Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Market Size $12.24 Billion By 2032, CAGR: 13.8%

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Market Size Worth $ 12.24 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 13.8%

The global manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) market size is expected to reach USD 12.24 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Interoperability (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 & Level 5); By Platform; By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The landscape of military aviation is swiftly changing as unmanned aircraft become increasingly integrated into combat operations. Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T), also known as CCA (Collaborative Combat Aircraft) drones or Loyal Wingmen, is becoming a crucial advancement with immense potential for global air forces. This approach offers an innovative means to bolster capabilities, ensure mission success, and minimize human risk and operational expenditures.

The idea behind collaborative combat aircraft involves incorporating autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into manned aircraft operations. Numerous air forces globally intend to utilize these autonomous CCAs alongside their upcoming fighter aircraft to support and enhance their capabilities. These CCA wingmen are expected to undertake a variety of missions, such as target strikes, intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare.

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The strategic development of a fleet of Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) demands meticulous planning and design considerations. These CCAs, designed to rely less on aircrews, are anticipated to offer heightened cost-effectiveness compared to conventional manned aircraft. Termed "attritable UAS," they are engineered to be reusable yet sufficiently affordable to be potentially sacrificed if required during combat missions. Some CCAs may even be designated entirely expendable, enabling deployment on high-risk missions with uncertain return outcomes.

Additionally, technological innovations and the establishment of an organizational framework within the Air Force are imperative for the operation and maintenance of these advanced aircraft. This entails the creation of specialized units and the training of airmen to proficiently collaborate with unmanned wingmen, constituting pivotal components of this transformative initiative. Through comprehensive training programs, airmen will acquire the requisite skills to seamlessly integrate manned and unmanned assets, fostering operational synergy on the battlefield.

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Market Report Highlights

  • The air-domain segment dominated the market in 2023, driven by the frequently utilized for reconnaissance, surveillance and strike missions, making them integral components of modern military operations.
  • The maritime surveillance segment led the market in 2023 and is expected to maintain its dominance due to the strengths of both manned and unmanned platforms to improve situational awareness, responsiveness, and operational efficiency.
  • Europe holds a significant revenue share in the global Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) market, driven by the European aerospace industry, which has been at the forefront of exploring and developing manned-unmanned teaming (MUMT) technology.
  • The global key market players include Airbus, Leidos company, BAE Systems, Leonardo Helicopters, Lockheed Martin, Grey Dynamics, Swarming Technologies and Solutions, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, L3 Technologies, and Qinetiq.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) market report based on interoperability, platform, application and region:

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T), Interoperability Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Level 5

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T), Platform Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Air-domain
  • Maritime- domain
  • Land-domain
  • Others

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T), Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Maritime Surveillance
  • Search and Rescue
  • Boarder protection
  • Others

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T), Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Afric

Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 4.35 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 12.24 billion


13.8% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Interoperability, By Platform, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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