North America Anti-Drone Market Overview
The North American anti-drone market is projected to grow at a substantial rate during the forecast period, due to increasing incidences of security violation by illegal drones, and increasing terrorist acts and nefarious actions across the region has primarily propelled the market growth. The market is also boosted by the increase in detection and close encounters of drones with aircrafts. Anti-drones are used to detect, recognize, and neutralize or destroy rogue drones. These are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). These systems use different technologies to detect and counterbalance unmanned aircrafts such as high energy lasers, jamming, command and control (C2), directed energy weapons, electro-optical surveillance, electronic surveillance, and radio frequency threat management.
On the basis of end user, the North American anti-drone market has been categorized into commercial, military and defense, government, and others. Among these, the military and defense category held the largest market size during the historical period. Practise of drones for boundary trespassing, spying, and smuggling has increased. Consequently, the demand for efficient anti-drones is anticipated to rise in the coming years from the military and defense sector.
Based on application, the North American anti-drone market has been bifurcated into detection and disruption, and detection. Of these, the detection and disruption anti-drones are broadly accepted across the region and their market is expected to witness the faster growth during the forecast period. Detection and disruption systems have foremost applications in homeland, and defense and military security areas for spotting as well as interrupting unlicensed drones entering into forbidden area of any nation.
On the basis of technology, the North American anti-drone market has been classified into electronic, laser, and kinetic systems. Due to innovation in technology, electronic system has been noticed to be a commanding tool to be used in anti-drone. Hence, the market for electronic anti-drones is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.
On the basis of geography, the North American anti-drone market has been categorized into the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. market will rise at a faster rate, due to high defense department budget. In the year 2017, the U.S. military spent around $810 billion against $760 billion in 2016. Recently, Federal Aviation Administration started a Pathfinder Programme and chosen anti-UAV defense system (AUDS) to begin a trail to guard the U.S. airports from UAVs.
North America Anti-Drone Market Dynamics
Growing threats of terrorist activities and increasing nefarious actions across the region are the major drivers propelling the North American anti-drone market. An upsurge in the usage of drones for commercial activities has led to an evolution in significant threats such as attacks using unmanned aircrafts and violation of privacy that has developed concern over public safety. In the U.S., reports of UAVs flying along the Southwest border have pointed in recent time, with more than 36 detections since October 2017. This data fact is on course to quadruple from the preceding year, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where it is suspected that criminal groups are using the UAVs for surveillance while looking for paths to circulate drugs and other illegal material into the U.S.
Also, upsurge in detection and close encounters of UAVs with aircrafts has increased the demand for anti-drones. For instance, in April 2016, an incident at San Francisco, California where a British Airways flight was smacked by a drone triggering slight damage to the aircraft, which was serious concern about safety. Thus, increasing number of incidents by unauthorized drones is another driver for the growth of the North American anti-drone market.
Faster adoption of anti-drones in North America can be viewed as a profitable opportunity for players operating in the North American anti-drone market. Factors like usage of anti-drone systems for micro-UAV detection capabilities, and long ranges have amplified their demand for defense applications and can produce substantial opportunities for this market. Additionally, developments in interdiction range in RF jamming/spoofing and detection efficiency are anticipated to fuel the demand for these systems in the region.
North America Anti-Drone Market Competitive Landscape
Some of the key players operating in the North American anti-drone market include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and SRC Inc.
The report will also provide country-wise analysis of the market. Major countries covered in the report are the U.S. and Canada.