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Paris Air Show: Weaponised UAV expansion set to drive growth in the market

18th June 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by ​Matt Smith in London


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The market for military unmanned systems will reach more than $14.5 billion annually by the end of the next decade, according to a new analysis from Shephard Media. 

Shephard’s Military Unmanned Systems Forecast 2019-2029 shows that spending on new unmanned air, land and maritime vehicles will rise from US$8.1 billion in 2019 to U$14.4 billion by 2029.

This growth is being driven primarily by an expansion in global unmanned aircraft fleets, particularly for weaponised medium-altitude systems. 

At the very high end, while there is significant investment in research and development for aircraft capable of being a manned

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​Matt Smith


​Matt Smith

Matt Smith is Director of Analysis at Shephard Media. He has over 15 years experience …

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