According to the new market research report by MarketsandMarkets on the "Anti-Drone Market by Technology (Laser, Kinetic And Electronics), Application (Detection And Detection & Disruption), Vertical (Military & Defense, Homeland Security And Commercial) And Geography--Global Forecast to 2023," the anti-drone market is expected to grow from USD$342.6 million in 2016 to USD$1,571.3 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 25.9 percent between 2017 and 2023. The market is mainly driven by factors such as increased security breach incidences by unidentified drones and increased terrorism and illicit activities.

The key players in the market are: 

  1. Thales Group (France), 
  2. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd. (U.K.), 
  3. Lockheed Martin Corp. (U.S.), 
  4. Saab AB (Sweden), 
  5. Dedrone Inc. (U.S.), 
  6. Raytheon Co. (U.S.), 
  7. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel), 
  8. SCG LLC (Switzerland), 
  9. Droneshield Ltd. (Australia), 
  10. Theiss UAV Solutions, 
  11. LLC (U.S.), 
  12. BSS Holland BV (Netherlands), 
  13. Prime Consulting & Technologies (Denmark), 
  14. Advanced Radar Technologies SA (Spain), 
  15. Department 13 International Ltd. (U.S.) and 
  16. Northrop Grumman Corp. (U.S.).

Military and defense vertical held largest share of anti-drone market in 2016

The military and defense vertical captured the largest share of the overall anti-drone market in 2016. The use of drones for border trespassing, smuggling and spying has increased. As a result, the demand for an efficient anti-drone system is expected to rise in the coming years in the military and defense sector. The commercial vertical accounted for the second-largest share of the overall anti-drone market in 2016.

Detection and Disruption expected to be the fastest-growing application in anti-drone market

The anti-drone market for the detection and disruption application is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the major applications of detection and disruption systems in the military and defense and homeland security sectors, wherein the unauthorized drones entering into the prohibited area of any country are detected as well as disrupted on the spot.

Americas is the major consumer of anti-drones

The Americas accounted for the largest share of the overall anti-drone market in 2016. Factors contributing to the growth of this market include increasing number of security breach incidents by unidentified drones and increasing terrorist attacks in the American countries, especially the U.S. This compelled the government to deploy anti-drone systems to ensure safety and security from drones in this region.

The report also profiles the most promising players in the market. The competitive landscape of the market is highly dynamic because of the presence of a significant number of big and small players.