Quantum Technologies in Defense – Thematic Research

"Quantum Technologies in Defense – Thematic Research", report provides an overiew of the quantum technology market, outlining advances in the technology and key programs.

Key investment includes the NQIA in the US, the EU has launched a quantum techology flagship program whilst China has developed a quantum satelite and a quantum communications network.

This report also examines commercial quantum programs, in particular defense companies which are making inroads to the defense market.


Key Themes in quantum development are established, both in terms of defense trends, technology trends and macroeconomic trends.

In particular this report identifies market trends over the next 24 months, outlining which sectors are likley to benefit from increased spending on quantum technology.

This report is part of our ecosystem of thematic investment research reports, supported by our "thematic engine".

Key Highlights

The use cases page identifies key players in the market as well as key programs being conducted by the US, China and the EU amoung others.

The report also identifies market opportunities, outlining which direction the market is likley to take.

Reasons to buy

Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.

Gaining an understanding of the market surrounding the quantum theme.

Understanding how quantum spending will fit into the overall market and what spending areas are being prioritized.

Companies mentioned

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Airbus, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, BAE, CETC, CSIC, Q-Ctl, Cold Quanta, Bright Apps, Google, Alibaba, Amazon, Alphabet, IBM, Microsoft, 1QBit, D-Wave, Rigetti

Table of Contents


Technology briefing


Industry analysis

Value chain



Further reading

Our thematic research methodology

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List of Tables

Difference between classical computers and quantum computers

Five key types of qubit architecture

Defense trends

Technology trends

Macroeconomic trends

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Financing

Key capital raisings associated with quantum computing over the last five years


Defense companies

Public tech companies

Private tech companies


Further reading

List of Figures

Who are the leading players in each segment of our quantum computing tech stack?

Quantum computers handle information in a fundamentally different way to classical computers

Quantum volume is a more comprehensive metric than qubit count

Quantum computing patent filings took off in 2014

Quantum computing patents by assignee

Our quantum computing value chain

Quantum infrastructure

Quantum computing hardware platform

Quantum software

Quantum applications

Quantum services


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