Lethal miniature aerial munition systems, or LMAMS, are man-portable launchers, guidance systems, and small uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). Other names include precision attack loitering munition (PALM) and kamikaze drones. They fly like a model plane or helicopter, are battery-powered, and armies can bring them into action and fire them in seconds.
The LMAMS concept is rooted in the 1980s during the Cold War when novel Israeli technology had gained interest as a means to have a top-attack drone fly in a fixed pattern until it detected a radar signal and either attacked it or ran out of fuel and crashed. In an all-out war scenario, this concept was considered viable, but the following decades saw an easing of tensions with the fall of the Soviet Union and conflicts dominated by near un-contested air power providing the air-land battle strike component. With the return to old tensions, new ones in Europe, and the Indo-Pacific air superiority no longer assured, means were sought to fill the gap, initially for special operations forces, but now spreading to front-line combat infantry, especially as a way to replace heavy training and ammunition-intensive weapon systems such as mortars.
Catering to military forces and associated industries, this study identifies emerging trends, market values, and opportunity areas in a market predicted to grow rapidly as many systems adopted by the United States tend to proliferate across NATO and its partner nations. The study provides insights into the reasoning behind this forecast period (2021-2026) benefitting defense and commercial industry leaders who may consider entering this relatively open market when seeking new avenues to enhance their portfolios.
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Uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), weapons, and technology companies that are looking to address potential requirements of the military tactical level beyond-line-of-sight targeting and weapons market will benefit from this study.
KEY ISSUES ADDRESSED
- What are the trends, drivers, and constraints influencing future market requirements?
- What are the forecasted regional market values?
- Who are the current main buyers and suppliers?
- What are the opportunities for growth?
1. Strategic Imperatives
- Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
- The Strategic Imperative 8™
- The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition Systems (LMAMS) Industry
- Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
- What You Need to Know First
- What You Need to Know First
- How LMAMS Can Replace Mortars and Other Weapons and Skills
2. Growth Opportunity Analysis - LMAMS
- Key Growth Metrics
- Growth Drivers
- Growth Restraints
- Market Forecast Assumptions
- Revenue Forecast by Region
- Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
- Revenue Share
3. Growth Opportunity Universe - LMAMS
- Growth Opportunity 1: Loitering Aerial Weapon for Special Forces’ Stealth, Speed, Surprise, and Precision Needs
- Growth Opportunity 2: Loitering Aerial Weapon for Combat Infantry Platoons’ BLOS Needs
- Growth Opportunity 3: Future Return on Investment from Historic Investment Loss to Meet Excess Demand over LMAMS Supply
- List of Exhibits
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