Do Directed Energy Weapons Finally Live Up to Their Expectations?

Since the mid-1960s, there have been few weapons as powerful as direct energy weapons (DEW), and they have not been able to realize this potential. However, since the beginning of this century, even though most countries have reduced hope and funding during the climax of the past few decades, DEW has gradually matured quietly.

DEW uses the electromagnetic spectrum (light and wireless power) to attack precise targets at the speed of light. They are suitable for defense against threats such as rockets, missiles and artillery shells, which may be shot down by DEW during flight. In addition, unlike bullets or explosive bombs, the operator can adjust the target's energy so that it can be used non-lethally. The slow decline in military power encourages politicians, military and defense contractors to increase military spending to acquire more and more advanced equipment that is superior to overseas weapons. Upcoming research will seek to increase power and reduce the size of DEW systems. As DEW weapons become smaller, they will first be installed on vehicle equipment and then may be carried with you. It is expected that the United States will introduce space forces and promote them in many countries in Asia and Europe. DEW will become an indispensable weapon in the space force's arsenal. The DEW market is also crucial to the successful transformation and development of many other industries, because the DEW market covers a wide range of products and services.

Amsterdam based Market Forecast’s latest report “Global Directed Energy Weapons - Market and Technology Forecast to 2028” examines, analyzes, and predicts the evolution of Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) technologies, markets, and outlays (expenditures) over the next 8 years – 2020 -2028 in the aerospace industry.  It also examines DEW markets geographically, focusing on the top 95% of global markets, in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The DEW industry is one of the few industries that has not been very adversely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the report we show how DEW are used today by the armed forces to act as force multipliers. To provide the most thorough and realistic forecast, this report provides a twin-scenario analysis, including “steady state”, increase in budgetary allocation for DEW procurement.

Source: ASDReports - Market Research
Date: Sep 24, 2020