Quantum Computing in Aerospace, Defense and Security - Thematic Intelligence

Quantum Computing in Aerospace, Defense and Security - Thematic Intelligence


As the market for quantum computing continues to expand globally, the technology’s commercial potential remains hampered by familiar roadblocks. The complexity of producing a functional quantum computer continues to stymie the development of practical applications in the defense sector and beyond. However, steady investment in this sector is unveiling new design philosophies which could accelerate the timetable for eventual deployments, while studies on the potential for quantum systems to enhance existing capabilities are also showing promise. Though it remains uncertain how soon these technological developments could revolutionize the utility of quantum computing, major players including China, France, Germany, the UK, and the US continue to provide significant funding as they all seek to gain a strategic advantage over the next several decades.
The immaturity of quantum computing technology continues to hamper the diversification of products and applications. Leading market analysts estimated the value of the global quantum computing market in 2022 at $10 billion, with some anticipating growth of up to $125 billion by 2030. However, any such predictions regarding the quantum computing market are educated guesses at best, given its nascence and the prospect of unanticipated technological breakthroughs. Sales of actual quantum computing devices remain limited due to the high costs and inherent complexity of both designing and operating one effectively. The main business currently lies in the growth of the cloud-based quantum service businesses offered by leading firms IBM, Google, Microsoft, Alibaba, Honeywell, IonQ, Rigetti, D-Wave, and Amazon.
  • The key defense challenges that forces and defense sector suppliers face are covered.
  • The investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole quantum computing value chain are covered.
  • Highlights from the range different quantum computing research and development programs currently being undertaken by various military organizations and defense companies.
  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the defense market.
  • Analysis of the defense related quantum computing projects currently under development, as well cross-industry research initiatives which could impact the future applications of this technology.
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 quantum computing theme.
  • Understanding how spending on quantum computing will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

Executive Summary
Technology Briefing
What are quantum computers?
What is the difference between classical computers and quantum computers?
What is the difference between universal quantum computers and annealers?
What is a qubit?
What is coherence?
What are the six key types of qubit architecture?
Are quantum computers superior to classical computers?
What is quantum volume?
Quantum in defense: High hopes & low expectations
QKD communications & encryption
Quantum computing and artificial intelligence - next-gen optimization
Quantum computing and C5ISR
Technology trends
Macroeconomic trends
Regulatory trends
Industry Analysis
Market size & growth forecasts
Country outlook
Mergers and acquisitions
Venture financing
Patent trends
Company filing trends
Hiring trends
Case studies
The European Union
Denmark, Finland, and Sweden
Taiwan (province of China)
The United Kingdom
The United States
Value Chain
Quantum infrastructure
Superconducting cables
Cryogenic refrigeration
Lasers, beams, and splitters
Quantum sensors
Quantum hardware platforms
Superconducting qubits
Trapped ion qubits
Spin qubits
Photonic qubits
Neutral atom qubits
Topological qubits
Quantum annealing: D-Wave’s quantum-not quantum computer
Quantum software
Quantum programming languages
Quantum algorithms
Resource management and simulation
Quantum applications
Combinatorial optimization
Differential equations
Linear algebra
Integer factorization
Quantum services
Quantum education
Quantum cloud
Professional services
Defense companies
Public tech companies
Private tech companies
Sector Scorecards
Aerospace, defense, and security sector scorecard
Who’s who
Thematic screen
Valuation screen
Risk screen
Further Reading
GlobalData reports
Our Thematic Research Methodology
About GlobalData
Contact Us
List of Tables
Table 1: Difference between classical computers and quantum computers
Table 2: Qubit architectures work and identifies the leading developers for each
Table 3: Technology trends
Table 4: Macroeconomic trends
Table 5: Regulatory trends
Table 6: Key M&A transactions associated with the global 5G market within the last year
Table 7: Defense companies
Table 8: Public tech companies
able 9: Private tech companies
Table 10: Glossary
Table 11: GlobalData reports
List of Figures
Figure 1: Who are the leading players in the quantum computing theme and where do they sit in the value chain?
Figure 2: Quantum computers handle information in a fundamentally different way from classical computers
Figure 3: Quantum volume is a more comprehensive metric than qubit count
Figure 4: Quantum warfare conceptualization
Figure 5: Some start-ups are experiencing high year-on-year revenue growth as the market develops
Figure 6: There is a large addressable market for quantum computing in cybersecurity
Figure 7: Numerous countries are developing national quantum strategies
Figure 8: Quantum computing venture finance deals, 2019–2023
Figure 9: Quantum computing patent publications trends in defense, 2015-2023
Figure 10: Quantum computing patent publication trends, 2004–2023
Figure 11: Quantum computing mentions in company filing trends, 2017–2023
Figure 12: Quantum computing hiring trends in aerospace & defense, 2021–2023
Figure 13: Quantum computing hiring trends, 2021-2023
Figure 14: The quantum computing in defense story
Figure 15: The quantum computing value chain
Figure 16: Quantum infrastructure
Figure 17: Quantum hardware platforms
Figure 18: Quantum software
Figure 19: Quantum applications
Figure 20: Quantum services
Figure 21: Who does what in the quantum computing in defense space?
Figure 22: Thematic screen
Figure 23: Valuation screen
Figure 24: Risk screen
Figure 25: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook
Cookie Settings