Electromagnetic Weapons: Introduction
- Electromagnetic weapons are alternatively called E-bombs, as they can emit high-power flash of radio waves or microwaves that can disable any electronic circuitry or create physiological effects in those areas exposed to the electromagnetic pulse
- Electromagnetic weapons are a kind of directed energy weapons that emit electromagnetic radiation to deliver heat, mechanical, or electrical energy to a target in order to cause pain or permanent damage
- These electromagnetic weapons are widely utilized against humans, electronic equipment, and military targets, generally depending on the technology
- Electromagnetic weapons can be employed against equipment, where the directed electromagnetic energy weapons can operate similarly to omnidirectional electromagnetic pulse (EMP) devices, by generating destructive voltage within the electronic wiring
Rise in Demand for Electromagnetic Weapons Globally
- Electromagnetic weapons can be naturally occurring from solar activity or they can be man-made, such as an electromagnetic pulse discharged by the explosion of a nuclear weapon. Both can develop destructive effects on whatever area they envelop.
- Rise in demand for defense against terrorist attacks, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attack so that civilian lives and the national security of a country can be preserved has increased the demand for electromagnetic weapons
- Electromagnetic weapons such as particle beam weapons, high power microwaves, and rail guns are required to prevent against attacks from threats such as ballistic missiles, anti-satellite weapons and nuclear weapons, etc.
- Most countries across the globe are adopting advanced electromagnetic energy technologies, such as high-power microwave weapons and electromagnetic weapons, in order to deal against the threat of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). These electromagnetic weapons are being increasingly deployed into military platforms such as navy, airborne, mobile vehicles, and satellites.
North America to Lead Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market
- The market in North America is anticipated to expand significantly during the forecast period, due to an increase in defense budget, government support, and continuous development and procurement of modern warfare equipment, such as smart weapons, smart textiles, etc., in the region
- The electromagnetic weapons market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand substantially, as emerging countries, such as China and India, have increased their military spending due to raised possibilities of being targeted by terrorist attacks
- Demand for electromagnetic weapons in Asia Pacific has increased significantly owing to increased economic development and rise in security threats and border disputes in the region
Key Players Operating in the Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Raytheon Technologies
- Honeywell Corporation
- Thales Group
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Rheinmetall AG
- BAE Systems
- Elbit Systems
Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market: Research Scope
Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market, by Technology
- Particle Beam Weapons (PBW)
- High Laser-induced Plasma Channel (LIPC)
Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market, by Product
- Lethal weapons
- Non-lethal weapons
Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market, by Platform
Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market, by Application
- Homeland security
Global Electromagnetic Weapons Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- South America
- Rest of South America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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