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Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Technologies – Key Drivers, Trends and New Developments

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAVs/UASs) have witnessed tremendous advances in terms of the number of deployed systems, as well as individual system capabilities, which in turn have led to the massive proliferation of UASs, manifesting in an acutely increasing demand curve that is only anticipated to rise over the next decade.

The proliferation of UAVs has been so extensive that even insurgent groups such as Islamic State (IS) have been reported to be using these systems for attacks on US, Russian and Syrian forces in the Syrian conflict. There are several instances where commercial UAVs have been used in an attempt to create chaos and carry out terror missions. Terrorist tactics have included the arming of cheap UAVs to deploy grenades and mortar rounds, which in turn have raised serious concerns on issues.

The concept of UAV swarm attacks has also helped to further the demand for C-UAS systems globally. Defined as multiple autonomous aircraft networked together, deterrence against a UAV swarm attack is anticipated to usher in a new era of C-UAS capabilities, bringing along with it the need to employ more sophisticated systems with much faster response times.

With smaller UAVs such as micro, mini and nano versions arriving in bulk in the consumer market, as well as military arsenals, early detection of these systems has become an even more challenging task owing to the much smaller signature that these smaller platforms possess. Also, since civilian UAVs are much smaller and tend to fly at low altitudes, detection by radar may not be the best option at all times.


In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following –

  • Market drivers: detailed analysis of demand drivers and growth stimulators. It also provides a snapshot of the spending and modernization patterns of different regions around the world.
  • Recent developments and industry challenges: insights into technological developments and a detailed analysis of the changing preferences of customers around the world. It also provides trends of the changing industry structure and the challenges faced by industry participants.
  • Regional highlights: study of the key markets in each region, providing an analysis of the key segments of the market that are expected to be in demand.
  • Competitive landscape: analysis of the competitive landscape of the global market. It provides an overview of key players, together with information regarding key alliances and strategic initiatives

Key Highlights

A number of UAV incidents that have transpired over the past few years, especially with the availability of commercially available civilian use UAVs.

UAVs used by one nation are always a threat to another nation’s interests, so in order to have an effective defense system, militaries across the globe have been focusing on the development of C-UAS technology. For instance, Boeing has recently tested a 10kW anti-UAV laser cannon that is capable of shooting down UAVs.

As the global UAV market protracts and UAVs available for sale in the commercial and military markets become more diverse, it will become imperative for C-UAS systems to be flexible and scalable enough to detect and interdict unmanned aerial systems that shall be available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Militaries and security services across the globe have now initiated programs that evaluate commercially available C-UAS solutions and develop best-fit models before recommending products to government departments based on individual requirements.

Reasons to Buy

Determine prospective investment areas based on a detailed trend analysis of the global Counter-UAS market

Strengthen your understanding of the market in terms of demand drivers, industry trends, and the latest technological developments, among others

Identify the major channels that are driving the global Counter-UAS market, providing a clear picture about future opportunities that can be tapped, resulting in revenue expansion

Channelize resources by focusing on the ongoing programs that are being undertaken by the internal ministries of different countries within the global C-UAS market

Make correct business decisions based on an analysis of the competitive landscape of the sector with profiles of the top counter UAS systems providers around the world which include information about their products, alliances and recent contract wins , also contains exhaustive lists of all major companies active in the sector wkithin a particular country in the Top 4 Spender profiles

Key Players




Blighter Surveillance Systems


BAE Systems

Drone Defence


SteelRock Technologies



Alion Science and Technolgy


Cobham Antenna Systems



General Atomics

Kelvin Hughes



Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction to Counter-UAS Technologies

Counter-UAS Technologies –Dynamics

Drivers –Counter-UAS Technologies

Demand Drivers: Analysis of the factors that trigger expenditure within sector

Key Challenges

Key Market Trends

Key Trends: Prevalent practices and development patterns within the Sector

Key Technological Trends

Counter-UAS Identification Technologies

Counter-UAS Technologies –Regional Perspective

Country Analysis –Profiles of Leading Countries

Overview of Counter-UAS Technology initiatives in the country

Suppliers Analysis –Leading companies

Company Overview

C-UAS Products, Alliances, Recent Contracts



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