Anti-drone Market Outlook 2031:
The global anti-drone market size was valued at USD 1.20 Billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 10.3 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 26.6% during the forecast period 2023 - 2031. The growth of the market is attributed to the increased adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) resulting in security breach incidents at public places and critical government infrastructure. Detection and disruption of these drones have become important factor for security maintenance.
Anti-drone systems detect unwanted drones and UAVs. This systems are deployed to protect areas, such as critical infrastructure, airports, and large public spaces including battlefields, stadiums, and military installations. Anti-drone system works on technologies, such as radio frequency (RF) detection technology as drones operate using RF, jammers, audio detection system as drones generate specific sound, and other such technologies.
This system is typically designed based on individual requirements for a different sizes and range of the protection zone, the ability to deal with environmental circumstances, and the number of targets to detect.
The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has hampered the market. During pandemic, lockdown imposed by government bodies resulted in disruption of supply chain, customer personnel restrictions, and delayed purchase and delivery.
Additionally, social distancing norms and travel bans affected the global trade system of raw materials. The market is expected to recover by the end of 2021 as economies across the globe are spending on anti-drone system to strengthen their border security.
Anti-drone Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
- Rising use of drones in terrorism and illicit activities across the globe is one of the key factor driving the market growth.
- Increasing demand of anti-drone technology to counter the unauthorized flying objects used for spying is projected to drive the market expansion during the forecast period.
- Growing concern about use of RF in detection of drone as RF can interfere with safety of flight acts as a major challenge that can restrict the market growth in the coming years.
- Escalating cost of research & development of this technology can hamper the market growth during the projected timeline.
- Developing scalable and versatile anti-drone systems is projected to create significant growth opportunities for the market.
Scope of Anti-drone Market Report
The report on the global anti-drone market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report
Anti-drone Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
End-users (Government, Military & Defense, Commercial, and Other), Mitigation Types (Non-destructive System and Destructive Systems [Electronic Countermeasure, Laser System, and Missile Effector]), and Defense Types (Drone Detection Systems and Drone Detection & Disruption Systems)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Advanced Radar Technologies; Thales Group; Airbus Group SE; Dedrone GmbH; Droneshield Ltd., The Boeing Company Corp.; and Airbus Group SE
Anti-drone Market Segment Insights
Rise in terrorism increases the military & defense segment market share
On the basis of end-users, the market is divided into government, military & defense, commercial, and other. The military & defense segment is estimated to account for a significant market share during the forecast period attributed to the rise in terrorism and illegal activities.
Additionally, increase in government spending for anti-drone technology, presents a major factor driving the segment. However, the commercial segment is anticipated to grow at a high CAGR during the projected period attributed to use of anti-drone technology in commercial places like airport, live events, prisons, and critical infrastructure to maintain privacy and security.
Destructive System segment is estimated to expand at robust growth rate
Based on mitigation types, the global anti-drone market is bifurcated into, non-destructive system and destructive systems. The destructive systems segment is further fragmented into, electronic countermeasure, laser system, and missile effector.
The destructive system segment is estimated to expand at robust growth rate during the forecast period owing to increasing adoption of this system to completely destroy drone, so that no data can be transferred at receivers end. On the other hand, the non-destructive system segment is projected to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period attributed to the increasing focus of key players to develop capturing technology, such as usage of a specially designed net combo and parachute to capture drone with minimum or no collateral damage.
Neutralization of UAVs drive the drone detection & disruption systems segment
Based on defense types, the market is bifurcated into drone detection systems and drone detection & disruption systems. The drone detection & disruption systems segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period attributed to several purposes, such as detection, classification, and neutralization of UAVs.
However, the drone detection systems segment is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR in the coming years due to rising number of security breach incidents globally. Moreover, drone detection system use various techniques including electromagnetic emissions, radar reflectance, and induced magnetic field, which is driving the segment growth further.
North America is anticipated to constitute a key market share
In terms of region, the global anti-drone market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America is anticipated to constitute a key share of the market during the projected period owing to increased adoption of anti-drone technology by the defense sector resulting in increasing sales of product in the region.
However, the Asia Pacific market is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to the key players in the region are focusing on collaboration with government for development of anti-drone technology.
The global anti-drone market has been segmented on the basis of
- Military & Defense
- Non-destructive System
- Destructive Systems
- Electronic Countermeasure
- Laser System
- Missile Effector
- Drone Detection Systems
- Drone Detection & Disruption Systems
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Key players competing in the global anti-drone market are Advanced Radar Technologies; Thales Group; Airbus Group SE; Dedrone GmbH; Droneshield Ltd., The Boeing Company Corp.; and Airbus Group SE
Companies are focusing on investment in R&D for the development of safer and more counter-UAV technologies. Furthermore, companies are widely engaging in strategic partnership, merger & acquisition, new product launch, and collaborations to boost their market share and acquiring new buyers. For instance, in September 2021, Indian Air Force placed an order of Counter Unarmed Aircraft System (CUAS) worth USD 21.2 million. This is aimed to strengthen is boarder security. The developed CUAS will have a range of 5km with 360 degree coverage.