Robotics in Defense – Thematic Intelligence

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Robotics in Defense Market Overview

Increasing demand for automation across all sectors, combined with developments in artificial intelligence (AI) will drive robust growth in the robotics market. The defense sector has the second highest exposure to the robotics theme as robotics has great disruptive potential for defense. This technology offers a way to protect troops in the field and increase manufacturing efficiency on the factory floor. As a result, technologies such as robotics will be key to ensuring that militaries are well-prepared for a new age of geopolitical instability.

The Robotics in Defense thematic intelligence report assesses how robotics, combined with other emerging technologies, can be used across the defense value chain. It provides an overview of the current landscape, as well as key players, while also highlighting opportunities for the use of robotics in the future. The report provides an industry-specific analysis based on GlobalData databases and surveys.

Report Pages 63
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2020) $45.3 billion
CAGR (2020-2030) >28%
Value Chains Robot Manufacturing, Hardware Components, Software Components, and Robotics as A Service
Leading Robotics Adopters French Navy, French Air and Space Force, and Russian Armed Forces
Leading Robotics Vendors Cognex, Cyberdyne, and Estun Automation
Specialist Robotics Vendors Aselsan, Elbit Systems, and Leidos
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Robotics in Defense – Industry Analysis

The robotics industry was worth $45.3 billion in 2020. The market is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 28% between 2020 and 2030. The robotics industry can be split into two main areas, that are industrial robots and service robots. Each segment can be further subdivided into categories, with service robots having several components. Exoskeletons, industrial robots, and consumer robots will be the fastest-growing robotics segments between 2020 and 2030.

The Robotics in defense industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline

Service and Industrial Robot Revenue 2020-2030

Service and Industrial Robot Revenue 2020-2030

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Robotics in Defense - Value Chain Analysis

The robotics value chain consists of four segments: robot manufacturing, hardware components, software components, and robotics as a service.

Robot manufacturing: Industrial robots are typically housed in safety cages as they lack sensory intelligence, making them too dangerous to be placed near workers for fear of injury. China is the key growth driver for the industrial robot sector due to the accelerating automation in the Chinese manufacturing sector and the retooling of its automotive factories. Growth in the market is also driven by increasing demand for automation in industries other than automotive.

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Robotics Adopters in Defense

Some of the leading militaries and organizations currently deploying different forms of robotic technology:

  • French Navy
  • French Air and Space Force
  • Russian Armed Forces

Leading Robotics Vendors

Some of the leading vendors in the robotics theme:

  • Cognex
  • Cyberdyne
  • Estun Automation

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Specialist Robotics Vendors in Defense

Some of the leading specialist robotics vendors in the defense sector:

  • Aselsan
  • Elbit Systems
  • Leidos

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Defense Sector Scorecard

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

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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This report provides:

  • Technology briefing that spans the entirety of the robotics value chain
  • Key defense challenges faced by forces and defense sector suppliers
  • The investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole robotics value chain
  • Highlights of robotic applications that are currently being undertaken by various military organizations and defense companies

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the robotics theme
  • Understanding how spending on robotics will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized

3D Systems
American Robotics
Armach Robots
Autel Robotics
Baker Hughes
Bear Robotics
Bell Textron
Done Works
Exo Robotix
Elbit Systems
Esko Bionics
Estun Automation
Focal Meditech
Franka Emika
General Atomics
Ghost Robotics
Hahn Group
Harmonic Drive
Honda Robotics
Hyndai Motor
Intuitive Surgical
Israel Military Industries
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin
Mainblades Inspections
Mitsibushi Motors
Northrop Grumman
Parker Hannifin
Preferred Networks
Rabbit Tractors
Raytheon Technologies
ReWalk Robotics
Rockwell Automation
Samsung Electronics
Siasun Robot & Automation
Sigma Robotics
TE Connectivity
Thales Group
Titan Robotics
U Btech
Volatus Aerospace
Zimmer Biomet
Zora Robotics

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Robotics Value Chain

• Robot manufacturing

• Hardware components

• Software components

• Robotics as a service

Defense Challenges

Case Studies

Data Analysis

• Market size and growth forecasts

• Mergers and acquisitions

• Patent trends

• Company filings trends

• Hiring trends

• Robotics timeline

Militaries and organizations

• Leading robotics adopters in defense

• Leading robotics vendors

• Specialist robotics vendors in defense

Sector Scorecard

• Defense sector scorecard


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