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Military forces around the world will increase their investment in counter unmanned aerial vehicle systems. This market is expected to grow from US$ 1,921.55 million in 2021 to US$ 5,021.57 million by 2028 at an estimated CAGR of 14.7% from 2021 to 2028, according to a recent market study by Insight Partners.
Global defense forces are rapidly employing drones because they can swiftly obtain ready-to-use imagery and reach regions that humans cannot. However, drones can pose a menace if not operated with caution.
As both military and civilian personnel face an increasing aerial danger, counter-UAV equipment has experienced a rise in adoption over the years. The technology is becoming more pervasive, from handheld devices to a flying counter-drone system.
There are several ways to destroy an unmanned aerial vehicle, ranging from kinetic effectors to jamming and directed energy. On the other hand, different strategies are required to fill distinct responsibilities, and a tiered approach is frequently needed to maintain security.
Drones are typically detected using radio frequency (RF), electro-optical, and infrared detection, and subsequently destroyed using tactics such as RF jamming, GNSS jamming, spoofing, laser, nets, projectiles, or combined interdiction elements.
The global defense sector is increasingly witnessing a rise in asymmetric warfare, and due to this, the governments across developed and developing economies emphasize soldier modernization, including equipping them with advanced countermeasure solutions. The counter UAV systems are among the key components of soldier modernization.
The counter UAV market in 2020 and 2021 underwent high adoption from several global air, land, and naval forces. However, global supply chain disruptions caused by the significant spread of the COVID-19 impacted the counter UAV system supplies in 2020. On the contrary, with the global normalization of the supply chain, the counter UAV market started to revive from its impact post Q2 of 2020, according to theinsightpartners.com.
Based on force type, the market is categorized into air, land, and naval. By product type, the market is bifurcated into ground-based and handheld. On the basis of configuration, the market is divided into portable and stationary. Based on end-user, the market is further split into defense and homeland security.
Among the key players operating in the counter UAV market, according to the report: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Thales Group, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Leonardo S.p.A., Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.