Anti-drone Market Size & Share, by Technology (Kinetic, Laser, Electronic Systems); Application (Detection, Detection & Disruption); End-user (Commercial, Defense); Type (Hand-Held, UAV-Based, Ground-Based) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 3095
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Anti-drone Market size is anticipated to surpass USD 2 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 25% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of anti-drone was over USD 1 Billion.The growth of the market can be attributed primarily to the increase in drone registration worldwide and the emerging necessity to intercept unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the Federal Aviation Administration, as of May, 2022, there were 865,505 drones registered in the United States. 

Rising demand for advanced UAV technology, concerns about security threats, and increased drone usage along with a surge in the penetration of low-cost UAVs has led to an increase in incidents driving the need for anti-drone technologies. The rapid growth and development of the drone industry are also estimated to drive global market growth over the forecast period.

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Anti-drone Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Investments in the Drones Industry - drones are currently equipped with high-end technology, advanced parts, and a limited payload capacity and durability. Thus, the rising investments in the drone industry by private companies and organizations are expected to drive global market growth over the forecast period. It was found that in 2021, the drone industry attracted USD 6.9 billion in investments, a significant increase of over USD 2.3 billion in 2020. Investments in drone companies focused on hardware reached USD 4.8 billion.
  • Globally Rising Investments in Research and Development – which as per World Bank, in 2020 amounted to 2.63 percent of global GDP, an increase from 2.2% in 2018.
  • Increase In Government Investment in The Aviation Industry – for instance, in the area of airport infrastructure and navigation services, India plans to invest USD1.8 billion by 2026.
  • Rise In Military Budget Allocation - it was observed that in March 2022, China allocated about USD 190 billion for its military budget, up 6.7% from the prior year. An increase of 4.3% to nearly USD 68 billion is expected for India's military in 2022.
  • Increasing Expenditure on Drones - a total of ~USD 12 billion was spent on drones by businesses and the government. Consumer drone sales in the United States surpassed USD 1.15 billion in 2020.


  • Damage Caused to Private Property – anti-drone deployments may create problems, such as electromagnetic and Radio Frequency (RF) interference, power transmission, jam frequencies, and others. The purchase of this equipment and its operation with frequencies which is not allowed is a major concern for causing damage to private property.
  • Concerns About Citizen Safety
  • System Development for Detection of Drones and Components for Anti-drone Systems


Anti-drone Market: Key Insight

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 1 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 2 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)
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Anti-drone Segmentation

End-user (Commercial, Defense)

The global anti-drone market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-user into commercial, defense, and others. Among these segments, the defense segment is anticipated to capture the largest market size owing to the rapid expansion of the defense manufacturing industry with the increasing number of terrorist and illegal activities expected to augment segment growth over the forecast period. For instance, in 2021-22, India's defense budget was estimated at USD 65 billion, accounting for 12% of the total budget and an increase of USD 5 billion over the budget estimates for 2021-22.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

         By Technology

  • Kinetic
  • Laser
  • Electronic System

         By Application

  • Detection
  • Detection & Disruption
  • Others

          By End-User

  • Commercial
  • Defense
  • Others

          By Type

  • Hand-Held
  • UAV-Based
  • Ground-Based

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Anti-drone Industry - Regional Synopsis

The North America anti-drone market is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033, on the back of the presence of advanced defense systems, along with high expenditure on defense sector in nations such as the United States with growing the need for high security in military installations in order to combat the threats posed by unauthorized drones. As per the data from the World Bank, North America spent 3.253% of its GDP on the military in the year 2019.

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Companies Dominating the Anti-drone Landscape

    • Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • MyDefence ApS.
    • Thales Group
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Saab AB
    • Dedrone Holdings, Inc.
    • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
    • Droneshield Ltd
    • Liteye Systems, Inc.
    • Theiss UAV Solutions, LLC

In the News

  • Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd announced its partnership with Korean Integration & Certification Company, to cement its position in South Korea

  • MyDefence ApS. has shipped its anti-drone systems for over 30 SOF units, under the EU Horizon 2020 KNOX project.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 3095
  • Published Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing investments in aviation security and drone industry, growing adoption of drone in various end use areas along with increasing number of drone registrations are the major factors driving the growth of the anti-drone market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~25% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Damage caused to private property and concerns about citizen safety are the challenges affecting the market growth.

The market in United States is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are THALES group, Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Saab AB, Dedrone Holdings, Inc., Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by technology, application, end user, type and by region.

The defense segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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