GVR Report cover Anti-drone Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Anti-drone Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component, By Type, By Range, By Technology, By Mitigation Type, By Defense Type, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-241-9
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global anti-drone market size was valued at USD 1,438.9 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.1% from 2023 to 2030. There has been a radical surge in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for commercial and leisure use worldwide. This has resulted in a dramatic rise in occurrences of public safety violations. The discovery and documentation of these drones has been a substantial factor in security management activities, thus speeding up the anti-drone market growth. The increasing prominence of unmanned aerial vehicles is expected to lead to increased government safety concerns. This in turn, is expected to fuel the growth of anti-drone market over the forecast period.

U.S. Anti-drone market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Increasing use of these unauthorized flying test devices has increased the threat to national security worldwide. These aircraft systems have a variety of sensors that can record video and audio regardless of time and place. To combat them, manufacturers are increasingly developing new UAV reduction technology for limiting drones in aviation. Prominent international government organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. favors marketing and expansion of advanced drone mapping and acquisition technology, as they provide accurate tracking and advanced detection and anti-chase and direction finding (DF) capabilities.

Manufacturers have significantly increased their production capacity to meet the rising demand for anti-drone systems, which is driving the market growth. Governments often use missiles and standby air force fighters as part of air defense. However, fighter jets and missiles appear to be less effective in the face of threats from small drones and UAVs. To address such threats, governments and companies worldwide are increasingly investing in the development and marketing of anti-UAV technology. Manufacturers are incorporating different types of techniques for drone detection into their anti-UAV systems to improve their overall performance.

Moreover, diverse systems depend on different approaches for flight system detection. Unique techniques of drone detection and diagnostic methods include Radio-frequency (RF) detection, Electro-optical (EO) detection, Infrared Radiation (IR), and Radar-based (RB) detection. RF Jamming disrupts the signals between drones and their base node, leading to blockage in communication. Therefore, rise in demand for RF jamming systems for blocking drone movements in unauthorized airspaces is expected to help grow the anti-drone market.

Furthermore, COVID-19 have adversely affected the growth rate of market. Considering the inputs from various industries that fall under the different categories of value chain, including OEM, end-users, and distributors, the growth rate of anti-drone market has been affected.  Additionally, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the commercial market witnessed impact on the demand rate for anti-UAV systems from regions in Europe and the Middle East and Africa. However, demand for drone systems and technologies is expected to increase post-COVID-19 era due to political tensions between nations such as ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Market Dynamics:

Rising Usage of Drones in Illicit Activities

Various recreational devices that operate on the ISM band (industrial scientific and radio band), including drones, are being increasingly used for nefarious activities and present several difficulties for the law and security enforcement authorities to mitigate these threats. Criminals are increasingly using smaller recreational drones for illegal activities and to disrupt and counter-surveil the activities carried out by law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, In May 2018, a group of drones assailed the FBI to surveil the agents and send the footage back to the other gang members. Similarly, on November, 2022, in Kalash Havelian, Tarn Taran, India, a drone flying across the border from Pakistan was shot down by border forces carrying a payload of 6 kg of heroin.

Component Type Insights

The hardware segment accounted for the largest market share of around 69% in 2022. The segment dominance can be attributed to the growing demand for hardware such as radars, acoustic sensors, jammers, RF detectors, among others. Moreover, due to rising drone conflict threat, governments are expected to invest significantly in anti-UAV hardware to boost their defense operations. For instance, in March 2023, Israel’s Defense Ministry exported anti-drone systems to Ukraine to help in their ongoing conflict with Russia.

The software segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. Due to rapid technological development, manufacturers are using advanced software to ensure drone threats are mitigated. Additionally, the trend of artificial intelligence and machine learning in software development is expected to increase the demand for anti-drone software solutions.   

Type Insights

The ground based segment recorded the highest market share of around 58% in 2022. The segment’s dominance can be credited to the growing rapid response for drone threats at ground level such as army bases, secure locations, among others. Moreover, countries with sensitive national borders install ground based anti-UAV systems to ensure safe borders. For instance, Indian Army has installed ground based anti-drone jammers in the border states of Jammu and Punjab.

The UAV based segment is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR of around 31% over the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. The segment is expected to grow due to the rising prominence of rogue UAVs. Moreover, the demand for UAV based anti-drone type is expected to grow as modern UAVs can fly long distances and carry large payloads. This, in turn, is expected to drive the market growth.

Range Insights

The less than 5 km segment accounted for the largest market share of around 60% in 2022.  The anti-drone systems with a range of less than 5 km are ideally in demand to protect small and medium-sized facilities of private businesses and government sectors. It majorly includes solutions for neutralizations and UAV detection, among other threats. Moreover, the growing threat of illegal surveillance via drones is anticipated to drive the segment growth to negate the danger.

