Military Robots - Global Market Outlook (2020-2028)
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Military Robots Market is accounted for $14.50 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $37.73 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period. Growing demand for autonomous systems in the defense sector, increasing use of robots in areas affected by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) attacks, the increased use of robots for mine countermeasures, and the increasing use of UAVs in life-threatening missions, and rising adoption of UGVs for counter-insurgency operations are driving the market growth. However, lack of advanced visual capabilities in unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) may hamper the market growth.
Military robots are autonomous robots or remote control mobile robots especially designed for military applications, search operation, rescue operation and even for attack. These robots are operated by soldiers and are programmed to perform according to the given instruction. They have been proved as an essential tool for military operations. Military robots can perform those operations which are impossible for a soldier. These robots are highly advanced and are able to transform, receive and forward information. Some military robots are equipped with arms and weapons for attack application.
Based on the application, the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) segment is going to have lucrative growth during the forecast period, due to the rise in ISR activities in North America and Asian countries. The major countries' defense forces in these regions are highly dependent on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for aerial and ground operations. Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) is one of the major applications of military robots. UAVs, UGVs, USVs, ROVs, and AUVs are extensively used in ISR applications.
By geography, Europe is expected to be the most attractive market for military robots due to rise in trend of drones for various defense purposes, increasing deployment of UAVs for surveillance, robots for coastal patrol and mine detection & clearing activities, the use of unmanned ground vehicles to assist soldiers among others. Moreover, the rising investment and development of advanced ground robots for various application such as transportation, surveillance, and combat applications will further fuel the growth of the market. Countries such as the U.K., Germany, and France spend significantly for the development of their defense sector. Positioning of land based robots to combat and counter attacks from enemies is likely to drive the military robots market in this region.
Some of the key players profiled in the Military Robots Market include AeroVironment, Inc., BAE Systems, Boston Dynamics, Cobham PLC, ECA Group, Elbit Systems Ltd, FLIR Systems Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, IRobot, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ, Saab AB, Thales Group, and Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
Estimated Market Size in 2020:
USD 14.50 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2020 to 2028:
Predicted 2028 Value:
USD 37.73 billion
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System, Platform, Propulsion, Deployment Method, Mode of Operation, Component, Range, Application, and End User
Core Drivers and Opportunities:
Restraining Factors & Market Threats:
• Controller Systems
• Power Systems
• Navigation Systems
• Lighting Systems
• Naval Combat Systems
• Communication Systems
• Propulsion Systems
• Other Systems (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Gimbals)
• Marine/Naval Robots
• Land/Ground Robots
• Airborne/Aerial Robots
Deployment Methods Covered:
• Air Dropped
• Air Launched
• Ground Launched
• Tube Launched
• Catapult Launched
• Surface Deployed
• Hand Launched
• Runway Launched
Mode of Operations Covered:
• Autonomous/Automatic Operation
• Human Operated/Manual Operation
• Hardware (Motors)
• >10 KM
• 5-10 KM
• 1–5 KM
• < 1 KM
• Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
• Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
• Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS)
• Mine Clearance
• Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
• Combat Support
• Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
• Search and Rescue
• Security, Detection, and Inspection
• Warfield Operations
• Pick and Place
• Image Capturing
• Bomb/Metal or Mine Detection
• Voice-Controlled Robotic Vehicle
End Users Covered:
• Armed Forces/Military
• Homeland Security
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Key Questions Answered In The Report
The Global Military Robots Market is majorly driven by rising adoption of UGVs for counter-insurgency operations, rise in popularity of artificial intelligence and robotics in military applications, and increasing use of modern warfare techniques by defense forces.
The land/ground robots segment is growing at a highest CAGR owing to the higher adoption of land robots across various countries, rising investment and research & development activities conducted to upgrade ground robots, and increasing border security concerns in Asian countries.
North America dominated with a significant market share due to increasing investment in research and development activities in order to develop more advanced robots, considerable number of suppliers and electronic component providers, and increasing military expenditure to strengthen the army.
Asia Pacific market is growing at a highest CAGR owing to increasing defense expenditure by developing economies such as China and India, rising territorial conflicts, and growing terrorism in the region is encouraging the countries to invest in advanced military equipment.
Key players profiled in the Military Robots Market include AeroVironment, Inc., BAE Systems, Boston Dynamics, Cobham PLC, ECA Group, Elbit Systems Ltd, FLIR Systems Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, IRobot, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ, Saab AB, Thales Group, and Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
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