Ring Laser Gyroscope Market size is set to showcase notable expansion during the forecast period of 2023-2032. These lasers are finding robust usage in several defense applications as the sector is focusing on upgrading its existing navigation systems and increasing expenditure on the development of cutting-edge defense vehicles. Besides, the integration of innovative technologies in underwater and unmanned aerial vehicles is predicted to supplement ring laser gyroscope industry growth.
Ring laser gyroscopes (RLGs) are also being widely used in many commercial applications, such as commercial aircraft and space exploration vehicles. Moreover, these gyroscopes are undergoing important advancements to make them suitable for spacecraft operations, which will further accelerate the industry progress.
RLGs are finding strong usage in the aerospace & defense industry vertical as they can calculate the angular rotation of many platforms, including naval ships, aircraft, and spacecraft. These devices are also utilized in the moving parts of mechanical gyroscopes and provide great accuracy, making them ideal for several defense functions.
Based on application, global ring laser gyroscope market is divided into government and commercial applications. The industry share from the commercial application segment is predicted to grow at a commendable rate by 2032. Ring laser gyroscopes are being extensively used in commercial airplanes, defense operations, and other areas. These devices are remotely mounted in commercial aircraft, allowing the cavity path to rotate around one of the flight’s axes. RLG is deployed in each axis of these planes. Output can be used in analog instrumentation as well as autopilot systems. This makes the aircraft compatible with digital display & autopilot computers.
Many commercial organizations operating in space and central government are taking significant measures to introduce futuristic innovations to cater to the unique requirements of different consumers. For instance, in October 2021, U.S.-based aerospace & defense firm Northrop Grumman delivered its 500th WSN-7 ring laser gyroscope inertial navigation system (INS) to the U.S. Navy. This delivery is expected to further strengthen the longstanding partnership between the two parties, which might drive the market outlook.
Based on axis, ring laser gyroscope market is segmented into single and multi-axis devices. Single axis ring laser gyroscopes are anticipated to hold a sizeable market share over the analysis timeframe due to its widespread deployment in the commercial sector. The production of commercial aircraft is increasing every year due to rise in air travel. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in September 2022, international air traffic grew by 122.2% as compared to September 2021. This scenario is likely to spur the deployment of single axis ring laser gyroscopes in commercial aircraft.
Europe ring laser gyroscope market is expected to register substantial revenue by 2032 as governments of prominent countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, and the U.K. are raising their expenditure on innovative defense technologies. As per the European Defense Agency (EDA), in 2021, the region’s total spending on defense stood at USD 231.7 billion, representing a 6% increase when compared with the figures of 2020. The region is also adopting advanced technologies, such as automation in industries, homes, and commercial buildings, thereby enhancing the regional industry development.
Xsens Technologies B.V. (acquired by MCube, mCube Hong Kong Limited), Northrop Grumman Corporation, Kearfott Corporation, Teledyne Marine, Honeywell International, and Ericco International Limited, amongst others, are some of the leading organizations involved in global ring laser gyroscope market.
These market participants have been working on implementing various strategies, such as product developments, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships to strengthen their global footprint.
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war was instrumental in bolstering the sales of ring laser gyroscopes as both the countries’ defense personnel used advanced aircraft and equipment to fortify their military strength. The demand for improved versions of these gyroscopes might have gone up during this period, which may stimulate the market outlook.