Anti-Drone Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Anti-Drone Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Mitigation Type, By Defense Type, By End Use (Military & Defense, Commercial, Government), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2024

  • Published Date: May, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-241-9
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 163

Industry Insights

The global anti-drone market size was valued at USD 329.0 million in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 24.1% over the forecast period. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are witnessing increasing adoption across the world and representing a new threat to security systems. Detection and identification of these UAVs have become vital for maintenance of security.

us anti-drone market

Various advancements in battery technologies have led to the emergence of powerful drones with significantly larger payload capacities. These advancements in UAV technology are presumed to represent a new security threat for global population. They could be easily loaded with explosives and other destructive substances and flown into large gatherings of people, or could be used to smuggle contraband into prisons.

Drones are increasingly being used to spy on homes through backyards and windows. These devices consist of various sensors, which can record audio and video at any given point regardless of time and place. Some of the drones available in the market feature sophisticated functionalities to monitor Wi-Fi signals in devices and manipulate the same.

UAVs with integrated cameras have opened a whole new world of opportunities for professionals seeking a way to photograph aerial images. However, a considerable rise in drone adoption across various applications has led to a national threat and rising government concerns worldwide. New UAV mitigation technologies are being developed, restricting drones from flying in unauthorized airspace.

Mitigation Type Insights

The two major types of mitigation are destructive and non-destructive systems. Destructive systems accounted for the largest market share in 2016 and are expected to retain their dominance over the forecast period. The segment is further broken down into laser system, missile effector, and electronic counter measures.

Electronic counter measure is expected to emerge as the fastest growing sub-segment over the forecast period. These measures typically include high-power electromagnetic and microwave weapons, designed to transmit electromagnetic signals. The primary goal of using electronic countermeasures is to prevent successful reception and transmission of data, thereby ceasing overall drone operation.

Defense Type Insights

The two primary defense types are detection and disruption and detection. Detection and disruption is expected to emerge as the highest revenue generating segment over the forecast period. Such defense measures are primarily used for identification and detection of UAVs and to undergo neutralization steps to counter drones.

Detection systems involve several phenomenologies to detect and identify drones, including reflectance of UV/Visible/NIR/SWIR/MWIR/LWIR photons, reflectance of a particular photon, radar reflectance, acoustic emission, electromagnetic emission from onboard radios, Wi-Fi, altimeters, radar, or other communication links, and induced magnetic field. Such defense measures are primarily used for the classification of drones.

End-use Insights

The various end-use verticals in the anti-drone market include military and defense, commercial, government, and others. Military and defense is anticipated to account for the largest revenue share over the forecast period. Growth in this vertical can be attributed to sudden increase in illicit and terrorist activities and rising security breaches worldwide.

Global anti-drone market

The commercial segment accounted for close to 20.0% of the total market in 2016 and is expected to witness significant growth over the next few years. Increasing need for anti-drone systems at commercial locations, including prisons, airports, critical infrastructure, and live events, have driven the growth of this segment. Several busy airports and hubs across the world are seeking defense measures to protect their airliners and harbored aircraft from drones straying into commercial airspace and risking collisions.

Regional Insights

North America is likely to emerge as the largest regional segment over the forecast period. Rising adoption of drones in the aerospace and defense sector across U.S is expected to drive the regional market. As a part of a project by the French government, The Boeing Company, a U.S.-based aircraft major, and Thales Group, a French multinational company, have recently showcased the progress made in developing anti-drone technologies.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness considerable growth over the coming years owing to improving government spending in development of aerospace and defense infrastructure in countries such as China, India, and Japan. Moreover, most countries in Asia Pacific are developing economies and as a result, there is a steep increase in number of commercial places. This is likely to provide several opportunities for surveillance and security, thereby driving the market.

Anti-drone Market Share Insights

The market is fragmented in nature with no single player accounting for a dominant share. Key players in the global market include Airbus Group SE, Dedrone GmbH, The Boeing Company, Thales Group, Advanced Radar Technologies, Blighter Surveillance Systems, and Droneshield. Manufacturers are focusing their efforts on development of safer drone defense technologies, such as usage of a specially designed net and parachute combo to capture and float drones down.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 to 2024

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2016 to 2024

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Country scope

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

Report coverage

Revenue forecasts, 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, and country levels and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2024. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global anti-drone market report 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

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Latin America

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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