The global anti-drone market is estimated to account for US$ 1,189.1 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2022. Anti-drone systems are an increasingly needed tool in the global security landscape. As commercial drones become more prevalent and potentially dangerous, the need for effective counter-drone systems will increase. These systems will help authorities detect and disable rogue drones, or takeover unmanned aerial vehicles. Anti-drone technologies are of different types, however, none of them are a complete solution. Despite the numerous problems associated with drones, these devices are proving to be effective for law enforcement and military forces. Anti-drone systems use jammers to disrupt drone communications, preventing pilots from interacting with the device. Using jammers to disable drone communications can be very effective in protecting civilians and military.

Global Anti-Drone Market: Drivers

Increasing investment in laser-based anti-drone systems and growing use of drones for leisure and professional applications is expected to propel growth of the global anti-drone market during the forecast period. Laser systems can cause damage to the cameras in UAVs and are also capable of disabling these cameras temporarily. These systems can also make rogue drones land forcibly by altering its downward sensors. The need for eliminating rogue drones the moment they inhibit is increasing around the world, which is driving the demand for laser-based anti-drone systems. This in turn is likely to fuel the market growth.

Global Anti-Drone Market: Opportunities

Increasing development in ancillary functions as well as underlying technologies is creating a lucrative environment for growth opportunities in the global anti-drone market. The innovation in anti-drone and drone systems and technologies is increasing due to growing developments in ancillary functions. The anti-drone technologies and systems are gaining popularity in the global market, as the number of drone technologies are entering the market. Due to growing technological development in counter-drone systems, the market is likely to witness strong growth.

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Global Anti-Drone Market: Restraints

Increasing technological development along with high cost of research and development expenses are likely to hamper growth of the global anti-drone market during the forecast period. Moreover, stringent government regulations and increasing public safety as well as legal concerns are also anticipated to obstruct growth of the global anti-drone market over the forecast period.

Global Anti-Drone Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the global anti-drone market. The virus outbreak significantly affected major industrial operations all over the world. Manufacturing activities across the globe were disrupted due to lack of manpower and raw material supply. Furthermore, transportation and supply chains in the market were adversely impacted by the pandemic, as many countries imposed stringent lockdown regulations. However, the defense investment around the world continued to increase during this period. The focus on augmentation of military firepower as well as defensive capabilities increased during the pandemic, which positively impacted the market growth.

Key Takeaways:

The global anti-drone market was valued at US$ 914.21 Mn in 2021 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 8461.4 Mn by 2030 at a CAGR of 27.8% between 2022 and 2030.

Detection segment held dominant position in the global anti-drone market in 2021, accounting for 71% share in terms of value, increasing approval and launch of new products is expected to propel growth of the segment during the forecast period.

Global Anti-Drone Market Trends:

Key players in the market are focusing on launch of novel products, which is expected to propel growth of the global anti-drone market over the forecast period. In August 2019, DroneShield launched a novel drone detection product, RfZero, after extensive developments in response to user feedback. This system is an omnidirectional drone detection device with 1 kilometer of range and is a more cost-effective fixed sized alternative to higher-end product called RfOne of the company.

Increasing adoption of growth strategies such as partnerships among market players is a growing trend in the global anti-drone market. For instance, in May 2019, DeTect entered into partnership with Drone Defend Company, based in Los Angeles, which is to support and supply DroneWatcher under the partnership for the greater Las Vegas and Los Angeles manufacturing locations.

Global Anti-Drone Market: Competitive Landscape   

Drone Defence, DeTect Inc., Zen Technologies Limited, DroneShield Ltd, METIS Aerospace Ltd, QinetiQ Group PLC, Thales Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation SRC Inc., Dedrone, SAAB AB, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, IAI Group, Citadel Defense, and Robin Radar Systems.

Global Anti-Drone Market: Recent Developments

In September 2021, Zen Technologies revealed that, the company had secured a US$ 20 million order from the Indian Air Force (IAF) for supply of C-UAS, (counter unmanned aircraft systems). The company is likely to carry out the order in time period of one year.

In October 2021, DroneShield Ltd. purchased several DroneSentry-X Systems, which can provide on-the-move Counter-UAS capabilities, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In October 2020, QinetiQ launched its novel Obsidian counter drone system designed specifically for detecting, identifying and tracking small or micro drones.


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