Impressive Growth in Counter-UAV Global Market 

Impressive Growth in Counter-UAV Global Market 

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The global counter-UAS market is estimated to reach $6.44 billion in 2031 from $1.57 billion in 2021, at a growth rate of 15.18% during the forecast period 2021-2031, according to a market report by 

The increase in the use of commercial drones around the world has resulted in the necessity for counter UAV technology or anti-drone systems which neutralize rogue drones. Efficient detection systems can play a great role in alleviating potential risks associated with drone usage.

Counter-UAVs are earning interest and popularity among several countries. However, in terms of bulk adoption and usage, they are still in an initial stage, and countries need to spend on counter-UAS technology to penetrate through certain areas where the industry has been deficient.

Over the past decade, the UAV market has witnessed several significant developments such as significant reduction in weight, cost, and size, improved battery life, and a heightened degree of autonomy in its operation. These developments have led to broader adoption of UAVs for a diverse range of applications across commercial and military end users.

The initial adopters of counter-UAS technologies have been defense organizations; the C-UAV systems are now being installed at the critical infrastructure around the world. The tools and techniques used by militaries, defense organizations, and police include GPS spoofing, drone nets, RF jammer guns, among others, in the anti-drone system, according to citing the report.

Some of the anti-drone systems use sensors to detect UAVs, identify threats using electro-optical/infrared imagery and RF emissions, and neutralize the threat posed by unidentified UAVs. Platforms include ground-based, hand-held, and air-based systems.

The defense end-user segment is expected to dominate the global counter-UAS market on account of the rising need to deploy anti-drone solutions at military bases.

The ground-based segment is expected to lead the counter-UAS market. One of the factors contributing to this growth is the development of C-UAS technology which is ground-based. North America is expected to dominate the global counter-UAS market during the forecast period, mainly due to the presence of the key companies highly engaged in developing and providing counter-UAS solutions. The region’s companies are in long-term relationships with military organizations and other commercial counter-drone technology players, which is expected to propel the space sector in the region.

Key market players include Airbus S.A.S., Blighter Surveillance Systems, Boeing, Chess Dynamics Ltd., Dedrone GmbH, DroneShield Limited, Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Leonardo S.p.A., L3HarrisTechnologies, Liteye Systems Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrup Grumman Corporation, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Raytheon Technologies Corporation.