Counter Drone System Market Growth Factors, Opportunities, Ongoing Trends & Key Players 2028

Counter-UAS, C-UAS, and counter-UAV technology are other terms for counter drone system technology. A counter drone technology system detects and monitors unmanned aircraft. Companies in the counter-drone system market rely on new technologies to stay progressive and intelligent.

As security concerns grow, drones are likely to pose a threat to both civilian and military entities. The market for counter-drone systems is growing to help reduce these threats. The growth of the counter-drone system market is directly related to security, particularly in the defence sector.

Defence organisations of several countries have significantly increased their investments in C-UAS counter drone system technology following an increase in threats from terrorist organisations such as ISIS and others. Counter drone system technology is already being used in multiple applications in different sectors.

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C-UAS counter drone systems have, so far, been used most commonly for base protection as they complement existing weapons such as counter-mortar systems and surveillance platforms. In addition, there is growing interest in portable and mobile systems that can be used to protect ground units and convoys.

Apart from military and government, the commercial sector is also expected to contribute significantly to the counter drone system market in the coming years. Counter drone system technology has so far primarily been used to provide protection to the airspace at airports as well as to events such as parties & sports games, protection to VIPs and counter-smuggling operations.

Counter drone systems are adopted by people and are expected to evolve with advancements in aerial technology. Counter drone systems are most commonly used for detection and disruption, which are also expected to be the fastest-growing applications in the counter drone system market. The counter drone system market is also witnessing the entry of start-ups with new innovations, and this is expected to intensify the competition in the counter drone system market.

Counter Drone System Market: Drivers and Challenges


Counter drone systems provide threat monitoring, controlling and information regarding energy consumption to consumers. The global counter drone market is also driven by the need to counter security issues posed by the intrusion of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) counter drone systems and Unmanned Aerials Systems (UASs) counter drone systems.

UAVs and UASs have the capability to track, identify and locate drone vehicles from a certain distance and prevent unlawful activities that could cause harm to civilian life. These are the major factors that are significantly driving the counter drone system market.


Counter drone systems are adopted by several defence organisations to decrease the threats from UASs, however, challenges such as the effectiveness of detection, false negatives & positives, the legality of interdiction and distinguishing between legitimate & illegitimate drone usage are hindering the growth of the counter drone system market.

Counter Drone System Market: Competition Landscape

Key Players

Some of the key participants in the global counter drone system market include Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd., Boeing Co., Dedrone Detect Inc., DRONESHIELD, Battelle Memorial Institute, Hertz Systems, L-3 Communications ASA Limited and Enterprise Control Systems.

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Counter Drone System Market: Regional Overview

On the basis of geography, North America is expected to capture the largest market share owing to the local presence of well-developed counter drone system-developing companies as well as the adoption of various innovative technologies in the region.

Europe is also expected to gain a substantial market share due to the introduction of new technologies and applications. APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing counter drone system market owing to government initiatives being undertaken for the improvement of technologies in defence organisations by emerging economies such as India and China.

The counter drone system markets in Latin America and MEA are also expected to witness gradual growth in the coming years due to an increase in the demand for security and tracking of drones in public areas.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on

  • Global Market Segments
  • Global Market Dynamics
  • Historical Actual Market Size, 2013–2017
  • Global Market Size & Forecast, 2018 to 2028
  • Supply & Demand Value Chain for the Market
  • Global Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
  • Market Solutions Technology
  • Value Chain of the Market
  • Global Market Drivers and Restraints

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Counter Drone System Market: Segmentation

The global counter drone system market has been segmented by type, end use and region.

Segmentation of the counter drone system market on the basis of type:

  • Detection systems
  • Neutralizing systems

Segmentation of the counter drone system market on the basis of end use:

  • Government
  • Military
  • Airfields
  • Others