The more than 5km segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of over 29% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. The anti-drone system with a more than 5 km range are in demand at large-sized facilities, including national border security, military installations (battle zones, military airbases), and strategic installations (nuclear power plants, airports, water oil, and gas pipelines). Moreover, the increased use of long-range anti-UAV systems in military operations is expected to fuel the segment market growth. For instance, In June 2022, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Ltd. announced that it would supply A422 radars to support Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia.

Technology Insights

The radar technology segment accounted for the largest market share of more than 50% in 2022. The segment’s growth can be accredited to the higher adoption rate for radar technology across various end-use such as military & defense, commercial, government, and others. Anti-drone radar is one of the most cost-effective technology. Further to its affordability, companies over the years have focused on the advancement of radar technology for drone countermeasures. For instance, Blighter A800, a multi-mode radar is used to detect drones over water and land surface with its latest mono-pulse antenna technology.

The thermal image segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of over 32% during the forecast period. The demand for thermal image technology is expected to increase due to the threat of drone conflict during night time. Thermal image technology for drone detection is widely used at extremely sensitive sites such as international borders, oil facilities, and restricted airspace, among other. Moreover, modern drones can evade radar detection but can be spotted due to thermal imaging.  Thus, the segment is expected to grow positively over the forecast period.

Mitigation Type Insights

The destructive system segment accounted for the largest share of more than 90% 2022 and is expected to grow further during the forecast period. This growth is due to a large budget allotment to the laser system, a sub-segment in the destructive system. The destructive segment is further divided into electronic countermeasure, missile effector, and laser system. These systems destroy essential parts of the drone airframe through force, causing it to crash to the ground. In addition, some low-power lasers are intended to destroy Electro-optical (EO) sensors located in the target area, thus disrupting UAV operation.

The non-destructive segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 18% from 2023 to 2030 due to the rising adoption of detection systems for drone tracking. Rapid advancement in detection and ranging technology and rising illicit activities using drones have increased military and defense spending on drone countermeasures. The demand for compact counter-drone solutions will improve the market size over the forecast period. Counter-UAV systems that use electronic resistance measures often include powerful microwave and electromagnetic weapons designed to transmit strong magnetic signals. When aimed towards unauthorized UAVs, these robust signals block data transfer between the operator and the gadget, shuttering drone operations overall.

End-use Insights

The military and defense segment captured the largest revenue share of over 58% in 2022, and this segment is likely to dominate the anti-drone market over the forecast period as well. The sharp rise in illegal and terrorist activities worldwide, such as unlawful smuggling and border crossings, is expected to boost the adoption of anti-UAV programs among the international security forces. Increased costs in R&D by leading defense contractors, coupled with increased use of anti-UAV programs by various military forces to protect against the invaders, are expected to play a significant role in the growth of the military and defense segment.

Global Anti-drone Market share and size, 2022

The commercial segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 30% from 2023 to 2030. The growing demand for counter-UAV technology in various commercial areas, including airports, prisons, live events, and critical infrastructure, is expected to boost the adoption of anti-UAV programs in the aforementioned areas. Many busy airports worldwide are increasingly using a variety of air defense systems to protect their aircraft from dangerous collisions against unauthorized UAVs. Parts used in anti-UAV systems, such as laser, radar, and advanced electrical appliances, are expensive, and hence it is difficult for producers to reduce the overall cost of the system. Due to its high cost, these systems are difficult to use in certain commercial applications such as public and home spaces, which affects demand.

Defense Type Insights

The detection and disruption segment captured the largest revenue share of around 68% in 2022. This segment is likely to dominate the anti-drone market over the forecast period. The detection and disruption defence measure is used primarily to identify, classify, and detect UAV’s. The solution for countering a potential attack is by equipping monitoring equipment which not only distinguishes drones from other aerial objects like airplanes and birds but also can identify the type and model of the drone to alert security and deploy countermeasures.

The detection system segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of around 29% during the forecast period owing to the rise in drone detection system adoption among non-military end users. The rising incidences and reported suspicious activities using drones have created demand among various end-use verticals. Furthermore, leading counter-drone technology providers and system manufacturers provide a wide range of tracking, diagnostic equipment and professional detection solutions, to meet this growing demand. These tools include acoustic sensors, perimeter detection and monitoring radars, video and infrared systems, and RF spectrum analysers.

Regional Insights

The North America segment accounted for the largest revenue share of around 45% in 2022. This region is likely to dominate anti-drone market over the forecast period. The aviation and defense sector, particularly in the U.S., is seeing an increase in the adoption of drone technology. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. has been testing different UAS technologies at various airports over the past few years, hence furthering the growing demand for the anti-UAV solutions. In addition, the U.S. Army, along with other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), were using these programs in war-torn areas of Syria and Afghanistan, leading to an increase in product sales across the region.

