Anti-drone technology is used by military and governments across the globe to enhance security against aerial threats. These systems notify security operators of potential threats and enable them to identify and track drones in restricted airspaces. They provide situational awareness and are helpful in dealing with increasing safety and security breaches involving drones. The global anti-drone market comprises different types of systems such as detection systems that employ radar, radio-frequency, electro-optical/infrared, acoustic, and other technologies to identify drones. Interdiction systems are used for disrupting drone control signals, jamming communications, and bringing down rogue drones.
The global anti-drone Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1720.13 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 11% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
One of the key drivers propelling the growth of the anti-drone market is rising security breaches involving drones. Drones have emerged as a potential threat with increasing incidents of their misuse near airport areas, national borders, and vital infrastructure. There have been several drone sightings around the perimeters of high-security installations such as the White House in the U.S. and military bases. As drones become more accessible, instances of security violations and unlawful surveillance are also rising. This has compelled governments and military organizations across the globe to boost investments in developing robust counter-drone systems. Additionally, increasing R&D towards advancing sensor and interdiction technologies such as RF jammers, command overrides, interceptors etc. is also fueling the anti-drone market growth over the forecast period.
Strength: The anti-drone market offers advanced counter-drone technologies that can effectively detect and neutralize unauthorized drones. Technologies such as RF detection systems, radar systems and electromagnetic pulse weapons provide robust detection capabilities from long distances. Jamming systems are highly effective in disrupting drone communications and GPS signals. Companies in this market continuously invest in R&D to develop upgraded solutions with improved detection range and neutralization success rates.
Weakness: Implementation of counter-drone systems require significant capital investments which may not be affordable for certain organizations and small businesses. Furthermore, regulatory policies regarding the use of jamming and destructive technologies vary widely globally, restricting exports and operational permissions in some countries. Continual evolution in drone technologies may also pose challenges to the effectiveness of existing counter-drone solutions over time.
Opportunity: Rapid proliferation of unauthorized drone usage across various industries has increased security and safety concerns. This is driving increased spending on counter-drone systems by critical infrastructure facilities, military installations, airports, prisons and event venues. Expanding application in border surveillance and law enforcement presents new opportunities. Additionally, emerging uses of drones for commercial deliveries will fuel counter-drone adoption to manage airspace security.
Threats: Illegal acquisition and misuse of counter-drone technologies may threaten privacy and facilitate unauthorized surveillance. over-reliance on any single countermeasure can be compromized with advancements in adversary drones. Development of smaller, harder to detect drones also challenges existing detection capabilities. Privacy concerns regarding stray detection of non-target aircrafts and objects pose compliance issues.
The Global ANTI-DRONE Market Size is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period 2024-2031 reaching a market size of US$ 1720.13 Bn.
Regional analysis: North America currently dominates the global market with over 30% share owing to stringent regulations and heavy investments in counter-drone systems across critical applications in the US and Canada. Asia Pacific is expected to witness fastest growth over the coming years, driven by increasing spending on emerging economies such as China, Japan and India to secure major public venues and critical infrastructure from rogue drone threats.
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. The market leaders are focusing on new product innovations, partnerships and mergers & acquisitions to strengthen their market presence. For instance, IBM recently launched new AI-powered counter-drone solutions with advanced drone detection and tracking abilities.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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