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Military Robots Market to Reach $25.66 Billion by 2027; Integration of AI and Nanotechnology in Robots to Intensify Growth

January 18, 2021 | Aerospace & Defense

The global military robots market size is expected to reach USD 25.66 billion by 2027. The increasing demand for unmanned military systems among military organizations will have an outstanding impact on the global market, mentioned in a report, titled “Military Robots Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Platform (Airborne, Land, Naval), By Mode of Operation (Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous), By Mode of Propulsion (Manual, Electric, and Hybrid), By Application (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Search and Rescue, Combat Support, Transportation, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The market size stood at USD 13.87 billion in 2019 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.15% between 2020 to 2027.

Funding for Autonomous Air and Ground Robots by DARPA to Boost Business

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a federal grant of US$ 316,000 to study gamers’ brain waves and eye movements at the University at Buffalo Artificial Intelligence Institute. This initiative will consequently enhance the capabilities of autonomous air and ground robots. The aim of study includes 250 aerial and ground robots, working in highly complex situations. For instance, if there is a sudden loss of visibility, robots need to be able to effectively correspond and adapt to challenges such as that. The researchers through the study hope to incorporate AI that can guide the actions of groups of 250 robots on the ground and in the air, thus giving the ability to autonomously navigate unpredictable environments. In addition, the increasing contracts and agreements between major companies and prominent defence organizations for robots will enable speedy expansion of the market. For instance, in March 2019, QinetiQ was awarded with a contract for up to USD 152 million from the U.S Army to produce a new small ground robot.

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High Initial Costs to Hinder Market Growth

Military robots are integrated with advanced programming software to perform different tasks in a row. This involves high costs associated with manufacturing and programming of such robots, thus resulting in reduced demand. Moreover, small companies are unable to invest in such robots due to their complicated design and manufacturing costs, thus impeding the market growth. In addition, these robots perform a repetitive task that enables enemies to track the movements, which further restricts the growth of the military robots market.

Launch of Technologically Advanced Military Robots by Main Companies to Boost Market

The main companies in the market are focused on upgrading their robots to cater to different military applications. The prominent companies are integrating robots with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, IoT, and big data, to improve their capabilities. The allocation of funds in the defense sector by governments of many countries will enable speedy expansion of the market. In addition, the increasing concentration on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and nanotechnology by major companies can have an excellent effect on the market growth.

The Report Lists the Key Companies in the Market:

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • FLIR Systems, Inc. (The U.S.)

  • Clearpath Robotics Inc. (Canada)

  • Cobham Limited (The U.K.)

  • QinetiQ (The U.K.)

  • AeroVironment, Inc. (The U.S.)

  • BAE Systems. (The U.K.)

  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)

  • Raytheon Technologies (The U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

  • Regional Analysis: Europe is expected to hold the largest military robots market share owing to the heavy investments in military programs. The robust defence sector in China and India will have a tremendous impact on the market growth in Asia Pacific. North America is expected to expand radically owing to the considerable number of suppliers and electronic component providers in the region.

  • Leading Segment: The land segment is expected to experience rapid growth rate owing to the higher adoption of land-based military robots in various countries. The rising investment and research & development activities will further boost the segment’s growth.

The Global Market is Segmented into:



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Forecast Period


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  Value (USD billion)


By Platform

  • Airborne

  • Land

  • Naval

By Mode of Operation

  • Semi-Autonomous

  • Autonomous

By Mode of Propulsion

  • Electric

  • Mechanical

  • Hybrid

By Application

  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

  • Search and Rescue

  • Combat Support

  • Transportation

  • Others (Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Mine Clearance, and Firefighting)

By Region

  • North America (By Platform, Mode of Operation, Mode of Propulsion, Application, and Country)

    • The U.S. (By Platform)

    • Canada (By Platform)

  • Europe (By Platform, Mode of Operation, Mode of Propulsion, Application, and Country)

    • The U.K. (By Platform)

    • Germany (By Platform)

    • France (By Platform)

    • Rest of Europe (By Platform)

  • Asia Pacific (By Platform, Mode of Operation, Mode of Propulsion, Application, and Country)

    • China (By Platform)

    • Japan (By Platform)

    • India (By Platform)

    • Southeast Asia (By Platform)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Platform)

  • The Middle East & Africa (By Platform, Mode of Operation, Mode of Propulsion, Application, and Country)

    • South Africa (By Platform)

    • GCC (By Platform)

    • The rest of the Middle East & Africa (By Platform)

  • Latin America (By Platform, Mode of Operation, Mode of Propulsion, Application, and Country)

    • Brazil (By Platform)

    • Mexico (By Platform)

    • Rest of Latin America (By Platform)

Global Military Robots Market
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