There is a growing consensus around the world that land-based forces will need to rely more heavily on autonomous combat vehicles, and industry is ready to help. Israeli companies are seeking to profit from the increased demand, which has been bolstered by substantial interest from the Israeli Defense Force. Firms are moving swiftly to invest in R&D in this new industry, while the IDF is acquiring a range of new systems, most of which are secret owing to the payloads they carry. While the companies may not be allowed to advertise exactly what they’re putting on their systems, executives believe that witnessing the IDF’s technologies in action will pique international interest. According to industry sources, the potential market for ground vehicles might rival the existing massive unmanned aerial vehicle business.