Airborne Intelligence & Reconnaissance: Providing the right information at the right time

Amsterdam, NL - January 24, 2022 -

Military planners and operators face difficult decisions on how to best meet ISR requirements at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. The intelligence cycle in the AD&S domain has been shortened thanks to developments in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as processing, utilization, and diffusion (PED) capabilities over the last two decades. The increase in the number and capabilities of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors, platforms and processing capabilities has brought significant benefits to the military forces, but also difficulties in managing and processing the large volume of data.

The domain has shifted from old and rigid intelligence stovepipes, where each armed service had its own means of collection and analysis, with minimum interaction among them, to joint collection, processing with edge computing and analysis with AI, before dissemination to a wider range of stakeholders through cloud computing. The new technologies revolutionize the market, shorten the military intelligence cycle and increase the momentum of operations, which can overwhelm opponents.

Amsterdam based Market Forecast’s latest report “Airborne ISR Platforms & Payloads - Market and Technology Forecast to 2029” examines, analyzes, and predicts the evolution of airborne ISR technologies, markets, and outlays (expenditures) over the next eight years: 2021-2029.  It also examines key airborne ISR markets geographically, focusing on the top 95% such as the United States, Europe, and Asia.

The report discusses technology adoption patterns for new airborne ISR technologies in various military organizations across the world. The report throws light on how various countries are preparing themselves for the new norms in airborne surveillance and issues pertaining to large scale proliferation of drones that are used for ISR.

This study finds that airborne ISR market is expected to grow by 4.06% CAGR from 2021 - 2029 with a cumulative US$232.51 bn during this period.

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