Anti-drone or counter-drone systems are used to detect and neutralize unauthorized drones. They employ technologies such as radio-frequency detection, electro-optical/infrared sensors, and radar detection to identify and track rogue drones. Some systems use jamming techniques to disrupt drone communications or take control of drones. Physical interception is also used to safely disable drones. The global anti-drone market has wide applications in government & defense, commercial sectors, and critical infrastructure such as airports, energy plants, and prisons. Development of smart cities is also fueling the demand for reliable security and surveillance systems using anti-drone technology.
The global ANTI-DRONE Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1493.16 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 11.% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The growing trend of terrorism and increasing unlawful drone activities have heightened security concerns globally. This is a key driver propelling the adoption of advanced anti-drone systems across government agencies, defense forces, and critical facilities. Additionally, consistent decline in prices of drones along with technical advancements is making it easier for unlawful elements to gain access to such technologies. This has magnified the need to counter rogue drone threats, which is further augmenting the anti-drone market. Moreover, rapid urbanization and smart city projects have increased investments in public safety measures incorporating anti-drone solutions.
The anti-drone market is dominated by the detection sub segment which accounts for over 35% market share. This is because detection of unauthorized or hostile drones is the primary requirement for countering rogue drones and ensuring security. The detection segment is further divided into radar based, electro optical/infrared based, acoustic based and RF spectrum based detection systems. Among these, radar based detection holds the largest share as radars provide long range detection capabilities compared to other technologies.
Political: Stringent regulations around secure zones and no fly zones has increased demand for anti-drone systems from military and government agencies to secure critical infrastructure. Economic: Rising defense budgets and investments in border security globally is driving procurement of anti-drone technologies by nations. Social: Increasing instances of unauthorized drone flyovers at public places and incidents of drone terrorism has created awareness about surveillance of airspace with anti-drone solutions. Technological: Advancements in radar, electro-optical sensors, RF detection and drone defenses like interceptors, RF jammers and terminal defenses etc has improved effectiveness of anti-drone systems.
The global anti-drone market share is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period due to rising security threats and illicit activities involving small drones.
North America currently dominates the market due to strong investments in counter drone technologies by US department of defense and homeland security. Major cities in US are protected by counter drone radar systems at strategic facilities and landmarks.
Key players operating in the anti-drone market are IBM Corp. (TRIRIGA), Figbytes Inc., Schneider Electric, Gensuite LLC, SAP SE, Envizi, ICONICS, Inc., Ecova, Inc. Urjanet, Verisae, Inc., Thinkstep, UL EHS Sustainability, Enablon, Sphera, CA Technologies, and Accuvio. IBM and Figbytes are currently leading the market with their comprehensive counter drone solutions comprising detection, tracking and terminal defense of drones.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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