Research Outline

UK Drone Detection


The goal is to determine the market size of drone detection in the UK, the top players, and what type of industries use this technology.

Early Findings

  • The global anti-drone market size (which encompasses drone detection), is estimated to reach $4.5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 29.9%.
  • Last year, the UK government funded 18 projects regarding anti-drone technology totalling $2.57 million.
  • Some of the funded projects come at the request of the UK Ministry of Defence's Defence and Security Accelerator program.
  • Some of the contractors receiving funding from the UK specifically for drone detection include PA Consulting and Plextek Services.
  • UK Airports are being encouraged by the government to invest in drone detection systems to reduce the reliance on the Royal Air Force to deal with drone issues.
  • Two of the UK's biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, have already invested in military grade drone detection technology that can track drones up to six miles away.