Global Anti Drone Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type Of Detection (Tracking And Disruption System, Detection Systems), By Application (Commercial Places, Defence, Public Sector), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Sep 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061610676
  • Pages : 129

The global anti-drone market was valued at US$595.559 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.81% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$3,318.020 million by 2026. 

The demand for anti-drone systems is mainly driven by the growing popularity of drones across a wide range of industries. Increasing security breaches due to unidentified drones and the use of drones by terrorist groups are driving demand for counter-drone technologies. In addition to defense sector purchasing, homeland security and law enforcement agencies are also procuring counter-drone systems to protect critical infrastructure from unidentified drones.

As unlawful activities involving drones increase, the market for anti-drones is expected to grow at a remarkable pace. In addition, the increased research & development on defense systems is expected to foster the global anti-drone market.

To maintain security and peace, governments of developed nations continue to develop new systems. For instance, in July 2021, advanced laser-powered cannon tests have been conducted by the French military. Developed by laser and optics technology firm Cilas, HELMA-P (High-Energy Laser for Multiple Applications - Power) is capable of neutralizing targets in flight up to one kilometer away in mere seconds. Major events such as the Paris Olympic Games in 2024 will be secured by the cannon.

Growing concerns about the potential security threats posed by unauthorized aircraft systems are propelling the growth of the industry. As the number of security violations by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has increased, along with terrorism and illegal activities, the market has largely been driven by these factors. Around the world, countries are increasing their defense and military spending. In the latest Military Balance report, the global defense budget for 2020 stands at 1.83 trillion dollars, an increase of 3.9% in real terms. IISS (International Institute of Strategic Studies) published the annual publication in London. Additionally, the Japanese government has approved a "record" defense budget of 5.34 trillion yen ($51.7 billion) for 2021. (Source:

Growth Trends:

  • Security breaches by unidentified drones on the rise:

Drones have posed an increasing threat of security breaches at critical infrastructure and public places due to their increasing use. Due to this, countermeasures are in demand. A number of individuals and groups could be deemed responsible, including hobbyists, antinuclear groups, business rivals, and terrorists. Currently, drones are widely available and popular because they are affordable. While commercial drones are used for delivering parcels, military drones are used to take out suspected terrorists. Throughout the past few years, UAV use has grown rapidly. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of sightings of unmanned aircraft by pilots, citizens, and law enforcement in the US.  (Source:

  1. India's Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021 define how drones can be used by both individuals and businesses. DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) permission is required to fly drones weighing more than 250 grams (gm). Drones are also subject to penalties if they are imported, bought, sold, or leased unauthorized. Drones cannot be operated as close as 5 km to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad international airports, as well as 3 km from any civil, private, or defense airport.
  2. The government of the United Kingdom had approved funding of $2 million ($2.57 million) for 18 projects to develop technologies to detect and combat drones. The funding was awarded in a competition sponsored by the Defense and Security Accelerator (DASA) program within the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
  3. Chinese engineers have developed a number of solutions, ranging from laser guns to electronic jamming instruments. Researchers of the 206th Institute of the Second Academy under China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp have built the country's first anti-drone combat drone system. Sparrowhawk is capable of handling any small drone flying slower than 20 kilometers per hour and lower than 120 meters.


  • High R&D Expenses

A counter-UAV system is undergoing rigorous research and development in order to manufacture anti-drone technology. Patents are planned for these new technologies by several market players. In addition to that, the price of R&D is quite high since it uses lasers and other technology that is expensive. As a result, medium- and small-sized players cannot afford to develop and deploy anti-drone systems due to the high initial investment required. As a consequence, counter-drone systems are in short supply and in limited demand.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Anti Drone Market

COVID-19 has impacted the anti-drone market as it spreads through the population. The market is going through a downfall. It is caused by restrictive personnel policies of customers, delayed orders, disruptions in the supply chain, and cross-border trade restrictions, which, in turn, delay the delivery of raw materials and components, especially from China. Post-COVID-19, the demand for anti-drone systems and technologies could grow as countries strengthen their defense capabilities in response to uncertain geopolitical tensions, such as the standoff between China and India or the dispute in the South China Sea.

