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Drone Defense System Market Research Report Information By System (Identification Detection Systems and Countermeasure Systems),By End-User (Military Defense, Commercial and Homeland Security) And By Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest Of The World) –Market Predictions Till 2030.


ID: MRFR/A&D/8853-HCR | 175 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| June 2024

Global Drone Defense System Market Overview


Drone Defense System Market Size was valued at USD 0.45 billion in 2022. The drone defense system market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.57 Billion in 2023 to USD 2.57 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.30% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The need for countermeasure systems to identify counter drones and identification systems to detect unregulated airborne commercial drones are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Drone Defense System Market Overview


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Drone Defense System Market Trends



  • Increased spending on military and defense is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for drone defense systems is driven by the rising spending on military infrastructure. Several nations made significant investments to bolster their armed forces, which is anticipated to propel market expansion. According to a survey,  military spending increased by 2.6% from 2019 to USD 1,981 billion in 2020. In 2020, China (USD 252 billion), the United States (USD 778 billion), Russia (61.7 billion), India (72.9 billion), and the United Kingdom were the top five nations with the greatest defense budgets (59.2 billion). Russia, India, China, and Saudi Arabia have invested significantly in acquiring and modernizing the  defense system for the past few years. In the coming years, such causes are anticipated to increase demand for military unmanned aerial vehicles.


The drone defense system market is predicted to expand internationally due to the increasing use of artificial intelligence technology. Many drones have cutting-edge sensors, including LiDAR, sophisticated cameras, GNSS, infrared, and thermal imaging types. Modern unmanned aerial vehicles have various sensors, including air-to-air missiles, communication reconnaissance sensors, and the  mobile communication system (GSM). Modern UAVs can transport many payloads mounted on internal armament bays and big sensors. Commercial applications of artificial intelligence are currently seen in high-altitude military UAV autonomous flying types. These promising market trends for a drone defense system are anticipated to fuel the sector's expansion throughout the projection.


The increasing number of border conflicts between nations over who owns what property and who controls the space between two or more states is predicted to boost product demand. Territorial conflicts have recently arisen in several countries, including India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Israel, Syria, etc. Several nations have increased military spending on real-time surveillance drones to enhance border patrol and situational awareness. For the first time in more than 40 years, the border dispute between China and India became deadly in June 2020. Thousands of Chinese and Indian soldiers have been in a standoff in the Himalayan area of Ladakh since May. The use of drone technology is crucial to resolving their border conflict. Thus, driving the drone defense system market revenue.


Drone Defense System Market Segment Insights


Drone Defense System Insights


The  drone defense system market segmentation, based on system, includes identification detection systems and countermeasure systems. The identification detection systems dominated the market in 2022. The detection systems use various methods to find and identify drones, such as radar reflectance, the appearance of a specific photon and the resulting magnetic field, and auditory and electromagnetic emissions. These initiatives represent rising demand due to the  rise in security breaches. The countermeasure systems segment is anticipated to grow more quickly throughout the projected period. By jamming, spoofing, destroying, or catching the drone, countermeasure technologies are utilized to obstruct its operations. Acoustic sensors, radars for perimeter detection and monitoring, infrared and video systems, and RF spectrum analyzers are some of these technologies.


Figure 1:  Drone Defense System Market, by System, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Drone Defense System Market, by System, 2022 & 2030


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Drone Defense System End-User Insights


The  drone defense system market segmentation, based on end-user, includes military defense, commercial and homeland security. In 2022, the military sector was the major user of drone defense systems. The fast increase in terrorist and criminal operations worldwide, including illegal border crossings and smuggling, is anticipated to accelerate the deployment of anti-UAV programs among  security agencies.


For instance,August 2021 The Indian Armed Forces inked a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to supply the D4 system (D4S), the Defense Research and Development Organization created the first domestic anti-drone system in the nation. The device can identify and jam micro drones using a laser-based process to eliminate the targets. The Indian Navy, Army, and Air Force will use D4S static and mobile variants.


Additionally, the commercial sector is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR. It is anticipated that the adoption of such programs in all of these commercial sectors—including airports, jails, live events, and vital infrastructure—will be made possible by the rising need for counter-UAV technology.


Drone Defense System Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. In 2022, North America accounted for the biggest market share, and it is anticipated that the region will hold this position of dominance throughout the forecast period. This is partly because of the US Department of Defense's (DoD) growing investments in creating and using counter-drone technology. For instance, the US DoD expects to invest at least USD 636 million in C-UAV system R&D and around USD 75 million in their acquisition through FY 2022.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are Canada, U.S., France, German, Italy, UK, China, Spain, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  DRONE DEFENSE SYSTEM MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)DRONE DEFENSE SYSTEM MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe drone defense system market accounts for the second-largest market share. Throughout the projection period, there is likely to be an increase in demand for drone defense systems and solutions in the region due to the terrorists' increased use of drones for attacks in Europe. The market expansion is driven by the rise in air-based threats and the resulting increase in defense spending by European nations to protect military assets. Russia intended to spend USD 47.55 billion on defense in 2020 and an additional USD 50 billion and USD 51.3 billion in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Further, the German drone defense system market held the largest market share, and the UK drone defense system market was the fastest-growing market in the region.


