Commercialization and increasing popularity of the drones in commercial and entertainment applications have led to the considerable increase in the privacy concerns among the population. These include the developed economies such as the U.S, owing to the drones that are equipped with high-quality cameras, which can invade individual’s private and confidential information relating to the property. This is expected to be the major factor fueling the demands for UAV jammers over the forecast period.
Increasing defense and security requirements in conjunction with the privacy concerns, owing to easy availability of the drones would provide inorganic growth to the UAV jammers market
These equipment and devices provide a range of specialized jammers, which are designed to disrupt the remote control of the unmanned aerial vehicles inclusive of the drones, quad copters, and other GPS controlled aerial vehicle. Unmanned aerial vehicles are expected to find substantial applications in streamlining shipping costs along with several other mission-critical applications such as visual monitoring and wind turbine inspection. Aerial vehicles can also be utilized to smuggle drugs, crash into buildings, breach security, drop bombs, shoot guns, and other illegal activities. The requirement to keep these activities in check and avoid such malpractices, UAV jammers are expected to find substantial demands specifically in the defense and law enforcement applications over the forecast period.
UAV Jammers Market Taxonomy
On the basis of jamming range, the global UAV Jammers market is segmented into:
- Short range (up to 100m)
- Medium range (>100m to 1000m)
- Long range (>1000m)
On the basis of components, the global UAV Jammers market is segmented into:
- Power supply
- Network jammers
- Others (batteries & antenna)
On the basis of applications, the global UAV Jammers market is segmented into:
- Defense & Research
- Civil (law enforcement & paramilitary)
- Commercial & domestic
The advent of innovative products and technologies to expand the jamming range and effectiveness is expected to boost the UAV jammers market.
Few of the products are gaining traction in UAV jammers market, which include the Drone Dome (by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems), Drone Shield (by Long Hill LLC), AUDS/Pathfinder (by a team of British anti-drone companies), Cyber-Rifle (by Army Cyber Institute), and SkyWall (by OpenWorks Engineering). According to the analysis of Coherent Market Insights, the growing requirements to ensure the safety of life and property will drive the UAV jammers market over twenty percent CAGR over the forecast period (2017-2025).
Growing commercial applications of drones will drive the short and mid-ranged jamming devices
Military & defense segments are expected to hold the prominent market share, however, expected benefits post its utilization in the commercial segment will provide substantial demands in the commercial and law enforcement agencies. In 2016, the UK law enforcement agencies expressed their consensus to utilize the unmanned aerial vehicle detection and jamming technologies at public events, which were at risk of terrorist attacks. Increasing participation of tech giants namely Airbus and Lockheed Martin are majorly investing in the sector to provide efficient jamming systems to curtail the risks of these systems. For instance, in 2016, Airbus introduced its next-generation anti-drone equipment featuring a high-tech solution for small flying robots, which was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Exposition.
Low cost of development, simplicity of the systems and the huge market potential over the coming years is expected to drive the competition over the coming years
Key players operating in the UAV jammers market include the Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd., Thales Group, Saab AB, Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co., Dedrone Inc., Security and Counterintelligence Group LLC, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Droneshield Ltd., and Theiss Uav Solutions, LLC. Competition in the industry has witnessed significant surge over the past year, owing to the advent of a number of start-ups, and increased merger & acquisition activity. For instance, in 2016, DroneShield, an anti-drone technology firm was acquired by Long Hill LLC, an Australian based venture-capital group.
In July 2019, DroneShield Ltd. A drone security technology provider company launched a new product known as DroneGun MKIII, which is a light weight drone jammer weight less than 2 kg and having a shorter effective range of 500m versus 1-2km for the DroneGun Tactical. This new product is also designed to disrupt multiple RF frequency bands simultaneously and also is featured with GNSS disruption capability.
In November 2018, ELTA Systems a subsidiary Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled their new and improved configuration Drone Guard system with which is now able to detects, identifies and disrupts the operation of unmanned aircraft system and small drones with newly added Communication Intelligence (COMINT) system and exclusive communication protocol analysis.
In April 2019, Dedrone an airspace security company announced the launch of their new DroneTracker 4 software which is detects, locates, and tracks simultaneous drone action approximately 1 km away from the site to protect against drone threats