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Military Laser Designator Market

Military Laser Designator Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type and by End users : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Military Laser Designator Market Outlook - 2027

Military laser designator is a laser light source, which is used to designate a target. Laser designators assist armed forces targeting laser-guided bombs, missiles, or precision artillery munitions. When a target is marked by a designator, the beam is invisible and does not shine continuously. Instead, a series of coded pulses of laser light is fired. 

These signals bounce off the target into the sky, where they are detected by the seeker on the laser-guided munitions, which steers itself towards the center of the reflected signal. It is extremely difficult for anyone to determine if they are being marked, unless people being targeted possess laser detection equipment or can hear aircraft overhead.

COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • The global market for military laser designator is severely impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The COVID-19 pandemic saw a decline in the economic growth in almost all the major countries, thus affecting consumer spending patterns. 
  • Owing to the lockdown implemented across various countries, national and international transport have been hampered, which has significantly impacted the supply chain of numerous industries across the globe, thereby increasing the supply–demand gap.
  • Thus, insufficiency in raw material supply is expected to hamper the production rate of military laser designator, which negatively impact the market growth.
  • However, this situation is expected to improve as government has started relaxing norms around the world for resuming business activities.

Top impacting factors: market scenario analysis, trends, drivers, and impact analysis

Growing use of Armed forces of lasers such as target designation and ranging, defensive countermeasures, communications and directed energy weapons is significant driver for Military Laser Designator Market. 

In addition, military use laser as energy weapon, for defensive countermeasures, disorientation for target, guidance of target, holographic weapon sight and many more ways. All these factor are driver for Military Laser Designator Market. 

Moreover, the use of unmanned electronic warfare systems such as laser weapon helps in eliminating the risks associated with the pilot or operators lives, and the long endurance time offers relatively greater coverage when compared with conventional manned aerial vehicles. Laser designators have been successfully integrated into large UAVs such as the Global Hawk and the Predator. 

Furthermore, major military laser designator vendors have shifted their focus toward the development of miniaturized laser designators to reduce the payload so that they can be mounted on small UAVs. Such developments for airborne platforms will drive the growth of Military Laser Designator Market.

Laser designators can work only in clear atmospheric conditions. Cloud cover, rain or smoke can make reliable designation of targets difficult or impossible unless a simulation is accessible through available ground data. This is the major restraining factor impacting the growth of market.

Military Laser Designator Market trends are as follows:

Thermal lasers

There is growing use of thermal lasers as this is a man-portable device which provides laser designation and also weigh less (2-2.5kg). This combination of portability and energy output is makes these lasers outstanding among all.

Leonardo has lunched the battle proven Type 163 laser target designator which has been designed specifically to meet all of today’s special and conventional force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and JFOs mission requirements for marking and terminally controlling Semi Active Air to Ground weapons accurately onto the target at ranges up to 10km.

Airborne and Space Systems Division has developed a new generation of thermal lasers providing low divergence and >70mJ per pulse. Full NATO STANAG 3733 capability in a very compact, lightweight and low power configuration. In all, establishing a new landmark in size for lasers of this class.

Based on user needs and feedback, Leonardo has focused on a laser which is simple and easy to operate, yet rugged and reliable. This is consistent with our proven capability in laser designator manufacturing for the military.

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the military laser designator market for military and aerospace along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of military laser designator market for military and aerospace share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight military laser designator market for military and aerospace.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 
  • The report provides a detailed military laser designator market for military and aerospace analysis depending on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years. 

Questions answered military laser designator market for military and aerospace report:

  • Which are the leading players active in the military laser designator market for military and aerospace?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities of the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Military Laser Designator Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Type
  • Ground-based
    • Man-portable
    • Vehicle-mounted
  • Air-borne
    • Rockets & Missiles
    • Aircraft
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
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By End users
  • Military & Defense
  • Internal Security
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By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America  (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LATAM)
  • Middle East 
  • Africa 
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Key Market Players

UTC Aerospace Systems, Leonardo S.P.A., FLIR Systems Inc., RPMC Lasers, General Atomics, Thales Group, L-3 Technologies Inc., Elbit Systems Ltd., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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Military Laser Designator Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032