The Asia-Pacific Drone Defense System Market is estimated to expand at a rapid CAGR from 2023 to 2030. Its expansion can be ascribed to a surge in government spending for the construction of aviation and defense facilities in several nations, primarily China and India. To focus on R&D to fight UAS technology and increase the size of the regional market, many institutions and businesses in the region, including China National Nuclear Corporation, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Nova Sky, are creating alliances. Also, Asia Pacific is an area with significant political tensions, therefore, nations there always work to maintain their security personnel and systems up to date. Moreover, China’s drone defense system market held the largest market share, and the Indian drone defense system market was the fastest-growing market in the region.


Drone Defense System Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing largely in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the drone defense system market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the drone defense system industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the  drone defense system industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the drone defense system industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the drone defense system market, including Droneshield (US), Kelvin Hughes Limited (UK), Aselsan AS (Turkey), Precision Hawk (US), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Meteksan Defence Industry Inc. was founded in 2006 to consolidate and integrate the projects and activities of the high-tech firms operating under the umbrella of Bilkent Holding for the military industry under one roof. Meteksan Defence develops innovative systems and subsystems for command and control, communications, reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence applications on various military platforms. In August 2021, Meteksan Defense, a Turkish business, showcased an improved version of their counter-drone system Kapan at IDEF 2021. The fully-funded Kapan Drone Defence System on show at IDEF had enhanced subsystems and C2 software. This Retinar radar version has a novel antenna designed for the exact detection of mini/micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), high-performance hardware, and particular algorithms assisted by artificial intelligence technology.


Droneshield Ltd creates and sells drone detection gear and software. The Company's primary operation is creating, commercializing, and marketing hardware and software solutions for drone detection and security. DroneGun Tactical, DroneCannon, DroneNode, and DroneShield Complete are among its offerings. In May 2022, DroneShield announced the sale and deployment of their DroneSentry technology for city-wide coverage of the 2022 IRONMAN Texas, which will take place in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 23, 2022. The DroneSentry System from DroneShield was chosen because of its modular and quickly deployable combination of RfOne radiofrequency (RF) sensors, RadarZero tiny form factor radar, and DroneOpt optronics system with DroneOptID AI engine for drone detection and tracking in complicated situations.


Key Companies in the drone defense system market include



  • Aselsan AS (Turkey)

  • Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (UK)

  • Dedrone

  • (US)

  • Droneshield (US)

  • Kelvin Hughes Limited (UK)

  • Leonardo Spa (Italy)

  • Precision Hawk (US)

  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd (Israel)

  • Rohde & Schwarz (Germany)

  • Thales Group (France)


Drone Defense System Industry Developments


For instance, May 2022 DroneShield Ltd announced the procurement of multiple DroneSentry-X systems, which will provide the US Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") with on-the-move Counter-UAS (C-UAS) capabilities. On numerous fronts, DroneShield continues to strengthen its partnership with the DHS and several of its component agencies.


For instance, September 2022 RattanIndia Enterprises unveiled its first anti-drone product, 'Defender.’ Throttle Aerospace Systems, a division of RattanIndia Enterprises, created the anti-drone. Earlier this year, RattanIndia's wholly-owned subsidiary NeoSky India Limited purchased a 60% share in Throttle Aerospace. Rattan India conducts its drone operations in India through NeoSky India. The defender will comprise 70% indigenous components, and 30% imported BLDC motors and batteries.


Drone Defense System Market Segmentation


Drone Defense System Outlook



  • Identification & Detection Systems

  • Countermeasure Systems


Drone Defense System End-User Outlook



  • Military & Defense

  • Commercial

  • Homeland Security


Drone Defense System Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 24.3 Billion (2026)
  CAGR   35.2% (2019-2026)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   System, End-User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Aselsan AS (Turkey), Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (UK), Dedrone, Inc. (US), Droneshield (US),Kelvin Hughes Limited (UK), Leonardo Spa (Italy), Precision Hawk (US), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd (Israel), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany), Thales Group (France)
  Key Market Opportunities   Hacking, Privacy, and Security Concerns
  Key Market Drivers Rising Incidences of Security Breaches by Unidentified Drones. Increasing Terrorism and Illicit Activities Across the World. FAA Mandates for Identification of Drones


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  drone defense system market size was valued at USD 0.45 Billion in 2022.

During the forecast period, 2023-2030, the projected CAGR for the  market is 28.30%.

North America had the major share of the  market.

The key players in the market are Droneshield (US), Kelvin Hughes Limited (UK), Aselsan AS (Turkey), and Precision Hawk (US).

The identification & detection systems category dominated the market in 2022.

The military sector had the largest share of the market.

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