The military robots market is projected to witness a lucrative growth rate in the forthcoming years due to increasing investment by the U.S. government in unmanned systems, increasing need of replacing human troops with military robots to lessen the number of casualties in warzone, and providing high resolution photos as well as videos with 3-D maps and interactive 3-D models.
Robots, particularly military robots, can be designed to execute unsafe, recurrent or murky tasks with continuous precision as well as regular accuracy. Hence, it is no exception that numerous other industries are also starting to adopt robots for various other applications. This can mainly be attributed to their usefulness.
The military robots market is segmented in terms of mode of operation, platform, application and regional landscape. Based on mode of operation, the market is divided into human-operated and automated. Automated segment is expected to grow at a high rate between 2021-2027 owing to the increasing need of replacing human troops with military robots to reduce the number of casualties in warzone.
Military robots are known to be lifesaving, since they can perform duties which are quite similar to that of human being without any danger to humans. These are also easily disposable at a cost. Military robots can withstand damage done by bombs or other kinds of weaponry that might destroy the human body.
These robots differ in their applications, features, and uses. These come in various models and have a lot of new features like the amount of payload it can house, the distance it can cover, as well as number of axes their jointed arm comprises. At present, military robots aid to carry out an investigation and perform patrol tasks. Military robots further make it quite easy for soldiers to firmly spy places or break open targets of enemies.
With respect to platform, the military robots market is classified into land-based, naval, and aerial. Among these, aerial platform segment is expected to grow steadily through 2027 owing to the increasing need for navigating the hard-to-access areas as well as to provide high resolution photos and videos with 3-D maps and interactive 3-D models.
In terms of application, the overall military robots market is bifurcated into combat support, transportation, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), EOD (Explosive ordnance disposal), search & rescue, and others. Among these, combat support segment is anticipated to dominate the overall market by 2027 due to increasing need of providing battlefield intelligence and target locking. Robots help to lessen the casualties by eliminating human warfighters from risky missions, acting as a force multiplier, thus a smaller number of warfighters are required for a particular mission.
From a regional frame of reference, military robots market in North America will witness high market growth over the same forecast period owing to the increasing investment by the U.S. government in unmanned systems.