Anti-drone Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

The Asia Pacific region is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 30% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. This growth can be attributed to an increase in funding from the government for the development of aviation and defense infrastructure in different countries, majorly China and India. Numerous institutions and companies across the region, including China National Nuclear Corporation, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and NovaSky, are forming partnerships to focus on R&D to counter UAS technology, which enhances regional market size. Asia pacific is also a region with major political conflicts; hence countries in the region constantly try to keep their security systems and forces up to date. For instance, China has a political dispute with India, and hence the nation has started to strengthen its forces and defense infrastructure. 

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The anti-drone market is going through rapid changes. There is a surge of new players in anti-drone market, thus increasing the market competition. There has also been an increase in local players in the market, providing different types of drone combat solutions. For instance, in August 2021, Meteksan Defense, a Turkish company, introduced an improvised version of its counter-drone system Kapan at IDEF 2021. The system introduced the latest version of Retinar FAR-AD radar for Drone Detection with a new design to detect vehicles. This system supports small/virtual aircraft (UAVs), highly efficient computer systems, and other algorithms backed by artificial intelligence. Such events are likely to benefit the industry and stakeholders during the forecast period.

Many companies are now focusing on developing counter-drone technology to be used in the global military, which can secure long-term contracts and help companies expand their market share in the coming years. With the growth in investment in new products and rising demand from commercial and defense sectors, the anti-drone market is making significant profits. This would result in new opportunities for current and new players in the future. Some of the prominent players in the global anti-drone market:

  • Advanced Radar Technologies S.A.

  • Airbus Group SE

  • Blighter Surveillance Systems

  • Dedrone

  • DeTect, Inc.

  • Droneshield LLC

  • Enterprise Control Systems

  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)

  • Liteye Systems, Inc.

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Orelia

  • Prime Consulting and technologies

  • Raytheon Company

  • Saab Ab

  • Selex Es Inc.

  • Thales Group

  • The Boeing Company

Recent Development

  • In July 2023, Dedrone launched Version 6.0 of its DedroneTracker.AI, with the version built upon suggestions from security professionals, military operators, and law enforcement officials. DedroneTracker.AI offers advanced AI/ML-enabled threat risk prioritization, sensor fusion, and autonomous threat interrogation and classification for drones

  • In June 2022, Blighter Surveillance Systems announced the supply of the company’s A422 radars in bulk quantities to help in the deployment of a Ukraine Counter-UAS capability for supporting the country’s forces in their conflict with Russia. The A422 is an air security military radar that can detect and report airborne and ground targets at up to 20 kilometers

  • In December 2022, during Texas Department of Public Safety Drone eXpo, DeTect demonstrated its DroneWatcher system. It is a UAV finder and drone detection & defense system that offers wide-area drone control, detecting more than 95% of commercially available prosumer and consumer drones

  • In July 2023, DroneShield announced that it had received a contract of USD 33 million from an agency in the US Government. The contract includes to provide equipment’s as well as services on a multi-year basis

  • In April 2023, Liteye Systems announced that it been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract, thus expanding the company’s government contract portfolio. Furthermore, it will enable Liteye to provide direct services to U.S. government agencies

  • In August 2021, SPX Corporation completed the acquisition of Enterprise Control Systems, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of tactical datalinks and RF countermeasures, such as counter-IED RF jammers and counter-drones

  • In October 2022, AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) Multi-Mission Radar of the US Army, developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin, integrated successfully with a command and control system, providing tracking data for launching a counter unmanned aerial system in Yuma, Arizona

  • In June 2022, Saab AB announced a purchase framework agreement with Robin Radar Systems, which would allow the former to access complete range of solutions in drone and bird detection radar systems of Robin Radar for international clients catering to the security and aviation sectors

Anti-drone Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 1,872.1 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 10,568.2 million

Growth rate

CAGR of  28.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

April 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Component, type, range, technology, mitigation type, defense type, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; UK; France; Italy; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Saudi Arabia; U.A.E.

Key companies profiled

Advanced Radar Technologies S.A.; Airbus Group SE; Blighter Surveillance Systems; Dedrone; DeTech Inc.; Droneshield LLC; Enterprise Control Systems; Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI); Liteye Systems, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Orelia; Prime Consulting and technologies; Raytheon Company; Saab Ab; Selex Es Inc.; Thales Group; The Boeing Company

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Global Anti-drone Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global anti-dronemarket report on the basis of component, type, range, technology, mitigation type, defense type, end-use, and region:

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hardware

      • Radars

      • Acoustic Sensors

      • Infrared and video surveillance systems

      • RF Detectors

      • Jammers

      • Others

    • Software

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Ground Based

    • Handheld

    • UAV Based

  • Range Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Less than 5 km

    • More than 5 km 

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Anti-Drone Radar

    • RF Scan

    • Thermal Image

    • Others

  • Mitigation Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Destructive System

      • Laser System

      • Missile Effector

      • Electronic Countermeasure

    • Non-destructive System

  • Defense Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Drone Detection & Disruption Systems

    • Drone Detection Systems

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Military & Defense

    • Commercial

    • Government

    • Others 

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • U.A.E.

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