring trends by company, 2022-23
Figure 5: Directed energy weapons hiring trends by occupation, 2022–23
Figure 6: Directed energy weapons - patent publication trends, 2003-23
Figure 7: Directed energy weapons - top patent assignees, 2000-23
Figure 8: Global directed energy weapons expenditures breakdown, 2020-22
Figure 9: The history of directed energy weapons
Figure 10: The directed energy weapons value chain
Figure 11: Laser weapons systems (LWS) value chain
Figure 12: High powered microwave weapons value chain
Figure 13: High powered sonic weapons, particle beam weapons, and systems integrators value chain
Figure 14: Who does what in the aerospace, defense & security space?
Figure 15: Thematic screen
Figure 16: Valuation screen
Figure 17: Risk screen
Figure 18: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard

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