Anti-Drone Market Report

Anti-Drone Market Analysis By Mitigation Type (Destructive, Non-Destructive), By Defense Type (Detection & Disruption, Detection), By End-Use (Military & Defense, Commercial, Government), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2024

  • Published Date: Dec, 2016
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-241-9
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2013-2015
  • Number of Pages: 163

Industry Insights

The global anti-drone market was valued at USD 299.0 million in 2015 and is anticipated to witness significant growth in the near future. The growth in this market is primarily driven by growing security breach incidences by unauthorized drones and sudden increase in terrorism and illicit activities worldwide.

U.S. anti-drone market, by destructive mitigation type, 2014-2024 (USD Million)

U.S. anti-drone market

Presently, drones (UAVs) are becoming easily accessible to buyers and represent a new risk to the security systems deployed across the world. UAV detection and disruption has become a critical factor for the safeguarding and maintenance of security. There have been various documented instances of people using drones for wrong and illegal purposes. In addition to nefarious activities, drones are also increasingly used for undercover activities, such as spying and smuggling.

Consumer and nano-drones are increasingly becoming more complex, which in turn represents a diverse new threat that is required to be optimally addressed by physical security systems of the future. In addition, protection from infringement of UAVs is presumed to be a vital factor boosting the industry growth over the forecast period.

Mitigation Type Insights

The two primary mitigation types analyzed in the report include destructive and non-destructive systems. Destructive systems are further segmented into laser system, missile effector, and electronic countermeasures. While non-destructive systems are sub-optimal solutions to counter warfare drones, they are better suited for the urban environment.

Destructive mitigation type accounted for the largest industry share in 2015 and are anticipated to retain their dominance over the forecast period. Pulsed, medium-power lasers have enough energy per pulse to damage or destroy the first optical surface of the platform, rendering the optical system inoperable. Various new technologies, such as fiber lasers, are being developed to obtain higher attenuation due to their flexibility and compactness.

Defense Type Insights

Detection & disruption held the largest revenue share of over 65% in 2015 and primarily involves identification, detection, and neutralization steps to counter the drone. These systems help to identify the UAVs by analyzing the data obtained in the detection phase. The drones thus identified are considered threats if they have the potential to perform unwanted, malicious, or dangerous acts. This includes unauthorized devices crossing into a sensitive area.

Detection systems are used to collect phenomenological information obtained by a sensor. These systems do not necessarily denote classification. The primary goal of the detection system is to separate the real targets from highly cluttered, noisy background data. The key detection methods used include passive visible imaging, passive thermal imaging, active time of flight systems, acoustic-based sensors, RF emission, and radar-based systems.

End-Use Insights

Commercial segment is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The segment was valued at over USD 55 million in 2015. Drones’ adoption in the commercial sector has significantly increased which has posed a severe threat to the violation of privacy and the public safety. Moreover, there is an ever-increasing need for anti-drone systems at critical infrastructure, events, prisons, and airports that have driven the commercial segment to grow at a faster rate.

Germany anti-drone market, by end-use, 2015 (USD Million)

Germany anti-drone market

Military & defense accounted for the largest market share in 2015. The adoption of UAVs for smuggling and border trespassing has been increasing over the last few years, thereby subsequently resulting in growing concerns regarding border security management. The upsurge in illicit activities and research and development activities by the defense prime contractors have resulted in the higher revenue of the military & defense segment.

Regional Insights

The North America anti-drone market is expected to grow at a considerable rate over the next eight years. The growth in this region can be attributed to rising adoption of drones in aerospace and defense. Asia Pacific is presumed to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period, which can be attributed to growing government expenditure in the development of defense and aerospace infrastructure in countries, such as India, Japan, and China.

Most of the countries within the geographical scope of Asia Pacific, with the exception of Japan and Australia, are emerging economies and have witnessed a steep increase in the number of commercial places, such as recreational venues, private properties, and critical infrastructure. The need to ensure public security at such commercial venues is expected to propel the growth of the regional industry.

Competitive Insights

The key industry players include The Boeing Company, Airbus Group SE, Thales Group, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Dedrone GmbH, Droneshield, and Advanced Radar Technologies. The increase in the adoption of consumer drones has ushered in growing concerns about aerial attacks and threats, thereby opening up a massive new market opportunity for anti-UAV manufacturers.

The industry is witnessing increasing funding from various sectors, such as government and homeland security, for the efficient development of sophisticated counter-UAV measures. Companies across the globe are increasingly developing counter-UAV systems targeted for the non-defense customers, including multiple sectors of critical infrastructure, such as stadiums, oil & gas institutions, prisons, and data centers.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2024

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2024

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, China & Japan

Report coverage

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

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2024. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global anti-drone market on the basis of mitigation type, defense type, end-use and region:

  • Mitigation Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014-2024)

    • Destructive

    • Laser System

    • Missile Effector

    • Electronic Countermeasures

    • Non-Destructive

  • Defense Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014-2024)

    • Detection & Disruption

    • Detection

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014-2024)

    • Military & Defense

    • Commercial

    • Government

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014-2024)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Latin America

    • MEA

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