Defence Intelligence Market Size to Grow At 11.7% CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Defence Intelligence Market Size (2024 - 2030)

As per our research Report, the Defence Intelligence Market is forecasted to be growing at CAGR of 11.7% from 2024 to 2030.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Defence is the integration of advanced technologies with Defence devices to increase its efficiency and applications. In many developed countries, government deploys in their Defence sector. These investments are utilized in the research and development of new technologies, for evolution of new technologies and for developing advanced equipment that can be used during wars, training and other scenarios. AI integrated with Defence systems handles large volumes of data efficiently and such data is self-regulated and self-controlled owing to its enhanced computing and decision- making abilities. Therefore, altering Defence weapons, tools and equipment with the updated technologies is driving the AI in Defence market towards growth.

The evolution of autonomous military system enables the adoption of AI in the military market. The latest AI enabled system aids to intensify the efficiency of military system and strengthen their capabilities in the war field. Hence, the Defence forces of developed and leading countries have strengthened their investment to boost the deployment of AI on army platforms. There have been various major international conflicts in the recent years including Russia-Ukraine war, the Syrian Civil war, the Saudi Arabia and Yemen conflict, etc. Such conflicts make space to the procurement of advanced AI-enabled weapon systems and newer technologies into existing systems to make them more efficient.

UAVs or drones based on the can be utilized in the army for security missions. These UAVs are prepared with various sensors and cameras that enable them to gather real-time information about the terrain and detect leverage of potential threats for multiple applications, including warfare systems and Cyber security. Drones assist the military force to understand the situational awareness during Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. 

Furthermore, progress in AI, machine learning and their integration with UAVs enables the UAV manufacturers to advance their product portfolio. The makers of UAVs are entering into partnerships, joint ventures and contracts for the adoption and development of UAVs with AI technologies push the growth of the AI in Defence market.

A quantum computer focuses on the incidents such as “superposition” and “entanglement”. Through these conceptual advantages, a quantum computer can outperform any normal computer. The power of quantum computing can also be initiated in AI systems. This will supercharge the AI systems which are now dependent on the binary-based classical computing and add value their capabilities. For instance, AI can shrink through a huge data set and analyze it to give a better model which results in more accurate predictions.

This could be utilized to deal with the security and privacy of Defence. Having the ability to process large data, the information can be processed much quicker locally than cloud. For instance, data from all sensors in an autonomous AI-powered tank can be processed swiftly enabling quicker decision making. Quantum computing will play a pivotal role in Cybersecurity as this will enable the systems for faster identification of threats and take needful countermeasures. This makes the room for opportunities in military market.

The Global Defence sector observed slight impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global military expenditure reached roughly US$ 2 trillion in 2020. With exponentially growing military intelligence capabilities, it became imperative to apply AI and Analytics in the Global Defence sector to monitor various parameters of vehicle or personnel. Similarly, the high Defence spending by many military powerhouses of the world had led to huge investment into this sector of the Global Defence Agencies, leading to a relatively minimal result on the market in the pandemic.

The latest sensation in the Defence sector is superseding conventional Defence equipment with smart robots and intelligent machines. It is speculated that upcoming war systems will be dominated by unmanned systems and automatic weapons that offer enhanced operational efficiency and accuracy during warfare scenarios. Therefore, additional investment in research and development and rising adoption of next-generation technologies in Defence will drive market growth during the forecast period. The software sector in the AI and analytics market is anticipated to represent enormous growth in the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the increasing Defence spending and the development of advanced AI software and related software development kits. AI software installed in computer systems performs several complex operations. It collects data from hardware systems and processes in AI systems to result in an intelligent reaction. The AI software constitutes machine learning, virtual assistant and speech and voice recognition.


  • The Software segment is estimated to develop at the highest CAGR in the AI in military market during the projected period. The growth of the Software segment is due to the influence of AI software in strengthening the IT framework to prevent scenarios of security breach. As data privacy policies and regulatory compliances have become strict, the ask for Cybersecurity solutions using AI is predicted to grow in the near future. IBM is the leading service provider of software powering AI.

  • Based on Application, Cybersecurity segment is experienced as the most dominated segment in the recent years. The global cybercrime rate has accelerated due to the emergence of new tools and technologies. Corporations and governments are swiftly enabling AI-based technologies that can detect, prevent and respond to Cyber-attacks.  Among the list mentioned above, Information processing is predicted to be fastest growing segment in the future years. AI is applied to work on huge cache of data that provides valuable information. It aids in culling and aggregation of information which assists military personnel in analyzing patterns and derive correlations in data sets.

  • As per the previous years’ trend, North America holds the largest market share in 2023 and is expected to continue its domination during the forecast period. The rise is due to the highest Defence capital expenditure from the United States. Rise in the spending on research and development of advanced Defence equipment and increasing procurement of AI-enabled equipment for Defence operations from the United States Department of Defence drive the market's growth across the region.

  • In the fiscal year 2022, the United States Department of Defence (DoD) planned to deploy US$ 874 million in artificial intelligence (AI) related technologies to boost deterrence against potential adversaries like China. DoD also emphasizes on expanding efficiencies in command and control, computing, and logistics.

Global Defence Intelligence Market Segmentation:

By Offering:

  • Hardware

  • Processor

  • Memory

  • Network

  • Software

  • AI Solutions

  • Cloud

  • On-Premise

  • AI Platforms

  • Services

  • Deployment & Integration

  • Upgrades and Maintenance

  • Software Support

  • Others

By Application:

  • Warfare Platforms

  • Cybersecurity

  • Logistics & Transportation

  • Surveillance & Situational Awareness

  • Command & Control

  • Battlefield Healthcare

  • Simulation & Training

  • Threat/Target Tracking and Monitoring

  • Information Processing

  • Others

By Technology:

  • Machine Learning

  • Deep Learning

  • Supervised Learning

  • Unsupervised Learning

  • Reinforcement Learning

  • Generative Adversarial Learning

  • Others

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Context-Aware Computing

  • Computer Vision

  • Intelligent Virtual Agent

  • Others

By Region:

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Pacific

  • South America

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