The global anti drone market was valued at USD 393.4 million in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 26.9% during the forecast period. Anti-drone is developed for neutralization and disruption of unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aircraft systems in remote or urban areas engaged in hostile airborne surveillance, terrorist attacks, and other malicious activities. Anti-drones systems remotely detect, track, and classify UAVs prior to disrupting their operation. Anti-drone systems offer protection of areas such as private houses, government buildings, border security, airports, military facilities, commercial locations, and critical infrastructure among others. Anti-drone solutions include UAV detection equipment such as acoustic sensors, drone detection radars, RF spectrum analysers, and video surveillance systems; drone neutralization equipment such as jammers, counter-drone lasers, drone capture nets, and interception systems; and other security solutions such as long range acoustic devices, video acquisition and distribution systems, security-related software, and others.
The increasing security breaches by unidentified drones primarily drive the growth of this market. The rising incidences of terrorist activities coupled with increased need to provide security to citizens also supports market growth. Increasing government Initiatives for protection against cross border disputes and civil wars accelerates the adoption of anti drone systems. Additionally, increasing cases of smuggling and trafficking with the help of drones, further encourages the use of anti-drones. Other factors driving the growth of this market include technological advancement, and increasing investment in R&D. However, high initial cost limits the growth of the market.
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The global anti-drone market is segmented on the basis of application, technology, end-user and region. Based on type of application, the market is segmented into detection, and detection & disruption. The technology segment is categorized into kinetic systems, electronic systems, laser systems, and others. On the basis of end-users, the market is segmented into defense and military, government, commercial, and others. This report comprises a detailed geographic distribution of the market across North America, Europe, APAC and South America, and MEA. North America is further segmented into U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Europe is divided into Germany, UK, Italy, France, and Rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific is bifurcated into China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. North America accounted for the largest share in the global anti-drone market in 2017.
The companies are constantly launching new products to enhance their offerings in the market. In January 2016, Airbus introduced its anti-drone system. This system combines sensor data available from different sources with signal analysis, data fusion, and jamming technologies. The anti-drone system identifies and assesses drones at a range between 3.1 to 6.2 miles through infrared cameras, operational radars, and direction finders. On the basis of real-time analysis of control signals, and presence of an extensive threat library, a jammer breaks the link between the drone and the pilot, while tacking the position of the pilot. In October 2015, Anti UAV Defense System, a new anti-drone weapon system was developed by Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems Ltd. This system combines radar, camera, and jamming system into one system. The radar is responsible for identifying and tracking the drone. The electro-optical camera follows the drone, after which the jamming device attacks it. A radio frequency signal is sent via three antennas to the targeted drone, interrupting its connection with the controller. Other leading players in the market include Saab AB, Thales Group, Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Dedrone Inc, Droneshield Ltd., Northrop Grumman Corp., Theiss Uav Solutions, LLC, Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd., Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. among others.