Competitive Insight:

Growth in the global anti-drone market is primarily due to an increase in concerns about the potential security threats posed by drones; this has led to an increase in anti-drone technology usage. Global anti-drone market growth will also be fueled by massive increases in military and defense spending.  The five biggest spenders are the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India, and France.

  • Apart from the defense sector, the anti-drone systems are also being procured by homeland securities and law enforcement agencies to counter unidentified drones entering critical infrastructures. In the US, under the unity of effort initiative of the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Office of Policy, and Office of Public Affairs work together to address threats such as those from unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
  • Raytheon Co. (US) was awarded a contract (worth USD 191 million) for Ku-band radio frequency radars. The KuRFS provides the US Army with an immediate operational radar for its C-UAV. Already deployed, KuRFS provides precision fire control and "sense and warn" capabilities to respond to rockets, artillery, mortars, and swarming UAS threats.
  • German Armed Forces have contracted Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to provide a counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solution. Kongsberg may provide a C-UAS based on the Protector Remote Weapon Station.
  • In December 2020, the Indian Navy also finalized a contract for the acquisition of counter-drone systems capable of bringing down high-speed adversary drones.
  • Smart Shooter, a company based in Israel, is to deliver SMASH 2000 fire control systems in 2021. It is an advanced fire control system that can be installed in various types of small arms for shooting down enemy drones.

Therefore, deploying anti-drone systems to ensure safety and security from illicit drones by various governments across the globe is expected to drive the global anti-drone market.

Global Anti Drone Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$595.559 million
 Market size value in 2026  US$3,318.020 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 27.81% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type of Detection, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Thales Nederland B.V., Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd, DRONESHIELD, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Src, inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Leonardo S.P.A, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Liteye Systems, Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Type of Detection
    • Tracking and disruption system
    • Detection systems
  • By Application
    • Commercial Places
    • Defense
    • Public Sector
  • By Geography 
    • North America 
      •  United States
      •  Canada
      •  Mexico
    • South America 
      •  Brazil
      •  Argentina
      •  Others
    • Europe 
      •  UK
      •  Germany
      •  Italy
      •  Spain
      •  Others
    • Middle East and Africa 
      •  Israel
      •  Saudi Arabia
      •  Others
    • Asia Pacific 
      •  China
      •  Japan
      •  India
      •  Australia
      •  South Korea
      •  Taiwan
      •  Thailand
      •  Indonesia
      •  Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the anti-drone market size by 2026?
A1. The global anti-drone market is expected to reach a market size of US$3,318.020 million in 2026.

Q2. What is the size of the global anti-drone market?
A2. Anti Drone Market was valued at US$595.559 million in 2019.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the anti-drone market?
A3. The anti-drone market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.81% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the anti-drone market growth?
A4. The demand for anti-drone systems is mainly driven by the growing popularity of drones across a wide range of industries.

Q5. How is the global anti-drone market segmented?
A5. The global anti-drone market has been segmented by type of detection, application, and geography.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Function
4.4. Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Anti Drone Market Analysis, By Type of Detection
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Tracking and disruption system
5.3. Detection systems

6. Global Anti Drone Market Analysis, By Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Commercial Places
6.3. Defense
6.4. Public Sector

7. Global Anti Drone Market Analysis, By Geography  
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America  
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America  
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe  
7.4.1. UK
7.4.2. Germany
7.4.3. Italy
7.4.4. Spain
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa  
7.5.1. Israel 
7.5.2. Saudi Arabia
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific  
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. Japan
7.6.3. India
7.6.4. Australia
7.6.5. South Korea
7.6.6. Taiwan
7.6.7. Thailand
7.6.8. Indonesia
7.6.9. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles.
9.1. Thales Nederland B.V.
9.2. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd
9.4. Lockheed Martin Corporation
9.5. Src, inc.
9.6. Raytheon Technologies Corporation
9.7. Leonardo S.P.A
9.8. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
9.9. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
9.10. Liteye Systems, Inc.

Thales Nederland B.V.

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd


Lockheed Martin Corporation

Src, inc.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation

Leonardo S.P.A

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

Liteye Systems, Inc.