Counter-Drone Technologies – Thematic Intelligence

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Explore trends and insights from the following data in our Counter-Drone Technologies’ thematic report:

  • Key challenges that Defence forces and sector suppliers face.
  • Details on investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole counter-drone value chain.
  • Highlights from different counter-drone technology-related research and development programs that are currently being undertaken by various military organizations and defense companies.
  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the defense market.
  • Analysis of the various C-UAS platforms, programs, and projects currently under development, as well as the impact that emerging technologies such as directed energy weapons (DEW), swarm technology, and jamming systems will have on the future outlook of the counter-drone theme.

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Corporate giants, governments, and individuals across all industry verticals are adapting to new technologies that will accelerate growth through the rest of the decade. Getting access to the ‘Counter-Drone Technologies’ thematic report today will help you to:

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gain an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the counter-drone theme.
  • Understand how spending on counter-drone technologies and related segments will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

We recommend this valuable source of information to anyone involved in:

  • ​Counter Drones Technologies Developers
  • Radar Manufacturers
  • Radio-Frequency Sensor Manufacturers
  • Electro-Optical/Infra-Red Sensor Manufacturers
  • Drone Manufacturers
  • Airport Authorities
  • Event Organizers
  • Oil and Gas Mining Facilities
  • Private Security Agencies
  • Military and Defense Organizations
  • VC and Investment Firms

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Counter-Drone Technologies – Thematic Intelligence

The use of UAVs has gathered pace in recent years. Most states have access to some form of UAV platform. As new technologies such as AI and drone swarms mature, UAVs have become increasingly important in the fields of defense and security. To counter this emerging threat, investment in cutting-edge Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) capabilities is essential.

The commercialization of drones is a key driver in the C-UAS market, with technological advances lowering the costs of acquiring drones, thereby increasing access. This has led to wider commercial and governmental proliferation, which itself necessitates the development and procurement of C-UAS in a variety of defense, commercial, and law enforcement roles.

The Counter-Drone Technologies thematic intelligence report provides an overview of the counter-drone technologies theme, outlining advances in technology and key programs, highlighting emerging market trends, and providing insight into current procurement or research trends.

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Key Trends •       Technology

•       Macroeconomic

•       Regulatory

Value Chain •       Detection and Tracking

•       Interdiction

Leading Public Companies •       Anritsu

•       ApolloShield

•       Aselsan

Leading Private Companies •       Aaronia

•       Accipter Radar

•       Advanced Protection Systems

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Key Trends

The main trends shaping the counter-drone technologies theme are classified into three categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

Technology trends – The key technology trends impacting the counter-drone technologies theme are GPS (GNSS)-denied operation, use of high-power microwave, lasers, and incorporation of AI onboard UAS platforms among others.

Macroeconomic trends – The report analyses macroeconomic trends impacting the counter-drone technologies theme that includes commercialization of drones, allocation of defense budgets, and end of the unipolar moment among others.

Regulatory trends – The report highlights the key regulatory trends impacting the counter-drone technologies theme, including international drone regulation, international standards, US C-UAS regulation (Detection), and US C-UAS regulation (Interdiction) among others.

Counter-Drone Technologies Industry Analysis

In recent years, the market size and overall capability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAVs/UASs) has grown significantly, with demand only anticipated to rise over the next decade. The global military UAV market is dominated by medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) platforms, with the US continuing to dominate the global market. The US is the largest market for global military UAVs, accounting for more than 18% of the market in 2023, followed by China and Russia. However, other producers are beginning to produce platforms at a lower price point and without the regulatory hurdles involved in procuring US platforms. It is therefore likely that UAS will witness increased horizontal proliferation going forward.

The industry analysis section also covers:

  • Use cases
  • Timeline
  • Signals
    • Mergers and acquisitions trends
    • Patent trends
    • Company filing trends
    • Hiring trends

Global Military UAV Market, 2023-2033 ($ Million)

Global Military UAV Market, 2023-2033 ($ Million)

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Counter-Drone Technologies Value Chain Analysis

The C-UAS theme involves activity across a range of product areas, covering detection, tracking, and interdiction. The methods and components deployed under these broad categories vary greatly with the mission of each system. For example, systems deployed in a defense role are more likely, but not exclusively, deployed to counter larger UAS platforms such as HALE and MALE systems. In the civil market, it is more likely that systems will be deployed to counter sUAS. Additionally, there are more likely to be legal limitations placed on civilly deployed systems, with hard kill kinetic countermeasures and cyber-attacks on UAS more tightly regulated.

Detection & Tracking: It broadly describes the capability to locate and track incoming UAS threats. The capability is a key prerequisite for a successful C-UAS capability, as identifying and locating an incoming threat accurately and reliably is the first step in the counter-drone kill chain.

Counter-Drone Technologies Value Chain

Counter-Drone Technologies Value Chain

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Leading Public Companies in the Counter-Drone Technologies Theme

Some of the public companies making their mark within the counter-drone technologies market are:

  • Anritsu
  • ApolloShield
  • Aselsan

Some of the private companies making their mark within the counter-drone technologies market are:

  • Aaronia
  • Accipter Radar
  • Advanced Protection Systems

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Defense Sector Scorecard – Counter-Drone Technologies Theme

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecards have three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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BAE Systems
CS Group
Elbit Systems
General Atomics
Kratos Defense
L3Harris Technologies
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
RADA Electronic Industries
Raytheon Technologies
Stanley Electric Co
Accipter Radar
Advanced Protection Systems
Advanced Radar Technology
Almaz Scientific-Production Enterprise
ALS Less Lethal
Anduril Industries
Aurora Flight Sciences
Black Sage
BSVT - New Technologies
Chess Dynamics
Citadel Defense
Concern Avtomika
Delft Dynamics
Department 13
D-Fend Solutions
Drone Defence
Dynamite Global Strategies
EDGE Group
Hanwha Defense
IEC Infrared
IMI Systems
K9 Electronics
KB Radar
METIS Aerospace
Microflown Avisa
Nexter Systems
Orbital ATK
Poly Technologies
Robin Radar
Rohde & Schwarz
Sierra Nevada
Silent Sentinel
Smart Shooter
Squarehead Technology
SteelRock Technologies
Teledyne FLIR
ThirdEye Systems
United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation
Wiebel Scientific

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing
  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Market size and growth forecasts
    • 5.2. Use cases
    • 5.3. Timeline

  • 6. Signals

    • 6.1. M&A trends
    • 6.2. Patent trends
    • 6.3. Company filing trends
    • 6.4. Hiring trends

  • 7. Value Chain

    • 7.1. Detection & tracking
    • 7.2. Interdiction

  • 8. Companies

    • 8.1. Public companies
    • 8.2. Private companies

  • 9. Sector Scorecards

    • 9.1. Defense sector scorecard

  • 10. Glossary
  • 11. Further Reading
  • 12. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 13. About GlobalData
  • 14. Contact Us

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