The amalgamation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, real-time data monitoring, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated the demand for these robots in modern warfare, thus aiding the industry. These robots can track, record, and perform required counter-attacks on the targets located far away from the soldiers, hence easily identifying enemies on the ground, sea, or air.
The increasing trend for advanced robots with features such as speech and haptics-based human-machine interface, navigation and collision avoidance, motion, and task planning will further propel the growth of the industry in Europe. The increasing military expenditure coupled with robust homeland security will have an excellent impact on the military robots industry growth in the region.
Combination of Cutting-edge Technologies in Military Robots to Aid Growth
The increasing utilization of robots for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) activities will bolster the healthy growth of the industry. Furthermore, the growing focus of companies towards designing and developing small robots capable of transmitting images and videos to the ground-based station for assisting soldiers to make real-time decisions on battlefields will subsequently augur well for the global military robots industry during the forecast period.
The global military robots industry size is expected to reach USD 25.66 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.15% during the forecast period. The growing adoption of advanced aerial robots in military operations, including attacking, rescue activities, surveillance, and others will have a tremendous impact on the global industry. The industry size stood at USD 13.87 billion.
Key companies List in 2022
The report lists the key companies are 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.), and more players profiled
Suspended Deliveries of Military Robots to Restrict Industry Growth
The pandemic has considerably affected the production and delivery of military robots, which, in turn, will diminish the growth of the industry. Stringent government norms have disrupted the import and export of robots, resulting in delayed deliveries. The halt on operations has critically thwarted the production in manufacturing processes. The prominent companies situated in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and France have experienced enormous loss due to the outbreak. However, companies are implementing strategies to recover the financial damage caused by the coronavirus, which, in turn, can improve the industry scenario.
Presence of Major Manufacturing Companies to Boost Development in Europe
Europe is expected to experience a rapid growth rate during the forecast period owing to the presence of prominent manufacturers in the region. According to The World Robotics 2019, 700 service robot manufacturing companies are identified across the globe, out of which 307 companies are operating in Europe.
Worldwide Industry Developments
October 2019: BAE Systems, a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company developed Robotic Technology Demonstrator (RTD) as a program to showcase the latest in robotic combat systems.