Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) in Aerospace and Defense – Thematic Research

Pages: 52 Published: March 31, 2021 Report Code: GDDEF-TR-S038

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 systems in a variety of defense, commercial, and law enforcement roles.

The counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) market research report provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying factors driving demand for C-UAS in the top spending countries across the world and identifies the opportunities offered. The report will also strengthen your understanding of the market in terms of demand drivers, industry trends, and the latest technological developments, among others.

Key Trends in the C-UAS Market

The key trends that are impacting the C-UAS market can be classified into three categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

  • Technology trends – The key technology trends impacting the C-UAS market include GPS-denied operation, Swarm, lasers, high-power microwaves, and others.
  • Macroeconomic trends – The key macroeconomic trends that will shape the C-UAS market are the commercialization of drones, defense budgets, asymmetric warfare, and others.
  • Regulatory trends – The key regulatory trends impacting the C-UAS market include international drone regulation, international standards, and others.

C-UAS Market Value Chain

The C-UAS theme involves activity across a range of product areas, covering detection & tracking and interdiction.

Detection & Tracking: The key layers of detection & tracking include radar, radio frequency, and others.

C-UAS Market Value Chain Analysis

C-UAS Market Value Chain Analysis

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C-UAS Market - Competitive Landscape

The leading companies for the C-UAS market are L3Harris Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Mikran, and Boeing.

Defense Sector Scorecard

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

  • The thematic screen tells us who are the overall leaders in the 10 themes that matter most, based on our thematic engine.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Defense Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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C-UAS Market Overview

Report Pages 52
Regions Covered Global
Key Trends Technology Trends, Macroeconomic Trends, and Regulatory Trends
Value Chains Detection & Tracking and Interdiction
Leading Companies L3Harris Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Mikran, and Boeing


  • Demand for C-UAS-related products will be driven by their expanding capabilities in both defense and commercial settings, and the revolutionary potential of drone swarm technology
  • There will be a significant spending push in drone-related technologies, and this will precipitate investment in corresponding C-UAS capabilities.

Reasons to Buy

  • Our thematic investment research product, supported by our thematic engine, is aimed at senior (C-Suite) executives in the corporate world as well as institutional investors. This C-UAS report covers the latest areas of development and investment within C-UAS, as well as the driving trends. C-UAS is proving a major theme and trend, with accelerated fielding of solutions after the most recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, attacks on Saudi territory, and Russian advances in both UAV and C-UAS deployment. This report provides a breakdown of C-UAS solutions by geography, type, and detection type, and covers interdiction options. Technology trend coverage combined with the regulatory trend means this report is an excellent resource for investors, corporations, and value chain participants alike.
  • Corporations: Helps CEOs in all industries understand the disruptive threats to their competitive landscape. This C-UAS report maps the value chain within this theme, as well as covers the positioning of the major players within this space. The report provides an understanding of the market and the direction the different players are headed. In addition to providing this, the report identifies key market drivers as well as potential adversary trends, such as Russian and Chinese systems, and offers insights borne of Russia’s use of these technologies in Syria and Europe itself. Key tech trends are also explained, and presented in table form for rapid use. This report also covers regulatory trends as a section, a critical and changing area of major significance when considering investing in this space.
  • Investors: Helps fund managers focus their time on the most interesting investment opportunities in global Aerospace & Defense. The coverage of the value chain in detail, as well as a vital section o the regulatory trends, provide important insights into the current lay of the land, as well as the trends for future directions within C-UAS.
  • Whilst most investment research is underpinned by backwards-looking company valuation models, GlobalData’s thematic methodology identifies which companies are best placed to succeed in a future filled with multiple disruptive threats. Our unique differentiator, compared to all our rival thematic research houses, is that our thematic engine has a proven track record of predicting winners and losers.

Key Players

Almaz Scientific-Production Enterprise
Anduril Industries
Black Sage
Blighter Surveillance
Booz Allen Hamilton
BSVT - New Technologies
Chess Dynamics
Citadel Defense
Cobham Antenna Systems
Department 13
D-Fend Solutions
Elbit Systems
General Atomics
General Robotics
HGH Infrared Systems
IEC Infrared
IMI Systems
Jiangsu Digital Eagle Technology Development
JSC Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET)
Kratos Defense
L3Harris Technologies
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
OpenWorks Engineering
Phantom Technologies
Poly Technologies
Raytheon Technologies
Rohde & Schwarz
Sierra Nevada
Smart Shooter
ST Engineering
SteelRock Technologies
Theiss UAV Solutions
ThirdEye Systems
Van Cleve & Associates
WhiteFox Defense
ZALA Aero Group

Table of Contents


Thematic Briefing


Industrial Analysis

Value Chain




List of Tables

US DoD UAS Groups

Chinese Firms

Russian Firms

US Firms

UK Firms

Israeli Firms

Technology Trends

Macroeconomic Trends

Regulatory Trends

Mergers and Acquisitions

Leader Companies in C-UAS

Challengers Companies in Drones


Further Reading

List of Figures

Global C-UAS Market



Value chain

Sector Scorecards

Frequently Asked Questions

The key technology trends impacting the C-UAS market include GPS-denied operation, swarms, lasers, high-power microwaves, and others.

The key macroeconomic trends that will shape the C-UAS market are the commercialization of drones, defense budgets, asymmetric warfare, and others.

The key regulatory trends impacting the C-UAS market include international drone regulation, international standards, and others.

GlobalData’s C-UAS industry value chain consists of detection & tracking and interdiction.

The leading companies in the C-UAS industry are L3Harris Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Mikran, and Boeing.


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