Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Aerospace and Defense – Thematic Research

Pages: 43 Published: April 30, 2021 Report Code: GDDEF-TR-S039

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are rapidly evolving. The US and China are developing their AI capabilities for a broad range of military functions that will have a significant impact on the defense sector. Similarly, defense primes are advancing their AI capabilities organically and through acquisitions. AI is also being applied in various other functions such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), logistics, cyber operations, command and control, and drone swarms.

The AI in aerospace & defense thematic research report offers briefings on AI’s seven most important technologies: machine learning, data science, conversational platforms, computer vision, AI chips, smart robots, and context-aware computing. Furthermore, the report highlights the impact of AI on the defense industry and discusses defense challenges, case studies, AI timelines, and value chains.

AI in Aerospace & Defense – Industry Analysis

The AI platform revenue was worth $28 billion in 2019 and is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 13% during 2019-2024. Total spending on AI technology is almost certainly higher, but it is difficult to estimate. This is because AI is an intrinsic part of many applications and functions, making it almost impossible to identify revenue explicitly generated by AI. Furthermore, the range of sub-sets and technologies that make up AI can be challenging to locate and track.

The AI in the aerospace & defense industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • AI Timeline

 AI Platform Revenue, 2019-2024

AI Platform Revenue, 2019-2024

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AI in Aerospace & Defense - Value Chain Analysis

GlobalData’s AI value chain consists of four segments: data inputs, big data management, AI technology, and AI use cases. It provides an overview of seven main AI technologies such as machine learning (ML), data science, conversational platforms, computer vision, AI chips, smart robots, and context-aware computing.

Context-aware computing: For Big Tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, context-aware computing is key to growing and maintaining their customer bases. By proactively involving themselves in people’s lives, whether by alerting them to relevant news stories or suggesting nearby restaurants they might like, they can make themselves indispensable.

AI Value Chain Analysis

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Leading AI Adopters in the Defense Industry

Some of the leading defense companies that are currently deploying AI are BAE Systems, Boeing, Elbit Systems, Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI), L3Harris Technologies, Leidos, and Lockheed Martin.

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Leading AI Vendors

Some of the leading vendors associated with the AI theme are Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Cambricon, and Facebook.

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Specialist AI Vendors in the Defense Industry

Some of the specialist AI vendors in the defense industry are Adarga, Atlas Elektronik, Cylance, FLIR Systems, Palantir, and Percepto.

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Defense Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecards have three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen. The defense sector scorecard has two screens:

  • The thematic screen tells us who are the overall leaders in the 10 themes that matter most, based on our thematic engine.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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AI in Aerospace & Defense Market Overview

Report Pages 43
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2019) $28 billion
CAGR (2019-2024) >13%
Value Chains Data Inputs, Big Data Management, AI Technology, and AI Use Cases
Leading AI Adopters BAE Systems, Boeing, Elbit Systems, Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI), L3Harris Technologies, Leidos, and Lockheed Martin
Leading AI Vendors Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Cambricon, and Facebook
Specialist AI Vendors Adarga, Atlas Elektronik, Cylance, FLIR Systems, Palantir, and Percepto

Scope

  • Analysis of how different AI technologies can be used to help overcome current challenges facing the defense industry, along with the challenges posed by the integration of AI within the defense.
  • An assessment of the impact that AI is having, and will have, on the defense industry for both OEMs and militaries.
  • Case studies, analyzing sector-specific applications of AI within the defense, including information on the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), an organization responsible for harnessing the “transformative potential of AI technology for the benefit of America’s national security.”
  • Company profiles of the leading adopters and specialist vendors of AI in defense and their competitive position within the AI landscape.
  • GlobalData’s thematic sector scorecard ranks the activity of defense companies in AI and other vital themes disrupting their industry. This is informed by GlobalData’s comprehensive tracking of AI-related deals, job openings, patent ownership, company news, and financial and marketing statements.

Reasons to Buy

  • Prioritize investments in the various areas of AI, which will deliver the best results for your business. We provide recommendations on which areas of the value chain you should focus on and highlight the parts you can confidently ignore.
  • Benchmark your company against 79 other companies in the defense industry in terms of how prepared each business is for AI adoption. An independent view of how companies rank against competitors predicts the success of defense companies in the next 2-5 years.
  • Efficiently source specialist AI vendors in defense and potential partners by accessing the information on over 20 companies including SparkCognition, Palantir, and Cylance.
  • Formulate marketing messages that resonate with buyers in the defense industry by identifying the key challenges that the industry faces and understanding how AI is impacting the industry.

Key Players

BAE Systems
Boeing
Elbit Systems
Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI)
L3Harris Technologies
Leidos
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Raytheon Technologies. Alibaba
Alphabet
Amazon
Apple
Baidu
Cambricon
Facebook
IBM
Intel
Microsoft
Nvidia
Tencent. Adarga
Atlas Elektronik
Cylance
FLIR Systems
Palantir
Percepto
Rebellion Defense
Shield AI
SparkCognition
Veloxiti.

Table of Contents

Executive summary

AI value chain

Machine learning

Data science

Conversational platforms

Computer vision

AI chips

Smart robots

Context-aware computing

Defense challenges

The impact of AI on defense

Case studies

Market size and growth forecasts

Mergers and acquisitions

AI timeline

Companies

Leading AI adopters in defense

Leading AI vendors

Specialist AI vendors in defense

Sector scorecard

Defense sector scorecard

Glossary

Further reading

Our thematic research methodology

About GlobalData

Contact Us

List of Tables

Challenges to defense companies

M&A

Leading AI adopters in defense

Leading AI vendors in defense

Specialist AI vendors in defense

Glossary

Further Reading

List of Figures

Key players in AI value chain

AI value chain

Big tech is dominating ML

ML: leaders and disruptors

Data science: leaders and disruptors

A timeline of the leading virtual assistants

The enterprise landscape looks different from the consumer one

Conversational platforms: leaders and disruptors

Computer vision: leaders and disruptors

Context-aware computing: leaders and disruptors

There are several types of AI chips

AI chips: leaders and disruptors

smart-robots: leaders and disruptors

Trend analysis of leading AI influencers in the defense industry

Thematic impact assessment

Global AI platform revenue will reach $52bn by 2024, up from $28bn in 2019

The total number AI patents in defense has risen from 6,457 in 2015 to 37,283 in 2020

The AI story, Defense sector scorecard

Thematic Screen

Valuation Screen

Frequently Asked Questions

The AI platform revenue was worth $28 billion in 2019.

The AI platform market is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 13% during 2019-2024.

GlobalData’s AI value chain consists of four segments: data inputs, big data management, AI technology, and AI use cases.

Some of the leading AI adopters in the defense industry are BAE Systems, Boeing, Elbit Systems, Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI), L3Harris Technologies, Leidos, and Lockheed Martin.

Some of the leading vendors associated with the AI theme are Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Cambricon, and Facebook.

Some of the specialist AI vendors in the defense industry are Adarga, Atlas Elektronik, Cylance, FLIR Systems, Palantir, and Percepto.

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